What to buy first when.... Q & A
Thing is, I'd like to know your opinion on when building Infinity Edge.
So I almost always buy B. F. Sword first.
Then after that is where the awkward situation for me appears.
In your opinion, is it better to buy Pickaxe first?
or better to go Cloak of Agility?
I always go for Pickaxe for consistent damage output.
But of course, that is not always possible :D
Let's look at the stats for a second:
* BF sword grants 45 AD for 1550g
* Pickaxe grants 25 AD for 875g
* Cloak of agility grants 15% CSC for 730g
For the first comparison, let's only look at the AD items:
BF sword costs 1550g for 45 AD, that means each AD costs: 34,44g
Pickaxe costs 875g for 25 AD, that means each AD costs: 35g
This means that BF sword is slightly more worth your costs than pickaxe, making BF sword the better buy between these two.
Now let's look at cloak of agility vs BF sword.
Cloak of Agility grants a 15% chance to deal 200%, while BF sword only grants 45AD.
The 15% damage that deals 200% damage, will mean that a normal auto attack will deal 115% damage on average. Since these items do not share the same price, we will more the amount of AD from BF sword, to the AD it would have if it costs as much as CoA: 730/34,44= 21,2 AD
So in order to make CoA more worth than BF sword, one must have a minimum AD of:
15% = 21,2 AD
100% = 141 AD
If you have over 141 AD, than CoA is worth rushing
If it is less than 141 AD, then you should rush BF sword
Hope this answered your question :D
* Pickaxe is still a cheaper item, so if you simply cannot afford BF sword, you might be better of buying that insead
* CoA is still chance based, meaning that you can be very lucky and get lots of crit, or being very unlucky and have no crits at all :D
I do appreciate the compliment though :D
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Even if you don't get BF sword first (not enough gold), pickaxe is better as well.
Just buy the flat AD components and always cloak last.
This is because flat ad helps your laning a lot more. crit doesn't.