Is blade of the ruined king worth buying?

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Sënuch

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02-05-2013

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Originally Posted by Riot Uracan View Post
One of my core when I go bruiser teemo. Great for the self peel / heal in a pinch as well. At times the active is really undervalued and people forget about it during duels.
Teemo Bruiser what? O_o


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sultryvoltron

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02-05-2013

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The blade of the ruined king is almost identical to the bloodthirster. It has a little worse base stats but it has an activated passive. The Blade of the ruined king will deal more damage to targets that have 1500 hp or more, while the bloodthirster will do more to targets below 1500 hp. When I play my ADC however I get both. They both offer AD and lifesteal, it allows me to be effective against targets above or below 1500 hp, and the ruin kings blade is great for chasing down enemies since you can steal a % of their movement speed and add it to your own for a short while. Also, Blade of the ruined king makes porkchops out of the dragon and baron.
This is a bit misleading. First, it assumes that the enemy has 0 armor. Second, it does less and less damage the more damage you do. Third, it has absolutely no synergy with critical strikes as the % damage cannot crit.

Generally, it is never an item you should build on an AD Carry, but rather it is a bruiser item that works really well with people who have innate attack speed bonuses, high base attack speed, or Zed.


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Sënuch

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02-05-2013

Blade of the Ruined King, good weapon to have in this HP Meta.


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02-05-2013

Its really only effective if they are stacking the snot out of health, something quite common nowadays.


Still though, its sort of a last item pickup thing


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sultryvoltron

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02-05-2013

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Its really only effective if they are stacking the snot out of health, something quite common nowadays.


Still though, its sort of a last item pickup thing
Even then, it only becomes more effective over time if the target has more than 3k health.

This is obvious due to the BOTRK doing more damage when they are over 1500, and less when they are below. When the opponent has exactly 3k health then you have just as many hits before 1500 as you do below, etc etc.


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Ask Tyrant Swain

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02-05-2013

It should have a damage cap.


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Riot Uracan

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02-05-2013
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Teemo Bruiser what? O_o
Yup. Focuses on some hard core pushing split pushing and in team fights you make a decent peeler / squishy catcher.

My bruiser build : BOTRK, Frozen Mallet, Insert defensive item here, Wits, and then situational depending on the enemy make up.

My mix build uses : Hybrid pen runes, Botrk, Liandrias, malady or wits, defensive item, more AP or AD depending on team weakness, leaning towards more AP. Kinda quirky since your mixing dmg types, but I focus on keeping multiple sources of HP shred and in team fights wittle down Bruisers with BOTRK + Liandrias poke from Q.

It's quirky but works for me.


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Vsin

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02-05-2013

It's just like Madred's really: great if it's your only damage item, kinda weak if it isn't. Except that Madred's had awful stat weights whereas BotRK is better in this regard, especially the MS Theft.

I'm halfway tempted to say that people should try building it on WW actually o_0


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slamor

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02-05-2013

Get hurricane. Triple the poison.