Now is the era of long-distance supporters. Many pro gamers, starting with meta-leader T1 Min-seok “Keria” Ryu, play the DPS champion as a support. Ashe, Twitch, Caitlyn, Jin, Kalista, Barus, etc. came out as support in the canyon this season. And DRX’s ‘Beryl’ Joon-hee, who is called ‘Roll Master’, pointed out ‘Rain of Blades’ Rune as the main culprit that disturbed the meta.
The reason distance dealers come out as supports is because of strong laning. Players interpret that if ranged dealer champions with high AD stats use the effect of the Blade’s Edge rune to trade deals, they can take the lead in the early lanes. Its strengths stand out even more in the current meta where bot leadership is important. Riot Games is making various attempts to change the meta, such as buffing tank supporters, but Jo Keon-hee believed that this trend would continue as long as the blade was not cut.
In an interview after the Brion match on the 26th, Joo Keon-hee said, “Riot Games nerfed the long-range supporter’s gold supply items in patch 13.4,” adding, “Recently, while playing solo ranks, I felt that the gold supply items were also a problem, but rather than that, it was a sharp rain. The biggest problem,” he said. 스포츠토토
As Cho Joon-hee said, Riot Games nerfed some of the supporter’s gold supply items through patch 13.4, which will be applied to the 2023 ‘LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ spring season from next week. Changed the additional mana regeneration effect from 50% to 25% and the regeneration time of the overlapping effect from 10 seconds to 12 seconds.
However, Jo Keon-hee considered the balance of the runes more important than supporting items. He said, “I think the fact that Blade Blow makes the long-distance supporter’s early laning battle stronger has the biggest impact on the current meta.” There must be an adjustment plan for the blade ratio,” he said.
Cho Joon-hee even said that it was okay to delete the Blade’s Edge rune. He said, “There are almost no champions who choose the Blade of Blades rune.” To be honest, I think it’s okay to delete Blade Rain from the game like the old ‘All-around Stone’,” he said. “If adjustment is difficult, you can remove it. Blade rain isn’t the only problem with the current meta, but I think the biggest problem is blade edge.”