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League of Legends Assassins Have a Healthy Win Rate

Published: 01:08, 04 June 2022
Riot Games
League of Legends - Zed
League of Legends - Zed

Assassins have been given the short end of the stick with the durability update it seems. Or have they? Their win rates would definitely suggest otherwise.

The League of Legends patch 12.10 durability update focused on making champions more, well, durable as the name says. However, it was done through base stats making it a healthy sort of buff all across the board.

Two classes felt this change the most, however. Those of the assassins and the mages. However, while mages are plodding along as they have been for the past two seasons, with their usefulness diminishing except in some special cases, assassins have not taken as much of a hit as their players would make you believe.

Currently, there are no AD assassins with a win rate below 49% in the game.

However, due to the prevalence of assassin domination previously, which has skewed the perception of the player base on what assassins should be capable of, the update seems a much bigger bite to swallow than it actually is.

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The goal of the update, one which it has achieved, is to make champions that are not assassins unable to burst squishy targets, while making assassins unable to buy fighter items and still burst down half the enemy team.

Assassins should, in essence, be capable of erasing the enemy's back line from an ambush, by using their combos correctly, and thus doing their job, instead of taking on the team head-on. Thus, the new buffs to the assassin class feel unneeded, unless Riot want them to be back where they were before the durability update was released.

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