Originally Posted by Ahlen
There are better items to build early and to fill item slots.
Like.....Haunting Guise? Chalice of Harmony? Evil Codex? Glacial Shroud?
There's only so much you can build before you're just getting plain components like blasting rod, giant's belts, chain vest, or the like. Hextech Sweeper was and is still invaluable for the unique combination of stats it provides (and even more so with the movement speed) and the active, which is incredibly powerful even without the retardedly OP passive it has now. It's still going to be a very good midgame item (and Dominion is all about midgame items), just not a must-buy on every mage/support/tank every because the passive anymore.