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For the Wild Rift icon.png Wild Rift item, see Lich Bane Lich Bane.

Lich Bane is a legendary item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends.


Lich Bane item.png
Lich Bane
3000 Gold 3000 (550 Gold 550)
Sheen item.png
700 Gold 700
Aether Wisp item.png
850 Gold 850 (415 Gold 415)
Fiendish Codex item.png
900 Gold 900 (465 Gold 465)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold efficiency

  • Lich Bane's Lich Bane's base stats are 89.04% gold efficient.

Similar items


  • The movement speed stat only increases flat movement speed, and will not interact with other percentage increases.
  • Spellblade deals Wit's End item.png proc damage, and thus will not trigger spell effects.
  • Spellblade is not blocked by Spell Shield.png spell shield if applied by a basic attack.
    • It is blocked if the effect is applied by an ability that triggers on-hit effects.
  • Spellblade can be Spirit's Refuge.png blocked (negates the damage, consumes the effect, and places it on cooldown) and Counter Strike.png dodged (prevents the effect from triggering altogether).
  • Spellblade is not affected by Critical strike icon.png critical strike modifiers.
  • Spellblade's bonus damage benefits from Life steal icon.png life steal, Omnivamp colored icon.png omnivamp, and Life steal icon.png physical vamp (this one excludes Lich Bane Lich Bane) but not Spell vamp icon.png spell vamp.
  • Spellblade's bonus damage does not stack with other Spellblade items since they all share a unique passive with the same name.
  • Spellblade's cooldown starts after the enhanced attack is consumed and consecutive ability casts refresh the duration of the enhanced attack.
    • If multiple Spellblade items are owned, all of them will be placed on cooldown at the same time after using the enhanced attack.
  • Spellblade will trigger against structures. Divine Sunderer Divine Sunderer will specifically not deal its maximum health damage against Turret icon.png turrets.


  • The passive on Lich Bane Lich Bane effectively costs 533 gold, this is equivalent to about 24.5 AP. For Lich Bane Lich Bane to be worth purchasing, the passive must deal more damage than an additional 25 AP would.
  • Lich Bane Lich Bane is especially deadly if combined with an AA modifier, such as Twisted Fate's Twisted Fate's Pick a Card Pick a Card massively increasing the AP ratio on the ability, and is even more effective if the user can force the use only minding the 2.5 second cooldown.
  • Lich Bane Lich Bane scales with base attack damage and ability power while Trinity Force Trinity Force only scales with base attack damage. For some hybrid champions, it may be better to buy Lich Bane Lich Bane because once the champion reaches level 18, it becomes impossible to increase the damage from Trinity Force Trinity Force with items compared to Lich Bane Lich Bane. The proc from Lich Bane Lich Bane far surpasses Trinity Force Trinity Force with a Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap alone on the majority of champions, not to mention other AP items.
  • Similar to Trinity Force Trinity Force, Lich Bane Lich Bane synergizes well with ability haste, enabling champions to proc the bonus damage as often as possible while minding the 1.5 second cooldown; the 10 second bonus damage buff does not stack. Using two skills in quick succession will not accrue two stacks of bonus damage, but one.
  • Unlike Trinity Force, Lich Bane does not necessarily need to be used by champions with high base attack damage to deal the highest damage possible, since Lich Bane is the only Spellblade item that can scale (with AP in its case). Just making sure to stack a lot of AP is enough to ensure that this item will deal relevant damage. However, Lich Bane still deals more damage with higher base AD, due to its base AD scaling.
  • When Lich Bane Lich Bane is ready to be used it will be seen on the champion as a purple glow. For example, Kog'Maw Kog'Maw will have a glowing mouth, Shaco Shaco will have glowing hands, and Master Yi Master Yi will have a glowing sword. The glow only appears after using an ability.
    • The same thing will occur with Sheen Sheen and Trinity Force Trinity Force. You can easily distinguish between Lich Bane Lich Bane buff and that of the other items by looking at the color.
      • The particle from Sheen Sheen and Trinity Force Trinity Force is bright red and it leaves a small trail.
      • The particle from Lich Bane Lich Bane is bright purple.

