While playing Caitlyn I came up with a tweak to her ultimate.
Well I don't really have complaints against it's balance, or the way it works for the most of the part. I just thought of a way to make it more convenient and useful.
Controversial current aspects of it:
While casting ultimate Cait is locked in position for few seconds what makes her venerable, that makes it very situational. If enemy team is clever they will just go after you while you're casting.
For these few seconds enemy team will be informed of her casting ultimate, and will have time to shield.
Cait have no control over ultimate, once pressed she is waiting and praying for the target to not be shielded, and if it's shielded she will shot anyway. (That's sharpshooting for you xD) Her success depends on enemy team not on player skill.
For comparison, Ashe and Ezreal:
their cast time is much slower, which means their risk of dying while casting ult is really low.
Their ults depend totally on their prediction skills. Enemy will not know of their casting, it comes by surprise, so there will not be possibility of shielding. If someone shields, it's pure bad luck, or good predicament by enemy team.
While I understand payoffs, as cait ultimate is lock-on, and deals significant dmg to single target, I think it could use tweaking, which would not make her ultimate more powerful, but instead just more convenient to use.
Here comes the tweak I thought of - make her ult cancelable
Press R to take aim; after delay press R again to shot, or walk away if you find it not likely to hit, putting it on short cooldown (for example 1/4 of normal cd)
If cait decides to wait too long, the ult will go on short cooldown. (in order to not allow her to restrict enemy team movement for longer than few seconds)
Benefits of such tweak:
1. If placed under risk, the ult can be canceled, allowing Cait to run away. Payoff is the cooldown
2. Cait is no longer blind homing rocket shooter. She's sharpshooter, she can see what she's shooting and will not strike tank instead of her target anymore
3. It will make her ult more convenient and less situational, increase overall playability etc while not giving her boost.
Please forgive me if I made any orthographic mistakes.
Let's make LoL even better!