Riot Meddler has released a statement on the public message boards, outlining Riot’s current views on the state of ADC at the current time.
In the post, Meddler goes on to say that “marksmen feel weak in bot lane, lacking power and agency” and has added some key points.
“We believe that the biggest priority right now is addressing jungler dominance, with junglers able to gank more often, and more successfully, than appropriate. Bot lane’s particularly targeted by those ganks and we think that’s a significant part of the current frustration with marksman agency/power” is one of the most significant things that has affected to a weaker ADC.
They also go on to say that “we want marksmen to be excellent choices bot lane. We’d like to see other classes there at least a bit, but don’t want to see them push marksman out or overshadow them at their core strengths. If they’re not really effective picks bot lane that’s something we’ll address quickly.”
Meddler also offered players a quick look into some of the other things they are looking to include, which is;
“Some other things we’re looking at:
- General power level and agency of all positions in the game, bot in particular (both marksman and support).
- Whether marksmen power curves are appropriately tuned (e.g. Should we offer more mid game power rather than late game power for some champs/builds?)
- Whether we’re offering the appropriate tools to kill really tanky champs as a marksmen, something that should generally be a strength relative to other classes.
- What sort of changes we might need to make to the item system to reduce tanky champions from getting too much damage or some damaging champions from getting too tanky to deal with for their damage.”
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