Originally Posted by Xypherous
A little bit - However, AD carries themselves weren't contributing as much damage to the team as before - it was simply that the entire team was dealing more damage as a unit.
Carries that built both LW/BC are relatively rare - mostly because that build has no AS/Crit/LS or anything - so most carries only had the 40% armor pen compared to the 46% armor pen they had before. However, since everyone on the team did physical damage, including towers - damage as a whole crept up far too high.
ADC's yeah won't build both BC and LW besides MF, but you had renek's, pants, Lee's, Talon's, Zed's, Kha all doubling the items or back when the flat stacked they'd put 2 on. The build was absolutely dominating on MF, who has since stopped with the nerfs. The ADC itself probably had only around 42% but you have over proliferation of armor shred in a game. Way more then you seen in season 2 and with the new formula it destroyed all the balance you had.
I mean you have an ADC sitting on like 43%+5+innate from champions+ BC. I think this is mainly a problem with how much armor shred is in the game as of right now. A lot of the main champions played all have good armor shred abilities. I think we're facing over saturation more then anything.