League of Legends Wiki

Want to contribute to this wiki?
Sign up for an account, and get started!
You can even turn off ads in your preferences.

Come join the LoL Wiki community Discord server!


League of Legends Wiki
Obsidian Cleaver (League of Legends)Obsidian Cleaver (League of Legends)
Obsidian Cleaver (Teamfight Tactics)Obsidian Cleaver (Teamfight Tactics)
Oops Emote
"You belong in a museum!"

This article or section may contain obsolete information, but exists here for historical purposes.

  • This item has been removed on patch V14.11.

Obsidian Cleaver was a legendary item in League of Legends icon League of Legends. Could only be forged by Ornn Ornn.


Obsidian Cleaver item
Obsidian Cleaver
3000 Gold 3000 (Special)
Black Cleaver item
3000 Gold 3000 (400 Gold 400)
Phage item
1100 Gold 1100 (350 Gold 350)

Similar items


  • Carve will also trigger on 0 physical damage dealt by basic attacks.
  • Fervor can grant the bonus movement speed from Command Hallucinate clones.
  • Carve stacks will transfer to Command Hallucinate clones.
  • Carve by itself is not blocked by Spell Shield spell shield.
  • Carve triggers on most cases of physical damage being dealt, including pets and effects that apply multiple instances of the damage type.
    • On-hit effects, which are different from on-hit abilities, do not apply an additional stack of Carve.
      • The only exception is Runaan's Hurricane Runaan's Hurricane.
        • Note that the item exclusions will sometimes not apply the Carve stack. However, if they are triggered by Guinsoo's Rageblade Guinsoo's Rageblade, then they will always apply it. Runaan's Hurricane Runaan's Hurricane will also apply an additional stack of Carve to the primary target because it deals them 0 physical damage on-hit.
  • The first instance of physical damage dealt does not benefit from Carve's armor reduction.
    • The damage dealt is calculated first, and then the armor reduction debuff is applied afterwards.
    • This means that every instance of physical damage dealt benefits only from the armor reduction of the previous stacks.
  • Based on the effect, multiple instances of physical damage applied at the same will only apply one stack.(bug)


  • Black Cleaver Black Cleaver is usually purchased on physical damage dealers, mainly juggernauts, because they can apply the stacks quickly and survive long enough to benefit from the armor reduction.


  • The icons to the right feature the old indicator used to represent the target's armor was reduced.
  • In the now-removed official League of Legends forums, the first icon of Black Cleaver Black Cleaver was used to represent the "Item Discussion" section.
  • Black Cleaver and Obsidian Cleaver are among a number of items that had the word "The" removed from their names in patch V9.19. They were previously known as The Black Cleaver and The Obsidan Cleaver respectively.
  • The icon of Black Cleaver is reused for the Teamfight Tactics item Berserker's Axe Berserker's Axe.
Noxus Crest icon


Sound Effects

Passive Maximum Stacks

Patch History

V14.11 - Removed
  • Removed from the game.
  • Carve armor reduction per stack increased to 6% from 5%.
    • Carve maximum armor reduction increased to 30% from 25%.
  • Carve armor reduction per stack increased to 5% from 4%.
  • Carve maximum stacks reduced to 5 from 6.
  • New Effect: Fervor can now trigger on mitigated damage.
  • New Unique Passive - Fervor: Dealing physical damage grants you 20 bonus movement speed for 2 seconds.
  • Removed Unique Passive - Rage: Basic attacks on-hit grant (Melee role 20 / Ranged role 10) bonus movement speed for 2 seconds.
V14.1 - Re-added
  • Recipe: Black Cleaver Black Cleaver + 0 Gold 0 = 3000 Gold 3000.
  • Stats: 600 health, 65 attack damage, 25 ability haste.
  • Unique Passive - Carve: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion applies a stack of Carve for 6 seconds, stacking up to 6 times. Each stack inflicts 4% armor reduction, up to 24% at 6 stacks.
  • Unique Passive - Rage: Basic attacks on-hit grant (Melee role 20 / Ranged role 10) bonus movement speed for 2 seconds.
  • Limited to 1 Fatality item.
V10.23 - Removed
  • Removed from the game.
  • Renamed Obsidian Cleaver from The Obsidian Cleaver.
  • Total cost reduced to 3000 Gold 3000 from 4000 Gold 4000.
    • Combine cost reduced to 0 Gold 0 from 1000 Gold 1000.
  • Can now only be obtained if Ornn Ornn forges the item (for himself or for another ally).
  • Bug Fix: Now correctly stacks on decoys.
V7.17 - Added
  • Can only be crafted with Ornn's Ornn's Master Craftsman Master Craftsman.
  • Recipe: The Black Cleaver The Black Cleaver + 1000 Gold 1000 = 4000 Gold 4000.
  • Stats: 550 health, 60 attack damage, 20% cooldown reduction.
  • Unique Passive: Dealing physical damage to an enemy champion Cleaves them, reducing their armor by 4% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 6 times for a maximum of 24%.
  • Unique Passive - Rage: Dealing physical damage grants (Melee role 20 / Ranged role 10) movement speed for 2 seconds. Assists on Cleaved enemy champions or kills on any unit grant (Melee role 60 / Ranged role 30) movement speed for 2 seconds instead.
  • Only available while Ornn Ornn is on your team. Limited to one Master Craftsman Master Craftsman item.


List of Items