Riot Games has finally revealed that soon they will be rolling out a Fiddlesticks update after nine months of the long wait. Fiddlesticks update will include, revamped abilities and skins.
Back in May 2019, Riot Games announced that they had plans for Harbinger of Doom and Volibear for visual and gameplay updates.
2009 released Fiddlesticks, after eleven years of serving in-game is finally getting some modern updates.
Harbinger of Doom will be getting his abilities polished, new skins and new appearance in-game, and Riot have already said that they are ‘super excited’ for how it turned out.
Here is a bunch of things we know about upcoming Harbinger of Doom, Fiddlesticks update – its release date, abilities, skins and gameplay changes.
Fiddlesticks’ new abilities
Riot Games hasn’t completely changed it’s style while making changes to its gameplay.
The Scarecrow can still give jump scares to players.
Here is a list of all of his three abilities.
A Harmless Scarecrow (Passive)
Fiddlesticks’ trinket is replaced by Scarecrow Effigies that look exactly like Fiddlesticks. Effigies grant vision like regular wards.
Enemy champions who approach an effigy activate it, causing the effigy to fake a random action (ex. basic attacking or casting Crowstorm), after which the effigy destroys itself.
Fiddlesticks can hold up to two Effigies at once. Effigy cooldown decreases and duration increases with Fiddlesticks’ level. At level 6, placing an Effigy reveals nearby wards for six seconds.
Passive: While out of combat and unseen, if Fiddlesticks’ abilities damage an enemy, they become terrified, fleeing in the opposite direction.
Active: Terrify the target and damage them based on their current health. If this ability is cast on a recently terrified enemy, they take double damage instead of being terrified again.
Bountiful Harvest (W)
Fiddlesticks drains the souls of all nearby enemies, damaging them continuously over a few seconds and healing Fiddlesticks based on damage dealt. The last tick damages and heals based on the target’s missing health.
If Bountiful Harvest fully channels or if no enemies remain to be harvested, Bountiful Harvest’s cooldown is partially refunded.
Fiddlesticks damages and slows enemies in a crescent-shaped area in front of itself. Enemies in the center of the crescent are also silenced.
Fiddlesticks channels before blinking to the target location and continuously damaging nearby enemies for several seconds.
Fiddlesticks’ skins & visual looks updated
Along with his kit updates, Riot games are also improving Fiddlestics visual appearance in-game to make it scarier.
“We want Fiddle to be the iconic ambush champion, with a kit centred around the concept of fear. This goes deeper than just a point-click status effect, [but] that is staying on the kit,” the devs said of the rework in early January.
And they pretty much justified their comment on update because League of Legends community is already liking the thought.
And also streamer like Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp, said their “hearts literally cannot take this sh*t.” That’s not all the “inhuman entity” is getting in his update either.
When will Fiddlestick’s update be released?
There is no official statement on the release date but it looks like we can soon see it live in-game because they have already released some gameplay and visuals teasers.
League of Legends next updates, Patch 10.6 — which is set to feature more Aphelios nerfs, as well as a big rework for Wukong — lands on March 18. That means the Fiddlesticks rework may come in the new cycle.
The new-look of Harbinger Doom Fiddlesticks is already giving goosebumps to players.
We will keep you updated further on this FIddlesticks update.