Hello, summoners. This is Green Moriyama yet again with a new champion to present. Just like last time with Oonoki, I present yet another original champion concept that does not come from the "Journal of Champions." But to say, this is not the other joke champion I mentioned (that champion will be released at a later date). This champion concept is based off the work of another user who based his/her work off of a character named "Limbo" from the Warframe universe. This character has control of what is called "the Rift Plane" (or "the Void" to some; not the Orokin Void) which is a layered world that divides Limbo's enemies and allies between two battlefields (with exceptions). As someone who also takes some time in the Warframe 'verse, I recognized the reference and was intrigued to see his presence here on this wikia.
But, sadly with many custom champions on this wikia, they remain untouched after they are taken off the front page and do not develop beyond one or two worthwhile patches. Seeing the potential of this custom champion's kit going to waste, I chose to take it up and recreate it in the way I would reimagine it. With what knowledge I already have of Limbo from Warframe, I feel that I can recreate him adequately. Otherwise, all I have to say is enjoy Judaeth, messenger of what is called the Infinite Limbo and the arbiter of a power bestowed upon him. What will he bring to the table with his control between the normal plane and the rift plane?
Judaeth and his abilities are affected by a mechanic called the Infinite Limbo, or the Limbo for short, an alternate plane that thematically overlaps with the "human plane." The Limbo acts as a global mark applicable to units through specific means by Judaeth, where applying to himself is a simple task. This "mark" grants statistical buffs/debuffs depending on if the target is an ally or an enemy to Judaeth; the strength of these buffs/debuffs are either affected by Judaeth’s level or the corresponding ability's rank.
Denizen of the Limbo
Judaeth is bound to the Infinite Limbo, entering it for 3 seconds every time he uses any of his abilities.
The Dweller:Judaeth deals 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20% more damage to enemies who are within the Limbo.
The Infinite Limbo:The Limbo affects units differently. Allies who enter the Limbo (including Judaeth) receive 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8% resistance to damage taken as long as they are in the Limbo.
Enemies and neutral units who enter or exit the Limbo are dealt 17 - 85 (based on level)(+ 5% of their missing health) magic damage. This damage is not affected by the Dweller and is reduced by 80 - 25% if the enemy has exited the Limbo in the last 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5 / 4.5 / 4 seconds.
Denizen of the Limbo is a buff/debuff that affects any units that interact with Judaeth's abilities, especially Judaeth himself.
Using another ability when Judaeth is already in the Limbo only refreshes the 3-second duration.
Enemies and neutral units are dealt damage on two instances: when they enter the Limbo and when they exit it.
The damage reduction prevents Judaeth from spamming Banishment on a single enemy to abuse the missing health damage.
It also prevents unhealthy damage caused when an enemy steps in and out of a Zone of Cataclysm repeatedly.
Rift Walk allows Judaeth to continually be in the Limbo, triggering every 0.5 seconds.
COST: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 Mana
Active:Judaeth fires a dimension-penetrating bullet in a target direction that deals magical damage to the first enemy hit.
On enemies within the Limbo, it is considered as an AoE ability for the sake of items such as Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
RANGE:600 / 900
COST: 20 Mana
COOLDOWN:2 / 1.75 / 1.5 / 1.25 / 1
Active:Judaeth targets a unit, sending that unit into the Limbo for a duration. If an ally, they will receive bonus health regeneration for the duration they are in the Limbo. Judaeth will also receive the bonus as long as one allied champion is Banished.
Banishment on any unit will have their duration cut in half while Judaeth is under the effects of any hardCrowd control.
Judaeth can banish champions out of the Limbo at no cost or cooldown.
Maximum mana cost is 185 / 225 / 265 / 305 / 345 when casting on a champion while 8 champions are in the Limbo.
This maximum is 105 / 125 / 145 / 165 / 185 on the Twisted Treeline map, when 4 champions are in the Limbo.
The purpose of Banishing units out of the Limbo is to help reduce the cost of casting Banishment on more desirable targets.
It also allows Judaeth to deal the entry and exit damage on enemies in quick succession, although this process is gated due to the damage reduction of Denizen of the Limbo.
COST: 30 MANA + 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 MANA PER SECOND
Passive: When in the Limbo, Judaeth gains increased total movement speed. Allied and enemy champions are also affected by this movement speed modifier upon entering the Limbo, decaying over a few seconds.
