Hecarim with new Meta? Blows?

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DocLolliday

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12-04-2012

Someone may have addressed this already but I feel like my favorite champ will no longer hold that spot in the new Meta:

Hecarim, Early gank specialist. Is he viable any longer? I just played a game with him in the jungle and was depressed by the loss of the "Fun Factor" on my favorite champ. I found myself under leveled after ganking for lanes, maybe this is due to the fact that I did not buy boots at the start for fear of bigger neut camp bosses and therefore could not clear camps as quickly. What made Hec so fun was the mobility and ability to be everywhere ganking for lanes.

Is there a way to make this champ and his early gank speciality a viable strategy within the new meta? Perhaps with a tankiness buff to help with camp clearing?

Any other Hec players worried about this? Thanks Riot.

DocLolliday


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EyeHearShapes

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12-04-2012

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Someone may have addressed this already but I feel like my favorite champ will no longer hold that spot in the new Meta:

Hecarim, Early gank specialist. Is he viable any longer? I just played a game with him in the jungle and was depressed by the loss of the "Fun Factor" on my favorite champ. I found myself under leveled after ganking for lanes, maybe this is due to the fact that I did not buy boots at the start for fear of bigger neut camp bosses and therefore could not clear camps as quickly. What made Hec so fun was the mobility and ability to be everywhere ganking for lanes.

Is there a way to make this champ and his early gank speciality a viable strategy within the new meta? Perhaps with a tankiness buff to help with camp clearing?

Any other Hec players worried about this? Thanks Riot.

DocLolliday
I mained hec season two . My fear were that something like this would happen . I have yet to play him with new jungle , but as it was last season he never had great sustain in jungle .


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DocLolliday

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12-04-2012

If you try him out and see something I didn't, a way to make it work, let me know!


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Jumajuma

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12-04-2012

They don't want you to be able to gank early, you need to farm jungle a bit more before ganking now. That goes for everyone


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DocLolliday

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12-04-2012

....What they want and what opens up options for various champs are very different things. Each champ is supposed to have unique characteristics and Hecarim's was fast ganking. Think about things from more than one angle and you'll see what I and other Hecarim players are talking about.

I know Riot is not trying to make every match look the same right? And If they are they may lose a slight edge on this game and market audience.

Doc


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PrfsrChaos

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12-04-2012

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They don't want you to be able to gank early, you need to farm jungle a bit more before ganking now. That goes for everyone
^^^ Yeah it seems that they're trying to make that early early gank a more polarize *high risk, high reward* strategy. Generally you'd have to get much longer of a leash to clear the early camps to be able to gank super early like S2


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DocLolliday

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12-04-2012

I'll have to try this out more, and see if it pans out. What made this champ "fun" is what I'm worried about, i don't think he was ever OP because of this. I feel that the changes may balance that out for other champs that weren't as 'fun to play' but it bums me out about Hecarim who was simply a blast to Jungle with.