Let’s Design a Champion Together!
We’re a team of Rioters that design Champions for League of Legends. To Celebrate League’s 10 year anniversary we thought it would be fun to talk about the Champion design process and create a Champion concept with you all in real-time.
Statikk, u/RiotStatikk - Game Design
Riot Earp - u/Riot__Earp, Concept Art
Carnival Knights, u/RiotCarnivalKnights - Narrative
Skiptomyluo, u/skiptomyluo - Narrative
Riot Wilkingham, u/Wilkingham - Narrative Editor
Jellbug, u/Jellbug - Narrative Writer
LeighAmethyst- Voiceover Producer
JohnODyin - Narrative Writer
This is all just for fun and there shouldn’t be any expectation that what we create together ends up in League of Legends. With that being said, RiotAttorney has asked us to include the following disclaimer:
“By submitting ideas you agree that we can use this idea/content for any purpose -- including eventually creating something that we sell -- without any legal obligation to credit or compensate you.”
So now that that’s out of the way -- Let’s start with this prompt (and we’ll add more below):
“Our champion wants ________ more than anything in the world.”
"Our champion wants to paint the perfect painting more than anything in the world." - u/Delos-X
"It would be interesting a champion whose skill kit revolves around paint buckets. His passive would be buckets he carry around and use it to change his paint brush color, changing his abilities.
While he is carrying the buckets, his move speed decreases, and he can place the buckets somewhere to walk in normal speed again and have to go back where he placed the buckets to change the brush color." - u/lucasrattz
We like this high level concept of paint and buckets, we're merging these ideas together to start this champion off. Our next prompt is:
2) "Our champion thinks that _____ is evil and _____ is good."
"Our champion thinks that teemo is evil and bob ross is good." - u/jolibub
This idea is too dope to pass up, so we're going with it!
We've started some rough concept art but feel free to keep using your imagination!
Version 1: https://imgur.com/a/xPdyhLR
3) "Our champion looks like _____."
"our champion looks like a ferret that uses its tail as a brush" - u/UnableCalendar
"Our champion looks like a cross between Salvador Dali and a squirrel." - u/starii
These were both creative and visually interesting! More pictures incoming! Let's go to some gameplay.
Version 2: https://imgur.com/2YBf2zL
4) "Our champion's big moment / ultimate ability is ______."
"Our champion's big moment / ultimate ability is partially painting the enemies' screen with paint, so they can't see what is going on." - u/Loppersy
We like the idea overall of splattering paint all over the screen. Something in this direction seems very promising!
5) "Our champion is named _____, the _______ (ex: Darius, the Hand of Noxus). This is because _______."
"Our champion is named Sir Bobbington Dali II The Sneaky One. This is because he pulls it." - u/YazuboWins
We love this name, it fits so well!
"Our champion is named Leopold, the Stroke of Genius, both referring to a paintstroke and him being a genius at painting." - u/woonori
This title is the perfect finisher. We love Sir Bobbington Dali the Second (Bobbington for short), the Stroke of Genius.
6) "What is Sir Bobbington's gameplay role (Damage, Tank, Support, etc.)? What position does he generally play (Top, Mid, Jungle, Bot, Support)?
"Sir Bobbington is a supportive jungler. His paints allow his to change his gameplan safely from the jungle." - u/Sandalman3000
This makes a lot of sense. We keep coming back to the idea that the paint somehow affects the world / terrain, so jungling works really well here.
Version 3: https://imgur.com/erz8vwl
7) This is the kit so far:
Bobbington is a high mobility, Support Jungler
Passive - True Genius
After every Champion Kill or Assist, Bobbington becomes untargetable and signs his full name in remembrance of this momentous occassion.
Also, Bobbington not-so-secretly despises Teemo, gaining vision of Teemo and Movement Speed towards him whenever nearby.
Q - Signature Stroke
Bobbington dashes forward dealing damage to all targets he passes through. If Bobbington hits a champion that he hasn't recently with Signature Stroke or kills an enemy, its cooldown is reset.
W - Breath of Inspiration
Bobbington takes a bite out of his Watermelon healing himself for some amount instantly. Over the next few seconds, Bobbington heals for more based on how much distance he has covered.
E - Perfect Form
For the next 6 seconds, Bobbington gains Movement Speed, ignores collision, and paints any targets he passes through. Painted targets can be stacked up 5 times. The next source of ally damage has its damage amplified by 20% per stack.
R - MASTERPIECE!
Sir Bobbington leaps in a target direction and latches onto the first enemy champion hit. For the next 5 seconds, Bobbington (for short) becomes untargetable and can paint the enemy's screen filling it with beautiful expressions of art.
Hi everyone thanks for hanging out with us and throwing us so many great ideas! We hope you guys enjoyed this MASTERPIECE we made together today and hope you enjoy the rest of League's 10 Year Anniversary!
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