Twisted Fate

The Card Master

Twisted Fate INFO

  • Twisted Fate was released on 21 February 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 1350 IP or 585 RP.
  • Twisted Fate was one of the first six characters designed, along with Singed, Annie, Sivir, Sion and Lee Sin.
  • On the artwork of many skins, the cards he throws can be seen to be Tarot cards from the Major Arcana of The Terot.
  • Twisted Fate's dance is a reference to the extremely popular song Gangnam Style. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Twisted Fate is the third champion to feature vocals during his dance: the first being Draven and the second being Rengar.
  • While not normally visible, Twisted Fate's eyes are completely cyan (no whites or pupil). This can be observed by examining his model in the games files, by panning the camera in spectator mode, using Twisted Fate's Laugh emote, or by looking at High Noon Twisted Fate's splash art. Oddly enough, in the A Twist of Fate cinematic, Twisted Fate's eyes appear to be normal and not glow cyan.
  • Oddly enough, in the A Twist of Fate cinematic, Twisted Fate's eyes appear to be normal and not glow cyan.

Twisted Fate Skins

Twisted Fate Pros

  • Can push effectively.
  • Strong ganks with global presence.
  • Counters invisibility.
  • Mana sustain with blue cards.
  • Punishes mistakes in solo Q.
  • One of the best carries with 6 items.

Twisted Fate Cons

  • Laning can be really difficult in some matchups.
  • Must draw certain cards for different situations relying on quick reaction time.
  • Applies very little pressure in lane.

Twisted Fate Counter Tips

  • Twisted Fate is vulnerable when his Pick-a-card is on cooldown.
  • Twisted Fate's Wild Cards are rather slow moving projectiles, so try your best to dodge them.
  • Always keep an eye out on Twisted Fate and ward areas where he will move in order to gank other lanes.
  • Twisted Fate can easily gank other lanes with his ultimate. Try to call MIA the second you don't see him.

Twisted Fate DEV INFO

  • Twisted Fate was designed by Guinsoo.
  • Twisted Fate is voiced by Owen Thomas, who also voiced Viktor. Owen stated that he does not remember giving his voice to Twisted Fate before being reminded by a fan.
  • Owen stated that he does not remember giving his voice to Twisted Fate before being reminded by a fan.
  • Twisted Fate used to come from Demacia before his background was redone.
  • Twisted Fate is frequently compared to Gambit from the X-Men comics for his weapon of choice, throwing cards, as well as his manner of speaking. In his previous lore, he got his powers through an experiment that was ran by Dr. Xavier Rath, which can be a reference to Prof. Charles Xavier (aka. Professor X, founder of the X-Men). Twisted Fate is also comparable to the character Luxord from the Kingdom Hearts role-playing series in his gentlemanly attitude and inventive use of cards as weapons. Additionally, both characters possess the ability to disappear in a stream of cards and reappear elsewhere.
  • In his previous lore, he got his powers through an experiment that was ran by Dr. Xavier Rath, which can be a reference to Prof. Charles Xavier (aka. Professor X, founder of the X-Men).
  • Twisted Fate is also comparable to the character Luxord from the Kingdom Hearts role-playing series in his gentlemanly attitude and inventive use of cards as weapons. Additionally, both characters possess the ability to disappear in a stream of cards and reappear elsewhere.

Twisted Fate IS STRONG AGAINST

RyzeEvelynnLissandraZiggsEvelynnAatroxKarthus

Twisted Fate IS WEAK AGAINST

FizzDianaAhriLeBlancAkaliZedKassadin

Twisted Fate IS GOOD WITH

NocturneShenGangplankAatroxRammusPantheonTeemo

Twisted Fate IS EVEN WITH

AnnieKatarinaTalonMalzaharMordekaiserAnnieEzreal

TWISTED FATE STORY

Twisted Fate, the Card Master“It’s not gambling if you can’t lose…”

Twisted Fate is an infamous card sharp and swindler who has gambled and charmed his way across much of the known world, earning the enmity and admiration of the rich and foolish alike. He rarely takes things seriously, greeting each day with a mocking smile and an insouciant swagger. In every possible way, Twisted Fate always has an ace up his sleeve.

Born to the nomadic river-folk of the Serpentine, the boy was taught the magic of the cards at an early age and soon learned what it was to be hated. Tolerated for the exotic goods they peddled, but shunned for their strange ways, the boy’s people found only short welcomes wherever they berthed their colorful river barques. His elders claimed this was the way of the world, but their refusal to fight back against this prejudice always rankled the young boy’s sensibilities.

When men who’d lost their fortunes in the gambling tents of the river folk returned in the dead of night to exact vengeance, they came bearing cudgels and emboldened by cheap rotgut. They beat the river folk back to their boats with curses and blows, eventually turning their weapons upon the boy’s family. The boy could take no more and fought back, driving the men away with swift blows from their own clubs.

Proud of what he had done, the boy was stunned when his people turned their back on him. Retaliation went against the code of the river, and there could be only one punishment. Exile. His whole world falling apart around him, the boy watched helplessly as the barques of his folk sailed away without him, leaving him with nothing, alone for the first time in his life.

The boy grew to manhood drifting from town to town, trawling the gambling dens of every city he came to, using his preternatural skill at cards to earn coin to survive. That he was able to relieve the boastful, the arrogant, and the cruel of their cash was just an added bonus. Though always careful to let his opponents win at least some hands, he soon learned more ways to fight when many a disgruntled opponent sought to reclaim their lost fortunes.

Across one table, he met a fellow named Malcolm Graves and, recognising a kindred soul, joined forces with him. The two spent years cutting a ruinous swathe across Valoran. With every con, swindle, and heist, he sought ever more dangerous means to make the cards bend to his will.

