In Pre-Season 2022, Black Flame is one of the new items added to the League of Legends shop. This item after appearing has proved to be an extremely powerful item when providing Mage generals with a lot of AP, magic resistance and a sufficient amount of health. Furthermore, the magic penetration stat this item provides will become even greater when attacking a weak target. So this item is considered a very good tool to finish off the opponent.
Black Flame is an extremely good opponent finishing item of the Mage class
In reality, however, magically, Black Flame is providing players with less magic penetration than this item describes. Specifically, a gamer nicknamed Shatofu1 performed a test on Annie’s Q skill when possessing Black Flame. Specifically, this item provides less than 1.6 to 2.9 magic penetration, the less health the opponent has, the greater this loss.
League of Legends gamers have recently discovered that Dark Flame offers less magic penetration than what is described.
With a skill that deals 500 damage and casts on a target with 1000 health, 20 magic resistance, Annie’s Q with Blackening Flame should do exactly 500 damage. However, in reality, it was only 486 damage. When testing on targets with health marks between 1100-2500, this player also discovered that his skill deals less damage than what is described in this item.
We can see that the actual damage that Annie deals with Dark Flame is always lower than the expected damage.
If you look at the number of 14 damage lost, many of you might think it’s not worth much. However, this is only the parameter of a skill that deals 500 damage only. For Mage generals, they have a lot of damage skills and the damage index is also greater than the number 500 above. So the damage index lost compared to what you have to get from the Blackening Flame will be relatively large and you can easily fall into a situation where you will miss the kill unfortunately.
Mages always have a lot of skills that deal damage, so the amount of damage lost due to this item’s bug is quite large
This is most likely a damage calculation bug that Blackening Flames is facing and it makes this item extremely disadvantageous. Perhaps in the upcoming version 12.1, Riot Games needs to fix this bug so that the damage deficit that Black Flame is facing no longer appears.