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Attack damage (or AD) directly increases the physical damage of a unit's autoattack and also improves the damage some champion abilities too. Every champion starts with some base attack damage that increases each level. Additionally, several items and champion abilities, as well as spells, buffs, runes and masteries grant bonus attack damage. The champion's total attack damage is the base attack damage plus the bonus attack damage.

This statistic stacks additively in most circumstances. When there are percentile attack damage bonuses, they are first added together if there are several sources and then they multiply the total attack damage of the champion.

At level 18, base attack damage ranges from 85.6 ( Thresh) to 129.7 ( Cho'Gath and  Skarner).

Attack Damage has a theoretical gold value of 36 gold per unit. This means that B. F. Sword and Pickaxe are the most efficient AD core items, with a gold/AD ratio of 34.4 and 35 respectively. The costs of these stats are always offset by increased final costs of their upgraded items, so The Bloodthirster and Infinity Edge still break even at 36 gold per 1 AD.

Increasing attack damage

Items

  • Atma's Impaler: Unique Passive: 1.5% of your maximum health is granted as bonus attack damage. +45 armor, +15% critical strike chance. 2300 gold.
  • B. F. Sword: +45 attack damage. 1550 gold.
  • Bilgewater Cutlass: +25 attack damage, +12% life steal. Unique Active: Target champion suffers 100 magic damage and is slowed by 25% for 2 seconds. 90 second cooldown and 450 range. 1400 gold.
  • Blade of the Ruined King: +25 attack damage, +15% life steal, +40% attack speed. Unique Passive: Your attacks deal 5% of the target's current health in physical damage (60 max vs. minions). Unique Active: Drains target champion, dealing 15% of the champion's maximum health in physical damage and healing you by the same amount. Additionally, you steal 30% of their movement speed for 3 seconds. 90 second cooldown and 450 range. 3200 gold.
  • Executioner's Calling: +25 attack damage, +20% Critical Strike Chance. Unique Passive: Your basic attacks inflict Grievous Wounds on enemy champions, causing 50% reduced healing and regeneration for 1.5 seconds. 1900 gold.
  • Frozen Mallet: +30 attack damage, +700 health. Unique Passive - Icy: Your basic attacks slow your target's Movement Speed by 40% for 1.5 seconds (30% slow for ranged attacks). 3300 gold.
  • Guinsoo's Rageblade: +30 attack damage, +40 ability power. Passive: On autoattack or spellcast, increases your attack speed by 4% and ability power by 4. This buff lasts for 5 seconds and stacks up to 8 times. Unique Passive: Falling below 50% health grants you 20% attack speed, 10% life steal, and 10% spell vamp until you exit combat. 30 second cooldown. 2600 gold.
  • Hexdrinker: +25 attack damage, +25 magic resistance. Unique Passive - Lifeline: If you would take magic damage which would leave you at less than 30% of your maximum health, you first gain a shield which absorbs up to 250 magic for up to 5 seconds. 60 second cooldown. 1350 gold.
  • Hextech Gunblade: +45 attack damage, +65 ability power, +10% life steal. Unique Passive: +20% spell vamp. Unique Passive: Your basic attacks and single target spells against champions reduce the cooldown of this item by 3 seconds. Unique Active: Deals 150 + 40% AP magic damage and slows the target champion by 40% for 2 seconds. 60 second cooldown and 700 range. 3400 gold.
  • Last Whisper: +40 attack damage. Unique Passive: +35% armor penetration. 2300 gold.
  • Long Sword: +10 attack damage. 360 gold.
  • Manamune: +20 attack damage. Unique Passive - Awe: You gain attack damage equal to 2% of your maximum mana. +250 mana, +7 mana regeneration. Unique Passive - Mana Charge: Each time you attack, cast a spell or spend mana, you gain 4 maximum mana (3 second cooldown). Bonus Caps at +750 mana. Transforms into Muramana at 750 bonus mana. 2100 gold.
  • Maw of Malmortius: +60 attack damage. Unique Passive: Gain +1 attack damage for every 2% health missing, capped at 35 attack damage. +40 magic resistance. Unique Passive: If you would take magic damage which would leave you at less than 30% of your maximum health, you first gain a shield which absorbs up to 400 magic damage for 5 seconds. 90 second cooldown. 3200 gold.
  • Muramana: +20 attack damage. Unique Passive - Awe: You gain attack damage equal to 2% of your maximum mana. +1000 mana, +7 mana regeneration. Toggle: Your single target spells and attack consume 3% of your current mana to deal twice the amount as physical damage. 2100 gold.
  • Phage: +20 attack damage, +200 health. Unique Passive - Rage: Basic attacks grant 20 movement speed for 2 seconds on hit. Minion, monster, and champion kills grant 60 movement speed for 2 seconds. The movement speed bonus is halved for ranged champions. 1325 gold.
  • Pickaxe: +25 attack damage. 875 gold.
  • Ravenous Hydra: +75 attack damage, +15 health regeneration, +12 life steal. Passive: Damage dealt by this item works with life steal. Unique Passive - Cleave: Your attacks deal up to 60% of your attack damage to units around your target - decaying down to 20% near the edge. Unique Active - Crescent: Deals up to 100% of your attack damage to units around you - decaying down to 60% near the edge. 10 second cooldown. 3300 gold.
  • The Black Cleaver: +50 attack damage, +200 health, +10% cooldown, Unique: +10 armor penetration. Unique Passive: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion reduces their armor by 5% for 4 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times. 3000 gold.
  • The Brutalizer: +25 attack damage. Unique Passive: +10 armor penetration, +10% cooldown reduction. 1337 gold.
  • Tiamat: +40 attack damage, +15 health regeneration. Unique Passive - Cleave: Your attacks deal up to 60% of your attack damage to units around your target - decaying down to 20% near the edge. Unique Active - Crescent: Deals up to 100% of your attack damage to units around you - decaying down to 60% near the edge. 10 second cooldown. 1900 gold.
  • Trinity Force: +30 attack damage, +30 ability power, +30% attack speed, +10% critical strike chance, +250 health, +200 mana, +8% movement speed. Unique Passive - Rage: Basic attacks grant 20 movement speed for 2 seconds on hit. Minion, monster, and champion kills grant 60 movement speed for 2 seconds. Unique Passive - Spellblade: After using an ability, your next basic attack deals bonus physical damage equal to 200% of your base attack damage. 2 second cooldown. 3703 gold.
  • Youmuu's Ghostblade: +30 attack damage, +15% critical chance, +20 armor penetration, +10% cooldown reduction. Unique Active: Gain 40% attack speed and 20% movement speed for 6 seconds (4 seconds for if ranged). 2700 gold.
  • Vampiric Scepter: +10 attack damage, +10% life steal. 800 gold.
  • Zeke's Herald: Unique Aura: Nearby allied champions gain 10% life steal and 20 attack damage. +250 health, 20% cooldown reduction. 2550 gold.
  • Zephyr: +25 attack damage, +50% attack speed, +10% movement speed, +10% cooldown reduction. Unique Passive - Tenacity: The duration of stuns, slows, taunts, fears, silences, blinds, and immobilizes are reduce by 35%. 2850 gold.

