Previous Lore

"The existence of Twitch Twitch proves that anything is possible on Runeterra." - Heimerdinger Heimerdinger
Twitch Render old

The city-state of Zaun is a twisted realm of science, mercantilism, and magic run amok. While the young science of techmaturgy does much to advance civilization, its research and use in Zaun pushes the boundaries of morality on a daily basis. Zaun, choked with pollution from the countless factories and laboratories that spew waste into the environment, suffers greatly.

As polluted as Zaun is above-ground, its subterranean levels are far worse. All of Zaun's runoff waste pooled together in its sewers, mixing into a toxic and mysterious concoction. A single plague rat rose from this alchemical nightmare - Twitch. Unlike his lesser evolved cousins, Twitch became as sentient as anyone else... provided they were as insane as he. A seeming byproduct of the evolutionary brew that spawned him was maniacal insanity, albeit in a functional form.

Twitch came to the League of Legends to represent himself 'as the only one of his kind' on the Fields of Justice. Since then, he has found a generous benefactor in the city that gave him his evolutionary sentience - Zaun. Twitch is one of Zaun's premier champions in the League, and as such he fights for Zaun when political disputes between Valoran's city-states arise.

Twitch has publicly stated that his goal is to gain enough influence and material from his work in the League to try to recreate the process by which he gained his sentience. While many challenges lie ahead in his quest - one of the largest being his own insanity - were he to succeed, it would mean a bold and brazen step forward in the evolution of all of Runeterra. Zaun has pledged its support for Twitch in his quest, though it remains to be seen what Zaun's ulterior motives are in the matter.

Previous Abilities

Previous Quotes

Upon Selection
  • Twitch Select
    "Oh! What do you want?"
Movement/Attacking
  • Twitch.attack1
    "Taste of my disease."
  • Twitch.attack2
    "Ohh... yes, yes!"
  • Twitch.attack3
    "I strike from the shadows."
  • Twitch.attack4
    "This will do... "
  • Twitch.attack5
    "I'll be right there!"
  • Twitch.attack6
    "Do you smell that?"
Taunt
  • Twitch.taunt
    "You smell terrible!"
Joke
  • Twitch.joke
    "Oh, what's that smell? Oh, it's me... "
Laugh
  • Twitch.laugh1
    Twitch laughs.
  • Twitch.laugh2
    Twitch laughs.
  • Twitch.laugh3
    Twitch laughs.

