Hec becomes legitimately indestructible. He's the only guy who gets harder to kill when his teammates buy damage. Carry gets an infinity edge? You get tougher. Mid gets deathcap? You get tougher. It's hilarious.
Didn't you use to say he was an inferior skarner <_<
AND THEN SEASON 3 HAPPENED.
Hecarim wasn't amazing in S2. The "unkillable ganking tank that buys and spams sheen procs" was filled by Skarner. Then S3 hurt Skarner just a bit and Hecarim got buffed items that he loved.
I still found Hec very good in S2, they are different. Hec put out more damage, and his ult is AoE and has dash. Also ganks feel better. Not too impressive but I was 15-8 with Hec. I carried TONS of games. My skarner was 25-16 tho. Depends on team comps and enemy team. Skarner good if team feeds enemy AP or AD carry just try to grab him quick and hope team can do something. He is better in S3 I guess with homeguard but before FH + trinity was nice, now you only get IBG. Feels different, Trinity had that earlier slow from phage, and more mspd and lucky crit. + you got ot buy a FH for team. SV being a lot better is a biig bonus.