Rod of Ages

Because a Rod of Ages has no unique benefits, stacking them is ok provided the champion can make good use of the stats.

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Cost Analysis

  • 300 mana = 420
  • 300 health = 800
  • 60 ability power = 1305
    • Total Gold Value = 2525
  • 100 ability power = 2175
  • 500 health = 1333.33
  • 400 mana = 560
    • Total Gold Value = 4068.33
  • Rod of Ages was 97.12% gold efficient without its passive and 156.47% gold efficient at max stacks.
  • On manaless champions the item was 80.96% gold efficient without the passive and 134.94% gold efficient at maximum stacks.
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    Cost Sell ID
    2600 1820 3029
    Availability

    SR HA

    Rod of Ages

    There are two issues here, so let’s tackle them separately. First off, Rod itself is a little too efficient. We want to preserve the item’s appeal to its core users (i.e. mages that need the health for close-quarters brawling with large mana-sinks), but Rod’s statline is such a strong incentive at present that even non-Rod users are making the switch – so we’re taking it down a peg. As for the other changes, that’s more to do with Catalyst’s upgrades at large than Rod specifically. Simply put, the sustain that Catalyst’s mana to health conversion gives seems fair for the stage of the game in which you initially pick it up, but gets out of line as users amass even larger mana pools to bolster their health bars. Considering ‘amassing larger mana pools’ is what catalyst users actually want to do, we’re cutting the sustain instead.

    Rod of Ages has always offered the promise of a delayed but significant stat payout. These days, however, the identity of ‘big stat stick’ has lost meaning as items have evolved to serve more unique strategic purposes. The new Rod of Ages takes cues from Catalyst of Aeons: ride the efficiency of an early stat payoff (and a head start on your second item) to secure dominance over your enemies before they’ve built into more specialized item choices.

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