League of Legends

League’s enchanters are struggling in Season 11, and Riot isn’t fixing it

Published: 27/Dec/2020 5:14

by Andrew Amos

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The Season 11 item rework has thrown every League of Legends champion for a loop. However, no role has been affected more than enchanter supports. The likes of Soraka, Nami, Karma, and more are struggling due to new hard counters, and Riot have no plans on fixing the balance problem.

Enchanter supports have been out of the League meta for three seasons now. Not since the Ardent Censor meta in Season 7 have we consistently seen enchanters be selected over their tank counterparts.

There’s been some exceptions to the rule. Yuumi, on release, was a must pick-or-ban in the bot lane. Soraka, Janna, and Sona also made appearances in the top and bot lanes ⁠— but not as traditional supports. A pure enchanter support, played as intended, is rare in solo queue, and even rarer in pro play.

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Enchanter supports have proven to be a problem in the past, but they are severely underpowered heading into Season 11.

Season 11’s item rework had the chance to sort out the role’s problem of not having enough utility to balance out the raw stats and teamfight potential of a tank support. However, the rework to Grievous Wounds, as well as the bolstering of tank stats across the board, has only made things worse.

According to op.gg, only three enchanter supports are picking in more than 5% of games ⁠— Yuumi (8.88%), Lulu, (7.44%), and Morgana (6.94%). In comparison, the three most picked supports are all tanks ⁠— Thresh (18.71%), Leona (12.26%), and Maokai (11.85%).

If you look at win rates, things don’t get much better. Only four enchanter supports have a win rate above 50% ⁠— Janna, Lulu, Nami, and Sona. There are almost 10 tank supports above that threshold.

The community has started rallying Riot to try and push more buffs for enchanters heading into Season 11 proper. Grievous Wounds has been a big sore spot for players, with the increased access limiting picks like Soraka or Yuumi, who rely on big heals. Another potential option is buffing items like Staff of Flowing Water and Ardent Censer.

It’s a tricky game though. Riot has to buff healing enchanters without empowering shield picks like Janna or Karma too much, lest we want to return to the old Season 7 meta. Despite the community’s pleas though, Riot has said they are not planning on changing anything yet.

Star Guardian Janna in TFT
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Riot’s major problem with balancing enchanters is keeping changes equal for healers and shielders. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try though.

“Healing is a core and natural mechanic in League (and really in most games where units have health). Healing and play around it should be embraced and developed further rather than skirted away from,” developer ‘GreatBelugaWhale’ told players in a December 26 Reddit post.

“This includes easier to access [Grievous Wounds] (cheaper and more usable by most champs), in the same vein that you can buy armor to deal with physical damage ⁠— another core and natural mechanic in League,” they added.

The introduction of harsher Grievous Wounds has adversely affected healing supports compared to super drain tanks like Aatrox. There’s also a lot more omnivamp in the game. Giving healing supports someway to circumvent Grievous Wounds ⁠— like how old Soraka could remove it with her Wish ultimate ⁠— could be a potential fix.

Either way, enchanter supports are stuck in a rough spot. For as much as the Ardent Censer meta was a heyday for support mains, going back to that spot in Season 7 would leave the game in a much worse balance state. However, pushing enchanters to the curb isn’t helping either.

The Season 11 item rework was meant to solve some of the problem’s enchanters had breaking into the meta. Now, it feels like it’s only exacerbated them, and the steps from here remain unclear.

FIFA

How to complete Roberto Carlos ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 5:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Roberto Carlos is one of the most desirable but expensive ICONs in FIFA 21, and EA SPORTS has given players a chance to unlock him by completing a series of SBCs. 

The man, the myth, the legend. Roberto Carlos is one of the greatest football icons of all time. The Brazilian full-back has won multiple domestic, international, and European titles. He’s also scored some of the best free-kicks the world has ever seen. 

Now, his quality lives on in FIFA 21, and he can be a handy addition to your team. He’s pretty expensive, but the latest series of SBCs make him more accessible than ever before. Let’s take a look at his stats and everything you need to unlock him.

Roberto Carlos ICON SBC in-game stats

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Stats for Roberto Carlos’ Icon card in FIFA 21.

Roberto Carlos is a well-rounded Full-Back. First and foremost, he has 86 defending and 86 physicality, which is solid. However, he also has a whopping 92 pace, which is often what FIFA 21 players care about the most.

What makes him special, though, is that he’s also valuable when attacking. Roberto Carlos has 83 shooting, 84 passing, and 81 dribbling. Let’s not forget about his insane free-kick accuracy, either.

Roberto Carlos ICON SBC price & requirements

Roberto Carlos normally sells for 1.3 to 1.4 million coins, which is a lot. However, it costs around 1.1 to 1.2 million to finish all the SBC requirements below, which is a little cheaper.

Plus, if you’ve got plenty of spare cards lying around, or you’re up for a challenge, there’s no reason to not give the Roberto Carlos ICON SBC a crack. Here is a list of all the details.

Born Legend

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze 
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver 
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Gold Players Pack

Nerazzurri

  • Number of players from Inter: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Mixed Players Pack

El Hombre Bala

  • Number of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Mixed Players Pack

Selecao

  • Number of players from Brazil: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Rare Gold Players Pack

League Legend

  • Number of players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • In Form +  FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Rare Mixed Players Pack

League Finesse

  • Number of players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Rare Electrum Players Pack

88-Rated Squad

  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Mega Pack

Roberto Carlos SBC solutions

Knowing the requirements is the first step. However, it’s much harder to actually do them, and players often throw away precious coins in the process. Fortunately, we’ve found a cheap solution for each squad down below, courtesy of FUTBIN.

Born Legend Solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

Rising Star solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

Top-notch solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

Nerazzurri solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

El Hombre Bala solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

Selecao solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

League Legend solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

League Finesse solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

88-Rated Squad solution

FIFA 21 Roberto Carlos SBC Solution

So, there you have it, folks! That’s everything you need to know to complete the Roberto Carlos ICON SBC in FIFA 21 for the least amount of coins. It’s expensive, but if you’ve got some spare cards lying around, it shouldn’t be too bad.