Originally Posted by Kari Arisu
It also doesn't stack well.
I can't build 5 Sanguine Blades and receive the same effect as I would with 5 Bloodthirsters.
Might not sound important, but I've always wanted to run 5 BTs on Riven in ARAMs, but it's impossible. Stacking Sanguines is not worth it, and there's no similar options.
This is something I don't understand, no matter what item it is. The stacking of items is rather focused, on just one stat, and it leaves all other stats extremely low. IE: 5 BT's=500 AD and 100% lifesteal. It also means, 1 stun and a quick focus and you are completely useless.
Second point, Sanguine blade doesn't punish the carry, as in three seconds in a fight is enough to stack it, completely. The item was intended to work with the faster gameplay of Dominion and TT, rather than the farming style of SR. This works to grant a carry massive boosts to damage, without taking 4 minutes to stack it to full. TT isn't SR, and the two styles were different even before the change, but are now even farther apart in difference of the playing styles.