I wanted to practice something stylised as my work has been all predominantly realistic.
My initial idea was to do a tangling vine type effect but studying the LoL characters there is something already existing for this kind of idea. I may continue with this idea also, time permitting. Using the same base idea I can create a few different ideas.
I personally love the EarthShaker's fissure power from DotA2 for gameplay and visuals, so want to experiment with abilities along this line.
Tangle Root - Cast Roots into the ground which burrow underground before exploding up to strangle the victim
Mole Slap - Casts moles which burrow into the ground before exploding up to slap the victim.