3 out of 9 yordle champions are melee: one is undead and another is using a giant mecha. Now they’re pretty cool, but why should yordles need special reasons to get up close and personal to fight? Does their size affect their ability to fight?
No, size doesn’t mean everything, so here’s a yordle swordsman.
Clierant, the Yordle Swordsman
Clierant is a melee dps champion. His abilities are based on the use of his rocket sword, a Mundo-esque broadsword with a rocket attached. (Concept below)
health: 425, +80 per level
health regen: 7, +.7 Per level
mana: 200, +30 per level
mana regen: 4, +0.25 per level
attack damage: 56.3, +3.2 per level
attack speed: 0.65, +3% per level
movement speed: 320
armor: 18, +3.5 per level
magic resist: 30, +1.25 per level
Passive: Born There:
Clierant gains 5 Hp5 for every nearby friendly champion.
Q: Rocket Riposte:
Clierant gains a shield equal in strength to his total attack damage that lasts 3 seconds. Clierant’s first attack on an enemy who has damaged his shield also sets his target on fire, dealing magic damage over time.
Cost: 60 mana; cooldown: 15 seconds; magic damage: 70/110/150/190/230, +0.4 per AP
W: Raised Here:
Clierant jumps into the air and rides his sword (like Irelia’s joke, but useful) for 3 seconds. He gains movement speed and ignores unit collision. (Idea: If he attacks while flying, he swings his sword while falling, causing this attack to also deal bonus physical damage and ending his flight.)
Cost: 75 mana; cooldown: 20/19/18/17/16 seconds; bonus movement speed: 15/19/23/27/31% bonus damage: 30/45/60/75/90
E: Master Duelist:
Clierant and a target nearby enemy taunt each other for 2 seconds. If he takes less damage than his target during their duel, at the end of the 2 seconds he ignites his rocket sword, dealing bonus magic damage to his target.
Cost: 50 mana; cooldown: 15 seconds; range: 200; bonus damage: 70/110/150/190/230, +0.4 per AP
R: Taking You with Me:
Clierant points his rocket behind him and dashes towards target champion. He grabs the first enemy champion he collides with and flies into the air, landing at target location and dealing damage to his target.
Cost: 100 mana; cooldown: 75 seconds; range: 500; radius: 500; physical damage: 200/350/500
The peace afforded Valoran by the League has allowed its member city-states freedom to travel and behave as their forefathers would have thought impossible. Such is the tale of Clierant. His parents, as many yordles are, were fascinated with the Mothership, the massive rocket at the heart of yordle society. Unlike many yordles, however, their obsession was strong enough that they decided to follow Heimerdinger to the City of Progress in order to research the science behind it. So, going with them, Clierant left the city of his birth.
As he grew up, Clierant found very few yordles his age in Piltover, and they usually returned to Bandle City before long. His parents were always busy at the Academy of Science and Progress. Struggling to overcome the differences between himself and his neighbors, he found friends in Ioniatown and Little Demacia. Naturally their interests deviated from the academic and techmaturgical landscape around them. When he finally showed his parents the swordsmanship he had spent years honing with his friends, their frank shock and disappointment crushed him. As he turned to climb up to his room, barely caring to haul his sword with him, his eye landed on the shiny cone of the rocket his parents had brought back from the Academy. An idea crossed his mind, a legendary idea…
“That’s…what?! What is that thing - Aaarrrgh”