Couldn't the item lichbane break the meta?

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Ternce

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11-11-2012

Lichbane ruins towers.

Ruins them.


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Rismart

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11-11-2012

Lich Bane isnt good on every mage, actually a lot of mages dont even use it (Zyra, Lux, Xerath, Veigar, Ryze, Annie, Katarina, etc) mages like Akali, Diana, Twisted Fate, Eve and Fizz have something that synergy well with Lich bane (have an apply-on-hit-effects ability, have a gap closer or have an spammable ability that let them proc the passive a lot)


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Demonic Instinct

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11-11-2012

Despite the fact that it gives mana, I like building it on Vlad. Endgame that transfusion has a ~3 second CD anyway, and between that and your tides of blood you can almost always have it procced.


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woyaH

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11-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Hiriko View Post
Lichbane isn't for every AP, Lichbane is only useful for AP's who can use that 3 second cooldown on the passive by having short cooldowns.

Any AP's with very long Cooldowns ex. Fiddlesticks will not make use of the item at all.
It's not the fact fiddles cds are so long that you don't get lichbane. It's the fact that you are either running after the enemies with your ult or channeling drain. Both of which prevent autos and lichbane procs.


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Skevoid

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11-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Rismart View Post
Lich Bane isnt good on every mage, actually a lot of mages dont even use it (Zyra, Lux, Xerath, Veigar, Ryze, Annie, Katarina, etc) mages like Akali, Diana, Twisted Fate, Eve and Fizz have something that synergy well with Lich bane (have an apply-on-hit-effects ability, have a gap closer or have an spammable ability that let them proc the passive a lot)
Lux has great synergy with lichbane.


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Call Me Tek

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11-11-2012

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Lux has great synergy with lichbane.
lol no.

don't do it lux! don't do it! ur too close don't do it!!


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Benadryl Jackson

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11-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Hiriko View Post
Lichbane isn't for every AP, Lichbane is only useful for AP's who can use that 3 second cooldown on the passive by having short cooldowns.

Any AP's with very long Cooldowns ex. Fiddlesticks will not make use of the item at all.
Not entirely true. Fringe builds like AP Tristana and AP Master Yi like it because it adds a much needed oomph to their burst.


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Direspark

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11-11-2012

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ex. Fiddlesticks will not make use of the item at all.
Even with very low cds fiddle couldnt make use of this item, he doesnt AA at all.


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Sabrestrike

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11-11-2012

Well, the primary problem with lichbane is that it causes additional physical damage, which means that bruisers and tanks will be mitigating like 2/3s of the damage dealt by the Lich bane procs because as an AP carry you don't have a last whisper.


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ThePsyborg

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11-11-2012

At some arbitrarily high amount of farm, the highest DPS build for Veigar becomes Deathcap/DFG/Void Staff/Lichbane/Last Whisper. (Presumably Stompers/Blue Elixir/bluebuff can take care of CDR.)

I have often wondered at what point that would be.


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