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Hextech on Swain?

Creator: Kurt_Ottman March 9, 2012 1:16pm

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I'm open to new ideas, but seriously, vamp scepter on an AP carry? You shouldn't even start vamp scepter on AD. And you're just plain wrong about health potions.
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Says the current meta :)
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No, says anyone with an ounce of knowledge about the game mechanics.

Just think about it. It heals for nothing early game and you have no potions (well, one) to sustain. To start with it on an AP is just completely wtfstupid.
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I haven't seen any great works that was made by "common sense". Computers wasn't common sense at all, before it happened. You seem persistent on eliminating creative new ideas though, without trying them first.

Edit: Right, you edited that.
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I haven't seen any great works that was made by "common sense". Computers wasn't common sense at all, before it happened.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boole

You may have heard of Boolean algebra, or the Boolean variable (named after him) on many high level programming languages (such as Java). He invented this type of algebra, which is used today for computers' functionality, and the logic gates he invented are still used today to make up processors. He invented all of this around 1850.

So yes, computing was common sense before computing existed.


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Oh, and a vampiric sceptre has nothing to do with the meta. AP carries won't buy it because they can't build it into anything useful. Champions that do get proper use from it (Akali/Morde) both usually last hit with spells, and Jax needs to start with Boots or Cloth Armour depending on his lane match up, both of which give more sustain, in quicker bursts.

So -
You get (far) less sustain (and FAR more prone to harass since you've not got boots, you'd be decimated by most champions)
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An item builds into something worse than what you'd normally get
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You've convinced me. I'm going to play Ranked games with Vampiric Scepter with LolReplay on :)
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Good lord no...for the sake of your teams don't do it.

Also, it doesn't count if you're playing against idiots.
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You will be able to judge that yourself when I get videos of it :P
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Kurt, really, if you want sustain, boots and three potions are your best bet. They're healing now, when you need it, while an early vamp scepter is healing spread out over a very long period of time (Swain doesn't exactly hit hard with his attacks). Crunching the numbers, it would take about five minutes of last hits to get the same health gain as just starting with three potions, but the potions could heal the amount in thirty seconds instead. And they don't require being as close to the minions, where your enemy is, who is almost undoubtedly the reason you need to be healing in the first place.
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^ That.

And don't worry, I will.
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