Originally Posted by Warrrrax
People seem to like her, so Id love to be educated as to what makes her so good and how to use her. Thanks.
For starts, do NOT build RoA on her. Sorry but as much as the item is good on AP, you're better off rushing Deathcap rather than rushing this.
My build always begins with Prospector's Ring, Boots, and 2 Red Sodas (
Build her boots according to the enemy team's composition: If you see a ton of AD and a Xin, go with Tabi boots. A lot of CC or AP? Go Merc Treads.
From here, you can build according to what you like. I generally rush Cap because it syncs perfectly with her shield and gives a bigger boost than anything. A lot of people state that Void Staff puts out more damage so get this over Deathcap, but I'm highly inclined to state that while it does provide +40% Magic Penetration, it provides 110 (at the very minimum) less AP than the Deathcap, which means you have a weaker shield, weaker passive, and weaker abilities at general, and you'll still be squishy regardless to if you rushed Void Staff over Deathcap once that shield dropped or you get CC'd. Build a void staff ONLY when the enemy begins to build MRes (preferably after you build a Deathcap).
From here, you can do your spec how you want. I prefer to nuke, so I get Deathfire Grasp (since with Deathcap you can do an easy 40% of their health in damage before you even land your Q>R>W Combo), followed by Lich Bane, then depending on the enemy team comp another CDR or Defensive item (usually FH or Athene's fits well).
My build goes:
Merc Treads (or Ninja Tabi boots, or even Sorc shoes if you can play aggressively without any needed defense)
Frozen Heart, Void Staff, or Athene's Unholy Grail**
** = Items can be interchanged in terms of building order based on if more defense is needed than offense, and if more Armor or MPen is needed.
This is just my nuke build, usually even without Void Staff I can usually burst down someone with one combo. I usually don't ever feel the need to build a Rylai's because so long as I'm able to ult to them they're usually dead or running away (at which that's what her E is for), but I definitely would say build it if you need it (it's all personal preference).
Then again, I usually only play bot. Some use Nashor's Tooth up top, I personally think it sucks in terms of damage output (In comparison to getting it over Deathfire Grasp, you're trading out -15 AP + another nuke that synergizes perfectly with her initiating combo for 10% more CDR, +10 mana regen, and 50% AS that at level 18 effectively reduces the number of hits needed for her passive to hit from 3 to about 2.7 which isn't big at ALL)