Originally Posted by 3mptylord
If we're including champions that grant AD, then yes, Taric, Sona, Gangplank and Janna too (and probably others). But I was referring to damage modifiers specifically (i.e. Lacerate, Pix and ... whatever Nami's is called, Tidecaller's Blessing?).
"Hey, bruisers! Get in there with your tankiness and take my AD buff!" is exactly what I was aiming for - but in designed the kit to be more of a captain/commander. The point is they only get damage from Sivir if she has damage to give - and I think there's only one AD-support item. Sivir and her team benefit from Sivir building as a carry. Double ADC kill lanes would work, I don't deny it.
We aren't saying "Don't build AD." We're saying "Don't try and carry when you can support much better." It's like Gangplank: Sure, he's marked as a carry, but he just isn't. He's either a bruiser (a role new Sivir would handle nicely), or a support (a role new Sivir would handle GLORIOUSLY.) This new Sivir is a buffing machine, and wasting those buffs on your Mages and Tanks is, well, a waste. Having her support another AD carry? Having her drastically raise their damage output, rather than simply healing them when they do something stupid? We have an opportunity here for a startlingly effective new breed of support, and you're sitting here digging your heels in going "NO, SHE'S SUPPOSED TO CARRY A TEAM, SHE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO SUPPORT WITH HER BUFFS, NO!"
This Sivir design is more support than Gangplank, Zyra, and even most tanks. Having her bot lane with a Draven or Caitlyn would result in the enemy getting their asses handed to them, as Sivir blocks the enemy skillshot with her spell shield triggering rally and resulting in a hilarious backlash from her teammate as they proceed to mount the enemy's head on their wall from the damage buff and armor shredding. You being this closeminded and shortsighted about this completely boggles my mind. The fact that you didn't think that giving Sivir a bunch of teammate buffs wouldn't give her a more supportive role is completely incomprehensible. This Sivir would completely change the support metagame, and in a great way.