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Maw of Malmortius is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1] 


Maw of Malmortius item
Maw of Malmortius
3200 Gold (875 Gold)
Hexdrinker item
1450 Gold (640 Gold)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Passive attack damage (at 30% or lower health)

Passive shield

Gold Efficiency*

  • Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius is 92.5% gold efficient, without both passives.
    • Maw of Malmortius becomes gold efficient at 86% health.
    • Maw of Malmortius is 165.25% gold efficient when its shield and passive attack damage are put to full use.
  • For the item to be considered 100% gold efficient, both passives need to have a combined gold value of 240 Gold.

Similar Items


  • Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius's passive interacts with itself, similar to Thornmail item.png Thornmail. Given the lowest amount of MR possible with this item (30 + 40 = 70), then the damage taken calculation (100 / 170 = 0.588), then the raw damage conversion (400 / 0.58), the shield will absorb around 680 raw magic damage.


  • This item helps attack damage-based champions against teams with strong magic damage.
  • The shield can block the initial burst of damage from an enemy champion and give the owner an opportunity to attack or retreat. It is very useful against AP casters with long cooldowns, such as MorganaSquare.png Morgana and ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs.
  • More magic resistance will increase the effective shield value, as more magic damage will be required to destroy the shield.
  • Attack Damage champions who benefit from being at low health (e.g. TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere, OlafSquare.png Olaf, AatroxSquare.png Aatrox) can put it to great use. Their low-health passives combined with the item's AD effect, and the shield allows them to stay at lower health more safely.


  • At 30% of total health, when this item's shield activates, it provides the maximum 35 bonus AD.
  • Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius is named after a well-known community member known as "Malmortius" (also answers to "Lord Voldemortius", "Malmorpheus" and "James") for obtaining over one thousand referrals.

Patch History

  • Attack damage increased to 60 from 55.
  • Magic resist increased to 40 from 36.
  • Passive attack damage increased to 1 per 2% of missing health from 2.5%.
  • Passive attack damage cap decreased to 35 from 40.
  • Fixed a bug where the cooldown was not properly resetting when upgrading from a Hexdrinker item.png Hexdrinker on cooldown.


  • Item cost reduced to 3200 Gold from 3300 Gold.
    • Combine cost increased to 975 Gold from 925 Gold.


  • Now displays cooldown on the item rather than as a buff.

V1.0.0.136: Added

  • Recipe: Hexdrinker item.png Hexdrinker + Pickaxe item.png Pickaxe + 925 Gold = 3300 Gold
  • Stats: +55 attack damage, +36 magic resistance
  • Unique Passive: +1 attack damage for every 2.5% missing health.
  • Unique Passive: If you would take magic damage which would leave you at less than 30% of your maximum health, you gain a shield which absorbs 400 magic damage for 5 seconds. 60 second cooldown.


  1. Itemlist on leagueoflegends.com

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