Don't like it.
Well, sadly I missed the fact that the deadline for the strength hero contest was already up *sigh* Anywho, hope you like the concept.
"Once an adventurer fighting for riches and glory in Newerth, the
Adumbral Blade discovered a means to replace her humanity with the
stuff of shadow. Trading her humanity with shadowstuff left her stronger
and more resilient, but a hollow shell of her former person. No longer
burdened by a sense of compassion for her fellow men, she joined the
Hellbourne ranks in search of power."
24+3.0 | 18+1.8 | 18+1.4
Movement Speed: 300
Attack Range: 125
N.B. These skills might be terribly imbalanced, I've stared myself dumb at them while working on her concept, and can't really seem to judge the balance myself anymore, hope you can help keep it in line
The Adumbral Blade can infuse her shadowy essence into foes or allies.
Skill Type: Targeted Ally, Target Enemy
Mana Cost: 140/1600/180/200
Cooldown: 24 seconds
Target ally hero: Adumbral Blade loses half her current health and the target is healed for 30%/40%/50%/60% of the health lost. A maximum of 300/400/500/600 health can be healed in this way. Any hero healed for more than 400 health will be disarmed, perplexed and silenced for 3 seconds.
Target enemy hero: For 6/8/10/12 seconds target has -1/-2/-3/-4 armor and healing will gain 50%/60%/70%/80% less health from healing.
Notes: Alternatively, I think it might be cool to give the target a reduced sight range instead of the -armor.
Manipulating the shadows that flow from from her very being, the Adumbral Blade can call upon the shadows to ward herself or enhance her physical abilities.
Skill Type: Action Self
Mana Cost: 40/50/60/70
Cooldown: 12 seconds
- Warding Shadows
For 4/5/6/7 seconds Adumbral Blade has 75% chance to evade incoming physical attacks. Fog will not be updated in a 200 radius around Adumbral Blade unless an enemy hero comes within 500 range.
- Assailing Shadows
For 4/5/6/7 seconds you attack 10%/17%/25%/33% faster and move 5%/10%/10%/15% faster but take 25%/20%/15%/10% extra damage.
Notes: This is a ?dual? skill, similar to Malikens sword skill. Evasion from Warding Shadows will not stack with any other form of evasion.Infused Strike
The Adumbral Blade infuses her blade with the essence of shadows, granting her next blow the power to overpower the enemies guard.
Skill Type: Target Enemy
Mana Cost: 75/100/125/150
Cooldown: 14 Seconds
Deals 100/150/200/250 physical damage and stuns the target unit for 2 seconds.
Notes: Magic immune creatures will not be stunned, but will still take the extra damage of the empowered strike.Shadowblade (ultimate)u
Adumbral Blades mastery of shadows grows; she discards her sword in favour of one fashioned from shadows made solid.
Skill Type: Magical Buff, Self
Mana Cost: 80/100/120
For 6/8/10 seconds Adumbral Blades' strikes will daze those struck for 6 seconds. All spells a dazed hero attempts to cast will have a channeling time of 1 second. Any hero taking more than 200 damage while channeling a spell while under the effects of dazed, will cause their spell will be disrupted.
Notes: If a spell normally has a channeling time longer than 1 second, the spell will use the longer channeling time, but still be subject to the disruption if the damage criteria is met.
Feeling the name is a bit lame, maybe someone can come up with something better?Alternate Skill Concepts
Obviously similar to the image at the top of the page, except, her skin should be a dark grey/black hue, with tendrils of shadow snaking around her body.
Also, please no over-sized anime sword, and don't even get me started on the chain-mail-bikini syndrome..
Something similar to this
This character is inspired by the shades/shadovar from the Forgotten Realms if anyone recognizes it (above image is property of Wizards of the Coast). Continuing the a common trend on this board the skill icons are borrowed (recoloured) ones from Guild Wars (ArenaNet).
I realize a shadow-step (blink) type effect would be an obvious fit for this character concept. But I'm hesitant to give her one becasue I feel a large number of heroes have this ability already, and I dont think it should be over done. (Players will still be able to get a Portal Key if they feel the need). However if someone can come up with a skill combo for her that makes sense, by all means go for it.
Finally, I reckon a female strength hero is sorely missing, yes? Hope people like the concept, and can help me improve it, thanks for taking the time to look it over.
Adumbral means shadowy, fwiw.
Two main things...
Shadow like with heal??? I didn't liked that... BUT, the concept about making sight smaller is nice, but already used on Dark Lady... Still, I liked this more than Dark Lady's ult...
Second, Swap first for third skill and makes True dmg... It will be cooler and deals some nice dmg... XD
To finish, could call her Penumbral Blade... Would be a nice word mix name...
I liked the overall of the concept.. Good job... T-Up...
PS.: First pic looks cooler...