: > 1. Champion is overpowered. > 2. Community complains. > 3. Riot nerfs champion, but instead of nerfing what makes them problematic, they nerf something completely unrelated. > 4. Champion is still problematic and the community is still upset. > 5. Riot hits the champion with a brutal nerf to their kits numbers. > 6. Champion is still problematic. > 7. Riot, unable to come up with a solution, makes the champions gameplay experience awful. That's sound a lot like {{champion:104}} during Season 6 and 7
Agreed. This has happened to numerous champions but I could only come up with a few off the top of my head.
: Hi Twiskies! I'm an illustrator on the Champions team. First thank you for your kind words, and you ask a good question! Its pretty standard to use Adobe Photoshop - I use CC 2016, at home and at work, with a Wacom tablet. I also think a program called PureRef is really helpful for organizing reference materials. There are dozens if not hundreds of reference images for each splash - from pose and character model to materials and lighting. Sometimes I like to sketch on my iPad with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. When it comes to polishing, Photoshop is just too powerful to use anything else. I think the 'magic' comes from studying things like film, movies and environments and replicating believable effects like depth of field, atmosphere, dust motes, vfx, etc. It's not dissimilar to photo processing in Photoshop. Check out some youtube videos about really cool things like the color lookup and selective color tools. Hope that helps! :)
Rioter Comments
Meddler (NA)
: Quick Gameplay Thoughts: November 15
Meddler, Instead of nerfing Aery, why not make the other keystones viable instead? Aery isn't overpowered, everything else is just bad. Electrocute has a high cooldown so its useless for laning and 3 unique attacks make it very hard to proc, its just not worth using. Comet is easily avoidable by anyone that can walk, so missing out on that damage is like not having a rune at all. Even with the nerf, I'd prefer Aery because the other runes are still crap and nerfing Aery isn't going to fix their lackluster design.
: That new champion looks absolutely infuriating to play against
: because then Yasuo takes up your ban and you can't ban other things that you would also hate to play against.
But if you hate playing against Yas the most, its not a problem :D
iLBGAMing (EUW)
: What if Yasuo windwall costed flow to cast?
Why worry about Yasuo when you can just ban him every game like I do? Makes life much simpler.
: Eve just needs a bigger range on E...
This is the obvious answer and fix but Riot wont do it because its Riot and they have to over complicate it.
: League Client Strike Team: An Update!
I have a question if you don't mind. Why is this client so heavily affected by lag and connection compared to the old one? Often entire sections of the client wont load, champ select lags and stutters when selecting. This was never an issue with the old client, even if your connection was terrible. Why is this and is it fixable?
Rioter Comments
: Tell me how to play the new eve
: 36% winrate. New eve is horrible horrible omfg im so disgusted. SLOW AS FUCK NO DAMAGE NO STEALTH no early game and shitty scaling... whatever, twitch is the best eve rework. At least he bursts from stealth. New eve "i tagged you, you now know where i am, if you engage me i cant do anything to kill you, if you run i cant do anything to kill you cuzz im ridiculously slow, if you stand there like an idiot a minion might still block Q, even if i manage everything correctly i still dont burst or damage and you can kill me easy"
She's honest to God awful. She's supposed to be an assassin but she cant even kill a support. She does no damage, her early game pressure is gone, she scales badly, she has no gap closer, she's slow, her Q damage is meh, her W takes too long to proc, her E is useless against anyone with legs because the range is nonexistent, she has a huge detection range, and her ult cool down is waay to long. There is literally no reason to play this champ.
: there is always the top "2-3" champions in every role. The top 2-3 supports, the top 2-3 tanks, the top 2-3 junglers, the top 2-3 mages etc, etc, etc. ADCs are not the only ones with that trend
Yes, but in other roles multiple champs get played not just the top 2-3. That's not the case for ADC.
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Rioter Comments
Darkrown (EUNE)
: Gatekeeper Karma
This would be the most badass karma skin in all of existence. Rito! Why aren't we funding this?
: List of champs who need nerfs ASAP
You nerf Ahri? Then I quit!
Rioter Comments
SirΤeemο (EUNE)
: Because faker can do it, doesn't mean you also can .
I dont understand why this is such a hard concept to understand for most people.
Reav3 (NA)
: Don't miss JohnODyin's short story on Galio/Lux http://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/flesh-and-stone/ One of my favorites (Though I'm pretty biased) :P
The button for the Demacia icon isnt working :(
Rioter Comments
: Holy shit. For the love of god, please fix creep block
Yeah, its like every season pathing progressively gets worse. Its so bad right now its obstructing me with ranged champs.
