Originally Posted by Guinsoo
We increased the AoE size recently. Have you tried it in the last patch or so?
Do you actually take tiamat when you play? if so under what context?" because with its cost/benefit ratio I never find myself wanting to take tiamat, and maybe there is something I am missing but it is just really expensive for what it grants.
the way I see the item is that it is basically a farming tool with a nice early game medley of stats. problem being that the medley isn't much better than the items its built out of, its a dead end item, and its farming capabilities are outshined by the razor.
I get that it is not an endgame item, ergo it is actually half as expensive since you are meant to be selling it back later in the game. the problem is that it is still hard to get it into an early game build without putting your necessary items on the back burner.
people have suggested giving it a higher AoE, which I am not entirely in support of, when I have taken this item just to fiddle with it, the splash damage frequently just softens minions up for my own minions to get the kill rather than getting it myself. What I see being the most beneficial is making it cheaper (and then you get less from selling it obviously) or an alternate build out of other commonly taken early game items. (ex. make it build out of phil. stone, or sheen or what have you)