Further musing on Gorge

June 24, 2011 by Tim

For the comic I had to briefly summarize some of the skills I think would work well on Gorge, but any of you that play LoL likely know that skills are more detailed than the summaries given on their champion pages.

For his passive, I thought “Glide” would be neat. Basically it would make Gorge move (10% or so) faster while in water. This works well on Summoner’s Rift, because a river cuts across the entire map. It means that Gorge’s speed buff isn’t overwhelmingly overpowered, but in the right circumstances can really benefit him (ie, moving between lanes, teamfights at Baron/Dragon, chasing down the river, etc).

Obviously this becomes useless in the 3v3 map, or if Riot ever gets around to releasing new 5v5 maps, and they don’t happen to have water.

If that wouldn’t work as his passive, his Ultimate could be augmented to provide a speed buff while he’s burrowed. Say he’s burrowed for 5 seconds, or until you click the R again to resurface him. While burrowed, all we see is his fin, and he moves faster.

For Chum the Water, a bleed effect on the ability isn’t bad by itself, but I think it could be punched up some. I was tempted to have it allow him to see enemies with low health, but Warwick sort of already does that.

Another idea would be that Gorge bites a champion, causing it to bleed, leaving a visible blood trail for a period of 5/6/7/8/10 seconds, that Gorge can see/follow anywhere on the map.

Or alternatively, the ability causes you to bleed for a few seconds, and while around you, Gorge goes into a frenzy, increasing his attack speed.

Skitter is pretty straightforward… sort of like Rumble’s ultimate, or Corki’s Valkyrie, it would be a surge forward in a straight line with damage. Perhaps increased if the target is bleeding.

And finally, because I like my champions to have a little utility as well, we have Steel Web. I picture it sort of like Anivia’s wall, but perhaps a little smaller, and crossing it causes a temporary slow. Or if that doesn’t work, perhaps small little webs that function similar to Caitlyn’s traps.

Of course, as I said above, there’s no guarantee that we’ll get the 10k referrals, or that Riot would be on board with this champion in any shape or form if we do… but I do so enjoy imagining this stuff.


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