LoL: Considering the Blade of the Ruined King

Very informative, learned something about quite a few champs.
Irelia actually uses Botrk to the full potential. she can use the stats fully in most scenarios and actually helps her a lot. It basically forces the enemy team to build armor which means her true dmg to do more, or build HP which makes botrk to more dmg. Another thing is that the massive amounts of sustain is close to 40 hp back per auto, which is massive. Botrk is definately a must buy for Irelia in most scenerios imo
I've seen a specific build playing on soloqueue where i play (plat+) somewhat often the last couple of months. It has specifically to do with Varus/Vayne/Graves and that is a bruiser build for them. The runes are red flat AD/green flat Armor/Blue scaling Magic Res/Quint AS and the items are Boots (most of the times Berserker)/BorTK/Phantom Dancer/Warmog/+2 Items depending on your meta (Thorn Mail for heavy AD/Autoattacking+Guardian Angel or Banshee/Wit's End+Guardian Angel). The full build itself is surprisingly expensive but when it comes to the late game, it is superior and capable of some serious feats of strengths, considering it is made for an ADC.
When I've seen Irelia, they build so tanky that they can't / don't build BotRK until late. Now that's not the way I personally play her (I think BotRK is a 2nd buy on her) but I'm in the minority and I, frankly, don't play that much. If you want to carry as Irelia, I think you're right.

Riot gave Blade of the Ruined King (BotRK) a huge buff a couple of weeks ago. It took only two days for them to realize they overdid it, and they subsequently deployed a hotfix to address it. I think it got slightly overnerfed (needed the AD reduction or the price increase, but not both), but it's still a very good item. However, it shouldn't be blindly bought on anyone.

Things to Consider

When you're making your decision on whether or not to buy a Blade of the Ruined King, consider these important factors:

1) How much of your damage comes from your auto-attack and/or AP scaling attacks? The higher this percentage, the more attractive BotRK becomes. So characters like Tristana and Vayne are a lot more likely to want BotRK than carries like Urgot or Corki. 

2) What's the health situation of your opponents? You can think about BotRK as giving you 25 AD and making your auto-attacks only have additional AD = 2.5% of the health of your target while making both 40% faster. A little bit of algebra tells us that it breaks even with Bloodthirster (BT) at roughly 2400 health for the target. This means that if the other team buys a couple Giant's Belts, BotRK becomes more attractive. If they don't, BT and/or Infinity Edge (IE) are the superior choices.

3) What's the armor situation of your opponents? Armor counters BotRK (and BT) fairly hard. If they're buying modest amounts of armor, Black Cleaver (BC) may be the right buy. If they're stacking armor significantly, Last Whisper (LW) is where it's at.

4) Are you seeing attack speed slows (i.e. Randuin's, Frozen Heart, etc)? In such an environment, Infinity Edge/Phantom Dancer are probably bigger priorities. It doesn't matter how slow you attack if your crits are still hitting for giant chunks. The attack speed debuff still hurts, but if your alpha is high enough, it doesn't matter as much. 

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