Originally Posted by Boglioni
hahaha I understand your point and I respect it. altho I must say I disagree. it's strange, but actually I've observed the exact opposite of what you are describing: the original champions all have one specific role, while all newer champions have hybrids, come complicated set of abilities. lets take a look at some original champions: annie is pure mage AP, allistar is pure tank, tryndamere is full AD autoattacker. now lets take a look at some newer champions: orianna is a support/caster hybrid, vayne does multiple types of damage, maokai is a mage tank, yorick is... i dont even know what he is...
oh also there's the tanky dps's. like a bagillion of em.
Now let me give you a list:
Annie: Tank, AP
Soraka: Tank, Aura Support, AP/CDR(Mass Heal), Assault(AP/Magic Pen)
Alistar: Tank, AP
Taric: AP, AD, Tank
Janna: AP, AD
Kassadin: Anti-Caster, AP Carry, Attack Speed(Yup I stole these from his bio)
Yi: DPS, Assassin, AP
Yes, some may be weaker builds then others, but the fact that they can(or at least COULD) use completely different builds kinda invalidates your claim. But then again you're right about the newer champs being sorta built hybrid.