Someone posted this in the test realm forum regarding the patch notes about the change in warwick's bloodscent ability. it will now display a more visible icon above the target when you are within range of them when they have low health, giving them ample warning that you can see them from 1/3 of the map away. I came up with an idea that I thought was pretty wicked, and wanted to post it here to see what people have to think about it.
I am just ctrl+c, ctrl+v ing it so sorry if some of it doesn't make sense in this context.
yeah, it's pretty reta.rded if you ask me. i mean, simply speaking from a logical stand point of how the spell works it makes no sense. how would you know if a shark can smell your blood in the water? or if a wolf catches your scent on the wind? that is the frightening nature of the beast, and warwick is a beast. not knowing if and when a warwick is near when you have low health adds a very primal apprehension, almost a fear if you will. it's a psychological tactic that needs to be in the game, and adds a LOT of depth to warwicks character.
IMHO, a visible debuff on the enemy is a terrible decision. honestly, a real cool way to show it could be a debuff that gives you loss of control of your character for .3 seconds every 10 seconds he is within range. just a small juke with the icon much like fiddles fear. enough to let you know he is near and you should react, but not enough to make you worthless in all your actions. just cancels channeling if you happen to be using it at the wrong time, or slows you ever so slightly in your attempt to flee. this way, it also gives you proper warning even if he is within 1/3 of the map away from you. this assists in the primal feel of warwicks character, and even adds an ever so slight viability to him as a team player once enemies start to become low in health in team fights, making them pick to either run or gun knowing full well that tiny fear might disrupt them at just the wrong time.
i just started this reply and got really excited about this idea, i think i will copy it onto champ suggestion forums.
tl;dr for those of you that shouldn't be on forums if you aren't prepared to read: get rid of the always present visible icon and instead add a .1-.5 second fear every 10 seconds warwick is in range.