Riot Games has done an excellent job in teasing the cosmetic upgrades and accompanying horror of the upcoming Fiddlesticks rework, and as of the morning of Saturday, March 14, the League of Legends community has been given a first look at the Harbinger of Doom's new abilities.
A video featuring Fiddlesticks new moveset was posted to the League of Legends official twitter account, which includes a quick visual overview of Fiddlesticks' passive and abilities. The video also includes some gameplay footage of the abilities being used in actual in-game situations.
Fiddlesticks' new passive, A Harmless Scarecrow, allows him to place scarecrow units that collapse upon interaction with an enemy. This ability was teased in Riot Games' "Terror of Demacia" trailer which was used to hype up the Fiddlesticks rework earlier this week.
Fiddlesticks' Q, Terrify, remains largely the same aside from a cosmetic facelift, but his W, Drain, has been changed to Bountiful Harvest. Based on what is happening in the video, it looks like Bountiful Harvest can drain health from multiple targets as Fiddlesticks does to an enemy Garen and two enemy minions. Gone is the infamous "Bouncy Crow" of Fiddlesticks' old E, Dark Wind, and in its place is Reap, which is shown slowing an approaching Garen and silencing a Galio channeling taunt.
Fiddlesticks' Crowstorm has had its channel time cut, and the channeled blink at the beginning of the ultimate ability has been replaced by a hideous set of sounds made from Fiddlesticks cracking himself into place to prepare to launch himself forward for optimal placement of the Crowstorm's area-of-effect damage.
Fiddlesticks' visual update and surrounding rework teasers have been top notch in turning the horror aspect of everyone's favorite scarecrow up to 11, and it's comforting/terrifying that the impact of the rework has not been diminished thanks for the proper execution of his playability.
The last segment of the video shows a side by side of all of Fiddlesticks' skins with his rework's visual update. Surprise Party Fiddlesticks has had a candle of the number 10 added to celebrate Riot Games' 10th anniversary, which passed last October.
Fiddlesticks' 'Terrify' ability, while retaining its general form through the rework, has a slight change in which a target that was recently terrified will take double damage instead of being terrified once again.