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 that 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. For the specific details about the secondary resource bar, see the champion's page.

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's Unseen Predator Unseen Predator
  • While Rengar has between 1 and 3 Ferocity, the sections are colored white. Upon reaching 4 Ferocity, the sections are colored orange.

Fury, Rage, and 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). Most of the following champions loses some of their secondary bar each second if they haven't been in combat for a while.

Heat

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:

Other uses of the secondary bar

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

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.

References

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