The initial goal of buffing Cloak of Agility last year was to account for the fact that it was slightly underpowered for the gold cost. However, this has led to folks stacking Cloaks on crit champions, which also makes the decision between Cloak of Agility and Pickaxe more of a math problem than desired and doesn't help the average player measure how their lane went. A clearer item hierarchy is more helpful (B.F. Sword > Pickaxe > Cloak of Agility) when considering this key indicator of success.
CRITICAL STRIKE : [25%] ⇒ 20%
Crit chance increased.
The good news is we're buffing Cloak. It now gives the same amount of crit as a completed item, so if you need to hit the crit cap in a hurry, just layer a few of these on! (Probably don't do this, but the option's here if you want to experiment)
CRITICAL STRIKE CHANCE : [20%] ⇒ 25%
This is only first because it'd be weird to see it in Infinity Edge and Essence Reaver otherwise. Welcome back, crit cloak.
COST : 800 gold
CRITICAL STRIKE CHANCE : 20%
The Brawler's Gloves changes pushed these two items too close together. A spiky glove feels more crit-like than a poncho, so we're retiring Cloak of Agility.
TOTAL Cost : [730 gold] ⇒ 800 gold
CRITICAL STRIKE CHANCE : [15%] ⇒ 20%
- Critical Strike Chance reduced from 18% to 15%
- Cost reduced from 830 to 730
- Cost reduced to 830 from 880
April 11, 2009 Patch
- Cost increased to 880 from 800
Alpha Week 4
- Critical Strike bonus increased to 18% from 10%