Barrier on Summoners Rift or: how mid lane became a boring farm fest.

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11-06-2012

The majority of AP mids are bursty (this is a generalization but for the most part it holds true), they cast their spells and then have to wait for some cool downs to finish before they can deal significant damage again. With the addition of barrier, we will see much less kills mid lane and much more farming, since most engagements that would have resulted in a kill will instead result in someone pressing barrier and walking to their tower.

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Originally Posted by Bekkal View Post
How is barrier different against a mid-lane burst than, say, Heal?
Ignite reduces heal's potency quite a bit.


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KBLOB

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11-06-2012

Once every 3-4 min.

Your burst rotation is available once every 20 seconds.


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Maha

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11-06-2012

barriers cooldown is 2 minutes.

So unless they nerf it...


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CloudedInSanity

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11-06-2012

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Originally Posted by KBLOB View Post
Once every 3-4 min.

Your burst rotation is available once every 20 seconds.
Has no idea the CD on Barrier. Has no idea that this coincides with the ultimates of many champions. Is a noob.


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KBLOB

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11-06-2012

They said they were increasing the cooldown on barrier.

Popping barrier in an ult isn't really any different from popping heal or flash or zhonyas against an ultimate.


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Hellioning

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11-06-2012

Can we wait until they actually release it before we start complaining?

Oh, wait, this is GD. All change is bad.


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Zerglinator

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11-06-2012

So they have Barrier and what?

And which Summoner Spells are going to be unused for Barrier?


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Originally Posted by Maha View Post
barriers cooldown is 2 minutes.

So unless they nerf it...
Even if they nerf it they can't make the cool down too long or it will be useless. Even with a long cooldown it will take awhile before you can get a kill since your first setup will be countered by barrier and then your second setup has to be done before the cooldown for barrier finishes. This spell will promote a lot of passive gameplay in mid, and champions that love farming such as Anivia or Karthus will make mid lane even more passive when they are present.


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Nimrook

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11-06-2012

+1 for talking out of your ass.


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Bekkal

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11-06-2012

How is barrier different against a mid-lane burst than, say, Heal?


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