Ashe: The Team Queen
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Phantom dancer is a terrible use of money on ashe.
I've posted this a million times if i've posted it once. this is a top10 elo players build, and the one the best ashes in the game (e.g. grandjudge) use.
The thing is, you're basing the effectiveness of Heal almost entirely on the first 5-10 minutes of the game. Mid Game and later, Heal will not save you from situations that Flash will save you from.
As for the effectiveness of Phantom Dancer, your main issue is the use of Armor Penetration Quints. If you use Flat Health Quints instead, you'll be the dominant champion in your lane, and you'll dictate how the laning phase goes. Without the additional Armor Penetration from Quints, Last Whisper starts looking much more valuable. It's also over 1,000 Gold cheaper. If you think about it, the difference in price is comparable to The Brutalizer, and if you look at Last Whisper + The Brutalizer + Health Quints as opposed to Phantom Dancer + Armor Penetration Quints, this is how the modifiers stack up:
Last Whisper + The Brutalizer + Health Quints
Armor Penetration: 40% + 15 Flat
Cooldown Reduction: 10%
Attack Speed: 40%
Phantom Dancer + Armor Pen Quints
Armor Penetration: 10 Flat
Attack Speed: 45%
Critical Strike: 30%
Movement Speed: 15%
So basically you're trading much higher Armor Pen, Life, 35 Damage, and Cooldown Reduction for 5% Attack Speed (negligible), 30% Critical Strike (Nice, but hardly necessary due to your passive), Dodge (again nice, but likely won't save you), movement speed (Negligible, since Frost Arrow + Boots 3 make it possible for you to chase and run from just about anyone.
If, as you said in your guide, you're looking to do the most damage, clearly the Last Whisper build wins out.
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