Variable Availability

  • S Doran's Blade: +8 attack damage, +80 health. Passive: Basic attacks restore 3 health for ranged, and 5 health for melee champions. 440 gold.
  • CH Entropy: +55 attack damage, +275 health. Unique Passive - Rage: Basic attacks grant 20 movement speed for 2 seconds on hit. Minion, monster, and champion kills grant 60 movement speed for 2 seconds. Unique Active: For 5 seconds, your attacks reduce your target's movement speed by 30% and deal 80 true damage over 2.5 seconds. 60 second cooldown. 2700 gold.
  • SH Elixir of Fortitude: On use, grants 15 attack damage and 120–235 health, based on champion level for 3 minutes. 350 gold.
  • TCH Grez's Spectral Lantern: +15 attack damage, +20 armor, +12% life steal. Unique Passive: Your basic attacks against minions and monsters have a 20% chance to deal 200 bonus magic damage. Unique Active: A stealth-detecting mist grants vision in the target area for 10 seconds. 60 second cooldown. 1350 gold.
  • S Feral Flare: +15 attack damage, +35% attack speed. Unique Passive - Maim: Champion kills, assists and large monsters slain will grant Feral stacks. Basic attacks deal 100 (+3 per Feral stack) bonus magic damage and restore 10 (+1 per Feral stack) health. Enemy champions take 33% of the bonus magic damage. UNIQUE: Gain 30% increased gold from monsters. Unique Passive - Gold Income: You may only be in possession of 1 Gold Income item. Unique Active: Places a Stealth Ward at target location that lasts for 180 seconds. 180 seconds cooldown (600 cast range). 1650 gold.
  • T Ichor of Rage: Grants 20-42 attack damage based on champion level, 20-42% attack speed based on champion level, and 15% increased damage to turrets for 4 minutes. 500 gold.
  • SC Infinity Edge: +70 attack damage, +25% critical strike chance. Unique Passive: +50% critical strike damage. 3800 gold.
  • TC Lord Van Damm's Pillager: +70 attack damage, +25% critical strike chance. Unique Passive: +50% critical strike damage. 3800 gold.
  • CH Mercurial Scimitar: +60 attack damage, +45 magic resist. Unique Active - Quicksilver: Removes all debuffs from your champion. If your champion is Melee, this item also grants 50% bonus movement speed for 1 second. 90 second cooldown. 3700 gold.
  • C Prospector's Blade: +16 attack damage, +15% attack speed, Unique Passive - Prospector: +150 health. 950 gold.
  • TCH Sanguine Blade: +50 attack damage. Unique Passive: On hit, you gain 6 attack damage and 1% life steal. This buff lasts for 4 seconds and stacks up to 5 times. +15% life steal. 2175 gold.
  • STH Spirit of the Elder Lizard: +30 attack damage, +10% cooldown reduction. Unique Passive - Incinerate: Basic attacks and non-periodic spell damage burn the target for 12 + (2 × level) true damage over 3 seconds. Unique Passive - Butcher: Against monsters, deal 20% bonus damage and restore 8% of damage dealt to monsters as health and 4% as mana (half effect for area of effect spells). Unique Passive - Conservation: You generate Conservation stacks every 1.5 seconds, up to 80. Killing a large monster will consume up to 40 stacks and grant 1 bonus gold per stack consumed. Unique Passive - Gold Income: You may only be in possession of 1 Gold Income item. 2000 gold.
  • S Sword of the Occult: +10 attack damage. Unique Passive: You gain +5 attack damage per stack, receiving 2 stacks for a kill or 1 stack for an assist. This effect can stack 20 times; you lose a third of your stacks if you die. At 20 stacks, you gain +15% movement speed. 1200 gold.
  • S The Bloodthirster: +70 attack damage. Passive: Gain +1 attack damage and +0.2% life steal per kill up to a maximum of +30 attack damage and +6% life steal. Half of the stacks are lost upon death.+12% life steal. 3200 gold.
  • TCH The Lightbringer: +20 attack damage, +200 health, +25 armor, +15% life steal. Unique Passive - Vanquish: Basic attacks have a 20% chance to deal 100 bonus magic damage (doubled for non-champions). Unique Passive - Trap Detection: Nearby stealthed enemy traps are revealed. Unique Active: Covers a target area in a stealth-detecting mist that grants vision for 10 seconds. 60 second cooldown. 2200 gold.
