Well, again, no stats or numbers to prove ur point. but lets look at some numbers and do some basic addition, shall we.
First, u are quite correct that Mad was 1000 gold more than the current version. But the cost of the attack speeed alone, makes up the difference. So let us compare the current, Blade of the Ruined King (BRK for short) along with a curved bow (40% attack speed, about 1000 gold), so we can try to compare the two.
Attack damage and attack speed are a draw. Now the other effects come in. You have 10% lifesteal, with BRK which, is based upon attack damage.. so lets be generous and say there is no armor, and u do 40 damage from ur physical attack.. that amounts to gettting back 4 health per attack.. not a lot i would say.. since if there is any armor at all, taht is reduced by about 25%.. so 3 health back per attack. Along with that, u get 50% of the magic damage u do. so if there is base magic resist of 30, then 4% of 3000 health, is 120, minus 25%, is about 90, and 50% of 90 is 45 health on the first attack.
so on the first few attacks, u get back about 50 health per hit.. not bad.
But when the targets health drops to 1000, you are getting 4% of 1000, which is 40, minus 25%, which is 30 plus 3, so about 33 health. Ur total damage drops from 40 plus 120 to 40 plus 40.. a significant drop.
the old madreds, damage was steady at 40 plus 120 for a 3000 hp tank. it stays at 160.. with when their health is 1000, is double the new stat.
Plus, u have 25 armor, which means you are taking much less damage in the first place...so that more than makes up for any health you gain from the lifesteal and magic health regen.
with the other 2 items besides, Blade of the ruined king, u are correct that they are good tankbuster items, which are AP items.. which proves the exact point i was trying to make in my post. they are not appropriate for ADC...only good for AP.
Please, please please, show me some numbers which prove me wrong.. not just silly rhetoric and meaningless repetition of worn our phrases.. YES, the emperor has no clothes.. learn to open ur eyes please.
Madred's Bloodrazors have never been good at countering a specific class of champions, they're only good at countering significant health-stacking. Problem there is tanks generally focus more on armor and magic resistance, so Last Whisper is almost always going to be better. Also, auto-attackers arn't held back by cooldowns for their damage, so if something doesn't die in 10 hits they can smack it 10 more times. Which makes countering tanks specifically almost obsolete if you can kill everything else around them with greater efficiency.
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