"Unbalancable by Design"

First Riot Post
Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Spokesman

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Senior Member

12-22-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiotNome View Post
I alluded to this in another post I wrote, but you're generally right--there's no such thing as an unbalanceable concept.

However, an important consideration to take when finding that happy medium between OP and UP is whether that ability still feels good to use in the end. Lee Sin is a great example for a champion that's actually very easy to nerf, as he's quite mechanically bloated...
Q: damage, dash, execute, reveal
W: shield, dash, energy return, life steal, spell vamp
E: damage, reveal, attack speed slow, move speed slow
R: damage, targeted interrupt, AoE interrupt
It's incredibly difficult to nerf individual numbers, as that runs the risk of watering it down so much he's no longer fun to use. However because his abilities have so much tacked on, it's a simple matter to remove one of the more minor aspects without destroying his core gameplay (for example, the energy return on his W that most people, including me two days ago, don't even know about).

Someone like Blitzcrank is really much harder to nerf because his strength is also his defining characteristic. It's up to live team to determine if Blitzcrank is a problem though.
RiotNome, that energy return on w does not exist : P just thought you should know


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

MisterTitanic

Member

12-22-2012

amumu didnt have problems in season 1 jungle that he doesnt have in season 2 jungle. he's been strong in season 1, 2, and 3


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

sirianchrisweine

Senior Member

12-22-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsorcerer View Post
Lets ask Sona, Galio, Morgana etc about it and get back to you.

Edit: Yes Galio's is a taut but essentially anything that is 2 seconds of you not doing anything by choice may as well fall under stun.

Sona is very squishy. Morganas gives you time to leave and Galios is an interruptable channel. They all have ways to stop.


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

NadalKenlyl

Senior Member

12-28-2012

http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/V1.0.0.118

Patch notes where Lee Sin's energy return is removed on the W.