Why flat armor and scaling magic resistance?

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Heytesburg

Junior Member

01-10-2013

Hey guys

Quick (newbish) type question:

All guides for tankish/bruiser type builds say to take flat armor in the yellows and scaling magic resistance in the blues? Why not a mix of both? Or at least maybe two scaling armor and two flat magic resistance runes?

Everyone does it so I assume there is a logic to it. Just wondering why?


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Cenerae

Senior Member

01-10-2013

Generally it's because a bruiser tends to go lane against another bruiser. Most bruisers are physical based. There's no reason for flat MR glyphs in such a situation because the scaling ones overtake them around midgame, which is when you'll be meeting the casters anyway. Flat armor on the other hand, gives you immediate protection.

Guides only cover generalities though. In reality, if you know you'll be against a caster type in lane, you'll be swapping the scaling MR for flat.


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Heytesburg

Junior Member

01-10-2013

Cool makes sense. If thats the case, i might take a mixture. Im not ranked and you never know who'll you'll meet blind pick so might aswell be prepared for both.


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TheOneMillion

Senior Member

01-10-2013

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Originally Posted by mrbigpig83 View Post
Cool makes sense. If thats the case, i might take a mixture. Im not ranked and you never know who'll you'll meet blind pick so might aswell be prepared for both.
Do NOT take scaling armor yellows. Everyone deals physical damage, even casters. Not everyone deals magic damage. Also, minions / turrets / jungle creeps all deal physical. Casters actually deal quite a bit physical damage (if not more) compared to magic damage very early in the game.


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Heytesburg

Junior Member

01-10-2013

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Originally Posted by TheOneMillion View Post
Do NOT take scaling armor yellows. Everyone deals physical damage, even casters. Not everyone deals magic damage. Also, minions / turrets / jungle creeps all deal physical. Casters actually deal quite a bit physical damage (if not more) compared to magic damage very early in the game.
Good advice! Forgot about the monsters.


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PogoPogoPogoPogo

Senior Member

01-11-2013

Flat armor runes provide more armor than scaling armor runes until level 8 or 9.
Scaling MR runes provide more MR than flat MR runes at level 6.


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Garruks Champion

Senior Member

01-11-2013

all champs have natural scaleing armor, most do not have natural scaleing MR, so you go flats for armor and scaleing for MR