For the Twisted Treeline variant, see Spellthief's Edge item Timeworn Spellthief's Edge.
Spellthief's Edge is a basic item in League of Legends.[1]

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Spellthief's Edge item Spellthief's Edge is 97.86% gold efficient.
  • The item becomes gold efficient in 38 seconds without using Tribute, or after 1 hit against a champion or structure while Tribute is off cooldown.

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  • The quest reward can only be obtained after being out-of-combat for 5 seconds.
  • Area of effect abilities will use one charge per enemy champion hit.
  • On-hit effects will not trigger Tribute (although the triggering attack can).
  • Damage over time abilities will trigger Tribute once per instance of damage.
  • Killing a minion and damaging an enemy at the same time will put Tribute on cooldown without activating.
  • If you damage an enemy champion or structure 3 times every 30 seconds, the passive tribute grants Gold 10 per 10.
    • Plus Gold 2 per 10 from the item, you can receive a total of Gold 12 per 10.



Patch History

  • Bug Fix: Pinging the item now displays the correct amount of gold needed to finish its quest.
V8.5 - March 8th Hotfix
  • New Effect: Before quest completion, killing minions and non-epic monsters pauses Tribute stack generation and the passive gold generation.
  • Removed: Granting Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit.
  • Quest gold value reduced to Gold 500 from Gold 750. Still requires to upgrade to Frostfang item Frostfang.
  • New Effect: Tribute recharge pause now also applies on non-epic monster kill.
  • Tribute pause duration for minion and non-epic monster kill increased to 12 seconds from 8.
  • Removed Quest Reward: Tribute is upgraded to Queen's Tribute, giving you 50% bonus movement speed for 1 second (additional stacks extend duration) for each charge consumed.
  • New Effect: Quest reward now grants the active Warding with 3 wards in stock.
    • Unique Active - Warding: Consumes a charge to place a Stealth Ward icon Stealth Ward at the target location (600 range), which reveals the surrounding area for 150 seconds. Holds up to 3 charges which refill upon visiting the shop.
  • Removed from Twisted Treeline.
  • Bug Fix: The Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit passive no longer incorrectly grants gold for nearby minion deaths while you're dead.
  • New Effect: Grants Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit.
  • New Effect: Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit counts toward the quest goal.
  • Quest gold required to upgrade increased to Gold 750 from Gold 650.
  • Tribute bonus damage increased to 13 from 10.
  • Tribute bonus gold increased to Gold 10 from Gold 8.
  • Ability power increased to 10 from 5.
  • Tribute charge generation pause upon killing a minion increased to 8 seconds from 6.
  • Quest progression VFX displays every third of the way from every fifth of the way toward completion.
  • New Effect: Killing a minion now only pauses Tribute generation for 6 seconds per minion slain instead of disabling it for 6 seconds per minion slain.
  • New Effect: Can only trigger Tribute once every 1.25 seconds.
  • Removed: Killing a minion disables Tribute for 12 seconds.
  • New Effect: Killing a minion stops you from triggering Tribune for 6 seconds per minion slain.
  • New Effect: Quest.
    • Quest: Earn Gold 650 using this item and upgrade to Frostfang item Frostfang.
    • Reward: Tribute is upgraded into Queen's Tribute.
      • Queen's Tribute: Spells and basic attacks against champions or buildings deal 15 additional damage, grant Gold 15 and 50% bonus movement speed for 1 second (additional stacks extend duration). This can occur up to 3 times every 30 seconds.
  • Killing non-lane minions no longer deactivates Spellthief's Edge's passive. e.g. Rampant Growth Zyra's Plants.
  • Cost reduced to Gold 350 from Gold 365
  • Tribute gold increased to 8 from 5.
  • Cooldown changed to "3 times every 30 seconds" from "1 charge every 10 seconds, up to 3".
  • Mana regeneration changed to 25% of base mana regeneration from 2 per 5 seconds.
  • Ability power reduced to 5 from 10.
  • Mana regeneration reduced to 2 from 3.
  • Unique Passive - Tribute:
    • Gold per hit increased to 5g from 4g.
    • Now triggers on abilities as well as autoattacks.
    • Now triggers up to three times every 30 seconds, from once per 10 seconds per enemy.
    • Now affects enemy structures.
    • Now deals 10 additional damage on abilities and autoattacks. Damage matches the attack's damage type.
V3.14 Added
  • Recipe: 365g
  • +10 Ability power
  • +3 Mana regeneration
  • Unique Passive - Tribute: Autoattacks against enemy champions grant 4 gold, up to once every 10 seconds per enemy. Killing a minion disables this passive for 10 seconds.
  • Unique Passive - Gold Income: You may only be in possession of 1 Gold Income item.


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