BotRK on Jungle Vi?

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3 years ago#1
Feedback time!

I do not currently include BotRK in my jungle Vi build, which generally looks like:

Boots (Mercs or Swifties), Spirit of the Elder Lizard, Brut > Cleaver, Get Tanky/Situational

I really like Cleaver on my Vi- feels like an awesome item when you pick up an early kill or few, as it snowballs you really hard- and I don't feel like BotRk would have quite that same early snowball potential, but maybe.

If I were to buy the Blade- it would have to be after my spirit, and mean replacing cleaver with Blade. Because of her AA reset in E, I'm generally not a fan of Atk Speed items on Vi, and feel the old Blade (pre-improvement) was actually better for her. However, it seems like a fairly common item built on her.

I like the early baron potential it gives- but am not totally sold on losing that bit of HP/CDR that cleaver offers- along with the straight up "OK enemy jungler, lets duel and see who wins once you commit" that Cleaver gives... Once you get that 3rd apply of denting blows/cleaver stack on, the fight just swings so hard your way.

Should I look into replacing my brut/cleaver with cutlass/blade, or am I right in my original thinking.

PS. I kinda blow at using active items- so I feel like there is a 1/5 chance I'll just totally forget to use the active at some point. I *do* really like the early slow that cutlass gives though, I could see that securing a kill vi would otherwise lose out on.
3 years ago#2
I would suggest "get tanky" before Cleaver, unless you are doing incredibly well.
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3 years ago#3
if its to replace a brut/cleaver then yes
The extra slow from the cutlass is insanely good for ganks with Vi since that's what she lacks, but BotRK costs a lot and delays tanky items by lot for a jungler
3 years ago#4
I like the BotRK but I make it later than most.
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3 years ago#5
BotRK is the only offensive item you should get on Jungle VI.
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3 years ago#6
Cleaver is far too good on Vi to replace with anything.
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3 years ago#7
It's great for securing dragon and baron. And the active helps a lot in ganks. If you're ahead then get it. If you're behind, it's probably too expensive.
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3 years ago#8
Usually dont get more then 1 damage item on Vi.
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3 years ago#9
I don't see enough support items.

Runic/Locket etc
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3 years ago#10
Spirit of the Elder Lizard.

Then tank/utility.


Wth is this unranked level 15 big ticket items on a jungler bs?
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