Previous Lore

"While the future may be mysterious and unknown to most, Twisted Fate Twisted Fate is certain that his future lies within the cards."
Twisted Fate Render old

Although born to poor gypsy parents, the champion known as Twisted Fate was able to gamble his way to prosperity as a card shark in the seedy underground gambling circuits of Demacia and Noxus. No matter how close the authorities came to catching him, the rogue always found a way to slip through their fingers. Despite his good fortune, he was never able to win that which he truly desired - the ability to control magic.

When Twisted Fate learned of an experiment being conducted in Zaun that might help him with his wish, he did the only thing a gambler of his worth could do - he went all in and volunteered for the experiment. Conducted by the infamous Dr. Xavier Rath, Twisted Fate was told that the wager for such participation might be steep. He might change forever, or nothing might happen, or he might die horribly. Pain, however, was likely a part of the deal no matter the outcome.

These were hardly the worst odds the gambler had faced. His hopes raised, Twisted Fate underwent the experiment, enduring what he must for a chance at his dream. Then, it ended - with seemingly no effect whatsoever. The gypsy rogue flew into a murderous rage, but, before he could strike down the team, he suddenly Gate.png teleported himself miles away. With a sly grin, he realized his luck had won out yet again.

He now brings his luck and rakish charm to the Institute of War, where he is the champion of choice for many - especially the gambling kind. To this day, Twisted Fate has avoided his inevitable reunion with Dr. Rath. The Card Master knows, however, that a confrontation is coming.


Twisted Fate Render old

The banks of the Serpentine River are home to a smattering of gypsy communities. On any given day, you can see a flotilla of paddleboats migrating up and down the rushing waters. Though their homes are constantly on the move, their communities are very stable. The Serpentine gypsies live and die by a single code: "If you are my friend, you are my family. If you are my foe, you have made enemies of us all."

The most famous of these gypsies is a man known only as Twisted Fate Twisted Fate. In cards, no matter what hand he is dealt, he always finds a way to come out on top. But it isn't just his luck that makes him so famous. Just ask anyone who has accused him of cheating. They'll tell you he can kill a man dead at twenty paces - with nothing more than a playing card.


Previous Abilities

Previous Quotes

Attacking
  • TwistedFateOld.attack1
    "Pick a card."
  • TwistedFateOld.attack2
    "Doin' it."
  • TwistedFateOld.attack3
    "Deal 'em."
  • TwistedFateOld.attack4
    "It's my lucky day."
  • TwistedFateOld.attack5
    "I reckon."
  • TwistedFateOld.attack6
    "It's all in the cards."
  • TwistedFateOld.attack7
    "Just the luck of the draw."
Movement
  • TwistedFateOld.move1
    "I reckon."
  • TwistedFateOld.move2
    "It's all in the cards."
  • TwistedFateOld.move3
    "Just the luck of the draw."
  • TwistedFateOld.move4
    "Doin' it."
  • TwistedFateOld.move5
    "Deal 'em."
  • TwistedFateOld.move6
    "It's my lucky day."
Taunt
  • TwistedFateOld.taunt
    "The house always wins."
Joke
  • TwistedFateOld.joke
    "Only two Jokers in the deck, and I get dealt you."
Laugh
  • TwistedFateOld.laugh1
    Twisted Fate laughs.
  • TwistedFateOld.laugh2
    Twisted Fate laughs.
  • TwistedFateOld.laugh3
    Twisted Fate laughs.

