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R3SBalron

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Junior Member

11-07-2012

Lookin at the New BC... its nice and i like the Changes ur making to Armor Pen. But what happened to my attack speed :-). I enjoyed BC over LW on Vayne because of the AS/DMG bonus. Are there going to be any other AS Armor pen options?


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Bossrat

Junior Member

11-07-2012

Darius can now get 100% armor pen, 25% from Apprehend, plus 25% from Black Cleaver is 50% plus 40% from Last Whisper is 90%, plus 10% from masteries, 100% armor pen, Darius is now the true damage carry. Any flat armor pen would put them in negative armor, causing him to do extra damage.


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melvin593

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11-07-2012

I think we need to see more gold per 10 items, or at least change them up a bit. The critical strike one doesnt do much for supports. We also need some more support items. Support boots? I dont want to build CD boots on every support. How about a gold per 10 boots! or health/magic regen boots?


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Lazreal

Senior Member

11-07-2012

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Originally Posted by Xypherous View Post
Today Iím going to talk about Armor Penetration and its effects on the scaling of our Attack Damage Casters class.

Letís take a look at one of the core items for this class Ė The Brutalizer:

The Black Cleaver
+45 Attack Damage
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+10 Armor Penetration
Passive: Dealing physical damage to an enemy reduces their Armor by 5% for 6 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times on the same target.


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

-Xypherous

You just made My Hecarim even more Deadly, For I'm the only one I see going early Brutalizer, into late game Ghost Blade, now I can just shred the entire teams Armor like a BOSS!!!

it really was my birthday on nov 5th!!!


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FarmedAndFamous

Senior Member

11-07-2012

pretty good idea actualy


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Grimwohl

Senior Member

11-07-2012

All armor pen, no damage. All I see is the same reason why people only build 1 armor pen item.
Negative penetration doesn't do additional damage.


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Kataržna

Senior Member

11-07-2012

What happens if I really really hate armor, and say I'm on TT. I want Black Cleaver. Last Whisper. Ghostblade, Van Damm's, and a Brutalizer.

That's what? -25%, another 46% from LW and masteries. Then a flat 10, 10, 15, 20. ~25 from runes and masteries, depending on changes, totaling 70 flat.

Potentially I could still be completely countering armor stacking, provided I have a reasonable, low cooldown method to applying new BC shred.

Corki for example could just Gatling Gun a team to death.


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LEGENDARY TOP NA

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11-07-2012

Will you be bringing back twisted treeline since all of the threads I've been seeing about it? Or in general will you ever? Patch looks phenomenal over all though so far


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o O

Senior Member

11-07-2012

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Probably - but if your character has linear scaling and 100% physical damage - that's just going to be what happens. That's my own fault as Riven's designer that she gets hard-countered by armor.

Morello has to talk about very high-level of what is good for the game as a whole. Individual designs don't contradict that, it just means that the individual designs are flawed in that regard.
Are you going to do anything about that? The fact that Riven is hard-countered by armor?

I main Riven. I just love her kit (it's super fun). However, I hate the fact that all my laning opponent has to do is buy armor to win the lane. Even if I'm dominating my lane, armor shuts Riven down way too hard. This isn't true if I play Irelia (who deals true damage) or Jax (who deals mixed damage) or Darius (who deals mixed/true damage) or Jayce (who deals mixed damage). These champions, when they get a significant advantage, are very hard to counter (and thus easier to snowball with) unlike Riven.

For example: I recently played a Riven vs. Jax game. My jungler was able to successfully gank Jax twice giving me a 2-0 advantage in lane. I also had about an extra 30 CS above him. Jax, after his second death, proceeded to play passive. He kept farming under turret. He eventually bought several armor items (Tabi's, Chain Vest, Doran's Shield), 1 damage item (Phage), and some life steal (Vampiric Scepter). Ultimately, he started pushing out of his lane. I, Riven, who had a fully stacked Blood Thirster and had started working on the components to my GA (Chain Vest, Null-Magic Mantle, Merc' Treads) went against the Jax 1v1 because I assumed that I had the advantage against him (since I had better items and 1 level above him). Needless to say, I died. How is that balanced or even fair? A champion that has a significant gold advantage (better items) and an extra level losing to someone that is supposed to be weaker. I know that Jax is considered a great duelist, but isn't this a little overboard? Note, this is not me calling Jax overpowered. There are many other top laners who don't get shut down as hard when their opponent builds armor just like Jax. Maybe Riven is just a little too weak?


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RenTed

Junior Member

11-07-2012

So we welcome back Tank w/ 5 Warmog ?