Gladiator – Chemistry
This is a good example of a squad that, despite being nerfed, is still popular with gamers. The reason comes from the fact that the Chemical Skill effect itself provides both attack (attack speed) and defense (damage reduction, healing) ability, so this lineup is still used by many players. Even if the interoperability between Urgot and Statikk’s Dagger is nerfed, this is still considered a “soldier” when it helps the whole squad deal more damage.
Despite being nerfed, Urgot still has to use Statikk Dagger because there is no better item
However, we cannot deny that the effects of Riot have contributed to making the Gladiator – Chemistry squad much weaker. Combined with the fact that gamers still love this squad, the level of competition between players to get key units like Urgot, Jinx, Dr.Mundo is also much greater. So at the present time, even though the pick rate is up to 0.95, the rate of reaching the top 4 of Gladiator – Chemistry has not reached 50%.
With almost no impact from Riot (apart from Yone’s 50 base health reduction), the Challenger lineup is still very popular. The strength of this squad is that it can snowball in teamfights very well with the Challenger champion gaining a lot of attack speed, moving to the opponent after taking down the opponent’s unit. So once the team has upgraded the squad and owns a lot of equipment, the Challenger team can dominate the game extremely well.
Not only Yone, you also have to raise Fiora, Braum, sometimes even Kai’Sa to 2 stars to win with the Challenger team
However, in reality, to do the above is extremely difficult when the key units of the Challenger system are not cheap in the Tactics Arena. Moreover, the use of the two hottest Bodyguard units currently, Leona and Braum, also makes players have to compete extremely fiercely to build a complete squad. Remember that without Braum or 2-star Leona, the mainstays like Yone, Fiora can be defeated very quickly and make you lose the match regretfully.
Right after the Kai’Sa – Idol lineup was nerfed and was no longer in the meta, the Mage team rose up strongly. The reason is because this squad is too heavily countered by Giant units or the fast “rush level 9” gameplay when Vex is heavily countered by Tahm Kench. As a result, the number of gamers using the Mage team increased dramatically and pushed the selection rate of this squad to 0.85, after only Gladiator – Chemistry.
The Mage team’s pick rate has skyrocketed in patch 12.1
Despite being so popular, this squad is not actually an “insurance” ticket to help you get into the top 4. Remember that Assassin’s gameplay is rising strongly and is not a small countermeasure at all. with fragile mage units. Moreover, the popularity of the Inventor – Wizard squad makes the amount of magic damage and magicians deal greatly reduced. Therefore, to play this lineup effectively, gamers need to observe whether there are many people countering them, if “spam” the Wizard, it will be difficult to climb the rank.