[Champion Concept] Umbra, The Dark Servant

HEY!!! Welcome and thanks for wanting to read about my new champion concept. This whole thing is actually a work in progress and more of an experiment for me, so be patient. Don’t just disregard the rest of the concept if you’ve read the start of it (cus some of you will be appalled by the idea of this champion...) and just read it through :) I hope you’ll like it!! This concept is a contender in the [Community Concept Open Stage (CCOS)](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/Z3y6AE0Z-ccos-may-entries-here-also-some-important-news?page=1). CCOS good neighbour bonus: BowieTheNifty: Rosari, The Living Conduit. [Feedback](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/nmMabZpE-champion-concept-raseri-the-living-conduit?comment=0004) [Follow up](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/nmMabZpE-champion-concept-raseri-the-living-conduit?comment=000400000000) Vorazun: Skyla, A Soul Divided. [Feedback](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/LJ3v4j1I-champion-concept-skyla-a-soul-divided?show=flat&comment=0008) Raxistaicho: Medeia, the Shadow in the Woods [Feedback](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/1g9M7YEm-champion-concept-medeia-the-shadow-in-the-woods?comment=0001) **Identity:** **Name:** Umbra **Race:** Darkin **Gender:** Unknown (presumed male) **Affiliation:** whoever bears the Dark Oathblade... [img]http://s32.postimg.org/y3w6okm8l/Umbra.jpg[/img] **Appearance:** Much like the picture (NOT my art...I can’t draw...). He should have an eerie feel to him. He is a mysterious and strange creature who’s character should be just as mysterious as his appearance. He should make weird clicking, scraping and breathing noises when walking and attacking. ------- **Kit:** **Champion intention: ** Umbra is a new kind of support, one that has the characteristics of an assassin. He is built only for death, which it sows by the command of the Bearer. With the unique item called “The Dark Oathblade”, Umbra can team up with his allies and deal massive amounts of damage to his enemies. The term “Kill Lane” will get a whole new meaning... Now before you scroll down to the comment section complaining about how this will never work because then the support will steal kills, can’t build anything else but damage, should have Mana, yada yada yada... consider this: AD support is indeed not a thing...yet... But it does not mean that it will never be. If riot would ever bring out an AD support champion, they would probably introduce AD support items. I believe that that would make for an awesome new play style, maybe even a new support game (like Sustain, Kill and Poke). This whole concept is like an experiment for me, aimed at bringing the idea of an AD assassin support to your attention... **Health** 579 - 1939 **Attack Damage** 55 - 113 **Health Regen.** 7.1 - 18.1 **Attack Speed** 0.644 (+0% - 35.7%) **Armor** 26.9 - 86.4 **Magic Res.** 32.1 - 53.4 **Melee Range** 125 **Mov. Speed** 345 http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/resource_images/18/icons_17044_btn.jpg **Passive, Umbra’s Ritual: ** Umbra starts the game with an “Oath Blade” button above his inventory. This item can be given to any allied champion, making them “The Bearer”. This item will not show up in the inventory of the Bearer but as an additional button (similar to Kindred Passive). Once a champion Bears the Oathblade, it cannot be retrieved until he or she dies, in which case it is returned to Umbra and can then be given to any living ally. The blade will give the Bearer and Umbra some stats based on Umbra's level when they are within 1000 units of each other. It will also give the Bearer a passive effect and an active effect. http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/resource_images/10/icons_9304_btn.jpg **Umbra’s Oathblade: ** From LVL 1: 12% (+1% per level Umbra gains) of Umbra’s Bonus Attack Damage (max 30%) From LVL 6: 9% (+1% per level Umbra gains) bonus Attack Speed (max 20%) From LVL 11: 5.5% (+0.5% per level Umbra gains) Critical Strike Chance (max 10%) From LVL 16: 10% bonus Crit Damage **UNIQUE passive, Umbra’s Boon: ** Whenever The Bearer and Umbra are in each others effect range (1000 units) and take down an enemy together, both of them will gain kill gold and experience. Minions and Monsters killed by one, but damaged by both will grant the other half the kill gold and experience. **UNIQUE active, Kill Order: 40 second cooldown** Whenever The Bearer and Umbra are in each others effect range (1000 units), The bearer can activate the Oathblade. The Bearer marks a target enemy champion or monster for 5 seconds. Umbra will deal 15% of any physical damage he deals as bonus true damage to the marked target. However, Umbra cannot deal lethal damage to the target, leaving it with 1% of its maximum health and nullifying any additional damage Umbra inflicts on the marked target. In stead, the damage dealt will slow the target by 10% per 100 damage for 1.5 seconds. If the Bearer dies or leaves the effect range around the Marked target, the Mark will disappear. http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/resource_images/17/icons_16946_btn.jpg **Q, Dark Shards** **Cooldown: ** 