Originally Posted by Abdelazar
Trinity first is good for more mid-game
Except it isn't a good mid-game.
Comparing Trinity versus Sheen + Bloodthirster and assume it is a level 10 Ezreal.
Roughly 39 more damage on a Trinity Force proc versus a Sheen proc. But Bloodthirster has about 30 more AD at minimum and 70 AD if you are farming it up.
Realistically, the damage on your Q between the two is roughly the same or better with Bloodthirster + Sheen.
Plus, the flat AD is better because Ezreal does have to autoattack a bit. You will just end up doing more damage in trades.
Can you play Ezreal by only kiting with your Q so you never have to autoattack? Sure, but you aren't really fulfilling the role of the AD Carry anymore. Though I'm pretty sure your Q damage would still be better with Sheen + Bloodthirster.
And if you are really good at farming, then Phage + Bloodthirster does comparable Q damage to Trinity Force rush. And of course better damage if autoattacking.
Ultimately, the problem with a Trinity Force rush is that the Zeal component really doesn't give useful stats. Your Q can't crit and your autoattacks still won't do much damage with so little AD.
Maybe you can do a Phage + Sheen + BF sword path or something... But straight Trinity Force rush isn't better sustained damage or poke damage. And not very useful for teamfights as an AD Carry.
Actually, now that I think about Phage + BF Sword is under 3k gold and gives 63 AD, the health, and the slow proc...maybe a Sheen + Phage + BF thing can work. Limits your Doran's though if you also want a Vamp Scepter.