Pure Builds... Why?

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Entomy

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12-31-2011

Why is it I see so many people go pure builds, like everything AD or AP or AS? It makes more sense to me to use a variety of items; AD + AS + Armor + LS, for example. It could be just the characters I use, but this pure building seems to ruin the combat dynamic a little bit for me. Fights aren't fights, they're slaughter, and that seems a bit silly considering these are supposed to be "Champions" or "Legends".

IMHO, building a variety of items should be encouraged.


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Fiddelstacks

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12-31-2011

How long have you been playing?


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D3D

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12-31-2011

no one builds pure builds if they get boots its not a pure build anymore because it gives speed


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AMonkeyCourier

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12-31-2011

Building pure AS or crit is retarded as those dramatically increase the value of AD. Whether or not building pure AD/AP is viable depends on how the hero's skills scale and whether they can mitigate or avoid damage naturally.


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Lutzj

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12-31-2011

AS and crit also have hard caps at 2.5 and 100%


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BelZoness

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12-31-2011

how about riven, talon, and pantheon?

they will get items that give primarily AD because they are casters

just like casters get primarily AP items with drings/roa + dcap because they work solely off that one stat.


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ForeverLaxx

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12-31-2011

Fights in this game already last a long time compared to the other games in this genre, so if you think they're quick fights now you'd be in for a surprise if you ever play HoN or DotA.

Champion builds are the way they are because, generally, they're the most optimized version of what that champion needs. If they need a lot of AD, then they're going to build a lot of AD. If their one skill that scales with AP is pointless to get AP on, you won't see them build any AP at all unless that AP is a byproduct of picking up some other item. Purposefully building sub-optimal item choices for the sake of "dragging fights out" is just not a good idea in a competitive game. Maybe if you only ever played by yourself against bots you could get away with this, but you're in a game with 9 other people, and all of these people want to win the game. To win, they're going to try to build only the good items their champion needs to perform.


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Entomy

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12-31-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lost Kitsune View Post
How long have you been playing?
On and off, well over a year.


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Entomy

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12-31-2011

It just seems silly to go pure damage, when a single armor piece significantly improves survivability, without compromising much offensive power.


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Boomstick II

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12-31-2011

Cuz they want to go PKing in the wildy duh