Originally Posted by Phreak
LVD's pillager is not an AD caster item. This isn't good for Pantheon or Talon. Pantheon and Talon want more damage and more armor penetration.
HP/CDR/SV are bruiser stats. It's good for Darius and Riven.
I understand why this new item doesn't have armor pen, but I don't understand why you actually LOSE something by upgrading it. There will be situations where your damage with the recipe items will actually be more than when you have the full thing, and that doesn't make any sense to me.
The only other thing llike this I can think of is the upgrading of Madreds Bloodrazors, where you lose the bonus magic damage to minions proc, but as Kitae's Bloodrazors show us that part of the item is really just there to increase the cost, not to ad any sort of viable AD or armor. At best, it means you an get the claws early for farming and make them lategame Bloodrazor, but you can't say the same about brutaliser to the LVDP, because armor pen is needed more and more as time goes by, not less and less (such as the ability to lasthit, burst boss mobs and jungle faster with madreds claws).
If anything, some of the LVDP's damage could be lowered and replaced with the armor pen from the brutaliser. That way, assuming the enemy has the same armor as before, you'll be doing the same damage that you would be doing with the current LVDP, but if the situation arises that you need the armor pen more or less there there will actually be a factor for that.