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Wit's End
Wit's End
"A snake without its fangs is like a man at wit's end"
Availability
Common
Tier Advanced
Stats +50% attack speed
+25 magic resistance
Passive

Unique: Basic attacks deal 42 bonus magic damage on hit.

Unique: Basic attacks increase your magic resistance by 5 for 5 seconds and reduce the target's magic resistance by 5 on hit (stacks up to 5 times).
Menu Attack > Attack Speed
Defense > Magic Resist
Item cost 2500g (750g)
Sell value 1750g
Item Code 3091

Wit's End is an advanced item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Wit's End item
Wit's End
2500 gold (750 gold)
Recurve Bow item
900 gold
Dagger item
450 gold

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Total Gold Value (Fully Stacked) = 2500g

Statistical Efficiency

  • Without considering its on-hit damage and magic resistance reduction, Wit's End is 80% gold efficient at no stacks, and 100% gold efficient at full stacks.

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Notes

  • It is an exceptionally helpful item on physical damage dealers when fighting against champions with low magic resistance.
    • It's also highly useful on frequent auto-attackers against champions with high magic damage, since at max stacks it gives as much magic resist as items such as the Banshee's Veil while not sacrificing a slot purely for a defensive item. Bear in mind, though, that this will be less effective against burst casters who can execute their combos before you can achieve max stacks through auto attacks.
    • It's also a great item on tanks that rely on attackspeed or have on hit effects, as it greatly bolsters their magic resistance, and the time it takes to steal it, doesn't matter as much, due to them being tanky anyway. Tanks that work well with this include  Volibear and  Shen.
  • Wit's End is a strong counter to Thornmail, as it not only provides the user an on-hit effect with their auto-attacks that ignores Thornmail's passive, but it also provide magic resistance that reduces the incoming magic damage from Thornmail's passive. Wit's End also increases the user's magic resistance per auto-attack and reduces the enemy's magic resistance, thus allowing the user to deal more damage with Wit's End's on-hit passive than what Thornmail can reflect back.

Trivia

  • Considering the item's name, the 42 magic damage on hit (and the previous 42% attack speed bonus) is probably is a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where 42 is the number that signifies "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".

Patch history

V4.10:
  • Combine cost increased to 750g from 700g.
    • Total cost increased to 2500g from 2450g.
  • Attack speed increased to 50% from 42%.

V3.8:

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

V3.02:

  • Magic resistance increased to 25 from 20

V1.0.0.152:

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

V1.0.0.138:

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

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 550g from 700g.

V1.0.0.108:

  • 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 700g from 900g.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Recipe cost increased to 800g from 600g.

April 25, 2009 Patch:

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

Alpha Week 5:

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

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