I’ve been curious to know how people feel about this. My play style is more supportive and initiation. As such I spend shards to level quickly and focus less on items. Most games I play I do this, and am usually level 10 with anywhere from 10-13 minutes left in the game, allowing my level 10 helix to really pressure teams. I almost NEVER have items, no matter who I am playing.
Anyway, the point is, most of my games I see enemy teams rush items, usually with a 0 cost shard generating item. Then about 7 minutes into the game, those people have their two legendary items and try to brute force win fights. Well, I laugh when I see this because it NEVER works. Sure, they’re stronger but as someone who plays Shayne & Aurox quite well, I tend to disrupt that. Why do people buy items at all? Most of my wins come against teams that have players that rush two or three legendary items, due to their lack of ability to push sentries. While I get Legendary items are strong, they are not a substitute to good team work and pushing power of an endless supply of Elite MK Bots. What are everyone else’s thoughts about this? What IS the ideal strategy? Or does it vary? I am genuinely curious but in my own experiences people that rush legendary gear hinder their teams more than help them.