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It's been a long time since Riot has introduced a hybrid champion or item. And the build for hybrids is fairly linear, Hextech Gunblade, Guinsoo's Rageblade, Trinity Force, Rylai's Crystal Scepter or something of the likes. Champions that used to be built Hybrid are dead, Jax, Kayle, Teemo. Most champions now build mainly focused on heavy AD. So is the way of hybrids dead? And when is Riot releasing a new hybrid champion or item?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DillButt64 » October 16, 2012 10:01pm | Report
they are doing an item overhaul for season 3 so probably new items for hybrid builds, they are talking about making on hit builds more viable

HOWEVER i honestly think hybrid builds will never be as good as going just one way

also kayle is in line for a rework so thats one less hybrid champion
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » October 16, 2012 11:43pm | Report
They have released a few champions recently that could be considered hybrid; namely Diana, Hecarim and Varus to name a few. Those champions might have new playstyles come the changes on those items.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by FatelBlade » October 17, 2012 3:13am | Report
I believe that with trying to balance everything else, hybrids were pushed aside. However as others mentioned, with the overhaul in S3, we can(hopefully) expect hybrids to be remade into something fun.

One thing that will never change, however, is whether today is a guinsoos day.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by A Chubby Baby » October 17, 2012 3:27am | Report
personally, i find that hybrid builds are just not as strong as pure AD or pure AP.

so yes, it's kinda died.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Embracing » October 17, 2012 3:44am | Report
Make sure you aren't confusing hybrid with on-hit.

They aren't dead. It's just that most champs don't use them well.

Problem with hybrid is there's no survivability until you get your major two big items.
(Hextech Trinity)

Jax is the prime example of a hybrid.
Trinity + Gunblade + GA

Akali technically counts as a hybrid but she focuses on magic burst.]

Guinsoo's sucks
Rylai no


Hybrid champs focus on trinity + hextech then tanky / ad items

Akalis the opposite cuz she's an exception.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pølsemanden » October 17, 2012 3:55am | Report
Hybrid died with the hextech gunblade nerf.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Darcurse » October 17, 2012 5:24am | Report
Hybrid mostly died after Jax rework.

"Hybrid" is now considered with Pure AP and some AS but someone who truly builds best on AD + AP and will rival pure AD or AP with it... nope.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by BluAnimal » October 17, 2012 5:39am | Report

They have released a few champions recently that could be considered hybrid; namely Diana, Hecarim and Varus to name a few. Those champions might have new playstyles come the changes on those items.


When was the last time you saw a significant amount of AP on Hecarim or Varus? And most Diana players just build AP. 90% of the time if you build a Hextech Gunblade on anyone besides Jax Katarina or Akali they'd consider you a troll.

I'm just hoping some new Hybrid items come around, as well as a champion or two. The Jax rework and Gunblade nerf is what really ended it.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DillButt64 » October 17, 2012 10:36am | Report
ive only built AP on hecarim once...in an ARAM, just cuz he has 2 things that scale off AP doesnt mean hes a hybrid champion D:
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