Originally Posted by Sarudalf
Yorick and his pets are also being reworked.
My bet is that Spider Queen is going to be very dependent on her spiderlings (hence her name Spider Queen), so Riot had to make better pet AI. While there's still work left to do on Spider Queen, we're starting to see thier AI overhaul on other champions. Also the contollable pets were updated too a few patches ago (now easier to control pets). That could be a hint that Spider Queen will use both controllable and AI pets.
I don't think it's a coincidence that Riot do all this pet overhaul in about the same timeline as Morello hinted about Spider Queen being in production and Xypherous mentioned Spider AI.
I had forgotten Yorick. Thanks for the reminder there.
If I was going by theory...
I'd look back at Gavid the Plant King's kit: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wik...the_Plant_King
Zyra basically resurrected the core important parts of his kit when she was made. So I'd be curious as per how much Riot would update her kit actually versus use what was already planned. Corpsemaker is about the only one I can't venture a guess at.
Inject Spiderlings would be the obvious way to get her spiders out like Broodmother. Thirst, I imagine, would be some lifesteal-themed skill. Maybe like Broodmother's ultimate. Ensnare would be her CC. Camouflage, I imagine, would be her passive. With the stealth changes (another theory that people had that was preventing Spider Queen)... I imagine she could potentially stealth in some sort of temporary fashion. It seemed most people assumed she'd be some type of assassin/jungler, so it makes sense. Adding another AI control to that just sounds like it'd be too cluttered.
I thought for a while that the data mining about future champs that came up could have been Tekk; scent never really made sense. The "infest" was what originally made me think of inject spiderlings; it was a stretch. It may be simply that we have Lifestealer coming to LoL down the line.
Either way... if she's really far off yet then I wouldn't mind hearing one very allusive comment; the hoping is nice too. I'm guessing if we do it won't be here but rather in Morello's still pending update on monsters. Last post by him on the subject mentioned the big update and Zyra had put him behind.