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: 54.46 (+2.41)
Attack Speed: 0.679 (+3.38%)
Range: 550
Armor: 14 (+3)
Magic Resist: 30 (+0)
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Description

Lore: H.I.V.E. Incident Report

Code Violation: Industrial Homicide

Casefile Status: Unsolved

Investigating Agent: Rol, P.

Team responded to report of suspicious character, criminal activity; proceeded to Sump Works, Sector 90TZ. Sector 90TZ notably absent. In its place: sinkhole, smoke, noxious fumes. Interviews with private security indicate urgent need for better private security.

Response team entered sinkhole. Toxic runoff had melted away building wreckage. Two survivors located, one partially liquefied and dripping off catwalk. Six deceased bodies found among wreckage, three of them partial; two appear to predate incident. Causes of death include acute deceleration, caustic liquidation, and/or fatal crossbow wounds. Unclear if lab's destruction was itself the perpetrator's motive or an attempt to cover tracks.

Survivor #1 (Ra Qintava, facility researcher) brought up for interview, but unable to provide statement due to 1) post-traumatic stress and 2) liquefaction of tongue and lower jaw. Awaiting toxin screen and prosthesis fitting.

Search-and-rescue discovered apparent shantytown constructed from refuse. Recovered items include:

57 waterlogged romance novels, illegible, with edits made in crayon

108 bottles, unlabeled (possible toxic runoff or discarded shampoo remnants)

200 pounds chewing gum (possible installation art project)

1 jar toenails, labeled by toe/finger, date, and mood

Survivor #2 (Valori Olant, Sludge Analyst) in recovery; regained lucidity following prolonged therapeutic electrocution. Statement transcript excerpt follows:

V.O.: GOT TO DO SOMETHING -

NURSE: She's lost so much blood --

P.R.: Her co-workers lost a lot more than that --

V.O.: IT'S STILL OUT THERE!

P.R.: Ma'am, I need you to focus. Tell me what he looked like.

V.O.: LIKE A RAT! (pause)

NURSE: Like a what?

P.R.: You mean, small? Beady-eyed? Sorta rat-faced -- ?

V.O.: I MEAN IT LOOKED LIKE A GIANT GODSDAMNED RAT! (pause). WITH A CROSSBOW! (pause).

P.R.: (to nurse) Can we moderate her painkillers?

V.O.: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING! IT'S A HOMICIDAL, PSYCHOPATHIC, GIANT FREAKING RAT!

IN A WAISTCOAT!

P.R.: Nurse?

NURSE: (injecting Olant's arm with sedative) On it.

[EDIT]

V.O.: We were just scientists, working on refining human waste into inexpensive baby formula... [EDIT] I saw - I don't know how else to - this crazed, enormous RAT - screaming at us! Kicking over vats! Spitting on our food! [EDIT] The lab was sealed. Industrial waste was spilling everywhere. Nowhere to run. [EDIT] I woke up in the dark. Well, the acid had melted my eyeballs. I could SMELL the twitchy bastard inches from my face. It said, 'NOBODY STEALS TWITCH'S JUICE!' cackled wildly, and skittered off... I can still smell it in my mind. OH MY GODS, I CAN STILL SMELL IT-

End transcript. At this point victim began screaming; has yet to stop.

[UPDATE: Qintava, Written Testimony]

Suspect summary, as reported:

NAME/KNOWN ALIASES: Twitch.

SEX: Male (unconfirmed).

AGE: Unknown.

HEIGHT: 4'9 (hunched)

WEIGHT: < 99 lbs. (wet).

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Is a giant rat.

STATUS: At large; armed, extremely dangerous; DO NOT ENGAGE.

H.I.V.E - Enforcing Progress!

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. Ambush resets cooldown when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom dies. Entering stealth cancels Twitch's current basic attack command.
Cost: 40 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. Using Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat during Ambush's stealth does not cancel stealth.
Duration: 5 seconds
Cost: 100 mana
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Bonus Attack Damage: 20 / 30 / 40


Competitive Usage

In Premier Tournaments
Event Bans Picks Wins Losses Win % Picked/Banned in % of Games
WC2014.png 2014 World Championship 11 24 17 7 70.8 44.9
LPL.png 2014 Season China Regional Finals 0 3 1 2 33.3 20
NA LCS.png 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 5 2 0 2 0 24.1
Ogn logo.png 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals 2 11 9 2 81.8 100
Gpllogo small.png 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals 1 2 2 0 100 25

