Originally Posted by Panwar
Why CDR? Even with better energy regen he still goes OOE fairly quickly, and his abilities are already on pretty short CD's. I was almost always waiting on energy and not on CD's.
Also why does everyone want to build him as tanky dps and not full tank?
I just build Randuins, FoN, Aegis, Merc Treads, and was going for a Ryalais for more health and a slow on Q. I was very tanky, had great map presense, and reduced damage to my teammates through a use of Q, and E.
Global ults are my favorite thing on Dom. There is just a good feeling knowing that "Hey I'm taking care of business down here, but I'm keeping my eye on you Wind Mill and I will be there if you need me". It's why I like playing GP and Karthus so much.
I simply chose cdr in my demonstration to not impact the results greatly for or against HP% quints. I could have been an ******* and been like herpderp HP/lvl glyphs, and skewed the results more in the favor of HP% quints, then been called out on it, invalidating my entire post. The point of the post is simply HP% quints are strong, especially with hp/lvl seals, and that's all I wanted to show. Use whichever glyphs you like, but I think I still might try cdr glyphs due to how gamebreaking his ult is.
I think people are looking to itemize for attackspeed and triggering his passive because he's so incentivized to get attackspeed. More attacks=more Ki strikes=more energy returned=more utility throughput and since you're already stacking health Ki Strike hurts, so why not? It's quite a well known fact that tanks still need damage to prove a threat and a viable target, otherwise they're largely ignoreable(exceptions are tanks with overwhelming amounts of cc, Ali, Leona). This was actually one of the main points that made Shen initially fall out of viability, when they changed how much damage his Q and Ki Strike did.
Personally I'm not so sure about Trinity and I think people are just trying Malady etc for fun, but I agree I would run something more like Rylias, Randiuns, possibly Wit's End over Fon, maybe Abysal, with mercs.