The meta in Wild Rift in patch 2.6a definitely has some worse off picks. These champions typically perform suboptimal, synergizing poorly in team compositions. Though not without merits, and definitely viable given the proper circumstances, picking more conventional meta picks likely yields better results. Until the meta drastically shifts again, allowing these particular picks to shine, here are the 5 Wild Rift Bad Champions for patch 2.6a.
This stylish skill shot utilizing ADC fell out of the meta quite a while ago. The release of more crit centralized itemizations and attack speed marksmen, such as Caitlyn and Lucian, marked the end of his reign. In the past, Jhin managed to out maneuver his counter parts thanks to his wave clear and poke potential. But these are no longer redeeming factors required in a marksmen in patch 2.6a. Laning phase, although important, isn’t as essential as the capability to straight carry a team fight.
And with so many threats prevalent in the current meta perfectly capable of one shotting Jhin, other ADCs with safety options and mobility adapt better to those threats. After all, an ADC’s job is to remain alive as long as possible to deal as much damage as possible. And how can Jhin expect to stay alive, if he cannot effectively retreat from key threats?
Of course, the pick still sees play, especially with a good support. When playing from ahead, Jhin plays perfectly okay. As long as he can burst the enemy down with his big autos, he carries the game. The issue is, once falling behind or even playing from an even playing field, Jhin struggles to keep up.
The selfless enchanter fell off the meta so many times as of late. Riot attempted to reinstate her back in, but the moment she felt a bit overbearing, they immediately nerfed her. She’s not the best pick, and honestly there’s a lot of different champions that perform her role as a healing enchanter far better. Similar to Jhin, Soraka requires really nuanced coniditons to see success.
First of all, she has to play from ahead. In essence, playing from behind as Soraka is abysmal. The champion sacrifices her own health to heal her allies. But to gain more health, the unicorn must hit her first ability effectively. The issue with this is that to be able to position in way where she can hit the first ability, Soraka needs to be willing to handle the risk that comes from it. Therefore, unless she’s ahead and pushing an advantage, doing so places too big of a risk on the squishy enchanter, making her juicy bait for the enemy’s damage carries.
Instead of playing Soraka, try out Nami instead. The pick is, hands down, the strongest enchanter in the game. For those who just want to passively heal and provide buffs, with less emphasis on damage, play Sona. Sona has similar issues as Soraka, definitely suffering when playing from behind. But unlike Soraka, Sona doesn’t necessarily have to ever position forward to aim skill shots.
This champion became a meme in the Wild Rift community. Ever since its consecutive nerfs in the past, the cosmic dragon is dirt weak. Nobody was really playing the pick because it was terrible. Lacking early game damage, defensive stats, and priority during the laning phase, Aurelion Sol only saw play by those who one tricked him. In other words, nobody really played Aurelion Sol besides those who had fallen in love with its play style.
Riot balances the game based off of statistics. And of course, since the player base that utilized Aurelion Sol mained the champion, it had a relatively good win rate, resulting in further nerfs to the champion. So long story short, the champion became even more dog poop. Ever since then, Aurelion Sol has been at the bottom of the meta with no redeeming factors that allow it to stand above the rest of the roster of champions. Looking to make roam plays? Play TF or Galio. Want strong wave clear and a whopping area of effect ultimate? Lock in Orianna.
This poor yordle is a far way from its prime. During his initial release, Kennen played excellently. Strong damage, absurdly broken ultimate ability, and intense harrass potential during the laning phase. But since then, Kennen received some substantial nerfs leaving the pick terribly weak.
The biggest asset to playing Kennen is its lane dominance. By utilizing its range, the yorlde harasses the enemy Baron laner, dealing substantial damage and eventually all in engaging with his ultimate. But a prevailing issue with the Kennen pick in patch 2.6a is that it simply does not deal enough damage. During the time it takes Kennen to harass enough to all in, many other Baron laners can simply all in engage, bursting down the squishy ninja yordle. In addition, other solo laning ranged champions now exist that simply outperform Kennen’s function as a lane bully. There is little to no reason to play the pick during the current state of the game.
This champion isn’t necessarily terrible. But Singed really struggles in finding the proper team composition to support its desired playstyle. For those who don’t know, Singed excels at split pushing and creating some wild chases, poisoning the enemy and dealing damage over time. A skilled Singed player understands how to bait the enemy team, while stalling for the rest of his team to take over the rest of the map.
This is a really unique playstyle that doesn’t fit into many conventional team compositions. Most team comps either have a conventional split pushing Baron laner, or a team fight centered Baron Laner. And although Singed technically falls into a split pusher, the way he plays is so unique that he can easily confuse enemies and allies alike.
To make matters worse, Singed’s laning phase isn’t necessarily strong. If he snowballs an advatnage early, he can easily zone and bully the enemy. But the issue is, most players lack the understanding to utilize the pick in such an efficient way. Often times, Singed players overestimate their capabilities to escape sticky situations, resulting in death.
These aren’t the only picks that players should avoid, but they’re definitely some of the most notable ones for Wild Rift’s Patch 2.6a. Until these Wild Rift Bad Champions either receive some significant buffs, or the meta happens to shift in an unprecedented way, try picking up other champions to main instead. Last but not least, do keep in mind that it’s not impossible to succeed on these champions. Given the right circumstances, any pick in Wild Rift can be wielded properly. There are simply more meta champions at the moment, that are much easier to navigate and win with in Wild Rift patch 2.6a.
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