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League of Legends: Perkz explains why supports are overpowered

Published: 17/Sep/2019 15:27 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 15:56

by Joe O'Brien

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G2 Esports AD Carry Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković explained why the support position is so powerful in League of Legends right now.

Perkz made his name as one of the most successful mid-laners in Europe, but for the 2019 season he made a role-swap into the AD Carry position, with his former role filled instead by Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther.

The change has proven incredibly successful so far, with G2 not only winning both splits of the LEC, but also making history by securing the Mid-Season Invitational title, making them one of the favorites for this year’s World Championship.

Riot GamesG2 cemented themselves as kings of Europe with their LEC Summer victory.

It seems not everything about his new role is perfect, however. During a recent stream, Perkz gave his opinion on the current balance of power between the bot lane duo, arguing that the support is by far the more important half.

“In high ELO, support is really broken, because even if you get a boosted [AD Carry], you can just give him up and go top side, and you can carry the game by doing that. If you have a good [AD Carry], then you can win lane really hard, snowball bot, and then take the advantage to mid or into the enemy jungle.

“If you’re playing [AD Carry] and your support is bad, you only have to farm, and if your support and jungler are bad, you’re really fucking useless, and the enemy [AD Carry] will actually get really ahead even if you’re a two times better player than him.”

It’s certainly not a particularly uncommon stance, especially among AD Carry players. At least when it comes to professional play, Perkz has the privilege of playing alongside Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle, widely considered one of the best supports in the LEC and perhaps even the world.

After claiming the LEC Summer trophy, Perkz and Mikyx will next be seen in action when they compete at the World Championship from October 12 to November 10, with their eyes set on making history as the first European team to win Worlds in the modern era of League of Legends.

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Riot dev reveals Ornn ability buffs for League 2021 preseason

Published: 21/Oct/2020 14:58

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has revealed League of Legends 2021 preseason buffs for Ornn’s Masterwork passive ability after the latest set of changes were expected to nerf the champion during the massive item overhaul.

While there are 150 unique champions in League of Legends, Ornn could be one of the characters affected most by the upcoming item overhaul, as his Passive ability can upgrade items for himself and teammates.

Ornn is currently one of the most played top lane champions in League of Legends, particularly in pro play, after becoming the leading champion for picks and bans at Worlds 2020, appearing in 90.4% of champion select phases, but he may soon fall out of the meta.

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Ornn’s ‘Living Forge’ skills are set to receive some buffs in the preseason.

Concerns were raised for the future of the Forgelord after Riot devs initially revealed changes to his passive ability that would remove one of his masterwork items, resulting in a considerable nerf of around 400 HP.

However, Riot developer Phlox has now responded to the concerns, sharing some new changes that the LoL design team is testing on PBE, to buff the fan-favorite Freljordian’s passive once again.

The League of Legends dev explained that, while Ornn would not be able to upgrade two items at the level 13 mark, there would be other ways for him to gain resistances to opponents’ damage.

“Put an experimental change to Ornn for preseason on PBE,” he explained, “now every time he upgrades any mythic to a masterwork his passive Armor/MR amp increases by 5% (10% without upgrades, same as live).”

Unlike the current version of Ornn, the champion’s new passive ability would gain Magic Resist and Armor from simply upgrading Mythic items for himself or others.

While this was listed as an “experimental change,” Phlox also indicated on the Ornn Mains subreddit that this was the direction they wanted to take with Ornn and that there may be more changes with the statistics before live release.

As of now, the start date for the League of Legends 2021 preseason has yet to be announced by Riot but is expected to go live in November.