: In the case for supports, I think the resolve tree will do a more proper job of shielding. It's more direct to use, and the resolve tree also has the old windspeakers effect of stronger shields and healing. Aery's real strength is adaptability for champions that want to do both things, and participate up in the combat. For the case of Rakan, the sorcery tree may not be that great unless you want to dish out some damage with Rakan too. It's okay that not every keystone is 100% awesome with every champion, they're more there to make your build work more to the strength of how you play. Try the Guardian keystone. It's a great shield and even gives you a movement speed boost to get into the fight (or out) when you or your ADC takes damage.
I respectfully disagree and did some testing. Champion: {{champion:497}} Items: {{item:2045}} , {{item:3222}} , {{item:3069}} , {{item:3364}} , {{item:3107}} , {{item:3111}} , {{item:3504}} Runepages: Aery: Primary: Sorcery: Summon Aery, The Ultimate Hat, Transcendence, Gathering Storm Secondary: Inspiration (+15 AP): Magical Footwear, Celestial Body Resolve: Primary: Inspiration: Kleptomancy, Bisquit Delivery, Magical Footwear, Cosmic Insight Secondary: Resolve(105HP + 20% longer elixir duration): Revitalize, Font of Life Tested on a fully healed target dummy shot by nexus turrets (the +10% shielding power of Font of life below 40% wouldnt have changed much.) Power of shields at lvl LVL with different runes without items LVL: ..................................Resolve: ..................Aery(With Proc): ...........Aery(Without Proc): 1........................................52.............................106................................62 6 maxing e first.................105...........................173................................112 11 maxing e first...............158............................207...............................162 16......................................158...........................258................................162 18......................................158...........................260................................162 18(with items) min10........287...........................501................................316 18(with items) min30........287...........................560................................370 STATS: (lvl 18 with items) HP: ..................................2800........................2795 AR: ...................................143...........................143 MR: ..................................104...........................104 CDR: .................................45%..........................40% (+15% ult cdr => around 49% because it works multiplicatively 0.6 * 0.85 = 0.51) Aery: pro/con + **far better shields**(with procs and even without procs when target >40% health or later in game) + more damage + shorter ultimate cooldown + better lategame scaling + free cdr before last item (lvl 10 reach cap earlier) + (a cute pet) + a bit more poke - a bit less HP - no ally healing on cc - less cdr - 8% damage until minute 10 - hard to do right (impossible on some champs) Resolve: pro/con + a bit more HP + revitalise(healing allies on cc) + better healing of elixirs, potions + better sustain in lane + more straight forward(easier to use) + 5% more cdr - **worse shields** (except when aery doesnt proc and target is below 40% in earlygame) - less damage - longer ultimate cooldown - worse scaling - (no cute pet) - a bit less poke Conclusion: In my Opinion the biggest points are sustain, CDR, and Shield power. While my resolve runes grant more cdr (except ult) and better sustain. I think the far stronger shields(when done right) are more valueable throughout the game (also more valueable than the 300ish shield on guardian). It doesnt work for all champs, but on those that primarily(or first) shield their adc (lulu, janna, rakan) Aery should be used (and learned).
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My thoughts of Aery: https://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/champions-gameplay-feedback/RK6E3c7f-thoughts-on-aerie-as-a-support
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