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Maw of Malmortius
Maw of Malmortius
Tier Legendary

+60 attack damage

+40 magic resistance

Unique: Grants +1 attack damage for every 2% of missing health, capped at 35 Attack Damage.

Unique – Lifeline: Upon taking magic damage that would reduce health below 30%, grants a shield that absorbs 400 magic damage for 5 seconds (90 second cooldown).

Defense > Magic Resistance

Attack > Damage
Item cost 3200g (975g)
Sell value 2310g
Item Code 3156

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


Maw of Malmortius item
Maw of Malmortius
3200 gold (975 gold)
Hexdrinker item
1350 gold (590 gold)
Long Sword item
360 gold
Pickaxe item
875 gold

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Value (Max Bonus Damage, 30% Health)

Gold Efficiency

  • The base stats are 92.5% gold efficient.
  • The item is 100% gold efficient when the wearer is at 86.66% current health. The item is 131.9% gold efficient at 30% current health or lower.

Similar Items


  • This item helps Attack Damage based champions against teams with strong magic damage.
  • The shield can block the initial burst of damage from a enemy champion and give the owner an opportunity to attack or retreat. It is very useful against AP casters with long cooldowns, such as  Morgana and  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.  Tryndamere,  Olaf,  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 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 on cooldown.


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


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

V1.0.0.136: Added

  • Maw of Malmortius
    • Recipe: Hexdrinker + Pickaxe + 925g (3300g).
    • +55 Attack Damage.
    • +36 Magic Resist.
    • Unique Passive: +1 Attack Damage for every 2.5% health missing.
    • 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.


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