During the 13-year development journey of League of Legends, players have witnessed super buggy champions with the ability to put horror damage that publisher Riot Games has to immediately edit.
League of Legends (LoL) is a moba game that attracts millions of players around the globe. One of the factors that make the game attractive lies in the diverse champion system with full skills and different gameplay. In all 161 champions released in the past 13 years, gamers have come across many “super bug” names that make the game unbalanced. Even many generals make Riot Games find a way to constantly edit and then decide to completely renew their skills.
Before being remade, Aatrox used to be one of the most “estranged” champions in League of Legends. At the end of 2018, Riot Games has come to the decision to completely renew the moves of “Demon Sword Darkin”. After this move, Aatrox became a “headache” of Riot Games’ champion balance editing department when it had an extremely damaging set of moves and super-strong healing ability.
Aatrox also possesses outstanding healing ability
In particular, Aatrox’s ultimate also has a respawn mechanism that makes this general almost immortal in combat. Initially, Riot Games changed the ultimate to only respawn if there was at least one kill, and then proceeded to completely remove this super bug respawn mechanism. Despite having to receive more nerfs later, Aatrox is still trusted by gamers and is regularly selected in professional tournaments.
Sharing the same fate as Aatrox, Akali is also a champion whose skill set was remade by Riot Games after being disgraced by most gamers. Possessing an extremely cool shape and extremely magical flying skills, Akali makes the gaming community excited to experience when it is remade. However, the “Lonely Assassin” girl was quickly brought into view when she gradually became unbalanced and made the gunner player “cry” with her powerful shock damage ability.
Specifically, Akali has reduced passive movement speed stats as well as limited base damage and Ability Power ratio. In particular, the “smoke bomb” move that scared the opponent has been removed from the mechanism of not being selected by the soldier’s tower as a target. In addition, Akali’s ultimate is nefted, making this champion no longer create as many mutations as before. However, gamers still know how to “circumvent the law” and often create many suitable gameplay. Because of that, Akali was reduced in strength through many versions and was given the new nickname “Cuakali” by the community.
Akali is always the name “on the cutting board” in the nerfs of Riot Games
Among the generals who were “squeezed by Riot Games”, Ryze is probably the typical name with more than 10 times being … dragged to the operating table. Among them, the Rune Mage not only had his normal stats reduced, but also changed the skill mechanism, including 3 completely reworked skills and images. For the first time, Ryze was put on the “operating table” and then became an unstoppable force. At Worlds season 5, “Demon King” Faker used this general and destroyed all opponents at that time. Also from here, the international LoL community has given Faker the nickname “Saint neft”.
Faker’s nickname “Saint Neft” comes from the destruction he used Ryze
In 2016, Ryze was completely replaced when the champion became too strong and gradually became difficult to balance. Changing the ultimate “space vortex” makes Ryze from a damage champion to become flexible and good support for teammates. Although Ryze was often selected after that, until now, Ryze has almost disappeared in professional League of Legends tournaments.
Irelia is also a champion that causes Riot Games to have a headache to find a way to balance when it is too hegemony right at the time of the remake. Specifically, she possesses incredible survivability in combat, and can also stack damage extremely effectively when facing other mages in the laning phase.
Irelia has super strong laning after being remade
Accordingly, Irelia has been nerfed quite heavily through many updated versions. Riot Games not only changed the power stats, but also removed many effects in the skill set. In particular, the disarming mechanism (forbidding opponents to attack normally) in the ultimate was directly removed by Riot Games when it made players helpless whenever fighting with Irelia. However, Irelia has always been a champion that always receives a high pick rate in ranked mode and professional tournaments.