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Champion reworks/Rammus the Guardian of the Sands

Emptylord Rammus Reimagined

Artwork by UtopixArt, draw for a Polycount Art Contest

Full Relaunch
  • Niche - The insanely mobile tank.
  • Lore - Rammus Rammus is now an Ascendant of Shurima, although this is not confirmed canonically. He remains enigmatic and stoic.
  • Title - The Guardian of the Sands
  • Visuals - RammusSquare.png Classic Rammus [S|L] updated to resemble Utopix's artwork.
    • RammusSquare.png Guardian of the Sands Rammus [S|L] updated to use a darker, more scarab-like color pallet and renamed Risen Rammus.
    • Traditional Rammus released under the moniker of Prehistoric Rammus, resembling a mere armadillo.
  • Pipe Dream - Rammus has a /taunt for every champion, plus a few race/regional taunts to cover new champions.
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 63.85 from 55.88.
    • Attack damage growth increased to 4.5 from 3.5.
    • Rammus no longer benefits from bonus attack speed, similar to Jhin Jhin. His basic attacks are suitably empowered by his innate.
I - Powerball
Powerball

Innate: Rammus can initiate a channel by keeping the mouse button held whenever he issues a movement command. While channeling, Rammus will rapidly generate Momentum, which grants him bonus movement speed. The channel is interrupted by movement inhibiting effects instead of silencing effects.

After the 3 seconds or releasing early after at least 「 1.6 - 1.16 (based on level) 」「 (1 ÷ Attack Speed) 」 seconds, Rammus will hurtle forward with a slow rotation speed. Rammus gradually loses Momentum once he starts moving and cannot wilfully stop moving so long as he has Momentum.

Colliding with lesser units will flatten them for 1 second, applying one attack. Colliding with a champion, large unit or terrain will bring Rammus to a stop, attacking his target and dealing 100% splash damage to enemies in a large area. Colliding with terrain will still trigger the splash damage.

Q - Needle Barrage
Defensive Ball Curl

Active: Rammus hurls a nova of spikes in an area about him, dealing 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100% AD (+60% AP) physical damage to the first enemy hit by each spike. Enemies champions hit will take 15% increased damage from Needle Barrage for the next 8 seconds, stacking up to 6 times.

Enemies will intercept multiple needles but will only be damaged once. Minions cannot intercept more than 5 needles and if the needles strike a minion, the needle will do area of effect damage that only affects other nearby minions.

W - Seismic Shell
Spiked Shell

Active: Rammus curls the earth around him to form a barrier, mitigating the next 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+100% total Armor) physical damage. If the shield is broken, Rammus will fire a Needle Barrage at no cost or affect on cooldown.

E - Tectonic Shift

Passive: Powerball will Airborne icon knock back champions hit directly (8 second per-target cooldown) and deals 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 (+40% AP) bonus magic damage to all enemies hit.

Puncturing Taunt

Active: Rammus erects a ramp at the target location, creating a tapered wall of terrain that is impassible to all except Rammus during Powerball.png Powerball. Ramps last for have 10 minutes, up to 8 at a time, and have 3 health and take 1 / 2 damage from champion attacks.

Powerballing into a ramp causes Rammus to take to the air for a short duration, ignoring terrain and unit collision. Landing on a champion, large unit or terrain—in addition to the effects of Powerball—will Airborne icon pull surrounding enemies inward and harshly Slow icon slow them for a short duration.

R - Tremors
Tremors

Active: Rammus creates an earthquake around himself for 8 seconds, dealing 65 / 130 / 195 (+ 30% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies and enemy structures each second for the duration.

