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== Classification ==
 
== Classification ==
Items are divided into five basic categories: [[Basic item|basic]], [[Advanced item|advanced]], [[Legendary item|legendary]], [[mythical]], and [[Consumable item|consumable]]. A basic item does not require any other items to be purchased. If an item requires the purchase of at least one specific basic item before it can be purchased, that item is considered an advanced item. All basic items required for the purchase of advanced items are consumed when the advanced item is purchased. The same is true for legendary items, which require the purchase of at least one advanced item.
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Items are divided into five basic categories: [[Basic item|basic]], [[Advanced item|advanced]], [[Legendary item|legendary]], [[Mythical item|mythical]], and [[Consumable item|consumable]]. A basic item does not require any other items to be purchased. If an item requires the purchase of at least one specific basic item before it can be purchased, that item is considered an advanced item. All basic items required for the purchase of advanced items are consumed when the advanced item is purchased. The same is true for legendary items, which require the consumption of at least one advanced item, and mythical items, which require the consumption of at least one legendary item.
   
 
[[Consumable item]]s are different from other item types in two ways. First, most consumable items may be stacked, allowing duplicates items to occupy the same item slot up to a cap. Secondly, consumable items may be expended to perform a specific function, permanently removing that item from the champion's inventory.
 
[[Consumable item]]s are different from other item types in two ways. First, most consumable items may be stacked, allowing duplicates items to occupy the same item slot up to a cap. Secondly, consumable items may be expended to perform a specific function, permanently removing that item from the champion's inventory.
   
 
== Effects ==
 
== Effects ==
Every item in the game provides some sort of effect. An item's '''primary''' effect is usually stats, however, many items also possess '''secondary''' effects which provide champions with additional benefits beyond raw statistics. Consumables is one exception, as almost all consumables provide no benefits until consumed. In addition, some effects are labelled [[unique]] (which is explained below).
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Every item in the game provides some sort of effect. An item's '''primary''' effect is usually statistics, however, many items also possess '''secondary''' effects which provide champions with additional benefits beyond raw statistics. Consumables is one exception, as almost all consumables provide no benefits until consumed. In addition, some effects are labelled [[unique]] (which is explained below).
   
* '''Stats''' improve the [[champion statistic|champion's statistics]] in a positive way. With few exceptions, every non-consumable item in the game grants some form of statistic increase. The exceptions are {{ii|Mana Manipulator}} and {{ii|Hunter's Machete}}.
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* '''Statistics''' improve the [[champion statistic|champion's statistics]] in a positive way. With few exceptions, every non-consumable item in the game grants some form of statistic increase. The only exceptions are {{ii|Mana Manipulator}}, which grants all of its statistics through an aura, and {{ii|Hunter's Machete}}.
 
* '''[[Active ability items|Actives]]''' are triggered by clicking on the item or by pressing the item's hotkey, and function similarly to a [[champion ability]]. These effects have cooldowns before they can be used. The cooldown of activated abilities is not affected by cooldown reduction, although it can be reduced via the [[Artificer]] mastery.
 
* '''[[Active ability items|Actives]]''' are triggered by clicking on the item or by pressing the item's hotkey, and function similarly to a [[champion ability]]. These effects have cooldowns before they can be used. The cooldown of activated abilities is not affected by cooldown reduction, although it can be reduced via the [[Artificer]] mastery.
 
* '''[[Passive]]s''' are effects that function automatically, like the passive or [[innate]] abilities of a champion.
 
* '''[[Passive]]s''' are effects that function automatically, like the passive or [[innate]] abilities of a champion.
 
* '''[[Aura#items with an aura effect|Auras]]''' are buffs or debuffs that affect nearby friendly or enemy units, respectively. All aura effects are unique.
 
* '''[[Aura#items with an aura effect|Auras]]''' are buffs or debuffs that affect nearby friendly or enemy units, respectively. All aura effects are unique.
 
** The holder of an aura item is not considered to be under the effects of the aura, and thus can still benefit from an aura. This allows auras to stack up to twice on champions who posses the aura themselves. Other allies will not benefit beyond the first aura.
 
** The holder of an aura item is not considered to be under the effects of the aura, and thus can still benefit from an aura. This allows auras to stack up to twice on champions who posses the aura themselves. Other allies will not benefit beyond the first aura.
* '''[[Consumable Item|Consumable]]''' items generally provide no benefit until consumed, functioning as an activated-passive. With the rework of {{ii|Oracle's Elixir}} in Season Three, all consumable items only provide their effects temporary. Consuming an item will either destroy it or consume a charge, similar to [[Abilities|stock abilities]].
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* '''[[Consumable Item|Consumable]]''' items generally provide no benefit until consumed, functioning as an activated-passive. Consumable items are primarily focused on either gaining map control through the use of [[wards]] or boosting a champion's statistics for a brief period. Consuming an item will either destroy it or consume a charge, similar to [[Abilities|stock abilities]]. Charge-based consumable items are refreshed when the holder returns to their spawning pool.
** {{ii|Sightstone}} and {{ii|Ruby Sightstone}} are considered consumables by Riot.
 
