The Top 10 Most Unique Abilities – League Of Legends
With League of Legends continually adding more champions to its roster, truly unique abilities are becoming less common. At one time Warwick's Infinite Duress was the only suppression ability, Anivia had the only ability that created terrain, and Singed had the only fling ability. Those days are gone and Riot has rehashed the same abilities over and over. But there still remain a few abilities that are just unlike any others, and this is a list of those abilities.
This is the only ability in the game that completely negates all damage for a period of time. You might be saying, “What about Tryndamere's ultimate?” Well, his ability makes him immune to dying not immune to damage. Below is a great example of Kayle using her ultimate effectively.
Rumble’s The Equalizer
Being the only skillshot of it's kind, the equalizer was a bitch to land correctly when Rumble was first released. And until recently, the ultimate was totally unusable with smartcasting (haven't tried it since Riot said they fixed it… anyone know if it works now?) Below is an example of a fail Rumble ulti, that turned into a double kill ^^
Nasus’ Siphoning Strike
Nasus' Siphoning Strike is one of 3 infinitely scaling abilities in the game (Viegar and Sion have infinitely scaling abilities as well, but they aren't directly tied to damage). Below is an example of Nasus farming his Siphoning Strike to the Nth degree…
Maokai’s Sapling Toss
Tons of champions have a trap ability in their kit, but only one champion has a trap that gets up and chases after you! Maokai's Sapling Toss was a well designed ability that brings both a huge amount of harass and utility to his kit. In the video below, Maokai uses his Sapling Toss to continually harass an enemy Nasus.
Orianna has one of the most unique mechanics in the game. And to add to that uniqueness, her ultimate is the only ability to have a gravity well effect in the game. Riot should take a lesson from this champions outside the box design. Orianna has probably the most unique play style in the game and one of the highest skillcaps. Watch below as Orianna perfectly lands her ultimate, decimating the enemy team!
Sure, it's a speed buff, and that isn't very unique. But it is the most powerful speed buff in the game and it makes our little armadillo friend look like Sonic the Hedgehog. So I had to add it to the list… OK? In the video below Rammus breaks the LoL land speed record.
Poppy’s Diplomatic Immunity
I bet if you asked anybody, no one can tell you EXACTLY what Poppy's ultimate does. And for that reason, Poppy's Diplomatic Immunity makes the top 10 most unique abilities list. Sure, it's a little bit like Kayle's ultimate, but not really. Also, the fact that the ultimate is rarely used as Riot intended, just makes it that much more unique. Below is a perfect example of how to properly use her ulti. (use it on the lowest damage dealer and then head for the highest damaged dealer and burst burst burst!)
Urgot’s Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser
Urgot's Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser is the only position swapping ability in the game. There are position altering abilities all over the place, but the only true position swapping ability is found on Urgot, the forgotten AD carry. Watch below as a uncommon turn of events doubles Urgot's ulti range.
Heimer’s H-28G Evolution Turret
TURRRRRRRRETS!!! One of the most broken abilities of all time, is also one of the most unique. This ability is what makes Heimer. Sadly, that means that this one ability determines whether or not he is viable. And currently, he is not. Although if you are able to use his turrets to their full advantage, as was the case in the video below, he can still be useful to your team.
The number one most unique ability in League of Legends has to go to Karma's level 1 “Ultimate”. It was an interesting idea that Riot implemented, but it just isn't strong enough to rob Karma of that 4th ability. It's good to see that Riot is willing to go with nontraditional ideas, but they need to really go back and look at these concepts when they are under powered. Below is a video of Karma doing quite well (she isn't the worst champ and she can still be played quite well, so don't say I said she sucks)