In the period of 2018, 2019, we saw many champions who were mercilessly “Nerf” because they were too strong in professional fighting.
This cycle often starts with a surge of power, “reworking” or modifying the mechanism. Next, the result is an “error” mechanism that is constantly being used in professional fighting…Or more easily understood are the Akali, Aatrox, Zoe, Irelia.
What is Riot’s solution to these issues? “Nerf” mercilessly, meaning to remove or make it impossible to use because it is too weak. Of course there are also some cases where only a slight decrease in strength is rare.
When it was first released, Azir promised to be a terrible card in the hands of best players, let alone professional players.
Extremely comprehensive set of skills with the ability to push pillars quickly, create shield, slow down, fling, speed up movement and even internal help to create pillars on the pillars have been destroyed. As a result, during the fifth and first seasons of the sixth season, Azir stormed the professional arena
And what comes must also come. Throughout the later versions, the mechanisms that made Azir unique were gradually eliminated, first to break the pillars quickly, toss, … and reduce the power of skill. The result of Azir’s disappearance has always come now
2. Nidalee Rework
In season 3 to season 4, Nidalee is just a champion dependent on the ability to throw javelin with tremendous damage.
But suddenly, this general has moved his house from the middle to the jungle with the rework in the fourth season. The result that Rito created was a monster in the hands of players who went to the Jungle or who played Diamonds, Challenger. The ability to farm fast, cancel the animation to put the damage and control the jung extremely well.
However, after that, all mechanisms for canceling animation and renewing common attacks are eliminated. Accompanying them are power-ups, such as damage, cooldown, etc. And yet, the fact that Nidalee’s favorite pages are reduced also indirectly reduces the power of this girl.
Since it was revealed, Taliyah has been promised to become a gank expert and help his teammates. Not only that, this girl also has the ability to clear soldiers, accumulate good damage, help control the perfect path.
As strong as that, of course her fate is also very difficult. Being strong in the middle lane, Taliyah is turned into a forest by Nerf, and Taliyah is also extremely powerful, inflicting damage that causes the targets to evaporate within seconds. However, Rito continued to cut the girl’s jungle ability. So Taliyah was officially “missing”.
Ornn’s professionalism has been foretold for a long time. Buy items without having to go home, upgrade items for your allies, increase control, create armor, and use the ultimate move to slow down many targets. In the beginning of his debut, Ornn was one of the generals who could go along with all odds because of his ability to cross paths, exchange his damage.
Ornn will use his cattle to make you bored and not play. When Ornn first came out, Ornn was a hot pick on the road both professionally and often. But now the billion years have only met once.
Now, Ornn’s Shield and magnetic resistance (W) have been removed, making this general extremely disadvantaged. And yet, raising consumption, reducing damage and increasing cooldown caused Ornn to almost disappear. In recent times, Ornn has also appeared, but failed and ineffective.
Before being redone, Akali is just a very few players. Especially after the power reduction phase with the removal of activation mechanism (Q) equals (E). But when she did it again, this girl was the most outstanding general of LoL at that time.
Stealth ability, virtual turn, does not require much equipment and damage. Not to mention the time of the road when Akali was able to get along with every rafter and didn’t mind anything.
However, the Nerf Riot’s times for Akali have been deployed. The first is to remove the invisibility in the post and then leave the healing at (Q). A series of criticisms of Riot were posted on the forum of League of Legends. In the game, the consequences for Akali are that you have to Farm until you get the Hextech Gunblade. Besides, it is necessary to use speed steps to optimize recovery ability. Akali is really “invisible” in the first 15 minutes of the game.
Riot Nerf’s story is nothing strange for League of Legends players. From the fighting style to the champions, a lot of things went straight into the trash after only one version. In the past there were Azir, Ryze, Akali, … Many people said that reduction was true because of being too faulty and too strong both in normal and professional.
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