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Abyssal Sceptre and Sunfire Cape are items that are often overlooked/underestimated by players using AP champions who are melee or have short-range. They offer both an offensive passive - respectively, they reduce magic resistance by 20 + offer 70+ AP and deal 40 magic damage to surrounding enemies. They also provide defense - 57 magic resistance & 45 armor + 450 health, again respectively.

I always build it on AP Champions who have melee range such as Mordekaiser or Katarina. It's funny because the initial thought process for the enemy team is to focus the AD and AP carry. Then they realize I have 120+ Armor/Magic Resistance with about 2.6k+ hp. They always wonder how I could possibly be this hard to kill yet able to dish out decent amount of damage.

OK I mean yeah they don't really offer much offense, but a little does go a long way. I just find it so damn useful - especially when you couple it with other sustaining items like Hextech Gunblade or Will of the Ancients.

What are your thoughts on these items?
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I've always thought of Abyssal Mask as core for frontline mages like Gragas, Annie, ect. But, mainly after other items that contribute to damage more.

If we have a dual AP comp or the opponent is whoopin me, I'll get an abyssal earlier though. Sunfire cape on the other hand... It's kind of a bad item overall.
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Using the two in conjunction on AP Tanks are good, I've heard.

Like Amumu or Malphite.
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Sunfire's is horrible on Morde or Kat... Why in the world would you be running in their face to do damage? You're a caster so you go burst down people in a safe distance. I'd only get sunfire's on Malphite and even so that's situational.

Abyssal is a good item on casters. It's a great anti-burstmage item to rush on champs like Ahri.
It also shreds Mr to negative which is more effective on lower MR targets than Rabadon's.
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Scepter is good, SFC is bad.

Only people who get SFC is Malphite and Shen.


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Abyssal Scepter is not over looked on AP because almost everyone builds it first or second these days. Now SFC is just plain bad on any type of carry. It's a tank item.

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the only ap I'd build Sunfire on is Vladimir. I mean, I'd consider it but I build other armour items on him.
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Since when was Abyssal Scepter underestimated. o.o
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Luther3000 wrote:

Since when was Abyssal Scepter underestimated. o.o


I just chose to ignore it.
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the only ap I'd build Sunfire on is Vladimir. I mean, I'd consider it but I build other armour items on him.


"Vladimir is not an actual vampire, but if you wanna role play as one, build a Sunfire Cape because real vampires sparkle!" ~ Phreak.

Sunfire cape is great on most bruiser APs like Cho, Rumble, Vlad, etc.
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