Dodge is confirmed for eventual Removal

Posted on at 6:40 PM by Moobeat

As some additional discussion to the "Great Nimbleness Debate of 2011", there was a rather lengthy thread discussing dodge and why Riot considers it so toxic to the game, a few questions were poised directly to Morello:
  • 1) Are you going to remove dodge completely?
  • 2) If so, what have you decided so far about champions with in-built dodge mechanics?
  • 3) What was the logic behind removing dodge and nimbleness from the mastery tree?
  • 4) and a question MANY would love to hear: If you plan remove dodge completely, WILL Riot refund those IP to those with dodge seals and quints?
To which he responded...

1) Eventually, yes.

2) We will adjust those to new mechanics or wrap them up into similarly-powered stats. Jax utilizes it for gameplay decisions, while on Udyr it's more about the damage reduction and power of it than a gameplay decision. Case-by-case approach.

3) Since this has been the plan, removing dodge (and therefore Nimbleness) is a piece of 1). Nimbleness was a cool mastery - if dodge was staying, we'd have left it.

4) We will be doing something to make this right for players. Details to come, but our plan is specifically about making you guys happy in this regard.
= Morello, Lead Champion Designer, via the official forums.


  1. And I just bought the new Jax skin...

    How is Jax gonna work without dodge?

    Maybe they will switch his dodge with Tenacity?

  2. There goes one of the nicer aspects of my nasus set up.