Twisted Fate, the Card Master

Overview:

As perhaps one of the most unique among the original 40 champions, Twisted Fate still leaves a distinct impression over a decade and 100+ champions later. In my initial redesign, I wanted to keep (and double down on) his unique preparation-based gameplay while providing more decision-making opportunities, but ended up discarding one of his core areas of skill expression - Wild Cards.

This (re)redesign aims to right those wrongs, while preserving the Card Master's strengths when he's able to stack his deck and load his dice before jumping into fights. I'll also be taking this as an opportunity to add a bit more gameplay to his Innate, as it currently isn't particularly exciting.

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By changing Wild Card (just one, now!) back into a skillshot and allowing him to prep it and "load" his      Pick a Card effect into it, this iteration of the ability should be the best of both worlds (while making his effectiveness in fights a little more intentional).

His new Innate, The Long Con, still provides Twisted Fate with a little extra walking-around money, but plays even more into his prep-based identity while also gaining a skill expression component. Pulling it away from a last-hitting bonus should also encourage a more roam- and gank-heavy playstyle, a natural fit for his kit.

All values in blue are meant to give a general idea of the ability's properties, and are subject to change.

Class: Burst

Recommended Positions: Solo Midlane, Duo Sidelane (Support)

Complexity: Low

Innate: The Long Con

After not attacking for 3 seconds, Twisted Fate begins hatching a plan to swindle his next mark, gaining a stack of Forged Luck every 0.7 seconds (up to 42). Upon damaging an enemy champion with a basic attack or ability, Twisted Fate will cash in all stacks of Forged Luck for

1 to 6 (based on level) gold each.

If Twisted Fate is damaged by an enemy champion, his plan is foiled, removing all stacks of Forged Luck. 

Q: Wild Card

Twisted Fate throws a magic card in the target direction, dealing 60/105/150/195/240 +

(65% AP) magic damage it passes through. Enemies can only be damaged once by

Wild Card.

If Wild Card is held, it goes on cooldown, and causes the next Wild Card within 18 seconds to deal 25% bonus magic damage and apply on-hit effects to the first enemy hit.

Range: 1450

Targeting Type: Skill Shot - Line  

Cooldown: 6

Cost: 60/70/80/90/100 mana

W: Pick a Card

Twisted Fate cycles through three cards for 6 seconds. Choosing one by re-activating Pick a Card converts Twisted Fate's next basic attack within 6 seconds to instead deal magic damage and a bonus effect on-hit based on the card selected. The basic attack applies on-hit and spell effects but cannot critically strike.

The Blue Card 40/60/80/100/120 + (100% total AD) + (90% AP) magic damage and

restores 50/75/100/125/150 mana. 

The Red Card deals 30/45/60/75/90 + (100% total AD) + (60% AP) magic damage around the target and slows all enemies hit by 30/35/40/45/50% for 2.5 seconds.

The Gold Card deals 15/22.5/30/37.5/45 + (100% total AD) + (50% AP) magic damage and stuns the target for 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds.

The first card is chosen at random, but always cycles in the above order. The card may be chosen while crowd controlled.

Range: Self, 100 (Red Card effect radius)

Targeting Type: None

Cooldown: 6 (once effects end)

Cost: 40/55/70/85/100 mana

E: Stacked Deck

 

PASSIVE: Twisted Fate gains a stack of Stacked Deck every 6/5/4/3/2 seconds while out of combat for 3 seconds and on-hit with each basic attack, up to 4. At 4 stacks, his next basic attack against non-structures expends the stacks to deal 55/80/105/130/155 + (50% AP) bonus magic damage on-hit.

ACTIVE: Twisted Fate blinks to the target location, losing all stacks of Stacked Deck. This effect can only be activated with a fully Stacked Deck. 

Range: 475

Targeting Type: Skill Shot - Destination

Cooldown: 19/18/17/16/15

Cost: 90 mana

R: Destiny/Gate

DESTINY: Twisted Fate and his allies gain true sight of all enemy champions for

6/8/10 seconds. After a 0.5 second delay, Twisted Fate can use Gate once within the duration.

GATE: Twisted Fate channels for 1.5 seconds, blinking to the target location upon completion.

Range: 5500

Targeting Type: Skill Shot - Destination 

Cooldown: 180/150/120

Cost: 150/125/100 mana