: Scuse me, this should be top post. Something this amazing.
: I do like this, but I feel that his Q is missing something. Simply because most people would just walk out of range of the aura and would just ignore them instead of attacking it. Also the fact that you can only put out one seems kinda limiting, especially with the interaction of his E. Maybe lower the cooldown or up the duration and remove the impassable effect. I say this because I feel like spawning multiple cacti to make his E a bigger threat would be a cool idea. Removing the impassable effect would avoid abuse cases of boxing people in. It would need a cc effect instead then to compensate for the limitations as a single ability. Maybe have it sprout from the ground after a slight delay and if a target is hit they are knocked up or snared and take his passive damage on hit? Seems thematically appropriate. Also if he could spawn multiple, it would give people more incentive to destroy them despite the effects of doing so. I have a question regarding his ult, is it centered on Hoodoo? As in the circle moves with him until it activates, because the would open up interesting combinations with how you have his w working. Also minor nitpick, I feel his Q and E should be swapped as spells. Reason being because it would follow most champ designs by Riot where the Q is the bread-and-butter/important skill. Not saying the current Q isn't important, just that E is probably going to be the first skill leveled, used the most, and gives him consistent ranged poke.
His ult would be initially centered on Hoodoo, but it doesn't move. (Think jarvan ult)
: I approve of this champion RITO PLS
I swear, you made my heart skip a beat.
: Never to late to "take inspiration" ;) as the judging process hasn't started yet and the deadline isn't quite here yet! Oh, and thanks! Edit: Wth, your story is amazing! Although I'd personally like to get a better understanding on why Antonio's mind summoned a creature that was a bandit cactus, the over all story is great! I'd change this part tho, the entire tome thing seems kinda far fetched IMO and you've proven to be a pretty damn good story writer. >Wishing for his imaginary friend to become real and save the day, he peeked out at a shiny tome half-hidden in a bloodied bag. Opening it up, it was his tribe's secret tome that the bandits somehow missed, which contained powerful spells to create magical beings. Antonio vowed to make his imaginary friend real, and together, like his dreams, would travel the world and fight those who would dare threaten innocent lives. He took a deep breath, and took aim at a nearby cactus.
Ah, alright. I'll change that, thank you!
: Hey, interesting concept with some cool ideas! I have some constructive criticisms about hoodoo if you dont mind. Firstly, his passive affords him a lot of ambient damage, something that Riot has started to avoid. That's not to say that its entirely a bad idea, just something to be careful with. Personally, I would have it only be active for X seconds after each of his spell casts (and maybe even auto attacks) with a clear visual indication that it is active. This makes the effect more clear in gameplay, and also would feel more interactive. His Q and E have an interesting interaction that allow for players to improve their skill on the champion, though you have labeled him as a juggernaut, which are traditionally defined as: Champions with high damage and survivability but low range in compensation. Very seldom do defensive champions have ranged abilities, and when they do it is for a very specific purpose or with a special condition holding it back. The range isnt that high overall, but the ability to extend it I fear would add a lot of long ranged co trip. Also, having to spemd the time to auto attack a structure and break it is punishment enough. Take Yorick's wall for an example of terrain that only takes 2 hits to break and causes a lot of panic. His W is really cool, and until Kayne I don't think any other champion has had a sticking mechanic like that. Even then, its quite different and interesting. The R is really cool too, especially the condition that allies can leave, but he can not. It really emphasizes his "defender of justice" theme. Overall I think a "sticky juggernaut" is a cool idea but I also think the kit could use a little work. For example, what is the clear concequence of not removing Hoodoo? If he had an effect like an aoe that goes off after 4 seconds or a stacking effect like tahm kench, there would be a clear reason foe the hoodoo player to want to stick as long as possible, and for the enemies to keep him off. Good luck, hope this helps!
Actually, the passive does work like how you described. I'd imagine his ambient damage to be around sunfire cape's level, and increased to about around than a garen E. I also provided a visual indicator in the accompanying ability graphic. For his Q, It's comparable to trundle pillar. Also, unlike a Yorick W, it doesn't completely block off an enemy, but alright, I will lower Cactus heath. And for your last part, I'll add a sort of stacking mechanic. Thanks for your suggestions! ;D
GI Jho (NA)
: A very nice (and rather funny) concept you've got here. Also, how did you do the graphics for the style and power scale portions?