Patch History

Patch Notes 6.19

Q attack speed down.
Quote.png While not much has changed in recent history for Twitch himself, the game around him has become more favorable to the Plague Rat across the season. As a result, he’s steadily snuck his way to the top of the charts. Given how powerful Twitch’s assassination potential is when he ults out of stealth (Q attack speed times R bonus damage equals murder!) we’re giving opponents a bit more ground to stand on when Twitch doesn’t have Rat-ta-tat-tat to amplify his damage. Unquote.png

Ambush.png Q - Ambush

  • ATTACK SPEED: 30/40/50/60/70% ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50%

Patch Notes 6.13

Q doesn’t accidentally drop Twitch into stealth instantly.
Quote.png While it wasn’t the easiest to trigger, ‘instantly stealthing Twitch’ was as nightmarish as it sounds. It was also entirely unintended. Bugfixed. Unquote.png

Ambush.png Q - Ambush

  • NOW YOU SEE ME: Fixed a bug where Ambush's stealth delay would instantly complete if Twitch killed an enemy champion

Patch Notes 5.22

Q now resets whenever poisoned champions die.
Quote.png The sneakiest marksman of the bunch, we're incentivizing Twitch to take risks and embrace his assassin-side by giving him the ability to get in and get out (rather than 'get in and get flattened'). Unquote.png

Ambush.png Q - Ambush

  • NEW RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSES: Now resets cooldown when an enemy champion affected by Deadly Venom dies
  • NEW DON'T BLOW IT: Entering stealth cancels Twitch's current basic attack command

Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png R - Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat

  • DURATION: 7 seconds ⇒ 5 seconds
  • COST: 100/125/150 mana ⇒ 100 mana
  • NEW UNDER COVER: Using Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat during Ambush's stealth no longer cancels stealth

Patch Notes 5.18
Twitch stealths faster while in combat.
"The landscape of the game’s changed quite a bit since Twitch was last a staple pick, but looking at his hyper-carry competition, the rat’s primed for a big comeback. Already seeing spot play for the unique assassination he brings from the bottom lane, these changes pair with 5.16’s Ambush tweaks to ease the pains of setting up (or escaping) sticky situations."

  • Ambush.png Q - Ambush
    • STEALTH DELAY WHILE TAKING DAMAGE: 6 seconds ⇒ 4.5 seconds

Patch Notes 5.16
Q mana cost down. R damage up at later ranks.
"We're not aiming to raise the rat's power level massively this patch (as we tend to believe he's not incredibly far-off), but with marksmen as a class feeling unloved as of late, we're continuing to look at playing up the unique aspects of each. Loosening the restriction on Twitch's ability to ambush should force respect from opponents while letting him embrace his stealthy side more often.
We're also cleaning up the numbers on his ultimate, because 36 attack damage is weird to look at. #cleannumbers"
Ambush.png Q - Ambush

  • COST: 60 mana ⇒ 40 mana
Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png R - Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
  • BONUS ATTACK DAMAGE: 20/28/36 ⇒ 20/30/40

Patch Notes 5.8
"This was a notorious bug that kept particularly sneaky players from taking full advantage of their ability to ambush unsuspecting base structures. Shout-outs to the community for helping sniff this one out!"

  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png R - Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat
    • SEWER SKEWERS FOR EVERYBODY!: Now hits inhibitors and the Nexus

Patch Notes 5.6
Passive damage up.
"A pungent late-game threat, Twitch combines damage, subterfuge and foul stenches to put teams on his back...given that you don't exterminate him before he scales up. Even with a weaker early-game than most other marksmen, we're adding some punch back to his poison to encourage and reward the smart trades so necessary to his success."

  • Passive - Deadly Venom
    • DAMAGE PER STACK: 1/2/3/4/5/6 true damage (at levels 1/4/7/10/13/16) ⇒ 2/3/4/5/6 true damage (at levels 1/5/9/13/17)

Patch Notes 4.10
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

Patch Notes 4.7

  • 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

Patch Notes 4.5
"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</div>

Patch Notes 3.10a
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)

Patch Notes 3.09

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.152

  • Base Movement Speed increased by 25.

Patch Notes 1.0.0.151

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.146

  • 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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.144

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.143

  • 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.

Patch Notes 1.0.0.112

  • Updated splash art

Patch Notes 1.0.0.109

  • 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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.107

  • 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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.106

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.105

  • 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%

Patch Notes 1.0.0.104

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.103

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.101

  • 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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.100

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.86

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.85

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.75

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.72

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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.70

  • 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

Patch Notes 1.0.0.61

  • Added listing as an Assassin, removed listing as a Fighter</div>

Patch Notes 0.9.25.24

  • 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

Patch Notes 0.9.22.16

  • Ambush no longer costs mana to turn off

Patch Notes 0.9.22.15

  • 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

Patch Notes 0.8.22.115

  • Reduced base attack range from 500 to 475</div>

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

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