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Wanna Shot Something? Vol. 2

Posted by Jkiller on September 15, 2012 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Wanna Shot Something? Vol. 2

Last patch (without counting syndra's; no balance changes) did changed a lot the ad carry competitive scene. Was it for good or not? Lets find out!

Pre-Patch

Before Late August patch there was a strange but ergonomic phenomenon. There were 3 ad-carries that was most used and kinda better than anyone else. These 3 were Corki, Graves and Ezreal. All of them are strong early, mid, late game and nicely balanced. It was up to the player to win his lane not at champion balance or power peak. OK only three viable ad carries out of 14 is bad but its better than now.

Post-Patch

Riot understood that everyone was playing only the so called ad-carry Triad. So they decided to nerf all of them. They were almost at the same level before so the nerfs should be equal. Or not?

Graves

Graves' quickdraw was nerfed but it wasn't a big deal in actual numbers. He loses only 0.1 AS in late game with zerkers and PD. He is still very strong.

Corki

Cokri nerfs was non arguably the biggest. Missile Barrage nerf isn't a big deal. Valkyrie CD increase was a hit but passive was decimated. Hextech Shrapnel Shells no longer benefit from critical strikes. This is a huge DPS nerf.

Ezreal

Ezreal is the big problem of the current bot lane. His nerfs was thin air. He is just overpowered. He is always picked and has the highest W/L ratio of any champion ingame. He needs some nerfs as soon as possible.



Proposed Changes

This is what riot should do to make more ad carries viable:

Vayne:

Increased movement speed to 305 (PBE patchnotes say that it will happen)

Night Hunter: Now gains 35 (up from 30) flat MS when moving towards a nearby visible enemy champion.

Tristana:

Explosive shot is now on next basic attack.( When used it will enhance next autoattack that will deal the normal dmg and e's dmg)

Bustershot now has an 0.3 bonus AD ratio.

Sivir:

Range increased to 525

Corki:

Hextech Shrapnel Shells benefit from critical strikes.
Base Damage reduced by 2.2

Ezreal should be nerfed but i dont know where exactly. Probably at base stats or the AS debuff.






Wanna Shot Something?

Posted by Jkiller on August 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Wanna Shoot Something?


A new blog about about ad carries. 


ADC play a major role currently at League of Legends. Their raw power, pushing ability, and non stop ranged dps are advantages that cant be ignored. Even though their early game is weak and  they are fragile champions you do need one if you want even to hope for a victory.

Trinity of AD Carries

Nowadays in competitive scene we can cleary see some patterns in how ad carries are picked. Most played ADC are Corki, Ezreal and Graves which are in my opinion the strongest ADCs that LoL has to offer. This trinity offer powerfull laning phase which will utterly destroy any late game carry (like tristana or kogmaw) bundled with a stronger than average late (with corki having the best scale and ezreal the worst). So this means that in the current meta ad carries need to be strong in any stage of the game. 

Nerfhammer strikes swiftly

Riot however understood this and will nerf these ADC. Ezreal W made him FOTM because its so easy to land coupled with epic base dmg. In other words this is the ultimate harrass tool. Before this realization Ezreal was a mediocre AD only picked as a counter pick to certain champions (like blitzcrank).

Graves was OP at release and he was nerfed nonstop. However Riot failed till now to understand why he was so damn good. It was his combination of epic laning with epic lategame power. Strong abilites, strong AA steroid and a tankiness never seen before in adcarries. He was good at everything. Riot nerfed his early game power by nerfing his abilities however they didnt touch quick draw until now. So he had still a good early and an epic late game. But now they will reduce quickdraw making him "jack of all trades master of none"

Corki had the same issues as graves being strong always. even though they will not change his dps (which is a good choice by riot) they will reduce his ammo (that was nearly unlimited making the ammo system useless) and they will increase the cd of valkyrie so he will need better positioning. i believe we will continue to see him because of his excellent kit.

