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


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  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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


  • 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.



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


  • 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.


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