Originally Posted by Suruga Monkey
Yeah, but AP AoE Corki is good all game. Physical Corki is only good end game after he is stacked - and even then I doubt the steady damage from gatling (1-trick pony much?) is comparable to his other skills pumped up with AP.
If you had to have some physical damage in your build which is beyond me atleast get Trinity Force or something.
Focusing damage to buff one of Corki's 4 awesome skills just makes little since especially when you could be playing a better range carry that uses all their skills to synergize with damage.
It's kind of like going DPS Kassius. You could do it but why?
New here? I don't know who Kassius is but theres no way you just compared a Atk based Corki to an Atk based Karthus or Kassadin.
These are Corki's AP coefficients:
Phosphorus Bomb 0.5
Missle Barrage 0.3
Those are some of the lowest of any hybrid champion. It takes 333 AP to just get 100 more damage to a missile and that's obviously before MR. You're realistically looking at 60-70 added damage even with some MR pen. His AP ratios for PBomb and Valk are slightly higher but those are situational abilities that are used to escape and protect as much as they are to kill.
After Corki's AP coefficients were nerfed like 3 patches ago, his highest damage ability definitely switched over to Gatling Gun. That's whats shredding people in team fights. You also are forgetting his passive and how powerful true damage is in this game.
Its not that a Atk based Corki doesn't rely on his AP based abilities to do damage. Its just very inefficient to try and increase their damage as opposed to his auto attack and GG damage.