Originally Posted by FlyingFortress
i don't get what you want us to do riot. there's no way i can afford to get this early game! why would i even buy an item that gives me wards when its cheaper to buy wards and counterwards individually?
why do you insist on that god forsaken philo and wards start every. god. damn. time.
on every. god. damn. support.
you know it was nice, not having to worry about buying wards all the damn time. you just HAD them. and some health too, that was really nice. But i guess supports just aren't ment to have nice things.
The patch notes specifically stated that they wanted to make bottom lane more susceptible to ganks.
Now it will be an on-the-spot decision for you:
Do you rush a GP10 item first?
This is a good idea since you are thinking long term. But how often you're on normal and the game ends in a surrender?
Do you rush a Sightstone first?
The item was made more expensive, but it does give you more health now.
First off it used to be You plant 7 wards it's paid for itself. I can do that on 2 recalls.
It has a benefit unlike regular sight wards You can plant your 2, and you have 2 charges left, You need to recall, you're getting your ward count back, so you may as well drop a few wards then recall, you're still effectively having vision and again, drop 7 and it's paid for itself. You can place these things damn well carelessly in regards to position because if you need to you can just put another one elsewhere. recalling? drop a ward on your bush and leave.
Sightstone previously were borderline op since it was so cheap. you now gotta drop 13 wards (12.66~ wards) before it pays for itself. 21 wards (20.66~) when we talk about the Ruby Sightstone.
You're gonna be warding alot, the sightstone will make you be able to ward on the spot when you need to, instead of worrying about running out of wards or wasting money, you can just worry about NOW and plant wards NOW and you're a recall away from getting all of them back immediately.
Its a significant investment and considering how much money you stop THEM from getting when they gank you, yeah it's all good.