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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* The {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleaver}} debuff counts per target. Multiple {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleavers}} on the same champion or across multiple champions will only apply stacks of the debuff faster, but the max cap will still be 4 on each target.
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* The armor reduction stacks from {{ii|The Black Cleaver}} apply only to enemy champions. They will not affect [[structures]] such as [[turrets]]; [[minions]]; or neutral [[monsters]].
* The armor reduction only applies to enemy champions; it will not affect structures, [[minions]], or neutral [[monsters]].
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* Armor reduction benefits all physical attacks against the target champion, making {{ii|The Black Cleaver}} an excellent gang-attack weapon.
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** In contrast, {{ii|Last Whisper}} provides more raw percent-penetration than four {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleaver}} stacks (35% to 25%, respectively), but benefits only attacks from its wielder.
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** Armor reduction and penetration effects ''stack'', allowing an attacking character to benefit from both {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleaver}} shred and {{ii|Last Whisper}} penetration.
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* The armor-shred passive triggers not only auto-attacks but on any effect which deals physical damage, such as {{cai|Acid Hunter|Urgot}}, {{cai|Judgment|Garen}}, and {{cai|Heartseeker Strike|Pantheon}}.
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* The {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleaver}} debuff counts per target. Multiple {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleaver}} attacks on the same champion or across multiple champions will only apply stacks of the debuff faster, but the max cap will still be 4 on each target.
 
* The very first auto attack does not get the benefit of the armor reduction. Physical damage from the auto attack is calculated first, and the debuff is applied after. This means the full benefit of the reduction is seen on the 5th hit, after all 4 stacks have been applied.
 
* The very first auto attack does not get the benefit of the armor reduction. Physical damage from the auto attack is calculated first, and the debuff is applied after. This means the full benefit of the reduction is seen on the 5th hit, after all 4 stacks have been applied.
* As always, armor reduction benefits the entire team (as opposed to penetration, which benefits only the one attacker). With a single target and a single attacker, all four stacks of the armor reduction passive still don't match up to {{ii|Last Whisper}}, but the effect becomes more useful as soon as allies are attacking with the {{ii|The Black Cleaver|Black Cleaver}} holder.
 
* The passive triggers not only auto-attacks but on any effect which deals physical damage, such as {{cai|Acid Hunter|Urgot}}.
 
   
 
== Patch history ==
 
== Patch history ==

Revision as of 23:41, December 29, 2012

The Black Cleaver is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Similar items

Notes

  • The armor reduction stacks from Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver apply only to enemy champions. They will not affect structures such as turrets; minions; or neutral monsters.
  • Armor reduction benefits all physical attacks against the target champion, making Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver an excellent gang-attack weapon.
    • In contrast, Last Whisper item Last Whisper provides more raw percent-penetration than four Black Cleaver item Black Cleaver stacks (35% to 25%, respectively), but benefits only attacks from its wielder.
    • Armor reduction and penetration effects stack, allowing an attacking character to benefit from both Black Cleaver item Black Cleaver shred and Last Whisper item Last Whisper penetration.
  • The armor-shred passive triggers not only auto-attacks but on any effect which deals physical damage, such as Urgot OriginalSquare Urgot's Acid Hunter Acid Hunter, Garen OriginalSquare Garen's Judgment Judgment, and Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon's Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike.
  • The Black Cleaver item Black Cleaver debuff counts per target. Multiple Black Cleaver item Black Cleaver attacks on the same champion or across multiple champions will only apply stacks of the debuff faster, but the max cap will still be 4 on each target.
  • The very first auto attack does not get the benefit of the armor reduction. Physical damage from the auto attack is calculated first, and the debuff is applied after. This means the full benefit of the reduction is seen on the 5th hit, after all 4 stacks have been applied.

Patch history

V1.0.0.153:

  • Armor Reduction per stack reduced to 6.25% from 7.5% (Maximum reduction is now 25% from 30%)
  • Flat Armor Penetration reduced to 10 from 15 and is now unique.

V1.0.0.152: Rework

  • Recipe: The Brutalizer item The Brutalizer + Ruby Crystal item Ruby Crystal
  • Item cost: 3000
  • Combine cost: 1188
  • +250 health
  • +50 attack damage
  • +10% cooldown reduction
  • +15 armor penetration
  • Passive: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion reduces their armor by 7.5% for 4 seconds. This effect stacks up to 4 times.

V1.0.0.130:

V1.0.0.109:

  • Fixed a bug where it didn't appear in the attack speed tab.

V1.0.0.108:

  • Recipe changed: Now requires B. F. Sword item B. F. Sword + Dagger item Dagger+ 795g
    • Old recipe: B. F. Sword item B. F. Sword + Long Sword item Long Sword + 800g
    • Damage reduced to 55 from 75.
    • Now adds 30% increased attack speed.
    • Unique passive - Now shreds 15 armor per stack from 12 but has a maximum of 3 stacks from 5.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Attack damage reduced to 75 from 80.

References

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