Is Mejai's Viable?
Updated: July 9th 2018
Short Answer: Probably Not Worth It!
Mejai's grants +4 stacks on Kill, -10 stacks on Death, +2 stacks on Assist
We're about to rule out one of the most contentious on-going topics in League of Legends:
Is Mejai's worth it??? Most likely not. Here is why.
First, let's have a look at our KDA in our match history
Bjergsen's match history: All the games but the Galio and Leblanc games would have given him less than net 10 stacks for Mejai's
The following inequality must satisfy for Mejai's to generate any positive net stacks:
4*Kills + 2*Assists > 10*Deaths
Here are some examples:
2/1/1 - net 0 stacks (mediocre score)
5/2/2 - net 4 stacks (good score)
1/3/14 - net 2 stacks (good score)
10/3/7 - net 24 stacks (very good score)
Those are just common "decent score" examples and as you can see you don't end up with much stacks most of the time.
of course, if you had bought mejai's at 0/5/0 and then ended 5/5/0,
then that's a different story as that means you have not died even once
after the purchase.
But here's the catch: Even if you do reach high
number of stacks (e.g. 20 stacks), it usually tends to be short-lived.
You are always susceptible to deaths and once you die, you lose 10
often overestimate the amount of time they stay at the peak amount of
stacks. In reality, the average amount of stacks during their possession of Mejai's is very low.
+ 200 Mana (280g)
+ 20 Ability Power (435g)
Mejai's requires 6.3 stacks (31.5 ap = 685g) to break even with the cost of its basic item counterpart.
Not bad, but how does Mejai's fair with other completed items?
Spellbinder has the most similar traits as Mejai's
Spellbinder is 2.07 times more expensive so if we were to find the break-even point of AP to cost:
120AP / 2.07 = 58 AP
Therefore, the breakeven point in raw AP is 7.6 stacks
However, until 15 stacks, Mejai's provides with no movement speed bonus
Therefore, it needs to have at least 10 stacks to have any merit over Spellbinder
So is it viable?
-This item helps a winning team win more
-This item does not help a losing team make a comeback
You really need to be honest with yourself
For every death you would need the following to maintain your stacks:
- 2 kills 1 assist
- 1 kill 3 assists
- 0 kills 5 assists
This is not so easy as it requires at least 3 enemy champions dead
You will most likely have to have won the team fight to achieve at least 3 takedowns
The chances are that if your team is losing or you tend to die a lot then this item is not for you
- Don't even think about getting it unless you already have 10 stacks on (gold efficiency)
- Don't even think about getting it unless your team is winning hard (higher odds)
- Don't even think about getting it if you don't think you can reach 25 stacks in the next 5 minutes (requires the right mentality)