Welcome to the Forum Archive!

Years of conversation fill a ton of digital pages, and we've kept all of it accessible to browse or copy over. Whether you're looking for reveal articles for older champions, or the first time that Rammus rolled into an "OK" thread, or anything in between, you can find it here. When you're finished, check out the boards to join in the latest League of Legends discussions.

GO TO BOARDS


The highest MR item is spirit visage

Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Estroth

Senior Member

12-04-2012

FoN's passive is on warmogs now at least.


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Khranz

Senior Member

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).