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For the Teamfight Tactics icon.png Teamfight Tactics item, see Bloodthirster Bloodthirster.
For the Wild Rift icon.png Wild Rift item, see Bloodthirster Bloodthirster.

Bloodthirster is a legendary item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends.

Recipe

Bloodthirster item.png
Bloodthirster
3400 Gold 3400 (600 Gold 600)
Vampiric Scepter item.png
900 Gold 900 (550 Gold 550)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold efficiency

  • Bloodthirster's Bloodthirster's base stats are 102.21% gold efficient.
  • The health passive when fully stacked at level 18 is worth 933.33 Gold 933.33, for a total value of 4408.33 Gold 4408.33, making it 129.66% gold efficient.

Similar items

Notes

  • The shield gained per hit benefits from Hybrid resistances icon.png Shield power, but the cap does not.

Strategy

  • The shield can be very easily stacked up prior to fights by farming minion waves, allowing the wielder to constantly overheal.
  • Bloodthirster is a good defensive option when under lane pressure or poke damage, as it allows the wielder to shield from damage and heal back when hurt.
  • Blood Barrier works at the same time as Overheal Overheal, resulting in doubled shielding (respecting their respective caps).

Old icons

Background

Unearthed near the marshes of Kaladoun, the Bloodthirster is thought to have belonged to a powerful soulstealer named Frax Van Itt. The wielder of this dangerous weapon is forever bound to the blade and its thirst for the blood of others.

Trivia

Media

Patch History

V11.23
  • New Effect: Tooltip now tracks damage blocked by Blood Barrier.
V10.23
  • Updated icon.
  • New:
    • Recipe: B. F. Sword B. F. Sword + Cloak of Agility Cloak of Agility + Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter + 600 Gold 600 = 3400 Gold 3400.
    • Stats: 55 attack damage, 20% life steal, 20% critical strike chance.
    • Unique Passive - Blood Barrier: Life steal icon.png Life steal from basic attacks can now overheal you, converting the excess Heal power icon.png healing into a Hybrid resistances icon.png shield that absorbs up to 50 − 350 (based on level) damage and slowly decays if you haven't dealt or taken damage in the last 25 seconds.
    • Limited to 1 Bloodthirster.
  • Old:
    • Recipe: B. F. Sword B. F. Sword + Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter + Long Sword Long Sword + 950 Gold 950 = 3500 Gold 3500.
    • Stats: 80 attack damage.
    • Unique: +20% life steal.
    • Unique Passive: Your Life steal icon.png life steal overheals you, converting the excess Heal power icon.png healing into a Hybrid resistances icon.png shield that absorbs up to 50 − 350 (based on level) damage and decays when out of combat for 25 seconds.
V9.19
  • Renamed Bloodthirster from The Bloodthirster.
V8.11
  • Total cost reduced to 3500 Gold 3500 from 3700 Gold 3700.
    • Combine cost reduced to 950 Gold 950 from 1150 Gold 1150.
V7.9
  • Attack damage increased to 80 from 75.
V6.14
V5.22
V5.8
  • Available on Howling Abyss
V4.12
  • Life steal increased to 20% from 15%.
  • Life steal is now Unique.
  • Shield strength reduced to 50-350 from 50-440.
  • Decay time increased to 25 seconds from 15.
V4.10 Rework
  • Combine cost increased to 1150 Gold 1150 from 850 Gold 850.
    • Total cost increased to 3500 Gold 3500 from 3200 Gold 3200.
  • AD increased to 80 from 70.
  • Life steal increased to 15% from 12%.
  • Passive: removed.
  • New Unique Passive: Your life steal effects can overheal you, converting the excess healing into a shield. The shield can block from 50 to 450 damage, based on champion level, and decays if you have been out of combat for 15 seconds.
V3.14 - November 26th Hotfix
  • Combine cost increased to 850 Gold 850 from 650 Gold 650.
    • Total cost increased to 3200 Gold 3200 from 3000 Gold 3000.
V3.14
  • Combine cost reduced to 650 Gold 650 from 850 Gold 850.
    • Total cost reduced to 3000 Gold 3000 from 3200 Gold 3200.
V3.01
  • Combine cost increased to 850 Gold 850 from 650 Gold 650.
    • Total cost increased to 3200 Gold 3200 from 3000 Gold 3000.
V1.0.0.152
  • Combine cost reduced to 650 Gold 650 from 900 Gold 900.
  • Base attack damage increased to 70 from 60.
  • Passive maximum stacks reduced to 30 from 40.
    • Maximum attack damage from stacks is now 30, down from 40.
    • Maximum life steal from stacks is now 6%, down from 8%.
V1.0.0.136
  • Life steal reduced to 12% from 15%.
  • Life steal per stack reduced to 0.2% from 0.25%.
  • Now only loses half stacks on death rather than all of them.
V1.0.0.108
  • Now shows you in its tooltip what the current stats on its passive are.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Life steal increased to 15% from 10%.
  • Damage cap reduced to 40 from 60.
  • Life steal cap reduced to 10% from 15%.

References

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