Why did they nerf athenes?

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2 years ago#31
As it is right now, its BASE STATS are 117% gold-efficient. That's without Mana Font or the mana restore on kill/assist. And that's post-nerf. It's just ridiculously efficient.
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2 years ago#32
Morello is good for them pesky meditating Yis.
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2 years ago#33
I'm kinda torn between Athene's Unholy Grail and Mikael's Crucible.

Athene give you:
- 15% Mana on kill/assist, not exactly reliable.
- Average AP (60, there's lot of item that give more AP for cheaper price)
- Somewhat inadequate magic resist, you'll probably need to buy another magic resist items.
- 20% CDR which combined with Athene's 10 mana regen, get you oom faster than with Mikael

Mikael give you:
- Twice as many mana regen as Athene's (20 over 10, that's higher than pre-nerf Athene's 15)
- Decent magic resist which admittedly, might not be enough on its own.
- 10% CDR
2 years ago#34
explain why the first item a gigantic portion of mids buy needs to invalidate mana, give hueg CDR and AP, and be an adequate MR boost.
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2 years ago#35
Morello absolutely IS that good. And people get so close to dying so many times in the LCS where a Morello would have made a difference that it's just plain frustrating that they aren't buying it.
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2 years ago#36
Xelltrix posted...
Morello absolutely IS that good. And people get so close to dying so many times in the LCS where a Morello would have made a difference that it's just plain frustrating that they aren't buying it.


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2 years ago#37
Watching LCS players do stupid crap over and over again for literally months and then having sheeple tell me how wrong I am when I point out why it's stupid in an objective and mathematically sound fashion is one of my favorite hobbies.
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