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Twin Shadows
Twin Shadows
Availability
Common
Tier Legendary
Stats

+80 ability power
+10% cooldown reduction

+6% movement speed
Active Unique Active - Hunt: Summons 2 invulnerable ghosts for 6 seconds to seek the two nearest enemy champions. If they touch an enemy champion, they slow their movement speed by 40% and reveal them for 2.5 seconds. Ghosts that fail to find a target return to the wielder, reducing the item's cooldown by 40 / 20 seconds each. 120 / 60 second cooldown.
Menu Magic > Ability Power
Magic > Cooldown Reduction
Movement > Other Movement Items
Item cost 2400g (630g)
Sell value 1680g
Item Code 3023 / 3290

Twin Shadows (commonly referred to as "The Hounds") is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Twin Shadows item
Twin Shadows
2400 gold (630 gold)
Aether Wisp item
950 gold (515 gold)
Fiendish Codex item
820 gold (385 gold)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency

  • Twin Shadows is 98.1% gold efficient.
  • For the item to be gold efficient, the active must be worth at least 46g.

Strategy

  • The lowest base movement speed in the game is 325. At this speed, Twin Shadows grants 19.5 movement speed.
  • Because the ghosts target the closest enemy champions even when you don't have sight of them, this item is an excellent scouting tool.
  • Champions who are stealthed at the moment Twin Shadows is activated will not be targeted or chased by the ghosts.
    • However, if a ghost has locked onto a champion that then proceeds to enter stealth before the ghost makes contact, the ghost will continue to chase until its duration ends or the champion leaves stealth.
  • The ghosts appear to have around 450 movement speed and look somewhat similar to jungle wraiths.
    • This would make the maximum range of the ghosts 2700.
  • It's useful for even mages, the ones who entirely lack CC and could find the magic resistance enjoyable can safely pick this item.
  • A well timed spellshield can negate the effect of a ghost coming into contact with a champion
  • It is possible for both ghosts to hit the same champion, but the effect and duration is only refreshed.
    • With this is mind, when chasing or being chased, you can try to soak up both ghosts to eliminate them as a threat.
  • In the Crystal Scar, the ghosts will gain bonus movement speed while moving over the Speed Shrines.
  • Ghosts may not pass over any blocked terrain, such as Jarvan's cataclysm, you may use this to your advantage to prevent the vision or slow effects for a time.

Similiar items

Trivia

  • The item was originally called Wraith Collar.
  • The icon for this item looks blue while in-game. However, it looks red and purple in summoners' match history.
  • Can be found in the shop by searching for "Spooky Ghosts".
  • "Release The Hounds!" or "Ghostbusters!" are phrases commonly shouted when Twin Shadows is activated.

Patch history

V4.5:

  • Item cost increase to 2400g, up from 2000g/1800g.
  • Combine cost changed to 630g, from 730g/530g.
  • New recipe: Aether Wisp + Fiendish Codex
  • Ability Power increased to 80, up from 50.
  • No longer gives Magic Resistance.
  • Now gives +10% Cooldown Reduction.
  • Ghosts now return to the wielder if they fail to hit a champion and reduce Hunt's cooldown by 40 seconds each (20 seconds on Crystal Scar and Twisted Treeline).

V3.14:

V3.13:

  • Map-specific version added for Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar.

V1.0.0.154:

  • Ability power reduced to 40 from 50.
  • Magic resist increased to 40 from 30.
  • Movement speed increased to 6% from 5%.

V1.0.0.152: Added

  • Recipe: Kage's Lucky Pick + Null-Magic Mantle
  • Item cost: 1900g
  • Combine cost: 735g
  • +50 Ability Power
  • +30 Magic Resistance
  • +5% Movement Speed
  • Unique Active - Hunt: Summons up to 2 invulnerable ghosts for 6 seconds to seek the two nearest enemy champions. If they touch an enemy champion, they slow his Movement Speed by 40% and reveal him for 2.5 seconds - 120 second cooldown.

References

  1. Twin Shadows item page at LeagueofLegends.com
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