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Change list
  • May 19th (3rd Edit)
    • Added AP ratios.
  • May 19th (2nd Edit)
    • Needle Barrage changed to a nova from a point blank area of effect. This rework was written before the Mid Year Mage Update, but Tides of Blood has allured me... particularly since the flatten mechanic on Powerball creates some interesting gameplay.
  • May 19th (1st Edit)
    • Published

My Blogs

Champion Reworks

Emptylord Fighters
Tank Large
Enforcers
Fighters with high-impact engages.
Fighter Large
Juggernauts
Low mobility fighters with high damage.
Emptylord Swordsman Large
Skirmishers
Fighters with strong chasing capabilities.
Emptylord Slayers
Emptylord Artillery Large
Artillery
Slayers that damage enemies behind the front-line.
Emptylord Bombardier Large
Bombardiers
Slayers that bombard the enemy front-line.
Mage Large
Mages
Slayers who utilize burst and/or damage.
Marksman Large
Rangers
Slayers who deal persistent ranged damage.
Assassin Large
Rogues
Slayers that excel at reaching priority targets.
Emptylord Supports
Emptylord Disruptor Large
Disruptors
Supports who disable the enemy team.
Support Large
Enchanters
Supports who empower their allies.
Emptylord Guardian Large
Wardens
Supports who intercept for their allies.
Emptylord Specialists
Emptylord Defense Large
Defenders
Specialists who annex and hold territory.
Emptylord Demo Large
Demos
Specialists who take down structures.
Emptylord Poacher Large
Poachers
Specialists who secure jungle objectives.
Emptylord Saboteur Large
Saboteurs
Speciliasts who obstruct and deny.

Section coming soon.

Custom Champions

Void Icathia
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord ArbiterSquare

"Assuming direct control." - Arbiter the Custodian of the Void

Arbiter is a master manipulator and strategist, interacting with the battlefield through proxy agents such as other champions and minions. Arbiter's top-down approach provides a unique enchanter experience.

Piltover Ecliptic Vaults
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord AzazelSquare

"I've got a pretty severe case of phantom limb." - Azazel the Arcanist

All Ezreal gauntlets come in pairs. Azazel is a spellslinger, boasting a damage paradigm more similar to a marksman but from the comfort of a kit that's likely to be more attractive to mage players.

Zaun Depths
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord BallisticSquare

"I shot first." - Ballistic the Living Artillery

Ballistic can turn anything he touches into a projectile that travels with bullet-like force. Using the battlefield itself as a resource, Ballistic must be constantly moving to find fresh debris. Taliyah before Taliyah.

Piltover Ecliptic Vaults
Lesdin 5Gamma
EmptylordDorianSquare

"Too few people stop to appreciate things." - Clockblocker

Clockblocker is a derivative of the superhero from the Worm universe. Clockblocker has the ability to freeze-in-time anything he comes into direct contact with - rendering it completely invulnerable and immovable.

Mount Targon Mountain
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord DannisSquare

"Ha, two birds with one stone!" - Dannis the Headcracker

Dannis was created during an exploration of attack modifiers for marksmen, inspired by Graves' shotgun. Wielding a sling, players must wind-up and aim each of Dannis' attacks.

Noxus Bastion
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord DirkSquare

"No treats until you bring me their corpses!" - Dirk the Noxian Beastmaster

Dirk was created alongside Finn to address the severe lack of pet-using champions. The Hounds of Noxus should feel familiar to Orianna players, but with a more ferocious and oppressive flavour.

Zaun Depths
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord EbonmawSquare

"All will be cinders!" - Ebonmaw the Terror of Zaun

Despite featuring both Aurelion Sol Aurelion Sol and Shyvana Shyvana, we still lack a champion that soars above the battlefield and reigns elemental force upon the ground below.

Zaun Depths
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord EurySquare (iBralui)

"I love this game! - Eury the Damsel of the Distress

Eury is a wicked mistress who plays with the hearts of her enemies, seducing them into bad situations like a siren. Eury's the perfect pick for support players who want to be the center of attention.

Nami Teaser
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord FinnSquare

"Ssssh, we're hunting razorfins." - Finn the Tidehunter

Finn was created alongside Dirk to address the severe lack of pet-using champions. Many elements of his design happened to be implemented with Azir Azir, including the general ability flow and proxy autoattacks.

