Infinity edge is overated

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GarnetJewel

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04-25-2011

There are 3 b.f. items

infinity edge which gives a bunch of damage stats
Blood thirster: which gives damage and survability
Black cleaver: which helps your team mates immencly

If you already have life steal and theres at least 1 other ad on your team black cleaver>infinity edge


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Big Bad Beatus

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04-25-2011

>immencly


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AndersonConagher

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04-25-2011

yeeeeeeeeeah, but IE is the best for Tryndamere.

Crit chance? Yes please

Crit dmg increase? k thx

Damage superboost? thx bro!

Whereas the Black Cleaver gives off less damage and a little attack speed paired with the barest amount of armor penetration. PD basically replaces this easily.

Bloodthirster is actually pretty good with lifesteal and attack bonuses. Plus, grind minions and you've basically got a sword better than the IE.

Thinking about this, the best combo ever for Trynd would probably be IE>BT>PD>Youmuu>WhateverBootsYouLike>Last Whisper

not in that order obviously

Except that's so expensive, lol...

In fact in total that'd be...3830+3000+2845+2687+920+2290 which is in total...15572 gold. Assuming you even finish the build.
Whereas my normal build is...12885. That build is:
1. Brawlers + 2 HP pots
2. Boots
3. Zeal from Brawlers
4. Infinity Edge or Boots of Swiftness/ Merc Treads
5. The Other Item from 4
6. Bloodthirster
7. Last Whisper (Interchangeable with 6)
8. Complete Zeal into Phantom Dancer

so my final items are PD, Youmuu, BT, Better Boots, IE. Add 750 gold for my elixirs.


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DoransTroll

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04-25-2011

IE just happened to have a very nice, smooth building path of damage items, as well as a good slot saver for crit + damage. If you're after crits, it's basically the only thing you can build into that slot. It's subconsciously overrated--people gravitate to it because it of the reasons outlined above without realizing it.


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Gnatter

Senior Member

04-25-2011

its a gold shiny sword, who wouldn't want to pay 3830 gold for it?


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Larson McMurphy

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04-26-2011

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Originally Posted by Gnatter View Post
its a gold shiny sword, who wouldn't want to pay 3830 gold for it?
This


Srsly though. If you're building any crit at all, the passive is pretty devestating. If you need survivability, bloodthirster won't save you, there are better options, like actual survivability items (banshee's veil, warmog's armor, etc. etc.)


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Gr33k Fr33k

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04-26-2011

for caitlyn IE is the best by far. . . id say blood thirster and Black cleaver are equal with one another


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ErgonomicAxe

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04-26-2011

Seriously, WHY do people build 70% crit strike on Tryndamere? Your runes and masteries should give you 11%, and your passive gives you up to 50%, so that while ulting you will have 131% crit chance. In other words, over 1000 gold worth of absolutely nothing.


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OnlyBotLane

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04-26-2011

Often the IEs crit boost will get you more lifesteal than a 2nd bloodthirster anyway. Especially if you are near 100% crit with tryn.


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Sorbon

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04-26-2011

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Originally Posted by GarnetJewel View Post
There are 3 b.f. items

infinity edge which gives a bunch of damage stats
Blood thirster: which gives damage and survability
Black cleaver: which helps your team mates immencly

If you already have life steal and theres at least 1 other ad on your team black cleaver>infinity edge
Aside from a fully stacked Sword of the Occult, I.E. will increase your autoattack damage more than any other single item will.

It's not overrated. You only have 6 slots to work with. If any one of them is going to add damage, I.E. should be in there.

BT and BC are both good, too. Get all 3. Then get some boots, a PD and your favorite flavor or survivability or utility, probably Banshee's. Win some.


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