Xale Posted April 7, 2015 Report Share Posted April 7, 2015 Good day, and thank you for reading this post. We will get right to it. I'm not so sure about rushing this item. People seem to claim it's the best item in the game, and that it's great on every hero. For 2950 it's 300 HP and 30 INT, which can turn into 600 HP and 90 INT after 10 minutes. I can see erekul rushing it. I can see rory rushing it. I can understand dustin rushing it. But when competent players rush ihan on heroes whose roles are not INT support, but INT burst, I have to question the logic behind it. For example, I see people rushing it on vergil, cow, and cyprus. Some players (looking at you, taznkid) rush this item on summers. Depending on how the laning phase goes, you can expect to get ihan crystal anywhere from 8 minutes - 14 minutes. To fully appreciate ihan, add in extra 10 minutes for 18-24 minutes. This is right in the thick of mid-game, when the aforementioned heroes should be shining. When they should be doing their job as INT burst. The enemy carries are starting to get their core items in order. The tanks and supports already have their team items by this point, mainly spell buffer. By rushing ihan (and the consensus is that if you don't rush it, might as well not get it at all), you give up much needed spell amp (argus) and spell pen (gravity). Not to mention the farm you could be missing out on! Cow can 1shot the entire creepwave WITHOUT ULT with just argus and a storm pauldron. What are the arguments behind it? 1. Need the HP. Can't be squishy. - Emerald lotus is only 1100 and gives a shapton of HP. Not to mention it's a component of nitrogen retrofit, which you might very well end up getting on those heroes. 2. Need the sustain. I'm OOM! - Buy potions. Mana potions are literally the cheapest items in the game. 3. It gives me an edge over others late-game. - How many competitive games even make it to late-game? Thoughts? Feel free to poke at it,but be nice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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