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Zeke's Harbinger on Ryze

Creator: utopus January 4, 2016 12:16am
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I stopped getting Zeke's Harbinger on supports unless i'm behind, since ADCs are now incentivized to itemize to 70% crit, and also because the build path became more expensive.

I've been thinking that Zeke's Harbinger is probably pretty strong on ryze though. Ryze can tether it to another carry, and really benefit from the item. The mix of armor & mana are helpful, and the passive charges really quickly upon spell casts, which Ryze is really good at doing. Anyways, I wanted to know what you guys thought of the idea.
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Who are you going to tether it to?

If it was worth tethering to ap mids people would have already done that, honestly I don't think a situational 20% increase in ap is worth it because unlike adcs who are constantly autoing and making use of the buff mages have cds so the benefit is minimal, sometimes non-existent if it activates at the wrong time.

If your ap mid isn't doing well and you aren't going to tether to your adc you aren't going to buy it in the first place.

It only gives 50 ap compared to 120 from RoA and 100+ from Seraphs, and after those two items you probably want penetration instead of a situational 20% increase in ap

Then, why would you buy this over Frozen Heart which gives 60 more armor, 10% cdr which caps your cdr from rank 2 ult, and more mana?

Sounds like a very bad idea
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Yeah it doesn't really give any good item spikes on solo laners and it's still good on supports so no reason to force it on someone else
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The conduit stacks quite fast upon spellcasts - that's why. In team fights, it usually takes a support + ADC anywhere from 4-6 seconds to get the +50% crit activated, and on ryze, it can take 2-3 seconds.

I think ryze charges zeke's so fast that the person he's tethered to (be it ADC, or mid laner) would be able to benefit from the increased damage twice in one team fight
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that's only good if your ryze is hitting things from the start of the fight which requires him to be in the front but in teamfights it's not like ryze is going to be in the front line or something.

seems too situational to be decent. i don't think the idea is worth reducing potential damage for especially since supports can do just fine with it
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If you want an ap increase just go with raba cap.. And if you want armor just go with zhonya's.
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OFCR wrote:
If you want an ap increase just go with raba cap.. And if you want armor just go with zhonya's.


January 4, 2016 is the date of the post. I think you should be burnt at the stake for acts of Necromancy.

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