But it seems that Riot does not think so and reveals that there are many ways to balance Lightning Castle Zaun.
The star-swap object, Zeri is still one of the most unbalanced champions in League of Legends in two consecutive versions 13.10-13.11. Therefore, players believe that Riot Games needs to treat Lightning Castle Zaun special to bring down this champion. Over the years, players have enthusiastically discussed Zeri’s condition on Reddit, stating that she needs landmark changes because the current situation is no longer interesting and unbalanced. equal.
Some people even boldly came up with solutions, but after exchanging them, they were quickly extinguished. “Zeri Gladiator is not fun at all and I say that as a player who loves Zeri” – quoted a notable comment. This person thinks that Zeri’s impossibly strong skill set is overwhelming all opponents in the late game with Gladiator equipment and it is clearly unsatisfactory, forcing Riot to adjust in the near future.
Then, the top comment pointed out that “stat drops on problematic champions is not the direction I want to see in the game.” Therefore, some people think that it is not possible to balance Zeri with the current skill set because she knows how to disrupt a match no matter what. “If someone didn’t ban the Zeri-Yuumi pairing, they would be idiots” – Lwx, ADC who won the 2019 World Championship with FunPlus Phoenix, said while playing the 2023 LPL Summer on version 13.10.
“This champion has been around forever in the pro scene since launch except for a version of Riot that made her unplayable. This champion can’t balance with the current skill set, It can’t. This is almost a design problem on the same level as Yuumi,” said another. There may be hope for those who want to see changes for Zeri in the future, as the developer’s representatives were also outspoken in the discussion. David “Phreak” Turley hinted at the comment, “there is a lot of leverage available in the kit to knock her out of the tank meta.”
Fortunately, according to the latest updates of Riot, they will reduce the power of Zeri, Yuumi and many other generals such as Kha’Zix, Kog’Maw, Lulu, Milio, etc. in the upcoming 13.12 update. All of this is just an estimate because it is still unclear what the developer will do with them and we have to wait until at least tomorrow (June 7) to see the tweaks on the PBE test server. In the opposite direction, although it is extremely effective in big and small tournaments, Zeri’s win rate is not overwhelming in Ranked Play. She “only” has a 50.71% win rate – ranked 10th – with a 15.7% chance of being selected from the Platinum rank or higher, according to U.GG’s statistics.
However, it seems that players are facing an invisible fear that makes Zeri the fourth most banned ADC champion, 14.8%. Perhaps they were afraid to face highly skilled players and couldn’t find a way to counter Zaun’s quickness, vivacity, and relentless explosiveness.