That search ended badly when a heist went wrong, resulting in Graves being taken alive, though the riverman ran free. The exact circumstances of that night and its dire consequences for both men remain shrouded in mystery, for the gambler never speaks of it. Seeking to begin again, he returned his birth name to the waters and took another: Twisted Fate.

In the time since, Twisted Fate has continued to ply his games of chance in the high parlors and low dens of every city he visits, earning countless fortunes along the way – though none can say what becomes of these winnings (other than his fine clothes)or why he seems driven to amass such wealth. He has been imprisoned with great fanfare on dozens of occasions, but there is no cell in Runeterra that has been able to hold him. Twisted Fate is always gone with morning’s light, leaving only a mocking calling card to speak to his being there at all.

In Bilgewater, Twisted Fate and Graves finally had their day of reckoning. After a highly destructive running battle, and narrowly avoiding death at the hands of Gangplank, the pair finally put aside their differences, and are now once again working together.

Nigh-on impossible to track, Twisted Fate has been said to vanish into thin air every time an enemy believes they have him cornered. A useful skill indeed for a man who has parted thousands of souls from their gold…

All eyes in Fortune’s Glory were on Twisted Fate. He felt the gambling hall’s many patrons regarding him with a mixture of envy, vicarious excitement, and spiteful longing for him to lose everything on the turn of the last card.

Beyond the avarice common to dens of chance, Twisted Fate felt a singular purpose at work here, a noose being slowly drawn around his neck. The cards were twitching in agitation, warning him of danger. He knew he should fold and get out before whoever was hunting him sprang their trap, but the opportunity to make a pauper of the man across the table was too enticing to forego.

He grinned at his opponent, a greedy merchant whose fortune was built on the whipped backs of enslaved miners. The man’s robes were expensive: Freljord furs, hand-tooled leather, and Bilgewater sea charms. Every finger boasted a ring of blood gold worth more than most men would see in a lifetime. Aromatic smoke drifted from clay pipes to hang over the fortune in coin, jewelery, and deeds lying between them like a pirate’s treasure horde.

Twisted Fate nodded toward the merchant.“I do believe it’s your call, Master Henmar.”

“I am aware of the rules, river rat,” said Henmar, as Twisted Fate ran his tattooed fingers in a repeating spiral pattern on the backs of his cards. “And do not think any of your fancy sleight of hand is going to distract me into making an error of judgment.”

“Distract you?” said Twisted Fate, exuding laconic confidence in every gesture. “I declare, I would never stoop to such a low and dishonorable ruse.”

“No? Then why is it your eyes keep darting from the table?” said Henmar. “Listen closely, I have negotiated with the best of them, and I know the tell of a desperate man when I see it.”

Twisted Fate gave a sly grin, swapping the cards between his hands and theatrically doffing his wide-brimmed hat.

“You’re sharp, sir. I can see that,” he said, sweeping his gaze across the gathered crowd. The usual collection of hangers-on; men and women hoping that whoever won might be generous to those nearby. The cards trembled as Twisted Fate’s eyes fell upon certain individuals and he felt his mouth fill with the rancid flavor of sour milk. He’d long learned to trust that reaction as a sign of imminent bedlam.

There. A man with an eye patch and a flame-haired woman. They were almost certainly armed and well aware of his slippery nature. Did he know them? Probably not. Were they working for Henmar, protecting his assets? Unlikely. A man like Henmar would make it obvious who he’d brought. Bounty hunters then. The cards were growing ever more alarmed in Twisted Fate’s hands. He slipped them together and placed them flat on the table.

“You have a look that tells me you know you have already lost,” said Henmar with the tone of a man who believes everyone to be his inferior.

“Then what say we make this a little more interesting, sir?” replied Twisted Fate, spreading the cards in a fan and watching as the hunters eased closer. “Care to double down?”

“Are you able to cover that much?” asked Henmar suspiciously.

“Easily,” said Twisted Fate, locking his gaze with the merchant and lifting a heavy pouch of coins from the voluminous pockets of his long coat. “Can you?”

Henmar licked his lips and snapped his fingers. A flunky behind the merchant handed him a matching bag of coins. The patrons of Fortune’s Glory gave a collective moan as it was added to the gold heaped in the middle of the table. Wars had been waged for less coin than was at stake here.

“You first,” said Henmar.

“Always,” agreed Twisted Fate, flipping over his cards as the bounty hunters made their move.

The man with the eye patch lunged at him with a capture collar. The woman shouted his name and drew a matching pair of pistols.

Twisted Fate kicked the underside of the table, spinning it into the air in a shower of coins, cards, and parchment. The pistols fired with deafening roars, blasting fist-sized holes in the table. The capture collar snapped closed, but when the smoke cleared and the screams stopped, Twisted Fate was nowhere to be found.

Henmar rose to his feet, his face twisted in outrage as he searched in vain for his opponent. He looked down at the broken pieces of the table and the color drained from his face.

“Where is the money?” he yelled. “Where is my money?”

Five cards fluttered face-up to the floor of Fortune’s Glory.

A winning hand.

Twisted Fate Abilities

Loaded Dice

Upon killing a unit, Twisted Fate rolls his 'lucky' dice receiving anywhere between 1 and 6 bonus gold.

Wild Cards

Twisted Fate throws three cards, dealing damage to each enemy unit they pass through.

Pick A Card

Twisted Fate chooses a magic card from his deck, and uses that for his next attack, causing bonus effects.

Stacked Deck

Every 4 attacks, Twisted Fate deals bonus damage. In addition, his Attack Speed is increased.

Destiny

Twisted Fate predicts the fortunes of his foes, revealing all enemy champions and enabling the use of Gate, which teleports Twisted Fate to any target location in 1.5 seconds.