Old icons


  • Lich Bane's Lich Bane's previous icon appears to be an orange recolor of an alpha item with unknown effects called Zeal and Sheen Zeal and Sheen.
  • The current icon appears to be a petricite blade releasing stored magic.
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Patch History

  • New Recipe: Sheen Sheen + Aether Wisp Aether Wisp + Fiendish Codex Fiendish Codex + 550 Gold 550 = 3000 Gold 3000.
  • Ability haste increased to 15 from 0.
  • Spellblade base AD ratio reduced to 75% base AD from 150%.
  • Spellblade AP ratio increased to 50% AP from 40% AP.
  • Spellblade cooldown reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.5.
  • Bonus movement speed reduced to 8% from 10%.
  • Ability power increased to 75 from 70.
  • Ability power reduced to 70 from 80.
  • Updated icon.
  • AP ratio reduced to 40% AP from 50% AP.
V10.23 - November 12th Hotfix
  • AP ratio reduced to 50% AP from 60% AP.
  • Updated icon.
  • New:
    • Recipe: Sheen Sheen + Aether Wisp Aether Wisp + Blasting Wand Blasting Wand + 600 Gold 600 = 3000 Gold 3000.
    • Stats: 80 ability power, 10% movement speed.
    • Unique Passive - Spellblade: After using an ability, your next basic attack within 10 seconds deals 150% base AD (+ 60% AP) bonus magic damage on-hit (2.5 second cooldown).
    • Limited to 1 Lich Bane.
  • Old:
    • Recipe: Sheen Sheen + Aether Wisp Aether Wisp + Blasting Wand Blasting Wand + 450 Gold 450 = 3200 Gold 3200.
    • Stats: 80 ability power, 7% movement speed, 250 mana, 10% cooldown reduction.
    • Unique Passive - Spellblade: After using an ability, your next basic attack within 10 seconds deals 75% base AD (+ 50% AP) bonus magic damage on-hit (1.5 second cooldown).
  • Spellblade VFX updated.
  • Combine cost increased to 950 Gold 950 from 850 Gold 850.
    • Total cost unchanged.
  • Now correctly lists the Spellblade passive as having a 1.5 second cooldown.
  • Spellblade base damage changed to 75% base AD from 50.
  • Spellblade AP scaling reduced to 50% AP from 75% AP.
  • Combine cost increased to 940 Gold 940 from 880 Gold 880.
    • Total cost unchanged.
  • New Recipe: Sheen Sheen + Blasting Wand Blasting Wand + 880 Gold 880 = 3000 Gold 3000
  • No longer grants magic resistance.
  • Mana reduced to 250 from 350.
  • Movement speed reduced to 5% from 7%.
  • Passive's on-hit magic damage changed to 50 + 75% AP magic damage from 100% AP physical damage.
  • Particle effects have been updated.
  • Now displays its cooldown on the item itself rather than with a buff.
  • Fixed a bug where the cost was inadvertently increased and the mana gain lowered.
  • "Reservoir" system has been removed. Lich Bane will now strictly respect the cooldown time between procs. The cooldown has been reduced to 2 second delays between procs from 3 seconds.
  • Now has an internal cooldown of 3 seconds (but now works with all spells including Lay Waste Lay Waste and Hate Spike Hate Spike).
  • Fixed tooltip.
June 26, 2009 Patch
June 19, 2009 Patch
  • Ability power reduced to 100 from 110.
  • Movement speed reduced to 8% from 10%.
May 29, 2009 Patch
  • Unique effect no longer stacks with Sheen's Sheen's effect.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Passive now unable to crit.
May 9, 2009 Patch Added
  • Lich Bane Lich Bane: High tier legendary Ability Power / Mana item (which uses Sheen) with Unique passive: 100% chance when an ability is used that your next physical attack deals +Ability Power bonus damage.
    • Recipe: Amplifying Tome Amplifying Tome + Sheen Sheen + Blasting Wand Blasting Wand + 710 Gold 710 = ? Gold ?
    • +110 ability power
    • +10% movement speed
    • +350 mana
    • Unique passive: 100% chance when an ability is used that your next physical attack deals +Ability Power bonus damage.


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