Philo stone is still kind of meh, because you have to balance wasting the gold/5 passive by upgrading early with holding on to a weak item for longer.
Solution: Reverie still gives gold/5. Bam, philo stone not so sucky.
Philosopher's Stone had quite the reduction in price recently. Still, you have to be playing a character that makes good use of the hp and mana per 5.
Generally gold per 5 isn't something you want as you get into the late late game as well, so we take away the gold per 5 stat as you upgrade.
The same principle is employed with Heart of Gold, Avarice Blade, and Kage's Lucky Pick.
See: Randuin's Omen, Deathfire Grasp, Youmuu's Ghostblade.
Fair enough, I was considering on the same line as when you have to decide whether to upgrade to a RoA early or not, in situations where a Catalyst is really, really useful.
Also, are you new? You seem like a new red. If so, congratulations. If not, go eat some waffles, because that's what I hear you guys do.
Another Anivia! Birdies of LoL represent!~
nope hes been here for a while now
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