Freljord Tundra
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord JeddicaSquare

"I am Iceborn and you gotta deal with it!" - Jeddica the Ice Breaker

Jeddica turns Rock Surfing.png Rock Surfing into an entire champion. Surfing around the battlefield like Frozone, Jeddica combine ice skating with the classical ice-sliding puzzles to provide a unique Disruptor experience.

Mount Targon Mountain
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord JoltSquare

"And the atmosphere is electric!" - Jolt the Lightning Thief

Jolt explores themes of conduction and the path of least resistance to provide a highly interactive gameplay experience.

Amumu Curse of Sad Mummy art 4
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord MowgliSquare

"(Unintelligible.) Hehehe." - Mowgli the Changling

Mowgli is a derivative of Heroes of the Storm's Murky, a champion that challenges the basic mechanics of respawn times, respawn location and bounty. Mowgli's the answer to a brick wall - keep throwing yourself at it until you break through. He's small, squishy and highly disposable - but he keeps coming back!

Bilgewater Slaughter Docks
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord MutinySquare

"Dead men tell no tales... ha, I wish." - Mutiny the Pirate King

The first Pirate King of Bilgewater, Mutiny brings the Curse of the Black Pearl to the Fields of Justice. Mutiny represents the eventual encroachment of the sea and death.

Void Icathia
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord Muzen'KhanSquare

"This world is delicious!" - Muzen'Khan the Wings of the Abyss

Kog'Maw Kog'Maw's been touting his daddy's arrival for years - he has come. What does a void larva become when it grows up? Muzen'Khan!

Shadow Isles Vaults
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord NexSquare

"What curious creatures." - Nex the Gravesworn

Nex is witch who cast the spell of Ruination. A elemental of Death, Nex wields the Black Mist to consume her enemies and expends those souls within her to stave off death. The Eulogy of the Isles.png Maiden of the Mists somewhat supersedes Nex.

Emptylord Marsh by Alex Levielle
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord NighthawkSquare

"Bleed, everyone's doing it." - Nighthawk the Winged Fury

Hookshot.png Hookshot / Wall Dive.png Wall Dive dialled up to an entire champion. A wall-crawling predator that swoops from the shadows to fell the unprepared: Nighthawk challenges the basic mechanic of walking.

Freljord Tundra
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord NostrillaSquare

"I would hit you with my Ugly Stick, but I think it'd be an improvement!" - Nostrilla the Bogey Shaman

Created to meet the very shallow demand for an "ugly female humanoid monster" champion, Nostrilla was originally a Swamp Troll but was reworked with Trundle to fit the frost theme. Instead of decomposition, she now wields frostbite.

Shurima Homecoming
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord RiahSquare

"Faster, slaves!" - Riah the Plight of the Sands

My answer to Ra back before Azir Azir was even conceived. Ra's a Fighter that utilizes classic Egyptian themes of slavery and eating the sun.

Ionia Placidium Navori
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord ShangSquare

"The secret to immortality? Not dying." - Master Shang

A fairly simple attempt to implement a martial arts champion that utilizes the archetypal combo mechanic of Fighter games. Designed during that phase when Kung Fu Pandas were all the rage.

Amumu Curse of Sad Mummy art 4
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord TeekSquare

"You're pwetty." - Teek the Mischievous Sprite

Teek's the champion to pick if your team needs a Leona-type support but you just hate playing tanks. Bouncy and explosive: he's a living Ziggs bomb.

Mount Targon Mountain
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord ThaneSquare

"The drums of war never stop." - Thane the Thunder Warrior

The League is represented by many champions that harness the power of lightning, but too few that realize the destructive force of sound. Thane provides a new frame of reference for the saying, "crack of doom".

