(Thethaovanhoa.vn) – Dark Sword’s warding ability has been drastically reduced on ranged champions.
For the game League of Legends (LoL), Dark Sword is an equipment that provides extremely good vision control. This equipment helps players detect and destroy the opponent’s eyes very quickly and provides extremely effective map control.
Dark Sword gives players extremely powerful map control – source: Riot Games
This item is so powerful that it is used by many pro players in the Support position. As a result, in recent times, the gameplay of using the ADC champion in the Support position (on the first Dark Sword) has continuously appeared in League of Legends tournaments.
In the upcoming version 13.3, Riot Games will reduce the power of the Dark Sword. Specifically, the cooldown of the eye detection ability will increase to 50 seconds. Furthermore, ranged champion’s ward bonus damage is reduced from 2 to 1. This means ranged champions need 2 hits to destroy wards while possessing Shadow Sword.
The gameplay using the ADC champion in the Support position will be greatly weakened with the above nerf – source: Riot Games
This change will cause Shadowblade’s vision control to be significantly reduced on ranged champions. The gameplay using ADC champions in the Support position will definitely weaken with this change. Moreover, the Graves general will also be greatly affected when this character also regularly uses the Dark Sword in the Jungle position.
Graves was also hit hard with the Dark Sword nerf – source: Riot Games
In short, the nerfs mentioned above will cause the value of the Dark Sword to decrease. Combined with Riot increasing the strength of the champions that opened the fight in patch 13.3, the gameplay like Caitlyn, Jhin, and Support Kalista will be much weaker. Hopefully, the upcoming 13.3 patch will bring interesting gameplay to LoL (especially in professional tournaments).