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

Recipe

Lich Bane item
Lich Bane
Gold 3200 (Gold 450)
Sheen item
Gold 1050 (Gold 700)
Aether Wisp item
Gold 850 (Gold 415)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Lich Bane item Lich Bane is 82.29% gold efficient without its passive.
  • On manaless champions, Lich Bane is 71.35% gold efficient without its passive.


Similar Items

Notes

Lich Bane effect

Lich Bane's effect.

  • Lich Bane item Lich Bane does not proc spell vamp nor lifesteal.
  • Lich Bane item Lich Bane's proc can be countered by JaxSquare Jax's Counter Strike Counter Strike and FioraSquare Fiora's Riposte Riposte.
  • The passive's 1.5 second cooldown will not begin after using an ability, but after hitting an enemy with the spellblade-empowered auto attack.
  • The lowest base movement speed in the game is 325. At this speed, Lich Bane item Lich Bane grants 22.75 movement speed.
  • The movement speed stat only increases flat movement speed, and will not interact with other percentage increases.
  • The passive on Lich Bane item Lich Bane effectively costs 533 gold, this is equivalent to about 24.5 AP. For Lich Bane item Lich Bane to be worth purchasing, the passive must deal more damage than an additional 25 AP would.
  • Lich Bane item Lich Bane's passive is considered an on-hit effect and, as such, is capable of being applied to skills such as EzrealSquare Ezreal's Mystic Shot Mystic Shot and GangplankSquare Gangplank's Parrrley Parrrley, which effectively adds a 50% AP ratio to those abilities in addition to their natural AD/AP ratios.
  • Lich Bane item Lich Bane is especially deadly if combined with an AA modifier, such as  Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate's Pick a Card 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 1.5 second cooldown.
  • Lich Bane item Lich Bane scales with base attack damage and ability power while Trinity Force item Trinity Force only scales with base attack damage. For some hybrid champions, it may be better to buy Lich Bane item Lich Bane because once the champion reaches level 18, it becomes impossible to increase the damage from Trinity Force item Trinity Force with items compared to Lich Bane item Lich Bane. The proc from Lich Bane item Lich Bane far surpasses Trinity Force item Trinity Force with a Rabadon's Deathcap item Rabadon's Deathcap alone on the majority of champions, not to mention other AP items.
    • The highest Trinity Force item Trinity Force is of 292, achieved by MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser at level 18. Lich Bane item Lich Bane beats it out on Mordekaiser at 365 ability power.
  • Similar to Trinity Force item Trinity Force, Lich Bane item Lich Bane synergizes well with cooldown reduction, enabling champions to proc the bonus damage as often as possible while minding the 1.5 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.
  • Unlike Trinity Force, Lich Bane does not necessarily need to be used by champions with high base attack damage to deal the highest damage possible, since Lich Bane is the only Spellblade item that can scale (with AP in its case). Just making sure to stack a lot of AP is enough to ensure that this item will deal relevant damage. However, Lich Bane still deals more damage with higher base AD, due to its base AD scaling.
  • The effect by Lich Bane item Lich Bane can be seen on the champion as a purple glow. For example, Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw will have a glowing mouth, ShacoSquare Shaco will have glowing hands, and Master YiSquare Master Yi will have a glowing sword, etc. The glow only appears after using an ability.
    • The same thing will occur with Sheen item Sheen, Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet and Trinity Force item Trinity Force. You can easily distinguish between Lich Bane item Lich Bane buff and that of the other items by looking at the color.
      • The particle from Sheen item Sheen and Trinity Force item Trinity Force is bright red and it leaves a small trail.
      • The particle from Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet is bright blue.
      • The particle from Lich Bane item Lich Bane is bright purple.
  • The bonus damage does not stack with Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet, Trinity Force item Trinity Force, or Sheen item Sheen since they all have a unique passive with the same name.
  • Only the more damaging is used:
    • 1. Lich Bane item Lich Bane
      • 75% base AD + (50% AP) bonus magic damage.
    • 2. Trinity Force item Trinity Force
      • 200% base AD bonus physical damage.
    • 3. Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet
      • 100% base AD bonus physical damage.
    • 4. Sheen item Sheen
      • 100% base AD bonus physical damage.


Patch history

V5.22
V5.2
  • Combine cost increased to Gold 950 from Gold 850.
    • Total cost unchanged.
V4.13
  • Now correctly lists the Spellblade passive as having a 1.5 second cooldown.
V4.5
V4.4
  • Spellblade base damage changed to 75% base AD from 50.
  • Spellblade AP scaling reduced to 50% AP 75% AP.
V3.04
  • Combine cost increased to Gold 940 from Gold 880.
    • Total cost unchanged.
V1.0.0.152
  • New Recipe: Sheen item Sheen + Blasting Wand item Blasting Wand + Gold 880 = Gold 3000
  • 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.
V1.0.0.146
  • Now displays its cooldown on the item itself rather than with a buff.
V1.0.0.110
  • Fixed a bug where the cost was inadvertently increased and the mana gain lowered.
V1.0.0.100
  • "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.
V0.8.22.115
  • Now has an internal cooldown of 3 seconds (but now works with all spells including Lay Waste Lay Waste and Hate Spike Hate Spike).
V0.8.21.110
  • Fixed tooltip.
June 26, 2009 Patch
June 19, 2009 Patch
  • Ability power reduced to 100 from 110.
  • Movement speed reduced to 8% from 10%.
May 29, 2009 Patch
  • Unique effect no longer stacks with Sheen item Sheen's effect.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Passive now unable to crit.
May 9, 2009 Patch Added
  • Lich Bane item 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 item Amplifying Tome + Sheen item Sheen + Blasting Wand item Blasting Wand + Gold 710 = Gold ?
    • +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.

References

  1. Itemlist on leagueoflegends.com

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