Doran's Shield TheoryCraft

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GrooveRut

Member

01-15-2010

Dan Dinh has a Nunu guide which suggest getting 2x Doran's Rings ASAP. http://www.solomid.net/forums/index....he-yeti-rider/

Does anyone else know of guides which advise getting more than one Doran item?


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GrooveRut

Member

01-16-2010

Approximate worth of each Doran item:
Blade = 700.6
Shield = 699.8 (using the rejuv bead not regrowth pendant as a reference)
Ring = 810.6

So the ring is the best 'value'. So if you stack anything you should stack rings.


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SlyGoat

Member

01-16-2010

2x doran's ring sets most tank/casters like Taric, Alistar and Nunu ahead of the early game. 240 HP, 20 AP, and 10 mana/5 means it beats Chalice in most situations. I've stacked up to 4 of them on Nunu with a lichbane and sorc shoes in a semi-serious game and had good results. Doran's Blade is still not all that useful, though; probably because it's being priced against uncombined damage items (specifically longsword) which are not cost effective compared to combined damage items. The changes from gold/10 to lifesteal was pretty good; 6-8% instead of 4% would probably put it on par with the other dorans, but still only useful on certain characters (jungle warwick comes to mind as a potential)


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Mpalm

Senior Member

01-16-2010

Doran's items are great starting items, especially if you expect a level 1 team fight. They are a cheap and effective way to give you an early game boost, and can easily be sold later in the game and replaced with better items. True, they don't build into anything, but you aren't taking much of a loss to obtain one. I believe the benefits outweigh the negatives for doran's items... and they are taking the blade in the right direction as well.


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