Braum and Yasuo both have projectile blocks

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Splurged

Senior Member

05-12-2014

I'm scared this will start becoming the norm in newly made champions and will make almost every non-projectile block champs nonviable. Similar to what dashes did to all now mobile champions. 12 of the last 15 champions have some sort of way to get over a wall.


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Calderweiss

Senior Member

05-12-2014

Nah, having shipped two pretty close together, I think you're safe.


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SillyPuttyMcG

Senior Member

05-12-2014

Good idea, let's make Braum's shield become impassable terrain so bruisers dash face-first into his shield.


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Splurged

Senior Member

05-12-2014

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Nah, having shipped two pretty close together, I think you're safe.
Having them shiped so close together makes me more scared than if they put them like 5 champions apart.


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legendarysmurf02

Senior Member

05-12-2014

New champion designs will all have high mobility, a block mechanic, and a revive passive.


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Strossus Gran

Senior Member

05-12-2014

Yeah, after Zac and Aatrox, they did keep making every champion have a rebirth mechanic. Your concern is extremely valid.


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Zulgaines

Member

05-12-2014

They're adding more skill based mechanics that are more involved than combo cycles?


PANIC.


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Meddler

Lead Champion Designer

05-12-2014
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We've got no plans for any additional projectile blocking walls at the moment. They do add interesting gameplay but, as with any mechanic, use on multiple kits does weaken how distinctive an experience they allow the champions with them to offer. With some mechanics that's not an issue, since things like damage, mobility, sustain etc are basic building blocks. With effects this impactful, that contribute significantly to a champion's identity, however sparing use is much more appropriate. In this particular case we felt confident using projectile blocking a second time in quick succession was a good choice however, given the way you think about and use the abilities in question is very different as Braum than as Yasuo. The thematics/mechanics fit on a champion with a giant shield and a protective, helpful attitude also proved to be an extremely good match.


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BellumOmnium

Senior Member

05-12-2014

Omg a Riot post. Hi @Meddler


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NeoSeraphi

Senior Member

05-12-2014

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Originally Posted by Meddler View Post
We've got no plans for any additional projectile blocking walls at the moment. They do add interesting gameplay but, as with any mechanic, use on multiple kits does weaken how distinctive an experience they allow the champions with them to offer. With some mechanics that's not an issue, since things like damage, mobility, sustain etc are basic building blocks. With effects this impactful, that contribute significantly to a champion's identity, however sparing use is much more appropriate. In this particular case we felt confident using projectile blocking a second time in quick succession was a good choice however, given the way you think about and use the abilities in question is very different as Braum than as Yasuo. The thematics/mechanics fit on a champion with a giant shield and a protective, helpful attitude also proved to be an extremely good match.
Well, in terms of a champions identity, how about you update Anivia's Crystallize to function like Wind Wall and Unbreakable then?


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