Originally Posted by Dmitri212
Did you just say that Riot doesnt like to mirror items??
B.F. sword and Needlessly large rod
Pickaxe and blasting wand
Infinity edge and death cap
frozen mallet and crystal scepter
last whisper and void staff
black clever and malady
manamune and archangels staff
BF/NLR/Pick/Wand are just as much copies of each other as they are of Chain Vest, Negatron Cloak, Cloak of Agility, Giant's Belt, Sapphire Crystal and Longbow. EXTREMELY OBVIOUS HINT: They're not. Every stat has a base item so that it can build into others. They are not "copies" of each other.
Infinity Edge vs Deathcap: No, these are not copies of each other. While they are the systemic equivalents of each other, they are not mirrors.
Mallet vs Scepter: No, these are not copies either. Want to know the difference? One is survivability and damage with a slow that helps offensively and defensively, and the other is survivability, a slow that helps more offensively than defensively, and some damage tacked on.
Whisper vs Void Staff: Okay, yes, these two are similar enough to call mirrors. However, they both are NECESSARY mirror items. Without them, AP and AD could not beat fully built tanks ever.
Cleaver vs Malady: Umm...Well, I guess they're close enough too. But again, they're a necessity.
Manamune vs Archangel's: Also mirrors, also necessary.
Riot does not directly mirror two items without them being necessary. Even when they do, like in the case of Mallet and Scepter, they don't usually end up being used in the same scenarios, or having the same effect.
I'm glad you didn't go so far as to call Madred's Bloodrazor and Deathfire Grasp mirrors, but all the same, you either picked items that weren't mirrors, or were necessary mirrors. Wriggles is not to be mirrored, because (a) AP junglers don't need help with their jungle speed/sustain, and (b) AP can use 3 of the GP10s, while AD usually only can use 1, maybe 2 if they scale with Ghostblade or want Randuin's for some odd reason.