Originally Posted by JustinBlade
Do you realize this means that while you will have items that completely block SPELLS like Banshee's Veil, allowing out of combat passives like Boots of Mobility/Strut/Perseverance/Move Quick to stay on and blocking capture interrupt from casters, you're taking out it's equivalent for AUTO ATTACKS, DODGE, creating an imbalance and eliminating some tactics/build synergies and allowing a spell shield to stop a caster's like Annie/Brand's ulti, stun or spell combo but not the ability to dodge physical attacks like Tryn's or Xin Zhao's? How can you justify removing dodge when you have no problem with Spell Shields? If you want to change how dodge works that may be one thing but eliminating it is ridiculous. And don't go thinking spell shields need to go then, you're just eliminating different strategies from the game.
I have to agree kinda, fed mages with magic pen are not as scary as fed AD with armor pen + lifesteal (to counter thornmails) because if the whole opposing team buys banshees veils the mage has to either miss an important attack in their combo or wait for someone on their team to break the veils before they can do anything.
I never had a problem with dodge personally because of sword of the divine, if people complained about dodge without considering buying the anti dodge item then that is their fault.
I don't think this change will ruin the game but I remember having a lot of fun when phantom dancers had non unique dodge % and sword of the divine was in the game. If you were playing against people who had SotD and you were stacking phantoms you knew to avoid that person (if they were not a bad player).
So I hope this dodge removal will work into the other mechanics you have planned for the future (Example: Stealth rework) or something like that and it wasn't just taken out because people never build the item to counter the stat.
Just like no one buys Executioner's Calling (when I bring it up some people don't even know what it is) even though it is a cheap item with decent crit + decent life steal and a healing reduction active that works like ignite. If I am fighting a Mundo and im playing AD I always take EC.
So I look forward for what is coming in the future to see if this all ties together in some way.
EDIT: Also dodge was the only way to counter Vayne's silver bolts as a tank. I like playing tanks and I am frustrated when I see a Vayne on the other team who can take a % of my max hp as true dmg.. So I can't build hp to counter it and I can't build resistances to counter it.. So I hope you guys make an item that might help defend tanks against silver bolts.