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Athene's Unholy Grail is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1] 

Recipe

Athene's Unholy Grail item
Athene's Unholy Grail
2250 Gold (450 Gold)
Fiendish Codex item
900 Gold (465 Gold)
Chalice of Harmony item
900 Gold (200 Gold)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Gold Value with passive regen

Gold Efficiency*

  • Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail's base stats are 99.04% gold efficient, without the passive effects.
  • While having a lower health % than mana %, Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail is 112.37% gold efficient.
  • While having a lower mana % than health %, Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail is 121.26% gold efficient.


Strategy

The passive stacks additively with Chalice of Harmony item.png Chalice of Harmony and Mikael's Crucible item.png Mikael's Crucible passives.

Similar Items

Notes

  • Healing amplification is applied to the total heal value from the passive.
  • To fully utilize the healing passive, the champion using the Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail needs to have at least a heal or a shield in their kit and, preferably, deal enough damage with abilities to acquire stacks quickly.

Development

Announcement made by ByronicHero:[2]

In the Darius Patch, we’ll also be rolling out a new upgrade option to the classic Magic Resistance item Chalice of Harmony. To help keep Chalice a viable item choice late into the game, we wanted to add a late game upgrade aimed specifically at Ability Power carries who might have trouble keeping their Mana high. With that in mind, we’ve added the option to add some damage stats later in the game by upgrading to Athene’s Unholy Grail.
The Chalice Conundrum
The added Magic Resistance from Chalice of Harmony combined with the heavy Mana Regeneration granted by its unique passive makes it an attractive option for an Ability Power in a disadvantageous position – particularly one that is heavily reliant on the Crest of the Ancient Golem. In the event that you find yourself behind your lane opponent with the enemy team invading your jungle, a timely Chalice can give you the added durability you need to rally. Meanwhile, the rapid Mana Regeneration can function as a sort of surrogate golem buff, allowing even the most heavily Mana reliant caster to continue fighting effectively.
Unfortunately, while Chalice of Harmony might be the right item choice to fuel an early game comeback, without any damage stats mage players often sell it as the game wears on or simply avoid buying it altogether. For this reason, we decided to offer the option to pick up a little a little extra bang for your buck by upgrading to Athene’s Unholy Grail.
My Cup Runneth Over
To give Chalice of Harmony the staying power it needs to carry on into late game, we decided to add the option combine it with Fiendish Codex to build Athene’s Unholy Grail. With some added Ability Power and Cooldown Reduction, Athene’s Unholy Grail can easily function as a core item for mages interested in picking up some additional durability.
Moreover, in addition to the passive Mana Regeneration afforded by Chalice of Harmony’s unique passive, Athene’s Unholy Grail also has the added benefit of granting a significant Mana bonus upon scoring a kill or assist. This can keep an aggressively ganking Ability Power carry topped off and in the field, as well as grant some additional staying power over the course of a protracted team fight.
I'll Drink to That!
With the addition of a few offensive stats and a new, offensively focused Mana Regeneration mechanic, the new upgrade to Chalice of Harmony should make it a more attractive option for casters early on in the game. Upgrading to Athene’s Unholy Grail, can help you convert that early game comeback into late game staying power.

Trivia

  • The item is named after Athene, a summoner who got 5,000 referrals and is a popular figure in video gaming, most notable for playing World of Warcraft prior to LoL.
    • Athene is an alternative spelling of Athena, the Greek Goddess of battle strategy.
  • Athene's Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail was codenamed "Chalice of Discord" before its final name was settled upon.
    • This nickname is an ironic contrast to its lesser component item Chalice of Harmony item.png Chalice of Harmony, and is probably intended to highlight the more offensive properties of the item.

Patch History

V6.9:

  • Ability power reduced to 40 from 60.
  • Base mana regen reduced to 75% from 100%.
  • New Recipe: Chalice of Harmony item.png Chalice of Harmony + Fiendish Codex item.png Fiendish Codex + 450 Gold
    • Total cost reduced to 2250 Gold from 2700 Gold.
  • No longer grants Mana Font.
  • No longer restores mana on kill or assist.
  • New Unique Passive: Gain 20% of the premitigation damage dealt to champions as Blood Charges, up to 100 - 250 (based on level). Healing or shielding another ally consumes charges to heal them, up to the original effect amount.
  • New Unique Passive: Grants 100% base health regen per 5 seconds if your current health percentage is lower than your current mana percentage. Grants 100% base mana regen per 5 seconds if your current mana percentage is lower than your current health percentage.

V6.2:

  • Combine cost reduced to 465 Gold from 565 Gold.
    • Total cost reduced to 2700 Gold from 2800 Gold.

V5.22:

  • Total cost increased to 2800 Gold from 2700 Gold.

V5.13:

V5.6:

  • Mana regeneration increased to 100% from 50%.
  • Now restores 30% of your max mana on a kill or assist up from 15%.

V4.21:

  • Mana Font regeneration increased to 2% from 1.5%.

V4.20:

  • Mana regeneration per 5 seconds changed to 50% from 10.
  • Unique Passive "Mana Font" changed to "Restores 1.5% of missing mana every 5 seconds".
  • Item cost increased to 2700 Gold from 2600 Gold.
    • Combined cost reduced to 880 Gold from 900 Gold.

V4.10:

  • Magic resistance reduced to 25 from 40.
  • Mana regeneration per 5 seconds reduced to 10 from 15.
  • Passive: Mana restoration on kill or assist increased to 15% from 12%.

V3.02:

  • Cooldown reduction increased to 20% from 15%.

V3.01:

  • Item cost reduced to 2600 Gold from 2800 Gold.
  • Combine cost reduced to 900 Gold from 920 Gold.
  • Undocumented: Cooldown reduction is no longer Unique.

V1.0.0.152:

V1.0.0.142:

  • Ability power increased to 90 from 80.
  • Magic resist increased to 40 from 36.

V1.0.0.140: Added

  • Recipe: Fiendish Codex item.png Fiendish Codex + Amplifying Tome item.png Amplifying Tome + Chalice of Harmony item.png Chalice of Harmony + 500 Gold = 2950 Gold
  • Effects:
    • +80 ability power.
    • +36 magic resistance.
    • +15 mana regeneration per 5 seconds.
    • Unique passive: 15% cooldown reduction.
    • Unique passive: Restores 12% of your maximum mana on kill or assist.
    • Unique passive: Increases your mana regeneration by 1% per 1% mana missing.

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