Originally Posted by colinKaline
I don't see why chainmail (gives 5 armor) costs 550 gold and plate mail (gives 10 armor) costs 1400 gold. Plate mail cost should be decreased down to 1000 gold or change the price of chain mail to 800. I mean right now I can buy two chain mails (giving me the same 10 armor as plate mail) and that'd be 300 gold cheaper than if I bought plate mail alone; thus making plate mail kinda of pointless to buy.
You buy 2 chain mails, you save 300 gold, but you lose 1 item slot.
All of Dota items are scaled like that. Like damage item: blade of attack 450 gold, broad sword 1200 gold. It's not just about the stat, it's about slot.