  • TC Wicked Hatchet: +20 attack damage, +10% critical strike chance. Unique Passive: Critical strikes causes your target to bleed for an additional 60% of your bonus AD as physical damage over 3 seconds. 1200 gold.
  • S Wriggle's Lantern: +12 attack damage, +30% attack speed. Unique Passive - Maim: Basic attacks against monsters deal 100 bonus magic damage and restore 10 health. UNIQUE: Gain 30% increased gold from monsters. Unique Passive - Gold Income: You may only be in possession of 1 Gold Income item. Unique Active: Places a Stealth Ward at target location that lasts for 180 seconds. 180 seconds cooldown (600 cast range). 1650 gold.

Champion abilities

Note: Only the attack damage bonus effect of these abilities is shown here, to read more information on each of these abilities, follow the link on each of them.

  •  Alistar's  Unbreakable Will increases his attack damage by 60 / 75 / 90 for 7 seconds.
  •  Dr. Mundo's  Masochism increases his attack damage by 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100 plus 0.4 / 0.55 / 0.7 / 0.85 / 1 per 1% health he is missing for 5 seconds.
  •  Fiora's  Riposte increases her attack damage by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35.
  •  Gangplank's  Raise Morale passively increases his attack damage by 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16. He can activate this ability to increase his attack damage by 12 / 19 / 26 / 33 / 40 instead and nearby allied champions' attack damage by half of that amount for 7 seconds.
  •  Hecarim's  Warpath passive gains attack damage equal to 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25% of his bonus movement speed.
  •  Janna's  Eye Of The Storm increases an allied unit's attack damage by 14 / 23 / 32 / 41 / 50 (+10% AP) for 5 seconds or until the shield breaks.
  •  Malphite's  Brutal Strikes increases his attack damage by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% for 6 seconds.
  •  Master Yi's  Wuju Style passively increases his attack damage by 10% of his attack damage when the ability is not on cooldown.
  •  Nasus's  Fury of the Sands grants him 6.375% of the damage it deals as attack damage.
  •  Nocturne's  Duskbringer grants him 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 attack damage as long as he is on the trail created by the ability.
  •  Poppy's  Paragon of Demacia increases her attack damage by 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 when she is hit by an attack or hits an enemy. This buff lasts for 5 seconds and stacks up to 10 times. She can activate this ability to gain max stacks.
  •  Rammus's  Spiked Shell passively increases his attack damage by 25% of his armor.
  •  Rengar's  Empowered Savagery increases his attack damage by 10% for 5 seconds.
  •  Riven's  Blade of the Exile increases her attack damage by 20% for 15 seconds.
  •  Sion's  Enrage increases his attack damage by 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 for as long as the ability is toggled on.
  •  Sona's  Hymn of Valor increases the attack damage of nearby allied champions by 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 while active and persists for 1 second after deactivation.
  •  Taric's  Radiance increases his attack damage by 30 / 50 / 70 and half of that to nearby allied champions for 10 seconds.
  •  Trundle's  Chomp increases his attack damage by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 for 8 seconds.
  •  Tryndamere's  Bloodlust passively increases his attack damage by 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 plus 0.15 / 0.20 / 0.25 / 0.30 / 0.35 per 1% of his maximum health missing.
  •  Twitch's  Spray And Pray increases his attack damage by 20 / 28 / 36 for 7 seconds.
  •  Vayne's  Final Hour increases her attack damage by 25 / 40 / 55 for 8 / 10 / 12 seconds.
  •  Zed's  Living Shadow passively increases his bonus attack damage by 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25%.

