Greetings, Summoners and Rioters,
This thread, I hope would discuss some difficulties that some of us had encountered; some would encounter it soon. If you have read the thread title, you guessed it right: health-stacking.
I donít want this thread to be a place for summoners to whine, curse, sprout second head and use colourful vocabularies. Letís keep it civilized. And this is long. Donít say I didnít warn you.
I started playing League of Legends around 1.5 years ago, and AP mid position fits me quite well. As a frequent AP support/mid player, in current game-play, I feel like itís rather easy to stack health while still getting external benefits, which sometimes makes games rather unbalanced since there isnít really counter to health-stacking. If any of you do have a suggestion of counter, please do enlighten us. For instance, couple games ago, I was playing as Lux in Summonerís Rift 5v5. The game was actually really nice Ė even though I lost, it took 70+ minutes to destroy my teamís nexus. I was going full glass cannon lux, at end game my ap was 800+. Splendid? Perhaps. Enemy Singedís health was 5k+. Every single enemy champion had at least one item that boosted health, namely frozen mallet for ADs, warmog, rylai, etc. My full combo, bind+orb+laser, did some damage, but not enough to one shot down any champion; to me, Lux on 1v1 condition relies heavily on bursting down opponent in 1 combo, else the enemy would flash away orÖ kill me while Iím on cooldown. Yes, Luxís CD is low, but 20 secs is more than enough to get slain. I tried sniping Singed while heís attacking my inhibitor, and it barely did any change to his health. My ult does 1k+ damage at that point. That even made me arrive to the point that stacking health plus health regen is a little bit too over-powered. (did I mention it was 5v4 in favour of our team?)
I believe the reason stacking health is really OP is because there is no item that would counter health-stacking. Yes, there are items that deals damage based on health, current health Ė like Blade or Ruined King or Liandryís Torment. Math people out there would realise that the passive damage from the item is negatively-sloped, to the point when the opponentís health is low enough, there would barely be any damage done. Yes, the passive does deal damage while health is quite high, but it rarely, if ever, finishes an opponent off.
Another reason I believe is because the price of health-boosting items are very efficient. Spirit visage, which supplies health, magic resist, and CDR, topped with decent passive is at 2200 gold. I am yet to find a high tier AP item that costs lower than 2200, excluding mejaiís.
Riot, this is a humble plea to reconsider health-stacking at this moment. I saw how Ďbrokení Blade of RK was, when its passive was based on max health (like lee-sin/yi solo-ing baron). Iím not demanding for BRK to be restored to its Ďbrokení state, just perhaps something that would allow the game to be more balanced. Yes, I do play top laner/tank sometime and enjoy stacking health. But my AP caster self at this point isÖ not doing as well. While itís fun to dominate, in the end, personally the greatest feeling after finishing the game is the thrill of finishing a close game, regardless losing or winning, knowing that it was fun. There is only so much satisfaction you can take from winning an easy game. But again, who doesnít like winning ;p
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestion? Feel free to post it, and remember, letís be civilized.