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Pixie, the Outcast Mage

Discussion in 'Hero Ideas' started by Skulls_n_Souls, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Skulls_n_Souls

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      Hero Background Story:
      In the small village of Mayong, where most of the most talented mages come from, traditions of magic were the sole religion. There, people led their lives through magic; children played with spells far beyond a normal person's capabilties; and all crafts and works were done by summons. There, he was born.
      Ever since he was a little child, Pixie strayed away from his people's habits, and saw in physical power the ultimate strength. He used to run away to other villages to practice his passion, and spend the rest of his time in his hometown, learning whatever was cast upon him of the knowledge of magic. As he grew older, his physical powers became great, though he was still easily beaten in magic duels by those of younger age. As the elders in the village knew of his rebellion against the traditions, their head chief, Blias, planned and carried out his punishment: to be tormented to death by magic, and cast away.
      A few hours after his execution, Pixie woke up to find himself in a dark valley, with his physical powers worn out by attempted execution. Coming to realize that he can't retrieve his old form of power completely, he practiced the surging his own magical powers through his body to serve his purpose of physical superiority. He would even steal magic cast upon him and bend it to serve his will, and punish whoever dare face him with magic by paralyzing their minds, stopping them from casting once and for all.
      One dark night, a few years later, in his hometown, with his sword blazing blue he stalked the streets, raising screams louder and louder, filling the silence of the night with noise of revenge, and claiming the skulls of those who thought they doomed him.


      Hero Introduction:
      Pixie is a melee intelligence carry (would be the first one in the game) who can completely ignore the armor of enemy heroes with his right click. With a proper lineup that has adequate magic damage, and against a lineup that is as such, too, he can work wonders as his passive will reduce enemies' magic resistance on attack. His second ability, Mental Paralysis, is a disable that will silence, mute, and grant invulnerability to your enemies, keeping them out of the fight for a short duration. His ultimate will turn magic damage you are inflicted by to attack damage which you can use along with Mystic Blade to chew through your enemies' HP. Even though Pixie lacks good survivability and immediate nukes, with proper farm he can decimate an entire team on his own.


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        Type: Toggle
        Targeting: N/A
        Hotkey: Q
        Damage Type: Magical

        Concentrates his mental energies and magic powers, and rushes them through his sword. In that state, his normal attacks are turned magical, empowered, and deal bonus damage based on his Increased Spell Damage.

        :bkbblockyes: Fully blocked by Magic Immunity.​


        :mana: 3% max mana persecond*
        :cooldown: 1
        [​IMG] Increases damage by 30 + 2.5/3/3.5/4x Increased Spell Damage.

        Notes:

        • *Spends 3% max mana upon activation, then 0.15% each 0.05 seconds.
        • Activating/deactivating doesn't interrupt the hero's current animation/order.
        • Still can't attack ethereal units.
        • All damage is turned to magical, including criticals and bashes. If obtained, however, cleave damage will remain unaffected.
        • Damage output in this state is still increased by Increased Spell Damage.
        • Increased damage depending on Spell Damage is, like Increased Spell Damage, a percentage. E.g. If the hero's Increased Spell Damage = 7% and this ability is lvl4: Increased Attack Damage = 6 x 7% = 42%. Also, it only considers damage from Intelligence and base damage. Bonus damage isn't taken into consideration.
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        Type: Active
        Targeting: Enemy Hero
        Hotkey: W
        Damage Type: N/A

        :bkbblockno: Pierces magic immunity.
        :linkensblockyes: Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
        :strongdispelyes: Purgeable by strong purges.​


        Using knowledge he acquired from his dark days, the Outcast Mage hurls a magic bolt at a target. The bolt will freeze their minds, disarming and silencing them; muting their items; and removing their vision while granting them invulnerability from all sources of damage.

        :mana: 90/105/120/135
        :cooldown: 35/30/25/20
        :range: 800
        [​IMG] 2.5/3/3.5/4
        [​IMG] Disarms and silences the target, and mutes their items, granting invulnerability.
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        Type: Active, Passive
        Targeting: AoE
        Hotkey: E
        Damage Type: Magical

        The skull of his former Chief glows with every attack, applying a debuff on the target that decreases their magic resistance. In addition, Pixie can use the skull to affect enemies in an area to feel the additional damage dealt by the passive.

