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Steel Shoulderguards is a basic item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends. It is exclusive to Summoner's Rift.

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Steel Shoulderguards Steel Shoulderguards is 46.25% gold efficient without its passive.
  • Without Spoils of War, the item becomes gold efficient in 17 minutes and 55 seconds.
  • Assuming Steel Shoulderguards' Steel Shoulderguards' user kills the most valuable minions available, Spoils of War provides:
    • 9.33 Gold 9.33 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 17.44 Gold 17.44 per 10.
    • After 25 minutes, this is futher increased to 20 Gold 20 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 (3 out of 10 waves) reduces gold from minions by 50%. The penalty increases with further CS to a max of 80% reduction at 50 minions. Once the penalty kicks in, your CS gold is reduced to (70 - CS within 5 minutes)%.
  • Having a support item to tier 2 or tier 3, selling it, and buying another support item will automatically upgrade that item to the respective tier.


  • Steel Shoulderguards Steel Shoulderguards is typically purchased by supports who would prefer to assist their lane partner rather than harrass the opposition.


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Patch History

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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