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    Travelers Shoes for Guardians in Assault?

    I have been getting a lot of heart burn about this choice in Assault lately from fellow team mates so I wanted to get some other opinions.

    PASSIVE - You gain +28% Movement Speed and +25 HP5 while out of combat.

    With those passives here is my logic for this choice as an early item when I get tagged as Guardian in Assault mode. If you do pull a Guardian in Assault on your team, that person is often expected to lead the way for the push down the lane. Assault is seldom a constant 5 v 5 brawl every moment. Most matches start with either one team tower hugging their front tower zone, or ends up with a lot of probing attacks and sniping in the middle of the lane. During that time i have found that I'm spending 45 seconds up to several minutes 'out of combat' since I'm not being hit and I'm back a little. Combat only really sets in for me when I'm launching a probing attack or counterattacking to spoil the enemies probing. For sniping there is little I'm really doing as a Guardian; that mostly falls to the mages and hunters.

    I have also found that being the Guardian I'm likely to go down with more enemy activity hitting me. So if I have to get back from the fountain to my front tower, that extra movement speed can be critical.

    Now is my logic completely off? Am I missing something? Or am I just dealing with team mates that are not thinking the whole picture through?
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    yeah i have seen alot peoples who buy these shoes i could say in every assault match i see atleast one of them have bought these shoes
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    The gold and experience it gives is amazing, since you're guaranteed 5 procs every 90 minutes. Combined with the HP5 and small MS buff, allowing you to get back to lane faster, give you a better chance to get yourself killed by the towers rather than an enemy, or just have a better chance of running further down the lane to try and avoid getting caught if you've disengaged, I'm surprised that they're not a staple on every character in Assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkboyJr View Post
    The gold and experience it gives is amazing, since you're guaranteed 5 procs every 90 minutes...I'm surprised that they're not a staple on every character in Assault.
    Yep 100%, same with Arena. The proc is guaranteed in both modes. So if you want a level advantage go for it.

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    I like these boots in Assault, not just on guardians, but on any melee god that is not doing much poke. I also like the extra MS when im going to blink in.

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    If you're the designated tank in assault, then I'd rather you get some tanky items to help you actually... Survive. Or some supporting items like Sovereignty or the mp5 item.
    Reinforced Greaves may be a better choice due to the amount of CC that will be thrown your way.
    Last edited by Rarrl; 04-30-2015 at 08:05 AM.

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