How does Oracles Elixer work?

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PiplupFtw

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08-21-2012

So apparently the jungler or support is supposed to get one of these to counter stealth champions, why doesn't everyone get it then? So then everyone can see stealth champions

Or do the jungler/support with oracles have to attack a stealthed champion so the rest of the team can see it?


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Certified

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08-21-2012

You don't have to attack the stealthed target in order to reveal them, No...
The main reason that the support and jungler will be the preferred ones getting Oracle's, is because the responsibilities of warding and counter-warding is more conventionally their job...

A jungler is roaming the map constantly, being able to easily remove those Sight-wards is a huge advantage... Also, the jungler is typically a lot tankier than most other champions... Or has some sort of Sustain/Escape... Meaning they're less likely to die and lose the Oracle's (400 gold)...
Because whether the jungler suceeds or fails a gank can alter the course of the game... Being able to take away that map awareness, and pull off more ganks is a huge advantage to the jungler's team...
Oftentimes, top lane will only buy 1-2 wards, and therefore consider themselves "Safe from ganks" for the following 6mins... But if the jungler with Oracle's comes along and clears out a ward, the top laner is now a lot more vulnerable...

Supports shouldn't be roaming as often as jungler's, but if one support can counter-act another support's ward, they gain a huge psychological advantage... The enemy team no-longer has sight of the river, and can't re-act as fast to incoming ganks from the jungler... Since bot lane is so important right now (Due to the majority of the lane-game damage coming from AD carries) It's vital to allow your AD carry as much safety as possible during laning phase, allowing them to farm... Having an advantage in map awareness is a big deal...

Basically...

-Jungler's are Tankier and Roam...
-Supports have to baby-sit the AD carry... And a big part of that is map awareness...
-Oracle's can be effective at countering Stealth, however, most of the time, an Oracle is purchased to counter-ward