Want to start buying wards, need advice.

#1pozertronPosted 2/2/2013 5:51:43 AM
never used wards before since i only played vs A.I.

Need help understanding something.


There are 2 kinds of wards that i saw~

1) 1 time use
2) Rechargeable

Whenever i look at YT gameplay vids, people always buy the ones that are 1 time use.

Aren't rechargeable wards better since you don't have to buy new ones all the time?
#2ZileanPosted 2/2/2013 5:59:02 AM(edited)
The sightstones both give you a set of placeable "one-time use" green wards. You're only able to place two before the earliest one placed is replaced, however, but the amount you have is refilled when you return to the fountain.
If you're a support, work towards trying to get it but don't hog your gold if you're back to fountain without enough to purchase the stones. If you're anybody else, purchase the one-time use ones and place them. The support isn't the only one who should be warding the map.
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#3LithspPosted 2/2/2013 6:01:19 AM
Sightstone is amazing. You should definitely be picking it up.
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#4MonkeymooXDPosted 2/2/2013 6:03:34 AM
Its something like 700 gold for sightstone.
At 75 gold per ward, thats 10 wards you have to place to make up the cash. Typically only the support places that much in a game.
#5ZileanPosted 2/2/2013 6:05:04 AM
From: MonkeymooXD | #004
700 gold



It's 925 now
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#6user420Posted 2/2/2013 6:06:59 AM
Sightstone is a waste of gold. The wards don't last as long, you can only place 2 at a time, and they're only green wards.

I stopped getting it because I found myself buying regular wards on top of the sightstone when I played support. Maybe if ruby sightstone gave pink wards it'd be worth it.
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#7ZileanPosted 2/2/2013 6:09:06 AM
Or maybe if it gave more hp/placed wards.

It was worth it before the gold increase but now I'm slightly iffy on it. I still might buy it but only on supports now.
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#8DualitypainPosted 2/2/2013 6:09:14 AM
MonkeymooXD posted...
Its something like 700 gold for sightstone.
At 75 gold per ward, thats 10 wards you have to place to make up the cash. Typically only the support places that much in a game.


It also gives a ruby crystal's worth of health as well. Current cost is 950, then you subtract the ruby crystal's amount and you're left with 475. 475/75 = 6.3~, meaning you need to place 7 wards for it to be worth it. If you're a jungler or a support, then this item is still a great one.
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#9Black_AssassinPosted 2/2/2013 6:12:28 AM(edited)
user420 posted...
The wards don't last as long

[citation needed]

you can only place 2 at a time, and they're only green wards.

How is this a problem?

I stopped getting it because I found myself buying regular wards on top of the sightstone when I played support. Maybe if ruby sightstone gave pink wards it'd be worth it.

Did you buy HoG in the past as a support?

Because from a support's point of view, sightstone is superior in terms of gold generation, if you ward actively.
#10Reaper_MinionPosted 2/2/2013 6:41:29 AM
From: user420 | Posted: 2/2/2013 5:06:59 PM | #006
Sightstone is a waste of gold. The wards don't last as long, you can only place 2 at a time, and they're only green wards.

I stopped getting it because I found myself buying regular wards on top of the sightstone when I played support. Maybe if ruby sightstone gave pink wards it'd be worth it.


Err, Sightstone wards last 3 minutes just like any normal ward.

It can be upgraded so you can place 3 wards at a time.
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