Some simple Volibear playability thingies
WE DID IT EVERYONE! GUESS WHO CAME! VOLTY DID! HE REALLY DID! http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...65607#32565607
This thread has clearly evolved to be much more than a few simple changes. It is very very clear right now that Riot has left Volibear out of the equation for the new S3 changes. His jungle is trashy, his top lane is impossible and his support is completely undesirable.
Some aspects of Volibear are very annoying and unfun to use.
1. His W stacks do not last long enough. Just a 1 second increase would make it so much more useable without actually changing the power of the ability.
2. His ultimate's cast time / animation is just horrid. If I use it before I enter a team fight by the time I reach my target it's half way done. If I use it in a team fight I stop moving and attacking for over half a second making it really hard to use properly.
(An idea for a new animation. A lightning bolt hits Volibear's helmet as he roars. Which would look better than just making Voli slide while using his ult)
3. A very very small range increase to his W just 25-50 range. (This ties in to point 1. I can be chasing a target and have my stacks fall off while they're just out of range)
(If #1 goes through #3 wouldn't need to.)
4. Tighter coding on his Q so that when I'm standing almost on top of someone (but not actually past them) it flings them away from me in the opposite direction of the way it should. (And sometimes if Volibear loses sight of his target while his Q is active he will stop and become unresponsive for a second or so)
(Perhaps Volibear could also ignore unit collision while his Q is active?)
5. A -0.5 second cd / rank for his W. With Darius being able to execute left and right all other executes become weaker. This makes it stronger and will likely put Voli in a slightly better place.
-----New suggestions (centered around the inevitable rework)-----
- His W becomes a nuke on a shorter cooldown that doesn't require stacks to cast, however having stacks greatly amplifies this abilities damage. No longer scales off health or acts like an execute (now scales off of AD).
- New passive (credit to Knight of Dusk for this idea)
Storm Armour (Passive)
Every time Volibear uses a skill he gains 3 charges of Storm Armour. For every charge, Volibear gains 2.5 armour and magic resistance. Volibear can have a maximum of 15 charges. Whenever Volibear gets struck by an enemy champion, his armour unleashes an electrical discharge reducing their armour and magic resistance by double the amount (5 AR/MR) for 3 seconds. This effect consumes 1 charge of Storm Armour.
- Q "bumps" away targets Volibear collides with during the movement speed burst (maybe just minions if it's too OP, the purpose is ignoring unit collision, but with a beary feel to it)
Edit 1: Over 100 upvotes and the thread has been alive for a week and no red post. Come on Riot what's up
Edit 2: Woot! 150 upvotes, still no Riot :(
Edit 3: Woo 200 upvotes!
Edit 4: We need more motivation so I did a horrible photo shop.
Edit 5: Soraka and Poppy (DO NOT LOOK AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER FACE) join Volibear as horrible monstrosities.
Edit 6: Yay!! 300 upvotes!
Edit 7: I have confirmed on Twitter that RiotVolty (Volibear's designer) has seen this thread. Advances have been made.
Edit 8: 350 upvotes. I love you guys (SPECIAL SHOUTOUT TO KNIGHT OF DUSK, this guy has been helping me bump this thread on his own initiative (I <3 you))
Edit 9: Shen baby and Fiddle'Maw are here for Volibear's support!
Edit 10: 400 upvotes, this is crazy.
Edit 11: 450 upvotes! You guys are fantastic, however still no Riot :(
Edit 12: After speaking with Morello and Volty on Twitter my heart is completely broken in two. I was told by Volty that just to fix bugs and massive playability issues we would have to "drop power in other places". :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:( I have a feeling neither Morello or Volty have played a game as Volibear in a long long time.
Edit 13: 500 Upvotes! You guys are amaaaaaazing infinite love for you all! <3
Edit 14: Special thanks to Asdioh for getting Statikk to comment on Volibear.
Edit 15: Volibear buff..? I think? Thank you Riot, um I uh. I guess.
Edit 16: 550 upvotes! Yayayayayayayayaayyayayayayayayaayyayay
Edit 17: We just hit 100 pages. That's 1000 posts in this thread (and none of them from Riot :(). Thank you guys so much, with the Season 3 changes mostly looking to hurt Volibear surely we can get a red post soon!!!
Edit 18: 600 upvotes?!!?!!!?!?! Why this is crazy!
Edit 19: 700 upvotes :O! And Volty?!!
Edit 20: 800 upvotes! Oh my
Edit 21: Looks like things are coming up bear.
Good quotes and strong points part of the thread (Previously known as "bump")
I like bears.
Downvote without reasoning :(
Oh so lonely.
EDIT: Alright you got me with that
The animation makes it appear he roars at their face. His mouth opens wide but doesn't close.
Dammit forums! The bear needs some loving!
This is silly.
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