Previous Splash Art



Patch History

V7.15
  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 335 from 330.
V7.9
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
V7.6
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Bug Fix: Colorblind readability improvements.
V6.16
V6.7
March 10th Hotfix
V5.24
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 from 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260.
V5.6
  • General
    • New ability icons.
V5.3
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • New Effect: Attacking turrets generates stacks but does not consume the enhanced attack.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • New Effect: Twisted Fate issues an 'on my way' ping upon casting Gate.png Gate.
V4.15
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 15.25 from 11.25.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Card selection duration reduced to 6 seconds from 8.
    • Card usage duration increased to 6 seconds from 4.
V4.4
V4.3
V4.1
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Targeting indicator updated to show each individual targeting lines.
V3.10
  • Loaded Dice.png Loaded Dice
    • Removed: Granting Twisted Fate and his allies Gold 2 per unit killed.
    • New Effect: Twisted Fate rolls his dice every time he kills an enemy, randomly gaining Gold 1 to Gold 6 but (naturally) having a higher chance to gain Gold 6.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Card selection duration reduced to 8 seconds from 10.
    • Card usage duration increased to 4 seconds from 10.
V3.7
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Blue Card.png Blue Card mana restoration changed to 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 from 「 65% damage dealt 」「 26 / 39 / 52 / 65 / 78 (+ 65% AD) (+ 26% AP) 」.
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • Removed: Passively granting 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15% cooldown reduction.
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% from 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15%.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Cooldown increased to 180 / 150 / 120 seconds from 150 / 135 / 120.
    • Tooltip updated.
    • Undocumented: Gate.png Gate channel time reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.
V3.02
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Removed: Enhanced attack being consumed when hitting wards.
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • Removed: Enhanced attack being consumed when hitting wards.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 330 from 305.
V1.0.0.151
V1.0.0.150
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Bug Fix: Error when enhanced attack damages wards.
V1.0.0.149
  • General
    • Visual Update.
    • New models and textures for all skins.
    • New animations.
    • New voice-over.
V1.0.0.142
V1.0.0.140
  • Loaded Dice.png Loaded Dice
    • New Effect: Buff tooltip displays total gold earned on a per-unit basis.
V1.0.0.131
  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 525 from 510
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Removed: Twisted Fate randomly attacking targets after selecting a card.
    • Removed: Twisted Fate ceasing to attack targets when performing an attack command issued before selecting a card.
    • Removed: Twisted Fate ceasing to attack his current target after selecting a card.
V1.0.0.122
V1.0.0.120
V1.0.0.118
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • New Effect: Icon turns grey when not fully stacked.
V1.0.0.116
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Blue Card.png Blue Card mana restoration increased to 「 65% damage dealt from 50% 」「 26 / 39 / 52 / 65 / 78 (+ 65% AD) (+ 26% AP) from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+ 50% AD) (+ 20% AP) 」.
V1.0.0.115
  • Twisted FateSquare.png Tango Twisted Fate [S|L]
    • Run animation updated.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • New Effect: Twisted Fate's enhanced attack deals entirely magic damage (basic attack physical damage is converted to magic upon selecting a card)
    • Bug Fix: Particle effect over Twisted Fate's head displaying selected card becoming invisible to enemies after they leave brush.
    • Tooltip updated.
    • Blue Card.png Blue Card mana restoration reduced to 「 50% damage dealt from 100% 」「 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+ 50% AD) (+ 20% AP) from 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+ 100% AD) (+ 40% AP) 」.
    • Bug Fix: Red Card.png Red Card sometimes failing to damage targets moving away from Twisted Fate.
    • Bug Fix: Red Card.png Red Card damage not matching tooltip.
    • Bug Fix: Gold Card.png Gold Card damage not matching tooltip.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • New Effect: Has a timer for Gate.png Gate's duration.
    • Bug Fix: Displaying as available in allied ultimate HUD indicator even if it isn't.
    • Bug Fix: Duration display error in tooltip (6 / 8 / 10 seconds instead of the intended 6 at all ranks)
    • Bug Fix: Twisted Fate bypassing Gate.png Gate's channel by using Cleanse.png Cleanse or Quicksilver to blink instantly.
V1.0.0.106
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Bug Fix: Enhanced attacks not being consumed while Twisted Fate is taunted or silenced.
V1.0.0.105
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Bug Fix: Gate.png Gate's channel not being interrupted while Twisted Fate is suppressed.
V1.0.0.103
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Blue Card.png Blue Card base damage increased to 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90.
    • Blue Card.png Blue Card base mana restoration increased to 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90.
V1.0.0.100
