Originally Posted by davesmack
Surge really wasn't that great. For it to truly outshine ignite/exhaust as an offensive choice the champ you were playing had to benefit from both the AP and the ASPD, which basically kept the list of champions it was useful for limited to Teemo and Teemo.
Akali. And anyone else with short cooldown bursts. You do not need to make use of Attack Speed to benefit from 12 seeconds of 85.8 AP [more if you have Deathcap].
And, rather than make it better, they just remove it and tell us to "do what everyone else does" and use Ignite, a single-target limited spell with a completely different usage, and much longer cooldown?
Surge allowed me to burst down multiple targets over 12 seconds. Ignite allows me to do some true damage to one person.
There is an obvious difference here, especially for AoE burst champs.
Keep Surge in, it's just sleeping now.