Originally Posted by RiotNome
Let's talk about this item. How often is it purchased? How is its buildup? What would be the ramifications if it were removed?
Generally I don't see it used very often. I see oracles get a lot more play from AD or ASPD champs when countering stealth. (So long as the oracle purchasers don't just feed hard, it doesn't seem to slow them getting their builds out).
I play Talon and a few other stealth champions a lot on the Crystal Scar and I have to say I don't feel like I see ADCs or other ASPD champs building it very often to counter me.
Conversely, I find few AD champs I play can incorporate it into their builds without suffering ill effects (though I play a lot of AD casters and not ASPPD).
I personally don't like the buildup of the item. Buying the odd long sword or re curve bow doesn't feel beneficial to AD or ASPD champs in and of themselves. Trying to get a Lightbringer out sometimes feels like its slowing the rest of the build down.
I don't think it would be missed if it were removed per se, but ADs need some kind of stealth detection. Would love to see Grez's Lantern or variation of it on the Crystal Scar.
...This all might be moot depending which of the new S3 items make it to Dominion.