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Removed: Being able to cast while Twisted Fate is rooted (Destiny.png Destiny unchanged)
V1.0.0.97
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Bug Fix: Selected card's sound and particle effects playing every time Twisted Fate attacks an inhibitor.
V1.0.0.96
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Removed: Enhanced attacks being affected by dodge chance and blind.
    • Bug Fix: Blue Card.png Blue Card restoring mana even if target dies before being hit.
V1.0.0.87
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • AP ratio increased to 65% AP from 50% AP.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15% from 6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30%.
    • Base damage reduced to 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 from 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180.
    • AP ratio increased to 40% AP from 30% AP.
V1.0.0.86
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Bug Fix: Gate.png Gate's channel not being interrupted when Twisted Fate is stunned, taunted, or feared.
V1.0.0.83
V1.0.0.82
  • Loaded Dice.png Loaded Dice
    • In-client description updated.
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck
    • Bug Fix: Bonus damage affecting turrets.
    • New sound effect.
V1.0.0.79
  • Gameplay Update
  • Loaded Dice.png Loaded Dice - New I
    • Twisted Fate and his allies gain Gold 2 per unit killed.
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • AP ratio reduced to 50% AP from 75% AP
    • Cooldown increased to 6 seconds from 5.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Cooldown increased to 6 seconds from 5.
    • Removed: Card effects bypassing dodge chance and blind.
    • Bug Fix: Card effects (partly) bypassing Banshee's Veil item.png spell shields.
    • New Effect: Cards can be selected by clicking the icon on HUD (changes color per card while cycling)
    • Blue Card.png Blue Card damage changed to 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 (+ 40% AP).
    • Removed: Blue Card.png Blue Card allowing Twisted Fate to redraw a card.
    • New Effect: Blue Card.png Blue Card restores 「 (100% damage dealt) 」「 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 (+ 40% AP) 」 mana.
    • Red Card.png Red Card base damage changed to 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90
    • Red Card.png Red Card AP ratio reduced to 40% AP from 50% AP.
    • Red Card.png Red Card slow changed to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%.
    • Red Card.png Red Card slow duration increased to 2.5 seconds from 1.
    • Removed: Red Card.png Red Card crippling enemy attack speed.
    • Gold Card.png Gold Card base damage reduced to 15 / 22.5 / 30 / 37.5 / 45 from 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200.
    • Gold Card.png Gold Card AP ratio reduced to 40% AP from 50% AP.
    • Gold Card.png Gold Card stun duration changed to 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2 seconds from 1.25 at all ranks.
  • Stacked Deck.png Stacked Deck - New E
    • Twisted Fate passively gains 6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30% bonus attack speed, 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15% cooldown reduction, and every fourth basic attack deals 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 (+ 30% AP) bonus magic damage.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Removed: Slow.
    • New Effect: Twisted Fate can cast Gate.png Gate once within the duration to blink to the target location.
    • Duration increased to 6 seconds at all ranks from 4 / 5 / 6.
    • Cooldown increased to 150 / 135 / 120 seconds from 130 / 110 / 90.
    • Mana cost reduced to 150 / 125 / 100 from 150 at all ranks.
V1.0.0.75
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Mana cost increased to 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 from 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Mana cost increased to 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 from 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80.
    • Red Card.png Red Card AP ratio increased to 50% AP from 40% AP.
    • Gold Card.png Gold Card base damage reduced to 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 from 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 / 250.
    • Gold Card.png Gold Card AP ratio increased to 50% AP from 40% AP.
    • Removed: Gold Card.png Gold Card slowing enemies around primary target.
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Cooldown increased to 135 / 120 / 105 / 90 / 75 seconds from 120 / 105 / 90 / 75 / 60.
V1.0.0.74
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Slow reduced to 30% from 45%.
V1.0.0.63
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Removed: Gold Card.png Gold Card stunning all enemies in the area of effect.
    • New Effect: Gold Card.png Gold Card stuns the primary target and slows surrounding enemies.
    • Card selection/usage duration reduced to 10 seconds from 15.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Removed: Enemies gaining sight of Twisted Fate on-cast.
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Cooldown increased to 120 / 105 / 90 / 75 / 60 seconds from 90 / 75 / 60 / 45 / 30.
    • Mana cost increased to 80 at all ranks from 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 / 40.
V1.0.0.61
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Duration reduced to 4 / 5 / 6 seconds from 4 / 6 / 8.
V1.0.0.52
  • Twisted FateSquare.png PAX Twisted Fate [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Display errors.
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Particle effects not displaying in some games.
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Bug Fix: Display errors in team color indicators.
