League of Legends Disables the Chemtech Drake

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League of Legends is a popular multiplayer online battle arena game where two teams compete who will be the first to destroy the enemy Nexus.

The developers added new drakes and a new champion this season. However, things didn’t go out as planned as the Chemtech Dragon Soul can give an extremely powerful buff. This Dragon Soul allows dead champions to come back from the dead in zombie form, letting them fight for five seconds. Imagine having Sion's passive on five champions, except some of them can deal massive damage to your team. So, it is deemed overpowering.

Unbalanced Champions With Soul

Sion alone getting Chemtech soul is a migraine. He would revive the first time because of that soul. Then, he would revive again due to his passive. Players would go as far as building Guardian Angel and adding Zilean's ultimate to give Sion more lives.

Chemtech Terrain

The Chemtech terrain is also quite annoying to deal with because players go invisible inside. This is a paradise for assassins and a nightmare for ADCs. Players have to put control wards more forcefully in the terrain if they want to see anyone invisible. The terrain also granted players a damage boost, which spells trouble for those walking into it blindly.

Thankfully, all that ended today when developers disabled Chemtech Drake, Soul, and Terrain. So, no need to prioritize Chemtech, at least for now.

“While the Chemtech Drake and its corresponding systems are disabled, we'll be iterating on design changes to solve the issues with the current versions, while maintaining the spirit of what we were originally trying to achieve. Our primary focus will be on the terrain. This may take time to do right, meaning there's a chance we won't bring the Chemtech Drake back for a while,” League of Legends developers stated.

So, what do you think about these changes? Do you think the developers did the right thing by disabling the drake? Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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