Artemis - A T/FPS Reference For The Rest Of Us
September 1, 2012
Items & Skills - Explanation
As mentioned in the Introduction this is a guide based around moving and shooting fast. Therefore the first purchase is the Boots of Celerity. This gives you an already boost to 21% increased Movement Speed. You'll also want an HP Potion to go along with that, unless you're running center lane, then take an MP potion and use the tower for defense if you have HP issues. To support your fast speed, you will also start off with Vengeful Assault as the first skill you level up, then grabbing the other two, and focusing on leveling it to max by level 11.
Expect to be staying in the lane till at least level 5. After that, make a trip back and buy Devourer's Gloves as high as you can to get some Power to match that speed. This will also start your defenses up in the form of Lifesteal. The AP/ATK/AD will also rack up as you get kills once the gloves are maxed out.
Next is Fatalis. It adds more Movement Speed, Attack Speed, and a 25% cooldown reduction to your abilities. This makes it possible to abuse the Vengeful Assault skill, but can be mana intensive. Expect to be using that speed to run back from spawn a lot.
By this point, if you're not lane swapping, expect to be soon. The increased speed, and final rank of Boots of Celerity will help out on this, and allow assassinations quite easily, especially with a run in, snare, attack speed, vanish based tactic. Heartseeker will improve your Movement Speed and Power, and as long as you don't die.
Following next with Qin's Blades will push your Power even higher as will as boost your attack speed, while giving a 35% chance to do extra damage on basic attack. See the relevance of attacking constantly at a speed of 2.5 now? Good.
The final item, Soul Eater, is to add HP, and more Lifesteal above the already attained Lifesteal, as well as increase your Attack Speed just slightly more.