    • Removed: Creating a sight particle effect at target location.
V1.0.0.32
  • Gate.png Gate
    • New Effect: Particle effect has team color indicators.
    • Bug Fix: Twisted Fate ignoring channel time if casting right after Wild Cards.png Wild Cards.
V0.9.25.34
  • General
    • Secondary and critical strike animations updated.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Cooldown increased to 5 seconds from 3.
    • Bug Fix: Mana cost reduced to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 from 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120.
    • Bug Fix: Doubled mana cost.
    • Bug Fix: Blue Card.png Blue Card selection and redraw errors.
    • Bug Fix: Twisted Fate infinitely picking Blue Card.png Blue Card.
    • Bug Fix: Gold Card.png Gold Card displaying but not damaging or stunning targets.
V0.9.25.24
V0.9.25.21
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • New Effect: Has to be reactivated to choose a card (selection cycle never stops otherwise)
    • New Effect: Red Card.png Red Card has a 40% AP ratio.
    • New Effect: Gold Card.png Gold Card has a 40% AP ratio.
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • AP ratio reduced to 60% AP from 75% AP.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Duration reduced to 4 / 6 / 8 seconds from 5 / 7 / 9.
V0.9.22.15
  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 510 from 450.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Bug Fix: Multiple errors.
V0.9.22.9
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 from 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 / 300.
V0.9.22.7
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • AP ratio reduced to 75% AP from 100% AP.
    • Cooldown increased to 5 seconds from 4.
    • Range reduced to 1450 from 1750.
V0.8.22.115
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Targeting changed to unit from area of effect.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card
    • Cooldown start changed to 15 seconds after casting (card selection/usage duration) or after using Red Card.png Red Card / Gold Card.png Gold Card.
    • Gold Card.png Gold Card stun duration increased slightly.
    • Removed: Selected card remaining active indefinitely by repeatedly starting and canceling basic attacks (card will be selected but expire after duration ends)
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Bug Fix: Twisted Fate stunning himself when canceling Gate.png Gate.
June 26, 2009 Patch
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Removed: Twisted Fate canceling the channel if issued a movement command right when it begins/ends.
June 19, 2009 Patch
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Base damage increased to 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 / 300 from 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260.
    • AP ratio increased to 100% AP from 80% AP.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Cooldown increased to 130 / 110 / 90 seconds from 120 / 100 / 80.
June 6, 2009 Patch
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • AP ratio increased to 80% AP from 50% AP.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Cooldown increased to 120 / 100 / 80 seconds from 120 / 90 / 60.
May 29, 2009 Patch
    • Gate.png Gate
    • Channel time during Destiny.png Destiny increased to 1.5 seconds from 0.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Duration reduced to 5 / 7 / 9 seconds from 6 / 8 / 10.
    • Slow increased to 45% from 40%.
May 23, 2009 Patch
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Bug Fix: Twisted Fate canceling the blink to attack a nearby enemy unit.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Animation speed increased.
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Bug Fix: Reduced channel time (2 seconds instead of the intended 3)
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Cooldown increased to 100 / 85 / 70 / 55 / 40 seconds from 90 / 75 / 60 / 45 / 30.
May 9, 2009 Patch
  • Gameplay Update
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Moved to Q from W.
    • Removed: Variable damage.
    • New Effect: Twisted Fate throws three cards outwards, dealing damage to each enemy they pass through.
  • Pick a Card.png Pick a Card - New W
    • Twisted Fate cycles through three cards, gaining bonus magic damage and a bonus effect on his next basic attack depending on the card selected.
      • Blue Card.png Blue Card lets Twisted Fate draw another card.
      • Red Card.png Red Card deals magic damage in a circle and slows all enemies within for 1 second.
      • Gold Card.png Gold Card deals magic damage in a circle and stuns all enemies within for 1.25 seconds.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • New Effect: Removes Gate.png Gate's channel time while active.
    • New Effect: Reveals stealthed units.
Alpha Week 7
  • General
    • Ability tooltips updated.
Alpha Week 6
  • Gate.png Gate
    • New particle effect.
Alpha Week 3
  • Seal Fate.png Seal Fate
    • Duration increased to 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 seconds from 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5.
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Variable damage increased to 1 - 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 from 1 - 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75.
  • Gate.png Gate
    • Channel time reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
  • Destiny.png Destiny
    • Cooldown reduced to 120 / 90 / 60 seconds from 180 / 150 / 120.
    • Slow increased to 40% from 30%
    • Slow reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
Alpha Week 2
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Basic attack timer error.
  • Wild Cards.png Wild Cards
    • Tooltip updated.

References