Originally Posted by Samizul
I typically build as much damage and armor pen as I can on him. I've tried cutlass to stack a little more damage onto his ult combo, but it's not worth the extra 150, especially since it doesn't have a great build path.
My normal build is pretty glass canon: Boots 1 -> Doran's -> Brutalizer -> Ionian Boots - >BFSword/Bloodthirster->Last Whisper. I haven't seen a lot of mages on PBE so I don't often work Maw into the build but whenever I see danger from a caster I go for that.
On TT I of course grab Van Damm's.
I rarely auto with him so I don't see an advantage to getting any crit items - He's an AD caster who has a good single auto attack, but doesn't have a lot of good AA damage after the passive goes off.
Actually, right now since it is still season 2 and is before all those juicy new changes, he is better off built as a bruiser with a Brutalizer. He has enough poke and sustained damage to justify it, but building like Ionian/Mercs Brut->Yomuu's FroMa Maw BT and then fill in 6th item here, he is tanky enough to jump in, cripple the carry and live.