Author: MMOsite Writer Alexander Hinkley
Champions in League of Legends are balanced around the Summoner’s Rift game mode, not Dominion. As a result, this has led to many champions being extremely broken in this ancillary mode which has played a big role in Dominion’s slow decline in popularity over the years. This is why you’ll see the same handful of champs game after game in Dominion. Some players will even pick the same broken champ every single game they play, knowing it puts them at a huge advantage over other players. This article is a list of the top 10 most broken Dominion champions. Although there are 123 total champions currently available in League of Legends, it is a rarity to play a Dominion game without at least one of these 10 being present.
Shaco is one of the most annoying champs to play against in the game. He is especially broken on Dominion because guess what? There are no wards in this mode! It’s almost impossible to keep track of Shaco as he roams around the map and continually “back-captures" points that you are not defending. This doesn’t take skill. If you do happen to catch up to him, he simply plants a Jack in the Box, goes invisible, and runs away. The Jack in the Box will inevitably taunt you just long enough for him to reappear way over on the other side of your screen.
Shaco players who know what they are doing in Dominion will generally build up their movement speed with enchanted boots of mobility and repeatedly back-cap. Oftentimes they will get their kills by assassinating low health champions or champions that are isolated and trying to push a minion wave. If Shaco does get into trouble or gets caught out, he can just perform the standardized escape combo described above.
The entire way the game is played changes when there is a Shaco on the other team and it’s not changed for the better. These games aren’t fun and nobody likes playing against Shaco. He wouldn’t be so much of a problem if Riot hadn’t taken the vision wards out of this mode but as it stands he’s one of the most hated champs in Dominion.
Braum is arguably the best tank in the game for Dominion. Remember, Dominion is all about team fights so his passive is incredibly useful because you’ll always be with several teammates. All you have to do is hit someone once to start the ball rolling and your teammates will take care of applying the rest of the Concussive Blows stacks. After four stacks the enemy is stunned for between 1.25 and 1.75 seconds. Considering this is from Braum’s passive, that’s ridiculous.
Stand Behind Me gives Braum mobility. Not only can he jump into a battle that a teammate is already in, but he can use it to escape a battle when things get dicey by jumping out toward another teammate or even a friendly minion. Unbreakable is an ironically named ability because it’s quite broken for this game mode. Activating Unbreakable gives him some bonus movement speed and reduces all incoming damage from one direction. Not to mention the fact it also intercepts and negates any and all incoming projectiles. Unbreakable single handedly makes most Marksmen champions useless.
Braum has high mobility (something most tanks lack), high base stats (he has one of the highest base armor and health regeneration values in the game), and spells that can slow and stun enemy champions over and over. He’s very, very hard to kill as well and is adept at absorbing damage but then getting away just in the nick of time before he dies. What more could you ask for out of a tank? Even with a fully defensive build he can still inflict a surprising amount of damage from Concussive Blows triggers and Winter’s Bite. He simply does everything a little too well. Braum is the tank you choose when you want to play a tank but put up good stats with minimal effort.