Exactly 4 years ago, on 1st Febuary 2012 our beloved Hexplosives Expert, joined the League.
So I thought to myself... why not take this oppurtinity to make an allround thread about him?
I'd just want you guys to share whatever comes to your mind when thinking about Ziggs, be it gameplay, art, lore, or something completely different!
Ziggs doesn't have any different chinese splashes, so I guess we'll just go throguh ours:
Old School bombs for a crazy yourdle.
The Red theme of it fits the explosions nicely.
Madness Level up!
Throwing explosive vials... wait, they bounce? O.o
Basically not really different from his classic, red and smoke themed, nice oldschool bombs.
Waterbombs are annoying if you are not prepared.
But These take it to the next Level and do get qutie deadly.
Not sure if it's Magic... or some crazy enginiering to build snow bombs... but.. DUCK!
As a Mage Player... oh my ♥
I still remember how I listened way too much to this. x3
Poke, Wavecontrol, AoE, a bit of burst.
Ziggs is almost exclusively played Midlane as Wavecontrol mage.
Be it for Sieging or deffing, he got waveclear and poke.
With his ult he can effect sidelanes quite easiely too.
While Ziggs doesn't have too much CC, he usually is able to stay safe due to his Long range and mobility on W.
When an actully teamfight breaks out, Ziggs*loves* to be in some Kind of jungle area, or even better, Dragon or Baon Pit, where his AoE is destructive to say the least!
Ziggs was born with a talent for tinkering, but his chaotic, hyperactive nature was unusual among yordle scientists.
He eventually got invited to the Yorlde Academy in Piltover, however, the engine Ziggs was demonstrating exploded and blew a big hole into the academy, obviously the professors would only motion for him to leave.
However, before Ziggs could leave for Bandle City, some Zaunites kidnapped the academies professors, as the Piltover Military tracked them down, their weapons were unable to bring down the walls of where they were kept. (how confinient)
And not Long Ziggs descover his... gift, for destructive creations, creating quite some what he'd call 'Hexplosives'.
The Bomb he used to free the Professors would tear through the reinforced wall, and with the help of some more bombs he'd shoo awaythe guards and free the yordles.
And that's how Ziggs became how we know and love him.
There are 2 quotes I immietately think of when someone mentions Ziggs.
#Impatient? I'm not impatient.
Which I simply came to love.
#Hey, where'd that bomb go?
Because it Displays Ziggs personality so nicely, lost a bomb? One line of worry, then move on.
Others might be rightfully worried a bit more, even tho this makes me wonder how many labs Ziggs already blew up...
Ziggs is the first champion designed by Andrei "Meddler" van Roon . RiotRunaan and Harrow were the creative designers, and Isso09 was part of the team which did his concept.
Ziggs is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz, who also voices Rumble.
Ziggs is named after a nickname for game designer Joe 'Hephastopheles' *Ziegler*
His initial concept was "Ivan, the Mad Bomber" and was a Human explosive expert.
Ziggs' smile bears a resemblance to the Cheshire Cat from the 1865 novel Alice in Wonderland, due to the lack of canine teeth.
Ziggs also has a similar earring to that of the Cheshire Cat from the game American McGee's Alice
Ziggs is the first and only champion so far to have all their abilities, excluding innates, be of the same type - ground-targeted area of effect skillshots.
Ziggs is one of the 8 Champions able to CC themselfs.
Ziggs' dance is a reference to the "Indian Midget Superstar". [(Side by Side)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MohuzSxA46E)
Ziggs' joke (where he swallows a bomb before belching) could be a reference to "The Mask" where Jim Carrey eats a bomb in which explodes in his stomach and belches fire.
A few of Ziggs' laughs sound similar to that of the Jockey's laughs from Left 4 Dead 2. (bad memories >.<)
In Latin American servers, the phrase "I’m going, I’m going" is changed to "Me encanta el olor de los explosivos por la mañana" ("I love the smell of explosives in the morning") in honor to the phrase "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from the film Apocalypse Now.
Ziggs is the only champion that automatically emotes without the player making him do so. Ziggs laughs by himself frequently when moving, as his movement animation has him laughing.
Now it's time you all share your thoughts on him! :D
We all love you Ziggs,
stay an awesome Hexplosive Tinkerer!