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For the Twisted Treeline icon Twisted Treeline variant, see Timeworn Face of the Mountain Timeworn Face of the Mountain.
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  • This item has been removed on patch V8.2.

Face of the Mountain was a legendary item in League of Legends icon League of Legends.


Face of the Mountain item
Face of the Mountain
2200 Gold 2200 (550 Gold 550)
Targon's Brace item
850 Gold 850 (300 Gold 300)
Kindlegem item
800 Gold 800 (150 Gold 150)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold efficiency

  • Face of the Mountain's Face of the Mountain's base stats were 80.3% gold efficient.
  • This item becomes gold efficient in 36 minutes and 7 seconds without Spoils of War.
  • Taking only the bonus health from Face of the Mountain Face of the Mountain into account, the active is worth 120 Gold 120 and is 5.45% gold efficient, increasing the gold efficiency of this item to 85.76%.

Similar items


  • The quest reward can only be obtained after being out-of-combat for 5 seconds.
  • Triggering the Spoils of War passive adds +1 to the creep score of the allied champion who receives the bonus gold.
  • The execute health threshold is affected by the bonus damage from critical strikes and other autoattack modifiers (like Gangplank's Gangplank's Parrrley Parrrley), but not from Sheen Sheen.
  • The Spoils of War passive is triggered no matter what method is used to kill the minion, though the execute can only be triggered with a melee basic attack.
  • The Deadly Phalanx active can be self-cast.
  • The shield changes colors (from blue to yellow) right before it explodes. As an enemy, you can use this visual indication to avoid the explosion.
  • You can save the four charges and kill four or more minions, and heal nearby allied champions for around (50+20) per charge. This mass heal can help tremendously in a teamfight.
  • On Summoner's Rift, assuming Face of the Mountain Face of the Mountain's user kills the most valuable minions available, it provides:
    • 13 13.125 per 10 seconds to the user, while also sharing that same gold with the lane partner.
    • Between 20 and 35 minutes, this is increased to 15 15.83 per 10.
    • After 35 minutes, this is further increased to 22 22.5 per 10.
  • Assuming Face of the Mountain's Face of the Mountain's user kills one minion every 20 seconds, it provides at least 12.5 health regen per 5 seconds to the user and to the lane partner, not taking into account the missing health ratio.

Old icons


Mount Targon Crest icon
Face of the Mountain Deadly Phalanx

Patch History

V8.2 - Removed
  • Bug Fix: The Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit passive no longer incorrectly grants gold for nearby minion deaths while you're dead.
  • New Effect: Grants Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit.
  • New Effect: Bandit mastery 2016 Bandit counts toward the quest goal.
  • Quest gold required to upgrade increased to 750 Gold 750 from 650 Gold 650.
  • New Effect: Spoils of War heal now scales with 2% of missing health.
  • Spoils of War recharge duration reduced to 20 seconds from 30.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where casting its active on an ally out of range caused the player to walk in range, then cast it on the closest ally instead of the selected one.
  • Bug Fix: Quest reward shield now properly benefits from effects that modify heal and shield values (ex. Forbidden Idol Forbidden Idol line, Windspeaker's Blessing mastery 2016 Windspeaker's Blessing).
  • New Effect: Spoils of War charge indicator sphere VFX have been updated to be more runic and less distracting.
  • New Effect: Quest reward shield VFX have been updated to be more Targonian.
  • New Effect: Active shield VFX have also been updated to be more Targonian.
  • Quest progression VFX displays every third of the way from every fifth of the way toward completion.
  • New Effect: Grants melee champions 150 bonus attack range and slightly increased attack speed against minions that can be executed by Spoils of War.
  • New Effect: Quest.
    • Quest: Earn 650 Gold 650 using this item.
    • Reward: Shield Battery, a permanent shield that regenerates slowly outside of combat.
      • Shield Battery: Grants a permanent shield for 255 − 340 (based on level). The shield regenerates slowly when out-of-combat. Executing minions with Spoils of War regenerates 64 − 85 (based on level) shield value.
  • New Effect: Active shields 2 champions: you and target allied champion. Automatically targets the most wounded ally if cast upon self.
  • Minion execute changed to 340 − 680 (based on level) health from 400 health.
  • Bug Fix: Spoils of War could execute champion clones.
  • Health reduced to 450 from 500.
  • Now grants 2 gold generation.
  • Health ratio on heal removed.
  • Shield detonation damage removed.
  • New Effect: Shield detonation now slows surrounding enemies by 40% for 2 seconds.
  • Health regen changed to 100% base health regen from 20 health regen.
  • Recipe cost increased to 385 Gold 385 from 185 Gold 185.
    • Total cost increased to 2200 Gold 2200 from 2000 Gold 2000.
  • Health regeneration reduced to 20 from 25.
  • Health increased to 500 from 375.
  • New Recipe: Targon's Brace Targon's Brace + Kindlegem Kindlegem + 285 Gold 285 = 2000 Gold 2000
  • Passive – Spoils of War:
    • Heal changed to 50 + (1% of your maximum health) from 2% of your maximum health.
    • Heal now affects the wielder as well as the nearest allied champion.
    • Triggering the passive grants gold equal to the kill instead of gold equal to the kill plus 5.
    • Triggering the passive grants +1 to the creep score of the allied champion who receives the bonus gold.
  • Active – Deadly Phalanx:
    • No longer costs health to cast.
    • Damage changed to 100% of the target's AD + 30% of the target's AP, from 10% of your maximum health.
V3.14 - November 26th Hotfix
  • Execute damage now only triggers on melee basic attacks.
  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug where Zac's Zac's Cell Division Cell Division bloblets could be executed.
V3.14 Added
  • Recipe: Targon's Brace Targon's Brace + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal + 675 Gold 675 = 2000 Gold 2000
  • +375 Health
  • +25 Health regeneration
  • +10% Cooldown reduction
  • Unique Passive – Spoils of War: Basic attacks execute minions below 200 health. Killing a minion heals the nearest allied champion for 2% of your maximum health and grants them gold equal to the kill plus 10. This effect requires a nearby allied champion to trigger. Recharges every 30 seconds, up to a maximum of 4 charges.
  • Unique Passive – Gold Income: You may only be in possession of 1 Gold Income item.
  • Unique Active – Deadly Phalanx: Consumes 20% of your current Health to shield target ally for 10% of your maximum Health for 4 seconds. After 4 seconds, an explosion originates from the target dealing 10% of your maximum health as magic damage in an area. The shield does not need to persist for the explosion to occur (60 second cooldown).


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