Originally Posted by Aikimiller
Maybe, one day, Trundle will even be a competetive pick. That would be nice.
He was competitive, briefly, before the jungle nerf. He had one of the fastest clear times with an awful lot of sustain, which when combined with high single-target DPS made him one of the best counterjunglers out there. He did fall off late game a bit, but none of that mattered if you gimped their jungler enough.
Then the jungle nerf made the jungle facerollable. Suddenly Trundle's sustain wasn't special any more, he didn't have the AoE necessary to farm small camps quickly, counterjungling was less powerful, his ganks weren't as good as many of the champs who could now jungle and his late game was gimped even further by the reduced gold income. All of these are small problems, but they add up. I don't think fixing his technical issues is going to compensate for all of this.