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"Fired up and ready to serve." - BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank

Zaun is a place where both magic and science have gone awry, and the unchecked nature of experimentation has taken its toll. However, Zaun's lenient restrictions allow their researchers and inventors the leeway to push the bounds of science at an accelerated rate, for better or worse.

It was under these conditions that a team of doctoral ViktorSquare students from Zaun's College of Techmaturgy made a breakthrough in the field of intelligent steam automation. Their creation, the steam golem Blitzcrank, was developed to exercise judgment on-the-fly in order to assist with Zaun's hazardous waste reclamation process, since often the conditions did not allow for human supervision. However, he soon began exhibiting unforeseen behaviors.

Over time, the scientists were able to identify a demonstrated learning process, and Blitzcrank fast became a celebrity. As is sadly often the case though, credit for the golem's creation was scooped up by another - Professor Stanwick Pididly - though most now know the truth. In the wake of the ensuing legal maelstrom, it became evident that neither party truly had the steam golem's best interests at heart, and Blitzcrank humbly petitioned for personal autonomy.

Backed by overwhelming support from the public, it took the liberal Council of Zaun only a few weeks to declare Blitzcrank a fully-independent, sentient entity. A unique being, the golem left Zaun, distressed by the controversy and feeling there was no place he could fit in. Now he searches the lands of Valoran to find a place where he might someday belong.


"Though BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank may batter anything that stands in his way, he really has a heart of gold... encased in a framework of iron... in a carapace of steel."

The city of Zaun is a place where both magic and science have gone awry. The unchecked nature of experimentation has taken its toll on the city. However, Zaun's lenient restrictions allow their researchers and inventors the leeway to push the bounds of science at an accelerated rate, for better or worse.

It was under these conditions that a team of doctoral ViktorSquare students from Zaun's College of Techmaturgy made a breakthrough in the field of intelligent steam automation. Their creation, the steam golem Blitzcrank, was developed to exercise judgement on-the-fly in order to assist with Zaun's hazardous waste reclamation process, since so often the conditions did not allow for human supervision. However, he soon began exhibiting unforeseen behaviors.

Over time, the scientists were able to identify a demonstrated learning process, and Blitzcrank fast became a celebrity. As is sadly often the case though, credit for the golem's creation was scooped up by another - Professor Stanwick Pididly - though most now know the truth. In the wake of the ensuing legal maelstrom, it became evident that neither party truly had the steam golem's best interests at heart, and Blitzcrank humbly petitioned for personal autonomy.

Backed by overwhelming support from the public, it took the liberal Council of Zaun only a few weeks to declare Blitzcrank a fully-independent, sentient entity. A unique being, the golem left Zaun, distressed by the controversy and feeling there was no place he could fit in. His travels led him to the one location in Valoran where unique beings have a place - the League of Legends. Fortunately, he was easily able to adapt his design to suit the rigors he would face on the Fields of Justice.


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Patch History

V7.23
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the empowered basic attack was fizzling if the buff expired mid-attack. The empowered attacks now properly complete.
  • BlitzcrankSquare Lancer Rogue Blitzcrank [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Dance SFX are now synced with the animations.
    • Bug Fix: Recall SFX is no longer too quiet.
  • BlitzcrankSquare Lancer Paragon Blitzcrank [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Dance SFX are now synced with the animations.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 44 from 24.38.
V7.3
V7.2
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where various buff visuals (ex. Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil) weren't following Riot Blitzcrank around during his recall animation.
V6.13
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Now pulls enemies 75 units in front of Blitzcrank rather than directly on top of him.
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 10.
    • Power Fist's empowered basic attack can no longer be canceled.
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Cooldown changed to 60 / 40 / 20 seconds from 30 at all ranks.
    • No longer hits monsters while Blitzcrank is out of combat.
V5.22
  • Stats
    • Base mana regeneration increased to 8.5 from 6.
V5.16
  • Stats
    • Armor growth increased to 4 from 3.5.
V5.8
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • Movement speed bonus now decays more slowly over 5 seconds and cannot decay below 10%.
V5.7
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • New Effect: Blitzcrank is slowed by 30% for 1.5 seconds when the movement speed bonus ends (removed in V1.0.0.106)
    • Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 8.
    • Bonus movement speed increased to 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90% from 16 / 20 / 24 / 28 / 32.
      • Movement speed now decays over the duration.
V4.19
  • General
    • Classic artwork updated.
V4.18
  • General
    • Texture update to Classic, Rusty, Boom Boom, Definitely Not Blitzcrank, Goalkeeper, and Piltover.
V4.8
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 18.5 from 14.5
V3.01
  • Stats
    • Base mana reduced to 240 from 300.
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Mana cost increased to 120 from 110.
V1.0.0.154
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 325 from 300.
V1.0.0.150
  • Stats
    • Health reduced to 518 from 568.
    • Health per level reduced to 95 from 100.
V1.0.0.139
  • General
    • Playing Against tips updated.
V1.0.0.136
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Mana cost reduced to 110 from 140.
    • Base damage increased to 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 from 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 / 300.
    • AP ratio increased to (+ 100% AP) from (+ 80% AP)
V1.0.0.123
  • Mana Barrier Mana Barrier
    • Fixed a bug where it could be bypassed if the damage taken would instantly kill Blitzcrank.
    • Fixed a bug where it would activate when the cooldown expired even if not taking damage.
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Fixed a bug where it failed to grant life steal effects.
V1.0.0.121
V1.0.0.120
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Blitzcrank will now attempt to immediately attack successfully-grabbed champions.

