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Warden's Mail
Warden's Mail
Tier Advanced
Stats +50 armor
Passive Unique – Cold Steel: If you are hit by a basic attack, you slow the attacker's attack speed by 15% for 1 seconds.
Menu Defense > Armor
Item cost 1000g (280g)
Sell value 770g
Item Code 3082

Warden's Mail is an advanced item in League of Legends.[1]


Warden's Mail item
Warden's Mail
1000 gold (280 gold)
Chain Vest item
720 gold

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

  • 50 armor = 1000g
    • Total Gold Value = 1000g

Gold Efficiency

  • Warden's Mail is gold efficient even without its passive.

Builds into


  • Warden's Mail is very useful early in the game against autoattackers. For skirmishes while laning, its armor provides good survivability and its attack speed slow is valuable, especially against champions that rely on their autoattacks to deal damage.

Patch history

  • New Recipe: Chain Vest + 280g = 1000g.
    • Total cost unchanged.



  • Passive slow duration reduced to 1 second from 1.5.
  • Cost reduced to 1000g from 1100g.


  • Attack speed reduction reduced to 15% from 20%.


  • New recipe: Cloth Armor + Cloth Armor + 500g = 1100g.
  • Cost reduced to 1100g from 1350g.
  • Combine cost increased to 500g from 400g.
  • No longer grants health regen.
  • Passive slow changed:
    • Movement speed slow removed; now only slows the attacker's attack speed.
    • Chance to slow increased to 100% from 20%.
    • Attack speed slow amount reduced to 20% from 35%.
  • Added to item recipe for Frozen Heart.


  • Armor reduced to 50 from 60.
  • Health regeneration per 5 reduced to 20 from 25.


  • Fixed a bug where Warden's Mail was not slowing attack speeds.


  • Recipe changed: Cloth Armor removed.
  • Armor reduced to 60 from 81.

July 10, 2009 Patch:

  • Slow reduced to 35% from 40%.

June 12, 2009 Patch:

  • Movement and attack speed debuff increased to 60% from 50%.

May 29, 2009 Patch:

  • Movement and attack speed debuff increased to 50% from 40%.

May 23, 2009 Patch: Reworked

  • Warden's Mail proc no longer deals damage and stuns for 1 second; it now slows movement and attack speeds by 40% for 3 seconds.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Stun modified to 1 second to all units from 0.5 seconds against ranged units only.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Warden's Mail to get bonus damage from ability power.

Alpha Week 5:

  • Warden's Mail 30% chance to take half damage changed to a 20% chance on being hit to deal 40 damage and stun the attacker for 1 second (0.5 seconds if ranged).

Alpha Week 2:

  • Passive ability changed.


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