Passive Movement Speed Modifier: 4 / 5.5 / 7 / 8.5 / 10% (+ 0.5% per 55 AP)
Toggle:Judaeth causes the energy of the Limbo to swirl and mix, allowing him to ghost and causing all champions in the Limbo to receive a 25% modifier to movement speed buffs/debuffs. If an ally, the strength of slows are reduced, while for enemies, the strength of movement speed buffs are reduced. Buff/debuff durations are not affected.
Rift Surge: While Rift Walk is active, for every allied champion aside from himself in the Limbo, Judaeth receives a stack of Rift Surge. Each stack increases the effects of Denizen of the Limbo on Judaeth by 25%, increasing his damage on units in the Limbo and his damage resistance while in it.
Rift Walk is a toggled ability that buffs allies, debuffs enemies, all while allowing Judaeth to ghost while buffing him for every allied champion in the Limbo.
The movement speed modifier is not counted as a slow.
Allies receive a 25% reduction to slows, causing them to only be three-fourths as effective on them (ie. 60% slows will become 45% slows).
Enemies receive a 25% reduction to any MS buffs they receive, causing them to only be three-fourths as effective (ie. 60% MS buffs will become 45% buffs).
Includes buffs/debuffs received from items and other units.
Stacks of Rift Surge will show how much Denizen of the Limbo is buffed, updating every quarter of a second.
When on the Twisted Treeline map, each stack instead grants 37.5% increased effectiveness instead of the original 25%.
RANGE:950 / 700 / 400
COST: 100 Mana
COOLDOWN: 110 / 95 / 80
Passive: Judaeth's basic attacks can extend the duration of Banishment on an enemy by 0.5 seconds, while damage inflicted by Dimensional Bullet and Destructive Cataclysm can extend it by 2 seconds.
Active: After channeling for 1.5 seconds, Judaeth conjures at a target location a Zone of Cataclysm that deals magic damage. Enemies who were already in the Limbo will also be stunned for a few seconds.
Magic Damage: 250 / 350 / 450 (+ 45% AP)(+ 6 / 8 / 10% of enemy's max health)
Stun: 1 / 1.5 / 2
The Zone of Cataclysm remains for a duration, causing any unit to be in the Limbo if they enter the zone. The Zone shrinks over the duration of the ability and can be ended prematurely by reactivating Destructive Cataclysm.
Judaeth cannot cast Banishment on enemies who are in the Zone of Cataclysm.
Duration: 6 / 8 / 10
Radius Reduction per Second: 50 / 37.5 / 30
Destructive Cataclysm is a ground targetedarea of effect which inflicts magic damage and creates a zone that allows units to enter and exit the Limbo freely.
Duration extension by Destructive Cataclysm only applies to the initial magic damage and not any further damage inflicted through the process of entering or exiting its boundaries.
Allies can also have their Banishment duration extended by being within the initial activation radius too.
Judaeth travels across Runeterra, walking from door to door, person to person to spread the word of his fascination: the Infinite Limbo. A world he claims to be just on top of "this human plane," he offers its "grace" to those willing to accept its existence. Many have turned him away, but those who accepted his word found themselves empowered, seeing life in a slightly different way. And there is no catch; Judaeth never asks for any return but a simple word of "thanks" and a favour of self-reminder that the Infinite Limbo truly exists.
So what do you think? Does the Infinite Limbo really exist?
"The Infinite Limbo calls, offering its wonders at the cost of nothing but your faith."
"Unlike those who wish to push their beliefs on others, I do not mind if you do not accept the Infinite Limb into your life. All I'll do is ask; never will I demand."
"The Infinite Limbo offers its grace to all."
"To the next door."
"A pleasant stroll."
"I'm assured... of who I am."
"I would like a cup of tea, right now..."
"There's a long life ahead of both you and me... and it's going to be beautiful."
"Is there a believer where I'll be heading to?"
"I hope that every step I take has meaning in both the world and the Infinite Limbo."
"It's important to be honest about yourself, because you only ever have one life."
"So wonderful to be alive and walking."
"Change the way you look at reality... and you'll see that from every angle, the world is beautiful."
"Check the corners for any unforeseen danger or fantastic surprises."
"Just believe in yourself."
"Times a-ticking and I have somewhere to be."
"One door may close, but there are many more to open."
"If you do not believe in yourself first, who will?"
"Being alone is difficult, but it also allows you to understand what you miss most."
"You change the world by being yourself. Try it."
"To the next door."
"The Limbo deems you as an unworthy presence not befitting of attaining its gifts."
