Originally Posted by Medusa264
I feel that since there is an early life-steal item for AD champions that there should be an item of similar quality for AP casters. The lifesteal on the AD champions early on gives them more lane sustainability while the AP casters are almost left in the dust.
Feel free to comment or leave an opinion below
Early spell vamp would not be a great idea. While it might be thought of as a good idea, there are problems. First problem
is that ANYONE can use Spell Vamp if they have a skill that does not say it activates OHEs (on-hit effects). Lifesteal, as an on-hit effect, affects those skills and auto attacks, while spell vamp affects EVERYTHING else (unless the spell is a 100% passive OHE). Warwick, Fiddlesticks, Morgana, Pantheon, Renekton, Kassadin, Ryze, Annie...I can see SINGED liking this idea, just run around the minions and he sustains himself with his purple clouds of ninja-smoke. Second problem
is, as Wolf said, it would change a bunch of item recipes and change the overall balance of the game itself, it would take at least 2 patches without any new champions and very little otherwise balance to make this work, seeing as Spell Vamp interacts with at least 1 skill on every champion.
Originally Posted by BroMumbles
Yeah, no. Casters don't have it because they're at a distance.
While it's true that Ranged DPS benefit from Vampiric Scepter, there are 2 I can think of who have a longer auto attack range than the average skill cast range: Caitlyn and Kogmaw during BAB.