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Steel Shoulderguards is a starter item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends.

Builds Into

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold efficiency

  • Steel Shoulderguards' Steel Shoulderguards' base stats are 65% gold efficient.
  • Without Spoils of War, the item 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:
    • 14.28 Gold 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 19.14 Gold 19.14 per 10.
    • After 25 minutes, this is futher increased to 25.71 Gold 25.71 per 10.

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  • The quest reward can only be obtained after being out-of-combat for 5 seconds.
  • Triggering the Spoils of War passive adds +1 to the creep score of the allied champion who receives the bonus gold.
  • The Spoils of War passive is triggered no matter what method is used to kill the minion, but the execution aspect of the ability only works with basic attacks.
  • "Receive diminishing gold from excessive minion kills": Farming more than 20 CS per 5 minutes reduces gold from minions by 50% − 80% (based on CS).

Map-Specific Differences

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

Old icons


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Patch History

  • 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.png Melee basic attacks execute minions below 50% of their maximum health and Ranged role.png 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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