Discussion of Ravenous Hydra

#1DoctorEggmanPosted 12/14/2012 6:13:36 AM(edited)
This item is... interesting, to say the least. It gives you a 1.0 AD Nuke if you're up close to your target, can AoE nicely (and lets you AoE more off autos), and has a good chunk of AD and lifesteal. What do you think of this item? Who would you build it on?

I gave it a test drive on Talon, and having an extra nuke is nice. At least, It was better than Sanguine Blade (this was on PG), IMO. BT may be better just for sheer damage, but all you have to do is push a button and you get a free autoattack worth of damage in an AoE. Is BT really better?

My only gripe is that there is a little wasted gold on regen.

Who else do you think this item is really good on? Shyv? GP?

Ravenous Hydra (Melee Only)
Cost: 400 (Builds out of Vampiric Scepter and Tiamat), total cost 3500.
+75 Attack Damage
+15 Health Regen per 5 seconds
+10% Life Steal

Passive: Damage dealt by this item works with Life Steal.
UNIQUE Passive - Cleave: Your attacks deal up to 60% of your Attack Damage to units around your target - decaying down to 20% near the edge.
UNIQUE Active - Crescent: Deals up to 100% of your Attack Damage to units around you - decaying down to 60% near the edge - 10 second cooldown.
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#2CovenantPosted 12/14/2012 6:22:22 AM
Nobody. Splash is dumb unless you're splashing ludicrously large numbers multiple times.

Actually, it's still dumb then because it is so easily countered.
#3XcaIIionPosted 12/14/2012 6:28:05 AM
good on fiora
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#4link0099Posted 12/14/2012 6:29:07 AM
build it on olaf.

seriously, it hurt so hard
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#5DiplomacySCPosted 12/14/2012 6:29:55 AM
I build it to split push with Shyvana. It incidentally makes her eat a jungle camp somehow even faster.
#6Chrikke666Posted 12/14/2012 6:30:19 AM
I've got a theory it's pretty good on Darius jungle, but it's just so expensive.
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#7Rising ChaosPosted 12/14/2012 6:38:25 AM
I built one in my bot game for first win yesterday and was rather annoyed at how slow the animation is on the active. It's like Riven or Renekton W where it has an unusually long casting delay, I guess.
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#8Noblesse_Posted 12/14/2012 6:54:32 AM
Not viable for high play. But it does bring some hilarious things to the table with Sword of the Dive + anyone with an attack reset.

Tried it out on Vi on the PBE server with bots. Quite funny popping Hydra + Sword + E x2. Cleaves + E splash damage + crit damage. Wut?
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#9DoctorEggman(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2012 6:56:59 AM
Rising Chaos posted...
I built one in my bot game for first win yesterday and was rather annoyed at how slow the animation is on the active. It's like Riven or Renekton W where it has an unusually long casting delay, I guess.


I've heard that the casting time is faster if you have more attack speed. Just a rumor, though.
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#10happyscrub1Posted 12/14/2012 6:59:24 AM
DoctorEggman posted...
gave it a test drive on Talon


This is where you failed... HARD
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