Brace yourselves guys, this one’s wild.
role: Jungler, ranged
Terrain control mage whose abilities change depending on his positioning
Heroic Perk: At one with Nature
Gaius’s B and Ult change depending on the ground he’s standing on. If he is on regular terrain, his abilities will be more defensively based, whereas when he is in a Bush, his abilities will become offensive. When in a bush, Gaius’s cooldowns will go down faster, but he will have reduced defences.
Cooldown speed increase: x1.5
Defence reduction: -10%
A Ability: Rooting
Gaius plants a bush at the target location. Gaius can plant a maximum of 4 bushes; planting a fifth will remove the one which has been on the field the longest.
Energy cost: 50/50/50/50/50
B Ability: Boulder crusher / Whiplash
When on regular terrain, this ability will activate as Boulder crusher. When in a bush, the Whiplash effect will occur.
Energy cost: 60/60/60/60/60
Boulder crusher: Gaius levitates rocks off the ground and directs them toward the target location in a small cone. This knocks back all enemies hit by the rocks.
Damage: 80/100/120/140/180 - 60% crystal ratio
Whiplash: Gaius commands a vine to slash the ground in the target direction, damaging all enemies in a line.
Damage: 150/180/210/240/300 - 140% crystal ratio
Ultimate: Stoneheart / Soultree
When on regular terrain, this ability will activate as Stoneheart. When in a bush, the Soultree effect will occur.
Energy cost: 100/100/100
Stoneheart: Gaius Surrounds himself with rocks which provide him with a regenerating health barrier and increased defences for a duration. While this ability is active, Gaius’s B will always appear as Boulder crusher, and the ultimate can be activated again to use Whiplash.
Health barrier: 500/600/700 - 20% crystal ratio
Bonus shield and armour: +35/+50/+65
Soultree: Gaius gains movement speed and gets increased cooldown speed for the duration of this ability. The increased cooldown speed does not stack with the cooldown of At one with Nature. While this ability is active, Gaius’s B will always appear as Whiplash, and the ultimate can be activated again to use Boulder crusher.
Bonus move speed: 1.3/1.5/1.7
Bonus cooldown speed: x1.5/x1.75/x2.0
This one took ages to make and balance (at least I hope it’s balanced). The Idea is that while on regular terrain he acts defensively, while in a bush he’s more offensive.
To all of you who replied to my fan Lore poll, thank you. Lore is on it’s way, I just wanted to get this done first.
As usual, tell me what you think, I want him to work after all.