The Analysis Corner - Roccat Overpow's Ziggs | Spectral Wraith? (EU LCS)

The Analysis Corner


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I'd like to start off by saying that THIS IS NOT A GUIDE. This is an analysis series about certain players and builds that we'll be covering, for now it's in the guide list because we still don't have our blog section up, but it will be soon

Overpow brought an interesting change to his Ziggs. To start he chose ghost and flash as summoners, over the more common flash/barrier or flash/ignite. He also rushed a Spirit of the Spectral Wraith, an item that we usually only see on AP junglers and not laners.



(Probable runes on Ziggs)

  • Greater Quint of Ability Power x3
  • Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration x9
  • Greater Seal of Armor x9
  • Greater Glyph of Magic Resist x9


(Probable Masteries)

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Summoner Spells

  • Flash
  • Ghost


Starting Items

  • Doran's Ring
  • Health Potion
  • Warding Totem (Trinket)

Build Path

  • Doran's Ring
  • Boots of Speed
  • Spirit Stone
  • Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
  • Chalice of Harmony
  • Sorcerer's Shoes
  • Athene's Unholy Grail
  • Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Void Staff
  • Zhonya's Hourglass
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Full Game Build

  • Sorcerer's Shoes
  • Athene's Unholy Grail
  • Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Void Staff
  • Zhonya's Hourglass
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Interesting CS stats

Item and Gold Value

  • Spirit of the Spectral Wraith


 Now then, is the item cost efficient?

  • 50 Ability Power is worth about 1000 gold

  • 10% CDR is worth 323.7g

So this means that based on the base stats the item is worth 1323.7g, which is only 66% of the gold cost, so the item is very cost inneficient.

But wait, what about the 30 extra AP?

 Ok assuming you got that extra 30 AP, the item will be worth 1923.7 Gold, which still isn’t cost efficient, so why is Overpow building it?

The Problem of the Mathematical Approach

Ok so the problem of having a mathematical approach is that it’s not completely accurate. I completely ignored the two passives. Butcher means he’ll get some mana and hp back when he does camps.

Not only that I’m not taking into account conservation stacks.

Overpow did farm quite some camps, so he obviously got enough gold to cover for the 2000 gold value of the item.

How much did Overpow Farm?

Overpow cleared 36 camps while he had Spirit of the Spectral Wraith on his inventory. He may have done some before or after, but we want to focus on conservation stacks.

So assuming he had 40 stacks every time he got a camp done he’d get 1440 extra gold from camps, unfortunately I have no way of seeing how many stacks he had everytime he cleared a camp, but it’s also safe to say he didn’t always have 40 stacks, because there were times  where he’d do 3 camps in a row.

However, even if we were to average 20 stacks per camp (probably being an underestimate), he would still have 720 extra gold.

Now adding this value with the gold value I did of the item’s base stats...


This puts the item at approximately 2643 gold, which means that Overpow used the item well enough to justify the purchase in order to get the extra gold

Cooldown Reduction

The last thing I want to mention is Cooldown Reduction. Again, mathematical analysis only does so much. 10% is worth 323.7g, but it’s one of those invaluable stats on some champions. Ziggs has 3 long cooldowns, so his overall DPS and Utility in fights really goes up with CDR, in fact, the more CDR you have the more damage you’ll be able to output (you still obviously need other stats like magic penetration and AP, but CDR is an important factor on some champions).

 Let’s take a look at a CDR table for Ziggs.


  • Overpow got the Spirit of the Spectral Wraith first, giving him 10%, I’m also assuming he has the 5% CDR on the offensive masteries, so he’s on 15%. After this he got an Athene’s, boosting up his CDR to 35%. Furthermore, he almost always had a blue buff, capping him at 40%.
  •  As you can see, especially on the other three skills that aren’t his main damage skill, bouncing bomb the downtime really goes down a lot. This allows Ziggs to be that siege monster that we all know he is. His hexplosive minefields become permanent, assuming they last their normal duration. They last for 10 seconds and at 40% Overpow can place them every 9.6 seconds.
  •  His ultimate is also on a really short cooldown, lower than 60 seconds.
  • CDR is a very strong tool on Ziggs and allows him to become one of, if not the best sieging champion.


So ultimately what was the Spectral Wraith Purchase for?

 1. Gave him more utility mid-game with a 35% Cooldown Reduction at worst (assuming no blue buff). This gave him a lot of Siege Potential and strong poke/harass

 2. The added monster damage let him farm the jungle and alongside the extra gold, allowed him to still reach a full build pretty fast, he sold Spectral Wraith for Rylai's but considering he gets back 800 gold from selling and he probably got something like 1000 gold from conservation stacks, it was definitely a worthy purchase.

Other Midlaners that can go for Spectral Wraith to Farm the Jungle

Conclusion/About the Author

Overpow showing again that he's so different from the other midlaners, with unusual picks and very different build paths.

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