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The Top 10 Worst League of Legends Metas

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We can all agree that League of Legends is a great game, but sometimes things fall through the cracks. We’ve seen everything from broken champions that can kill you without breaking a sweat to busted items that change the landscape of the game for extended periods of time and even strats that make the game extremely boring to watch and play.

So we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and look at the times that the meta was at its worst, through rose colored glasses. Here are the Top 10 Worst League Metas.

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MrBiohumanomineralny May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Botlane mages effectively killed my love for the game. Jesus that was tragic

decemberdan May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Lol is in a decent spot balance-wise now, but there have pretty much consistently been broken metas otherwise. There was seriously like a 6 year span where some item was a must buy on over 50% of viable picks (and there weren't many viable picks as a result). Cleaver was nerfed in like 10 days, but then we have to think about things like feral flare ( a season), atmogs(like a year or something), banner of command (season), sunfire/frozen fist (season and a half or something), and like 2 years of busted botrk, among many others.

Kaven May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Where is 2018 adc vlad,darius,morde adc?

Iver Velasquez May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Meta ap carrys , and adc with supports , rekkles drop the game for 2 months

Leon Storm May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

You lost me at 0:07

Also Hashinshin wants to know your location

Jeremy Lucina May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

6:31 so that's the original of why support players die just to protect their control wards huh?

John Wally Dubria May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

The Adc meta or ardent meta whatever is the most painful for me as an assassin player I cant even one shot an adc that time I hated janna lulu and Karma so much that I have to switch roles just to climb by the time the assassin changes comes I cant say how happy I am to one shot both the adc and support now "adc in 2k17 lul"

Greed is Bad May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Double jungle is pretty much dota meta
League can learn a lot from dota

larri lamanosa May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Ardent censer meta made worlds so boring to watch

Jimmy Ardie May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Jax can dodge everything in the game
Phantom Assassin has joined the chat

poultrydish May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

I like this host better than the others. His voice isn't boring (there are so many monotonous hosts on this channel) his intonations sound natural and not forced, and he doesn't make bad jokes

Cryss Erik May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

What about when all the adc disappeared and were replaced by mages? Heimer best adc !

Hojin Choi May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

What about the adc shit Mata. That everyone had to use something like vlad and others

Khalil Li May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

so we just gonna forget about the banner of command and assassin meta's. does nobody else remember the lethality meta where literally everyone had to build duskblade? the dark harvest meta where the team with the most dark harvest champs won? but nah lets include the alpha stage

Clbull118 May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

I don’t see how you can call the League meta comparatively good when tank top, mage mid, bruiser jungle and adc/support bottom is one of the most boring metas to ever exist.and has been League’s defining formation since season 2.

And really? Gold funnelling sucked? It’s probably the most varied that League’s one dimensional meta has ever been.

BMbucky1 May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

where is the skt meta where for 3 years you couldn't win a tournament

The Nameless Exile May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Dark Harvest meta tho, where games were decided on which team took more dark harvests

Hatface San May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Where's banner of command meta?

Carolina Dota May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Do one for dota 2

steeledminer616 May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

No Fortitude (or whatever that old tower buff summoner spell was)
Run 5 of them.

Literally able to shut out any and all pushes for 50% of the game for 0 effort.

William Hobbs May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Where is banner of command meta, and also I actually thought the juggernaut meta during worlds 2015 was incredibly entertaining to watch (yet still boring to play)

crazydrake The 3rd May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

It sucks that all of your videos are tainted by the crap OK video. Had to dislike because of it.

Andrew May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Banner????? hello??????????

Chai Chuencharoenwong May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

What about stacking 5 sunfire caps meta lol

Indian PC1 May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

I mean runeglave was pretty fun. And im kinda pissed they only mentioned ezreal. What about the prerework hybrid GP that we even saw in competitive

Yulfahrio Ramdhani May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

"I think we can all agree that league of legends is a reasonably well-balanced game"
how much riot pay this guy?

DarkSlayerCT May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

they forgot that black cleaver was an unique passive, in fact it was unique in the patch notes but not in game. Also season 2 best season.

Jack Cask May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

please do the story of automatic

PassivesAbseits May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

ok, Juggernaut Meta was the worst…. because "I cant get out of Diamond III" Balls got a pentakill on it (I wrote that before I saw it)…
But aside from that Game Of Thrones Season 8 Dont Ever do that again Patch:

The worst has been funnel, because… Faker played Braum with Smite on Midlane… dont ever do that again.
After that… How is Ardent Censer (Meaning the Support can build a meaningfull item, but its broken) worse then the Supports cant Build Shit (Full Build: 5 Pinks, 5 Normal Wards) meta? Back in the "Buy fukking wards" Meta, no one wanted to play Sup, in the Ardent Censer Meta you felt really strong in that role for the first time… Like a real Champion. Lets condemn that, Supports aint supposed to feel strong…

constantino pandan May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

*league of legends is a reasonable balanced game

MHNoobie May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

League is a well balanced game?? Are you shitting me?? Riot is absolute shit at balancing, they have never found a period of time at least up til when I stopped playing in 2015 where you could say that something WASN"T broken. Season 2 was probably the last season where things were decently balanced.

Everytime Riot introduces a new character, its either going to be broken as hell or absolutely useless. If its useless you can bet your ass that they would buff it til it became broken. Every item that gets introduced is the same too. Character reworks were jokes where you could never be sure how broken a champion would be after it

Ruz May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

AP Yi was the best!

Michael the man May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

What about mage bot meta and S8 to S9 bruiser meta (Jax, etc…)

Just Another Memer Kappa May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

I remember the Juggernaut Meta, it was pure shit but European crowd made it so good by just being so hype

Duchi May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Lag Meta
Every Meta

Alexander Fam May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

I found the Juggernaut meta fun, in my opinion

Cody Stefanini May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

I watched a competitive game of League once and the kills were like 3-1 after 25 minutes. That's when I knew I was never going to play it lmao

IncaSteppa420 May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

league is such an embarassing mess lmao

Degenerate From NA, May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Any meta where champions with very toxic playerbases are powerful is not fun

JimmyjinxPvP May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

if tank meta isnt the #1 worst this entire list is wrong

KuKuKlock123 May 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Ardent Censer meta was awesome for ADC and Support players. Even healing and shielding junglers were good too cuz they could get Ardent. #revertardent


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