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League of Legends (LoL) Question: BotRK or BC for Jarvan?

Posted in Items | Tags: Blade of the Ruined Jarvan IV The Black Cleaver 9,579

  • ShortyHUN

    BotRK or BC for Jarvan?

    What do you think which works better for Jarvan IV?
    The BC is nice with the AD and CDR, but i don't feel like he's effective at stacking the passive. On the other hand BotRK goes pretty well with his Demacian Standard and Martial Cadence, and it's also a pretty OP item.

    Getting both happens when i'm fed enough, but which is better to build?
  • Answers (3)

    Janitsu (569) | April 22, 2013 1:00pm
    PsiGuard (1495) | April 22, 2013 8:39am
    Lane Jarvan or jungle?

    I think The Brutalizer is generally better for laning since it's pretty strong for an intermediate item. Lane Jarvan's usually build more damage in their builds too, which would make armor pen stacking a more reasonable option.

    For jungle Jarvan, I would probably get Blade of the Ruined King if anything. BotRK is nice on jungle j4 because it can be your only offensive item in your build and give you some great DPS. Bilgewater Cutlass is also pretty nice for ganking, especially when you finish the full item for the improved active.

    Tbh though, I don't really build either because I don't play lane Jarvan and I tend to favor tanky utility items when jungling. :)
    ShortyHUN (40) | April 22, 2013 9:41am
    I play Jarvan in the jungle, for top i use others
    Thatdudeinthecotton (66) | April 22, 2013 12:56am
    It depends on wether the enemies stacking health or armor. If theyve got loads of health then botrk will do well, and BC does well agaisnt armour stacking.Considering Jarvan IV already has two gapclosers which add stacks, getting the BC's passive up isn't that much of an issue (especially after an ult).

    +Its worth noting that on enemies with less than 3000 health, the The Bloodthirster deals higher consistant damage than BOTRK (especially if your fed).
    Obviously though Id only get these items if Iam dominating a match, but otherwise build some tankieness with your damage as Jarvan IV is specifically designed too initiate, and building a full ad item might take some of that away.
    Meiyjhe (539) | April 22, 2013 4:15am
    Maybe it is better to first build a brutalizer, then build a blade of the ruined king, and then you build a black cleaver :P
    ShortyHUN (40) | April 22, 2013 1:54am
    Usually building The Brutalizer for CDR and some ArPen and AD.

    The Brutalizer seems better than a Bilgewater Cutlass, but Blade of the Ruined King pretty much outperforms Black Cleaver on Jarvan imo. So i just don't know which one to take.
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