Masteries

  • Brute Force increases your champion's attack damage by 0.22 / 0.44 / 0.66 per level (4 / 8 / 12 bonus attack damage at level 18).
  • Martial Mastery increases your champion's attack damage by 4.

Runes

Name Type Tier 1 (Lesser) Tier 2 (Normal) Tier 3 (Greater)
Might

(Attack damage per level)

Mark

GMarks (3)

0.06 per level (1.45)

30 IP

0.08 per level (1.94)

165 IP

0.13 per level (2.34)

410 IP

Seal

Seals (2)

0.03 per level (0.72)

15 IP

0.04 per level (0.98)

80 IP

0.06 per level (1.08)

205 IP

Glyph

Glyphs (2)

0.02 per level (0.48)

30 IP

0.03 per level (0.57)

165 IP

0.04 per level (0.73)

410 IP

Quintessence

Quintessences (2)

0.14 per level (2.52)

40 IP

0.19 per level (3.42)

205 IP

0.25 per level (4.5)

515 IP

Strength

(Attack damage)

Mark

GMarks (1)

0.54

15 IP

0.75

80 IP

0.95

205 IP

Seal

Seals (1)

0.24

15 IP

0.33

80 IP

0.43

205 IP

Glyph

Glyphs (1)

0.15

15 IP

0.21

80 IP

0.28

205 IP

Quintessence

Quintessences (1)

1.25

80 IP

1.75

410 IP

2.25

1025 IP

Neutral buffs

Decreasing attack damage

Champion's abilities

Note: Only the attack damage reduction effect of these abilities is shown here, to read more information on each of these abilities, follow the link on each of them. Effects that reduces damage is not the same as decreasing a champion's attack damage.

  •  Tryndamere's  Mocking Shout reduces surrounding enemy champions' attack damage by 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 for 4 seconds.
  •  Trundle's  Chomp reduces the opponent's attack damage by 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20 for 8 seconds.

List of champions' attack damage

The highest and lowest base damage champions
Champion Level Top 5 champions Bottom 5 champions
Level 1 1.  Maokai 61.3 dmg 1.  Karthus 45.45 dmg
2.  Warwick 60.135 dmg 2.  Orianna 46.6 dmg
3.  Singed 60.025 dmg 2.  Lulu 46.6 dmg
4.  Galio 59.675 dmg 4.  Teemo 47.5 dmg
4.  Jax
4.  Malphite 5.  Vladimir 48 dmg
4.  Poppy
Level 18 1.  Cho'Gath 129.7 dmg 1.  Thresh 85.6 dmg
1.  Skarner 2.  Orianna 90.8 dmg
3.  Kassadin 122.5 dmg 2.  Lulu 90.8 dmg
4.  Alistar 120.19 dmg 4.  Fiddlesticks 93.2 dmg
5.  Blitzcrank 118.66 dmg 5.  Veigar 95.55 dmg

Trivia

This combination will result in  Malphite having 1658.47... AD.
Relevant mathematics:
 Janna AP = (180 + 120 × 4 + 137.301 + 83.16 + 16 + 8 + 40 + 40 + 20 + 35) × (1.3 × 1.05) = 1418.864265
 Malphite AD = ((110 + 100 × 5 + 50.85 + 10 + 4 + 40 + 15 + 20 + 35 + 191.8864265 + 20 + 20) × 1.05 + 117.05) × 1.4 = 1658.472546955
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