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Twitch - The Plague Rat

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Twitch
TwitchSquare.png
The Plague Rat
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Cost: 3150IP 790RP
Attributes: Marksman, Assassin
Resource: Mana
Statistics
Health: 389 (+81)
HP Regen: 5 (+0.6)
Mana: 220 (+40)
Mana Regen: 6.5 (+0.45)
Move Speed: 330

Attack Damage: 49 (+3)
Attack Speed: 0.679 (+3.38%)
Range: 550
Armor: 14 (+3)
Magic Resist: 30 (+0)

Contents

Description

Lore: The city-state of Zaun is a twisted realm of science, mercantilism, and magic run amok. While the young science of techmaturgy does much to advance civilization, its research and use in Zaun pushes the boundaries of morality on a daily basis. Zaun, choked with pollution from the countless factories and laboratories that spew waste into the environment, suffers greatly. As polluted as Zaun is above-ground, its subterranean levels are far worse. All of Zaun's runoff waste pooled together in its sewers, mixing into a toxic and mysterious concoction. A single plague rat rose from this alchemical nightmare - Twitch. Unlike his lesser evolved cousins, Twitch became as sentient as anyone else... provided they were as insane as he. A seeming byproduct of the evolutionary brew that spawned him was maniacal insanity, albeit in a functional form.

Twitch came to the League of Legends to represent himself "as the only one of his kind" on the Fields of Justice. Since then, he has found a generous benefactor in the city that gave him his evolutionary sentience - Zaun. Twitch is one of Zaun's premier champions in the League, and as such he fights for Zaun when political disputes between Valoran's city-states arise. Twitch has publically stated that his goal is to gain enough influence and materiel from his work in the League to try to recreate the process by which he gained his sentience. While many challenges lie ahead in his quest - one of the largest being his own insanity - were he to succeed, it would mean a bold and brazen step forward in the evolution of all of Runeterra. Zaun has pledged its support for Twitch in his quest, though it remains to be seen what Zaun's ulterior motives are in the matter.

"The existence of Twitch proves that anything is possible on Runeterra."

- Heimerdinger

Abilities

PassiveDeadly VenomQuicksilver Sash.png
DeadlyVenom.png
(Innate) Twitch's attacks infect the target with Deadly Venom, which deals 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 true damage each second, stacking up to 6 times, and lasting up to 6 seconds.


QAmbushBanshee's Veil Grey.png
Ambush.png
(Active) After 1.5 seconds, Twitch becomes stealthed and gains a movement speed bonus. If Twitch attacks or casts a spell while stealthed, he loses stealth but gains bonus attack speed for 5 seconds after revealing himself.
Cost: 60 mana
Cooldown: 16 seconds
Movement Speed Bonus: 20%
Maximum Duration: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 seconds
Attack Speed: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%


WVenom CaskBanshee's Veil.pngCleanseQss.png
VenomCask.png
(Active) Twitch hurls a cask full of venom to target area that slows targets for 3 seconds and adds 2 stacks of Deadly Venom.
Cost: 50 mana
Missile Speed: 1,400
Cooldown: 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds
Slow: 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%


EContaminateBanshee's Veil.png
Contaminate.png
(Active) Deals magic damage to each nearby poisoned enemy, plus additional damage per stack of Deadly Venom applied to them.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Radius: 1,200
Cost: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 mana
Magic Damage: 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80
Additional Damage: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35
(+0.2 max Ability Power) (+0.25 Bonus Attack Damage) per stack
Max Magic Damage: 110 / 155 / 200 / 245 / 290
(+1.2 per ability power)(+1.5 bonus attack damage)


RRat-ta-tat-tatBanshee's Veil Grey.png
Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png
(Active) Twitch's basic attacks become powerful piercing bolts with 300 bonus range, and grant Twitch bonus Attack Damage. Each bolt deals 20% less damage to subsequent targets down to a minimum of 40% damage.
Duration: 7 seconds
Cooldown: 120 / 110 / 100 seconds
Cost: 100 / 125 / 150 mana
Bonus Attack Damage: 20 / 28 / 36


Recommended Items

Competitive Usage

In Premier Tournaments
Event Bans Picks Wins Losses Win % Picked/Banned in % of Games
RpPoints.png 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #1 3 5 1 4 20 44.4
RpPoints.png 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1 7 15 7 8 46.7 91.7
Ogn logo.png SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 10 25 13 12 52 45.5
LPLlogo small.png 2014 LPL Spring 3 15 9 6 60 13.2
Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 12 23 14 9 60.9 41.2

Patch History

v4.10

Twitch's passive does less damage per second. Twitch can now be delayed from entering stealth (through damage) for much longer than before.