Previous Splash Art



Patch History

V7.9 May 5th Hotfix
V7.9
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
V7.3
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where entering stealth with Ambush was causing Twitch to stop attacking when Taunt icon taunted.
V6.24
  • Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom
    • True damage per second per stack reduced to 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 from 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.
  • Venom Cask.png Venom Cask
    • Mana cost increased to 70 from 50.
V6.23
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Error on Recall.png Recall voiceover effects for Gangster, Vandal, and Pickpocket.
V6.22
  • Generall
    • New splash artwork for Kingpin, Whistler Village, Medieval, Gangster and Vandal.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Stealth reclassified as Ambush 2 Camouflage.
    • Stealth delay reduced to 1 second at all times from 1.5 while not taking damage or 4.5 while so.
    • Duration increased to 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 seconds from 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8.
    • Bonus movement speed reduced to 10% from 20%.
    • New Effect: Bonus movement speed is tripled to 30% when Twitch moves towards nearby enemy champions who cannot see him.
  • Venom Cask.png Venom Cask
    • Removed: Slowing on impact.
    • New Effect: Upon impact, creates a persistent area of effect for 3 seconds that Slow icon slows and applies a Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom per second.
    • Impact Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom stacks reduced to 1 from 2.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Renamed from Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.
V6.19
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% from 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%.
V6.17
  • Contaminate.png Contaminate
    • Bug Fix: Sometimes not damaging enemies acquired at edge of range.
V6.13
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Bug Fix: Stealth delay instantly completing if Twitch kills an enemy champion.
V5.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 55.46 from 49.04.
    • Attack damage growth reduced to 2.41 from 3.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • New Effect: Cooldown resets when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom dies.
    • New Effect: Entering stealth cancels Twitch's current basic attack command.
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 7.
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 100 / 125 / 150.
    • Cooldown reduced to 90 seconds at all ranks from 120 / 110 / 100.
    • Removed: Ambush.png Ambush's stealth being removed on-cast.
V5.18
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Stealth delay while taking damage reduced to 4.5 seconds from 6.
V5.16
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Mana cost reduced to 40 from 60.
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • Bonus attack damage increased to 20 / 30 / 40 from 20 / 28 / 36.
V5.8
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • Bug Fix: Twitch being unable to damage structures while active.
V5.6
  • Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom
    • Damage per stack changed to 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 from 1 - 6 (based on level)
V4.10
  • General
    • Base attack damage reduced to 46 from 49.
  • Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom
    • Damage per stack changed to 1 - 6 (based on level) from 2 / 4 / 6 / 8.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Stealth delay while not taking damage increased to 1.5 seconds from 1.25.
    • Stealth delay while taking damage increased to 6 seconds from 3.
V4.6
  • Visual Update
    • New models and textures for all skins.
    • New Classic artwork.
    • New animations.
    • New voiceover.
    • New lore.
    • New ability icons.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • New particles and sounds for when Twitch enters stealth.
  • Contaminate.png Contaminate
    • Renamed from Expunge.png Expunge
    • New Effect: Has a range indicator.
    • Particles updated to shoot from Twitch to his victims.
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • Renamed from Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray.
    • Particles updated for visibility when secondary targets are hit by the splash damage.
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 18 from 14.
V3.10a
  • Expunge.png Expunge
    • Base damage reduced to 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 from 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 330 from 305.
V1.0.0.151
  • Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom
    • New Effect: Has a particle for when maximum stacks are applied on a target.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Tooltip updated.
V1.0.0.146
  • Expunge.png Expunge
    • Base damage increased to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 from 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80.
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 from 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Cast frame reduced to make Twitch's enhanced basic attacks more responsive.
V1.0.0.144
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 52 from 50.
  • Venom Cask.png Venom Cask
    • Projectile speed increased to 1400 from 1300.
V1.0.0.143
  • Gameplay Update
  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 550 from 500.
    • Base health increased to 389 from 356.
    • Health per level increased to 81 from 78.
    • Base mana increased to 220 from 180.
    • Mana per level increased to 40 from 35.
    • Base attack damage reduced to 47 from 51.56.
    • Attack damage per level reduced to 3 from 3.3.
    • Basic attack animation updated.
  • Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom
    • Damage per stack reduced to 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 from 2.5 / 5 / 7.5 / 10.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • After a short delay, Twitch becomes invisible for a few seconds and gains 20% bonus movement speed for the duration. Upon breaking stealth, Twitch gains 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.
    • Stealth delay while not taking damage reduced to 1.25.
    • Stealth delay while taking damage reduced to 3 seconds from 5.
    • Stealth duration reduced to 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 seconds from 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 seconds.
