The Black Cleaver is a finished item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

The Black Cleaver item
The Black Cleaver
Gold 3000 (Gold 950)
Phage item
Gold 1250 (Gold 500)
Kindlegem item
Gold 800 (Gold 400)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver's is 100% gold efficient without its two passives.

The Obsidian Cleaver is a finished item in League of Legends.[1] Only available while OrnnSquare Ornn is on your team. Limited to one Living Forge & Master Craftsman Master Craftsman item.

Recipe

The Obsidian Cleaver item
Gold 4000 (Gold 1000)
The Black Cleaver item
The Black Cleaver
Gold 3000 (Gold 950)
Phage item
Gold 1250 (Gold 500)
Kindlegem item
Gold 800 (Gold 400)

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

Similar items

Recommended champions

Notes

  • Both passives trigger not only on basic attacks but on any effect that deals physical damage, such as UrgotSquare Urgot's Purge Purge, GarenSquare Garen's Judgment Judgment, DariusSquare Darius' Hemorrhage Hemorrhage and PantheonSquare Pantheon's Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike.
  • On-hit effects do not apply an additional armor shred stack.
    • Auto-attacks with Tiamat item Tiamat and Ravenous Hydra item Ravenous Hydra will apply stacks to nearby champions, but a champion attacked directly can't receive additional stacks.
  • The armor reduction stacks from The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver apply only to enemy champions. They will not affect minions, neutral monsters or structures such as turrets and inhibitors.
  • Physical damage over time abilities will apply one stack on every tick.
  • Pets that deal physical damage will apply stacks, even if they don't apply on-hit effects or spell effects.
  • The very first instance of physical damage does not get the benefit of the armor reduction. The physical damage dealt is calculated first, and the debuff is applied after. This means the full benefit of the reduction is seen on the seventh hit, after all six stacks have been applied.
  • Armor reduction and penetration effects stack, allowing an attacking character to benefit simultaneously from The Black Cleaver item Black Cleaver shred, penetration runes, other items such as Last Whisper item Last Whisper, and champion abilities that circumvent armor.
  • In conjunction with The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver at 6 stacks:
    • Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw's Caustic Spittle Caustic Spittle reduces the armor of the enemy it hits by 39.2 / 40.72 / 42.24 / 43.76 / 45.28% for 4 seconds.
    • DariusSquare Darius' Apprehend Apprehend ignores enemy armor when combined with Black Cleaver by 27.8 / 31.6 / 35.4 / 39.2 / 43% for 6 seconds.
    • GarenSquare Garen's Judgment Judgment reduces the armor of enemy champions by 43% after they get hit by it four times.
    • Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV's Dragon Strike Dragon Strike reduces the armor of all enemies hit by 31.6 / 34.64 / 37.68 / 40.72 / 43.76% for 3 seconds.
    • JayceSquare Jayce's Transform Mercury Cannon Transform Mercury Cannon reduces the armor of the enemy hit by his first attack after cast, by 31.6 / 35.4 / 39.2 / 43% for 5 seconds.
    • KayleSquare Kayle's Holy Fervor Holy Fervor reduces the armor of enemies hit by her autoattacks by 26.28 / 28.56 / 30.84 / 33.12 / 35.4% for 5 seconds.
    • RenektonSquare Renekton's Dice Dice, when empowered by having more than 50 Fury, Dice will reduce the armor of all enemies hit by 35.4 / 39.2 / 43 / 46.8 / 50.6% for 4 seconds.
    • SionSquare Sion's Roar of the Slayer Roar of the Slayer reduces the armor of the target hit by 39.2% for 2.5 seconds.
    • TrundleSquare Trundle's Subjugate Subjugate reduces the armor of his target by 39.2% to 54.4% in the next 4 seconds (the effect does not apply any stacks). The armor reduction lasts for another 4 seconds after the drain completes.
    • ViSquare Vi's Denting Blows Denting Blows reduces the target's armor by 39.2% for 4 seconds after every third consecutive hit.
    • WukongSquare Wukong's Crushing Blow Crushing Blow reduces the armor of the target hit by 31.6 / 35.4 / 39.2 / 43 / 46.8% for 3 seconds.
    • Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao's Challenge Challenge reduces the armor of targets hit by his basic attacks or Audacious Charge Audacious Charge by 35.4% for 3 seconds. Only one target may be challenged at a given time.
  • When combined, The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver and The Obsidian Cleaver item The Obsidian Cleaver will apply 2 stacks per instance of physical damage, instead of 1. This is because the unique passives are not named and they are not the same item. Tested. The two items share the same maximum stacks, however.
  • If multiple instances of damage get applied at the same time (Ex: Zed Q with his shadow; Illaoi Tentacle hits) it will only apply 1 stack instead of 2 or more.

