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

Sources

Champion abilities

  • Katarina Katarina's Death Lotus.png Death Lotus applies Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds to all targets hit for 3 seconds.
  • Varus Varus' Hail of Arrows.png 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.png Bramble Vest: Passive: Unique – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects 15 magic damage, inflicting Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.
  • Executioner's Calling item.png Executioner's Calling: Passive: Unique – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 3 seconds.
  • Morellonomicon item.png 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.png Mortal Reminder: Passive: Unique – Executioner: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 5 seconds.
  • Thornmail item.png Thornmail: Passive: Unique – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects magic damage equal to 25 (+ 10% bonus armor), while also inflicting Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.

Spells

  • Ignite.png 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)

Global Auras

  • The Murder Bridge map reduces all outsourced healing and regeneration effects by 50%.

Strategy

  • Grievous Wounds is generally used to limit or minimize healing of enemy champions such as Swain Swain's Ravenous Flock.png Ravenous Flock, Darius Darius' Decimate.png Decimate, Trundle Trundle's Subjugate.png Subjugate, Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo's Sadism.png Sadism or Vladimir Vladimir's Transfusion.png 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.png The Bloodthirster or Hextech Gunblade item.png 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 Garen Garen, Tahm Kench Tahm Kench, and champions that build Warmog's Armor item.png 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 Soraka Soraka, which can use Astral Infusion.png Astral Infusion to outsustain her enemies, even if her allies don't have sustain themselves.
  • Shields are a way of temporarily adding health to a champion that is not reduced by Grievous Wounds.
  • Grievous Wounds, alongside Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart, Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen or Warden's Mail item.png Warden's Mail, is a great counter to Irelia Irelia's Hiten Style.png 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%.