Originally Posted by PuppyInMyHands
In regards to this specific item, I don't see myself buying this. As a support, I don't particularly value the hp5 stat and would prefer flat health. The mp5 stat is fine, but the Philosopher's Stone has always been sufficient for me.
Any early gold lead I can get usually goes into purchasing pink wards & flat health, so I can maintain a lead in lane. I guess if the upgrade cost were really low, I could consider buying it, but I'd much rather hold onto my Philosopher's Stone for an eventual Shurelyas Reverie than save 800 gold later to buy one again.
This, all the way. I really love the idea behind this item, I think the mechanics are pretty interesting, but I agree, the HP/5 stat is probably not very useful, especially to a number of supports who can heal themselves much more efficiently. (sona, soraka, taric, etc).
What would get me excited is if it could possibly build from a HoG + Faerie charm. And provide a flat +200HP, MP/5, and the stated passives.
That way supports would still be able to turn a philo into a reverie, which still seems like better value.