Another year, another “choose-a-champ” VGU poll. Riot are still working hard on Udyr, but once he’s done, they are ready to get started on another champion. And the polls are open.
Tryndamere has maintained a pretty healthy player base over the years and is an incredibly important character to the Freljord. That said, he has really started to show his age, especially when it comes to gameplay and visuals. Riot think he’d benefit greatly from a modernization VGU similar to Pantheon’s, opposed to a complete overhaul.
While Shyvana’s overall visuals aren’t as low as some of the other champs offered, she falls under the same category as Irelia or Akali—champions who weren’t fully delivering on their thematic promise before being reworked.
Nocturne’s an interesting case for a VGU. He’s one of the most popular champions among new players, but most of them drop him quickly. This suggests Nocturne's gameplay and visual fantasies are strong, but he’s not quite delivering on them.
Kog’Maw hasn’t aged well at all. His kit’s kind of all over the place, torn between a hyper scaling ADC and an AP-focused artillery champ. He also feels out of place among his more sinister Void brethren, and while we love the cute Void puppy, Riot want to make him feel more, Void-y, which is a fair point.
Skarner is one of the least played champions, and honestly, he needs a lot of work. Riot aim to fully reimagine his kit and theme, similar to older VGUs like Sion and Urgot. Like his Brackern kin, Skarner’s generic crystal scorpion fantasy is the relic of a bygone era, and devs would strive to give him a clearer, more exciting source of power. This would likely result in big changes to his visuals and story.
Head on over to the League client to cast your vote, and stay tuned after the polls close for the results.