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  • This item has been removed on patch V14.1.

Steel Shoulderguards was a starter item in League of Legends icon League of Legends. It was exclusive to Summoner's Rift icon Classic Summoner's Rift 5v5.

Cost Analysis

Gold efficiency
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  • Without Spoils of War, Steel Shoulderguards Steel Shoulderguards becomes gold efficient in 11 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • Assuming Steel Shoulderguards' Steel Shoulderguards' user kills the most valuable minions available, Spoils of War provides:
    • 14 14.28 per 10 seconds to the user, while also sharing that same gold with the lane partner.
    • Between 15 and 25 minutes, this is increased to 19 19.14 per 10.
    • After 25 minutes, this is futher increased to 25 25.71 per 10.

Similar items


  • Quest's reward is only granted if the user has not been in combat within the last 5 seconds.
  • Spoils of War's execute against minions counts as a minion kill for the allied champion that was granted the kill gold.
  • "Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills":
    • Before 5 minutes, increasing your creep score by 10 or more (from killing minions) in the last 5 minutes reduces gold Gold gold from minion kills by 80%.
      • After 5 minutes, the limit is increased to 20 creep score and gold Gold gold from minion kills is instead reduced by 50% − 80% (based on creep score).

Map-Specific Differences

Nexus Blitz icon Nexus Blitz differences edit
  • This item and its associated upgrades are disabled.


  • Steel Shoulderguards Steel Shoulderguards is typically purchased by supports who would prefer to assist their lane partner rather than harrass the opposition.
  • Steel Shoulderguards' Steel Shoulderguards' execute can give supports the ability to assist laners that lack wave clear or who intend to aggressively push lane.

Old icons


Demacia Crest icon


Sound Effects

Spoils of War Triggered
Quest Complete

Patch History

V14.1 - Removed
  • Attack damage increased to 4 from 3.
  • Health increased to 50 from 30.
  • Health regeneration increased to 50% from 25%.
  • New Effect: For the first 5 minutes of the game, the minion farming penalty is increased: Farming more than 10 CS per 5 minutes reduces gold from minions by 80%. After 5:00, the minion farming penalty remains at: Farming more than 20 CS per 5 minutes reduces gold from minions by 50% − 80% (based on CS).
    • This farming penalty is applied before the 10 flat reduced gold from mid lane siege minions before 14:00.
  • Bug Fix: Refunding or selling it before purchasing and activating Relic Shield Relic Shield no longer causes buffs for both items to appear in the buff bar.
  • Updated icon.
  • Updated icon.
  • Spoils of War charge generation reduced to 35 seconds from 45.
  • Limited to 1 Support or Jungle item.
  • New Effect: Now grants 25% base health regeneration.
V9.23 - Added
  • Cost: 400 Gold 400.
  • Stats: 30 health, 3 attack damage, 2 Gold 2 per 10 seconds.
  • Unique Passive - Spoils of War: Grants a charge every 45 seconds, up to 3 charges. Basic attacks can consume a charge to execute minions. Melee role Melee basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their maximum health and Ranged role ranged basic attacks below 30% of their maximum health. Killing a minion by any means with a charge grants you and the nearest allied champion kill gold Gold gold. These effects require an allied champion to be nearby. Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills.
  • Quest: Earn 500 Gold 500 using this item to upgrade to Runesteel Spaulders Runesteel Spaulders, gaining the Warding active with 3 wards in stock.
  • Limitations: Limited to 1 Jungle or Gold Income item.


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