Originally Posted by PhoenixBomb
Can you please list your preferred items in an actual order of acquiring them rather than just stating them so I can decide whether or not to **** on this? Thanks.
I list the items so you, as a player, can decide what you need to get depending on who you're laneing against and who their carry is. As I said in a previous post, there is no "best" guide or "buy items in this exact order" to win strategy. You need to analyze your opponents, their play-style, their item purchases, their aggressive/passive nature and adjust your build order accordingly.
If you just blindly build your item set each game, you will win some and you will lose some. That's a fact. Hence why almost every player has roughly 50% w/l ratios (give or take). I always build against my laneing opponents for my first item, until I determine who their carry is. It's not always Yi, or Ashe. They may perform poorly and say Rammus is doing really well. You need to keep tabs on how team-fights progress and shop accordingly.
Blind purchasing, or DPs syndrome as it's been commonly called on these forums, is at the heart of why some people say a specific guide "sucks". Have fun playing, it's a game. =)