So when is Ezreal getting a nerf?

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Morello

Lead Designer

10-03-2012
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After the world finals.


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The Iron Back

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10-03-2012

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Originally Posted by Folkvangr View Post
I never really said that. I was just making a comparison.

My logic is that while he is still quite powerful, he deserves to be. A skillshot-only champ (minus Arcane Shift) NEEDS to be rewarding for the amount of skill required to play him. If there's no reward for putting in the time to learn him, then he wouldn't be such a fulfilling champion.

Ryze and TF were great champs back in their day as well, and they have indeed suffered. But again, they don't have the skill cap that Ezreal demands. Ryze is "click the target" and thus deserved the rework. It doesn't take as much skill to click and have a skill just happen than timing it, aiming it, and being damn well sure that it better hit, or you're getting your ass handed to you.
A champion should never render other champions obsolete just because they have a higher skillcap. If X champion has a power of 5-8 depending on the skill of the person using them, and Y champion has a power of 2-10, guess what you're going to be seeing almost exclusively in the competitive scene?

BTW Graves is all skillshots too.

EDIT: Holy **** Morello!


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RandomSummoner37

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10-03-2012

inb4 morello gets downvoted by pulsefire maddies


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Micalas

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10-03-2012

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After the world finals.
People need to calm down and realize that major shifts in gameplay is not something done before the season final.


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IS13940001471ffbdf28d0e

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10-03-2012

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After the world finals.
It's about time. It is silly an AD Carry have a stronger attack speed debuff than Malphite who is literally a counter to AD Carrys. And Ezreal can also give attack speed buff.


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Justus Dominus

Member

10-03-2012

They warned us about the Chinese Ezreal but we never listened...


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octavian1127

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10-03-2012

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After the world finals.
Is this a definite "we have specific nerfs planned" or a general "we will be addressing balance issues after the finals"? Or is this a "season 3 itemization changes should address ad carry imbalances"?

To be honest, I think Graves is much more imbalanced than Ezreal. Still.


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sergeantpickle

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10-03-2012

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After the world finals.
Excuse me. I'm going to go cry now.


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IS13940001471ffbdf28d0e

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10-03-2012

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After the world finals.
Do you have plans for Jayce too?


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MarcusGraves

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10-03-2012

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After the world finals.
will we be seeing a nerf in duration to the attack speed debuff on W? 5 second debuff is crazy long