V1.0.0.106

  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Stats
    • Base attack speed increased to 0.625 from 0.596.
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • Removed: Movement speed reduction when it ends.
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Fixed a bug where it was not breaking spell shields.
    • Fixed a bug where it did not display the hit particle when it killed a unit.
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Fixed a bug where it did not display the hit particle when it killed a unit.
V1.0.0.104
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance per level increased to 1.25 from 0.
V1.0.0.103
  • Stats
    • Mana growth increased to 40 from 36.
  • Mana Barrier Mana Barrier
    • No longer uses nor refunds Blitzcrank's mana when activated.
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds from 20.
    • Mana cost reduced to 75 from 90.
    • Now reduces movement speed by 75 instead of 25%
      • Fixed an edge case bug as a result.
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Cooldown reduced to 30 seconds from 40.
    • No longer targets stealthed units.
V1.0.0.101
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Now resets Blitzcrank's autoattack timer.
V1.0.0.98
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Cooldown reduced to 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16 seconds from 22 / 21 / 20 / 19 / 18.
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • Cooldown reduced to 20 seconds from 22.
V1.0.0.97
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Fixed a bug that allowed blink spells like Flash Flash to transport people out of a grab after it had already hit and they were in the process of being pulled.
V1.0.0.94
V1.0.0.87
  • BlitzcrankSquare Rusty Blitzcrank [S|L]
    • Fixed a bug where the hand projectile was showing up as the Classic color while using the skin.
    • Texture updated with a new coat of rust.
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Fixed a bug where the cooldown was 12 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 4 seconds instead of 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5.
V1.0.0.86
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Slow particle from the affected target removed.
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Tooltip now shows the bonus damage based on Blitzcrank's ability power.
V1.0.0.70
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • Now applies additive attack and movement speed boosts rather than multiplicative.
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Return speed increased.
V1.0.0.61
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Now it will fire directionally even if targeting a point outside of cast range.
V1.0.0.58
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
  • Fixed a bug where it could be interrupted by the Hold key.
V1.0.0.52
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Base damage increased to 250 / 375 / 500 from 200 / 300 / 400.
V0.9.25.34
  • General
    • Secondary/critical strike animations updated.
V0.9.25.24
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Projectile speed increased to 1800 from 1550.
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Removed: Silence effect.
    • Cooldown reduced to 40 seconds from 60.
V0.9.25.21
  • Stats
    • Health growth reduced to 100 from 104.
    • Critical strike chance growth reduced to 0.3 from 0.4.
  • Mana Barrier Mana Barrier
    • Activation changed to 20% of maximum health from 200 health.
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Projectile speed reduced to 1550 from 1700.
    • Mana cost increased to 140 from 130.
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Stun duration reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.75
  • Static Field Static Field
    • Cooldown increased to 60 seconds from 45.
    • Silence duration reduced to 3 seconds at all ranks from 3 / 4 / 5.
V0.9.22.18
  • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab
    • Range increased to 1050 from 1000.
    • Cooldown increased to 22 / 21 / 20 / 19 / 18 seconds from 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16.
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 80% AP) from (+ 100% AP)
  • Overdrive Overdrive
    • Cooldown increased to 22 seconds from 20.
  • Power Fist Power Fist
    • Cooldown increased to 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 seconds from 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4.
V0.9.22.16
  • Added
    • Mana Barrier Mana Barrier - I
      • When Blitzcrank is lowered to 200 health a mana shield activates, absorbing damage equal to a maximum of 50% current mana. The shield lasts for 10 seconds and refunds any unspent mana. Has a cooldown of 60 seconds.
    • Rocket Grab Rocket Grab - Q
      • Blitzcrank fires his right hand to grab a target on its path, dealing damage and pulling it to him.
    • Overdrive Overdrive - W
      • Blitzcrank super charges himself to increase movement speed and attack speed. When this effect ends his movement speed is decreased by 25% for 3 seconds.
    • Power Fist Power Fist - E
      • Blitzcrank charges up his fist to make his next basic attack deal double damage and knock up his target.
    • Static Field Static Field - R
      • Passive: While on cooldown, Blitzcrank fires lightning bolts that hit a random enemy unit every 3.5 seconds.
      • Active: Blitzcrank deals a large amount of magic damage and silences nearby enemy champions.

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