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Wit's End is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1] 


Wit's End item
Wit's End
2500 Gold (480 Gold)
Recurve Bow item
1000 Gold (400 Gold)
Dagger item
300 Gold
Dagger item
300 Gold
Negatron Cloak item
720 Gold (270 Gold)
Dagger item
300 Gold

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Passive Gold Value per Stack

Maximum Gold Value (Fully Stacked) = 4103.34 Gold

Gold Efficiency*

  • Wit's End item.png Wit's End is 108.8% gold efficient, without stacks.
    • Wit's End's gold efficiency is further increased by 9.88% per stack, up to a maximum of 164.13% gold efficiency at full stacks.

Recommended champions

  • Wit's End item.png Wit's End is listed as an essential item on: Irelia Irelia (Howling Abyss).
  • Wit's End is listed as an offensive item on: Cho'Gath Cho'Gath, Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo (Crystal Scar, Howling Abyss, Twisted Treeline), Irelia Irelia (Crystal Scar, Twisted Treeline), Skarner Skarner, and Warwick Warwick.

Similar Items


  • Wit's End item.png Wit's End is often most useful on auto-attack reliant, mixed damage dealers who deal both magic damage and physical damage, such as Shyvana Shyvana or Kog'Maw Kog'Maw, in order to both decrease the enemy's magic resistance as well as deal more damage against champions with high armor by dealing additional magic damage.
  • While Wit's End is very useful when fighting against tanks with high magic resistance, it can also be very useful against champions with particularly low magic resistance as well. Most ranged champions do not receive additional MR per level; provided that they do not have any magic resistance in their runes or masteries, Wit's End will reduce their magic resistance to a mere 5 points.
  • Wit's End is also highly useful on frequent auto-attackers against champions with high magic damage, since it can give its owner up to a total of +65 magic resistance while not sacrificing an item slot solely for a defensive item.
  • Wit's End is viable on bruisers and tanks who rely on their auto-attacks to deal damage, such as Warwick Warwick and Aatrox Aatrox, as it not only increases their damage output but also greatly bolsters their magic resistance.
  • Auto-attack reliant champions who lack attack damage scalings such as Udyr Udyr's Phoenix Stance.png Phoenix Stance often find the 40 on-hit damage roughly equivalent to having AD, resulting in 40 × 36 = 1440 Gold value worth of "attack damage".
    • In the same vein, auto-attack reliant champions who predominantly deal magic damage such as Teemo Teemo can think of the magic resistance stolen by Wit's End as magic penetration, resulting in 186.65 Gold933.25 Gold (37.33 Gold per 1 magic penetration) based upon the number of Wit's End stacks.
  • Wit's End is a strong counter to Thornmail item.png Thornmail, as it not only provides the user an on-hit effect that ignores Thornmail item.png Thornmail's passive, but its magic resistance also reduces the incoming magic damage from Thornmail item.png Thornmail's passive. Depending on the opponent's magic resistance, Wit's End's on-hit passive can deal more damage than what Thornmail item.png Thornmail reflects back.
  • Wit's End's stacks affect two things—increasing your magic resistance and decreasing the target's magic resistance. However, the MR reduction only applies to one target at a time, resetting to one whenever a new target is attacked. Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane is an exception; as long as the target is still being directly or indirectly attacked, they will continue to suffer the MR reductions.
  • Wit's End's additional on-hit damage does not apply to structures.


  • Before an update, Wit's End gave 42 on-hit magic damage and attack speed. Considering the item's name, this was probably a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where 42 is the answer to "the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".

Patch history



  • Total cost increased to 2800 Gold from 2550 Gold.
  • Magic resist increased to 40 from 30.
  • Attack speed reduced to 40% from 50%.
  • On-hit damage reduced to 40 from 42.


  • Total cost decreased by 50 Gold


  • Recipe cost reduced to 550 Gold from 750 Gold (total cost unchanged).


  • Total cost increased to 2600 Gold from 2500 Gold.
  • Magic resistance increased to 30 from 25.


  • Combine cost increased to 750 Gold from 700 Gold.
    • Total cost increased to 2500 Gold from 2450 Gold.
  • Attack speed increased to 50% from 42%.


  • New recipe: Recurve Bow item.png Recurve Bow + Null-Magic Mantle item.png Null-Magic Mantle + Dagger item.png Dagger + 700 Gold = 2400 Gold
  • Attack speed increased to 42% from 40%.
  • Revised Passive - Basic attacks steal 5 magic resist from the target, stacks up to 5 times.


  • Magic resistance increased to 25 from 20.


  • Item cost increased to 2200 Gold from 2150 Gold.
  • Combine cost increased to 850 Gold from 700 Gold.
  • Magic resistance reduced to 20 from 30.


  • Combine cost increased to 700 Gold from 550 Gold.
  • Total cost increased to 2150 Gold from 2000 Gold.

V1.0.0.118: Reworked

  • No longer burns mana, but still deals 42 magic damage on each hit.
  • New passive: attacks increase your magic resist by 5 for 5 seconds (stacks 4 times for maximum of +20 MR).
  • Combine cost reduced to 550 Gold from 700 Gold.


  • Now damages enemies that do not have mana.
  • Fixed a bug where it did not interact correctly with clones.

July 10, 2009 Patch:

  • Combine cost reduced to 700 Gold from 900 Gold.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Recipe cost increased to 800 Gold from 600 Gold.

April 25, 2009 Patch:

  • Mana burn reduced to 35 from 45.
  • Cost increased to 600 Gold from 500 Gold.

Alpha Week 5:

  • Mana per attack increased to 45 from 40, and tooltip fixed.


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