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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Hextech Gunblade of Ekko, is it good or bad?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Ekko Hextech Gunblade 19,011

  • IPodPulse

    Hextech Gunblade of Ekko, is it good or bad?

    I've been playing a lot of Ekko and I have been really enjoying Hextech Gunblade as of late. It's a pretty fun item that seems to benefit him a lot with the sustain and active. I'm wondering however if it is optimal for him or if I should just switch it with Lich Bane. Thoughts?
  • Answers (5)

    Joxuu (336) | June 7, 2015 2:34am
    I don't think it's great. Lich Bane gives overall better benefits.
    FalseoGod (316) | June 11, 2015 1:52pm
    Even catalyst the protector's level up passive is probably better than something as gimmicky hextech
    MrMad2000 (41) | June 10, 2015 1:39pm
    Lich Bane like everyone previously stated is the better choice. As a late game item for the spellvamp and extra burst through the active it lets you duel tanks and squishies (since your passive forces you to aa you lower the hextech active cooldown.)

    tl;dr lich bane as a rush, hextech maybe as a 6th item but not every game, situational IMO.
    Zulkhundae | June 8, 2015 4:29pm
    Imo it's a nice choice when you're hard countered at mid for some extra sustain, but it's so expensive and dunno if it should be enough efficent. However, I may try it.
    Kayuggz (1) | June 7, 2015 10:12pm
    It's good but compared to other items you could build on Ekko it only is mediocre. Besides if you abuse your passive, E and ult you won't even need it.
    Epicmaneuvers | June 11, 2015 12:40pm
    Hey IPodPulse !

    Right now, Ekko has very high ap ratio's on his spells.

    That means that spell vamp is going to give you back a lot more health than life steal will

    So the optimal choice for stealing health right now would be Will of the ancients.

    Gun blade does provide the same amount of ap wota does, but gun blade is also more expensive.

    Getting the spell vamp early will have a poor effect since it is only really effective when you have a large amount of ap.

    The active on the gunblade is nice, but with traditional items and a wota you wont be needing the extra 150 + some damage.

    the attack damage from gun blade could be useful in the future when his ap ratio's are nerfed. but for now i would stick with wota if you want to choose a healing item on ekko.
    Jahzi | October 4, 2015 6:37pm
    I always build WotA as my last item (tanky AP Ekko) and I agree with Epicmaneuvers. It should be a later item, because of the higher AP giving a greater effect. Also, you will be poking/ waveclearing more with your q and e than your auto attack so AD/lifesteal isn't the best option.
    sirell (400) | June 11, 2015 1:45pm
    The question is not about whether or not lifesteal or spellvamp is the better sustain.

    Also, I want to see some maths and logic on this before you make such large claims.

    In any case, you don't really want a WotA or a Gunblade.
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