I mostly just searched up a formatting guide for the LoL boards, and went from there. For the power scale, I used a bunch of minus signs and emojis.
: *I'm posting it again in case you don't get notifications from replies on other comments* _____ I'm a huge lore-whore and as soon as I saw these questions I immediately started crafting a real backstory for him. Here's my somewhat acknowledgeable, yet amateur attempt: >What is he (maybe Vestaya...)? The first idea that struck my mind was that he was some sort of golem created by an old tribe that used to roam the Shuriman deserts. It was a time, long before the Noxian invasion, a time where Demacia was but a dream. The tribe included powerful shamans who had settled down, surviving the ferocious living conditions thanks to their magic. They had long known about the threat that lurked under the dunes, the vicious Xer'Sai. A race born from the shadows from a distant world, plaguing the realm of men. The tribe had to do something, to prolong the inevitable. Although there was hope, they would all suffer the bitter end. Before the mighty queen of the Xer would tie the knot herself. >Where does he come from (other then Shurima)? The Shaman, head of the tribe, knew she had to come up with a solution. Therefore she summoned HooDoo with only sparse resources at her disposal, cacti. The tribe had always found their land sacred, willing to slay nosey explorers and relentless merchants salvaging the lands. Yet, in order to protect their people, they had to use what they once held so dearly. The cacti (fkin dramatic lol). The golems were worshipped like gods, divine beings that stood between them and the beasts. The tribe embellished the creatures with garments enchanted to make them endure the spiteful drought as well as rejuvenating properties. > What is his goal (other then filling bandits with needles)? Each time the Bells of the sand-gliders rung in the distance, the HooDoo as they're called, would wake from their slumber and protect the tribe. Day and night, through storms and droughts. Nothing would stand in their way, nothing but Rek´Sai. It was an eire night, the sands laid flat as the southern winds peacefully made their way over the dunes. Until the tremors started, tremors like the village had never experienced before. The shaman glanced out in the shivering sands, from the dark a purpur light emerged from the distance. Then, an ear-splitting screech filled the once silent night, alarming the HooDoo. The tremors continued, they got more intense as the purple haze came closer. And then. From nowhere, the earth shattered. A beast bigger than ever before witnessed. The beast rammed through the village, crushing everything in it's path. The cacti guardians didn't stand a chance, crumbling one after another, disappearing in a green smog. The shaman knew this was the end, she channeled her power, searching for the very essence of this sacred desert. She embraced the last HooDoo with her own power, draining herself and giving up her life as a last resort. The fight went on all night between the HooDoo and the Xer'Sai queen, thorns against fangs, scales against brute force. ...At the break of dawn, there were nothing but mere memories of a once powerful tribe, shattered by the unnatural forces that came to curse Shurima's future. The only thing standing was a lone cactus, in search his long lost creator. >What are his motives? To aimlessly find it's creator and make up for what happened. >Why is he a cactus with a hat? No fkin clue lol, maybe it was a tribute from the tribe, although why would they have a Sheriff's hat... So here's my lackluster concept of his backstory, hope it can be somewhat useful lol.
I actually finished with the lore expansion (You can read it now under "Lore"), and I think i did a way worse job than you. Oh well, I tried.
Okg11 (EUW)
: Someone have been watching digimon lately *cough* Togemon.
Any similarities are purely coincidental.
: British Columbia would like to have a word with you.
Alberta, more specifically. Haven't seen many cacti here.