   
 
=== Unique ===
 
=== Unique ===
Some effects are unique. Typically, a unique effect means that if a champion were to purchase two identical items, the unique effects would only be granted once. This is common for stats such as [[cooldown reduction]] and [[spell vamp]].
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Some item effects are unique. Typically, a unique effect means that if a champion were to purchase two identical items, the unique effects would only be granted once. Some items grant basic statistics, such as [[cooldown reduction]] and [[spell vamp]], with a unique tag to prevent abusive cases where the item could be stacked to exploit the statistics it provides.
   
Some items feature [[named effects]], such as [[Rend]]. A named effect is similar to a unique effect, except that the conditions of being unique are global. You can only gain the effects of the named effect once, even if the two items are entirely unrelated (such as [[Tenacity]]).
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Some items feature unique [[named effects]], such as [[Rend]]. A named effect is similar to a unique effect, except that the conditions of being unique are global. The effects of the named effect can only be gained once, even if the two items are entirely unrelated (such as [[Tenacity]]).
   
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==== Notes ====
*Unless the effect is named, two items with the same unique passive will stack. For example, the 10% cooldown reduction from {{ii|The Brutalizer}} and {{ii|Fiendish Codex}}.
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* Unless the effect is named, two items with the same unique passive will stack. For example, the 10% cooldown reduction from {{ii|The Brutalizer}} and {{ii|Fiendish Codex}}.
*Only the unique/named-unique effects will not stack. Other effects provided by the item will stack.
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* Only the unique/named-unique effects will not stack. Other effects provided by the item will stack.
   
 
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An item is an artifact/object carried by champions to enhance their performance on the Fields of Justice. A champion can only carry six items at a time, making the selection of items an important part of achieving victory. Items are only obtainable through the item shop located at the resurrection platform. This is also where items are sold, returning 70% of the total gold spent to obtain them, with the only exceptions being Doran's Blade item Doran's Blade, Doran's Ring item Doran's Ring, Doran's Shield item Doran's Shield, Prospector's Blade item Prospector's Blade, Prospector's Ring item Prospector's Ring, and all items that increase a champion's gold per 10 statistic, each of which returns 50% of their total cost.

Classification

Items are divided into five basic categories: basic, advanced, legendary, mythical, and consumable. A basic item does not require any other items to be purchased. If an item requires the purchase of at least one specific basic item before it can be purchased, that item is considered an advanced item. All basic items required for the purchase of advanced items are consumed when the advanced item is purchased. The same is true for legendary items, which require the consumption of at least one advanced item, and mythical items, which require the consumption of at least one legendary item.

Consumable items are different from other item types in two ways. First, most consumable items may be stacked, allowing duplicates items to occupy the same item slot up to a cap. Secondly, consumable items may be expended to perform a specific function, permanently removing that item from the champion's inventory.

Effects

Every item in the game provides some sort of effect. An item's primary effect is usually statistics, however, many items also possess secondary effects which provide champions with additional benefits beyond raw statistics. Consumables is one exception, as almost all consumables provide no benefits until consumed. In addition, some effects are labelled unique (which is explained below).

  • Statistics improve the champion's statistics in a positive way. With few exceptions, every non-consumable item in the game grants some form of statistic increase. The only exceptions are Mana Manipulator item Mana Manipulator, which grants all of its statistics through an aura, and Hunter's Machete item Hunter's Machete.
  • Actives are triggered by clicking on the item or by pressing the item's hotkey, and function similarly to a champion ability. These effects have cooldowns before they can be used. The cooldown of activated abilities is not affected by cooldown reduction, although it can be reduced via the Artificer mastery.
  • Passives are effects that function automatically, like the passive or innate abilities of a champion.
  • Auras are buffs or debuffs that affect nearby friendly or enemy units, respectively. All aura effects are unique.
    • The holder of an aura item is not considered to be under the effects of the aura, and thus can still benefit from an aura. This allows auras to stack up to twice on champions who posses the aura themselves. Other allies will not benefit beyond the first aura.
  • Consumable items generally provide no benefit until consumed, functioning as an activated-passive. Consumable items are primarily focused on either gaining map control through the use of wards or boosting a champion's statistics for a brief period. Consuming an item will either destroy it or consume a charge, similar to stock abilities. Charge-based consumable items are refreshed when the holder returns to their spawning pool.

Unique

Some item effects are unique. Typically, a unique effect means that if a champion were to purchase two identical items, the unique effects would only be granted once. Some items grant basic statistics, such as cooldown reduction and spell vamp, with a unique tag to prevent abusive cases where the item could be stacked to exploit the statistics it provides.

Some items feature unique named effects, such as Rend. A named effect is similar to a unique effect, except that the conditions of being unique are global. The effects of the named effect can only be gained once, even if the two items are entirely unrelated (such as Tenacity).

Notes

  • Unless the effect is named, two items with the same unique passive will stack. For example, the 10% cooldown reduction from The Brutalizer item The Brutalizer and Fiendish Codex item Fiendish Codex.
  • Only the unique/named-unique effects will not stack. Other effects provided by the item will stack.

List of Items

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