Ability Power (AP) is a champion statistic that increases the effectiveness of most abilities. It stacks additively.

Effects that benefit from ability power receive a bonus based on a certain percentage of a champion's current ability power. For example, if a spell deals 100 (+20% AP) damage and a champion has 50 ability power, the spell's damage will increase by 10. In-game, spell descriptions do not display the percentage, but do display the resulting bonus; the previous example would display as 100 (+10).

Ability power has a theoretical gold value of Gold 21.75 per unit. This means that Needlessly Large Rod item.png Needlessly Large Rod is the most efficient AP core item, with a gold/AP ratio of 20.833∞. The costs of these stats are always offset by increased final costs of their upgraded items.

Increasing Ability Power


Item Cost Amount Availability
Aether Wisp item.png Aether Wisp850 Gold 30Common
Amplifying Tome item.png Amplifying Tome435 Gold 20Common
Archangel's Staff item.png Archangel's Staff3100 Gold 80Common
Archangel's Staff (Crystal Scar) item.png Archangel's Staff (Quick Charge)3100 Gold 80Crystal Scar
Featured Game Modes
Ardent Censer item.png Ardent Censer2300 Gold 60Common
Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail2100 Gold 30Common
Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil3000 Gold 70Common
Blasting Wand item.png Blasting Wand850 Gold 40Common
Doran's Ring item.png Doran's Ring400 Gold 15Classic
Eye of the Watchers item.png Eye of the Watchers2200 Gold 35Summoner's Rift
Fiendish Codex item.png Fiendish Codex900 Gold 30Common
Frost Queen's Claim item.png Frost Queen's Claim2200 Gold 60Classic
Frostfang item.png Frostfang850 Gold 20Classic
Orb of Winter item.png Guardian's Orb950 Gold 35Howling Abyss
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.png Guinsoo's Rageblade3600 Gold 50Common
Haunting Guise item.png Haunting Guise1500 Gold 25Common
Hextech GLP-800 item.png Hextech GLP-8003000 Gold 80Common
Hextech Gunblade item.png Hextech Gunblade3400 Gold 80Common
Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-012500 Gold 60Common
Hextech Revolver item.png Hextech Revolver1050 Gold 40Common
Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment3100 Gold 80Common
Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane3200 Gold 80Common
Lost Chapter item.png Lost Chapter900 Gold 25Common
Luden's Echo item.png Luden's Echo3200 Gold 100Common
Mejai's Soulstealer item.png Mejai's Soulstealer1400 Gold 20Summoner's Rift
Moonflair Spellblade item.png Moonflair Spellblade2500 Gold 50Howling Abyss
Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon2900 Gold 100Common
Nashor's Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth3000 Gold 80Common
Needlessly Large Rod item.png Needlessly Large Rod1250 Gold 60Common
Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap3800 Gold 120Summoner's Rift, Howling Abyss
Rabadon's Deathcrown item.png Rabadon's Deathcrown4800 Gold 175Summoner's Rift, Howling Abyss
Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages2700 Gold 60Common
Rod of Ages (Crystal Scar) item.png Rod of Ages (Quick Charge)2600 Gold 60Crystal Scar
Magus item.png Runic Echoes1625 Gold 60Classic
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter2600 Gold 75Common
Seeker's Armguard item.png Seeker's Armguard1200 Gold 20Common
Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace0 Gold 80Common
Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace (Quick Charge)0 Gold 80Crystal Scar
Featured Game Modes
Spellthief's Edge item.png Spellthief's Edge350 Gold 10Classic
The Dark Seal item.png The Dark Seal350 Gold 15Summoner's Rift
Void Staff item.png Void Staff2650 Gold 80Common
Wooglet's Witchcap item.png Wooglet's Witchcap3500 Gold 100Howling Abyss
Wooglet's Witchcrown item.png Wooglet's Witchcrown4550 Gold 155Howling Abyss
Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass2900 Gold 70Summoner's Rift, Howling Abyss

Specific to Viktor Viktor

  • Prototype Hex Core item.png Prototype Hex Core: Passive: Grants 1 - 18 (based on level) ability power and 10 - 180 (based on level) mana.
  • The Hex Core mk-1 item.png The Hex Core mk-1: Passive: Grants 3 - 54 (based on level) ability power and 15 - 270 (based on level) mana.
  • The Hex Core mk-2 item.png The Hex Core mk-2: Passive: Grants 6 - 108 (based on level) ability power and 20 - 360 (based on level) mana.
  • Perfect Hex Core item.png Perfect Hex Core: Passive: Grants 10 - 180 (based on level) ability power and 25 - 450 (based on level) mana.

Champion Abilities

Note: Only the ability power buffs of these abilities are shown here. To read more information on each of these abilities, follow the links to their champions' pages.

  • Singed Singed's Insanity Potion.png Insanity Potion grants him 35 / 50 / 80 ability power for 25 seconds.
  • Thresh Thresh's Damnation.png Damnation passively generates souls for him to collect, with each soul collected permanently granting 0.75 ability power.
  • Veigar Veigar's Phenomenal Evil Power.png Phenomenal Evil Power permanently grants him 1 ability power whenever he hits an enemy champion with an ability, and 5 ability power whenever he scores a champion takedown.
  • Vladimir Vladimir's Crimson Pact.png Crimson Pact grants ability power equal to 2.5% of his bonus health.


  • Natural Talent mastery 2016.png Natural Talent: Grants 0.4 / 0.8 / 1.2 / 1.6 / 2 + (0.089 / 0.178 / 0.267 / 0.356 / 0.444 × level) attack damage (2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 at level 18) and 0.6 / 1.2 / 1.8 / 2.4 / 3 + (0.133 / 0.267 / 0.4 / 0.533 / 0.667 × level) ability power (3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 at level 18).

Neutral Buffs

  • Dragon Slayer.png Dragon Slayer grants 8 / 16 / 24% ability power.
  • Hand of Baron.png Hand of Baron grants up to 40 ability power (among other bonuses) for 3 minutes.


Type Tier 3 % of Highest Price
Ability Power
AP mark 3 Mark 0.59 36% IP 410
AP seal 3 Seal 0.59 36% IP 410
AP glyph 3 Glyph 1.19 72% IP 410
AP quint 3 Quintessence 4.95 100% IP 512
Scaling Ability Power
Scaling AP mark 3 Mark 0.1 - 1.8 (based on level) 59% IP 410
Scaling AP seal 3 Seal 0.1 - 1.8 (based on level) 59% IP 410
Scaling AP glyph 3 Glyph 0.17 - 3.06 (based on level) 100% IP 410
Scaling AP quint 3 Quintessence 0.43 - 7.74 (based on level) 84% IP 1025


Last updated: August 11th, 2017, patch V7.16

Last updated: April 23rd, 2017, patch V7.8

  • The highest attainable ability power by a playable champion at level 1 is 61.92 on Vladimir Vladimir thanks to his passive, Crimson Pact.png Crimson Pact. To reach this amount, he must:
  • This combination will result in Vladimir Vladimir having 61.92 ability power.
  • Relevant mathematics: