: Who would have thought that an engage so fast that not even pro players can actually react to it is broken and has to be nerfed
And now even the bronziest of players can simply walk out of it...
: Isn't that a fair trade off? I would prefer a champ being good at one thing and not being a jack of all trades, at least in the support role. Bruisers are the exception. Sure, small buffs to his abilities might make him more viable, but people will ban him immediately if they see him buffed.
No, it is not. Rakan was already part of the weaker half of the supports, so a nerf on him instead of supports with much higher winrates is already questionable. Plus, with this patch they took away the one main thing why people like to play him. Rakan has been nerfed for 3 patches in a row, this 4th one overkilled him.
: He will keep getting nerfed because he is overloaded same as most of recently released/reworked champions. His laning phase is foolproof, his engage is not punishing at all since you can always disengage, with his ult he has the best engage in the game since it is really difficult not to land it on all 5 players of the enemy team and even if he fucks up that engage he is far more than an engage bot since he provides heals, shields and low cooldown aoe knockups. Malphite and Amumu are core examples of what AOE engage champions should be.
> [{quoted}](name=DoktorKaiser,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vYgwIeKE,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-01-28T12:59:58.844+0000) > > He will keep getting nerfed because he is overloaded same as most of recently released/reworked champions. His laning phase is foolproof, his engage is not punishing at all since you can always disengage, with his ult he has the best engage in the game since it is really difficult not to land it on all 5 players of the enemy team and even if he fucks up that engage he is far more than an engage bot since he provides heals, shields and low cooldown aoe knockups. Malphite and Amumu are core examples of what AOE engage champions should be. You're trying to blow stuff up. His engage is punishing if you miss because your carry will not always stick with you to disengage. As for his R W combo it can easily be prevented from hitting 5 enemies with literally any root/binding spell that completely shuts him down. And he IS mainly a CC engager as his shield and heal both are extremely weak. Besides, Rakan is already in the lower half of winrates looking at all supports, so he is absolutely not overloaded.
saltran (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Váinglory,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vYgwIeKE,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-01-28T11:40:26.560+0000) > > There are more champions with easy to land CC, there are spellshields, there is QSS. This wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't his only engage, but sadly it is. The main thing why people (used to) play Rakan is because of his fast engage. Now the only really reliable CC you have is if you combo your W with Flash. Nah Rakan engage before the last nerf was the strongest engage this game has seen and it deserved the nerfs.
> [{quoted}](name=saltran,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vYgwIeKE,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-01-28T12:08:14.956+0000) > > Nah Rakan engage before the last nerf was the strongest engage this game has seen and it deserved the nerfs. That's blatantly untrue. At least you can still dash out/dodge his W. Alistar for example already has a stronger engage.
: Well, his engage was so broken that even challangers and proplayers just couldn't react to speed of that combo, so there is reason and I'm thankful for that nerfs.
> [{quoted}](name=CrazyMonkeyCZ,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vYgwIeKE,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-01-28T11:35:32.094+0000) > > Well, his engage was so broken that even challangers and proplayers just couldn't react to speed of that combo, so there is reason and I'm thankful for that nerfs. There are more champions with easy to land CC, there are spellshields, there is QSS. This wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't his only engage, but sadly it is. The main thing why people (used to) play Rakan is because of his fast engage. Now the only really reliable CC you have is if you combo your W with Flash.
: Not hating (Because Akali is also gutted and she is broken.) Your champ is broken, you are a team fight god, you have mobility and cc to initiate a fight and most likely win it easily. You have also a decent shield to help your ADC. Rakan should be amazing at team fights, but not at laning.
That mobility has just been taken away and that shield is nonexistent. He was never great at laning, and now he is just downright among the weakest.
Moody P (NA)
: sorry freelo riders balance has finally come
This is not about freelo, which Rakan doesn't even belong in. This is about a champion that just lost the core part of his kit.
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