A champion that is manaless does not use nor benefit from mana or mana regeneration. To date, there are 22 champions that do not use mana.

Of the champions the do not use mana, some utilize an alternative resource to cast their abilities.

These champions use health as their casting resource.

These champions use energy as their casting resource.

The remaining manaless champions have no costs related to their abilities.

Alternative gating mechanics

In place of or acting as a resource, there are a number of alternative mechanics that gate the availability of a champion's abilities.

Energy

Champions who use energy as their resource: AkaliSquare Akali, KennenSquare Kennen, Lee SinSquare Lee Sin, ShenSquare Shen and ZedSquare Zed

Energy champions use an alternative to mana for spending on abilities. Having a maximum of 200 energy (except for Shen with 400 energy) with no growth per level, the main advantage of energy is its rapid regeneration (10 energy per second), so that energy champions are not at the risk of depleting their resource over an extended period of time. The main disadvantage of energy is that its small capacity restricts the rapid usage of multiple spells in a short period of time. The energy resource bar is colored yellow.

Ferocity

For the 2016-2017 mastery tree, see Ferocity Mastery Tree (2016).
RengarSquare Rengar
  • Rengar generates 1 Ferocity whenever he casts a basic ability. Upon reaching 4 Ferocity, his next basic ability is empowered, can be cast independently of its basic version's cooldown, incurs no cooldown of its own and consumes all of his Ferocity.
  • While Rengar has between 1 and 3 Ferocity, the sections are colored white. Upon reaching 4 Ferocity, the sections are colored orange.

Fury/Rage/Courage

Fury, Rage and Courage behave uniquely on each champion that utilizes it. The only consistent features are that each champion can generate that on-hit or with their abilities, the limit is 100 and the resource bar is colored red (not necessarily all the time).

GnarSquare Gnar
  • While in Mini Gnar form, Gnar generates Rage over 3 seconds upon dealing or receiving damage. Also every time he damages at least one enemy with a basic attack or Boomerang Throw Boomerang Throw he generates Rage, quadrupled amount against champions. Gnar's Rage decays if he has not dealt or received damage in the last 13 seconds.
  • When Mini Gnar reaches 100 Rage, he gains Rage Gene 2 access to an alternate set of abilities, which share his abilities' cooldowns. After either 5 seconds or upon casting an ability, Gnar transforms into Rage Gene 3 Mega Gnar for 15 seconds while his Rage depletes. Once his Rage is exhausted, Gnar reverts into Mini Gnar, retaining the same health percentage, and becomes Rage Gene 4 tired for 15 seconds, during which he cannot gain Rage.
KledSquare Kled
  • Kled is accompanied by his semi-trusty mount, Skaarl. Depending on whether Kled is Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard mounted or Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 2 dismounted from Skaarl, his set of abilities is altered.
  • Whenever Kled get Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 2 dismounted he gains the ability to restore Skaarl's Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 3 Courage to Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard reunite again, which is displayed in Kled's resource bar.
  • Kled restores Courage on takedowns and for dealing damage. At 100 Courage, Skaarl returns to the fight with 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% of his health. Recall Returning to the base fully restores Skaarl's Courage and health. If reuniting outside of base Skaarl gains Frayed Nerves, and a Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 2 dismounted Kled will not be able to restore Skaarl's Courage for a brief period of time.
Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai
  • Rek'Sai generates 25 Fury every time she lands a basic attack, Queen's Wrath Queen's Wrath, Unburrow Unburrow or Furious Bite Furious Bite, plus additional Fury per enemy hit beyond the first. Rek'Sai loses 20 Fury per seconds if she has not gained any in the last 5 seconds.
  • As long as Rek'Sai remains Burrow burrowed, she expends 20% of her accumulated Fury every second to heal herself, up to a maximum of 20 - 190 (based on level) health over 3 seconds if she burrowed at 100 Fury. This stops once Rek'Sai consumes all of her Fury or returns to full health.
  • Furious Bite Furious Bite: If Rek'Sai has full Fury, Furious Bite does double damage and is dealt as true damage instead.
RenektonSquare Renekton
  • Renekton generates Fury with his basic attacks and abilities. His ultimate, Dominus Dominus, also generates Fury over time for 15 seconds. He loses 4 Fury per second if he hasn't dealt or received damage in the last 12 seconds.
  • At 50 or more Fury, his next basic ability consumes 50 Fury to enhance its effects, though generating no Fury in the process.
  • Renekton gains 50% more Fury from all sources while below half health.
ShyvanaSquare Shyvana
  • Shyvana does not have access to Fury until she has ranked Dragon's Descent Dragon's Descent, and she gains a full Fury bar (100) once she does for the first time.
  • While in human form, Shyvana passively generates Fury every second. In both forms, her basic attacks also generate Fury. Shyvana's Fury does not decay in human form.
  • 100 Fury is required to activate Dragon's Descent Dragon's Descent, but activation does not instantly consume all her Fury, instead, it slowly decays until she returns to human form at 0 Fury.
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere
  • Tryndamere gains Fury each time he lands a basic attack, doubled on critical strikes. He also generates Fury for each enemy hit with Spinning Slash Spinning Slash, each time he kills an enemy, and when activating Undying Rage Undying Rage. After not dealing or receiving damage for 8 seconds, Tryndamere loses Fury each second.
  • Tryndamere gains 0.35% critical strike chance per point of Fury he currently has, up to a maximum of 35% critical strike chance.
  • Bloodlust Bloodlust: Tryndamere heals himself, consuming all Fury. Each Fury he currently has increases the heal.

