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D’Arcy Item Builds
D’Arcy primarily wants two resources from his items: ability power and cooldown reduction. His abilities allow him to deal immense amounts of damage to both single targets and groups. As such, D’Arcy needs to have his abilities available at all times.
These items are necessary in order to play D’Arcy optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or have a very good reason for doing so.
|Orb of the Magi provides both significant ability power and a nice 10% CDR to power D’Arcy through fights. Though the lane sustain from Phoenix Tear is helpful, you’ll want to build straight to Orb of the Magi to immediately get the increased AP and CDR. The extra health that Orb provides is a welcome bonus to prevent D’Arcy from getting burst down too quickly.|
|Boomstick provides D’Arcy with a lot of ability power, and its passive adds a good chunk of damage as well. However, it doesn’t provide sustain or CDR, so it’s best to purchase Boomstick to increase your pushing and team fight power.|
|Hecate’s Diadem is nearly mandatory for mages, as it almost always provides more ability power than any other item, including Holy of Holies. The only time you’d go without Hecate’s as a mage is if you’re choosing between it and Holy of Holies and you desperately need the HP from the latter.|
Staff of Nuul
|10% CDR is a good excuse to take Staff of Nuul, even if the opposing team isn’t stacking much magic defense. Given that D’Arcy’s magic damage scales up nicely as the game progresses, getting this item does wonders for him.|
|Rhea’s Blessing is a good option if you want to rely on taking out enemies with your Dimensional Walk combo. D’Arcy’s Dimensional Cube will let you heal a lot, provided you tag enemies with it first.|
|Similar to Boomstick, Frosty’s Revenge is most useful when throwing out Dimensional Cube and Dimensional Portal, slowing down your opponent(s) and making things annoying for them in general.|
|You’ll typically find yourself choosing between Berith’s Agony and The Aegis if you want sustain combined with CDR. Berith’s provides 10% less CDR and slightly less armor than The Aegis, but 140 ability power is nothing to scoff at.|
|A massive AP and HP booster, Holy of Holies can be a huge benefit to D’Arcy in terms of raw stats.|
|Apocalypse gives D’Arcy CDR and a healthy chunk of ability power. Its passive synergizes with his abilities, particularly Dimensional Walk, and most definitely a fully charged Dimensional Walk thanks to Dimensional Force.|
|Flashy Boots gives D’Arcy much needed cooldown reduction, allowing him to constantly use Dimensional Walk and pelt his adversaries with empowered normal attacks. He can also cast Dimensional Cube a bit more liberally with Flashy Boots, since the skill has a bit of a long cooldown.|
Sample Item Builds
|Orb of the Magi||Flashy Boots||Boomstick||Rhea’s Blessing||Hecate’s Diadem||Holy of Holies|
A typical safe mage build works for D’Arcy, given that he only needs additional HP, cooldowns, and mana. Orb of the Magi is a no-brainer since it gives him all of his needs. Flashy Boots for more CDR. Boomstick gives his Dimensional Cube and Dimensional Portal some additional AOE damage. Rhea’s Blessing gives him some staying power, especially during team fights where he usually is the priority target. Meanwhile, Hecate’s Diadem and Holy of Holies are the icing for this build with all their additional AP.
This build gives D’Arcy the ability to burst down single target enemies. Apocalypse can be bought first for the great synergy with Dimensional Walk. Every other item in this build gives him bonuses any mage would love, more AP, cooldown reduction, and magic penetration.
|Orb of the Magi||Flashy Boots||Berith’s Agony||Frosty’s Revenge||Staff of Nuul||Holy of Holies|
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