Originally Posted by maxusmaximus
are you not reading this wrong? the shield is 50 (+10 per lvl) on each person. the shield is unique so only 1 cast of it will be used at one time. obviously against teams with heavy aoe its going to be very strong... if they are focusing one person it will be no more of a shield than say supports such as janna can provide. obviously you can try and chain it but i dont think it will stop them hammering that person down. 1150 dmg to one person is not that hard to achieve. i could be reading it wrong but the UNIQUE: active seems like only one can be cast at a time.
The unique active means a single player cannot purchase two Lockets and then fire both off. They will have a shared cooldown. Outside of consumables, pretty much every active item ability works like this. You can't grab six Deathfires and mow someone down with them, you can't have six Wriggle's pumping out wards on SR, etc. Shields from multiple sources already do stack, so multiple players with a Locket should work.
The health portion of the locket is worth 792 gold, and the armor portion is worth about 544 gold, for a net worth of about 1336 gold in stats. (using ruby crystal and chain vest as barometers) For an item of this price, that's not very good. And since the HP5 aura is largely turds in Dominion, that active needs to be worth ~915 gold just to break even.
The strength of the shield is a bit difficult to judge. To put it in perspective, summoner Heal (with the augment mastery) at level 18 will heal yourself for 650 and nearby allies for 325. This shield is going to put a 230 point shield on everyone nearby. Assuming a 1 minute cooldown, that seems like it should be worth about 915 gold. You absolutely need to land it on multiple people, however, and it is much less effiecient prior to level 18. I think this item will overall get some
play on Dominion, but not as much as I can see it getting on Summoner's Rift. Especially since it upgrades out of Heart of Gold. Time will tell!
It should get a lot of mileage in Dominion - it fits so nicely on this map. But it of course comes down to whatever the price on it is. And it will almost certainly aura stack, as that would require changes to their core aura coding. Very doubtful they do that for one item.