Overpowered Champs? No.

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Cinchspark

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01-05-2013

There is a certain list of champs that can push their team to victory quite easily due to their resilient nature and damage during a large part of the game. They're not overpowered but playing them well will probably enhance your chances at winning (low ELO here by the way, so applies to 1000 - 1100).


Orianna - Easy poke, great CS with W, good pushing and sufficient escape potential (W + E shield + R magnet pull). As an Orianna main from about level 20 and now in ranked, I can say that she has few counters played right and, if doing OKAY, she does decent damage and DAT ULT. A little OP amount of damage, utility, range, and survivability. She's like a buff Mario-type character with a team-focused kit.

Leblanc - INSANE burst damage, great double escape, lots of utility (silence, snare, can do twice). As an assassin, she can easily take advantage of individual mistakes during the laning phase... AFTER bullying you down to half health. To me, she is viable as support, AP mid, and even a weird AD carry assassin that can easily snowball (TAKE MANA REGEN runes).

Diana - She is stable throughout the entire game, and as an assassin, she can punish mistakes really hard with her great burst damage. Her jungling is excellent due to this and is even on par with her laning. Late game, she is very much like a melee Leblanc.

Zyra - Like Orianna, she is an excellent wave clearer and her utility-damage is crucial to team fights. Excellent support as well--she ties with Leona and is right above Taric as my favorite laming support.

Twisted Fate - I have played him both AP and AD, and I honestly believe his AD carry/x2 Phantom Dancers is an instakill if you can lock an individual down late game. His utility is great, and every spell in his kit simply works. As an AP mid, he has great damage... if you can land his Q. Unfortunately, he falls off right at the end of the late game as pure AP when securing kills that again, his poke is insane).

Xerath - When not countered (i.e. Kassadin or Leblanc), his range and damage basically make him a reliable DPS source, and his poke is amazing, not to mention his wave clear. Even his W can be quickly remedied by quickly poking with his Q, and then using his ADDITIONAL MOVEMENT SPEED BOOST to escape. Not the best here (which is why he is lower).

Opinions?


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powwder

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01-05-2013

orianna is really hard to play well, she has a high skill cap and if you can play her well you probally don;t deserve to be in the 1100 elo bracket.

le blanc is almost useless late game.

better OP characters would be people like eve, kat, jax, irelia, riven, darius....basically champs that once they get fed they can stomp multiple people with little to no player skill.


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Cinchspark

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01-05-2013

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Originally Posted by powwder View Post
orianna is really hard to play well, she has a high skill cap and if you can play her well you probally don;t deserve to be in the 1100 elo bracket.

le blanc is almost useless late game.

better OP characters would be people like eve, kat, jax, irelia, riven, darius....basically champs that once they get fed they can stomp multiple people with little to no player skill.
I don't believe that Eve or Darius are flawless. Both have hard to execute or nonexistent poke, and their DPS falls off late game if they fail to stay alive (you can't do that when behind--Orianna, Zyra have game changers that can do this).

Leblanc has utility with her silence and root. Her burst can also be counted as utility if she can use it as a poke by getting in and out fast (not hard to do with W and Mimic).


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Rawrful

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01-06-2013

Everything is team reliant. Enemy has a lot of squishies and are trying to rely on CC to keep themselves safe? Irelia is OP against them. Your team has great CC and great peelers and can all work together? Kog'Maw is OP. Enemy team is tanky DPS comp? Poke comp is OP. Enemy phys carry gets fed? Assassins are OP.

It is all circular and more role based than character based. Some characters are more stable than others, but are generally specialized in a different way which gives them an edge against different champions. At low Elo Assassins (Think LeBlanc) and duelists (Lets go with Fiora) are seen as very strong, because if you are poorly positioned or get caught alone, you lose. They are also generally strong in lane, which helps you snowball to the 'able to 1v1 anyone' point. As Elo gets higher, these champions get weaker, because the situations they excel at are less common.


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Cinchspark

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Everything is team reliant. Enemy has a lot of squishies and are trying to rely on CC to keep themselves safe? Irelia is OP against them. Your team has great CC and great peelers and can all work together? Kog'Maw is OP. Enemy team is tanky DPS comp? Poke comp is OP. Enemy phys carry gets fed? Assassins are OP.

It is all circular and more role based than character based. Some characters are more stable than others, but are generally specialized in a different way which gives them an edge against different champions. At low Elo Assassins (Think LeBlanc) and duelists (Lets go with Fiora) are seen as very strong, because if you are poorly positioned or get caught alone, you lose. They are also generally strong in lane, which helps you snowball to the 'able to 1v1 anyone' point. As Elo gets higher, these champions get weaker, because the situations they excel at are less common.
Yes, but these champions are strong in a way that they fit with many or even all team comps. Orianna is seen as top tier even at the pro level, yes? (Elementz tier list: #1) Zyra is also a pretty proficient support or mid and always brings a strong, well-rounded contribution to the team--CC, damage, range, kiting, laning, ganking--it matters less to them whether they go up against, say, Caitlyn-Taric-Talon-Nocturne-Kassadin or Ezreal-Sona-Darius-Amumu-Cho. Although these teams play very different, the champions I chose have A.D. greater chance of consistently being a force than others.