Originally Posted by PhailRaptor
And then the rest of your kit will do basically nothing while your ult is on cooldown, largely invalidating the choice of playing Syndra at all.
Because you're never going to autoattack with 600 range.
Don't tell me what my raison d'etre is. If I want to play a mage with autoattacks, I will. It's not like having an infinite mana pool is at all detrimental to playing Syndra, and it's also not like Archangel's/Seraph's will increase my damage per spell by a comparable amount.
So you have a little bit less AP than you would have otherwise. In exchange, you're a lot more flexible, which is one of the purposes of playing Syndra. If you never intended to use a ToG item, well that's your choice, but don't pretend that there aren't advantages to doing so.