Initial thoughts on Fizz
Alright, so I got up a little early today before work and had enough time to do a bot game. I obviously don’t quite have a lot of insight on Fizz because it was only one game and a bot game at that, but I was able to get a pretty good feel for the champion and a decent idea of how strong he’ll be, so these are all first (and quite possibly inaccurate) impressions.
His Passive: His passive is actually kind of nice. It makes him very slippery and gives him pretty nice movement in lane. He isn’t hindered with getting stuck behind creeps or anything like that. Makes it nice for last hitting.
His Q: His Q is very bursty, with max CDR this can also dish out some respectable sustain DPS. I didn’t even build a Lich Bane on him and my damage output was scary.
His W: His W is pretty nasty. With a lot of AP, the DoT this move places on the target is more then your auto attack every second, even worse when you activate it. This is his only move that will be dishing out real sustained DPS. I could see people building Malady and Nashor’s Tooth because of this move (I still wouldn’t, but I’m sure some will).
His E: This move is tricky (no pun intended) to get the hang of, but definitely a very versatile skill. It’s an awesome gap closer, can be used to dodge moves (though, this will require fast reaction time… very fast reaction time) and does a pretty nice amount of damage. It can be used to help clear creep weaves and harass in lane. For example, one situation I can think of off the top of my head is if you were up against an Akali and she tagged you with her Q. When she tries to run in and proc the tag, you can jump up to dodge it and slam down to do some damage. I anticipate seeing some pretty nasty uses for this ability.
His R: First off, lemme just say this is probably one of the most badass Ultimates in the game. Fizz’s ultimate is a skill shot that tosses a fish in your chosen direction. If it hits a champion, it will slow them for a short amount of time. After a couple seconds a shark comes out and knocks the target up and deals a huge amount of damage, At first, I was worried about the difficulty of landing the skill shot, but it actually isn’t the bad. The area in which we are given to land the fish is pretty large AND if you miss a little and the enemy walks onto the fish, it still lands. This is pretty significant. AP ratio is insane. This ability does A LOT of damage and also effects any surrounding champions. This move will indefinitely be a game changer in team fights if successfully and efficiently utilized.
Item build: I started with a Doran’s ring. For now, I’m still debating if it is the ideal starting item. Boots and three pots will definitely be an option because of the sustain it proves and mobility.After the Doran’s ring, I rushed a hextech revolver for sutain. I personally don’t feel this was the best choice simply because to utilize its sustain you have tyo use abilities which will quickly exhaust Fizz’s mana. After I finished WotA, I rushed a death cap. After that, I found myself starved for mana so I decided to get a Morello’s evil tome and a DFG. I really like these items because of the CDR and mana regen. They are fairly weak, though, in terms of AP so I’m not really sure how they will pan out. The game was over before I could build anything else.
Like I said, I only played one game and it was a bot game, however, I’m feeling really good about this champion. I will be playing him all night tonight and will post about how I feel and what items I feel will be good picks on him before the night ends. I’ll also go into more detail on what runes will be good and masteries.