Originally Posted by All The Virtues
Tiamat. 50% physical, 35% ranged. BOOM, you die.
How about a formula? In order to be available, you have to be a ranged character. Then you get this equation:
650 - current range, then an additional 25 points of range per every 50 remaining. Ashe gets a 50 point range boost, Sivir gets a 112.5 point range boost. That puts Ashe at 600, Sivir at 537.5, and Cait at 650 (normal). Ashe may not want a silly 50 points of range, but EVERY SIVIR wants that 112.5.
Umm, first, Tristana and Kog'maw both get longer range than Caitlyn. Thus would exist an item with a negative stat. Riot doesn't like negative stats on items (yes I know nobody would be dumb enough to buy this after figuring out it reduces their range, but I still have to point it out).
Second, as previously stated, THERE IS NO WAY to classify items by character class. The tags are there for player benefit, to the game they mean nothing. To the player, they mean "This champ does better played this way" but even that's open to interpretation (AP Alistar instead of Tank, AP Yi instead of DPS, AD Annie instead of AP...).
EDIT: Third, Ashe has a base 600 range.