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Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Availability
Tier Advanced
Stats +120 ability power
Passive Unique: +30% ability power
Menu Magic > Ability Power
Item cost 3300g (840g)
Sell value 2310g
Item Code 3089

Rabadon's Deathcap is an advanced item in League of Legends[1]. It is a powerful item for pure ability power casters, and is also very effective on burst assassins and hybrid champions that take advantage of Lich Bane for additional burst.

Recipe

Rabadon's Deathcap item
Rabadon's Deathcap
3300 gold (840 gold)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

  • 120 ability power + 36 (from passive) = 3393g
    • Total Gold Value = 3393g

Passive Gold Value

Gold Efficiency

  • Rabadon's Deathcap is 102.8% gold efficient by itself.

Similar Items

Strategy

  • Rabadon's Deathcap is essential for any champion with ablility power ratios, tanky or carry, wishing to deal significant magic damage that will carry into late game.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap's passive stacks multiplicatively with Archmage, contentiously stacking on top of each other until the value given are too small to be noticeable. The two combined increases ability power roughly by 33.4% / 36.0% / 38.6%.

Trivia

  • This item resulted from a separation of the offensive and defensive abilities of Zhonya's Ring. This is the offensive item, while Zhonya's Hourglass is its defensive counterpart.
  • It was originally named Banksy's Deathcap in the Patch Day Preview. This is a tribute to one of Riot's employees named Banksy (David Banks, Director of Platform Engineering).
  • The image artwork would seem to be based off of the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter franchise. There are eyes and a mouth-like band visible on the hat, very similar to the Sorting Hat.
  • Not counting other ability power items, runes, and masteries Rabadon's Deathcap gives 156 ability power alone. The upgrade from its parts grants 36 AP.
  • While it has the potential to be the single highest source of ability power in the game, Rabadon's Deathcap is rarely purchased first, as its passive ability requires other ability power items to be fully effective, to the point of the item being barely cost effective, which the large majority of expensive items are by a large margin.
  • It is also somewhat difficult to build early in the game as one of its components is quite expensive, making it difficult to purchase without kills or other gold income.

Patch History

V4.1:
  • Tooltip now displays the amount of Ability power gained from its UNIQUE Passive

V3.02:

  • Combine cost increased to 840g from 740g.
  • Total cost increased to 3300g from 3200g.
  • Ability power bonus increased to 30% from 25%

V1.0.0.152:

  • Item cost reduced to 3200 from 3600.
  • Combine cost reduced to 740 from 1140.
  • Base ability power reduced to 120 from 140.
  • Bonus ability power reduced to 25% from 30%.

V1.0.0.151:

  • Removed from Crystal Scar.

V1.0.0.121:

  • Ability power reduced to 140 from 155.

V1.0.0.110:

  • Total cost increased to 3600g from 3400g.

V1.0.0.109:

  • Total cost increased to 3400g from 3300g.

V1.0.0.108:

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