An interesting forum post which I`d like to share in this forum; regarding AP casters in the jungle.
Forest Tome (1000g)
Amplifying Tome (435g) + Cloth Armor (300g) + 265g = 1000g [Madred`s Razor`s price]
30 Ability Power [up from 25]
UNIQUE Active: Reduces the Attack Speed of a neutral monster by 30% for 8 seconds. 15 second cooldown.
The reason behind the active is so that it only affects junglers, just like Wriggle`s
A Madred`s Razor type of Passive would be too strong for spammable champions such as Karthus or Cassiopeia.
What do you think of this item? Is it too strong or too weak? Better to have a Passive or Active? Constructive criticism is appreciated!
I think this would be a little buff to AP junglers.
This item is the AP equivalent of Madred`s Razer, while this next item is similar in equivalent to Madred`s Bloodrazor, it is not necessary, but I`ll add it here anyway.
Nature`s Staff (2760g)
Forest Tome (1000g) + Amplifying Tome (435g) + Chain Vest (700g) + 565g = 2700g
60 Ability Power
55 Armor [12 less than Chain Vest+Forest Tome]
UNIQUE Aura: Increases the Armor of nearby allied champions by 12
This will be the third item after Forest Tome and Zhonya`s Hourglass to provide Armor and Ability Power, which many players really would like. However, this isn`t too necessary for AP junglers.
Many issues in creating an AP jungling item are:
- Spellvamp would defeat the point of previous nerfs
- A Wriggle`s proc would be too beneficial to Cassiopeia, Karthus, etc.
- AOE would also be confusing to combine with Wriggle`s procs
- Making sure it wouldn`t be too strong in lane
Looking forward to a constructive discussion on this
Looking forward to new ideas too