new masteries: offensive vs defensive

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IS1429332aa9b633

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11-16-2011

I play Yorick, and he was pretty much owning the bot lane with the old masteries (9/21/0), and a mix of offensive and defensive items (Atma, Hexdrinker).

I tried 9/21/0 with the new masteries, and I got bursted pretty easily by Talon and Cassio.
I tried 21/0/9 and it worked better for me. I suppose 21/8/1 would work too.

So... is defensive tree really that useless in Dominion or what?


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Finanzamt

Senior Member

11-16-2011

I played Yorick with 9/0/21 for max cdr and never got bursted down if not ganked.
I guess you are playing too aggressive.

Maybe try this:

Max CDR and harass like hell with your ghouls - farm like crazy and therefor get fed like crazy.
And no TF for that playstyle. Strictly tanky AD. (but lots of AD with Manamune and Atma's combined with Frozen Mallet and Odyn's and Spirit Visage)

But that might be wrong since I play on EUW and I'm stuck at work.
So I had no chance to try the new masteries yet.

Greetings


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IS1429332aa9b633

Senior Member

11-16-2011

(fyi, I didn't downvoted you ^^; )
I never had a problem before and could easily 1v3 everyone.
I also max CDR with items. You'll have to test the new masteries and see for yourself


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XaoGarrent

Senior Member

11-16-2011

It probably has to do with how much armor pen ADs start with now in Dominion. My DPS page combined with my offensive mastery setup has me starting with 21 flat armor penetration and 21% armor penetration. Against many people's setups, that's basically like doing True damage early game.