Originally Posted by RiotNome
I'm going to leave the penetration aura the same for S3 patch. We'll adjust after based on feedback.
Not a fan of Thornmail personally. It's either a trap or too good.
Why not make a mini-version that is stronger if a Taunted target hits you? Like so:
Builds from Longsword+Cloth Armor+Chain Vest (S3 stats)
Returns a flat amount of magic damage per level to autoattackers who attack you. This effect is multiplied against targets that autoattack you while Taunted.
The main idea is to essentially fill the itemization gap Thornmail leaves (namely, a nice damage item for Taunters/armor scalers.) Stats are optimized to give Rammus 25 AD, just like old Thornmail did.