Sheen is an advanced item in League of Legends.[1]


Sheen item
Gold 1050 (Gold 700)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Sheen item Sheen is 58.73% gold efficient without its passive.
  • Optimal use of Spellblade makes this item at least 131.77% gold efficient on every champion. Spellblade must be used at least once every 6 seconds (on average) for the item to be considered gold efficient.

(Assuming a champion procs Spellblade every 1.5s, including an average casting time of 0.5s, that equals 2 seconds between each proc, or 0.5 damage procs per sec. This damage value is compared to extra on-hit damage whose procs scale with attack speed.)

100% base AD on-hit / (attack speed / 0.5) = BASE AD × 25 / (2 × ATKSPD)Gold Gold.
(2 can be replaced with the number of seconds between each proc.)
The lowest value (using Orianna's Level 1 stats) is Gold 766.87 Total = Gold 1383.54

Builds Into

Sheen screenshot

Spellblade VFX


  • Sheen item Sheen's bonus damage matches the damage type of the triggering attack and in almost all cases this deals physical damage. Notable exceptions are CorkiSquare Corki's Hextech Munitions Hextech Munitions, NidaleeSquare Nidalee's Takedown Takedown and GalioSquare Galio's Colossal Smash Colossal Smash.
  • Sheen item Sheen (as well as Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet) only multiplies the champion's starting base attack damage plus any gained from leveling up. Bonus attack damage from items and runes is not included, nor does it include the bonus damage from skills like EzrealSquare Ezreal's Mystic Shot Mystic Shot, GangplankSquare Gangplank's Parrrley Parrrley, IreliaSquare Irelia's Bladesurge Bladesurge, or ShacoSquare Shaco's Deceive Deceive.
  • If the attack is a critical hit, the bonus damage from Sheen item Sheen is not increased.
  • Sheen bonus damage procs off life steal. It does not proc off spell vamp however.
  • The proc has a cooldown of 1.5 seconds, and 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.
  • The bonus damage does not stack with Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet, Lich Bane item Lich Bane, or Trinity Force item Trinity Force since they all have a unique passive with the same name.
  • Only the more damaging is used:
    • 1. Lich Bane item Lich Bane: 75% base AD + (50% AP) bonus magic damage.
    • 2. Trinity Force item Trinity Force: 200% base AD bonus physical damage.
    • 3. Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet: 100% base AD bonus physical damage.
    • 4. Sheen item Sheen: 100% base AD bonus physical damage.


Sheen old screenshot

Old Item VFX.

  • The proc effect of Sheen item Sheen causes the champion's weapon or hands glow red, the same graphic as pre-rework NunuSquare old Nunu's Blood Boil Blood Boil.

Patch history

V9.14 - July 22nd Hotfix
  • Spellblade VFX updated.
  • Bug Fix: Now correctly lists the Spellblade passive as having a 1.5 second cooldown.
  • Total cost reduced to Gold 1200 from Gold 1260.
    • Combine cost reduced to Gold 365 from Gold 425.
  • New Effect: Now displays its cooldown on the item itself rather than with a buff.
  • Base AD ratio increased to 100% base AD from 80% base AD.
  • "Reservoir" system has been removed. Sheen item Sheen will now strictly respect the cooldown time between procs. The cooldown has been reduced to 2 second delays between procs from 3 seconds.
  • Base AD ratio reduced to 80% base AD from 100% base AD.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a visual bug.
  • New Effect: Now has an internal cooldown of 3 seconds (but now works with all spells including Lay Waste Lay Waste and Hate Spike Hate Spike).
June 26, 2009 Patch
  • Combine cost increased to Gold 275 from Gold 250.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Ability power reduced to 25 from 30.
  • Mana reduced to 250 from 275.
  • Recoded to make it unable to crit.
  • Sheen item Sheen
    • Recipe: Sapphire Crystal item Sapphire Crystal + Amplifying Tome item Amplifying Tome + Gold ? = Gold ?
    • +30 ability power
    • +275 mana
    • Unique Passive - Spellblade: After using an ability, your next basic attack (on-hit) deals 100% base AD bonus physical damage (1.5 second cooldown).


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