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For the Teamfight Tactics icon.png Teamfight Tactics item, see Thornmail Thornmail.
For the Wild Rift icon.png Wild Rift item, see Thornmail Thornmail.

Thornmail is a legendary item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends.

Recipe

Thornmail item.png
Thornmail
2700 Gold 2700 (1000 Gold 1000)
Bramble Vest item.png
800 Gold 800 (200 Gold 200)
Giant's Belt item.png
900 Gold 900 (500 Gold 500)

Cost Analysis

Gold Value
  • 350 health = 933.33 Gold 933.33
  • 60 armor = 1200 Gold 1200
  • Total Gold Value = 2133.33 Gold 2133.33

Gold efficiency

  • Thornmail's Thornmail's base stats are 79.01% gold efficient.

Similar items

Notes

Strategy

  • Thornmail is a particularly effective defensive option when facing down opponents whose damage is dealt primarily through basic attacks, or against opponents that utilize Heal power icon.png healing from attacks to survive fights (such as Life steal icon.png life steal).
  • Unlike Molten Shield Molten Shield and Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl, Thornmail's magic damage does not trigger spell effects.

Old icons

Trivia

Noxus Crest icon.png

Media

Patch History

V11.8
  • New Effect: Is now called out in chat to notify when the item is purchased.
V11.1
  • Grievous Wounds duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.
V10.23 - November 12th Hotfix
  • Bug Fix: No longer loses the ability to apply Grievous Wounds icon.png Grievous Wounds if its owner dies.
V10.23
  • Updated icon.
  • New:
    • Recipe: Bramble Vest Bramble Vest + Giant's Belt Giant's Belt + 1000 Gold 1000 = 2700 Gold 2700.
    • Stats: 60 armor, 350 health.
    • Unique Passive - Thorns: When struck by an attack, deal 10 (+ 10% bonus armor) magic damage to the attacker and inflict them with 40% Grievous Wounds icon.png Grievous Wounds for 2 seconds if they are a champion. Stun icon.png Immobilizing enemy champions also applies 60% Grievous Wounds for 2 seconds.
    • Limited to 1 Thornmail.
  • Old:
    • Recipe: Bramble Vest Bramble Vest + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal + Warden's Mail Warden's Mail + 500 Gold 500 = 2900 Gold 2900.
    • Stats: 80 armor, 250 health.
    • Unique Passive - Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack on-hit, reflects 25 (+ 10% bonus armor) magic damage, while also inflicting Grievous Wounds icon.png Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 3 seconds.
    • Unique Passive - Cold Steel: When hit by basic attacks, Cripple icon.png cripples source's attack speed by 15% for 1 second.
V9.8
V8.4
  • Bug Fix: Now correctly applies the cripple debuff to minions and monsters attacking its owner.
V7.19
  • Combine cost reduced to 500 Gold 500 from 600 Gold 600.
    • Total cost unchanged.
  • Armor increased to 80 from 75.
V7.14
  • New Recipe: Bramble Vest Bramble Vest + Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal + Warden's Mail Warden's Mail + 400 Gold 400 = 2900 Gold 2900
  • Armor reduced to 75 from 100.
  • New Effect: Grants 250 health.
  • Removed Passive: Reflects 15% of the physical damage taken (+ 25% bonus armor) from basic attacks and on-hit effects back to its source as magic damage.
  • New Passive – Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects magic damage equal to 25 (+ 10% bonus armor), inflicting Grievous Wounds icon.png Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.
  • New Passive – Cold Steel: When hit by basic attacks, reduced source's attack speed by 15% for 1 second.
V6.14
V5.16
  • Total cost increased to 2350 Gold 2350 from 2100 Gold 2100.
  • Reflected damage reduced to 15% from 30%.
  • New Effect: Reflected damage now deals (+25% bonus armor) bonus damage.
    • The armor ratio will be affected by flat armor reductions down to 0 armor - while percent armor reductions will be ignored for the purpose of calculating bonus damage.i.e. The Black Cleaver The Black Cleaver will not reduce the reflected damage by reducing your bonus armor but a level 5 Puncturing Taunt Puncturing Taunt will reduce the reflected damage by 6.25(25% of 25).Negative armor values will be treated as 0. Armor penetration will not affect the ratio.
V4.20
  • Item cost decreased to 2100 Gold 2100 from 2200 Gold 2200.
  • Combine cost decreased to 1050 Gold 1050 from 1180 Gold 1180.
V3.10
  • New icon.
V1.0.0.152
  • Item cost increased to 2200 Gold 2200 from 2000 Gold 2000.
  • Combine cost increased to 1180 Gold 1180 from 1000 Gold 1000.
V1.0.0.151
  • Removed from the purchasable item list on Twisted Treeline.
V1.0.0.82
  • Damage return increased to 30% from 25%.
V1.0.0.63
  • Recipe cost increased to 1000 Gold 1000 from 600 Gold 600.
  • Armor increased to 100 from 70.
  • Damage return increased to 25% from 20%.
V0.9.25.24
  • Now reflects damage calculated before armor.
June 26, 2009 Patch
  • Added back into the game.
May 15, 2009 Patch
  • Removed from the game temporarily.
May 9, 2009 Patch Reworked
  • Recipe changed: Now requires Cloth Armor Cloth Armor.
  • Armor increased armor to 70 from 50.
  • Combine cost increased to 500 Gold 500 from 320 Gold 320.
  • Unique ability: On being hit, returns 20% of damage taken (20 damage minimum).
Alpha Week 6
  • Increased damage returned to 20 damage from 18.
Alpha Week 2
  • Increased return damage.

References

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