Originally Posted by Our Hero Niko
you know, deathfire is the mages counter to bulky dps...
why does no one ever use it?
30% + 3% per every 100 ap...
This too, DFG is one of the best caster items.
Unlike your suggestion it matches with the idea of an AP burst caster doing a lot of damage in a short time, and doesn't make things like cassiopeia and karthus arbitrarily powerful
The best counter to trynd would probably be GA, Thornmail, randuins, or mallet.
kite, make him kill himself, or come back after he rages and finish him.
The only problem you have that isn't solved in items people commonly forget about is the exp gain, which seems like a strategic issue if you're that far behind in levels that you'd pay to catch up.
If you want to punish trynd for hitting you, get a wardens mail, into randuins, it slows movement and attackspeed and will let you get away.