Future Predictions

My best bet is that we will see lategame carries like kogmaw and tristana more now that the ADC trinity is nerfed. The past may be able to show us the future because at Season 1 championship we had a similar situation where the only ADCs were Ashe and Corki. When they were nerfed, people started playing all ADCs to find the best so we had a great variety of choices that era. So its my firm belief that this will be repeated and we will see more variety in picks. Even though the trinity will be nerfed they will still be picked a lot because its not a hardcore nerf like the dreamhack one.

Rise of Tristana?

I believe that Tristana will become one of the most tempting options. This is mostly because she was always a strong ad carry but lacked something. This lack however will become ignorable because riot nerfs more than buffs. excluding corki, ezreal and graves her main competitors will be kog maw, ashe and sivir. Kog maw is probably the most powerfull ad carry in game, however his lack of escape mechanism makes him relliant to his team. You need to create a team composition around him or he is useless. This lack of versatility holds him back from beckoming a mainstream option. Even though ashe is overall a very good champion his doesn't fit the current meta so well. Her main power is CC and utility however nowadays CC is provided mostly by the mid and the jungler and the ad is supposed to offer as much dps as possible. 

Sivir on the other hand is the main competitor of tristana. Her main problem is her small range however she is an overall strong champion with good early and good late game.



Keep3rOfThe7Keys Jungle Tier List

Posted by Keep3rOfThe7Keys on January 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Jungle Tier List

from Keep3rOfThe7Keys


 

  • Tier 1: Skarner, Lee Sin, Amumu.
  • Tier 2: Nocturne, Rammus ,Gankplank, Shaco, Trundle.
  • Tier 3: Nunu, Cho gath, Master Yi, Tryndamer.
  • Tier 4: Warwick, Xin Zhao,Riven, Fidlesticks, Jarvan.
  • There are many other junglers that will be put here after some more testing.

 

Meta talks

Posted by Annivas on December 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Volibear era

Such a wierd patch i would say....Hmm the jungle remake is propably sth riot did in order to enable easier but less beneficial jungling,sth indicating that riot wants everyone being able of jungling yet this comes with  great catch.The fact that ganking became less frequent for most junglers isnt a good thing...

Ok lets get to business now:)

Jarvan IV

Ummm well the  flag-spear move could use that utility change since iv seen some fails that were just a bit irritating to see.

Well martial cadence needed the change to physical so that its in harmony with his dmg output.

Karthus

Well i think they mostly did it cuz of the tele+revive combo that would allow karthus to deal dmg while beind able to... survive in teamfights(in a wierd way) getting focused even tho i still dont think its the wall they should focus on...

Kassadin

Lol finally fixing this ultra retarded bug xD

Katarina

hmm well the shumpo change did create some confusion so its prolly good that they did that.

Riven

Well umm good to clarify that

Taric

Hmmm its true that since the support change u almost never see a support going ability power so maybe they would like to change that by increasing taric's ap ratios to the point that he is viable as tnaky ap...maybe.

Sivir remake

On the one hand its a pretty good think that they actually trying to... u know fix dat champ...and the truth is that they actually did a good job on her q and ricochet change was imo a nice idea although it does need a small buff.What wasnt rly good was the ult thing, i believe that they shouldn't nerf the as and ms it gives.Im not quite sure about her passive.

Well thats pretty much it, not very good but at least they kinda know what they have to do...

Jkiller's Tier List

Posted by Jkiller on September 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (4)


Attention: The TierList will be discontinued because of not enough freetime. However I will create a new blog about AD carries and general metatalks.

Jkiller's Tier List

 

 

 

Draft mode                                                                       Zyra Era Part 1

Disclaimer: 1) Only Champion's roles that fit to the current meta are presented here. 2) This TierList is solely my own opinion.


