Is there any official Riot explanation on why Zilean was nerfed?

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ProdoBaggins

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09-21-2010

Late game Kog'Maw is broken. Wish Riot would balance things that were game breaking, not an opinionated view on Zilean.


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Constant Comet

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09-21-2010

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Originally Posted by Shizuhara View Post
On a 140 second cooldown with 40% CDR his ult has an effective 84 second CD. If he continuously spams Chronoshift that turns into an approximately 34 second CD. That's low enough to negate any cooldowns the enemy blew focusing down your ally and then do it again before those spells are even available again if they used some ults.

With this change his ult will likely be up before but closer to the time that the enemy ults are up.

The change to the duration was likely in the same vein as the changes to Kayle's ult. It's less of a cast and forget and more of a tactical spell now, in theory.

In short, Zilean wasn't OP. The changes are more for adjusting to the changing face of the game than bringing the character in line. His viability has not taken a hit, just some border cases have been eliminated.

Why did people downvote this post? This is the exact reason, spelled out with math.


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Shizuhara

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09-21-2010

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Originally Posted by Cozalt View Post
Can this really not drop his viability? He was already very underplayed for a reason: he already lacked viability for late game.

I look at every hero respectively. Each hero has an aspect about them which makes them playable and viable. Some heroes have always been both, some needed buffs to reach this status and others have dropped off this list due to nerfs, which I'm afraid will most certainly happen to Zilean.

When you have a hero who AT BEST is viable/balanced and as you said, not OP, why bother nerfing them?
If by late game you mean the teamfight phase, his ult should still be up for every fight. In less organized play when there's more skirmishes than outright teamfights he'll feel the sting of this a bit but it won't be kicking him where he's down. If an ally really needs a resurrection more than once a minute...there are bigger problems afoot.


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Sammy Pajamy

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09-21-2010

Zilean was too OP. Something he has been able to do FOREVER, but still hasnt made people want to play him over his support counterparts who are considered "ban tier", was just too strong and need to be nerfed.

Rest easy tonight, Zilean has been put in line.


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