We will be ranking the 2021 gameplay League of Legends champion reworks. This year, Rammus, Dr. Mundo, Tahm Kench, and Sona were given a much-needed gameplay rework. However, a few gameplay updates worked more than others. Here is how we ranked these champions' reworks.
These four champions who were given gameplay reworks had not received an update in while. Both Tahm Kench and Dr. Mundo were given a VFX and gameplay rework while Sona and Rammus were just given updated gameplay reworks. All of these champions were slowly beginning to fall behind the new meta of the game, and Riot worked to rebalance these champions.
Currently, Riot has been working on an Udyr champion update as well. Last year, players voted that Udyr needed some much-needed TLC and Riot listened. Udyr will be receiving a new look along with new gameplay updates. His abilities remain the same, but players will notice new movement and visual designs for Udyr.
Ranking 2021 Gameplay League of Legends Champion Reworks
1. Dr. Mundo
Dr. Mundo was in need of a rework, and Riot delivered. Mundo was able to pick up a ton of tank item and become indestructible. Riot had three goals with the new gameplay update: give opponents more counterplay options against Mundo, increase Mundo’s gameplay beyond landing cleavers and modernize the champion without overcomplicating his character. Mundo is a more balanced-out champion in the game now, but is still being monitored by Riot.
2. Tahm Kench
Tahm Kench received an update on his passive and abilities. Tahm Kench has been infamous for being a weak champion who could be extremely powerful in pro-gameplay. However, Riot wanted to see him pick rate go up. With the new passive and abilities updates, Tahm Kench has become an easier champion to scale for any player.
Rammus received a small update at the beginning of the year which helped bring him back into the game. Riot increased gameplay options for Rammus, tried to give him more choices rather than just running and taunting champions, and broadened his gameplay. He also received some more clarity on both his VFX and SFX.
Sona is one of the easiest League of Legend's champions for beginners of the game to play. Sona's abilities are simple and easy to activate, and makes her an easy support for new players to pick up. Sona was once a versatile champion, but has now been kicked to solely a support role as she has been difficult to scale with. Therefore, Riot made Sona's Ultimate cooldown passive with a stacking mechanic that rewards her for using Q and W. However, even with the updated gameplay, Sona continues to fall behind in the game.