Originally Posted by Rawrful
Wow, don't knock Zekes until you try it. I buy it on junglers pretty often, and it blows my team away how good it is. It is an AoE Vamp Scepter+dagger for your entire team in a teamfight. It is worth it just for the bonus on your phys carry, and it gets even more crazy if your team is bruiser heavy.
Really, it is cost efficient for just the stats on a single champion. Look at what it gives, HP+Lifesteal+AttackSpeed+CDR. It is a perfect item for bruisers and supports.
It's cost efficient for what the carrier gets, but the carrier is more often a Support that doesn't care nearly as much as someone else about the AS boost or the Life Steal.
Also, 20% AS is virtually meaningless unless your ADC doesn't have an AS steroid like Vayne or something. Even then, it's entirely likely that you're just getting a piddly 5% DPS increase or something weak like that. No, the only notable benefit to the aura is the 12% Life Steal, which helps your bruiser and carry (and, to a lesser extent, your tank) sustain a push better.