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Zhonya's Hourglass
Zhonya's Hourglass
Availability
Tier Legendary
Stats +120 ability power
+50 armor
Active Unique Active - Stasis: Champion becomes invulnerable and untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but is unable to move, attack, cast spells, or use items during this time (90 second cooldown).
Menu Magic > Ability Power
Defense > Armor
Item cost 3260g (500g)
Sell value 2282g
Item Code 3157

Zhonya's Hourglass is a Legendary item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Zhonya's Hourglass item
Zhonya's Hourglass
3260 gold (500 gold)
Seeker's Armguard item
1160 gold (125 gold)
Cloth Armor item
300 gold
Cloth Armor item
300 gold

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency

  • The base stats are 110.7% gold efficient without the active.

Similar Items

Trivia

  • This item resulted from the separation of the offensive and defensive abilities of the removed item Zhonya's Ring. This is the defensive item; Rabadon's Deathcap is the offensive item.
  • Along with Rabadon's Deathcap and Deathfire Grasp, this item offers the highest amount of ability power (not taking into account that Rabadon's Deathcap's passive works with itself)
    • On their own, all three items together offer 468 AP.
  • The "Hourglass" in the name is a reference to the fact that by using its active ability, you are granted a few more seconds to live. Within those few seconds, your cooldowns will continue to drop and your team may come to help you.
  • Champions like  Twitch can benefit from these few seconds to "fade to stealth" by stealthing then activating Zhonya's Hourglass. After emerging from the stasis, they will be fully stealthed.
  • Zhonya's Hourglass can help with taking down turrets as you will lose aggro when you become untargetable, meaning you don't need to waste time walking out of turret range for it to transfer targets, and makes it safer to stay under fire for a longer time.
  • Activating the active will cancel channeled abilities; however, non-channeled area abilities such as  Fiddlesticks's and  Morgana's, ultimates will continue, making Zhonya's Hourglass particularly powerful when used in the middle of an enemy team, allowing them to continue doing damage while being invulnerable to counterattack.
  • While Stasis is active, any pets the user currently has (e.g.  Mordekaiser's  Children of the Grave or  Annie's  Summon Tibbers) can still be issued commands.

Patch history

V3.02:
  • Total cost decreased to 3260g from 3410g.
  • Combine cost decreased to 500g from 650g.

V3.01:

V1.0.0.152:

  • Combine cost reduced to 780g from 800g.

V1.0.0.151:

  • Removed from Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar.

V1.0.0.122:

  • Combine cost reduced to 800g from 1000g.

V1.0.0.108: Added

  • Zhonya's Hourglass
    • Recipe: Chain Vest + Needlessly Large Rod + 1000g = 3300g
    • +100 ability power.
    • +50 armor.
    • Unique active: Places your champion into stasis for 2.5 seconds, rendering you invulnerable and untargetable but unable to take any action. 90 sec cooldown.

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