Originally Posted by Borigrad
You want to talk about Broken by Design?
Vayne, She is a Carry, An assassin AND An Anti-Assassin. She has 3 steroids and High burst cause of Silver Bolts. Vayne is broken by design.
But like Ahri and Irelia they swear their champion is perfectly fine and the kit isn't even remotely problematic.
Udyr is another case of this. Nerfed about 9 times (even more then Irelia) and still incredibly strong, but people swear he was "fine in the first place." Don't even get me started on Vlad.
Riot has stated a few times that Vayne and Irelia have two of the most poorly designed kits in the game as they have no clear counter and get too much out of their abilities, especially compared to other champions that fill their role.
Most of the newer champions, especially the tanky-DPS released last year, have far too much in their kit and sacrifice nothing for it. Lee Sin is a Tanky-DPS with an assassin's kit, what does he sacrifice compared to assassins? Burst? Well he has DPS and above average burst for his damage. Sustain? No, he has some of the highest sustain in the game and uses Energy as a resource. Utility? Nope, has an AoE line knockback/knockup, a 1100 range dash that's a double physical nuke with a small execute attached to it, and a second dash that gives him a shield and a sustain buff. He also has an AoE nuke + slow attached to this. Why?
These champions don't need 4 skills that do 3+ things each. Riot either needs to go back and remake some of the older champions, or they need to start gutting the newer ones and removing the insane number of things they can do with a single button press.