Gunblade is a lot of AD, and she gains bonus magic damage on AAs, so attacking fast means she hits like a truck (and can pop Q nearly instantly). CDR makes her ult come up at times where it wouldn't for non-CDR Akalis.
I agree, though, that it's hard to find an item to replace it. Gunblade/Rylai/Deathcap/Lich/GAkali is very strong (Substitute Zhonya and DFG as desired), but very energy-dependent. Going Nashor's would make her more AA-reliant, and while they do hit for a ton, and can hit very quickly, it may not be worth the sacrifice of her up-front burst.
Against a tanky team that can't be bursted as hard, though? It may be more viable. I'll have to math it out. --- If inflaton turns $3 into $0, then $6 turns into $3. -Orca
#6PainthawfPosted 2/6/2013 6:54:49 AM
Nashors is only good on AP Jax --- http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1555051/cle.gif http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1875n6uzefjuxgif/original.gif LOL IGN: Paintballreturns
#7Lord GrahfPosted 2/6/2013 7:37:12 AM
From: Painthawf | #006 Nashors is only good on Twisted Fate --- Not changing this sig until Walter Mondale is elected president. Currently Playing: Pepper II, Venture, Frogger
#8MagiaIcePosted 2/6/2013 7:38:00 AM
From: Painthawf | #006
Nashors is only good on AP Jax
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