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 seconds **Passive: ** When Umbra is not dealing damage for at least 2 seconds, he will start creating Shards of Pure Darkness at a rate of 1 per 10 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 seconds, which will stack up to 4 Shards. Once a Shard is ready, it can be thrown as a ranged auto attack at any target within a 500 unit radius, dealing 40% / 45% / 50% / 55% / 60% of Umbra's AD in Physical Damage. Readied shards can be fired rapidly after one another at double Umbra’s attack speed (can break through the usual attack speed cap). Dark Shards are considered auto attacks and thus apply on hit effects. When a Dark Shard lands a critical hit, the target is slowed by a total of 15% / 17.5% / 20% / 22.5% / 25%. The slow will last 0.5 seconds for every Shard that hits them within 2 seconds of the first, making the target immune to the effect for 5 seconds afterwards. **Active: ** Umbra energises a readied shard and swiftly flings it in a straight line, embedding it into the first enemy unit it meets, dealing 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+ 60% AD) in Physical damage and breaking any form of shielding effect that an enemy benefits from at that time. Reactivating this ability early will pull the shard out, dealing an additional 25% of the original damage dealt in physical damage, slowing the target by 40% / 45% / 50% / 55% / 60% for 1.5 seconds. http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/resource_images/12/icons_11456_btn.jpg **W, Thirsting Steel: ** **Cooldown: ** 16 seconds **Active: ** Umbra lashes out with his weapon, resetting his auto attacks and dealing normal attack damage, plus 5% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30% of his AD as bonus Physical damage in a short but broad cone in front of him. 50% of the bonus damage dealt is healed to Umbra over a period of 2 seconds. When this ability hits an enemy Champion Marked by the Bearer or Embedded with a Dark Shard, the cooldown is reduced by 8 seconds. Whenever the Bearer and Umbra are within effect range of each-other (1000 units), the healing done by Umbra with this ability will be shared with the Bearer. http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/resource_images/8/icons_7590_btn.jpg **E, Closing In: ** **Cooldown: ** 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 seconds **Active: ** Umbra channels for 0.5 seconds, after which he will dash towards the cursor for 2.5 seconds (moving the cursor thus changes his direction) with twice his movement speed (includes bonuses he benefits from at the time of casting). During the dash he will rip through any enemy unit he meets, dealing 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+ 50% AD + 25% dashing speed) Physical damage but slowing down for 5% per enemy. The dash can be cancelled prematurely by reactivating the ability, dashing into terrain or encountering an enemy champion. http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/resource_images/7/icons_6495_btn.jpg **R, Loyal Servant: ** **Cooldown: ** 180 / 150 / 120 seconds **Range: ** Global **Passive: ** Umbra gains 50 / 65 / 80 (+ 30% bonus AD) movement speed whenever he moves towards the Bearer, wherever he or she may be on the map. **Active: ** Umbra dashes towards the Bearer’s side at great speed. Any enemy hit by Umbra on his way will be dealt 150 / 250 / 350 (+ 80% AD + 20% of missing health) in Physical Damage. If Umbra and the Bearer are within their effect radius (1000 units) upon activation, the cooldown for this ability is halved. ----- **Gameplay:** **General:** Like I said, Umbra is a new type of support. While the sustain support mainly focusses on healing, the poke support focusses on zoning and peeling and the kill support mainly focusses on laying down kills for the ADC, Umbra is made to actually go in on the behest of the ADC, and deal tons of damage himself. It is then up to their teamwork to decide who gets the kill. It does not matter game wise, since Umbra's passive allows both of them to gain the kill gold and XP. When in the laning phase, Umbra's role is comparable to that of a poke support. With the passive on his Q "Dark Shards" he can poke the enemy botlane and punish any poke they attempt to inflict on him. This ability is probably the first one an Umbra player should take at the start of the game. Another option would be his E, "Thirsting Steel" which could give him and his ADC some sustain, though in the early levels of the ability, the healing done by this ability is pretty much negligible. The main goal in this part of the game is to come through it as unscathed as possible, since without his abilities or some manner of built damage, Umbra is not that strong yet. It's later in the laning phase that Umbra truly shines. Being able to close in on an out of position enemy champion with his W "Closing In". He can also initiate with his "Dark Shards", break through any shielding effect and use the second active to slow the target before engaging. This however, comes at the cost of the special effect of his "Thirsting Steel" which decreases its cooldown when hitting an enemy embedded with a shard. Once engaged and close to an enemy, it is key for Umbra to stay with said enemy, and deal damage with his