Stats +25 armor
+40 attack damage
+40% attack speed
Passive Unique: Your basic attacks deal bonus Magic Damage equal to 4% of the target's maximum health (maximum 120 versus monsters).
Blade of the Ruined King
Stats +40 attack damage
+10% life steal
Passive Unique: Your attacks deal 4% of the target's current health in magic damage and heal you for half the amount (120 max vs. minions).
Active Unique: Drains target champion, dealing 150 physical damage + 50% of your AD and healing you by the same amount. Additionally, you steal 30% of their movement speed for 2 seconds (1min cooldown).
So, according to our beloved Riot, the latter item is the best alternative for Madred's. It's way better. I mean, just look at it.
Its AS beats that of Madred's (because 0% AS > 40% AS). Not to mention some extra armor. I mean, armor is for the weak. Who needs armor these days anyway? And, the most important thing... We are being told that our beloved Blade is an anti-high health champions counter, such as tanks. Since when? Since when does one deal more damage based on his/hers target's 4% of CURRENT health, rather than MAXIMUM, at all times? Maximum keeps that damage there, it doesn't drop..... How are we supposed to fight mega tanks like Singed, Mundo, Volibear (even Vladimir, even though he's not a tank!) and such from now on, if we don't go crit AD? Besides, that extra AS Madred's gave only added more to its damage, allowing you to use its passive many times, and that actually gave you a chance to do something to the aforementioned type of champions.
No offense to the people who work at Riot, I'm just frustrated by this change. So what if the "pros" didn't use it a lot? There were some of us who did, and we ask of you not to remove it. Damn, it was a core build for my WW... Non-crit Kog'maws loved it too.. It worked on Teemo. Lee Sin. Nocturne. To name a few champs I used it on a lot of times, whom I had also won a great many of games with... Don't remove it, remove the blade instead. It's far weaker than Madred's.
And no, I don't focus tanks... But when there are a lot of tanky champs on 3v3, what other options do you have? You can't go crit on everybody to kill tanky champs....