+10 attack damage|
+10% life steal
Attack > Damage|
Attack > Life Steal
|Item cost||800g (440g)|
800 gold (440 gold)
- Although not a basic item, is the item from which the life steal gold value is derived. From this item derives a value of 44 gold per percentage of life steal.
As a necessary component for almost all of the life steal items (the only exception is ), Vampiric Scepter is useful for any stage of the game.
increases the sustain of any champion, but it is best used with auto-attacking champions as lifesteal only works with basic attacks. Ranged champions, such as Ashe or Tristana, are able to restore health while being relatively safe. Melee champions, such as Jax or Wukong, are in more danger to be damaged if an enemy champion is nearby.
is often used with , allowing champions to stay in lanes for extended periods of time without needing to go back to base to heal. is often the preferred item as it also adds health, but its drawbacks are not building into other items and the health restored by its passive effect does not scale well as the game progresses.