    • Cooldown increased to 16 seconds from 11.
    • Mana cost: 60
  • Venom Cask.png Venom Cask - New W
    • Twitch hurls a cask full of venom to the target area that slows enemies within by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% for 3 seconds and adds 2 Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom stacks.
    • Mana cost: 50
    • Cooldown: 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
  • Expunge.png Expunge
    • Upon activation, enemies afflicted by Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom take 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 + 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+ 20% AP) (+ 25% bonus AD) per stack.
    • Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
    • Cooldown: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
    • Removed: Cleansing Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom stacks from enemies upon activation.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Upon activation, Twitch gains bonus attack damage and 300 bonus attack range, and his basic attacks become powerful piercing bolts.
    • Damage changed to 20% less to secondary targets hit (minimum 40%) from 100% damage to all targets.
    • Bonus attack damage increased to 20 / 28 / 36 from 15 / 25 / 35.
    • Duration reduced to 7 seconds from 12.
    • Cooldown increased to 120 / 110 / 100 seconds from 105 / 90 / 75.
    • Mana cost: 100 / 125 / 150 Mana
V1.0.0.122
  • General
    • Animations updated.
V1.0.0.112
  • General
    • Classic artwork updated.
V1.0.0.109
  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 500 from 475.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Duration reduced to 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 seconds from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60.
    • New Effect: Bonus attack speed reaches its maximum duration twice as fast.
V1.0.0.107
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Removed: Granting Twitch 30 / 45 / 60% bonus attack speed for the duration upon activation.
    • New Effect: Upon activation, Twitch gains 15 / 25 / 35 bonus attack damage for the duration.
    • New Effect: Fires a maximum of 5 / 6 / 7 shots.
    • Duration increased to 12 seconds from 6.
V1.0.0.106
  • Stats
    • Base movement speed reduced to 305 from 310.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Duration reduced to 6 seconds from 7.
V1.0.0.105
  • Debilitating Poison.png Debilitating Poison
    • Slow duration reduced to 2 / 2.6 / 3.2 / 3.8 / 4.4 seconds from 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.25.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 30 / 45 / 60% from 40 / 60 / 80%.
V1.0.0.104
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Maximum bonus attack speed reduced to 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% from 30 / 45 / 60 / 80 / 100%.
V1.0.0.103
V1.0.0.101
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • New Effect: The first attack after breaking stealth will benefit from the bonus attack speed.
    • New Effect: Twitch will gain the bonus attack speed when he breaks stealth by using an ability.
V1.0.0.100
V1.0.0.86
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Stealth updated to break after Twitch lands a basic attack from when he begins his basic attack animation.
V1.0.0.85
  • Stats
    • Base magic resistance increased to 30 from 25.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Tooltip updated.
V1.0.0.75
V1.0.0.72
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Bonus attack range reduced to 375 from 525.
    • Projectile range reduced to 1100 from 1300.
V1.0.0.70
  • General
    • Particles updated.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Cooldown increased to 105 / 90 / 75 seconds from 90 / 75 / 60.
    • Bonus attack speed reduced to 40 / 60 / 80% from 60 / 100 / 140%.
V1.0.0.61
  • General
    • Removed: Fighter secondary tag.
    • Assassin secondary tag added.
V0.9.25.24
  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 600 from 475.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Projectile speed to 2800 from 1600.
    • Projectile width increased to 60 from 50.
    • Tooltip updated.
    • Accuracy updated.
V0.9.22.16
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Removed: Mana cost to cancel stealth early.
V0.9.22.15
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 52.4 from 50.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 30 / 45 / 60 / 80 / 100% from 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100%.
    • Stealth duration increased to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 seconds from 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 / 36.
  • Debilitating Poison.png Debilitating Poison
    • Duration increased to 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.25 seconds from 2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5 / 5.25.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Damage changed to 100% to all targets hit from 100% to first one and 70% to secondary ones.
V0.8.22.115
  • Stats
    • Attack range reduced to 475 from 500.
June 26, 2009 Patch
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Removed: 30% self slow during stealth delay.
June 12, 2009 Patch
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • New Effect: Stealth can only be delayed by a maximum of 5 seconds while Twitch takes damage.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Damage changed to 100% to first target hit and 70% to secondary ones.
June 6, 2009 Patch
May 29, 2009 Patch
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Self slow reduced to 30% from 35%.
May 9, 2009 Patch
  • General
    • Selection size updated.
    • Pathfinding radius updated.
    • Champion chasing updated.
  • Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom
    • Damage per stack reduced to 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 from 3 / 5 / 7.
  • Ambush.png Ambush
    • Cooldown increased to 11 seconds from 10.
    • Bug Fix: Stealth delay being longer than intended.
  • Debilitating Poison.png Debilitating Poison
    • Bug Fix: Slow debuff being incorrectly removed by Highlander.png Highlander.
  • Expunge.png Expunge
    • Range reduced.
  • Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray
    • Hit particle updated.
    • Projectile speed increased.
    • Projectile width increased to 40 from 25.
    • Removed: Applying on-hit effects.
May 1, 2009 Patch
  • Added

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