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League of Legends (LoL) Question: What to buy first when....

Posted in Items | Tags: Infinity Edge 5,576

  • Absolute.0

    What to buy first when....


    Thing is, I'd like to know your opinion on when building Infinity Edge.

    So I almost always buy B. F. Sword first.
    Then after that is where the awkward situation for me appears.

    In your opinion, is it better to buy Pickaxe first?
    or better to go Cloak of Agility?

    I always go for Pickaxe for consistent damage output.
  • Answers (4)

    Meiyjhe (539) | May 10, 2013 2:33am
    Best would be to instabuy Infinity Edge :P
    But of course, that is not always possible :D

    Let's look at the stats for a second:
    * BF sword grants 45 AD for 1550g
    * Pickaxe grants 25 AD for 875g
    * Cloak of agility grants 15% CSC for 730g

    For the first comparison, let's only look at the AD items:
    BF sword costs 1550g for 45 AD, that means each AD costs: 34,44g
    Pickaxe costs 875g for 25 AD, that means each AD costs: 35g
    This means that BF sword is slightly more worth your costs than pickaxe, making BF sword the better buy between these two.

    Now let's look at cloak of agility vs BF sword.
    Cloak of Agility grants a 15% chance to deal 200%, while BF sword only grants 45AD.
    The 15% damage that deals 200% damage, will mean that a normal auto attack will deal 115% damage on average. Since these items do not share the same price, we will more the amount of AD from BF sword, to the AD it would have if it costs as much as CoA: 730/34,44= 21,2 AD

    So in order to make CoA more worth than BF sword, one must have a minimum AD of:
    15% = 21,2 AD
    100% = 141 AD

    If you have over 141 AD, than CoA is worth rushing
    If it is less than 141 AD, then you should rush BF sword

    Hope this answered your question :D
    Meiyjhe (539) | May 11, 2013 1:37am
    But this creepy math teacher has candy, it lies right in my car. If you would come with me, I would allow you to nibble on my favorite lollypop. Come on, this way!

    Rawr :D
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 10, 2013 9:30pm
    Remember kids, maths is always your friend.

    DISCLAIMER: doesn't mean the creepy mathematics teacher is.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 10, 2013 4:39am
    Meiyjhe you are most likely a better player than me seeings as I can't get out of 'Elo Hell' and probably don't understand the mechanics of the game as well as you do :)
    Absolute.0 (30) | May 10, 2013 3:22am
    Thanks alot!
    Meiyjhe (539) | May 10, 2013 3:10am
    Just because I am incredibly awesome and impressively smart, doesn't mean I am a better player :D

    I do appreciate the compliment though :D
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 10, 2013 2:44am
    That is a much better way than mine :P i probably should leave the advice to the better players.
    Meiyjhe (539) | May 10, 2013 2:37am
    Some things that also should be mentioned though:
    * Pickaxe is still a cheaper item, so if you simply cannot afford BF sword, you might be better of buying that insead
    * CoA is still chance based, meaning that you can be very lucky and get lots of crit, or being very unlucky and have no crits at all :D
    Embracing (353) | May 10, 2013 7:36am
    NEVER go cloak of agility.

    Even if you don't get BF sword first (not enough gold), pickaxe is better as well.

    Just buy the flat AD components and always cloak last.

    This is because flat ad helps your laning a lot more. crit doesn't.
    Absolute.0 (30) | May 10, 2013 7:24pm
    Embracing (353) | May 10, 2013 9:35am
    Oh er if you're talking about late game or mid game IE you can do crit cloak before pickaxe if you dont have the gold
    Alcasea (10) | May 16, 2013 10:23am
    depends on your champ and rune preference. but usually get the flat ad runes as they said but as i had said it differs for example when i play trynda with crit dmg quint i usually get the CoA first to get higher crit chances. but still in general flat ad, no matter how small it maybe, is still better than a chance item most of the time.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 10, 2013 2:17am
    On ADC's?
    If so build a zeal after bf sword if you don't have PD or SS and then the cloak if not get pickaxe if you need damage or cloak if you need crits it's situational.
    Absolute.0 (30) | May 10, 2013 3:23am
    Thanks alot! (copy/paste from above) ^^
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