#Note I am talking about heroes with CP aspects in their basic attacks.
We have all seen the Hybrid Idris build where Idris unlocks both paths through PS+WP infusion.
That was nerfed through a perk change.
The power of Poisoned Shiv is that it combines the attack speed of AC with the mortal wound of spellfire and the healing of Eve in one item.
It also has a natural build path through swift shooter and boe, natural meaning there are no downsides to the buildpath.
Item slots are limited and Poisioned Shiv can fill in somewhat for 3 items.
The key to this strategy is to build Raw (high amount) Crystal damage and forsake the utility items like AC SF and Eve and build PS instead making room for more crystal items. The lost CP from AC is easily gained through buying Raw CP.
PS SG/FB DE BM/CW/FB aegis Boots.
A build that gives you 300+ CP with DE Scaling, boosted attack speed mortal wounds and healing. All lifesteal (vampirism) is universal lifesteal.
If you open up with boe and a crystal bit or a swift shooter all of your skills and attacks will heal you.
When you play a hero who doesn’t deal base Crystal damage Poisioned Shiv won’t apply your build crystal through your basic attacks (Adagio/Skaarf etc) on them AC is better.
However Reim, Idris, Malene, Lorelai, Blackfeather, Lyra and others have at the very least a crystal component to their damage which will trigger through your faster attacks by Poisoned Shiv.
Poisoned Shiv is located in the WP tree but most of its effects are universally applied.
Build Poisoned shiv + High CP
On heroes who deal crystal damage through attacks.
Bonuses are: Mortal wounds, Attackspeed, universal healing in one item slot freeing up other slots.