Hunt of the Blood Moon

By The Hanshmear

Hunt of the Blood Moon is our take on the classic Assassin Power Fantasy. Two teams of Assassins compete, sacrificing the opposition in an attempt to secure the Blood Moon’s blessing and briefly gain the power of a demon. The team most successful in gaining said favour wins!

Players: 5v5
Map: Summoner’s Rift
Mode Type: Blind Pick with Champion Restrictions.

Game Flow/Mechanics

  • First team to obtain 350 points wins.
  • Earn points in 3 ways: Sacrificing Enemy Champions, Enemy Spirits, and Demon Heralds.
  • Spirits of the Blood Moon will passively filter into both teams jungles. Hunt down the enemy team’s spirits and sacrifice them for 3 pointts.
  • Demon Heralds will periodically spawn in both Baron and Dragon pit. Sacrifice these suckers for a total of 30 points.
  • If you are able to defeat 3 enemies without returning to base (read: “Wussing out”) or dying you’ll briefly gain the power of a demon, turning invisible and running very (very) fast for the duration.
  • The demon brand will break when you deal damage (or after 45 seconds), instantly doing 20% of the first target’s maximum health in true damage.

Other Gameplay Notes

  • Minimap indicators in both teams’ jungles will light up to indicate the number of spirits in that half of the jungle.
  • A maximum of 8 will spawn at a time, so hunt them down aggressively!
  • Gold and Experience are flatlined, and Respawn Timers are reduced across the board.
  • Lane minion spawns have been disabled, and turrets are invulnerable.
  • At the start of the game, outer turrets are removed. 6 minutes in, the second row will collapse as well, giving you a bit more space to play around in.
  • We’ve removed a… not insignificant… number of items from the shop (Basically, if it’s mostly defensive, you probably can’t buy it)

Restricted Champ Pool

For the first time in a game mode, we’re going to be using a limited pool of champions. We’ll be restricting you to a pool of 20 Assassins and Aggressive Divers;

Specifically:

  • Ahri
  • Akali
  • Camille
  • Diana
  • Ekko
  • Elise
  • Evelynn
  • Fizz
  • Kassadin
  • Katarina
  • Kennen
  • Kha'Zix
  • Leblanc
  • Lee Sin
  • Pantheon
  • Rengar
  • Shaco
  • Talon
  • Yasuo
  • Zed

In celebration of the blood moon event, we’ve added 10 of these champions to the Free to Play rotation for all players.

Live Dates

Hunt of the Blood Moon will be live from 11am AEDT to 3am AEDT on the following dates:

Week 1:

Thursday, Feb 9
Friday, Feb 10
Saturday, Feb 11
Sunday, Feb 12
Monday, Feb 13

Week 2:

Friday, Feb 17
Saturday, Feb 18
Sunday, Feb 19
Monday, Feb 20

Go forth, assassins of the night. Hunt, sacrifice and revel in the shadow of the Blood Moon!


8 months ago