## Why you need Void staff as your second main item as an AP mid

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 JaggiJumper4 years ago#1 http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/16xpd4/armor_shred_azubu_frost_vs_gambit_example/c80d4qzSomeone did that math once, but I can't find it (might have been on astream). With targets around 70-80 ormore mr, purchasing void staff will domore damage than deathcap (all whilebeing ~1000g cheaper). Having 70+ mris nearly a certainty with the additionof bulwark. If you aren't fitting a voidstaff into your builds somewhere, youneed to re-evaluate them.EDIT FOR PROOF : I just did the mathout for a level 11 Syndra (maxingR>Q>W>E), who has one of thehighest burst ratios in the game. Ieven padded it in her favor by givingher 5 balls out for her ult (to give herhigher ratios). Here are thecalculations:Full burst combo: 230(.6) + 160(.7) +70(.4) + 675(1)Simpler Form: 1135(2.7)100AP from runes/masteries/doransor whateverDeathcap ((100 + 120) * 1.25 = 275AP)Voidstaff (170AP) + 35% penDC Pre Resistances : 1135 + (2.7 * 275)= 1887.5VS Pre Resistances : 1135 + (2.7 * 170)= 1594DC Damage With 80MR : 1887.5 *(100/(100 + 80)) = 1048.61VS Reduction with 80MR: 80 * .65 = 52VS Damage with 80MR: 1594 * (100/(100 + 52)) = 1048.68Voidstaff wins by a fraction, whilebeing 1000g cheaper. It also scalesbetter per additional AP thandeathcap (35% pen vs 25% additionap), while also scaling againstresistances (if the enemies buy moremr). I left out pen from runes andmasteries, though if people want Ican do it with those too.TL;DR : EVEN ON HIGH SCALING AP CHAMPIONS, VOID STAFF DOES MORE DAMAGE, SCALES BETTER, AND IS SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER THAN DEATHCAP.So basically, AP mid build = boots+big item->void staffI like boots+deathcap+void staff, as every bit of AP after that core gets amplified by Void and Deathcap so the gold efficiency is amazing.http://www.youtube.com/TimMH3LoL IGN: I Am Zyra. Aphoristic (12:31): all you do is b**** RenamonFOX4 years ago#2Or you can get a haunting guise for even less money, and not have a wasted slot for enemies that haven't built MR yet.Nobody has a larger "Ignored Users" list than I do. SoraOwnsAll4 years ago#3From: RenamonFOX | #002Or you can get a haunting guise for even less money, and not have a wasted slot for enemies that haven't built MR yet.and abyssal (if against ap mid) / sorc shoes."I'm no hero, never was, never will be. I'm just an old killer hired to do some wet work." - Solid Snake. bobguydude14 years ago#4SoraOwnsAll posted...From: RenamonFOX | #002Or you can get a haunting guise for even less money, and not have a wasted slot for enemies that haven't built MR yet.and abyssal (if against ap mid) / sorc shoes.that more goes to close range casters though, like swain.YOU BROKE RNG!!?!?!?!?!?!? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!- insane_pyro74 Jay_Xee4 years ago#5I usually get it second anyway. I like the (false) sense of security it gives me, particularly with Lux...
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