Originally Posted by Straynar
Sightstone is a **** item imho atm. Cost doesn't justify any gains. Limited number of wards that can be placed. A slight boost in HP (100 hp really?, common now). You're using up a slot to hold this limited use item.
It would be worth it if the price was right, stats were a lil different. Currently though it's an overpriced item for what you get.
People argue this but play games where you buy it, and others where you don't. You'll stop buying the Sightstone. Most people don't seem to upgrade it anymore too because that's not worth it at all people have found it seems.
People bought Heart of Gold and used the GP10 it provided, in tandem with Philo, to mainly buy wards and occasionally buy items.
Global GP5 got increased.
Sightstone and Ruby Sightstone provide an effective minimum GP10 of 8.4 and 10.4,towards wards, Health, ~and~ make it very undesirable for your enemy to buy pinks to get rid of your wards. (Only worth 10g, and it costs you almost nothing to simply replace them.)
How are they a bad thing again? 2/3 wards (150/225g) value at a time, and you can still buy more wards if you feel you need more coverage (Which you shouldn't, if you're rationing properly and pick up the occasional pink for major objectives)