"We think Twitch has awesome lategame power, but he's also got a offensively strong early game on top of having a lot of safety throughout. To focus on that safety aspect, Ambush's stealth often let Twitch make an escape even when already caught out by enemies. We do think the new AD itemization changes will benefit the smelly rat, but the focus here is (mostly) to provide some additional counterplay for preventing stealth (hit him in the face!)."

  • General
    • BASE DAMAGE: 52 ⇒ 49
  • DeadlyVenom.png Passive - Deadly Venom
    • True Damage: 2/4/6/8 (at levels 1/6/11/16) ⇒ 1/2/3/4/5/6 (at levels 1/4/7/10/13/16)
  • Ambush.png Q - Ambush
    • STEALTH TIMING: Time to stealth without taking damage now 1.25 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds
    • STEALTH TIMING WHILE BEING HIT: Maximum time to stealth while taking damage now 3 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds

v4.7

  • General
    • RECOMMENDED ITEMS: Now includes a trinket
    • AUDIO: Fixed a few bugs preventing several VO interactions from working
  • Ambush.png Q - Ambush
    • BUGFIX: Fixed a display bug where Ambush's cooldown would appear to start when Twitch entered stealth but reset to its actual cooldown once the stealth effect ended.
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png R - Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat could sometimes critically strike towers

v4.5
"Twitch has received a visual update. And legs. Check out the full details here! We've also bundled a few quality of life improvements and ability name changes for skills that've mutated past their original designs over the years."

  • General
    • ICONS: As part of his visual update, Twitch has received all-new ability icons
  • Ambush.png Q - Ambush
    • "NEW" UTILITY: Added new particles and sounds for the moment Twitch enters stealth
  • Contaminate.png E - Contaminate
    • NAME: Expunge ⇒ Contaminate
    • "NEW" UTILITY: Added a range indicator
    • VISUALS: Particles now shoot from Twitch to his victims
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png R - Rat-ta-tat-tat
    • NAME: Spray and Pray ⇒ Rat-ta-tat-tat
    • VISUALS: Particles now better indicate when secondary targets are hit by splash damage


v3.10a
Summary: Twitch’s Expunge now deals less damage at early to mid levels.

Context: Currently Twitch's laning phase trades are too strong, even when he’s forced to pop Expunge before reaching full stacks of Deadly Venom. These changes should balance out the Plague Rat’s early game power without affecting his team fight potential.

  • Expunge
    • Base damage reduced to 20/35/50/65/80 (from 40/50/60/70/80)

v3.09

  • Ambush
    • Fixed a bug where Twitch could revive in stealth when Guardian Angel or Chrono Shift was active on him

v1.0.0.152

  • Base Movement Speed increased by 25.

v1.0.0.151

  • Deadly Venom now has a new particle for maximum stacks
  • Ambush tooltip now describes the correct behavior in regards to delay before entering invisibility

v1.0.0.146

  • Expunge
    • Base damage increased to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 from 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 from 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
  • Spray and Pray cast frame reduced to make his attacks more responsive

v1.0.0.144

  • Base attack damage increased to 52 from 50
  • Venom Cask missile speed increased to 1,400 from 1,300

v1.0.0.143

  • Attack Range increased to 550 from 500
  • Base Health increased to 389 from 356
  • Health per level increased to 81 from 78
  • Base Mana increased to 220 from 180
  • Mana per level increased to 40 from 35
  • Base Attack Damage reduced to 47 from 51.56
  • Attack Damage per level reduced to 3 from 3.3
  • Attack animation improved
  • Deadly Venom
    • Damage reduced to 12/24/36/48 per stack from 15/30/45/60
  • Ambush
    • 60 Mana, 16 second Cooldown
    • After 1.25 seconds, Twitch becomes invisible for 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 seconds and gains 20% Movement Speed. Twitch gains 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% Attack Speed for 5 seconds after revealing himself
  • Venom Cask
    • 50 Mana, 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 second Cooldown
    • Twitch hurls a cask full of venom to target area that slows targets by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% for 3 seconds and adds 2 stacks of Deadly Venom
  • Expunge
    • 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 Mana, 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 second Cooldown
    • Deals 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 plus 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+0.2 Ability Power) (+0.25 bonus Attack Damage) per stack of Deadly Venom as physical damage to all nearby enemies affected by Deadly Venom
    • No longer removes Deadly Venom stacks
  • Spray and Pray
    • 100 / 125 / 150 Mana, 120 / 110 / 100 second Cooldown
    • Twitch's basic attacks become powerful piercing bolts with 300 bonus range, and Twitch gains 20 / 28 / 36 Attack Damage. Each bolt deals 20% less damage to subsequent targets down to a minimum of 40% damage. Lasts 7 seconds.

