I occasionally find myself in a match or 2 of LoL. I am one of those weirdos that mostly plays ARAM, so perhaps my opinion doesn’t count as much, but I’ve had this idea swirling around in my head for a while.
The new status effect or a debuff, however you want to call it, is “Grounded”. If we go by the name of it, you may think that this is just a renamed “root”, but it’s actually a lot more fun than that. While not a hard crowd control effect, it introduces a new avenue of counter play against those more disruptive or elusive champions.
Here are a few examples of affected abilities from Ahri, Malphite, Kassadin and Yasuo.
So what does it do?
Affected champion’s movement based abilities (dash, blink/teleport, leap) are disabled for the duration of this effect.
The champions are still free to move and activate any other abilities or items.
I came up with a number of champions currently in the game that could receive a “Grounded” effect applying ability. You can see them below.
What’s your opinion on this new status effect and which champions do you think would be improved with it in their kit?