Grievous Wounds is a debuff that reduces all healing received by 40%.

Sources

Champion abilities

  • KatarinaSquare Katarina's Death Lotus Death Lotus applies Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds to all targets hit for 3 seconds.
  • VarusSquare Varus' Hail of Arrows Hail of Arrows creates an area of Desecrated Ground that afflicts enemies with Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds while they remain inside.

Items

  • Bramble Vest item Bramble Vest: Passive: Unique – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects 3 (+ 10% bonus armor) magic damage, while also inflicting Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.
  • Executioner's Calling item Executioner's Calling: Passive: Unique – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 3 seconds.
  • Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon: Passive: Unique: Dealing magic damage to an enemy champion below 35% health inflicts Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds to them for 8 seconds.
  • Mortal Reminder item Mortal Reminder: Passive: Unique – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 5 seconds.
  • Thornmail item Thornmail: Passive: Unique – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects 25 (+ 10% bonus armor) magic damage, while also inflicting Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.

Spells

  • Ignite Ignite: Ignites an enemy champion, dealing 70 - 410 (based on level) true damage over 5 seconds, applying Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds and revealing them for the duration. The Sight icon sight will not reveal stealth champions. (600 range) (210 second cooldown)

Notes

  • Shields are a way of temporarily adding health to a champion that is not reduced by Grievous Wounds.
Type Heal powerHybrid resistances icon Heal and Shield Power Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage Revitalize rune Revitalize Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds
Health regeneration icon Health regeneration Not done Done Not done Done
Life steal icon Life steal Not done Done Done Done
Spell vamp icon Spell vamp Not done Done Done Done
Hextech Gunblade item Drain effects Done Done Done Done
Self heals Done Done Done Done
Self shields Done Not done Done Not done
Incoming heals Not done Done Done Done
Incoming shields Not done Not done Done Not done
Outgoing heals Done Not done Done Not done
Outgoing shields Done Not done Done Not done
Elixir of Iron item Bonus health Not done Not done Not done Not done

Strategy

  • Grievous Wounds is generally used to limit or minimize healing of enemy champions such as SwainSquare Swain's Ravenous Flock Ravenous Flock, DariusSquare Darius' Decimate Decimate, TrundleSquare Trundle's Subjugate Subjugate, Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo's Sadism Sadism or VladimirSquare Vladimir's Transfusion Transfusion.
    • Grievous Wounds isn't useful just against champions with in-built sustain. Some champions (examples include most ADCs) can build items that give them sustain, such as The Bloodthirster item The Bloodthirster or Hextech Gunblade item Hextech Gunblade. Grievous Wounds is also useful against them. This is important to notice especially in situations where technically there is no champions with natural sustain on the enemy team, but the enemy ADC has massive amounts of lifesteal to sustain itself during teamfights.
    • On other hand, some champions only have sustain when out of combat. This includes GarenSquare Garen, Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench, and champions that build Warmog's Armor item Warmog's Armor. Grievous Wounds is not effective against those champions; the most effective way to prevent them from healing is to force them to stay in combat.
    • It is important to note that Grievous Wounds also affect healing from outside sources instead of just self-healing. This is especially important against SorakaSquare Soraka, which can use Astral Infusion Astral Infusion to outsustain her enemies, even if her allies don't have sustain themselves.
  • Grievous Wounds, alongside Frozen Heart item Frozen Heart, Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen or Warden's Mail item Warden's Mail, is a great counter to IreliaSquare Irelia's Hiten Style Hiten Style.


Patch history

V6.9
  • Now affects healing from all sources instead of self-healing.
V5.22
  • Now only affects self-healing from healing from all sources.
  • Healing reduction reduced to 40% from 50%.