He can only use life tap 3 times until he runs out of mana? what, is that lvl 1 life tap without any +stats using it 3 times consecutively? When does that ever happen? (never, as I'm about to prove)
At level 1, without ANY items, you can use it 4 TIMES IN A ROW, that's literally without waiting a second inbetween cooldowns, you're never going to need to use it that many times at level 1, are you?
At level 3, you can use it 8 TIMES IN A ROW, without leaving a second inbetween cooldown refresh.
At level 5, with life tap@ level 3, you can use it 9 TIMES IN A ROW, by this point you will probably have a blood chalice, and all of this was without considering mana potions - And the obvious fact that nobody will be using them consecutively, the mana regen in-lane will mean he can spam it MUCH more.
Being realistic, at level 5 with level 3 LT, a Blood Chalice, and 2 Mana potions up over the duration, you can use lifetap well over 20 times consecutively, literally IN A ROW without waiting inbetween cooldowns, in REALITY you're never going to run out of mana, and therefore an endless return in health, giving you incredible longevity and not to mention the killing potential the ability possesses.
So before you start to call people "foolish" for saying he can spam life tap, maybe you should use numbers to back up ALL of your claims, not just the ones you advocate.
(using your numbers...)
80 x 4 = 320 HP return at hero level 1, that's half his health pool.
110 x 8 = 880 HP return at hero level 3..
145 x 9 = 1305 HP return at hero level 5, again these are not taking mana return items and passive regen into account.
Take into consideration this applies a fairly strong slow, resets your autoattack, AND deals bonus damage?
Sounds to me like too many people in this thread are enjoying the stomp with salf and ignoring the balance, again just my opinion.
Last edited by DaPPa; 01-31-2012 at 12:14 PM.