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League of Legends (LoL) Question: bootsof swiftness viable?

Posted in Items | Tags: Boots of Swiftness 2,861

  • mastrer1000

    bootsof swiftness viable?

    are the Boots of Swiftness viable on any champion? i never saw them in any competitive stream or in a good build.
  • Answers (5)

    GrandmasterD (531) | April 17, 2013 1:45pm
    Nope they aren't, for the simple reason that tenacity does the job better:

    Consider being 50% slowed for 1 second. Then, you'd cross 50% of the distance you'd normally do.
    Tenacity would make this 50% slow for 0.65 seconds. Means, you'd cross 67.5% of the distance you'd normally cross.
    Swiftness passive makes this a 37.5% slow for 1 second. Means you'd cross 62.5% of the distance you'd normally cross.

    Conclusion. Even against a full slow-based team, Tenacity will always outclass Swiftness. If you aquire Tenacity through alternate items rather than Mercury's Treads, you could consider them against high-slow based teams. However, there aren't many teams like that out there and the other tenacity items are kinda bad atm.
    Kingluis (8) | April 22, 2013 1:34pm
    I was going to say that its good against a full slow team, but you made me see by your calculations that this boots are trully outshined by tenacity boots.

    I agree with you.
    GrandmasterD (531) | April 18, 2013 4:35am
    We can get alacrity on swiftness too so that's not exactly a strong argument.
    ShortyHUN (40) | April 18, 2013 4:34am
    Other boots simply outclass it, especially since we got Enchantment: Alacrity
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | April 17, 2013 4:16pm
    I agree with PsiGuard.
    PsiGuard (1495) | April 17, 2013 2:22pm
    This comparison doesn't work for location-based slows ( Mega Adhesive, Pillar of Filth, Glacial Storm, The Equalizer). In most cases though, I'd rather just have Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads and mitigate some damage rather than reduce the slow by a bit.
    throatslasher (248) | April 17, 2013 1:43pm
    Yes. Try them on jungle and top cho'gath.

    I really think they are outclassed by every other type of boot, but they have a teensy tiny place, although with the new 'alacrity' enchantment, boots 3 are even more fringe. I know for a fact that bruiseleet runs them on 90% of his cho'gath games.

    Outside of cho, though, I can't think of any champions that would benefit from boots 3 over other boots.
    MightyTaggart (1) | April 17, 2013 10:56pm
    Boots of Swiftness is a strong item on jungle Udyr. With a Spirit of the Ancient Golem, BoS gives Udyr the most cc reduction possible. This helps with Udyr's perennial issue of being kited
    Annunziato (3) | April 17, 2013 7:44pm
    I would find this more useful if you were dealing with champions that slowed you down a lot, such as Nasus and Ashe. In either case though, tenacity is a better perk to have overall, and Boots of Swiftness aren't really viable.
    Tatticadanit0 (1) | April 17, 2013 2:25pm
    Boots of Swiftness are viable on Vi. cause Boots of Swiftness reduce the slow by 25% but he also reduce the slow from yourself so you can run when you charge your Q.
    P.S. sorry for my very very bad english
    PsiGuard (1495) | April 17, 2013 4:16pm
    This is true, but most people go for Ninja Tabi on Vi since you tend to put yourself in the face of an ADC and bruisers. BoS Vi is a nice trick but in practice I don't really think it's worth it.
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