Renekton's Rage / Passive

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omglolowned

Junior Member

11-14-2012

Renekton is a fun hero, and a pretty good one at that. However it seems like there are two issues with his kit that hold him back acting on his "no retreat" state of mind.

The Issues

Pre Team Fight Rage Maintenance
The first issue is his ability to maintain rage. In lane there's no problem because you have a constant source of minions to slap around and it's trivial to build up 50 or 100 rage. It becomes a problem late game, however. 12 seconds may seem like a long time, but with the ritual pre team fight dance it's very difficult for him to go into a fight with even half rage built up. More likely he'll have close to 0 unless there is a nearby jungle camp he can whack before the initiation. This lack of rage during team fights is one of the biggest reasons he falls off after mid game. If we could find a way to more consistently start team fights with at least 50% rage Renekton would be in a really solid place late game. His ultimate does help a bit in this area, but it takes a few seconds to build up 50 rage even with it active, and team fights are often effectively won or lost within a similar time frame.

Passive
The second issue revolves around his passive. It's pretty underwhelming, and it doesn't seem to make sense with the rest of his kit. None of Renekton's other abilities reward him for being low health, and in fact both his Q and his ult act to prevent it. Renekton is a champion that's built around building and spending rage, and his passive should do more to reward him in this endeavor.

Possible Solutions
Pre Team Fight Rage Maintenance
This is a difficult problem to solve. Slightly increasing the time he can maintain rage before it begins to decay might be a good start. More likely increasing his burst rage generation would be better. Or perhaps extending the rage decay timer whenever an enemy unit dies within a small radius.

Passive
After using an ability give him bonus fury generation from attacks for a few seconds or bonus armor and magic resist for a few seconds. Maybe slightly increase the bonus if the ability was empowered by rage.



Please feel free to leave any feedback you have. Hopefully constructive.


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BBFSmokedCayenne

Senior Member

11-14-2012

as a word of advice, don't use "i think" in any kind of dabate or opinionated message such as this. It makes you sound unsure of your choices "I think x should happen" just is not strong enough. IT should just be "This passive should do more to reward him in this endeavour". Sounds stronger, makes you sound more confident.


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omglolowned

Junior Member

11-14-2012

Agreed and fixed.