Originally Posted by Tyman2007
Season 1; Pre-nerf jax. Pre-nerf akali.
Season 2; Pre-nerf jax.
Season 3; Jax.
On a more serious note, give shen my vote. There's no real way to balance a champ well w/ his kit.
Interesting. Shen had a roughly 35% win ration in the championships. So does that mean that if you are good you can beat Shen? Is OP universal, or does it only apply when you feel like it? Let's look at this OP kit...
His Q does less damage than Gangplank's, and heals for less than a doran's blade. His w starts at 60 damage- that's nothing. Nautilus has a scaling shield that scales off of HEALTH! His E, which is his Shadow Dash, is really good. But a champion needs to have more than one really good ability to be OP, otherwise every champion would be OP and thus no champion would be OP (Darius' ult, Karthus' Wall of Pain, Soraka's Silence, Gangplank's Eat Oranges, Viktor's Deathray...) His ult is.. good... It is good for split pushing, but then it goes on CD for 3 minutes. It will prevent a few deaths on his team, which don't get me wrong, can be really good... But in a team fight, it just isn't all that great. It doesn't change an entire battle like Galio's, completely shut down a carry like Warwick's, or provide perfect initiation like Ashe's. None of those champions are OP, they just have really good ults.
If you want to quote ban rates of Shen and claim that makes him OP, I've played first summoner in a ranked game, and I instinctively think to ban Shen. I don't even know why I think to ban him, it's just ingrained into our heads because way back when he was severely buffed and he was INSANELY OP. Then they slowly brought him down since then. I dunno, if you don't like fighting Shen that's fine, but really think of why his kit is so good. Versatile yes, but over powered?