v1.0.0.112

  • Updated splash art

v1.0.0.109

  • Base attack range increased to 500 from 475
  • Ambush
    • Duration reduced to 10 / 20 / 30 /40 / 50 seconds from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
    • Attack speed bonus now reaches its maximum duration twice as fast

v1.0.0.107

  • Spray and Pray
    • Now first a maximum of 5 / 6 / 7 shots
    • Duration increased to 12 seconds from 6
    • Now increases Twitch's attack damage by 15 / 25 /35 instead of providing 30 / 45 / 60% attack speed

v1.0.0.106

  • Spray and Pray duration reduced to 6 seconds from 7
  • Base movement speed reduced to 305 from 310

v1.0.0.105

  • Debilitating Poison slow duration reduced to 2 / 2.6 / 3.2 / 3.8 / 4.4 seconds from 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.25
  • Spray and Pray attack speed reduced to 30 / 45 / 60% from 40 / 60 / 80%

v1.0.0.104

  • Ambush attack speed reduced to 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% from 30 / 45 / 60 / 80 / 100%

v1.0.0.103

  • Debilitating Poison now has a range indicator
  • Expunge now has a range indicator
  • Deadly Venom duration reduced to 6 seconds from 8

v1.0.0.101

  • The first attack after breaking stealth will now benefit from the bonus attack speed of Ambush
  • Ambush will now provide its attack speed bonus if you break stealth by casting a spell

v1.0.0.100

  • Spray and Pray buff no longer incorrectly states that he does reduced damage during Spray and Pray

v1.0.0.86

  • Ambush stealth is now removed when you actually attack, rather than when you begin your attack animation

v1.0.0.85

  • Base magic resistance increased to 30 from 25
  • Fixed Ambush's tooltip to now show the correct attack speed buff value

v1.0.0.75

  • Debilitating Poison now slows for 30%+6% per Deadly Venom from 20%+10% per Deadly Venom

v1.0.0.72

  • Spray and Pray
    • Missile range reduced to 1,100 from 1,300
    • Bonus range reduced to 375 from 525

v1.0.0.70

  • Spray And Pray
    • Cooldown increased to 105 / 90 / 75 from 90 / 75 / 60
    • Attack speed bonus reduced to 40 / 60 / 80% from 60 / 100 / 140%
  • Twitch has new updated particles

v1.0.0.61

  • Added listing as an Assassin, removed listing as a Fighter

v0.9.25.24

  • Increased acquisition range from 475 to 600
  • Spray and Pray
    • Increased projectile speed form 1600 to 2800
    • Updated tooltip to properly state that all targets take 100% damage
    • Made Spray and Pray more accurate
    • Increased width from 50 to 60

v0.9.22.16

  • Ambush no longer costs mana to turn off

v0.9.22.15

  • Ambush
    • Increased attack speed percent from 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 to 30 / 45 / 60 / 80 / 100
    • Increased stealth time from 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 / 36 to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60
  • Debilitating Poison duration increased from 2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5 / 5.25 to 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.25
  • Spary and Pray now does full damage to all targets that get hit
  • Increased base damage from 50.9 to 52.4

v0.8.22.115

  • Reduced base attack range from 500 to 475

June 26, 2009 Patch

  • Ambush selfslow reduced from 30% to 0%

June 12, 2009 Patch

  • Ambush stealth can only be delayed by a maximum of 5 seconds
  • Full Automatic now deals 100% to the first target it hits and 70% to all others

June 6, 2009 Patch

  • Spray and Pray projectile speed increased from 1,400 to 1,600

May 29, 2009 Patch

  • Spray and Pray projectile speed increased from 1,200 to 1,400

May 15, 2009 Patch

  • Ambush slow percent reduced from 35 to 30

May 9, 2009 Patch

  • Updated selection size and pathfinding radius
  • Improved Twitch's ability to chase champions
  • Ambush
    • Increased stealth cooldown from 10 to 11 seconds
    • Fixed a bug where the fade into stealth time was too long
  • Deadly Poison
    • Reduced poison damage from 3 / 5 / 7 to 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
    • Fixed a bug where Debilitating Poison's slow debuff was not properly getting removed by Master Yi's Highlander
  • Expunge range reduced
  • Spray and Pray
    • Improved hit particle
    • Increased projectile speed
    • Increased the collision size for spray and pray missiles from 25 to 40
    • No longer procs on hit item effects

May 1, 2009 Patch

Twitch
released



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