I will quickly mention--I said Sanguine Blade would be OP if Riot didn't gut the item.
They nerfed it.
100 extra gold, and at all levels 20% less attack speed.
100 extra gold, not a real nerf.
20% less attack speed at all levels, a rather considerable hit to the earlygame spike--going from +40% attack speed to +20% is halving the earlygame power of the item, but does place it in BotRK territory. (BotRK is 25 I believe.) Lategame at 80% tho still means 30% more than any other item in the game. Not the double it was before, but still such a big lead that do I still think Sanguine Blade is a must buy in almost every game for an ad champ?
Yes, yes I do. This change takes it from a 99% must buy, to like...a 95% must buy. Yeah there's now more situations where it's not as good to buy but this nerf to it is such a small nerf that it's still ridiculously OP as an item. This wasn't gutting the item and the only way to keep it from being OP is to GUT the item, so. Still OP, we'll have to see if Riot realizes their nerf wasn't enough of one.