auto attacks and his "Thirsting Steel" ability. The ADC can then follow up and throw in some CC of their own if possible or just go in guns blazing. It is crucial for this champion that he can cooperate well with his ADC. His ultimate "Loyal Servant" will make him dash towards the Bearer (presumably the ADC in this stage of the game) and functions as an execute when hitting enemies on the way. This only works however, if his ADC positions themselves correctly. Once the laning phase is over, Umbra can go off on his own for a bit. His role then changes into more of a normal assassin champion, waiting on the sidelines and taking down targets when they are out of position. "Loyal Servant" allows him to react quickly when the ADC (or whomever is the Bearer) is in trouble and is in need of help. **Combinations:** Umbra has no truly strong CC on his own. He has a minor slow on his Q, but that comes at a price of a secondary effect on his W. Even though he has a lot of gap closing capability, he would still need to keep the enemy close enough to allow the ADC to catch up. Therefore, Umbra would work best with Marksmen that have their own CC. For example: {{champion:22}} has a lot of CC of her own. She slows with he aa's, stuns with her ult and offers some vision for fighting near a bush. This compliments Umbra's close in and kill tactic very well. {{champion:51}} has her traps, which once activated will allow Umbra to jump on their enemies instantly. His Q will then be enough to slow the enemy down enough for them to wrap up the kill. {{champion:21}} has a powerful slow. When an enemy is caught in it, Umbra has an easy time to initiate an attack and deal some initial damage. Slow the enemy down with a Q, and a kill is almost assured. Champions that have no CC, like {{champion:81}} and {{champion:15}} for example, will have a harder time working well with Umbra. Countering Umbra pretty much calls for the same ammo. Hard CC will stop Umbra from getting close and healing up with "Thirsting Steel". Champions like {{champion:22}} with a stun or {{champion:67}} with a knock back, are especially strong against this champion. **Items:** There are no AD based support items yet, so I can't really give anything perfect. There are some items that could work supportively however. {{item:3022}}, {{item:3184}} and {{item:3110}} Would allow him to slow the enemy down whenever he attacks them, activates the item or stands next to them, while giving him some more tankyess to survive in the heat of battle. {{item:3046}} Would give him some more mobility options, plus the unit collision ignoring is very useful for his role. {{item:3142}} and {{item:3153}} Would give him some damage and the actives give him movement speed. Activate these while close to enemies and they won't be able to get away. {{item:3094}} Would make his poke range for his Q larger, allowing for a more annoying laning-phase. {{item:3156}}, {{item:3139}} and {{item:3072}} Would allow him to survive in the middle of a teamfight by forming shields, cleansing CC and giving him some more damage at the same time. ---------- **Lore:** (Work in progress!!!) Report on Umbra from "Legendary beings of Valoran." - By Candurill Gellius, schollar and historian at the Royal Acadamy of Demacia. The mystery surrounding the Darkin race is one that has persisted through ages of study. Very few of these creatures remain, yet they have left their mark on many historical moments through war and bloodshed...History tells of only 5 Darkin...One is Aatrox, another is Umbra... Akin to Aatrox in little but name and shared passion for battle, this being is more a creature then a real entity. Where Aatrox was said to fight elegantly and inspired bravery, Umbra fights without style or elegance and inspires naught but fear in the hearts of both his allies and his enemies. Where Aatrox has his blade fused with him at all times, Umbra's blade is fused to him through his soul, in stead of physically. Umbra's purpose was never to win wars on the battlefront, but in the shadows behind it. Many stories are told of people that had meant nothing, until the Oathblade came into their possession. With this blade, they were able to command this creature and stand in its fearsome glory for as long as they could keep it...But, as it so happens, mankind is a petty lot...and no man ever held on to the blade for very long... The blade and the creature have surfaced many times in history, serving anyone from high Noxian military officials and Demacian nobility, to mercenaries from the Voodoo lands and tribe elders in the Kumungu Jungle...But one of the most popular accounts is one during a civil war between two sides of a civilisation that existed where Zaun and Piltover now thrive. Both sides had their faults and their greatness, but war was bringing neither anything more then despair and sadness. In the end, it is said that Umbra had a hand in ending the bloodshed....The story goes as follows: On a warm summers eve, a man came into town. He was a merchant of rare, antique artefacts, or so he said himself. And among his merchandise, a slender and elegantly embroiled blade, wrapped in a satin cloth. "_With this blade..._" the man spoke "_A man could bring down any enemy, by simply speaking the words..._". Many a