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


Maw of Malmortius item
Maw of Malmortius
3250 Gold (850 Gold)
Hexdrinker item
1300 Gold (500 Gold)
Serrated Dirk item
1100 Gold (400 Gold)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Passive Gold Value

  • 25% attack speed = 625 Gold
  • 10% spell vamp = 275 Gold
  • 10% life steal = 375 Gold
  • 350 health (as shield against magic damage) = 933 Gold
    • Total Gold Value (when taking magic damage below 30% Maximum Health) = 5433 Gold

Gold Efficiency*

  • Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius base stats are 99.23% gold efficient.
  • when taking magic damage below 30% Maximum Health Maw of Malmortius gold efficiency gets increased up to 167.17%

Similar Items


  • Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius's passive interacts with itself, similar to Thornmail item.png Thornmail. At minimum, the passive will provide 350 shield.


  • 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 Morgana Morgana and Ziggs 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 Tryndamere, Olaf Olaf, Aatrox Aatrox) can put it to great use. Their low-health passives combined with the shield and stats provided let's them be at low health more safely.


  • 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


  • reworked:
    • New Recipe: Hexdrinker item.png Hexdrinker + Serrated Dirk item.png Serrated Dirk + 850 Gold = 3250 Gold.
    • Grants +55 attack damage, +50 magic resistance and +10 armor penetration.
    • Grants Unique Passive - Lifeline: Upon taking magic damage that would reduce maximum health below 30%, grants a shield that absorbs up to 300 (+100% bonus Magic Resistance) magic damage in the next 5 seconds. (90 second cooldown)
    • Grants Unique Passive - Lifegrip: When Lifeline triggers, gain +25% attack speed, +10% spell vamp and +10% life steal until out of combat.


  • 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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