Originally Posted by Tsaalyo
I'm curious. If you were to have kids with a human, would the kids be half dragons like you, or would they be 'quarter dragons', so to speak, less like you and more like humans?
If my husband was human, our children would still be half dragons, like me. It would take three or four generations of my descendents having children with humans before the children became too human to transform. And even then, they would likely be able to breathe fire, and have superior physical forms, for several generations beyond that.
Originally Posted by Parthurnax
If you don't mind, I'm going to provide my input as to why a few of your points are invalid.
First you mentioned other champions running out of mana in long term fights.
The thing is, most fights do not last. They end in 10-15 seconds. So running out of mana in the middle of a fight is not a major problem at all. In general, going out of mana only happens if someone has not visited the platform in a long time.
I find your second statement somewhat incorrect as well. True, you do more damage than most of the champions I have listed, and can probably duel most of them and be the victor. However, have you ever tried to fight against a Nasus who has slain 200 or more minions to his Siphoning Strike? Towards the end of a match, he poses a larger threat than you because his Wither can shut down anyone, and then he can simply walk into the fray, kill the carries in one to two hits with Siphoning Strike, all while taking little damage, and then focus on the tankier people (such as yourself). And since you lack crowd control, you would never be able to keep him or someone similar to him off of your carries, and at the end of the day, they are the ones who win the fights.
In response to your comment on Sion and being able to do more damage to enemies around you...I simply have two words: Death's Caress.
Finally, let's talk about your initiate. The Burnout combined with the Dragon's Descent. Do you realize how obvious of an initiate this is? The enemy team could see it coming easily and counter it by stunning you under the tower and killing you before the rest of your team catches up. Skarner can initiate by flashing in and suppressing a target, and then dragging the poor victim back to his team. Rammus can flash in and taunt a target. Udyr can flash and stun. Your initiate isn't bad, and it works well in other situations (such as dragon or Baron fights).
I'm sorry if I'm offending you in any way. This is just what I have seen practically happen in the few months I have used you.
On a completely different note, which ability do you dread seeing in a fight? For me it's Gangplank's ultimate. That maniacal pirate laughter followed by the cannons raining down always makes me wary when engaging a team with a Gangplank.
And finally, last question I promise, what do you think of Nidalee?
A tactical discussion is far more Luxanna's strong point, but if you must, very well.
You put a lot of faith in fights lasting such a short amount of time, Summoner. Surely you've been in enough fights to know how hard it is on your team when your own abilities are only able to be used once in a fight. Look at LeBlanc, or even Luxanna, with all due respect. What happens if a fight lasts longer than that? What happens if the enemy survives your initial burst? More than anything, what happens if the enemy has enough sustain to make up all the damage you did? Being hindered by mana is a huge disadvantage, Summoner, even if you believe no fight will last long enough for that to be an issue, and even if you believe that fights only start when you're at full mana.
Your second point. You're right, but really, it's the Summoner's fault if the enemy is allowed to get to that point. Nearly any champion becomes absolutely unstoppable if his or her opponents allow it. Any 'carry', even myself. What matters is how unstoppable a champion naturally is. Without proper gear, the only hope Rammus has of killing anyone is if someone hurts themselves on his shell. Riven is very easily killed without proper gear, and Skarner and Sion are confined by mana - which they eat a lot of if their abilities are weakened by a lack of gear. I'm the only one who can overcome anyone in terms of strength, and deal serious damage, over a long period of time, without a need for much gear. And when it comes to an equal fight, where both myself and my opponent are suited up? Like you said, I'm almost guaranteed to splatter their burning guts across the Fields of Justice. As for 'crowd control', like I said, just buy me any weapon with a slowing effect. Even that will be enough to ensure that no opponent survives long enough to get to Vayne, or whoever my 'carry' is.
I'm not saying damage to a wide area is solely my ability, but I will say that everyone feels it when I Twin Bite in my true form against some frail targets.
Your final point misses the point entirely, my dear Summoner. It's exactly the point that my initiate is obvious. It's exactly the point for the enemy to focus their efforts on me. That stun they tried to use on me? That's one less threat to Vayne. Those abilities they all threw at me, in hopes of having the power to kill a dragon? They all become a whole list of abilities that are not being used on my allies. And the thing is, for example, Skarner's method focuses entirely on one target. Yes, stuns are good, but the others can easily choose to instead target your carry, since they are feeling none of the initiate. When I dive, everyone feels it. You WILL pay attention to me before anyone else, or you will die. Plain and simple, my dear Summoner, there is no denying the power of a dragon.
So, abilities I dread... there aren't many, Summoner. I suppose the most irksome one is Caitlyn's. The woman is such an unbelievable shot. It's like she never misses.
I can relate to Nidalee, in that she has an animal half. Sadly, she hates the feud between Demacia and Noxus, and she tells me she'll fight either of us to the death if we try to move in on her home turf. I suppose I can respect that, and I can tell you that Demacia has no plans to invade Nidalee's home. In fact, she just wants peace, and that's certainly all anyone wants. I doubt Nidalee cares to visit Demacia, but she's always welcome, as far as I'm concerned. Though... oddly enough, I thought Nidalee had no real interest in civilization. But this past halloween, did you see her? She was as cleaned up as the high class in any Demacian special occasion. Quite stunning, I must say. Who knows, maybe she's considering living in a proper citystate. It'd likely be Ionia, and since they're an ally of Demacia, I wish her well.