League players don’t want Briar buffs just yet
League of Legends champions released in recent years have consistently had low win rates upon release, largely due to their complex kits. The latest addition, Briar, has proven to have one of the lowest win rates in the game's history. However, there seems to be a consensus among players that Riot should not rush to buff her.
The argument against buffing Briar immediately
The argument against buffing Briar immediately stems from past experiences with other champions. Previously, champions such as Zeri and K’Sante received buffs shortly after release due to their poor win rates. These buffs ended up making them dominant in high-level play, despite their prior struggles. K’Sante, for example, has a subpar win rate but is heavily favored in pro play. Despite this, he still received nerfs. It's worth noting that K’Sante's win rate was around 45-46% during the time of his nerfs.
Reasons to not rush with Briar buffs
League players who oppose buffing Briar right away believe that it may be too early to make adjustments to her kit. They argue that her unique playstyle requires skill, decision-making, and a good sense of when to withdraw from a fight. Additionally, they fear that buffing her could lead to her kit being too powerful once players learn how to use her effectively.
One Redditor expressed their opinion strongly, urging Riot not to make knee-jerk reactions as they have in the past. They emphasized the importance of giving players time to experiment and test Briar extensively before considering any buffs.
While it remains unclear whether Riot will ultimately buff Briar or not, many players are hoping for her win rate to stabilize naturally before any changes are made. Only time will tell if she can find her place in the game without requiring immediate adjustments.