man was fascinated by the idea, but only one of them actually stood up to buy the artefact. A young nobleman stepped forward and told the merchant that he was interested in buying this said magic blade. The merchant smiled and took the man's gold. But before he handed the blade over to the man, the merchant pulled him close and whispered into his ear. "_Know what you have bought young man...Power is a burden under which many a man have caved...Use it wisely, but be weary of those around you..._". The merchant then handed over the blade. He then declared to be packing up and leaving at first light. The man with the blade stood there looking at his purchase. He did not notice how some men looked at him with greed in their eyes... Many days later, the conflict between the two sides would come to a climax. A battle would determine who would run the town, but before the winner could take its place, blood would have to be spilled... The man saw this. He knew that many would perish and that he might even be among those that would. There was only one way this could be avoided. If there was only one contender... The warning of the merchant was still heavy in his heart, thus the man had never removed the blade from its cloth. But this was the only sure way to stop the fighting. Sometimes, one death can save many. He took the blade in his hand for the first time. He felt the blade pulse with an eerie energy. "_Creature of darkness..._" the man commanded "_Come to me._" As soon as he had spoken the words, a rattling breath was heard. The man turned around and stared directly into the cold glowing eyes of a dark creature. His heart throbbed in his throat for a second, but his determination did not waver. "_Kill their leader, for only then will the bloodshed cease..._". The creature did not make a sound that confirmed if it had understood the man, but he knew the creature had. He felt a connection with the creature, one stronger then he had with even his family members. It was as if it was a part of him now, through the bare metal that touched his flesh. The creature turned towards the door and without a sound it left the house... The next day, the streets buzzed with excitement. Apparently one of the leaders had perished by the hand of an unknown assailant, leaving the other side as winner. The nobleman smiled. He had saved many lives last night... To his dismay however, the bloodshed did not cease... The leader that the man had rooted for turned out a tyrant. He riled up all the men and woman that had sided with his enemy and executed them one by one. The nobleman was distraught...He had caused this...Thus he had to end it...again he grabbed the blade and spoke the words, sending the creature on its way, this time to end the life of the tyrant that now ruled the region. It made its way through the streets, seen by nobody, moving from shadow to shadow. As he approached the tyrant in his room, scraping metal was heard as it grabbed for his crude weapon. He lifted it, ready to strike, the tyrant trembling in fear...But then the creature halted. Still as a statue it stood there, while the tyrant soiled himself. The creature suddenly lowered his weapon and retreated into the shadows. The next day the streets were abuzz with the latest news...Apparently a young nobleman had died at the hand of a unknown assailant...Next to him, lay a black satin cloth... Rumour had it that it was the same young man that had bought the magic blade that merchant had offered many days ago... There is historical evidence of this civilisation existing. Old texts speak of a cruel king that ruled the land there for many years, who spilled blood as if it was nothing. Umbra however, was never mentioned... The story however, is used as an analogy of the burden of power. Often the blade and the creature that comes with it is a synonym for the power of the law to end a life of a criminal. Other times the story is used to tell of the jealousy of man, telling that power always attracts unwanted attention... “_Running. Always running. I cannot take it anymore. There is no time or place safe from the horror that hunts me. How could I have been so careless? They all said that angering the him would cost me more then my life, but did I listen? No. I did not think it was that bad, that he was just a man with great influence. I thought that if I fled the city he would not be able to get to me. At first this seemed to be the case. I got out with the gold in my pocket without even the other men noticing anything. But then...The scraping of metal, the rattling breath....and the searing pain of dark fire embedded in my very soul... I have been running ever since. Let this be a warning for anyone out there. I can hear it coming, yet I am too tired to keep running. This thing is horror and pain incarnate. It won’t stop and it does not tire. The only thing that can halt it is that damned dagger... These are my final words. Let them be a warning to all. Do not mess with the Bearer of Umbra’s Oathblade, for that will surely be y-_” A scrap of paper besmirched with blood. The writer was never found. **Quotes:** Umbra does not really "Say" anything. He makes metallic sounds, scraping, heavy breathing, grunting, etc.

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