Originally Posted by FeralPony
We won't be doing Synergy as there are a few issues with it that Morello talked about in a previous post. Most of the gold pressure reduction is going to be outside the mastery changes through a number of smaller adjustments (gold flow changes, items like the Sight Stone Xypherous revealed earlier etc).
The one mastery we are adding specifically gold related in Utility is a mastery called "Pickpocket" that grants gold upon attacking an enemy champion. This will allow active supports a bit more gold while harassing their opponents, while also being useful for other character types that spec into deep into Utility.
It looks insanely useless for a support like Soraka.
She's so squishy that she will never be able to use it properly.
To not be squishy she needs gold, but to get gold she needs to hit the other support/ADC but she can't do that because she's too squishy. See where this is going?
This mastery doesn't fix gold issue for squishy supports.