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    When is it okay to buy lifesteal on an assassin?

    I get that with most assassins you don't want lifesteal because you're going to want armor penetration and critical strike chance to go in, go kill somebody in about 2 seconds, and get out, however I favor lifesteal, and I was just wondering when would it be okay to buy it on an assassin, situation wise.

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    The only assassins that have a heal are the only ones that need it. Namely Arachne and Thanatos.

    You want to maximize burst. Getting, let's say, Bloodforge is good maybe for a Bakasura or Kali, but it's VERY situational.
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    Lifesteal is good whenever you’re going to be boxing people. You can pick it up on any auto-attack focused assassin. I’d typically recommend Asi for your life steal, since it will give you better damage output than a Bloodforge or Devourer Gauntlets in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkboyJr View Post
    Lifesteal is good whenever you’re going to be boxing people. You can pick it up on any auto-attack focused assassin. I’d typically recommend Asi for your life steal, since it will give you better damage output than a Bloodforge or Devourer Gauntlets in most cases.
    So basically whenever you're probably going to go 1v1 against someone in a auto attack fighting match constantly, lifesteal would be good, right?

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    When they're a basic attack oriented assassin and you've already completed their core build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetSolanaceae View Post
    So basically whenever you're probably going to go 1v1 against someone in a auto attack fighting match constantly, lifesteal would be good, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRaven View Post
    When they're a basic attack oriented assassin and you've already completed their core build.
    Though this is important to remember. For Merc, for example, you'd typically want at least boots + rage online before you'd even consider life steal.

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    Couple reasons. Fenrir might want devourer gauntlets if you intend to solo fire giant repeatedly. Otherwise he might want Asi as his last item since it stacks with his steroid.

    Kali might want a single lifesteal item if you aren't consistently activating her passive.
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    Thanatos and Mercury both need it.

    Mercury it is essential because he's using mainly auto attacks.

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    Devo gloves bakasura in solo lane once farted and got 21 kills. Yeah id say life steals okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disquieted1 View Post
    The only assassins that have a heal are the only ones that need it. Namely Arachne and Thanatos.

    You want to maximize burst. Getting, let's say, Bloodforge is good maybe for a Bakasura or Kali, but it's VERY situational.
    Trash forge is never worth it.

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