@Riot, What's your opinion on Youmuu's Ghostblade?

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Fenix9000

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02-24-2013

Bump
Let's keep this going


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NEXMaRin

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02-24-2013

No.
Do NOT touch Yomuu's, otherwise XZ will see another nerf.
NEVER touch items without thinking of other champs.


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Fenix9000

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02-24-2013

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No.
Do NOT touch Yomuu's, otherwise XZ will see another nerf.
NEVER touch items without thinking of other champs.
That's like saying Udyr would get a buff if Innervating Locket got removed though.


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îTrYnDaMeRe

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02-24-2013

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True
But wouldn't that entail removing the active?

no as i said earlier just increase the cost of the item cause ur removing a weak item and replacing it by a stronger one so an increase in cost and stats would be logical


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Niqhtmare x

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02-24-2013

the only thing weird about it is the crit stat, which makes the item such an oddball buy

however, i would not like to see a madman melee carry running at me every game with a ghostblade, so im against the idea of buffing it
bruisers like xin are annoying enough as it is


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Fenix9000

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02-24-2013

bump-a-mulp


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AquaDragon42

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02-24-2013

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Originally Posted by NEXrevenge View Post
No.
Do NOT touch Yomuu's, otherwise XZ will see another nerf.
NEVER touch items without thinking of other champs.
we are. Assassins and top lane AD have very few sources of cdr, so when you compair Black Cleaver to Ghost Blade for any AD champ there is no denying it that Black Cleaver is all around better. Even in S2 when a champ baught Brutalizer they rarely built it into Ghost Blade. It is just not gold efficient at all.


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NEXMaRin

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02-24-2013

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That's like saying Udyr would get a buff if Innervating Locket got removed though.
He wouldn't. In fact, not at all, simply because seeing 1 champion getting destroyed is nowhere near as bad as seeing 1 champion wreck faces like AP Tryndamere right now.

If they buff Yomuu's people will use XZ and wreck in silver. People will ***** and he will get nerfed. But if Yomuu's is nerfed and no one plays Xin Zhao again, no one will care other than the people who main him, but that's OK to Riot. (look at Karma, sitting at 36% win rate for 2 years now)

Riot is afraid of "cheap-winners" as I like to call them, champions that raise chances of winning games simply because of lack of counter play.
But easily countered / weak champions will rarely / never affect the meta / tournaments in a gamebreaking way, so instead of deleting them, Riot just forgets about them like they did with Karma and even Urgot at one point. They eventually get to them, but for the most part they don't care because it only puts more balancing stress on their hands. (not to mention unforeseen builds like AP Tryndamere)


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AquaDragon42

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02-24-2013

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Originally Posted by NEXrevenge View Post
He wouldn't. In fact, not at all, simply because seeing 1 champion getting destroyed is nowhere near as bad as seeing 1 champion wreck faces like AP Tryndamere right now.

If they buff Yomuu's people will use XZ and wreck in silver. People will ***** and he will get nerfed. But if Yomuu's is nerfed and no one plays Xin Zhao again, no one will care other than the people who main him, but that's OK to Riot. (look at Karma, sitting at 36% win rate for 2 years now)
No one plays Xin Zhao?....eh, thats incorrect. He has been used/banned in the pro tourniments nearly every game.


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SmashGizmo

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02-24-2013
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What if I told you guys that ghostblade was quite strong on Irelia as a first item too?