Yes, it’s still expensive and needs a lot of stacks to be effective, but what if supports built it later in the build (instead of first item), since it’s easier to stack assists mid/late game? Would it be better than other defensive options?
Also, Deathwalker has been building Thebes in Solo sometimes, and he does it in the final stages of the build. I guess supports could use the same logic.
What do you all think? Could Thebes become a core/optimal item in S6?