Strategy

  • Building multiple Black Cleavers can be viable: with Transcendence rune Transcendence and 40% CDR, The Black Cleaver grants 64 AD and 400 health, and is now worth:
    • 40 attack damage = Gold 1400
    • 400 health = Gold 1066.66
    • 20% cooldown reduction = 24 attack damage = Gold 840
      • Total Gold Value = Gold 3306.66

Patch History

V7.17
V7.9
  • Armor reduction per stack reduced to 4% from 5%.
    • Maximum armor reduction reduced to 24% from 30%.
V7.4
V6.16
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where an enemy hit with multiple shells from GravesSquare Graves' basic attacks only applied a single stack of The Black Cleaver.
V6.9
  • Total cost reduced to Gold 3100 from Gold 3500.
  • Combine cost reduced to Gold 750 from Gold 1150.
  • Attack damage reduced to 50 from 55.
V5.22
V5.8
  • New item icon.
  • New recipe: Kindlegem item Kindlegem + Phage item Phage + Gold 825 = Gold 3000
  • Health increased to 400 from 200.
  • Attack damage reduced to 40 from 50.
  • Cooldown reduction increased to 20% from 10%.
  • No longer grants + 10 Armor Penetration.
  • Revised Passive: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion Cleaves them, reducing their armor by 5% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 6 times.
    • The passive is now unique.
  • New Unique Passive: Rage: Dealing physical damage grants 20 movement speed for 2 seconds. Assists on Cleaved enemy champions or kills on any unit grant 60 movement speed for 2 seconds instead. This movement speed is halved for ranged champions.
V4.3
  • Combine cost increased to Gold 1263 from Gold 1188 (total cost remains the same due to Ruby Crystal item Ruby Crystal's price being reduced).
V3.9
  • Can no longer apply more than one stack of Armor Shred in a single basic attack.
V3.01
  • Health reduced to 200 from 250.
  • Maximum stacks increased to 5 from 4.
  • Armor reduction per stack reduced to 5% from 6.25%.
  • Fixed a bug where spells were applying more reduction than intended.
V1.0.0.153
  • Armor reduction per stack reduced to 6.25% from 7.5% (Maximum reduction is now 25% from 30%).
  • Flat armor penetration reduced to 10 from 15 and is now Unique.
V1.0.0.152 Rework
  • New recipe: The Brutalizer item The Brutalizer + Ruby Crystal item Ruby Crystal + Gold 1188 = Gold 3000
  • +250 health
  • +50 attack damage
  • +10% cooldown reduction
  • +15 armor penetration
  • Passive: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion reduces their armor by 7.5% for 4 seconds. This effect stacks up to 4 times.
V1.0.0.130
V1.0.0.109
  • Fixed a bug where it didn't appear in the attack speed tab.
V1.0.0.108
  • New recipe: B. F. Sword item B. F. Sword + Dagger item Dagger + Gold 795 = Gold ???
    • Old recipe: B. F. Sword item B. F. Sword + Long Sword item Long Sword + Gold 800 = Gold ???
    • Damage reduced to 55 from 75.
    • Now adds 30% increased attack speed.
    • Unique passive: Now shreds 15 armor per stack from 12 but has a maximum of 3 stacks from 5.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Attack damage reduced to 75 from 80.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Itemlist on leagueoflegends.com

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