Originally Posted by Morello
We should be happy for this. MBR was a trap item - it is never, in any circumstances, the buy, as any character or against any opponent. If you were building this item, you've been weaker each game as a result. Same with Ionic spark (except maybe for Shen or Kayle).
I doubt it's the real reason. imo riot team couldn't buff madred because it would be very op.
I'm pretty sure the real reason is madred was actually a pretty strong item, but too many players considered it weak so they prefered to remove the item instead of buffing an already strong item.
That's like dfg, dfg was completly unused. it totally didnt deserved the buff because of how strong it was, but look, now it is weaker than prebuff and is still bought by a lot of people.