Re: aghanims on necrolyte
OK, time to add some in-depth analysis on the usefulness of this very frowned upon item (in the case of Necrolyte).
DISCLAIMER: No matter what you understand from this post, I DO NOT advocate that the scepter is especially useful after level 16, because it is clearly a very weak bonus to your already devastating ultimate.
What I'm putting up for consideration is a NICHE use for Aghanim's Scepter on Necrolyte. I'm not even saying the NICHE is risk-free, but it at least provides a theoretical use for the item.
As previously discussed, the stats of the scepter are not cost efficient AT ALL. That being said, stating that they are BAD on the hero is a little far fetched. Having that extra hp and mana early game may obviously be sub-par to other high cost items, but DO NOT forget that the components (especially Point Booster and Ogre Axe) have way higher impact if bought ASAP.
Another interesting aspect that's often overlooked in discussions is the fact that once you get Aghs, you don't AUTOMATICALLY reach lvl 16. In fact, you could possibly bum rush an Aghs scepter by level 9-10. At that point, the difference between lvl 1 ult and lvl 1 upgraded ult is at it's peak (lvl 1 Aghs Scythe is BETTER than lvl 2 Scythe cooldown wise).
So here's the proposed NICHE: try to get Aghanims by level 11 at it's LATEST. At that point, it may be early enough for the scepter's stats to still provide considerable percentage increases (probably around 33% hp more than u previously had), while also INSTANTLY granting you use of your lvl 16 ult. Aim to end the game before lvl 16, and you've basically made a DECENT choice by buying Aghs (as, before lvl 16, it provided you with a FULL extra level of ult, instead of just a joke 0.3 damage).
To sum things up: A rushed Aghs scepter (by rush I mean getting it in a timely fashion) can offer a significant advantage to Necrolyte in the early game. Similar to Panda with Aghanim, having level 11 and an Scepter can considerably bolster your next 2-3 teamfights' presence. This advantage will RAPIDLY diminish as you level up, but I think the inital SPIKE it provides is worth taking into account.
I'd like to hear some feedback on this "strategy".