Warwick was once a man revered for his ability to track down human specimens for the darkest types of scientific research. When his ambitions exceeded his physical limits, he drank a dangerous elixir to transform himself into an unstoppable manhunter. His newfound strength bore a heavy price.
Before his transformation, Warwick found his calling in Zaun as a "procurer" of human test subjects. Known for his crafty methods and ruthless determination, people regarded him with a cautious mixture of fear and respect. As his reputation grew, so did the demands placed upon him. His clients wanted more rare and dangerous specimens, and they wanted them sooner. To meet their demands, Warwick needed the strength that transcended his limited human form. His longtime friend, Singed, devised a powerful formula. The recipe called for three critical components: silver from the Shadow Isles, the fang of a Balefire dire wolf, and the blood of a celestial being. Warwick tracked down the first two in short order, but the third proved a much greater challenge. He traveled to Ionia to trap Soraka, a creature believed to be a child of the stars, but she discovered his ploy and drove him away with powerful magic. Unable to tolerate his failure, Warwick returned to Singed disfigured and furious. He demanded the chemist's incomplete potion, but Singed warned him that the results would be unpredictable. Ignoring his friend's warning, Warwick drank the concoction. The brew transformed him into a creature both man and wolf, infusing him with raw strength and heightened senses. Exhilarated, he immediately began testing his newfound power. Each day his instincts became sharper, but his human half slipped further away. He could feel himself loosing control: though he always got his prey, he often failed to bring them back alive. Now he seeks the blood of Soraka to stabilize his transformation before his mind gives way to the feral urges of the beast.
"Eventually the beast catches up with all of us."
(Innate) Each of Warwick's autoattacks deal 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 additional magic damage and heal him for the same amount. Each successive attack against the same target will stack this amount of healing and damage up to a maximum of 3 stacks. The stacks remain for 4 seconds.
(Active) Strikes an enemy for the higher value between the flat magic damage and a percentage of the target's maximum health, and heals Warwick for 80% of the damage dealt. Minions and monsters can only be dealt the flat magic damage.
Maximum Health Percentage Damage: 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16% (+1.0 per ability power)
(Active) Warwick lets out a howl that inspires all nearby allied champions, increasing Warwick's attack speed and all affected friendly champions' attack speed by half of the amount for 6 seconds.
Cost: 35 mana
Cooldown: 24 / 22 / 20 / 18 / 16 seconds
Self Attack Speed Bonus: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80%
Ally Attack Speed Bonus: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
(Toggle) Warwick senses enemy champions under 50% life within a certain distance of him, revealing them until they heal, leave the area or Blood Scent is deactivated. While sensing an enemy, he gains extra movement speed.
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Distance: 1500 / 2300 / 3100 / 3900 / 4700
Movement Speed Bonus: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
(Active) Warwick lunges at an enemy champion, suppressing the target for 1.8 seconds and striking for magic damage five times in 0.334-second intervals. Warwick gains 30% life steal for the duration. Each of his strikes triggers on-hit effects and benefits from life steal and Eternal Thirst.
Cost: 100 / 125 / 150 mana
Cooldown: 110 / 90 / 70 seconds
Magic Damager per Strike: 50 / 67 / 84 (+0.4 per bonus attack damage)
Total Magic Damage: 150 / 250 / 350 (+2.0 per bonus attack damage)
"We're continuing our comprehensive pass at the game's older character textures. As with previous installments, our goal is to improve parity with newer releases and make sure everybody looks at home on the newly-updated Rift. Reminder: texture rebalancing isn't meant to replace - and doesn't delay - larger-scale updates! "
"Warwick's popularity (and subsequent insanity in the win rate department, even though we don't like using win rate as a statistic because it's loaded with so many other variables but let's not get into that) is a perfect storm of changes to preseason systems, the jungle, and the latent powers within his kit. We all know Warwick should be lowered a peg (or two. or five.), so we've decided to focus on Hunter's Call and Infinite Duress.
We're going to be monitoring Warwick heavily to see if we need to go harder, but we're confident this reduces his power enough that you might actually be able to compete with him in games. 60%. Never forget. Now let's not talk about win rates again (seriously though, win rates are a correlation of game health, not a cause)."
W - Hunter's Call
DURATION : 10 seconds⇒ 6 seconds
R - Infinite Duress
TOTAL BASE DAMAGE : 250/335/420 magic damage⇒ 150/250/350 magic damage
"In 2015, our focus for bringing Strategic Diversity (still a better phrase than end-game fantasy) to the jungle comes down to ironing out a set of strengths and weaknesses for each champion. Previously, Warwick's strength (sustain / safety) was undervalued due to the piles of sustain all junglers had access to; post-preseason however, Warwick's going to be the cool kid on the block. Where his jungling friends might now find themselves chugging pots to stay healthy in the jungle, Warwick now surpasses almost all of them due to his speed, safety, and consistency.
While we don't want to take away Warwick's new-found status as a power-pick, lowering the frequency of his Infinite Duress ganks (which, when executed well, mean kills for his laning friends) will help cement a weakness (low-utility ganks without R) into what is an already well-rounded werewolf. "
BUGFIX : Fixed a bug where rapidly spamming a basic ability at the very end of Infinite Duress's channel sometimes caused that ability to go on cooldown without casting or appearing to be on cooldown in the HUD
Fixed a bug where damage would continue to be dealt after being interrupted by enemy champions
v3.07 These are mostly quality of life changes for Warwick, who actually spent more time channeling Infinite Duress than he spent suppressing his target. Additionally, the fact that Warwick will now always place himself in front of the target rather than in a random location around them should add a little more strategic depth to who he suppresses and when.
Channel time reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.1 (the target is still suppressed for the full 1.8 seconds)
Infinite Duress now always places Warwick in front of the target rather than a random spot around the target