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For the removed Masterwork Masterwork item, see Rabadon's Deathcrown Rabadon's Deathcrown.
For the Teamfight Tactics icon.png Teamfight Tactics item, see Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap.
For the Wild Rift icon.png Wild Rift item, see Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap.

Rabadon's Deathcap is a legendary item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends.

Recipe

Rabadon's Deathcap item.png
Rabadon's Deathcap
3600 Gold 3600 (1100 Gold 1100)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value
  • 42 ability power (from passive) = 913.5 Gold 913.5
    • Total Gold Value = 3523.5 Gold 3523.5

Passive Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Rabadon's Deathcap's Rabadon's Deathcap's base stats are 97.88% gold efficient.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap efficiency is further increased by 21.15% for every 100 Ability Power obtained from other sources.

Similar items

Notes

Strategy

  • Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap is a powerful item for pure ability power casters, and is also very effective on burst assassins and hybrid champions that take advantage of Lich Bane Lich Bane for additional burst.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap is essential for any champion with ability power ratios, tanky or carry, wishing to deal significant magic damage that will carry into late game.
    • Depending from the champion's base damage and/or ability power ratios, however, Void Staff Void Staff may be a better purchase.
      • Champions with high base damage will generally benefit more from Void Staff, especially if they have low ability power ratios. But a champion with high ratios but low base damage, such as Kassadin Kassadin or Fizz Fizz, will benefit more from Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap.

Old icons

Trivia

  • This item resulted from a separation of the offensive and defensive abilities of Zhonya's Ring Zhonya's Ring. This is the offensive item, while Zhonya's Hourglass Zhonya's Hourglass is its defensive counterpart.
  • It was originally named Banksy's Deathcap in the Patch Day Preview. This is a tribute to David 'Banksy' Banks, a Riot Games Inc. Director of Platform Engineering.
  • The image artwork would seem to be based on the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter franchise. There are eyes and a mouth-like band visible on the hat, very similar to the Sorting Hat.
  • Not counting other ability power items or runes, Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap gives 162 ability power alone. The upgrade from its parts grants 42 AP.
  • While it has the potential to be the single highest source of ability power in the game, Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap is rarely purchased first, as its passive ability requires other ability power items to be fully effective, to the point of the item being barely cost effective, which the large majority of expensive items are by a large margin.
  • It is also somewhat difficult to build early in the game as both of its components are quite expensive, making it difficult to purchase without kills or other gold income.

Patch History

V11.6
  • Total cost reduced to 3600 Gold 3600 from 3800 Gold 3800.
    • Combine cost reduced to 1100 Gold 1100 from 1300 Gold 1300.
V10.24
  • Updated icon.
V10.23
V9.1
  • Rabadon's Deathcrown Rabadon's Deathcrown
    • Total cost reduced to 3600 Gold 3600 from 4600 Gold 4600.
      • 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).
V8.4
V7.17
V5.22
  • Total cost increased to 3800 Gold 3800 from 3500 Gold 3500.
    • Combine cost increased to 1265 Gold 1265 from 965 Gold 965.
V5.13
V4.1
  • New Effect: Tooltip now displays the amount of ability power gained from its unique passive.
V3.02
  • Total cost increased to 3300 Gold 3300 from 3200 Gold 3200.
    • Combine cost increased to 840 Gold 840 from 740 Gold 740.
  • Bonus ability power increased to 30% from 25%.
V1.0.0.152
  • Total cost reduced to 3200 Gold 3200 from 3600 Gold 3600.
    • Combine cost reduced to 740 Gold 740 from 1140 Gold 1140.
  • Ability power reduced to 120 from 140.
  • Bonus ability power reduced to 25% from 30%.
V1.0.0.151
  • Removed from Crystal Scar.
V1.0.0.121
  • Ability power reduced to 140 from 155.
V1.0.0.110
  • Total cost increased to 3600 Gold 3600 from 3400 Gold 3400.
    • Combine cost increased to 1140 Gold 1140 from 940 Gold 940.
V1.0.0.109
  • Total cost increased to 3400 Gold 3400 from 3300 Gold 3300.
    • Combine cost increased to 940 Gold 940 from 840 Gold 840.
V1.0.0.108

References

List of Items

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