Muramana Might Just be OP
Muramana is all the rage right now. And not on the champions it was likely designed for. Champions like Syndra can build it and have access to a crazy amount of extra damage for only a little extra effort. But she is not the only one. Since Muramana Syndra, other champion interactions have come up as being exceptionally strong with it. Some better than others, but overall, it has become far more a mage item than anything else. Riot will likely do something about this at some point, till then, we can all enjoy a new AD build for our AP carries.
It just looks cool. OP Cool.
In the original Syndra article, we talked a bit about why it worked with Syndra's spells and I made a goof on why it works. Mostly because I have never used the item. Manamune was a terrible item on just about all but 2 champions and even then, pro's often built other items before it. So now I know it works on single target spells. But here is my question to you, why in the hell does it work on single target spells in the first place? The answer here is likely Urgot. He is just about the only AD champion that would build it and has single target spells. Yorrick has his Q, but that is still an attack, not a spell. The other spells are AOE. Ezreal might build it, but only his Q would apply it. Unless each bolt of his E is considered one target. Either way, he is not going to be seeking this item. But now that we know it works on spells so well, we end up with a situation where it is dealing extra damage for mages who love extra damage on their spells. And it can do way more extra magic damage than just AP? Oh and as a by product, I get mana-regen to do more spell casting? And one last thing, it is magic damage, which goes with all that penetration I am building. Hello mage item. Was this in any way intentional? I really doubt it, I think they thought the AD it gave would discourage mages from building it. Or, just like what they did with black cleaver, they let the new items out with little restrictions purely to see what happens. We know this works on Syndra, but who else would it work on and why?
Here is one I don't think anyone has tried it with yet. Does her Q's sigil proc count as a single target spell? That is two procs there, throw in a mimic for 3, an E for 2 more, and does that second E proc count? Making 6 procs of the Murmana bonus damage. Any Auto attacks during this time would count as well, making a potential for 7 or more procs in less than a second. That is a lot of damage. Now she isn't nearly as good at charging a tear as other champions, but it could work if they are all single target coded. That is some scary damage on a mage with a lot of scary damage already. Plus any arguments about scaling get thrown out real quick.
I have been told his W procs will count for Murmana. Port in, Q, E, attack twice for 5 procs. Another assassin gets bonus magic damage from this item and fits perfectly with what he does. Fixes some of Kassadin's mana issues and he can charge it easier with his ult. Another high potential candidate.
Ok, people have been saying this is the dream Ryze item due to damage. I was originally unsure on it, but it does seem to really be very powerful. His Q gains a significant amount of extra damage when his mana is high. Just be careful about using muramana as you can burn through your mana quickly if you are not careful.
Massive attack speed steroid would let each attack proc it and she does build magic pen. Would apply to her Q in both forms too. Something for you all to try.
Make those spears chunk that much harder and gain some AD.
I have been told that Muramana Warwick will melt carries. Beware how long it would take to charge the tear though.
Enjoy it while it lasts
Riot is going to change this at some point, some how I think. The potential for abuse on some champions is very high. Then again, they might make a radical decision and let it stay for fun, flavor and effect. Still seems silly that it would work on spells, but here it is. I thought of some ideas ranging from practical to impractical. Who else do you think can use this item?