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So, seeing as I've been playing ARAM alot, I thought I'd discuss starting items.

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ShifaFyrah

Junior Member

10-01-2014

Lately, I've been starting with certain items in ARAM, depending on the champs I get and sometimes the enemy team comp.
But, here's what I go with and I'm wondering if these are starts other people go with:

AP: Philosopher's stone right off the bat into rod of ages asap. Chalice instead if I need mr and mana sustain more. Tear however if mana is a huge need.
ADC: I go for vampiric scepter and then avarice blade the next time I die and go shop. For Sivir I specifically build into essence reaver right away to deal with mana issues.
Support: chalice and a faerie charm to get to Ardent Censor asap. The attack spped bonus for my teammates is awesome. In the case of supports without shields or heals (i.e.: Zyra and the like) my concern is mana and items that give passive buffs or effects.
Tank: Negatron Cloak or Chain Vest; cloth armor or null magic mantle depending if there's more ap or ad, and boots.


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dutchM

Senior Member

10-01-2014

AP: Chalice/Boots/Potions except on Ryze and similar champs where I go Catalyst/Potions
AD: Vamp/Boots/Pots
Support: **** support
Tank: Health/Pots


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Aeolian Melodies

Senior Member

10-02-2014

Quote:
ShifaFyrah:
Lately, I've been starting with certain items in ARAM, depending on the champs I get and sometimes the enemy team comp.
But, here's what I go with and I'm wondering if these are starts other people go with:

AP: Philosopher's stone right off the bat into rod of ages asap. Chalice instead if I need mr and mana sustain more. Tear however if mana is a huge need.
ADC: I go for vampiric scepter and then avarice blade the next time I die and go shop. For Sivir I specifically build into essence reaver right away to deal with mana issues.
Support: chalice and a faerie charm to get to Ardent Censor asap. The attack spped bonus for my teammates is awesome. In the case of supports without shields or heals (i.e.: Zyra and the like) my concern is mana and items that give passive buffs or effects.
Tank: Negatron Cloak or Chain Vest; cloth armor or null magic mantle depending if there's more ap or ad, and boots.


wut


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GrosPigeon

Senior Member

10-02-2014

AP (mana): Chalice + doran ring / Chalice + boots / Chalice + spellthief / Chalice + Sapphire (Ones that go tear + chalice) / Tear + boots / Sheen (Ezreal or Fizz)
AP (no mana): Hextech revolver / Blasting wand + boots / Sorc
AP supports: Chalice + doran ring / Chalice + Sapphire (Chalice + Tear) / Chalice + boots / Chalice + rejuv / Chalice + Ruby / Chalice + Spellthief / Chalice + Amp tome
TL,DR: Chalice if mana user

ADC (ranged): Vamp + doran blade / Vamp + boots / Brutalizer / Tear + longsword (BLUE ADC) / Pickaxe + longsword / Sheen (Ezreal)
ADC (melee): 3x longswords / Pickaxe + longsword / Targon + longsword / Avarice + Brawler (Yasuo) / Zeal (Yasuo)

Tank (low mana usage): Targon + Ruby / Negatron + Ruby + Rejuv / 5x rejuv + doran shield (I have copyrights on this build) / Guardian's horn + Rejuv / Guardian's horn + boots
Tank (high mana usage): Tear + Ruby + Rejuv / Tear + Relic shield + Rejuv / Tear + Boots + Rejuv / Chalice + Ruby / Chalice + Boots / Chalice + Rejuv / Chalice + Relic shield / Chalice + Doran shield / Chalice + Cloth

With the remaining gold you buy as many health pots as you can.


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What is a Wolf

Senior Member

10-02-2014

^

Only thing worth adding is perhaps sheen+5 red pots on Ezreal and negatron+boots+regrowth+4 pots on low-mana tanks and that pretty much covers the entire starting pools of champs.


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GrosPigeon

Senior Member

10-03-2014

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What is a Wolf:
^

Only thing worth adding is perhaps sheen+5 red pots on Ezreal and negatron+boots+regrowth+4 pots on low-mana tanks and that pretty much covers the entire starting pools of champs.
Added them to the lists.


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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

10-03-2014

Quote:
GrosPigeon:

TL,DR: Chalice if mana user

Yep, sounds about right.


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futuresight23

Senior Member

10-03-2014

I have been liking for tanks with some AP scaling like Amumu or Maokai or Alistar starting off with a Catalyst and 5 pots then building towards Rod of Ages. Never really have to worry about running out of mana, if the Rod fully stacks, it gives you the most health from 1 item you can get without building a Frozen Mallet, and it does give you a bit more threat with the AP which makes you a better target to kill drawing attention from someone more threatening.


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Cambrethian

Senior Member

10-03-2014

but but got bee like the diamond pro's and get 3 dorans items...


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GrosPigeon

Senior Member

10-03-2014

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Cambrethian:
but but got bee like the diamond pro's and get 3 dorans items...
Diamond in SR, Bronze in ARAM.


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