Spell vamp is a defensive stat which converts a percentage of the damage from either champion abilities or item actives into health. It only works for active champion abilities that do not modify basic attacks or apply on-hit effects (including true damage abilities) .
Increasing spell vamp
The maximum spell vamp from items only is 48% spell vamp.
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- Unique Passive: Instantly heal for 15% of all damage dealt, including physical, magical and true damage. Area of effect damage only heals 5% for every unit affected. :
- Unique Passive - Lifegrip: When Lifeline triggers, gain +25% attack speed, +10% spell vamp, and +10% life steal until out of combat. :
- Unique Passive: Increases all sources of healing including self-healing, health regen, lifesteal, and spell vamp effects by 25%. :
Note: Only the effect regarding the spell vamp of these abilities is shown. For full description and detail visit each champion page
- Akali's Twin Disciplines grants 6% spell vamp, increasing by an additional 1% for every 6 bonus attack damage gained thereafter.
- Lee Sin's Iron Will grants 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25% spell vamp for 4 seconds.
- Morgana's Soul Siphon permanently grants % spell vamp.
- Ryze's Desperate Power grants 15 / 20 / 25% spell vamp for 6 seconds.
- Vampirism grants .4 / .8 / 1.2 / 1.6 / 2% spelll vamp.
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Note: These abilities will heal the champion by a percentage of the damage dealt from their ability. These act similar to how spell vamp works, but unlike it, they have no penalty for being Area of Effect abilities.
- Fiddlesticks's Drain heals for 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80% of the damage dealt.
- Hecarim's Spirit of Dread heals for 20% of all damage dealt to enemies, from any source, within the ability's radius, capping at 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 against minions or monsters.
- Irelia's Transcendent Blades heals for 10% (25% against champions) of the damage dealt.
- Mordekaiser's Children of the Grave heals for 100% of the damage dealt.
- Swain's Ravenous Flock heals for 25% (75% against champions) of the damage dealt.
- Trundle's Subjugate heals for 100% of the damage dealt.
- Warwick's Hungering Strike heals for 80% of the damage dealt.
- Vladimir's Sanguine Pool heals for 15% of the damage dealt.
- Yorick's Omen of Famine heals for 40% of the damage dealt.
- self-healing (in this case spell vamp) by 20% multiplicatively. So if you had 20% spell vamp before, you will now have 24% spell vamp (not 40%) (20% × 1.2 = 24%). passive will increase your
- Abilities with natural spell vamp have their own spell vamp fully stacking with items, runes and masteries that provide spell vamp.
- Spell vamp applies to all types of damage: magical, physical and true.
- There is a common misconception it only applies to magic damage. This is incorrect.
- Spell vamp applies to nearly everything that isn't classified as an auto-attack. This includes most abilities, but also includes activated item effects (e.g.
- On-hit damage modifiers (e.g. Siphoning Strike, aka "bonus" or "additional" damage), on-hit damage over time (e.g. Seastone Trident and Toxic Shot) and abilities that apply on-hit effects (e.g. Parrrley and Mystic Shot) are classified as auto-attacks, and will not apply spell vamp. Any physical damage dealt will trigger life steal, while any magic and true damage dealt trigger neither life steal nor spell vamp.
- A list of champion abilities on-hit effects that trigger spell vamp can be found here.
- Area of effect (AoE) spells only apply 33% of the listed spell vamp.
- Fox-Fire's projectiles are classified as single-target, and will apply 100% of your spell vamp.
- Abilities with both single-target and multi-target effects, such as Lay Waste, will apply spell vamp depending on which effect occurs. In that, full spell vamp against a single target; or 33% against multiple targets.
- Single target abilities that apply splash damage will apply full spell vamp to the original target, and 33% to the splash damage. For example, Conflagration with Blaze and Desperate Power.
- Damage over time abilities (DoT) apply full spell vamp. (e.g. Brand's Blaze and Malzahar's Malefic Visions).
- Does not work with the reflected damage of Molten Shield and Defensive Ball Curl. . It does, however, work with the reflected damage of
- Healing reduction effects such as healing reduction for more information. and reduce the health restored by spell vamp. See
Spell vamp is multiplied by total spell damage to determine the amount of health restored. Area of effect spells only heal one-third the normal amount.
- Example: Dealing 300 single-target damage with 10% spell vamp will heal for 30. Dealing 300 area of effect damage with 10% spell vamp will heal for 10 for each enemy affected.
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- One of the biggest amount of spell vamp any champion can obtain is 243.0434452%, being a level 18 Akali.
- Have all the AD and spell vamp runes and masteries:
- Have the best AD and spell vamp items:
- Only fully stacked
- Be at less than 30% of her maximum health
- Two 80–AD item:
- , , , or
- Have consumed an .
- Possess the Hand of Baron buff.
- Possess 5 stacks of the Dragon Slayer buff
- Be close to a Taric casting Radiance.
- Be under the effect of Eye Of The Storm cast by a Janna with the maximum amount of ability power.
- Akali's Twin Disciplines grants her 1% spell vamp per 6 bonus AD. Upon conversion, along with , , and passives, Akali will reach 243.0434452% spell vamp.
- Relevant mathematics:
- Janna AP = ( + + + + + + + + + + + + ) × ( × × ) = 1665.979812