Originally Posted by MrButtermancer
"Buzzwords to attract attention. Game Design Anti-Patterns are to be avoided. This is a violation of the idea that League is against these unfortunate and unsatisfying mechanic patterns."
I would ask that you please read the original article before getting your boxers all in a bunch. I'm afraid I'm going to have to slam-dunk this one.
Zilean: "Design is an optimization -- but these anti-patterns are of negative design value, so you should only do them if you get something good in return."
Additionally, the article itself is "Zileas' List of Game Design Anti-Patterns," of which, Agony's Embrace falls under "Unclear Optimization." Game Design Anti-Patterns are bad. Riot is proud of avoiding them. Agony's Embrace, after the patch, has unclear optimization.
No, it's pretty clearly of negative value.
Best time to use ult? As initiation... on a motherfvcking AP ASSASSIN?!?!?!
. So an assassin's ult is for initiation.... what other assassin in the game gets an ult that is totally useless for assassination and instead makes you feel like you just got a really really homosexual version of Galio's ult tacked on to you?
#1: Melee Assassin.
#2: No other CC whatsoever.
#3: No innate tankiness whatsoever.
You're telling me I should:
#4: Blow my ultimate to initiate a team fight when I am:
#5: Within sight range of every single champion I am hitting with it.
And I have:
#6: Not remotely enough shield from ult, even on all 5 enemies to:
#7: Be remotely survivable when I just put myself visible and within range of 85% of the fast-easy CC in the game.
Please be reminded that I am playing a melee AP assassin with no hard CC whatsoever and no gap closing mechanics other than speed and slows.
Now, please, respond to me again and prove how utterly and completely you have been butt-dominated and become a peerless fanboi of Riot's illogical, pointless, uncalled for nerf on a champion that was not unbalanced and was not
in the top five champions in high ranked, unlike what all the lying kiddie b1tches say.
If you don't like how offensively I am communicating, perhaps you should realize that I find it's the only way to get through the miles of glacious waste
that make up your, and others' (like you) impossibly thick and foolish skulls.