Health

Champions who use their own health as their resource:

These champions use their own health to cast some — or all — of their abilities. Champions can never kill themselves due to ability casting, as their abilities become free at critical levels of health. Exception is IvernSquare Ivern's Friend of the Forest Friend of the Forest which can't be cast if he lacks the mana or health for the costs. While these champions can cast their abilities more freely than most, their disadvantage is that frequent ability usage will bring them closer to death. With the exception of Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo's Sadism Sadism, the ultimate abilities of health-using champions are free of any cost; only gated by cooldown.

It's worth noting that all of these champions beside IvernSquare Ivern have at least one ability capable of restoring their health:

Heat

RumbleSquare Rumble
  • Heat is generated whenever he casts one of his basic abilities. Heat rapidly depletes if Rumble has not cast an ability in the last 4 seconds. Rumble gains different effects depending on his current Heat. Heat is displayed in Rumble's secondary resource bar, and is colored differently depending on the current amount.
    • Junkyard Titan Normal: 0 – 49 HEAT: No effect.
    • Junkyard Titan 2 Danger Zone: 50 – 99 HEAT: Rumble's basic abilities temporarily have enhanced effects.
    • Junkyard Titan 3 Overheating: 100 HEAT: Rumble is silenced and his basic attacks deal additional damage until his heat reaches 0. Visually Rumble's mech is colored bright red and you can hear his cries of discomfort due to the heat.

Other uses of the secondary bar

Some champions use the secondary bar to display some ability effects to track them better.

Blood

AatroxSquare Aatrox
  • Blood Well Blood Well acts as a health reserve used when Aatrox takes lethal damage - reviving him with an amount of health equal to the Blood Well's contents plus a base amount. The revival effect has a cooldown, and the current amount in the reserve is colored red or white depending on whether or not the effect is available. Aatrox fills the Blood Well by casting his abilities, with 100% of the health cost being stored in the Blood Well. The blood slowly depletes if Aatrox has not taken or dealt damage recently.
  • Aatrox also gains bonus attack speed based on the contents of his current Blood Well, regardless of whether the revival effect is available.

Shield

MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser
  • Mordekaiser shields himself for 25% of the damage dealt by his abilities, halved against enemy minion and capped at 25% maximum health.
  • After a 1.5 seconds delay, Iron Man Iron Man's shield decays each second.
  • The resource bar is colored white.

Bloodthirst

VladimirSquare Vladimir
  • Each cast of Transfusion Transfusion generates Bloodthirst over its cooldown, which is displayed in his secondary resource bar.
  • At 2 stacks, Vladimir gains Crimson Rush Crimson Rush for 2.5 seconds and 10% bonus movement speed for 0.5 seconds.
  • Crimson Rush Crimson Rush doubles Transfusion Transfusion's damage and heals, reduced to 35% against minions.

Flow

YasuoSquare Yasuo
  • Yasuo generates Flow when he travels by any means, requiring a total of 5900 / 5200 / 4600 units travelled to obtain maximum Flow.
  • At maximum Flow, the next instance of champion or monster damage against Yasuo consumes all of his Flow and shields him for up to 1 second.
  • Flow is represented in Yasuo's resource bar and is colored grey while charging, and white once full to indicate it's a shield.

Champions without secondary bar

This is the list of all champions without a secondary resource bar:

  • Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo (uses health)
  • GarenSquare Garen (has abilities without cost)
  • KatarinaSquare Katarina (has abilities without cost)
  • RivenSquare Riven (has abilities without cost)
  • ZacSquare Zac (uses health)

Trivia

  • It was once considered to have RivenSquare Riven's Runic Blade Runic Blade charges displayed in the resource bar, in a visually similar manner to Rengar's Ferocity.[1] 
  • When the mechanic was unique to Renekton, Fury was known as "Rage".
    • When HUD animations were first revealed on the PBE, TryndamereSquare Tryndamere, ShyvanaSquare Shyvana and RenektonSquare Renekton's resources were described as Battle Fury, Dragon Fury and Rage, respectively.[2]
    • Gnar's Fury is listed within the game files as "Tantrum".
  • When RivenSquare Riven was first released, she was not technically classified as manaless - she simply had 0 (+0) base mana and 0 (+0) base mana regeneration. She could purchase mana and it would be represented in her resource bar - allowing her to use and benefit from items such as Manamune item Manamune and Archangel's Staff item Archangel's Staff. This was hotfixed shortly after.

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