One of the champions that is very popular at the moment is Zeri – ADC from Zaun who was released to the League of Legends community earlier this year. Although he has only been around for a short time, Zeri has proved to be a very good name for the bottom lane position. At tournaments in all regions, she is also always one of the top picks and bans.
Zeri is proving to be too strong since debut and she is also currently one of the top picks in the ADC position.
However, Zeri also proved to be the champion that caused Riot the most headache. Because, her power is so “magical” that this publisher (NPH) has to increase/decrease continuously through updates. Not to mention, besides the big versions, there are also minor tweaks later related to general Zeri. So that the current result is that any team that leaves Zeri open to the opponent, will most likely fail because it cannot stop the momentum of the Lightning Citadel of Zaun.
Riot still hasn’t found a way to balance this champion’s power
Recently, according to information from the upcoming 12.14 update in the near future, Zeri will continue to be on the list to be edited. Thus, this will be the 12th edit within just 9 Riot updates for this champion. Since the launch of the League of Legends community so far, the only time from update 12.8 to 12.9 is Zeri without any tweaks.
Information about Zeri will be nerfed again in update 12.14
According to current statistics, Zeri’s win rate in ranked matches has reached 59% – a very high number. And even when falling to the lowest level, it fluctuates around the 40% mark. These numbers are enough to show the incredible strength of this general. And the League of Legends community of course did not miss the opportunity to sarcastic about Riot’s “200 years of experience” in game design, but mainly aimed at August – the designer of Zeri.
With Zeri hitting 12 edits, the community once again had the opportunity to mock Riot
– “It’s August’s product”. (August is the creator of many League of Legends champions, including the “fault king” Viego)
– “Can’t believe my favorite champion designer – August made this champion.”
– “August’s last four champions are all buggy products.”
– “Design fails on the whole.”
But as can be seen, Zeri or before that Viego and Akali …, Riot is still struggling in designing champions that are both strong enough and ensure their “a balanced game” criteria. And it seems, Riot’s efforts have not really worked.