Tenshi Nova wrote:Here's some perspective on the attack speed increase.
Trundle, level 3 with 2 ranks in his W, a stinger, and a rune page with only attack speed.
With Fury, I have 1.5 attack speed. Without Fury, I have 1.467. That's a whopping .033 attack speed.
That's with the current 5%, last season it was 4%. I could be missing something, but the mastery seems completely useless.
Well, for one, having the stinger and the runes of attack speed doesn't "help", because all such percentage bonuses are calculated from the BASE stat. Trundle has a base attack speed of 0.67, and 5% of that get you 0.0335. So that's where that number comes from. This also goes for everything else attack speed, so that stinger with 40% gives you 8 times as much attack speed, or 0.268. That's a lot more, of course (though still a very small number), but you can't compare masteries to items anyway, they're deliberately diminutive.
Instead, one should compare it to another mastery instead... Warlord being the most directly comparable. It gives 5% to BONUS AD, for 3 points. "Bonus" means items and runes and other such. That's about one to zero effective extra ad in the beginning of the game. Once you have about a two ad items combined, around 100 bonus AD, maybe early midgame, you'll have around 5 bonus ad, maybe a bit more. Out of the 180 you'll have at that time. The Warlord mastery makes up around 2.78 % of your ad. Which is 2.78% more DPS if you have an Attack Speed of 1, more if it's higher. Meanwhile, since attack speed is measured in attacks per second, 0.0335 of that stuff is... 3.35% more DPS, on average. And 2.78 % > 3.35 %, obviously. Of course there's load of other factors: Warlord is three points, but that's kinda made up for the fact it doesn't add anything in the beginning of the game, it adds even more AD in the late game, but it's higher in the tree, bla bla. And AD is often scaled into abilities, but AS helps proc stuff, but is redundant when you can't continuosly hit an enemy and bla bla again. Whether AD is better than AS in general is an even longer ball of yarn, so you could also look at what they're worth in terms of gold:
When Warlord gives 5 AD, it's half a
Long Sword, so it's worth half it's value, which is 180 gold. Fury is worth 5/12 of a
Dagger, so it's worth 166.6 gold. Fairly close.
Whew, that took a good bit of research. As said, there's still a lot of factors that can be debated to arrive at which exactly is best, but they point is, you can just point to a number being a small as an argument. Most of these numbers are pretty small when you actually do the calculations. It's all in the math.