Explain to me this board's hatred of Rod of Ages

#1shadyelfPosted 2/5/2013 7:35:22 AM
A lot of people here seem to hate it and was just wondering why. I see it in a lot of guides and some tournament games. I don't like getting it past a certain point but early on I think it's a great item.
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#2djprofessork1Posted 2/5/2013 7:38:01 AM
it is the most cost efficient item for AP characters. No reason to hate on it.

The reason people hate is because of Catalyst. It offers no damage and the sustain is "meh" at best. People would rather have something like Dorans ring +Blasting wand for a much beefier early game.
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#3_HeXPosted 2/5/2013 7:39:13 AM
It's an excellent item on farm lane champions, but if you rush it on someone where you want to make plays as soon as possible it has little to offer in terms of that.
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#4Alpha218Posted 2/5/2013 7:39:15 AM
I don't like it on casters except ones with mana and potential durability issues. Mainly Kass and Anivia. Otherwise I will opt for Rylai's because it gives a lot of utility
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#5dennis941012Posted 2/5/2013 7:39:32 AM
how should I know
I build it on many casters
+ if you are REALLY ahead by 2k gold
rushing 2nd one makes you win the lane harder
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#6RedZarakiPosted 2/5/2013 7:40:26 AM
Doran's Ring is 80 HP, Catalyst is 200.

For mid lanes that care more about late game and farming (Anivia, Karthus, Ryze), Rod of Ages is awesome.

Less good on AP assassins, they would prefer the early Needlessly.
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#7dennis941012Posted 2/5/2013 7:41:13 AM
Kass
Zilean
Oriana (situational)
Zyra (situational)
Morgana
Aniva
Kass
Ryze
gragas
KArthus
Maokai
singed
Swain

benefits lot from it
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#8Alpha218Posted 2/5/2013 7:41:15 AM
From: dennis941012 | Posted: 2/5/2013 9:39:32 AM | #005
how should I know
I build it on many casters
+ if you are REALLY ahead by 2k gold
rushing 2nd one makes you win the lane harder

what
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#9Shadow_King56Posted 2/5/2013 7:44:26 AM
Only a select few casters need it, like Cho, Kass, and Anivia. It's wasted on everyone else. People hate on it because noobish players who don't know how to conserve mana rush it on every caster which leads them to do no damage all early-mid game. Can't tell you how many Ahri's I've seen with RoA
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#10SlaynPosted 2/5/2013 8:05:21 AM
One time I used my ult as Karthus with only a catalyst. Someone said "why did you cancel ult, karthus?" I was liek... I didn't cancel it, I have nearly 0 ap. `_`

And then you get people going "LOL karthus 20 ap wtf " while trying to build it. That is my only problem. If it takes a while to get it is horrible, but I mean you already got the catalyst... am I going to just abandon it halfway through?
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