Vampiric Scepter is an advanced item in League of Legends.[1]


Vampiric Scepter item
Vampiric Scepter
Gold 900 (Gold 550)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Although not a basic item, Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter is the item from which the life steal gold value is derived. From this item derives a value of Gold 37.5 per percentage of life steal.

Builds Into


  • As Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter is a necessary component for almost all of the life steal items, it is useful for any stage of the game.
  • Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter 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 Ashe or Tristana Tristana, are able to restore health while being relatively safe. Melee role Melee champions, such as Jax Jax or Wukong Wukong, are in more danger to be damaged if an enemy champion is nearby.
  • Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter is often used with Doran's Blade item.png Doran's Blade, allowing champions to stay in lanes for extended periods of time without needing to go back to base to heal. Doran's Blade item.png Doran's Blade is often the preferred item as it also adds health, but its drawbacks are not building into other items.
  • If you're having trouble sustaining in top or mid as AD, do not rush Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter - at 900 gold and only 10% lifesteal, given low (sub 150) total AD values, you usually won't be able to sustain enough from trading and lane minions. Note that 900 gold is 18 Health Potions - or 2700 total health from regen. Consider either Doran's Blade item.png Doran's Blades or Health Potion item.png Health Potions.

Patch History

  • Combine cost increased to Gold 550 from Gold 440.
    • Total cost increased to Gold 900 from Gold 800.
  • Attack damage increased to 15 from 10.
  • Life steal increased to 10% from 8%.
  • Added to item recipe for Mercurial Scimitar item.png Mercurial Scimitar.
  • Removed from item recipe for Essence Reaver item.png Essence Reaver.
  • Life steal reduced to 8% from 10%.
  • Added to recipe for Essence Reaver item.png Essence Reaver.
  • Combine cost increased to Gold 440 from Gold 400
    • Total cost unchanged.
  • New icon.
  • Life steal reduced to 10% from 12%.
  • Fixed a bug where Vampiric Scepter item.png Vampiric Scepter improperly showed it could build into Malady item.png Malady.
  • Life steal increased to 12% from 10%.


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