Once known as the Harbinger of Doom, the newly reworked champion, Fiddlesticks spreads fear and confusion with his new skills, remodelling and a new name, introducing Fiddlesticks the Ancient Fear.
Last year, Riot Games shortlisted five champions for players to vote on which champion they would like to be changed and receive a rework. Completely transforming the character as we know them and giving them some refreshed new visuals, features and skills. The champions who were shortlisted were Fiddlesticks, Dr Mundo, Shyvanna, Volibear and Nocturne.
Surprisingly, Fiddlesticks did not actually top the votes. Volibear narrowly topped the results altogether followed by Fiddlesticks. However, the results of the poll from China had Shyvana top list with Volibear taking second with the scarecrow taking third place.
Tallying all the votes together for a grand total, Shyvana finished third way behind Fiddlesticks and Volibear so Riot opted to remodel both the two front runners. However, if Riot Games decide to revamp another champion down the line, Shyvana will one of the leading champions to receive the changes.
After several months in the works, a small sneak peek of the scarecrow upcoming rework surfaces online where you catch a glimpse the Ancient Fear lurking in the shadows.
Now, Riot Games terrifyingly unveils a gameplay preview of Fiddlesticks, The Ancient Fear. Revealing all the latest changes to Fiddlestick visuals, skins, animations and more importantly his skill set.
Fiddlesticks the Ancient Fear
Fiddlesticks Rework Skills
In the Fiddlesticks Gameplay Preview above, it shows us the newly revamped scarecrow displaying all of his new changes to his skillset. Some skills have been kept the same whilst others have seen a complete overhaul. The exact details of each skill are not fully clarified yet but we can at least see what they look like and see some of the effects they inflict.
Passive – A Harmless Scarecrow
From what we can see, Fiddlesticks passive allows him to place several scarecrows to act as decoys and confuse his enemies. The exact number is unknown until full details emerge.
Q Skill – Terrify
Terrify is like Fiddlesticks previous skill where he can inflict fear which terrifies his targets, forcing targets to move away slowly. In this rework, the Terrify skill receive new visuals where a crow flies towards the enemy. The visual has been taken from Fiddlesticks E Skill (old version) Dark Wind as Fiddlestick no longer has the ability Dark Wind.
W Skill – Bountiful Harvest
Fiddlesticks W skill receives a new name, Bountiful Harvest. Acts just like the old skill Drain; Sapping the life force of his victims except he can now do this to multiple targets.
E Skill – Reap
Reap is Fiddlesticks second brand-new skill that replaces Dark Wind. Fiddlesticks the Ancient Fear brandishes his Cruel Scythe causing damage and inflicts a debuff to his enemies. From the footage, the enemy is slowed when they are hit with the Reap skill but if they are channelling a skill, it interrupts them and silences them. This indicates the Reap skill will have different forms of Crowd Control effects. We will know more once full details are released.
R Skill – Crowstorm
Nothing seems to have changed with Crowstorm except new visuals to match Fiddlesticks new rework. We will have to wait for full details to be released to see if this is the case.
Fiddlesticks Rework Skins
Due to Fiddlestick updated character model and animations, all of Fiddlesticks skins have received the same rework treatment. Take a look at the scarecrow new splash art and a preview of his skin in-game.