I was originally going to post this in a thread that Xypherous was talking about in general chat but it became quite lengthy and I believe should actually be posted here at this point to hopefully acquire appropriate feedback and attention. Here is a link to the original post to which I decided to respond, where Xypherous explains that he believes lack of good itemization for certain situations is a bigger problem than champion balance in the current meta.
You... You summed up 90% of my complaints about items for me. The only thing I don't agree about is the upgrade to Aegis of the Legion- It's an amazing item already and it gives stats to your whole team, good lategame as well as midgame.
Last three things I would add is the need for an upgrade to Haunting Guise and Executioner's Calling, and a lifesteal/AS item for carries- imagine building vayne or varus or, maybe, kogmawwith an AS focus (Cleaver, Phantom Dancer, AS/Lifesteal) to proc more W's in exchange for less crit and AD. An upgrade for Executioner's Calling could also make a crit-focused build (IE, PD, EXC Upgrade) for someone like Gangplank or Draven.
I agree with OP, though.
Actually, Zeke's Herald is an attack speed/lifesteal item. It also has health and cooldown reduction, and the Lifesteal/AS is an aura that assists your team as well!
But Haunting Guise could use an upgrade. I said this in another thread, but a hybrid penetration item combining Haunting Guise and Brutalizer would be a very nice item as well.
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