Originally Posted by SoKorean
GG barrier in top lane means nobody dies ever
I can't see this spell staying in summoner's rift for more than one patch cycle. They are making changes to decrease passivity in the game, yet add a summoner who's passivity affect will actually outweigh the changes to lane camp junglers, early armor/MR stacking in masteries, and penetration calculation combined.
And to be honest, I'd actually rather play with enemy jungler camping my lane top than have an opponent with barrier (even though I can also run barrier) since it just disincentives any sort of engagement. When enemy jungler is camping my lane, it is pulling pressure off the rest of my team, so you man up and deal with the lane camp rather than cry to Riot. Barrier will have the same affect on the flow of the lane but without any benefit to the rest of the team. (I still prefer to reduce early GP/10 brush camping AND not have barrier though)