I’ve only played three matches into this patch and lost all three but that’s beside the point because players were always clueless about what to do since pros are still adapting. But oh god here are some of my personal issues with this patch:
-The jungler has a strict rotation now. This bothers me because it becomes annoying to pull of invades as an aggressive top laner (my primary playstyle). And when your team’s jg doesn’t stay at red buff its gg because enemy top laner can sacrifice two first items to get banner instead and clear it all while your bot laner is supposed to hypercarry.
-Duo bot and jungle is absolutely frustrating especially as a top laner. The first game of the new patch I play BF, mind you he was the last hero I played in 3.8 going 13/5/2 and I proceed to go 0/3/0 in the game. I used to be able to handle duos but I honestly don’t think I can now because Journey boot second item is broken. Ringo is top tier because of his aggression and Kinetic is a good second because she’s practically Ringo with more poke and less damage if you can’t poke. The Lance in my first ever game was actually disgusting being able to run circles around turret and being tanky af since he bought banner and boots.
-You buy t3 boots asap or you lose. Going to the previous para.
-Healer is tanky for no reason. Banner does more damage now making it a must so I built it on Kensei and did fine. The reason we lost can be related to complain #1 and Korean players… BUT STILL the fact that I did well with banner Kensei isn’t right.
I’m beginning to dislike the fact that I’m playing a new game every month or so.
Impact-wise I would say jungle role and maybe even an aggressive captain seals the deal. Both roles are 100% more important than any of the lanes because it really is down to microplays under turret and macroplays all over the map.
Things are probably not the same for people of lower tiers but I’m just saying t3 boots second item is a guaranteed win.