[CENTER]It's occurred to me that the only champions in the league with shields are Pantheon, Leona, Poppy, Sejuani, Singed and Taric... Poppy's never played so let's get that out of the way. It's awkward having a bunch of warriors in the league with an empty left hand, Darius, Garen, Riven, Diana, Kayle, Jarvan IV. At least Master Yi and Tryndamere both wield two-handed swords, Shen wields double swords, but we need MORE SHIELDS!!!!!
LOOK AT THIS! Everything looks cooler with shields! Anyone can become a BADASS WITH SHIELDS!
If Nami had a shield, more people would play her!
If Kayle had a shield, more people would play her!
Look at all this badassness, can you achieve this level of badass without shields?
Even hybrids wear shields!
Could you face such a creature without a SHIELD?!
HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?!
You could only block the mightiest of foes with a shield! Not a sword, not a gauntlet, not a staff, a SHIELD!
Look at the might in her eyes, look at the courage she has! Only a shield can provide that!
You can only rush in battle with no fear at all with a trustworthy SHIELD!
Even wanderers and rogues need a good SHIELD!
EVEN MAGES AND SORCERERS NEEDS SHIELDS!
Look at these Sigils, shields for wizards in Lineage II. Look at the magnificence.
The greatest supports in the league are the best because they possess SHIELDS!
LOOK! CAN YOU FEEL THE POWER? CAN YOU FEEL THE DIVINITY?!
Look at these great shield concepts, any of those would make a champion more OP than release Xin Zhao, or release Vayne, why? Because THEY didn't have SHIELDS!
Just think of a mage or runic knight or even a battle priest wielding one of these bad boys.
These bucklers would be great for any thief or assassin, imagine an extremely agile thief with a legendary buckler with swift blocking and parrying agility?
I think you guys are ready, for the shield you've all been waiting for and grew up with, for the almighty king of shields, there was countless shields, but only one SHIELD, to RULE THEM ALL!
Here's a concept, see how Leona represents the sun and Diana represents the moon, and how they've been chosen by the sun and the moon respectively?
Well how about a champ that's chosen by the heavens every few hundred years an eclipse occurs? That warrior is bestowed with both the powers of the sun and the moon, and more, the eclipse, the darkness.
Even Diana represents the light, the moonlight, but the eclipse, it is true darkness. And of course she will need A SHIELD!
Let's get Riot to give us more SHIELDS! Maybe even the famous Dual-Shield champion a lot of us have been waiting for! (Those of you who roam weaponry/archetypes suggestion threads will know what I'm talking about)
[I found an example! Finally!]
[CENTER]Have you ever played Ragnarok Online? Or RO for short? It was like the best game a couple of years ago along with Maplestory, Diablo and such.
Anyways, in Ragnarok Online, Paladins, Crusaders and Royal Guards have skills based completely on their shields.
A few ideas I have for animations/abilities for a shield champion.
-Dual-Shields used to dash & bash opponents (à la Goofy from Kingdom Hearts)
-Dual-Shields used to crash against each other to make shockwaves (credit to Fly Líce)
-Strong tower shield that reduces dmg taken by you and your allies by X% when they are behind you
-Shield used as a barrier by planting it in certain location, all damage is reduced/negated while inside it.
-Shield magic, skillshots are fired from the shield as if it were a cannon (not a cannon shield though, that'd look dumb)
-Shield-surfing gap closer (credit to Mint Häagen Dazs)
-Buckler or triangular shield used as a boomerang (like Crusaders in Ragnarok Online < Must watch this bad ass Ragnarok shield animation)
And best of all.
-Runic shield that can be imbued with magic/elementals to deal damage:
When fire charged, enemies take damage if you get hit by melee attacks.
When lightning charged, you release chain lightning every 3 hits.
When water charged, you heal X amount every 4 hits.
When earth charged, you receive bonus Armor/MR.
When wind charged, allies gain bonus movement speed when near you.
When light charged, every 3rd attack that hits you stuns/blinds the enemy who dealt it.
When dark charged, you slow enemies around you by X%.
A charge's duration would vary by the element before going on cooldown and could work like Twisted Fate's Pick-a-Card or even better, it would work like the Cannoneer skill Roll-of-Dice from Maplestory, a number would be assigned to each charge and the dice would only roll for 2 seconds to avoid wasted cast-time but chances remain random.
Also, if you like this thread, be sure to check out my other thread about monsters/creatures needed in league: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...php?p=26520777 (Sigh, really Riot? Did you really have to move that thread?...)
Edit (12/28/12): 100 upvotes! Now we need to get a red in here!
Edit (12/29/12): 200 upvotes! You guys are AWESOME! Keep it up and thanks for the support!
Edit (12/29/12): 300 upvotes?! +100 in only 3 hours??? My god! That's insane! I just noticed! We have 3 red posts! Thanks a lot for the bumping/upvoting everyone!!!
Edit (12/29/12): 400 upvotes Just 4 hours later, man I love you guys, SHIELDS ftw! Now let's get ourselves a bad ass male crusader knight with a runic shield reflecting barrier
Edit (12/29/12): 500 upvotes! GREAT! Maybe Riot will give us more shields! Not just 1 knight or 1 dual shield champion. WE NEED MOAR SHIELDS IN GENERAL! Mage guards, assassin bucklers, knight shields!
Edit (12/29/12): 600 upvotes!! Aww yeahhhhhhh!!!
Edit (01/12/13): 700 upvotes! Took a while, I was afraid everyone saw the thread already. We can reach further and more people! Come on bros!
Edit (03/06/13): 800 upvotes, took a while but whatever lol.
Edit (05/07/13): 900 upvotes! Let's get it to 1k![/CENTER]