After several months of waiting, the ADCs in LoL see the light at the end of the metagame tunnel. With patch 9.3 of the Riot Games MOBA, the time has come for champions such as Tristana or Caitlyn to become relevant. The users of those champions like Martin “Rekkles” Larsson have reason to be smile again. Riot has said that the current metagame was reproduced for the satisfaction of the pro players.
Division of champions in LoL
In League of Legends, we can roughly divide the role of shooters into two groups. On the one hand, we have the champions that have a high nuke who can buy cheap offensive items to dominate the game early and create a snowball effect. While there are others who need to accumulate more expensive items as the game progressed to dominate in the later stages: The critical ADCs in LoL.
Well, after the constant changes that have been made to the rhythm of the games., the shooters based on critics do not have time to climb and were totally irrelevant. If we add that to how important the extra gold of the towers, we needed shooters with a highly dominating lane phase and early power peaks like Lucian or Ezreal.
Riot knows what it’s doing
The Riot Games CrashPlan for critically-based shooters has been taking indirect measurements for some time. We have the changes that favored longer games of the previous patch. For example, the adjustments that have been happening during the last versions. It was the reason due to which we got more tanks appear in the metagame, such as Sejuani. No direct changes arrive and point three very specific changes: Price reductions and better laning phase, more variety of options and defensive items that do not sacrifice damage.
Reduced prize of the items
Price reductions affect the items with which the first critical power peak of the critical ADC arrives. The ‘Spectral Cutlass’, the ‘Rapid Fire Cannon’, the ‘Hurricane of Runaan’ and the ‘Statikk Dagger’ previously cost 2,600 gold and didn’t have much impact on the base stats. As these items provided little damage and no protection whatsoever. Now, this does not happen anymore because the provide decent damage and armor at the same time.
Greater variety of ADCs in LoL
This standardization of these objects is one of the reasons why there is the talk of a greater variety of options and increased decision-making capacity. The most important change is the “new” ‘Infinity Edge’. It says goodbye to the modified part of the damage done. Moreover, it now has increased damage and deals with decent critics. On the one hand, it manages to improve the synergy with the other objects. While on the other it does not need 1225 gold. So it is a win-win situation.
So don’t be surprised if you see Fnatic and Rekkles rise in the LEC. In less than 24 hours ago, the side won its game against Excel. Now they face a tough test against G2, which is the most awaited game of the new season!