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Lich Bane
Lich Bane
Tier Legendary

+80 ability power
+250 mana

+5% movement speed
Passive Unique – Spellblade: After using an ability, your next basic attack deals 75% base AD (+ 50% AP) bonus magic damage. 2 second cooldown.

Magic > Ability Power

Magic > Mana
Movement > Other Movement Items
Item cost 3000g (940g)
Sell value 2100g
Item Code 3100

Lich Bane is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1]


Lich Bane item
Lich Bane
3000 gold (850 gold)
Sheen item
1200 gold (365 gold)
Aether Wisp item
950 gold (515 gold)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency

  • Lich Bane is 84.6% gold efficient.
  • For the item to be gold efficient, the Spellblade effect must be worth at least 463g.

Similar Items


  • The lowest base movement speed in the game is 325. At this speed, Lich Bane grants 16.25 movement speed.
  • The movement speed stat only increases flat movement speed, and will not interact with other percentage increases.
  • Lich Bane's passive is considered an on-hit effect and, as such, is capable of being applied to skills such as  Ezreal's  Mystic Shot and  Gangplank's  Parrrley, which effectively adds a 50% AP ratio to those abilities in addition to their natural AD/AP ratios.
  • Lich Bane scales with ability power while Trinity Force scales with base attack damage. For some hybrid champions, it may be better to buy Lich Bane because once the champion reaches level 18, it becomes impossible to increase the damage from Trinity Force with items compared to Lich Bane. The proc from Lich Bane far surpasses Trinity Force with a Rabadon's Deathcap alone on the majority of champions, not to mention other AP items.
    • The highest Trinity Force is of 260, achieved by  Cho'Gath and  Skarner at level 18. Lich Bane beats it out even on those champions at 281 ability power.
  • Lich Bane does not proc spell vamp nor lifesteal.
  • Lich Bane is especially deadly if combined with an AA modifier, such as   Mordekaiser's  Mace of Spades or  Twisted Fate's  Pick A Card massively increasing the AP ratio on the ability, and is even more effective if the user can force the use only minding the 2 second cooldown.
  • Similar to Trinity Force, Lich Bane synergizes well with cooldown reduction, enabling champions to proc the bonus damage as often as possible while minding the 2 second cooldown; the 10 second bonus damage buff does not stack. Using two skills in quick succession will not accrue two stacks of bonus damage, but one.
  • Lich Bane's proc can be countered by  Jax's  Counter Strike and   Fiora's  Riposte.
  • The effect by Lich Bane can be seen on the champion as a purple glow. For example,  Kog'Maw will have a glowing mouth,  Shaco will have glowing hands, and  Master Yi will have a glowing sword, etc. The glow only appears after using an ability.
    • The same thing will occur with Sheen, Iceborn Gauntlet and Trinity Force. You can easily distinguish between Lich Bane buff and that of the other items by looking at the color.
      • The particle from Sheen and Trinity Force is bright red and it leaves a small trail.
      • The particle from Iceborn Gauntlet is bright blue.
      • The particle from Lich Bane is bright purple.

Patch history


  • Combine cost reduced to 850g from 940g (total cost unchanged).
  • New recipe: Sheen + Aether Wisp.


  • Spellblade now deals (+75% base AD)(+50% AP) instead of 50 (+75% AP).


  • Combine cost increased to 940g from 880g (total cost unchanged).


  • Item cost reduced to 3000g from 3470g.
  • Combine cost reduced to 880g from 950g.
  • New recipe: Sheen + Blasting Wand
  • No longer grants magic resistance.
  • Mana reduced to 250 from 350.
  • Movement speed reduced to 5% from 7%.
  • Passive's on-hit magic damage changed to 50 + 75% AP magic damage from 100% AP physical damage.
  • Particle effects have been updated.


  • Now displays its cooldown on the item itself rather than with a buff.


  • Fixed a bug where the cost was inadvertently increased and the mana gain lowered.


  • "Reservoir" system has been removed. Lich Bane will now strictly respect the cooldown time between procs. The cooldown has been reduced to 2 second delays between procs from 3 seconds.


  • Now has an internal cooldown of 3 seconds (but now works with all spells including  Lay Waste and  Hate Spike).


  • Fixed tooltip.

June 26, 2009 Patch:

  • Recipe changed: Now requires Null-Magic Mantle instead of Amplifying Tome.
  • Cost increased to 950 from 710.
  • Movement speed reduced to 7% from 8%.
  • Ability power reduced to 80 from 100.
  • Magic resistance increased to 32 from 0.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

  • Movement speed reduced to 8% from 10%.
  • Ability power reduced to 100 from 110.

May 29, 2009 Patch:

  • Unique effect no longer stacks with Sheen's effect.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Passive now unable to crit.

May 9, 2009 Patch: Added

  • Lich Bane: High tier legendary Ability Power / Mana item (which uses Sheen) with Unique passive: 100% chance when an ability is used that your next physical attack deals +Ability Power bonus damage.
    • Recipe: Amplifying Tome + Sheen + Blasting Wand + 710 g
    • + 110 ability power
    • + 10% movement speed
    • +350 mana
    • Unique passive: 100% chance when an ability is used that your next physical attack deals +Ability Power bonus damage.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Lich Bane

  • about lich bane and ice born?

    3 messages
    • Named_item_effect#Spellblade Apparently, the order of priority is Lich Bane -> Trinity Force -> Iceborn Gauntlet -> Sheen. So no, only Lich B...
    • from the "spellblade" entry: "The area of effect slow is not considered part of the "Spellblade" effect, and is instead classified as Icy. If ...
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