Zaun Depths
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord TitanSquare

"How bothersome." - Titan the Case 53

Boring, boring, boring! Titan is the quintessential juggernaut: personal space issues, a complete disdain for social interaction, and a complete indifference to the supposed function of obstructions.

Amumu Curse of Sad Mummy art 4
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord YagaSquare

"What's the difference between the bad guy and a giant frog?" - Yaga the Stray Little Witch

Yaga's likely the champion that inspired Lulu Lulu. Original posted by Opip back on the original forums, I'm keeping her here for prosperity's sake.

Emptylord Marsh by Alex Levielle
Lesdin 5Gamma
Emptylord ZargonilSquare

"A leaf never falls in the wrong place." - Zargonil the Strike Toad

Created in an era before Fiora, Yasuo and Riven, Zargonil realised the fantasy of a highly mobile bladesman. At this point, Zargonil might be too much of a "good" thing.

Active Works
  • Marksman Large.png
    Antarya
    The Regnant of the Glade
  • Mage Large.png
    Quantum
    The Holomancer
  • Emptylord Swordsman Large.png
    Ska'Lord
    The Unhinged
  • Emptylord Defense Large.png
    Skitter
    The Undersider
  • Outdated Works
  • Emptylord Swordsman Large.png
    Aven
    The King of the Sands
  • Mage Large.png
    Averdrian
    The Mind of Oblivion
  • Marksman Large.png
    Baron Nashor
    The Exalted One
  • Mage Large.png
    Charlette
    The Oncoming Swarm
  • Support Large.png
    Dimitri
    The Battle Surgeon
  • Emptylord Swordsman Large.png
    Ferox
    The Deathless Prince
  • Emptylord Defense Large.png
    Iris
    The Combat Media
  • Marksman Large.png
    Manthas
    The Master of Prestige
  • Emptylord Guardian Large.png
    Marcel
    The Shadow Mime
  • Emptylord Swordsman Large.png
    Milo
    The Sunfire Alchemist
  • Marksman Large.png
    Odyssey
    The Hired Gun
  • Mage Large.png
    Prophet
    Avatar of the Ancients
  • Support Large.png
    Quorra
    The Aegis of Ionia
  • Assassin Large.png
    Rasper
    The Frightful Ghost
  • Emptylord Disruptor Large.png
    Relic
    The Chronarch
  • Marksman Large.png
    Stefan
    The Ironspine Ripper
  • Emptylord Bombardier Large.png
    Wilros
    The Savant of Demacia
  • Marksman Large.png
    York
    The Bandle Gunslinger
  • Emptylord Swordsman Large.png
    Zelos
    The Ionian Sergeant
  • Mage Large.png
    ?
    The Herald of Despair
  • Early Development
  • Marksman Large.png
    Aubury
    The Faerie King
  • Mage Large.png
    Halder
    The Whizzard
  • Fighter Large.png
    Lung
    The Mandrake
  • Emptylord Disruptor Large.png
    Metatron
    Void of the Goddess
  • Emptylord Guardian Large.png
    Tharros
    The Heart of the Mountain
  • Undeveloped Works
  • Mage Large.png
    DhaMa
    The Force of Balance
  • Support Large.png
    Dynasty
    The Spirit Linker
  • Support Large.png
    Fawst
    The Darkin's Pride
  • Mage Large.png
    Gizmo
    The Tinker Soldier
  • Support Large.png
    Remora
    The Keeper of Secrets
  • Mage Large.png
    Scar
    The Painted Mage
  • Mage Large.png
    Senna
    The Lantern's Light
  • Mage Large.png
    Senna
    The Vindicator
  • Emptylord Swordsman Large.png
    Senna
    The Warden's Thrall
  • Mage Large.png
    Scylliss
    The Battlemage
  • Mage Large.png
    Seraph
    The Mana Elemental
  • Mage Large.png
    The Command Droid
  • Support Large.png
    The Puppet Master
  • Support Large.png
    The Regnant of the Glade
  • Mage Large.png
    The Spellsmith
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