Originally Posted by Lameador
Do you use it on casters ? Is it worth it ?
I tend to play the following casters : Fiddlesticks, Ryze or Soraka.
I have the impression that it is a very cost effective item, but I can't decide with philosopher's stone (more regen). 25AP for 700 gold versus a pasive gold gain seems acceptable, but I see almost none taking this item.
Plus I fear that buying a gold item might get me killed or missing kills that I could have got with a straight power item.
What is your experience with the lucky pick ?
You dont need Philo stone nor Kage's ****py Pick (at least on the 3 champs you mentioned). Buy Saphire+potions or Ruby. Make catalist at 1st trip to base. Profit.
As for my experiecne - whenever I saw someone stacking this ****, they were a losing team 90%, with the exception of my friend playing Eve (though I already told him to get better items).
P.S. Heart Of Gold is actually good item. It gives armor/HP. Saw it in higher ELO games on many tanks. Avarice good on Pirate and new Tryndamere, they utilize cheap +crit chance very good. Kage's is a **** - 25 AP wont make your day, even if you have good AP ratios. Casters are fragile and need mana, catalist is best way to go, while gankers such as Eve will benefit more from fast Sheen/ 2nd boots. Philo stone - Chalice/Catalist > philo stone all day long.