Why is there no wriggles active on a support item?

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The Shroom Farm

Junior Member

08-05-2012

Why isn't there an item for support which can be used to the same purpose as wriggles? Philo stone + x gold = 1 ward for the whole game for them. Certainly would help late game when you have no item slots for wards anyway.


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Lazreal

Senior Member

08-05-2012

alotta mages have moves that give them vision as is.


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axesandspears

Senior Member

08-05-2012

Riot does not like the ward active component.

Wriggle's Lantern was created to solve problems with ad-junglers:

  • The jungle doesn't provide much revenue, so junglers need gp10 items to help pay for wards. Ad-junglers are item-dependent (rather than level-dependent like all non-ad junglers), and gp10 items have weakened stats for their costs as a balancing factor. This meant that ad-junglers could not use gp10 items to help with warding, and another effect was needed.
  • Madred's Razor is a great jungling item, but a lot of ad champions do not use Madred's Bloodrazor well. Wriggle's Lantern served as a strong alternative.

Gp10 items are the real warding items--they pay each pay for 1 ward every 3 minutes with 15 extra gold left over--and because every laning champion has access to at least one good gp10 item there is no need for an alternative. Wriggle's Lantern really only exists because ad-junglers cannot afford the "weakened state" of a gp10 item.