So I just queued up for a cas 5v5 to try out lane grace for once, but I had to fill in WP jungle. I went with my main, WP Ozo, to see how he fares with Plate. That match was singlehandedly THE most fun I’ve had in VG.
Earlygame, we were a little behind because the enemy Alpha applied a ton of pressure against all of our laners, but we made it into midgame fairly well. Nothing really noteworthy happened midgame outside of a few good ganks, but lategame is where it got REALLY fun (for me, at least). Once I finished most of my build (SM, TM, TM, Trav. Boots, RB, and most importantly, Plate), I was able to destroy the enemy team. Ozo’s damage and especially lifesteal, were completely insane. I was able to beat anyone on the enemy team, including Alpha, in a duel or even 1v2 extremely easily and it was glorious. IMO, the best part of the match was the last teamfight we had before the enemy team surrendered. I made an extremely risky decision to separate from my team in order to buy HC and a WP infusion (I did have vision though) and a teamfight began without me there to help. By the time I regrouped with my team, Cath was down and everyone on my team was at around half health, with the enemy team having almost full health due to their Grace popping Fountain. Even knowing this, I went straight into the whole enemy team from bot (which they had no vision on). I pretty much instantly deleted thier Kinetic and I was able to land TRC on thier WHOLE team. Combined with the poke damage from my allies, we were able to turn the 4v5 teamfight around EXTREMELY fast, resulting in our win and prompting a surrender from the enemy team. It was absolutely insane how that happened.
Tldr; title. Plate is OP pls nerf immediately