Ququroon (NA)
: Adding simple recalls to older champs
While we're on the subject or Ahri, is there any chance a dev could look into her AA animation and make it less clunky?
: > [{quoted}](name=Senpai x Ahri,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=LiQnl3Je,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-02-18T01:50:10.772+0000) > If an item was made that gave Juggernauts insane amounts of movement speed it would be a problem. Why? Because a Juggernauts major weakness is being kited. {{item:3742}} {{item:3009}} {{item:3071}}
These items give ms, yes. But not insane amounts of it. I'm talking about an item giving illaoi assassin levels of mobility.
Leo1024 (NA)
: Fuck Yasuo
That's why you ban him every game and if he makes it through you dodge.
: Am i the only one who bans Yasuo not because he's broken ...
Yup. I ban him every game, even if my team wants to play him. And if he somehow makes it through picks and bans and gets selected, I dodge. I just flat out refuse to play with this champion in my games. I don't care if that makes me a dick. There comes a point where a champion is just too unfun to play against/with and I'm tired of it.
: if anything they should have made it an AP + armor item...
Rioter Comments
: Your average league player when they see the enemy get first blood
This is me. But in my defense, if my team mate dies 2 minutes into the game it's almost guaranteed they will feed their ass off.
Meddler (NA)
: We intend to release a champion this year who should work well in a traditional support playstyle (focus on helping allies/hindering enemies rather than damage, works well in a duo lane).
Thank you :,) God bless. Hopefully its more than one, and soon™.
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: I don't think I've EVER felt like a Vayne outplayed me since stealth changes.
I'm going to give you all the secret to winning against Vayne EVERY time... Support Annie.
: > [{quoted}](name=CriticalTroll,realm=EUNE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=j5OA2Vyx,comment-id=00100000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-07T23:48:34.121+0000) > > Oh trust me he has way more experience than you considering his rank and yours. And what you said is above is legit nonsense. Saying katarina has a weak laning phase and that most kat players runs ghost is the most brainless thing i heard in a while. Go check Probuilds.net see and how many high elo katarinas players run ghost on her LUL. And about her having a bad laning phase, well idk dude just cause silvers players have no idea to play her this doesnt mean she has a bad laning phase. I love the way u tell this guy that hes talking out of his ass but you yourself have no idea what ur talking about. I figured she was speaking out of her ass when she said "kat" and "ghost" in the same sentence. I watch voyboy and scarra, two rather gifted katarina players, and neither of them have EVER ran ghost in all the time I've seen them stream.
You are making statements regarding game balance when you have no experience mid against a champ that gets easily shit on by any kind of hard CC or mobility. Just because you're a higher rank does not mean you arent retarded or know better.
: Varus, Jhin, MF, Quinn, Graves all go for full lethality or can make use of it. All are marksmen. So no it is not only mf
Keyword: HEAVILY Every ADC builds Lethality, but few stack it like MF because it wouldnt be optimal. Crit is a lot better on some ADCs.
: > [{quoted}](name=Senpai x Ahri,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=j5OA2Vyx,comment-id=00100000000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-07T15:58:09.813+0000) > > You cherry pick what isnt convenient for you. Well, you cant talk sense to someone unwilling to listen. Good luck dying to kat lmao. Your problem, not mine. Im a top lane darius main u goon, my opinions on kat come from watching mid main streams and through statistics.
So you have no experience and you're just talking out of your ass? Gotcha.
Skorch (NA)
: Can we get a battle mage?
: > [{quoted}](name=Senpai x Ahri,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=j5OA2Vyx,comment-id=001000000000,timestamp=2017-02-07T14:22:18.404+0000) > > Her being able to cheese doesn't mean her laning is good, it means her laning is so bad she has to cheese. Most people are aware of this now, so they never die to it. And if you do, you're just bad. Also, in order for the cheese to work she has to take ignite, but most Kats run Ghost now, so the cheese is pretty much dead now. So yes, her laning is trash provided the person she lanes against isnt a complete potato. "most kats run ghost now" load of shit. http://www.op.gg/champion/katarina/statistics/mid over 90% of kat players run ignite, also, the only time her win rate is above 50% is when the game ends between 25-30 minutes... Ignored. educate yourself first before speaking.
You cherry pick what isnt convenient for you. Well, you cant talk sense to someone unwilling to listen. Good luck dying to kat lmao. Your problem, not mine.
: Vayne is actually so sad right now in this meta. Edge of Night fucks her only peel and most Lethality ADCs tear her to shreads before she ever gets in range.