Candurill (EUW)
: Hey there :D Cool concept!!! Its really getting some nice attention on the boards ^^ So I thought, let me give my thoughts :P First of all, I find the whole "living cactus idea" very funny and original (and its probably what most people like about him). My only concern with it is that it feels more like a skin (april fools or something) then an actual champion thematic. The lore, while nicely written, is too short to really establish him into the world of Runeterra. What is he (maybe Vestaya...)? Where does he come from (other then Shurima)? What is his goal (other then filling bandits with needles)? What are his motives? Why is he a cactus with a hat? He just does not (yet) feel like he fits into the overal lore and theme of League of legends... His passive: VERY fitting for his theme!!! And really makes him a good tank of sorts. Maybe do something with melee champions aa'ing him? Other then that very little remarks :D His Q: this is pretty much a Trundle Ice pillar with some extra combo possibilities with his passive and other abilities. I'm not disliking it but I'd try and make it more unique in some way... His W: Almost say that the second cast would make for an awesome ultimate if you gave it some more power (somehow). The first cast is good as an ability on its own, just seems a bit lack-luster to put the two together in one ability. His E: Awesome ability, not much to say about it :) Nice combo with his Q. His R: As I said, his current second cast on his W would fit here perfectly, including the name (I mean, hug of death...must I say more?). The current ability is fine too though. Final thoughts: All in all a cool champion concept ^^ Nice idea for a tank you do NOT want to stand next to XD I love the way he can stick to enemies and think you should focus on that thematic when (or if) you look over some of his abilities. A big, living, hat wearing cactus that wil hug you to death sounds like an amazing idea to me ^^ I'd also put some more energy in the lore and try to establish him in the world or League of legends some more. That will really go a long way in the CCOS :) I must mention that I only give feedback out of my own experience with league and the CCOS...I've made a lot of concepts already, but I'm still learning aswel so take some of my feedback with a grain of salt. I'd hate to have my feedback change Hoodoo so much that he wanders from what you originally wanted him to be :) I wish all the luck to you in the CCOS and may the best concept win ^^
Thanks! ;D I'm planning on expanding his backstory by a lot, so expect that coming later today. Also, I added a new effect to his Q.
Rux100 (NA)
: I love it! A few things to add though: I feel a cactus should do some sort of bleed damage... perhaps he could do a stacking bleed? His passive could, instead of this constant ticking damage, emit a pulse every 4 seconds or so, and enemies caught in that pulse receive a stack of... let's call it "poked holes", haha. Enemies hit by abilities will gain "poked holes" as well, and it can stack up to 5 times. I know this sounds very similar to the Darius passive, but it just seems odd to not give a cactus bleed damage in some way. The Q is nice, the only consideration I could offer is maybe upon despawn, it could shoot spikes for small damage and cause additional slow? Like a dying Shaco clone, or Wukong clone. His W at level 1 lasts for 4 seconds? That seems like a very long time, I thought Morgana stuns were scary at level 1. I might consider toning that one down a bit. For the E, when cast while Q is active, is it similar to Lulu's pix: do both Hoodoo and the cactus home in on the direction based on their respective positions, or is this ability a fixed direction at all times? Also, you said "4 shots in each direction", but then added that "enemies take reduced damage from subsequent spikes" so which is it? Do all four spikes follow the cursor, or does only one follow the cursor while the other 3 fire at separate angles? For the Ult, is Hoodoo immobile during the ult, or no? I think I'd like to see him immobile, and let the cacti bring the enemies in for a real hug >:D also if you can dash through the wall, can you walk through it? I'm a noob compared to most other players, so take my comments any way you want, I am simply expressing my interest in your idea and I really hope to see it!! It actually made me laugh at first, the first thing I thought of was this cactus character on my daughter's TV show, and he's a bit of a goofball himself. Riot, give this guy your attention!! {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
> [{quoted}](name=Rux100,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=gjxNEwnm,comment-id=000a,timestamp=2017-07-17T09:29:33.422+0000) > > His W at level 1 lasts for 4 seconds? That seems like a very long time, I thought Morgana stuns were scary at level 1. I might consider toning that one down a bit. Good idea. > > For the E, when cast while Q is active, is it similar to Lulu's pix: do both Hoodoo and the cactus home in on the direction based on their respective positions, or is this ability a fixed direction at all times? Also, you said "4 shots in each direction", but then added that "enemies take reduced damage from subsequent spikes" so which is it? Do all four spikes follow the cursor, or does only one follow the cursor while the other 3 fire at separate angles? Yeah, I imagine it to be similar to Lulu's Q with lulu and pix, but with 2 smaller shots on both sides and another on the back. The spikes have a fixed distance towards eachother, but they follow the cursor's durection. I'll include an illustration later for clarification. > > For the Ult, is Hoodoo immobile during the ult, or no? I think I'd like to see him immobile, and let the cacti bring the enemies in for a real hug >:D also if you can dash through the wall, can you walk through it? > You can't walk through it, I should clarify that. > I'm a noob compared to most other players, so take my comments any way you want, I am simply expressing my interest in your idea and I really hope to see it!! It actually made me laugh at first, the first thing I thought of was this cactus character on my daughter's TV show, and he's a bit of a goofball himself. Riot, give this guy your attention!! > > > {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}} Aw, thanks ;D
Grau (NA)
: [EDIT] I just realized the art was done by you, that is super cool and it looks great! Don't think I've ever seen a cactus concept for a champion before, that's a really interesting theme! The damage numbers themselves would be a big determiner on whether or not he's fun and quirky or overpowered. Ambient damage being the bulk of damage on a juggernaut (since they are known for having quite high damage!) would be problematic, especially if he has the ability to just grab you and stick. His cooldowns are for the most part very high. There would be a lot of downtime between spells where he will be stuck just walking around doing nothing. Hoodoo's kit does seem to lend itself more towards being a tank than a juggernaut, he's got lots of ambient damage, a targetted dash to get into range, and has a good amount of crowd control/area control with his cacti, slow on e, and his ult. If you do end up making some base stats and scalings for him I would consider looking into the stats that tanks have as opposed to juggernauts. His kit is more comparable to the likes of nautilus, amumu, and maokai than darius or illaoi. Overall excellent concept, I can't find much to criticize honestly! I think you should take a stab at damage values on his abilities, it'll give a clearer idea of how he would function in lane.
