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Mages in AOV

Mintwarlock| Mintwarlock 6/13/2018 04:34:42
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Edited by Mintwarlock at 6/13/2018 04:34 AM

I have always played mages/wizards in almost all games I did because that's the particular playstyle I'm used to.

However, AOV's mages are severely underpowered. Is this intentional?

Almost all mages are in the lower tiers. The lowest tiered character is Veera, in almost all fora that I've seen. The only meta mages are mage/assasins, which mostly require the character to be close the the enemy. Three mages are control mages, yet a lot of characters like Murad and Zill are immune to CC while they ult. It seems that all meta characters have some sort of a blink-like skill, even mages like Zill and Tulen.

Other mages, like harass or CC mages don't even really do their job that well. The cooldown is really slow; mages are very weak normal attackers compared to all other classes. They can't even withsand 1v1 battles in general because they move at a glacial pace. The scenarios in which they shine are not commonplace, especially not in higher ranked games. Other MOBA games don't really care if you have two mages in a team, but I've always heard "one mage only" during picking only in AOV, because they are always deemed too weak compared to others.

I seriously would suggest that you buff the mages. I would always understand a tier list, and that some characters would be better than others in certain situations, but at the very least make the mages a decent, enjoyable class. Perhaps reduce cooldowns, or reduce mana cost. It's so tiring to be a mage in AOV, and it's not fun for me trying other characters. I've played this game less and less ever since the meta has always been to have characters which all have blink abilities, and mages not being able to tear them alone.
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From_Hell| From_Hell 8/3/2018 23:24:15
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Um, mages are meta. Sans Veera and possibly Ignis all of them are pretty darn usable.

Flash - Top Tier character

Liliana - Tip Tier Character

Khali - way too popular and annoying

Krixi - .....why did she deserve a nerf to her passive???? not bad for a free mage character?

Tulen - give him a proper nerf pls

Natalya - Can OHKO enemies!!! Get Rekt newbs!!!

Raz - (see above)

Lauriel - Deadly in her circle. Not to bad outside I guess???

Ignis - (runs out of mana too quickly IMO). He literally has nearly every effect in the game. True damage, stun, aoe damage, movement speed buff, shield, healing, and finally cool flame shaped marks that need to last longer.

Aleister - Ruins so many good characters and makes people cry. Good enough for me.

Preyta - could use a buff but honestly I still remember when he dominated everything so I’m not exactly eager for that again...

Illumia - Literally the same from when everyone used her. Nothing has changed. Strong as ever.

Veera - This isn’t a mage, this is an assassin. Recategorize and I am fine with it.

Azzen’Ka - Still has the longest non-orbital range in the game. Best CC, though should be called a support not really a pure mage here...

Maganga - Late game monster, just needs to tank up a little. Top tier stuff.

Diaochan - please never buff again. Hate facing her.

Arum - Can kill people next to towers and creators were like “seems legit”.

Honestly, I play mage characters predominately. I have never found them to be too underpowered and as of now they seem a bit overpowered with some joining Superman on the “to be nerfed list”.  I don’t know what kind of mages are in other games you played, but I have seen certain other games where certain mage characters completely d9minated meta in a bs manner. I think this is nicely balanced with Marksmen getting the short end of the stick atm. Right now too many characters like Skud or Max can ruin ADC’s chances of being useful—so much so that marksmen aren’t used in diamond normally. (Joker Being an exception to the rule).

I think arguing a class is weak is a bit too general and inaccurate and each hero should be taken case by case. What do I mean?

Flash needs a nerf. Does this mean we nerf all mages? Hell no. Azzen’ka Could really use a buff. Does this mean we buff all mages? No, they are dominating meta!



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