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Rabadon's Deathcap is an advanced item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Rabadon's Deathcap item
Rabadon's Deathcap
3500 Gold (965 Gold)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

  • 120 ability power + 42 (from passive) = 3523.5 Gold
    • Total Gold Value = 3523.5 Gold

Passive Gold Value

Gold Efficiency

  • Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is 100.67% gold efficient by itself.


Similar Items

Strategy

  • Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap 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 item.png Lich Bane for additional burst.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is essential for any champion with ability power ratios, tanky or carry, wishing to deal significant magic damage that will carry into late game.
    • Depending from the champion's base damage and/or ability power ratios, however, Void Staff item.png Void Staff may be a better purchase.
      • Champions with high base damage will generally benefit more from Void Staff, especially if they have low ability power ratios. But a champion with high ratios but low base damage, such as KassadinSquare.png Kassadin or FizzSquare.png Fizz, will benefit more from Rabadon's Deathcap.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap's passive stacks multiplicatively with Archmage mastery s4.png Archmage. The two combined increases ability power by 41.75%.

Trivia

  • This item resulted from a separation of the offensive and defensive abilities of Zhonya's Ring item.png Zhonya's Ring. This is the offensive item, while Zhonya's Hourglass item.png 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 on 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 item.png Rabadon's Deathcap gives 162 ability power alone. The upgrade from its parts grants 42 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

V5.13:

V4.1:

  • Tooltip now displays the amount of ability power gained from its unique passive.

V3.02:

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

V1.0.0.152:

  • Item cost reduced to 3200 Gold from 3600 Gold.
  • Combine cost reduced to 740 Gold from 1140 Gold.
  • 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 3600 Gold from 3400 Gold.

V1.0.0.109:

  • Total cost increased to 3400 Gold from 3300 Gold.

V1.0.0.108:

References

  1. Itemlist on leagueoflegends.com

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