Originally Posted by Xypherous
The passive is mostly the same, with one key difference: Tear of the Goddess used to trigger on spellcasts; now it triggers when you spend Mana, including through the use of channeled effects. While these two effects are one and the same for most characters, any character that has a channeled effect that costs mana will now be able to use Tears to greater effect. Characters like Anivia and Karthus who were already excellent with Tear of the Goddess now have additional ways to trigger it, while some characters like Singed and Ashe will have a newfound ability to trigger Tear of the Goddess from their toggled abilities, opening up new item paths for those characters.
I must admit, this right here worries me a bit. I always assumed Tear didn't work with toggles to keep champion like Anivia and, more specifically, Singed from abusing it. I mean, with just a Rod of Ages and a Frozen Heart, you could have a somewhat hard to kill Singed right there... if he's allowed to stack a Tear, isn't there a worry about him becoming too much?