League of Legends: Skarner


By: Andrew (Jungtaek) Hong

League of Legends, a MOBA game, has many different characters to choose from, one character is Skarner. Skarner is a somewhat tanky bruiser whose usefulness mainly comes to his ultimate. Skarner’s ultimate will suppress his victim, meaning they literally cannot do anything, while Skarner just drags them around, usually into his teammates to pick the person off. However, Skarner does not have the greatest movement speed, so many times he has to rely on his Predator rune. He is also countered by a Quicksilver Slash.

This relates to programming because many engineers had to program the character to even function, and other people had to properly design Skarner as to fit into this game without completely breaking the balance of other characters.