And before I get flamed in regards to making cards for a video game company, I'VE ALREADY THOUGHT OF THAT! HAH!
So this post I'll update weekly with a -champion- design as well as my daily cards!
WHAT?! Cards AND champions?! RIOT HIRE THIS MAN! (Pleasepleaseplease.)
All art by my good friend Michelle Aria. Find her here, where she does legitimately good stuff that isn't last minute: http://arimich.deviantart.com/
Lord, a whole month already?
Check page seven for Arianna and Timbre, the Chorus of the Wilds!
Check page six for Gil, Kingpin!
Check page four for Crisselle! The Void Butterfly!
Naka, the Packleader!
Naka is a melee AD carry, specifically focused on large teamfights.
I find it remiss that we have so few melee AD carries, further worsened by the lack of different playstyles between them.
Thus, I have made Naka! Have you ever wanted to lead your team to victory, ripping all your enemies asunder, trampling down all in your path with a mighty howl?!
Have you ever laughed in the face of danger or uncertain odds?
Have you ever stared down an entire enemy team on your own and smile knowing you were in the exact spot where you do your best work?
Then this may be the champion for you!
All of her skills scale based on the number of allies or enemies near you at the time. The bigger the fight, the brighter Naka shines!
Passive - War Hero - Naka and nearby allied champions gain 2% increased armor and magic resistance for each nearby allied champion.
(That means 8% armor and magic resistance increase for your whole team in a teamfight. Wow!)
Q - Glaive Flourish - Naka pounces on target enemy champion, then does a slash to each nearby enemy champion. These slashes can critically strike and apply on-hit effects.
(So if Naka jumps in to a whole team of enemy champions, they all pretty much die if she's got good gear).
W - Battle Howl - (Active) Naka and nearby allied champions gain flat movement speed for the duration. This movement speed is increased based on the number of nearby allied champions.
(Passive) Naka passively gains attack speed and movement speed.
(Company, CHAAAAAAAAAAAARGE! AROOOOOOOO!)
E - Relentless Strikes - For a short duration, Naka's attacks increase her damage dealt to enemy champions by 1% for each nearby enemy champion. This stacks up to 5 times.
(That's 25% increased damage. Yeouch.)
R - Fang and Steel - Naka launches herself, dealing attack damage to enemy champions in a line. If she hits three or more enemy champions, the cooldown is refreshed.
This ability can critically strike and applies on-hit effects.
(I want her to be able to move extremely fast and apply damage really fast, but I don't want her to be able to escape from every situation easily. Thus, this ability was born.)
Backstory: Ionia is a place where martial prowess is as important as breathing. Dozens of powerful forms of martial arts rule the day, and those unskilled or untrained in these arts find themselves marginalized. This was much more true during the days of the Noxian invasion and occupation. When even the most masterful of the martial arts could not defend themselves against such tyranny, all hope was lost for those who could not defend themselves.
So, perhaps it wasn't so strange that one of Ionia's most renowned heroes during the Noxian war was one raised to defend themselves despite the odds.
The proud beasts of Ionia were suppressed for far too long under the iron rule of man and his weapons. No fangs or claws were enough to save themselves from the masters of the blade. And so, it was either by fate or chance that Naka, a runt of a wolf pup, should be the first of the beasts to defeat a hunter by using his own weapon against him - A spectacular blade at the end of a long shaft.
The beasts of Ionia took to the martial arts far faster than anyone could expect, with Naka being the most talented and profound beast combatant of her time. It was not long before the hunters stopped entering their forests altogether. The beasts wished to take the fight to the hunters, and began to mount their forces, with Naka as the unanimous leader of their war party.
This is when the beasts met their first Noxian hunting party.
The Noxians were prepared for Ionians with swords and armor, but nothing could have prepared them for the fury and the tactical prowess of Naka's wolf pack. Most of the Noxians were dead before they even realized they were under attack.
Learning of this powerful new force, the Ionian council turned to the beasts and asked for their alliance in defeating the Noxian invaders. Despite years of animosity between beast and man, the beasts understood that the Ionians only killed for necessity. Noxians killed for enjoyment. Any animosity still harbored by the beasts towards the Ionians has long since been spent on the Noxians, slaughtering countless at a time.
Now Naka, the greatest beast-warrior and tactician of her time has come to join the League to fight for her peoples' rights to live their lives not marginalized by the humans of Runeterra.