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Tryndamere Changes Preview

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jul 11, 2011  | Comments

Tryndamere Changes Preview -

Riot Games has hinted that everyone's favorite Barbarian King, Tryndamere, was in the running for some sort of revamp for some time now.

Eager to make good on that promise, Riot Games' Lead Champion Designer Ryan "Morello" Scott announced a number of the changes coming to Tryndamere in the game's next patch.


Ever since Renekton, we've been thinking about the potential of a rage-related system to Tryndamere's Bloodlust. We've utilized the resource system to manage Bloodlust stacks;

  • The bar maxes out at 100 Rage
  • Each normal hit Tryndamere does to any minion or champion grants 5 Rage
  • Crits grant 10 rage
  • Killing blows on anything grant double the rage (10 for hits, 20 for crits).
  • Bloodlust's bonus is now based on the rage you have (for both the bonus stats and the heal).

Why change this, you may be asking? A few reasons drove this:

  • Tryndamere is great in mid and low elo, but really falls off in more competitive play. This is largely due to an early game that's really binary, and how hard it is to do anything if you can't dominate your lane. The rage system evens this out a little bit.
  • Bloodlust is hard to understand as the opponent, and watching the buff bar is not as optimal for the user experience. By moving the same mechanics into the resource bar, it's easier to see and communicate, plus generally "cooler"
  • It makes sense! Tryndamere is a barbarian that uses rage-themed skills. A Fury meter would be what we would had done if the tech were in the same state when we launched.

Check out the official announcement over at the League of Legends forums.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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