hornmail info(with math)

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redrobin3

Senior Member

05-27-2011

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Originally Posted by Killzerz View Post
Why are hitting the tank with thornmail on him? Most other characters won't itemize with this, so again, why are you focusing the tank? And even if off-tanks get this, it is probably their only armor, so you should still be able to kill them before they kill you. Stop QQ because you're Tryndamere/Vayne and can't carry.
thanks for staying on topic :P we were discussing how effective thornmail is as an item and it is indeed too powerful for 2k


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Ensign

Senior Member

05-27-2011

Breakeven on a 360 armor tank is a Last Whisper, Negatron Cloak, and 40% Lifesteal.

On a 240 armor tank, breakeven is Last Whisper, Negatron Cloak, and 30% Lifesteal.

On a 175 armor random carry with Thornmail, breakeven is Last Whisper, Negatron Cloak, 25% Lifesteal.

(Assuming you're a melee with MR/lvl blues and Armor Pen runes/masteries)


Thornmail is a strong specific counter against a couple champions, but its effects are pretty well mitigated by items you probably should be buying anyway.


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axesandspears

Senior Member

05-27-2011

Thornmail's actual armor has a value of about 1667g (based on cloth armor and chainmail vests respective costs vs armor values. 16.66666666g per point of armor). The other 333g is for the 1 passive that it has. It seems like a fair cost for it's effect to me.


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redrobin3

Senior Member

08-31-2011

Bump because math never gets old and this helps explain why glass cannon AD doesn't work.