I mainly play DotA, but a number of my friends play league and at this moment I abhor DotA's meta/balancing. As I did when I started learning DotA, I tend to use build guides (in this case, on a recommendation fro ma friend, champion.gg). Ever since I started, I've liked Kindred's playstyle. However, the builds never get a defensive item until 6th item. Comparatively, you tend to build a defensive item in DotA as a 3rd/4th item (usually an anti-spell or hp item). Important note, the site only shows completed builds, and as such any game where you wouldn't get 6 slotted doesn't show up.
League's fights, compared to DotA, end much much quicker. As such, I tend to feel like I'm missing a defensive item when I get instagibbed. Is it purely down to positioning/initiation, or should I be building things like maw/gage? For example, if I'm doing alright, but my opponent's ADC is starting to ball heavily (let's say they got a number of kills & good cs, and ganks aren't working), do I build something to slow down my death? Or just try to build more damage to kill her before she kills me?