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Executioners Calling

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Kise

Recruiter

11-29-2012

Prob a good item in combination with Runaans, if you're playing Teemo. Maybe also works good with Shiv.


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WhackedRak

Senior Member

11-29-2012

Further discussion from GD thread

Edit to people saying Blade of the Ruined King is a good item for AD carries

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I don't like Blade of the Ruined King. It feels like Riot's attempt to control and restrain lifesteal to a linear value instead of the its true value as a high-scaling multiplicative modifier late game when you have lots of damage. (Like what they did to Dorans Blade: it now heals by a flat 5 health every auto). Sure that's easier to balance, but with the way it stands, all the lifesteal items( with the exception of BT) are now predominantly most useful for bruisers to do more bruising. If the passive of BotRK turns out to work, Riot may replace all multiplicative scaling lifesteal items with a similar linear scaling mechanic, because it may prove to be "healthier" for the game.

Items like old EC and now only BT remain as a means for carries to validate building pure damage with no defenses. Being a true adc powerhouse by spending every dime you gain on dps feels really great and needs to stay viable. Multiplicative lifesteal makes this possible in the end game. By buying pure damage and lifesteal with no defenses, you are making the gambit that you will be able to kite and outplay the bruisers that jump you late game. This really only applies to ranged adc's, melee adc's are still a brokenly UP factor in the game.

BotRK will be great for bruisers who can slow and stick to carries easier with its active. But the % current health heal on hit is better suited scaling with attack speed on someone like Irelia. True ADC's will be better off buying BT for the insane multiplicative lifesteal it gives with lots of damage items. The change of EC just removed the only other option adc's had for building pure damage late game, and further crippled melee ADC's. Even though they were trying to diversify and validate different build paths in Season 3, this change to EC has solidified BT as a necessary buy for all ADCs every game, no matter the situation.
Specifically for ranged AD carries:
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Old EC was bought rarely over a BT by most players, but some understood the benefit of upgrading that scepter to EC in certain situations. The best time to buy it would usually be after IE to face off against the other adc who's been creaming you with a fully stacked BT. For the extra 900 gold you gain the benefit of having as much if not more lifesteal than a BT, as it's now late game and gaining and maintaining stacks will be harder. You'll also be critting more than the other adc who hasn't finished his IE yet since he rushed BT.

BT was not the only option in Season 2, but with the EC change it will be. They're saying lifesteal is becoming an investment choice rather than something you always have. But I'm saying that now there is no choice and BT will be bought on every adc, period.

Take a look at this Caitlyn auto-attacking graph analysis of three builds

http://lol.askmrrobot.com/tools/buil...getDummy,d=Dps (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/redirect.php?do=verify&redirect_url=http%3A%2F%2Flol.askmrrobot.com%2Ftools%2Fbuilder%2Fcaitlyn-vs-targetdummy%2F95fa618c-9d3b-413d-ad00-82eb9e6b3d54%23r%3DDamage%2Ct%3DTargetDummy%2Cd%3DDps)

It's easy to see that EC is actually viable for adc's.


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WhackedRak

Senior Member

12-03-2012

Bump