Originally Posted by NeverNever
He can be built extremely tanky while still putting out a lot of damage.
why the **** does everyone keep parroting this?
he's not "EXTREMELY TANKY" he has almost no mitigation
over other casters, other then perhaps a Frozen Heart which isn't rushed.
Yes, he ends up with a slightly larger health pool, due to often building into RoA + Banshees by the end of the game, but he's still going to drop in 1.5 seconds againt any focus fire.
Plus his early game sucks now and his damage isn't amazing compared to other casters. I'd say Vlad & Karthus are strictly better in almost every way.