AD Carries

Tier 1: Kog’ Maw, Corki, Graves, Urgot,

Tier 2: Vayne, Tristana, Ashe, Sivir, Ezreal,

Tier 3: Miss Fortune, Draven

Tier 4: Varus, Caitlyn,

Tier 5: Twitch


AP Nukers

Tier 1: Karthus, Ryze, Morgana, Ahri, 

Tier 2: Anivia, Vladimir, Galio, Cassiopeia, Kennen, Twisted Fate, Kog’ Maw, Mordekaiser, Swain, Kassadin,

Tier 3: Xerath, Orianna, Gragas, Rumble, Le Blanc

Tier 4: Viktor, Katarina, Lux, Malzahar, Veigar, Fizz, Brand, Annie, Ziggs, Zilean,

Tier 5: Heimerdinger, Sion

 

Bruisers

Tier 1: Shen, Kayle, Irelia, Renekton, Jax, Malphite, Olaf, Riven, Warwick, Udyr, Yorick,

Tier 2: Darius, Nidalee, Mundo, Shyvana, Wukong, Cho'Gath, Singed, Lee Sin, Gankplank, Jarvan,

Tier 3: Akali, Fiora, Tryndamere, Pantheon

Tier 4: Garen, Talon

Tier 5: Nasus, Volibear


Supports

Tier 1: Lulu, Leona, Alistar, Janna, Soraka

Tier 2: Nunu, Taric, Blitzcrank, Sona,

Tier 3: Karma

Tier 4: Kayle

Tier 5: Nidalee, Lux

 

Junglers

Tier 1: Nautilus, Maokai, Nocturne, Alistar, Mundo, Udyr, Lee Sin, Shyvana,

Tier 2: Olaf, Amumu, Skarner, Warwick, Riven, Gankplank, Trundle, Rammus, Jarvan, Nunu

Tier 3: Tryndamere, Cho Gath,

Tier 4: Fiddlesticks, Shaco

Tier 5: Master Yi, Xin Zhao, Yorick, Twitch, Evelynn

 

 

Changelog:

 

Tristana moved up in Tier 2: Until recent tournaments Tristana was underrated for several reasons. A champion’s worth can change even without touching him. This happened with her. First reason of her reappereance is that the metagame is now focused around the damage of the ad carry and its scaling instead of the ap carry’s. So instead of picking an early game carry like cait or sivir teams prefer hard scaling (vayne kogmaw) or jack-of-all-trades (Corki, graves) carries. Second reason is the nerfs of the other late game carries like Vayne, graves and kog. Vayne has become a mediocre pick and this cleared the path for Tristana to shine.

 

Ashe moved down in Tier 2: Ashe offers utility, however nowadays ad carry should provide tons of damage and let the ap to take care of the CC. This is why ashe has somewhat disappeared in the competitive scene. However, if the meta changes she will again find her spot.

 

Anivia moved up in Tier 2: Froggen reminded to other ap carries the true potential of Anivia. Her wall is just epic for catching enemies out of position. High amounts of CC and counter to poke/siege comps because of her wave clearing.

 

Cassiopeia moved down to Tier 2: She works like an ad carry by providing single-target dps however as ad carries do she needs same protection sho she can have the seconds to deal damage. You cant have two dps, ad carries scale better and Karthus fills kinda the same role better because he will have time to deal samage because of his passive. These are the reasons that made Cassiopeia fall.

 

Twisted Fate moved up in Tier 2: He is kinda weaker than the other mages but he can put pressure to other lanes by ganking continuously. In a coordinated team this can give a great advantage.

 

Xerath moved down to Tier 3: Felt he was too high. He is kinda lackluster. He is strong but high mobility champions hard counter him.

 

Orianna moved up in Tier 3: Orianna was used a bit in the recent tours but with the latest buffs I believe she will become a more common pick.

 

Malzahar moved up in Tier 4: At last. Malzahar who was one of the best ap carries at season 1 championship got seriously nerfed that made him borderline UP. However now he got buffed and he will prolly find a way for a higher place in the TierList.

 

Lux moved up in Tier 4: Got some minor buffs.

 

Veigar moved up In Tier 4: felt he was kinda low.

 



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