Malady: A Forgotten Item

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Rysan Marquise

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03-10-2013

Malady isn't good. It isn't allowed to be good for a number of reasons, one of which is that few champions really want such an item. More AP is generally better than AS when it comes to champions. Basically what you are paying for with malady is its passive.

For comparison:
Nashor's Tooth: 5% More AS. 40 More AP. 20% more CDR.
235 more gold.

This is a massive amount more stats. Instead of that you are getting.
15+.1AP Magic damage on hit.
4 reduced MR on target stackable 8 times.

This is not an impressive passive, not is it very useful. That level of stacking is only viable with a very tanky character. That level of damage is usually outdone by AP. In the case of Teemo, for example, he about breaks even on damage done to enemies with auto-attacks (not including MR shred), but he has 2 other major damaging abilities, only of which is nowhere near his auto-attacks. Likewise, auto-attacks generally come AFTER abilities in combat, decreasing the power of the MR shred further.

That leads to the question - what are AP characters currently lacking that can be filled by an AS AP item.

Farming power.

A large number of champions cannot be built AP effectively because they cannot farm effectively in those cases. AP Shaco, AP Xin, Leblanc, there are a number of AP characters who really desire the ability to farm in order to succeed.

Towards this end, if you quadrupled Malady's bonus damage vs minions, this would make the item an effective single-item at massively helping these champions farm.

The bonus could become 60 +.4 AP vs minions in this example. Even this isn't a huge amount of bonus damage vs minions, but is enough to majorly help a number of champions with difficulty mid-late game farming. Likewise, it helps certain AP junglers who otherwise could not succeed.

Would it be too good on Teemo then? Maybe. Probably not though, because his ability to farm minions is already so high, that it wouldn't be worth investing in such marginal gains. That said, I believe changing it to improve this under-appreciated skill would greatly improve character variability in the game.


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Rysan Marquise

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03-10-2013

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Sacrix

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03-10-2013

"Forgotten", and yet 80% of Teemo players still rush this. ._.


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03-10-2013

teemo, kayle, lulu


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Nerdyjoe314

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03-10-2013

WW would rampage thorough the jungle even faster than he already does. I don't like this change.


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Rysan Marquise

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03-10-2013

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Originally Posted by Sacrix View Post
"Forgotten", and yet 80% of Teemo players still rush this. ._.
That is only because its in his recommended items. It isn't actually good.


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Rysan Marquise

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03-10-2013

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Grand Eleven

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03-10-2013

Its amazing on Elise, as her spiderlings help stack the effect nearly instantly.


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Plague Doctor

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03-10-2013

It is good on Elise, kayle, can be good on thresh, and on orianna.


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A3ther

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03-10-2013

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Originally Posted by Nerdyjoe314 View Post
WW would rampage thorough the jungle even faster than he already does. I don't like this change.
can't tell if srs or comedic genius


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