Originally Posted by QuantumPrinciple
The biggest factor in this 4 BC build is due to 3 factors:
1- the formula change to calculate Armor having the order changed (% is now counted before flat)
2- you only need 4 stacks of BC passive to account for the 30% reduction and a single player does have 6 slots
3- due to 1, any non-unique application of flat ArPen or ArRed will hurt a lot after % is calculated and BC has a non-unique ArPen
How to fix this:
1- Change the BC passive to: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion reduces their armor by 5% for 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to 6 times. - This is to fix the fact that having multiple BC each applying a stack allowed a single player to apply the 4 stacks in one swoop. With that change it is no more possible except if the player wants to stack 6 BC. Maybe even lower the % to 4%
2- Change the BC ArPen to +10 ArPen or even +5 ArPen
3- Change the BC ArPen to be a unique passive and therefore stacking BC will not allow you to gain from that flat ArPen more than once
I think the biggest issue due to the formula change is the easy application of 30% ArRed (which on a 300 armor player means instant 90 AR reduction benefiting everyone). I would actually change BC with 1- and 2- (with +10 ArPen) in the above change proposal. Using 3- would be a too big nerf to BC.
Yes I agree, some type of variation of those fixes at least. Making it a Unique passive is a deff. tho. Even if they make this item unique passive tho, its still really OP on champions like wukong that can deal consistant aoe physcal dmg, there team will have extremely reduced armor and its over at that point.
Originally Posted by PhreakInfinity
ok so, true damage is a thing now, pretty much everyone can do it. Who cares? It's an easy counter, don't buy armor, buy HP. Same for all true dmg, buy HP is the solution. And I tell you with these new items you so can buy hp and dmg at the same time, there is nothing to fear.
So Black Cleaver, AoE consistant dmg ult,HP Stacking? no problem Blade of the Ruined King. CC? no problem Scimatar Tenacity from Def mastery & Merc Treads, hard focus? no problem GA.