Originally Posted by Legernium
Removing FoN just makes any heavy AP god mode. Stupid
Not really. I've been able to drain-tank champions like Akali and Katarina with Maw+Wits+Merc Treads, which is a cheap enough build I can complete it in Dominion. I mean, if you want to focus on anything besides pure MR there are plenty of options available to fit in any build. You just have to get 2-3 MR items to counter AP now, rather than 1.
The problem with FoN is more the other way around - if you picked it up on any bruiser or tank you were pretty much god mode as far as AP champions were concerned - especially if the AP in question was burst-heavy (which is pretty much always).
I mean, consider how AP scales. You mostly just have AP, which only really stacks with AP. CDR doesn't help much if you're burst-heavy because you dump your load at once, and Magic Penetration wasn't available in enough items to really be considered an additional multiplyer. With AD you have attack speed and critical strikes - and CDR and Armor Penetration help as well (and armor penetration was available enough to really count - season 2 Black Cleaver offered up to 45, and you could get 25 with runes). Hence armor being available in massive chunks, were magic resistance is not.