Okay, you may ask WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SH*T. And i answer: i was bored and challenged myself: think up a character from other MOBA game that seems completely incompatible with LoL gameplay formula, and try to bring it to a playable(?) level. My choice was Abathur from Heroes of the Storm. How to make a champ that can pretty much camp at base possible in LoL? Ultimately, i gave up on the complete global presence and focused on a theme kinda similar, but slightly different at the same time: a "parasitic" champions using his allies as "proxies" for his spells. Yeah, we have a bit of that already (like Taric's W), but how about we get it on a completely another level? I decided to go with a bee- or ant-like idea of "Hive Mind", where all of the elements function as one, with a central figure (Queen Ant/Bee and Xel'Naar) controling that structure. And yeah, you can probably see a few Starcraft references here and there :D
Well, theme aside, what champion is this supposed to be? What would be its role? Here's the thing: While Xel could be extremely deadly in a right scenario, he always need his team to protect that immobile, squishy turret that he becomes in the Overmind Mode, and to proxy his spells onto the enemy team. Thus, he would be unable to go for a solo lane, right? And from the start i didn't intend to make him a solo laner, but a support or jungler. The final shape of his abilities would probably not work in the jungle, so he would be something that starts out as a poke/cc support but becomes a semi-carry artillery in the later phases of the game. I figured out that a generic utility/support spells would be kinda boring and waste the potential of this theme, so i went with more "aggresive" type.
He is supposed to be hella squishy, not fit to go face-to-face with enemy champs, although his Drone form gives him a few tools that make him not completely helpless should someone get onto him, but they are not meant to encourage him into jumping into the fray himself.
What do you think? Feel free to bash me all you want, i know this would probably be either utter crap or broken as hell, depending on the exact numbers. Anyway, bring it on with the opinions :V