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Official Season 3 Theorycrafting Thread

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November 30, 2012 6:31am
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There have been a TON of threads about new S3 items and several detailing some of their own theorycraft builds, but one thing I think this forum needs is an official place for people to discuss their own theorycrafts and for other people to comment on them.

I'll put information on all the new item, mastery, and other changes in the second post.

To kickstart this discussion, I'm going to talk about AD carries - notably, a build that seems to be popular in PBE is rushing Bloodthirster into Runaan's Hurricane, for an extremely powerful mid-game since you have a lot of raw AD, a lot of AS, splash damage, and extra lifesteal.
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Work In Progress

Mechanical Changes
Champion base movement speed increased by 25, base additional movement speed of all Boots decreased by 25.

Flat penetration now applies after percent penetration, but penetration numbers have been reduced across the board to compensate.

Offensive AD Items
Hunter's Machete
UNIQUE PASSIVE - BUTCHER: Damage dealt to monsters increased by 10%.
UNIQUE PASSIVE - REND: Your basic attacks deal 10 bonus true damage to neutral monsters.
Cost: 300 (210)

Builds from: Core

Upgrades into:
Madred's Razors (+ Long Sword, ???g)
Spirit Stone (+ Faerie Charm, Rejuvenation Bead, 140g)

Comments: Looks to be essential for almost every jungler in the S3 jungle; drastically speeds up clear time by as much as 20 seconds for certain champions and builds into extremely powerful jungle items.



Mercurial Scimitar
60 Attack Damage, 45 Magic Resist
UNIQUE ACTIVE: Remove all debuffs from your champion and grants 50% movement speed for 1 second (90 second cooldown). Movement speed bonus does not work with Ranged champions.
Cost: 3810 (2667)

Builds from: Quicksilver Sash, B.F. Sword, 600g

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: A useful late-game item for bruisers and an excellent upgrade for QSS on a ranged AD carry. This item gives a lot of bruisers Olaf-like functionality while potentially revitalizing QSS on ADCs, especially with impending nerfs to GA (or its removal altogether).



Muramana
1000 Mana, 20 Attack Damage, 7 Mana Regen
UNIQUE PASSIVE - AWE: Gain attack damage equal to 2% of your maximum mana.
TOGGLE: Your single target spells and attacks consume 3% of your current mana to deal 6% of your current mana as magic damage.
Cost: 2100 (1897)

Builds from: Manamune (automatically upgrades when fully charged)

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: The active is surprisingly powerful, adding on average around 75-80 extra magic damage on hit at the expense of draining quite a bit of mana. However, few champions build Manamune to begin with (Yorick, Urgot) and those that do typically do not autoattack very frequently.



Ravenous Hydra
75 Attack Damage, 15 Health Regen, 10% Lifesteal
PASSIVE: Damage dealt by this item benefits from life steal.
UNIQUE PASSIVE - CLEAVE: Your attacks deal physical damage up to 60% of your Attack Damage to units around your target, decaying down to 20% near the edge. (Melee only)
UNIQUE ACTIVE - CRESCENT: Deals physical damage up to 100% of your Attack Damage to units around you, decaying down to 60% near the edge. (10 second cooldown)
Cost: 3500 (2450)

Builds from: Tiamat, Vampiric Scepter, 400g

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: A potentially good item for melee DPS champions; unlikely to be bought often on bruisers in favor of the numerous other items out there but a possibility on more fragile champions such as Master Yi and Fiora.



Runaan's Hurricane
70% Attack Speed
UNIQUE PASSIVE: Your basic attacks fire minor bolts at 2 nearby targets, each dealing 10 + 50% of your attack damage and applying on-hit effects. (Ranged only)
Cost: 2750 (1925)

Builds from: Recurve Bow, Dagger, Dagger, 1000g

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: Huge synergy with The Bloodthirster, potential new dual-item core on many champions (especially those that benefit from Hurricane such as Kog'Maw, MF, Corki, and Twitch).



