There's a reason all the other Autochess games do this.
There is no way for the game to be a strategy game when I've *literally*, I'm not exaggerating, gone into games where I end round 3 with the *single* item granted by the champion you pick up in the first draft while my opponent has *SIX* items.
I genuinely do not understand why this decision was made. The game is RNG enough by its nature in many, many forms. Massive item discrepancies turn it into little more than a coin flip.