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Build Advice – Page 3 – StrategyZero
Aug 192011
 

Sometimes it’s useful to know the cost effectiveness of items. If you are building a carry concentrating on attack damage (AD) you would want to know what items are best suited at increasing that stat using the smallest gold investment possible.

The sortable table included organizes all items that increase AD and compares their cost effectiveness. The simple division of gold cost by AD bonus provides an exact measure of how much gold is spent per unit of AD. Each column can be sorted by pressing on its header but sorting by Cost/AD provides the most interesting results.
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Aug 122011
 

Manamune and Archangel’s Staff are a couple of items that grant bonus attack damage (AD) and ability power (AP) as a percentage of the champion’s mana. A good question is if they are worth purchasing in terms of the pure bonus AD and AP that they provide. Let’s do some math and look for an answer.

The bonus AD and AP provided by Manamune and Archangel’s Staff can be calculated as a function of both the champion’s current mana pool: base mana plus mana from other items and the variable bonus mana given by Manamune and Archangel’s Staff. By itself, Manamune provides a minimum 350 mana up to a maximum bonus of 1350 mana; whereas, Archangel’s Staff grants a minimum of 400 mana and a maximum of 1400 bonus mana.
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