Magic power champions are becoming weaker than the rest. Riot wants to have a big edit.
Mage is one of the most traditional and unique general classes in League of Legends. Each mage has an almost unique way of playing, they have different directions to be effective in different situations. The biggest common point is that this group of generals all deal magic damage as the main damage. However, the current concern is that less and less Mages are favored in the Summoner Rift arena.
Riot Axes in a Reddit post said that he and his development team have recognized the problem of the correlation between the magic damage class and the physical damage champion class at the moment. Mid lane is the place with the most mages, but the meta here is also of a constantly fluctuating type. In the last season, in the professional tournaments, only a few specific mages were the most popular, such as: Azir, Sylas, Akali (assassin mage), … The rest only appeared sparsely. and even completely forgotten.
Meanwhile, in the queues of Solo/Duo, players love Assassins more. Akali is probably the only mage assassin to be noticed, the rest are Qiyana, Talo, Zed, even Yone, Yasuo, Akali or even Tristana make up the majority. Why? Players don’t like using pure Mage champions anymore? The answer lies in equipment.
The Pre-Season equipment system has had many significant changes, but for the Mage, it has not changed too much. Still expensive items and require you to be really rich to reach your strength threshold. Meanwhile, thanks to their own characteristics, Assassins are prioritized for an extremely cheap set of items, reaching the power threshold quickly and very effectively in a low-communication environment like Solo/Duo Ranked. In general, AD items are becoming too cheap compared to AP, which resonates with the fact that AD Mid lane champions often reach their power threshold earlier, thereby becoming overwhelming.
Riot Axes also shared that this will be a job that requires meticulousness and extreme care. You can’t change the strength of an entire class just by editing one of them. Maybe there will be an event like the “Age of Assassins” in the past, but this time it’s for Mage… However, Riot still doesn’t want to promise anything in advance. Let’s look forward to season 13, a makeover season of League of Legends.