        :cooldown: 8
        :range: 500
        :aoe: 300
        [​IMG] 3/5*
        [​IMG] 5/6/7/8% decreased resist. Cap of 22/28/34/40%. Damage due to the decreased magical resistence is also dealt to all enemies in the AoE.

        Notes:

        • * Passive duration/Active Duration.
        • Active has 2x the effect if no heroes are caught within its AoE.
        • Passive duration IS renewed with each attack.
        • Distributed damage isn't deducted from Pixie's dealt damage, but rather copied and then distributed.
        • Passive's debuff is placed before damage occurs.
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        Type: Active
        Targeting: N/A
        Hotkey: R
        Damage Type: N/A

        Drawing from his deep understanding in tricks of magic, Pixie is able to convert a portion of all magic damage that is targeted against him into power he can use to bring down his foes. After absorbing the damage, the spell can be cast again to acquire the absorbed damage as attack damage.

        :mana: 100/175/250
        :cooldown: 25/20/15
        [​IMG] 2/4*
        [​IMG] Converts 30/45/60% of all magic or pure damage dealt to him into damage.

        Notes:

        • Cast Point: 0.0/0.0.
        • * Damage absorption duration/attack damage buff duration.
        • Attack damage increase is capped at 100/150/200. Absorption has no cap.
        • Magic/pure damage turned to attack damage is not dealt to the hero.
        • Magic/pure damage is deducted before reductions.
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      • Level 25: 12 points of intelligence instead of 16 increases spell amplification by 1%.
      • 28.1.2017:
        - Hero reposted on PDR with a Talent Tree. For full changelog (which is a long, long list) click here.​
      • 28.1.2017:
        - Mystic Blade: Rescaled increased raw damage from 15/30/45/60 to 30 at all levels.
        - Talent Tree:​
        1. Level 10: Replaced +15 movespeed with +125 HP.
        2. Level 15: Reduced armor from 7 to 4, and replaced +20 damage with +20 movespeed.
        3. Level 25: Intelligence points required for 1% Increased Spell Damage increased from 12 to 13.
      • 2.2.2017:
        - Changed a few icons according to the model offered by the great @summer-penguin .​
      • 2.4.2017:
        - Mental Paralysis: Increased cast range. It now removes vision of the target.
        - Turn the Table: Increased damage absorption from 30/45/60% to 40/55/70%.
        - With these changes this hero is finished until this patch (7.04.) Upcoming changes will be balances if major changes in the game happen; or an ASU, if I can think of one.​
     

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  2. summer-penguin

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    I don't recall him w/ details, but these do look like good talents. Uhum. Very nice.
    There's some very good stuff in him.
    I just gave it a quick check... he feels as deadly as it gets, and quite wizard-ish, indeed.
    Final Fantasy's Red Mage, right? I'm not sure. Or a Spell Sword.
    Found this picture today, somewhere.
    It felt so very Dota-ish to me... it's a witchhunter, and if it were to fit Pixie, he would hold a small witch head in his left hand, instead of a scepter. And through that shrunk head he would cast his third skill.
    Idk... :coffee:

    Also, Skulls, I'm sure my compilation of icons, my current compilation of icons, have better icons than these.
     
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  3. Skulls_n_Souls

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    I absolutely love that Model! Thanks!

    I'll dig up some more Icons and see if I can find any.
     
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  4. summer-penguin

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    I would deffinitely add something like Turn the Table to the game. How that simple mechanic suits the game is ridiculously clean and exploitable.
    Pray for Valve never to employ me to work w/ Dota. That thing, is deffinitely getting into the game when I do.
     
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  5. Skulls_n_Souls

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    If you're implementing my idea into the game I'm gonna pray that they do employ you for that purpose.
     
  6. summer-penguin

    summer-penguin Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you crazy?
    :coffee2:
    This forum would go nuts.

