Jeddica is the daughter of Sejuani. Her biological father is never specified, nor have I decided upon or care who her father is.
She is the first Child of the Freljord in over a hundred years to outwardly present the powers of an Iceborn.
Jeddica is one of Serylda's descendants, on her mother's side.
I'm expanding the Iceborn mythology a little to distinguish it from Shuriman lore. Previous lore gives the impression that becoming Iceborn is akin to Ascending, and not something that you can pass on to your children. But, since it's never strictly specified: being Iceborn is now more akin to lycanthropy. The original Iceborn were "turned" by the Watchers, but the descendants of Iceborn will be Iceborn too. Unlike most lycan mythology, the power of the Iceborn weakens with each generation and—after thousands of years—rarely produces magical talent (to the extent that the Freljordians are barely distinguishable from humans).
Freljordians now possess an inherently longer life expectancy and have a general resistance to the cold.
Based on his uncertain age and unfathomable strength, Braum is quite possibly another Child of the Freljord to posses more prominent Iceborn power.
"I am Iceborn and you gotta deal with it!"
"Suck it! A-hah-ha-hah..."
Casting Snap Freeze
"Time for a crash course in figure skating!"
Jeddica holds her arms up and wills a load of snow to surround her as if a suit of armor, then performs some heavy-set combat moves - also resembling a snowman.
"Who wants a hug?"
Joke while drifting
"I never wipe-out! I just... sometimes the floor looks like it needs a hug!"
"The only way you'll learn is with your face in the snow...(!)"
Jeddica braces herself and then causes several geysers of snow to erupt from the ground.
"I am Iceborn!" ...snow covers her... "SO DEAL WITH IT!"
Whenever Jeddica issues a movement command she will gain a burst of Flow. Jeddica cannot wilfully stop moving so long as she has Flow and will continue to drift in the direction of her last movement command until her Flow decays to 0. Jeddica can attack and cast abilities while drifting. Jeddica gains 1 bonus movement speed for every point of Flow and her turn speed is significantly reduced as her Flow increases.
Jeddica will instantly lose all Flow if she collides with terrain or her movement is interrupted.
Frostwalker modifies Jeddica's movement commands and movement.
Note the you can hold the relevant mouse-button down to constantly issue movement commands toward the cursor. This is not a unique feature for Jeddica - in case you've never noticed you can just hold the mouse-button down to move your champion.
There should be a small internal cooldown on how frequently Jeddica can gain Flow while holding down the cursor, although it is intended for Jeddica to be able to rapidly generate Flow.
Issuing an attack command and the automatic movement between attacks while following a target will not trigger Frostwaler.
Jeddica has some unique jokes, taunts, laughs and a unique dance while drifting.
The turn speed reduction is based on Jeddica's Flow percentage, and will not become greater as Jeddica's maximum Flow is increased.
COST: X% Flow
STATIC COOLDOWN: 1 / 0.9 / 0.8 / 0.7 / 0.6
White-Out can only be cast while drifting and uses Quick Casting by default.
Active: Jeddica sweeps toward the cursor, spraying snow over all enemies in an area tangent to her turning direction: dealing magic damage. Enemies hit directly are briefly knocked back. White-Out will damage over a larger area the tighter Jeddica turns.
White-Out is a targeted dash that moves along an arched line-of-movement.
COOLDOWN: 22 / 18 / 14 / 10 / 6
Active: Jeddica instantly coats a vast area around her in ice, which lasts for 0.75 seconds. All units caught moving on the ice cannot voluntarily alter their trajectory, forcing them to move in a straight line until they hit terrain, are knocked in a different direction or move off the edge of the ice. While Ice Rink does not explicitly apply any crowd control, the forced movement will prevent the wind-up of basic attacks and the use of any ability with a cast time. While moving on the rink units have a fixed 400 movement speed and are unaffected by hastes or slows.
Jeddica gains crowd control immunity while moving on the Ice Rink.
Active: Jeddica erects a column of impassible spikes from the ground at the target location. The first enemy who attempts to dash over or is knocked into the mound will shatter it, interrupting their movement and slowing them by 99% for 0.5 seconds. Shattering the mound will send shards flying in all directions, dealing magic damage to all enemies in a 330-radius area.
