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building items?

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Snellion

Junior Member

12-08-2012

So I am super new to this game and I was just curious how building items works? If I buy all the earlier items can I get a higher item for cheaper or free?


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ParadigmHunter

Junior Member

12-08-2012

Short answer yes.... I'm not super great with items but it usually helps cut the cost of higher level items if you build towards them


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IS134793e5f3c35e84c7d25

Senior Member

12-08-2012

each big items has smaller pieces, for each smaller piece that you own, that smaller pieces price is deducted from the big items cost. one you buy the big item, those smaller items disappear since they were used to cut the cost of the bigger item.


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CowMeat

Senior Member

12-08-2012

Because you have only six item slots, eventually you will want to buy upgraded items. Generally upgraded items are cost effecient.


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Panzerfaust

Emissary of the League

12-08-2012

Upgraded items tend to have additional attributes beyond basic stats; things like increased crit damage, AP based on your mana, auras, or actives. These tend to be more 'specialized,' and so can help you more than straight stats in the right scenarios. (Frozen Heart is better than straight armor when you need to shut down an enemy auto attack champion.)

To answer your question though, sort of... Buying pieces of a higher tier item doesn't reduce the overall cost, but it allows you to buy it in chunks. If you have the gold to buy it outright, then just do so (unless you want to get consumables or pieces of two items, etc). If you don't have the gold for it outright, buying pieces of it won't make it take longer for you to get the end item.


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