Spelldrinker/Maw: Worth it?

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Voice of Cthulhu

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01-23-2013

I've been playing Jax in 3v3's and Dominion lately. Usually in Dominion, I can start with a straight up Spelldrinker and quickly upgrade to the Maw.

Is it worth it, though? I really like these items, and it helps me alot in 1v1's, but I'm not sure if there aren't better options to rush.

Any comments appreciated.

Edit: Got the name wrong. It's Hexdrinker. Silly me.


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Galgus

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01-23-2013

Powerful and annoying as heck against a mage, lackluster against others.

It depends on who you see as major threats.


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jmlinden7

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01-23-2013

Hexdrinker is strong and cost-efficient, Maw isn't. You pay 1900 for like 30 AD, 5 MR, and a slightly stronger shield, and the passive. That 1900 could go to a brutalizer + ruby crystal, or a giant's belt + negatron


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Voice of Cthulhu

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01-23-2013

The passive alone makes up for most of the lost gold, I think. Especially when you catch a guy going for a point by himself, a gank goes wrong in 3v3, or you are fighting under their tower.


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bob000

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01-24-2013

hex is strong, maw is terrible


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GurkenMAN

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01-24-2013

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Originally Posted by Voice of Cthulhu View Post
I've been playing Jax in 3v3's and Dominion lately. Usually in Dominion, I can start with a straight up Spelldrinker and quickly upgrade to the Maw.

Is it worth it, though? I really like these items, and it helps me alot in 1v1's, but I'm not sure if there aren't better options to rush.

Any comments appreciated.

Edit: Got the name wrong. It's Hexdrinker. Silly me.
Maw is slot efficient, Hexi is gold efficient (maybe even too much). But i have no serious complaints about them tbh.


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Xela Syab

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01-24-2013

Hexdrinker is one of my go to items since Wit's End has become a joke, for bruisers and assassins. Maw isn't so much... usually start building another item like brutalizer, phage, sheen, or zeal.


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jmlinden7

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01-24-2013

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Originally Posted by Voice of Cthulhu View Post
The passive alone makes up for most of the lost gold, I think. Especially when you catch a guy going for a point by himself, a gank goes wrong in 3v3, or you are fighting under their tower.
Most champions don't have the ability to stay at low-hp for more than a few autos, the extra 40 or so damage that the passive gives you isn't really worth it. Hexdrinker on the other hand is essentially cost-effective without the shield, and the shield puts it over the edge especially since it scales with mr (which it itself gives).