Statikk Electric Knife
Needless to say, with the hegemony of Urgot and the formation of Chemistry, the Statikk Electric Knife has risen to become the most powerful attack item in the Arena of Truth. We need to keep in mind that the Chemistry squad is also intrinsically dealing a lot of magic damage when owning units like Lissandra, Viktor, and the Chemistry suicide core that also deals magic damage. Therefore, the continuous magic resistance reduction effect that Statikk Electric Knife provides is too good a tool to amplify the damage of the whole team.
Urgot’s nerf caused Statikk’s Dagger to decrease in value quite a bit
However, in patch 12.1, Riot has heavily nerfed the interaction of the Sweeping skill when every 3rd attack of this move is counted as a normal attack, instead of 2 as before. In a word, Urgot’s Statikk Statikk activation time will now be reduced by 1/3, resulting in a significant reduction in damage and magic resistance reduction time. As a result, this item has been continuously downgraded and is no longer a powerful attack item.
Chain of Atonement
In version 11.24, the Chain of Atonement got stronger quickly when it supported too well the squads using the Giant system, the Gladiator was too hot. This item will basically heal based on the lost health of allies, so “buffalo” units will benefit a lot. Moreover, providing a buff that reduces area damage by 25% makes Giants and Gladiators stronger and harder to take down.
Teams using the Giant system, Gladiators will often combine the Chain of Atonement to make the frontline as strong as possible.
By version 12.1, the hegemony of My Redemption Chain was gone because the squads revolving around the two systems mentioned above were nerfed. It is true that the Challenger team is still a strong play, but the Chain of Atonement is not too suitable for this lineup. The reason is because most Challenger units have low defense and health, so the benefits of the Chain of Atonement are quite low. Therefore, this item is no longer as popular as the previous version.
Scepter of the Great Angel
If you notice, most of the strong squads in the previous version are team-comps that need to increase their strength in combat. For example, team Kai’Sa – Idols need to buy enough time for this unit to cast the skill 2-3 times to do enough damage to defeat the opponent. Or as Urgot needs to have a certain amount of time to attack and gradually reduce the opponent’s magic resistance with his Statikk Electric Knife.
Viktor once dominated the late game with the Archangel’s Scepter
Therefore, the type of equipment that provides additional stats over time like the Archangel’s Scepter is extremely strong. When combined with units like Viktor or Kai’Sa, they can literally blow up the field at the end of round fights. However, when the meta changes and the squads tend to “hit quickly and shorten” like Assassins and Challengers to the throne, the speed of the game is pushed up extremely fast. As a result, the Archangel’s Scepter is also greatly reduced in value.