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Attack Damage (AD) is a value affecting the damage a unit or champion is able to deal by increasing the damage dealt by basic attacks and abilities. While every basic attack deals damage equivalent to the champions attack damage (before applying damage modifiers), abilities scale with a percentage of the champions attack damage that can range between 0% and 1200%.

Attack damage consists of two parts: Base AD and Bonus AD.

  • Base AD is the portion of attack damage originating from the champion itself, consisting of a constant base value that is individual for every champion and as well as a growth component on leveling up.
  • Bonus AD is the portion of attack damage originating from runes, masteries, abilities, auras and, most importantly, items.
    • The sum of both Base AD and Bonus AD is called Total AD.

This differentiation is important as abilities are scaling with either bonus AD or total AD, while certain item effects are scaling with only the base AD.

This statistic stacks additively. Percentile attack damage bonuses are applied after adding up the AD granted from all additive sources.

Attack Damage has a theoretical gold value of 35 Gold per unit. This means that B. F. Sword item.png B. F. Sword is the most efficient AD core item, with a gold/AD ratio of 32.5 Gold. The costs of these stats are always offset by increased final costs of their upgraded items.

Increasing attack damage

Items

Item Cost Amount Availability
B. F. Sword item.png B. F. Sword1300 Gold40Common
Bilgewater Cutlass item.png Bilgewater Cutlass1500 Gold25Common
Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King3400 Gold25Common
Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Caulfield's Warhammer1100 Gold25Common
Cull item.png Cull450 Gold7Common
Death's Dance item.png Death's Dance3500 Gold75Common
Doran's Blade item.png Doran's Blade450 Gold8Classic
Duskblade of Draktharr item.png Duskblade of Draktharr3250 Gold65Common
Edge of Night item.png Edge of Night3100 Gold60Common
Guardian's Hammer item.png Guardian's Hammer950 Gold15Howling Abyss
Essence Reaver item.png Essence Reaver3600 Gold70Common
Executioner's Calling item.png Executioner's Calling800 Gold15Common
Frozen Mallet item.png Frozen Mallet3100 Gold30Common
Giant Slayer item.png Giant Slayer1000 Gold10Common
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.png Guinsoo's Rageblade3600 Gold35Common
Hexdrinker item.png Hexdrinker1300 Gold20Common
Hextech Gunblade item.png Hextech Gunblade3400 Gold40Common
Infinity Edge item.png Infinity Edge3600 Gold70Common
Jaurim's Fist item.png Jaurim's Fist1200 Gold15Common
Last Whisper item.png Last Whisper1300 Gold25Common
Long Sword item.png Long Sword350 Gold10Common
Lord Dominik's Regards item.png Lord Dominik's Regards2700 Gold50Common
Lord Van Damm's Pillager item.png Lord Van Damm's Pillager3000 Gold50Twisted Treeline
Manamune item.png Manamune2400 Gold25Common
Manamune (Crystal Scar) item.png Manamune (Quick Charge)2400 Gold25Crystal Scar
Featured Game Modes
Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius3250 Gold50Common
Mercurial Scimitar item.png Mercurial Scimitar3600 Gold65Common
Mortal Reminder item.png Mortal Reminder2700 Gold50Common
Muramana item.png Muramana0 Gold25Common
Muramana item.png Muramana (Quick Charge)0 Gold25Crystal Scar
Featured Game Modes
Phage item.png Phage1250 Gold15Common
Pickaxe item.png Pickaxe875 Gold25Common
Prospector's Blade item.png Prospector's Blade950 Gold16Crystal Scar
Ravenous Hydra item.png Ravenous Hydra3500 Gold75Common
Serrated Dirk item.png Serrated Dirk1100 Gold25Common
Sterak's Gage item.png Sterak's Gage2600 Gold25% baseCommon
The Black Cleaver item.png The Black Cleaver3100 Gold50Common
The Bloodthirster item.png The Bloodthirster3700 Gold75Common
Tiamat item.png Tiamat1200 Gold20Common
Titanic Hydra item.png Titanic Hydra3500 Gold35Common
Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force3733 Gold25Common
Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter900 Gold15Common
Warrior item.png Warrior1625 Gold60Classic
Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade2900 Gold60Common

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.

  • Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo's Masochism.png Masochism increases his attack damage by 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110, increased by 1% per 1% health he is missing for 5 seconds.
  • Hecarim Hecarim's Warpath.png Warpath passive gains attack damage equal to 15% - 30 (based on level) of his bonus movement speed.
  • Janna Janna's Eye of the Storm.png Eye Of The Storm increases an allied unit's attack damage by 10 / 17.5 / 25 / 32.5 / 40 (+ 10% AP) for 5 seconds or until the shield breaks.
  • Jhin Jhin's Whisper.png Whisper increases his attack damage by 2% - 40% (based on level) (+ 4% per 10% critical chance) (+ 2.5% per 10% bonus attack speed).
  • Master Yi Master Yi's Wuju Style.png Wuju Style passively increases his attack damage by 10% of his attack damage when the ability is not on cooldown.
  • Nocturne Nocturne's Duskbringer.png Duskbringer grants him 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 attack damage as long as he is on the trail created by the ability.
  • Rammus Rammus' Spiked Shell.png Spiked Shell passively increases his attack damage by 25% of his armor.
  • Rengar Rengar's Bonetooth Necklace.png Bonetooth Necklace increases his attack damage by 1 / 3 / 6 / 10 / 15 attack damage + 2 / 6 / 12 / 20 / 30% of his bonus attack damage based on how many champions he has killed. Head of Kha'Zix item.png The Head of Kha'Zix, obtained from The Hunt is On!, further increases this bonus to 21 attack damage + 42% of his bonus attack damage.
  • Riven Riven's Blade of the Exile.png Blade of the Exile gives 20% of her total AD as bonus attack damage for 15 seconds.
  • Trundle Trundle's Chomp.png Chomp increases his attack damage by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 for 8 seconds.
  • Tryndamere Tryndamere's Bloodlust.png 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 Twitch's Spray and Pray.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat increases his attack damage by 20 / 30 / 40 for 7 seconds.
  • Vayne Vayne's Final Hour.png Final Hour increases her attack damage by 30 / 50 / 70 for 8 / 10 / 12 seconds.

Masteries

  • Arcane Mastery mastery s4.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).

Runes

Type Tier 3 % of Highest Price
Attack Damage
AD mark 3 Mark 0.95 100% 102 IP
AD seal 3 Seal 0.43 45% 205 IP
AD glyph 3 Glyph 0.28 29% 205 IP
AD quint 3 Quintessence 2.25 79% 512 IP
Scaling Attack Damage
Scaling AD mark 3 Mark 0.13 per level
(2.43)
100% 410 IP
Scaling AD seal 3 Seal 0.06 per level
(1.09)
45% 205 IP
Scaling AD glyph 3 Glyph 0.04 per level
(0.73)
30% 205 IP
Scaling AD quint 3 Quintessence 0.25 per level
(4.5)
62% 515 IP

Neutral buffs

  • The Hand of Baron.png Hand of Baron buff grants up to 40 attack power and ability power (scaling with game time) for 3 minutes.
  • Dragon Slayer.png Dragon Slayer grants 8 / 16 / 24% (+50% with Mark of the Elder Dragon) increased attack damage if the Infernal Drake is slain.

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 Tryndamere's Mocking Shout.png Mocking Shout reduces surrounding enemy champions' attack damage by 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 for 4 seconds.
  • Trundle Trundle's Chomp.png 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 Maokai 63.544 AD 1. Orianna Orianna 40.368 AD
2. Kalista Kalista 62.92 AD 2. Karthus Karthus 45.66 AD
3. Warwick Warwick 62.43 AD 3. Miss Fortune Miss Fortune 46 AD
4. Singed Singed 62.32 AD 4. Lulu Lulu 46.368 AD
5. Galio Galio 61.97 AD 5. Thresh Thresh 47.696 AD
4. Jax Jax
4. Malphite Malphite
Level 18 1. Mordekaiser Mordekaiser 146 AD 1. Miss Fortune Miss Fortune 63 AD
2. Illaoi Illaoi 145 AD 2. Kindred Kindred 81.79 AD
3. Darius Darius 140.88 AD 3. Vayne Vayne 84.1 AD
4. Garen Garen 134.38 AD 4. Orianna Orianna 84.568 AD
5. Skarner Skarner 133.5 AD 5. Thresh Thresh 85.096 AD

Trivia

Last updated: November 21, 2016 – V6.22


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