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  • This item has been removed on patch V9.1.

Philosopher's Medallion was a starter item in League of Legends icon League of Legends. It was exclusive to Nexus Blitz icon Nexus Blitz.

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold efficiency

  • Philosopher's Medallion's Philosopher's Medallion's base stats were 92.59% gold efficient.
  • Philosopher's Medallion Philosopher's Medallion becomes gold efficient in about 1 gold coin.
  • Without Favor, Philosopher's Medallion Philosopher's Medallion becomes gold efficient in 1 minute and 7 seconds.

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  • If the last coin to drop was a gold coin, the next coin will be a mana coin. If the last coin was a mana coin, the next coin will be a gold coin.
  • The coin drop rate starts at 0% and increases by 11.11% for every minion that dies (regardless of whether it drops a coin or not). When a minion drops a coin (including siege minions) the chance drops by 33.33%. This value can go below 0%.[1]
    • Because of the way this is done, for every minion wave (with or without siege minion), the average coin drop rate is 2 coins per minion wave.
    • From this, we can determinate the average passive gold value of Favor: 13 13.33 per 10 seconds.


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Patch History

V9.3 - February 12th Hotfix
  • New Effect: Now only drops mana coins unless an ally champion is within 2000 units.
  • Favor gold coin increased to 50 Gold 50 from 45 Gold 45.
V9.1 - January 21, 2019
  • Removed from the game since Nexus Blitz is no longer available for play-testing.
  • Gold per 10 seconds increased to 5 Gold 5 from 3 Gold 3.
V8.16 - Added
  • Availability: Nexus Blitz.
  • Cost: 450 Gold 450.
  • Stats: 10% cooldown reduction, 50% base health regeneration, 3 Gold 3 per 10 seconds.
  • Unique Passive - Favor: Nearby enemy minions, killed by any ally other than you, will sometimes drop a coin that can be picked up to either grant 40 Gold 40 or restore 10% missing mana (minimum 20). Cannon minions will drop a coin as long as you don't kill them.


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