League of Legends (LoL) Question: Zephyr
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I've been seeing loads of people getting this as an excuse not to run Mercury's Treads and instead replace them with Berserker's Greaves. Is this as stupid as it seems to me or are there situations where it's perfectly legitimate, even advisable?
To contrast, I don't think it's very good on AD carries, as they are often optimized for crit/dps rather than their on-hit effects.
Irelia is a good example of someone who does well with Zephyr imo. In s2, she often did Mercury's Treads + Wit's End (tenacity, magic res, on-hit dmg, aspd). Now she can do Ninja Tabi + Zephyr and still get tenacity and aspd w/o building magic res if she doesn't need it.
Pretty sure it's bad on everyone else though, besides possibly Xin and I might be stretching it here, but teemo.
That's what I've been seeing on champions who use Zephyr anyway.
Merc isn't necessary on every bruiser anyways. People run AS boots a lot. Zephyr isn't "an excuse" to not buy Merc treads, it's simply a way to get tenacity back without having to buy Merc.