Ever since the health and defense switch,
where health was increased and defense lowered.
I have found myself in a position where I no longer build armour. It was never very highly regarded by me and since Slumbering Husk was added to the game I have preferred that over armour in most cases.
Many heroes offer scaling on WP CP or HP meaning investing im armour will lower your lategame scaling.
But let’s not digress.
Defense build is at an all time low period. You can get away with less defense than you used to need.
Of the defensive items every T3 item adds certain benefits:
Aegis: a block+barrier
Fountain: a team wide heal.
Crucible: a team wide block
Slumbering Husk: fortified health when bursted.
Atlas: lowering enemy attack speed
(Atlas will be buffed next patch because it is too weak and underused)
In comes Metal Jacket which offers you absolutely nothing at all.
It has the highest defense vs WP, but vs a single burst Slumbering husk outperforms it.
Here comes my TLDR:
Item slots are too valuable to spend on a defensive item that doesn’t offer aditional utility!
What would you suggest to improve Metal Jacket (for Atlas we have to see what the next change will do)