In the past few weeks, besides the single lane Support, the gameplay of Akali Armor Accelerator has also become extremely annoying. This item helps Akali to be more “buffalo”, farm amazingly fast and still not lack damage. Even this gameplay also abuses an extremely “toxic” way to start up, which is to buy 3 Emeralds to have a large amount of recovery at the beginning of the game. As a result, opponents cannot effectively poke Akali’s blood and cause her to increase in strength too quickly.
What’s scarier than an Assassin champion whose “buffalo” level is so large that it’s hard for you to defeat it?
Basically, the way to build the first 3 Emeralds did not appear until now in League of Legends. However, with the Akali Acceleration Armor becoming so popular, this buying style has become more popular than ever. Therefore, Riot Games was forced to edit it so that this item is no longer abused and helps players have a safe laning phase thanks to a strong recovery.
Emeralds get double the recovery value but the price of gold also goes up
The Crystal Bracelet also increases the purchase price by 150 gold and grants additional healing
If you do not know, with the old purchase price (150 gold), gamers can season up to 3 Emeralds with 1 health pot at the start of the match. This set of items will give you a healing index of 12-15 health per second depending on the type of champion you own and help gamers own extremely strong laning ability naturally. It is this hegemonic ability to heal that makes champions with large base healing stats like Darius, Vi or partly Akali go very strong without fear of being poked.
Many masters like ShowMaker, Chovy abused this item for Akali
However, with the above change of Riot, the way to buy 3 Emeralds will officially be “dead” when you can only buy 1 item with 4 health potions. Obviously, in terms of natural healing at the beginning of the game, the above nerf will make Emerald a lot worse if bought early. This is a necessary move for Riot to remove a fairly “toxic” starting item build and return the inherent value to Emerald.