Tell that to my team that manages to give her 5 kills before 10mins.
: > [{quoted}](name=Senpai x Ahri,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=j5OA2Vyx,comment-id=0010,timestamp=2017-02-07T11:53:39.910+0000) > > Because her laning is trash and she needs some type of survivability. News flash, her update gave her a super potent level 2/3 cheese.
Her being able to cheese doesn't mean her laning is good, it means her laning is so bad she has to cheese. Most people are aware of this now, so they never die to it. And if you do, you're just bad. Also, in order for the cheese to work she has to take ignite, but most Kats run Ghost now, so the cheese is pretty much dead now. So yes, her laning is trash provided the person she lanes against isnt a complete potato.
Swarovsko (EUW)
: "If I ever got fed I could kill every ADC with just her ult", you're obviously exaggerating, or you didn't play Syndra at all. You had to hit Q+R combo (not the easiest skillshot to land), W, Q and then ult and I remember it perfectly because I used to get fed with Syndra pretty often and I still had to reach at least 5 balls in order to kill someone.
Nope. One shot city. If you are having trouble landing her Q, just play another champ. She's too hard for you.
: name 5 champions you just dont want in your game.
{{champion:157}} {{champion:238}} {{champion:64}} {{champion:51}} {{champion:122}}
: Riot, if you're going to make Ryze a machine gun mage balanced around skillshots...
Glory97 (EUW)
: Are there too many champions op to the point where banning them is the only counter?
For me, its: {{champion:51}} just flat out busted. {{champion:164}} overtuned, overpowered, and overloaded. {{champion:122}} arguably not OP, but he goes 10/0 against my top every game and I'm tired of it. {{champion:104}} An ADC that's a better duelist and jungler than duelist and junglers ... k. {{champion:64}} in 100% of my games, tired of seeing him. Just flat out broken and OP for ages and Riot refuses to do anything about it. {{champion:90}} Not OP, but Support Malz is annoying. {{champion:78}} "Lets build full tank and one-shot squishes!" {{champion:67}} Please for the love of God don't feed her! {{champion:157}} I refuse to play a game with a Yasuo in it. I ban him every game and if he manages to slip through I dodge. I dont fucking care anymore, I'm not dealing with this bullshit anymore. Even if my teammate hovers it, oh well. {{champion:238}} Don't even get me started ...
: Ahri Hasn't Been Getting Attention For Over a Week
Kuponya (NA)
: Has anyone questioned why Katarina gets 2 more base MR than all other melee champs?
Because her laning is trash and she needs some type of survivability.
Swarovsko (EUW)
: Just revert Malzahar and Syndra
I think you're delusional if you think Syndra isn't largely the same. Sure, her ult burst increased but that's it. I played a lot of prework Syndra and if I ever got fed I could kill every ADC with just her ult. The difference is, back then she wasn't regarded as meta and now she is, so everyone plays her.
: Did you know that when you stack Black Cleaver, Lord Dominik's, and Lethality...
I see no problem with this. Especially since Tanks have been mandatory and OP forever. Someone's got to kill them.
: The only champs I could think of that would build all of that and still be viable were adc's and it's {{champion:202}} and {{champion:236}}. Both of them wouldn't be very good as adc's in the botlane but maybe as top tank buster off meta stuff at best. Plus the buildup for {{champion:202}} on black cleaver would be extremely slow. So basically this is a new {{champion:236}} build that's also a tankbuster. EDIT: for those saying {{champion:21}} or melee's could take the build keep in mind that if it's MF she'll only be an ult. MF will have to divert almost all her gold on her last two Items to be attack speed Items making any team with CC shut her ult down and make her "OP build" useless. also I admit that this build would most likely work on a {{champion:126}} too now that some people pointed it out. even a few assassin's {{champion:238}} {{champion:91}} those assassin's will still be super squishy(and MF) and able to be CC'd to stop them. Considering the amount of Cc that could stop them reliably from most champions. It's worth saying that the build isn't OP but is most definitely good on a select few champs
Jhin and Lucian? Hell no. The only ADC that runs Lethality heavily is MF, and that's because he passive allows her to do so without sacrificing AD.
awdaf (NA)
: Am I the only one who thinks the range you need to break Leblancs chain is way to far?
Honestly, I think this is the only change she needed. I was ok with her damage because its now tied to her passive and that's easy to dodge now. But the chain is so damn long you cant flash out of it. Just nerf the chain, give her damage back and she'll be fine.
: Why does it feel like DIver's are just more mobile Juggernauts nowadays?
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