"I know you have your own set of beliefs, but why not open up your heart and consider the gifts of the Infinite Limbo?"
"Yes, I'll force you to enter the Infinite Limbo and let its energy incinerate you to death."
"So you do not agree with me and understand what the Infinite Limbo has to offer? No? What a pity."
"I do not have any ill feelings to you, but there are times even I have to fight for what I believe in. How about you?"
"Let us enter the great rift of the Infinite Limbo... together!"
"Entering the Infinite Limbo... with a bang!"
"Banishment! This! World!"
Sends out magic energy from the Infinite Limbo
Critical Attack Animation
Sends an intense collection of magic energy from the Infinite Limbo
Takes off his top-hat, dusting it off before putting it back on.
Takes out his revolver, Sanctuary, which he then magically floats in front of himself. After entertaining himself, he returns it back into its holster.
Starts floating off the ground, sitting in an invisible chair. This animation continues as long as it is not interrupted
Elegantly thrusts right arm out towards the front, slowly bringing out to the side as his body turns clockwise with the arm. When the left side of his body faces forward, rests his right hand on his hip and bows slightly.
Bows in a gentlemanly way, and while bowing takes off his hat. After bowing and placing his hat back onto his head, he spins and takes a dramatic pose.
Starts floating into the air as he "takes a seat." Takes out some tea and sips it casually.
Summons an ethereal ghost of a lady and proceeds to waltz with it.
Takes a hit. Thereafter, he snaps his fingers and enters the Infinite Limbo, proceeding to vanish from the normal plane.
Theoretical Item Build
Skins & Trivia
Skins & Splash-arts
Party Magician Judaeth
Judaeth is heavily inspired by Limbo, a character from the free-to-play third-person shooter, "Warframe."
Judaeth's abilities mirrors those of Limbo while his personality & gestures are influenced by the aspiration of Limbo's looks: an English Gentleman.
The (assumed) tinted screen when your champion is in the Limbo and the somewhat ghostly appearance the champion takes up mimics the visual effects of the Rift mechanics from Warframe.
One of Judaeth's idle animation mimics an idle animation the character Limbo does: making a small firearm float in the air through supposed telekinetic powers.
Judaeth's faith to the Infinite Limbo may be a reference to another character from the Warframe universe, Nef Anyo, although not as much as a greedy extremist as said character.
In his death animation Judaeth disappears into the Infinite Limbo, making him another champion that escapes death.
This skin is based off magicians that perform for children, using magic tricks specifically meant to entertain children.
Most of Judaeth's jokes refer to religious jokes.
"Excuse me sir, but do you have a moment to talk about the saving grace of the Infinite Limbo?" is a reference to this meme.
"There is no such thing as bad religion, my friend. Only bad people." is a quote based on a quote template, "There is no such thing as bad subject A, only subject B." which changes the blame from subject A (usually a larger subject, such as a music genre) to subject B (a more personal subject, such as the participant's preference).
One famous quote that follows this template is Sir Ranuplh Feinnes's "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."
"Does my religion discriminate? It surely does. The believers and the non-believers. But I treat everyone the same." is more or less a reference to how certain religious groups discriminate a person by their race/ethnicity, their sexuality, etc.
"Banishment! This! World!" is a direct reference to a quote often said by the female protagonist of the Japanese romantic comedy series "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions" (中二病でも恋がしたい! chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai!; lit. Even with Eighth Grader Syndrome, I Want to Be in Love). In the series, the quote is said when the cast "access" the delusional world.
Appropriately, Judaeth says this quote upon using Destructive Cataclysm, where he opens up a cataclysm that connects the Infinite Limbo plane with the normal plane.
Due to his history with Demacia, his birthplace, Judaeth is not really fond of highly renowned Demacians and does not wish to be associated as a Demacian.
Doesn't like to be affiliated with the Void or the Shadow Isles, which some people mistake him to be associated with from time to time.
out01nzk - Hiroyuki Sawano (from the album "01")
July 29, 2016: Patch V1.02
Secondary role changed to Marksman from Support.
Base statistics changed.
Base attack damage increased to 53 from 52.
Attack damage growth increased to 3.3 from 3.1.
Attack speed growth increased to 2.11% from 1.75%.
Some quotes added, some influenced by quotes made by Youko Ono.
Judaeth prepares to open an opening between the Infinite Limbo and the normal realm, causing the overlapping planes to join together for a limited time. Those within this space will be placed into the Limbo.
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