> [{quoted}](name=Grau,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=gjxNEwnm,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2017-07-17T02:33:10.490+0000) > > [EDIT] I just realized the art was done by you, that is super cool and it looks great! > Don't think I've ever seen a cactus concept for a champion before, that's a really interesting theme! > The damage numbers themselves would be a big determiner on whether or not he's fun and quirky or overpowered. > Ambient damage being the bulk of damage on a juggernaut (since they are known for having quite high damage!) would be problematic, especially if he has the ability to just grab you and stick. > His cooldowns are for the most part very high. There would be a lot of downtime between spells where he will be stuck just walking around doing nothing. > Hoodoo's kit does seem to lend itself more towards being a tank than a juggernaut, he's got lots of ambient damage, a targetted dash to get into range, and has a good amount of crowd control/area control with his cacti, slow on e, and his ult. If you do end up making some base stats and scalings for him I would consider looking into the stats that tanks have as opposed to juggernauts. His kit is more comparable to the likes of nautilus, amumu, and maokai than darius or illaoi. > Overall excellent concept, I can't find much to criticize honestly! I think you should take a stab at damage values on his abilities, it'll give a clearer idea of how he would function in lane. Sure, I'll pull up some references and see what I can do, although, what numbers he does have are more based off other juggernauts. Also he's more intended as a jungler ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
: A cactus champion!! I fucking love this!<3 Not because i'm from Phoenix btw, I just digg that idea lol.
> [{quoted}](name=Off The Heezy,realm=NA,application-id=A8FQeEA8,discussion-id=gjxNEwnm,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2017-07-17T01:52:28.377+0000) > > A cactus champion!! I fucking love this!&lt;3 Not because i&#x27;m from Phoenix btw, I just digg that idea lol. Funny thing is, I'm from Canada, a place with no cacti at all.
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: [CCOS] July CCOS Entry Time! Enter Here!
https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/skin-champion-concepts/gjxNEwnm-champion-concept-hoodoo-the-spiny-sheriff Entering this thing. It also happens to be the first champion concept I've ever posted.
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Teemo free week? Well, I'll be playing Yorick all week then
: That's not a champ, its the main character from that old show Gargoyles.
No, that's Goliath. Galio is a 16th century Italian astronomer
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{{item:3070}} able pun, you mean?
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: I have something like 210K with Yasuo, and I know of at least other person here on the boards with like 450k on some champion or other. 70k is no biggie and neither is my own score. Now, if you really want to know what dedication looks like, go look up Annie Bot. That dude has like 2mil on Annie.
> [{quoted}](name=IronwallJackson,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=m6q1mod9,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2015-11-24T05:12:43.681+0000) > > I have something like 210K with Yasuo, and I know of at least other person here on the boards with like 450k on some champion or other. 70k is no biggie and neither is my own score. > > Now, if you really want to know what dedication looks like, go look up Annie Bot. That dude has like 2mil on Annie. Keep in mind though, that I've only been playing for around 4 or 5 months.
Fowus (NA)
: please tell me they werent adc teemo games
> [{quoted}](name=fowus2happy,realm=NA,application-id=Ir7ZrJjF,discussion-id=m6q1mod9,comment-id=000e,timestamp=2015-11-24T17:52:40.360+0000) > > please tell me they werent adc teemo games Nope, I build mostly ap and go top, Like a normal satan.
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