    With the quantity of ideas that I would gather from this place to put to the test? From here? From PD? From DA?
    As small as it'd be, would already raise this forum to one of the top 10 most active communities in the net.
    And Riot would start to lose its loyal followers in a cascade, these that brabble for playing the most active MOBA... in terms of getting new content and extra lesbos.
    It'd be a mess. My research, knowledge and innovations with IceFrog's composture and aptitude?
    And w/ Dota's designers and staff?
    Leave the lesbos...
    Dota being twice as big as it is now? With a community ten times happier, and a thousand times more involved?
    That's too much...
    Just for you to have such a fine idea implemented, Skulls? That's selfish.
     
  7. Skulls_n_Souls

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    Haha! Well I'd be more than happy to play your Dead Ringer in a real Dota2 Game, or @Jon 's Spear of Justice.
    So yeah, either way, it will be great with you in charge.

    COME ON OSFROG! PICK SUMMER!
     
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  8. Wrooks

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    This is an intriguing idea

    Where to start
    1. Mystic blade: this is as I understand an ability that requires some sort of sustain either through bloodstone or orchid + eul's with the latter being more popular and the former being luxury. It's mana usage is through the roof with .15% drained every .05 seconds.

    2. Mental paralysis: this will require rod of atos just so the target doesn't follow you or run away.

    3. Weakening scepter: I am not entirely sure this needs a mana cost to me it feels like liquid fire that reduces magic resistance and with your other mana needs it feels overwhelming

    4. This needs a catalyst spell because there's a reason why people ignore abaddon during his ultimate
     
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  9. Skulls_n_Souls

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    Thank you for stopping by, @Wrooks , and for giving you ideas and opinions.

    1. 3% max mana persecond isn't really that much for such a powerful skill. it means you can use it for about 33 seconds w/o considering regen and w/o turning it off. Plus you won't be using it all the time. Only in ganks and fights and when he jungles, and jungling wouldn't happen anyway until he gets a few items .

    2. Its purpose (mostly) isn't really to chase or flee, its purpose is "oh so you have many effective spells and good attack damage? then gtfo of this fight for a bit." Rod of Atos can be replaced with a HotD and a Troll from the jungle.

    3. Agreed. I'll remove the manacost.

    4. Turn the Table has 0.0 cast animation, which means you can dodge (partially) a Laguna Blade or a Finger of Death; you can spot QoP's Sonic Wave animation and stand in its AoE. If you can't hit Pixie with magic damage because of this ability, well then it has fulfilled its purpose.

    Updated OP. New icons and new model.
     
  10. Wrooks

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    4. My bad I assumed it functioned like burrowed time which ability would you compare it to?

    2. I know but being unable to attack or use a spell enemies will become frantic and panic ...well bad ones at least. the atos will keep them in place, good players will gain a positioning advantage since they don't receive damage which atos is still a good to counter
     
  11. Skulls_n_Souls

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    Sorry it took me long to reply @Wrooks

    2. Hmm. so do you suggest that this ability should also root them? or at least slow them? Since they're invulnerable it won't be that much of an OP.

    4. Something like Ursa's Ultimate, with the reduced damage being restricted to magic and pure, and turning that damage into attack damage, and minus the purge.
     
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    2. No keep it the same just keep in mind it req. atos to disrupt positioning

    4. How is it like enrage rather than burrowed time?

    @Skulls_n_Souls
     
  13. Skulls_n_Souls

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    Coming to think about it, it does have the aspect of "turning incoming damage into something useful". However, in Enrage, your damage is amplified (from fury swipes) and you recieve less damage, the difference between this and Turn the Table is that the damage is restricted to magic/pure, and the increased damage is (Burrowed Time feature) dependant on how much damage was taken.

    @Wrooks
     
  14. Skulls_n_Souls

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    Changelog Updated:

    - Mental Paralysis: Increased cast range. It now removes vision of the target.
    - Turn the Table: Increased damage absorption from 30/45/60% to 40/55/70%.
    - With these changes this hero is finished until this patch (7.04.) Upcoming changes will be balances if major changes in the game happen; or an ASU, if I can think of one.​
     
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    Thank you kind sir.
    I was gonna bump it after 7.06 update.
     
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