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Mercer, the Darkness in Light

Creator: JessesanMan April 4, 2013 7:04pm
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I think the Voodoo Lands ought to have more than one person representing them other than a young child. This is my idea for someone who can capture the essence of dark while at the same time casting a brilliant light.

Mercer, Darkness in the Light
In the time shortly before the League, there were those within the sinister city-state of Noxus who did not agree with the evils perpetrated by the Noxian High Command. The High Command had just put down a coup attempt from the self-proclaimed Crown Prince Raschallion, and a crackdown on any form of dissent against the new government was underway. These political and social outcasts, known as the Gray Order, sought to leave their neighbors in peace as they pursued dark arcane knowledge. Amongst them were a couple and their young boy, Mercer LuDam.

As they ventured to the Voodoo lands, Mercer accidently wandered off on his own and got lost for several days. Scared, cold, and alone, the young boy had no idea how to survive or find his way back. The only comfort he found was in the light magic his mother had taught him, which only served as a candle in the darkness. Right when he thought he would starve, a huge magicked rodent crossed his path and decided to make him his prey. Mercer ran from and tried to fight the creature, but it was slowly dragging him down and wounding him. Just when the rat was about to kill him, Mercer found strength in his anger. He reached out with the magic but it formed different. It was not light, but dark, and it crushed down on the creature, turning it into a hard, blackened rock from pure compression. Mercer then heard the voices in the dark and followed them until they lead him into the arms of his worried parents and his new home. Since then, he has practiced both his light and dark magics, crushing his foes with darkness, and bringing slivers of hope to his allies with his light.

“Mercer’s a really sweet guy, but don’t make him angry. He might squish you.” Annie, the Dark Child.

Damage 49 + 2.5 per level
Health 385 + 75 per level
Mana 300 + 55 per level
Move speed 340
Armor 9 + 4 per level
Spell Block 30 + 0 per level
Health Regen 5.5 + 0.6 per level
Mana Regen 7.3 + 0.63 per level


Passive: Dark and Light.
With his dark form activated, Mercer’s abilities have a small damage over time effect (%3/5/9) magic damage afflicted) that last for four seconds. Applies to all abilities except for Darkness to Light/Light to Darkness.
With his light form activated, Mercer’s abilities apply a mark that allies can use for extra damage with basic attacks. (20/25/30 extra magic damage before magic resist). Mercer cannot use the mark himself.

Dark Crush/Shine [Q]
Mercer concentrates an amount of magic on his enemy, dealing 50 (+0.45 ability power) magic damage. Dark crush debuffs armor by %3/4.5/6/7.5/9. Shine blinds for 0.5/1/1.5/2/2.5 secs.
Costs 50/55/60/70/80 mana. Cooldown 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 secs.

Darkness to Light/Light to Darkness [W]
Mercer does a burst of damage 500/550/600/650/700 units in a radius around him as he changes his form from dark to light dealing or vice cersa 30/35/40/45/50 (+0.2 attack damage) physical damage.
Darkness to Light bursts the damage outwards, giving nearby allies an extra %0.5/1/1.5/2/2.5 to movement speed for five seconds.
Light to Darkness crushes the magic inwards, bringing enemies towards him by 10/12/15/17/20 units and slowing them by %0.5/1/1.5/2/2.5 for three seconds.
Costs 20/25/30/35/40 mana CD 10/9/8/7/6/5 secs

Dark Voice/Lightened Path [E]
Dark Voice creates a darkened area that deal 15/20/25/30/40 (+0.6 ability power) per second to enemies that stand on it. If an enemy stands on the area for three seconds, they become feared for two seconds on all levels. Lasts six seconds.
Lightened Path creates a bright area where allies movement speed is increase by %10, attack speed by %20 and tenacity is increased by %20. Lasts six seconds.
Both areas cover 1500 units.
Costs 30/40/50/55/60 mana. Cooldown 6 seconds on all levels.

Grand Singularity Burst [R] Mercer changes to his dark form if he is not already in it, and then begins to draw all enemies towards him at a rate of 450 speed. After seven seconds, or if Grand Singularity Burst is cast again, Mercer explodes the absorbed magic outwards in a flash of light and changes to his light form, dealing 200/250/300 (+0.6 ability power +20 per second of absorbing magic + %10/15/20 damage absorbed) and marking all enemies hit by the blast while pushing them back out. While casting, Mercer absorbs 2/3 of all damage aimed at him except for true damage.
Costs 100/100/50 mana. Cooldown 180/120/80 secs.
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Interesting.. I like it a lot more than the recent champions that have been coming out.
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So his ult is the only way he can switch forms, and it only lasts a max of 7 seconds, correct?
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No, his w switches with a very small amount of damage over an area and either speeding up or slowing other champs. Unlike Jayce or Nidalee though, his cooldowns are passed on between forms. The ult is sorta like Nunu's, but it does an auto-switch.


Thanks man. I always wondered how come the yin-yang thing hasn't really been done yet.
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Its kind of Op. I like the idea, and the kit mashes really well together, I'm guessing he would fit as a Mid Apc, or an aggresive support.

His "shine" has a 2.5 blind, with 4 seconds cooldown without cdr. That means he could infinetly blind, and thats Op...

The armor reduction on "dark crush" however, is very low for very little time, even 20% for 2.5 seconds is very little.

Does R pull them in and then push them out the same distance? Are they suppressed for tje duration of the pull? Or is it a taunt like Idol of Durand? And is the push like Monsoon?

He will be one hell of a mid lane ganker. Two Aoe pulls, one fear and one blind. Op.
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