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- is the item from which armor's gold value is derived. It sets a value of 20 gold per point of armor.
- Solo melee champions sometimes start the game with to improve lane sustainability.
- The other common defensive start for such champions is . The choice between the two comes down to whether one prefers the 100 flat health, 5 health regeneration, and 8 less damage from champion autoattacks that offers, or the 15 armor and 175 left over gold that provides, which can be used to purchase and .