Executioner's Calling is an advanced item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Executioner's Calling item
Executioner's Calling
Gold 800 (Gold 450)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Executioner's Calling item Executioner's Calling is 65.63% gold efficient without its passive.


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Notes

Strategy

Trivia

  • Shortly after its update in V1.0.0.61 the item had to be hotfixed as it was dealing extremely high damage-over-time based on ability power instead of the intended 4 damage-per-second.
  • This item was originally removed because it was rarely purchased (even against teams/champions heavily reliant on sustain), due to its extreme slot inneficiency as it gave mediocre stats and could not build into anything useful.
    • However, it was re-added into the game on patch V5.22, albeit with different stats and as part of Mortal Reminder item a new item's recipe, therefore giving this item better slot efficiency and a better niche.

Lore

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Born Out of Necessity - The History of the Executioner’s Calling
Reira Kashuld commenting from the Institute of War

I love artifacts and armaments. I really, really do. In my hometown of the Kashuld Province in Ionia, there is no greater pride than our knowledge, love, and craft for artifacts. From the most basic Cloth Armor item Cloth Armor to the most intricate of Negatron Cloak item Negatron-Alloy woven cloaks, the specs and methods of craft really set my heart aflutter. This is especially the case when considering a blade with as rich a history as the Executioner’s Calling Long Sword.

More often than not new weaponry is born out of necessity. Ridley and Hollow Armaments (R.H. Armaments), a weapons contractor based in the city-state of Noxus, has always remained a very stable business. This is mostly due to the good relationship they have with the city-state itself, whose contracts makes up more than 70% of the company’s revenue.

Fifteen years ago during the Noxian invasion of Ionia, the standard issue weapon for the frontline troops was the Conquest I Long Sword (the grandfather of the R.H. Armaments Long Sword item Long Sword that is used in the League today). Its popularity is owed to its rugged durability, ease of use, and low production cost for an iron weapon. The Conquest I Long Sword was so popular in its day that you could find one in nearly every Noxian household!

During the war, the Noxian forces encountered many problems when facing Ionian military units. This was in part because Ionian squads always contained at least one medical officer which gave Ionians an advantage in small skirmish situations. To match this, R.H. Armaments developed the Executioner’s Calling Long Sword (ECLS1).

The ECLS1 was not made entirely out of plain iron like the original Conquest I, but instead was forged of 82% iron and 18% Scarlet steel, which helped fuel the relentless attacks of the Noxian army. The blade itself was thinner and sturdier, allowing the wielder to precisely target the enemy’s vital points, this however came at the cost of overall heft and raw power.

The most interesting modification to the ECLS1 was a barbed hook at the very tip of the blade, which was used for tearing into enemies on each attack. This inflicted a very severe wound that was difficult for healers to mend, and caused progressive tissue damage well after the initial injury.

In response to this, the Ionian military changed their tactics and began to utilize more ranged, hit-and-run strategies to keep the Noxians at bay. This was when R.H. Armaments countered with the ECLS2 – a modified version of the ECLS1 with an eject-able barb at the end of the blade. With a simple flick of the wrist, experienced users can fire the barb at enemy targets from a distance. This “feature” was met with some contention, however, due to it requiring much more training to use effectively than the ECLS1.

The Arcanum Majoris approved the original ECLS1 for use in League matches, but they upgraded to the ECLS2 on February 24, 20 CLE last year. Currently the League uses the ECLS2-L (League) model, which was specifically commissioned by the Arcanum Majoris. The ECLS2-L features a slightly higher amount of scarlet steel, at the cost of a bit more weight. The result provides much more life-essence siphoning than the original.

The weapon itself is a joy to use. It has perfect 50-50 weight balance which is barely thrown off by ejecting the barb. The almost rapier-like shape of the blade offers unparalleled precision versus any other blade in its class. My only complaint is that the stock handle is shoddily molded and slippery.

The Executioner’s Calling Long Sword was a tide-turning weapon developed in a time of need. Although its ease-of-use is often put in question, it can be devastating in the hands of a skilled wielder. It works well in a situation where more “permanent” damage is necessary and will get the job done when used correctly. R.H. Armaments has not released any information on a third model yet, but I will be the first to bring you that information if and when it comes!"

Excerpt from The Journal of Justice: Volume 1, Issue 17

Patch History

V5.22 Re-added
V4.21
  • Removed from the game.
V4.20
V3.14
  • Combine cost increased to Gold 740 from Gold 700.
    • Total cost unchanged.
V3.02
  • Critical strike chance increased to 20% from 15%.
V1.0.0.152
  • Total cost increased to Gold 1900 from Gold 1350.
    • Combine cost increased to Gold 700 from Gold 500.
  • Removed: +18% life steal.
  • New Effect: Grants 25 attack damage.
  • Removed Active: For the next 10 seconds, your damage against enemy champions applies Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds, reducing the target's healing and regeneration by 50% for 8 seconds (20 second cooldown).
  • Unique Passive - Executioner's Mark: Damage applies Executioner's Mark on the target dealing 4 damage per second for 8 seconds.
  • New Unique Passive: Basic attacks inflict Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 1.5 seconds.
V1.0.0.97
  • Removed: Removing stealth when used.
V1.0.0.86
  • New Effect: Healing reduction is now named Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds.
  • Healing reduction duration increased to 8 seconds from 7.
  • Active cooldown reduced to 20 seconds from 45.
V1.0.0.79
  • Active cooldown reduced to 45 seconds from 60.
V1.0.0.75
  • Removed: Executioner's Mark's 65% reduced healing on the target.
  • New Effect: Executioner's Mark's damage over time can now hit minions.
  • New Active: For the next 10 seconds, your damage against enemy champions reduces the target's healing and regeneration by 50% for 7 seconds (60 second cooldown).
V1.0.0.74
  • Executioner's Mark duration reduced to 8 seconds from 12.
V1.0.0.61
  • Lifesteal increased to 18% from 15%.
  • Executioner's Mark duration increased to 12 seconds from 8 seconds.
  • Executioner's Mark healing reduction increased to 65% from 40%.
  • New Effect: Executioner's Mark now deals 4 damage per second for the duration, for a total of 48 damage.
V0.9.25.34
  • Recipe cost reduced to Gold 750 from Gold 950.
V0.9.22.15 Added
  • Recipe: ? + Gold 950 = Gold ?
  • Stats: +15% life steal, +15% critical strike chance.
  • Unique Passive - Executioner's Mark: Damage applies Executioner's Mark on the target reducing the target's healing by 40% for 8 seconds.

References

  1. Itemlist on leagueoflegends.com

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