Originally Posted by Raikou
Do they have enough HP that early to make it worth it though?
Do they have enough armor that early to make it worth it?
I start with around 30-40 armor and it builds up quickly. 40% of that...doesn't bother me at all, by the time Zhao could afford it..
Not to mention, Maldred's has 20 more AD than the LW does. With your passive armor pen you should have from runes, you'd likely benefit from Maldred's more than LW.
Also consider that I happen to play Cho'gath. Feast is perfectly countered by Madred's.
By the time Zhao gets LW, enemies likely have 1k HP, more if they're tanks. And this is random guessing. 4% of that is 40 damage, though it's reduced some by MR i believe.
The question is if that boost matches LW or beats it. I feel it would beat it, as few people stack MR early, especially against Zhao.
They see Zhao they think "OMG stack armor!"
Instead of stacking armor pen in response, get Madred's.