The highest MR item is spirit visage

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Estroth

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12-04-2012

FoN's passive is on warmogs now at least.


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Khranz

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12-04-2012

Actually, the fact of the matter (IMHO, no Red appeared to come out and say it) is that FoN was absurdly cost-efficient and difficult to balance. It provided both massive sustain AND anti-burst potential built with health (FoN alone could push you over 100MR with just runes or masteries). It was the ultimate anti-AP defensive item. I don't buy the notion that there was no synergy to the item, nor any other excuses they gave for getting rid of it (but that doesn't mean I oppose the changes). Even on a squishy 2,000HP champion, the cost value of the %HP5 on FoN was huge... up that Champ HP to 3,000 or higher and it just gets silly how much you're getting for the cost.

The new SV is a much easier to balance alternative. It still gives more MR than any other item (except Bulwark) giving it good burst defense when built with HP, and thanks to the 20% healing/regen bonus it is actually an excellent sustain item on certain characters. But that's the key... it ISN'T an awesome anti-AP sustain item on EVERYONE so it isn't an auto-buy on every single bruiser. Only Champions who already rely on sustain healing/regen/lifesteal will really want it. Anyone else will get a bit of health, a nice chunk of MR, and that's about it.

It will likely be a Must-Buy on Singed, Mundo, Volibear and Hecarim.
A possibly strong buy on Xin Zhao, Irelia, Yorick, Vlad, Warwick, Elise, and Fiora
And more or less situational on anyone else (might have forgotten a few).

Reason being... the new Bulwark is pretty awesome with a 30MR aura. Combined with Wit's End, Hexdrinker, Abyssal Scepter, etc, most non-bruiser/tank types aren't going to need much more (assuming your tank is kind enough to build one).