Hello kind people of LoL General Discussion, I have decided to make my own post detailing and discussing Soraka, and trying to offer up a variety of ideas to make her a well-designed champ that promotes healthy banana eating and good gameplay patterns.
Soraka’s negative gameplay (AFAIK):
•Passive gameplay – Soraka’s skills are too simple with not enough decision making to go along; refilling bars and doing nothing else is bad. The less complex her kit is, the more difficult it is to balance because it only relies on numbers.
•Sustain – http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com...6#post26453416
o http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com...86149#26486149 “avoid Soraka’s mechanics”
o http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com...75984#26575984 “Lifesteal is fine”
Current Soraka weaknesses summarized:
• Average DoT (Q spam) at low-medium range; not tanky enough to do it (needs farm).
• No real CC (Silence doesn’t stop Trondmore)
• Weak vs all-ins, trades, silences, CC, etc.
• Q outranged by a significant % of ADCs and Annie (625 range GG, who also has a tank skill which Soraka would benefit from a lot more)
• Heal scaling is awful and falls off mid-late game; not allowed to be strong because being Soraka is suffering.
Soraka’s Skills and their synergies (and lack thereof) as observed by myself; feel free to add, disagree, or correct these.
Passive : Let’s be honest here, this passive sucks. It only serves to counterbalance the heal nerfs Riot gave her, and that 16 MR is GONE without any sort of compensation. Needs to be changed, absolutely no compromises here.
Starcall – One of Soraka’s signature skills, it would be difficult to radically change this without altering character identity. As cool as it is, it is also quite problematic:
Passive : astral shift
When you are Stunned, Feared, snared, terrified , you phase out of existence temporarily causing all melee, ranged and spell attacks to miss you for 2 sec. This effect has a 10 sec cooldown.
^ fixes all in deaths
Launches a volley of light at a single target, causing X +AP damage and slowing an enemy, or X healing to an ally instantly. [makes it like infuse]
W and E are fine IMO
R: sanctuary of the stars
Creates a field of Light, healing all within it for X +AP every 2 sec for 10 sec.
R: Fury of the stars
Soraka surrenders herself to the power of the stars, gaining the ability to transform into a being of the cosmos increasing her armor, Magic resist, healing and Ability power lasts 15 second.
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