Riot, if you want to buff Mage supports, please buff this instead.

[During patch 7.18](http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-718-notes), Riot decided to buff {{item:3098}} by adding 10% CDR on it instead of it having 5%. Was this buff even useful? No, not really. Champions like {{champion:63}} {{champion:143}} {{champion:161}} etc suffer a common thing. They don't have access to the full 40% CDR build that would be provided by {{item:3165}}. A mage support build tends to look like this: {{item:2301}} {{item:3020}} {{item:3116}} {{item:3151}} {{item:3089}} {{item:3135}} which will give 10% CDR. A normal mage build tends to look like this: {{item:3165}} {{item:3157}} {{item:3020}} {{item:3285}} {{item:3089}} {{item:3135}} which gives 30% CDR. A mage will also take CDR/lvl runes. So that would round out the support build to 20% CDR and the Mid Mage build to 40% CDR. So the buffs to {{item:3303}} in my opinion were not successful. The original plan was to add an extra 10% CDR to {{item:2301}} and {{item:3092}} but on the PBE the trend became quite clear. Mages were building {{item:3092}} in Mid lane which was not what Riot had envisioned and because of that they gutted the change. Was this change going to do a lot? Yes, it was going to make Mage supports viable again because they would have access to a perfect 40% CDR build. So how do we fix this? By killing two birds with one stone; By buffing the item known as {{item:3116}}. How do we buff this item? Add 10% CDR to it. By giving this item 10% CDR - support mages will have access to a perfect 40% CDR by building this instead: {{item:2301}} {{item:3158}} {{item:3116}} (Gives 10% CDR now) and the 10% from CDR/lvl runes. This doesn't just help supports but gives a lackluster item like {{item:3116}} a much-needed buff for mid lane mages. In a meta revolving tanks and control, it is surprising that {{item:3116}} isn't buffed yet.
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