Spirit of the Elder Lizard
50 Attack Damage, 14 Health Regen, 7 Mana Regen
UNIQUE PASSIVE - BUTCHER: Damage dealt to neutral monsters increased by 25%.
UNIQUE PASSIVE - INCINERATE: Basic attacks and damaging abilities (excluding damage over time) burn the target for 15-66 (based on level) true damage over 3 seconds.
Cost: 2400 (1680)

Builds from: Spirit Stone, Pickaxe, 725g

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: Unfortunately, there is no slow included with this item. It's a decent item for offensive junglers, but the majority of champions will prefer the defensive stats from the Golem path or the AP, CDR, and spell vamp from the Wraith path.



Statikk Shiv
40% Attack Speed, 20% Crit Chance, 6% Movement Speed
UNIQUE PASSIVE: Moving and attacking builds Static Charges. At 100 charges, your next attack expends the charges to deal 100 magic damage to up to 4 targets. This damage can critically strike. (Autoattacks provide 10 charges, moving 100 units provides 5 charges).
Cost: 2500 (1750)

Builds from: Zeal, Avarice Blade, 525g

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: Has many of the same stats as the old Phantom Dancer while having a rather lackluster passive which seems to charge less frequently than Ionic Spark currently does. Seems inferior to Phantom Dancer in most ways except for the fact that it is an upgrade path from Avarice Blade.



Sword of the Divine
45% Attack Speed
UNIQUE PASSIVE: Kills reduce this item's cooldown by half.
UNIQUE ACTIVE: You gain 100% attack speed and 100% critical strike for 3 seconds or 3 critical strikes - 60 second cooldown. This item gives no attack speed while on cooldown.
Cost: 2200 (1540)

Builds from: Recurve Bow, Dagger, 850g

Upgrades into: None

Comments: On ranged champions, this seems to be largely outclassed by Runaan's Hurricane. It may have a niche on certain melee champions, though, as it does not count on-hit effects as crits and thus will offer the full attack speed bonus, which could potentially be useful on someone like Xin Zhao.



Zephyr
20 Attack Damage, 50% Attack Speed, 10% Movement Speed, 10% Cooldown Reduction
UNIQUE PASSIVE - TENACITY: The duration of stuns, slows, taunts, fears, silences, blinds and immobilizes are reduced by 35%.
Cost: 2850 (1995)

Builds from: Stinger, Long Sword, 1200g

Upgrades into: N/A

Comments: Potentially an excellent buy on AD carries, as it offers both AD and AS while giving CDR (which is hard to come across on AD items) and much-needed Tenacity.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by throatslasher » November 30, 2012 9:05am | Report
I THINK SEASON 3 IS GOING TO BE THE SEASON AFTER SEASON 2
BOW DOWNBOW DOWN
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MANAMUNE ON EZREAL 8D
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Anastasios » November 30, 2012 10:53am | Report
I actually think you could go manamune-rabadons-lich bane-gunblade on ez.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by NicknameMy » November 30, 2012 11:15am | Report
I think Blade of the Ruined King has an even higher synergy with Runaan's Hurricane than The Bloodthirster
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by astrolia » November 30, 2012 11:16am | Report
Yes, it does. Especially on Kog'Maw.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Jebus McAzn » November 30, 2012 11:46am | Report
I was going off the fact that Hurricane scales off base AD, but the fact that BotRK has that shred definitely makes up for it.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Lugignaf » November 30, 2012 11:53am | Report
Anastasios wrote:

I actually think you could go manamune-rabadons-lich bane-gunblade on ez.

That hurts me deep. You're losing out on the sustained damage of AD Ez and the burst of AP Ez. Pick one or the other tyvm.

I still like Manamune on my AD Ez, but that's just preference to spamming skills.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by PsiGuard » November 30, 2012 11:56am | Report
I hereby dub the abbreviation of Blade of the Ruined King, BoRK!
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