Jeddica can also drift into a mound to shatter it, halting her and triggering the detonation damage.
Stalag-MIGHT! uses a stock system (up to 2 held at a time).
COOLDOWN: 130 / 115 / 90
Passive: Jeddica's maximum Flow is increased.
Maximum Flow: 125 / 150 / 200.
Active: After a brief delay, Jeddica covers the entire map in snow: raising all units up and removing brush, terrain and structures for the next few seconds. During the delay, there will global rumbling sound, slight camera shaking and an icy blue tint to the game screen.
Duration: 6 / 7 / 8
Avalanche is a global area-of-effect.
The snow-covered map will have relatively few landmarks, although the general shape of the terrain beneath would still be visible.
Being raised up does not count as crowd control.
Upon the effect ending, being dropped also does not count as crowd control.
In the event that a champion would be in terrain: they will be pushed to the nearest available space, similar to dash abilities.
In my daydream, Avalanche had two different effects the two times she used the ability. I'm going to assume this was a consistency error or some sort of rapid-prototyping, but they both had different applications:
Enemies were left in the snow, with severely hindered movement and sight reduction - but allies and enemies were unable to interact with each other while above and below the snow, respectively.
Enemies were knocked up and slowed for a short duration, then knocked down when the effect ends. I also imagined this version working on a directional basis - so enemies would only be CC'd if they were attempted to move against the avalanche. However, not wanting to over-shadow Tidal Wave, it would probably be best of Avalanche didn't apply an interrupt - simply "picking up" and "dropping" people.
The area of effect needs to be adjusted to be reasonable/reliable/dependable - something that rumbles across the whole map would take too long to get to Jeddica's position in most cases (imagine being top lane and aiming to the top-left corner, and watching the snow appear on the bottom-right corner). Perhaps:
Jeddica raises herself on a plateau and then snow tumbles in all directions around her.
After as brief delay (camera shaking and global VO), snow instantly covers the whole field and everyone is "bumped" up. And maybe the snow gradually drops and terrain becomes a hindrance the moment it breaks the surface (would be cool if the engine can support this - I don't know how the collision maps work).
I had a dream about the next champion. She was called Jeddica (I can't remember the spelling, only how it sounded). She was Sejuani's daughter and a child, although very distinctive from Annie (because in my dream I remember thinking "I thought Riot didn't want to do another girl-child, I remember them commenting on that Alice thread"). The splash artwork looked amazing, with the girl surfing on some ice ahead of a huge avalanche - but I remember reading in the comments that the artwork was a blatant rip-off of Fizz's splash (although Fizz's splash artwork was completely different to the one in the waking world, but it's funny that my dream felt it necessary to implement controversy).
... I don't remember the kit. I don't even remember looking at the kit before I woke up.
I then attempted to go back to sleep, in the hopes that I could rejoin the dream... but I only ended up daydreaming instead. In my daydream I created a monstrously overpowered champion (something Dota might like, from my friend's brief overview of the champion-balance difference between Dota and League). I thought I'd share it for funsies. In my daydream, her appearance moved from a indistinct-blur to something similar to Astrid Hofferson, and from some quotes (which I've forgotten) and her laugh I remember her voice and personality being similar to Toph Beifong.
Despite her obvious overpowered-levels of disruption while at the same time completely lacking damage (or an incentive to be tanky), I think her niche and core play-style sounds incredibly fun, unique and potentially game-breaking (in a good way, for competitive health).
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Low mobility fighters who zone the enemy with their presence. Their persistent threat is the promise of death.
Fighters with strong chasing capabilities, requiring the constant protection of your squishy.
Slayers that harass the enemy team from afar.
Slayers who deal damage in burst rotations.
Slayers who deal consistent ranged damage.
Slayers that excel at reaching priority targets.
Supports who disable the enemy team.
Supports who empower their allies.
Supports who intercept for their allies.
Specialists who take down structures.
Specialists who secure jungle objectives.
Specialists who control territory, including obstruction.
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A fun idea for his Satchel Charge.
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Substantial rework that removes her one-time Oath mechanic in favour for a more avenge-fallen-allies mechanic, which is more suited for Lady Vengeance.
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Part of my 7-Ability Champion Overhaul project. Under construction.
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Jeddica the Ice Breaker
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