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For the Wild Rift icon.png Wild Rift item, see Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter.

Vampiric Scepter is an epic item in League of Legends icon.png League of Legends.


Vampiric Scepter item.png
Vampiric Scepter
900 Gold 900 (550 Gold 550)

Builds Into

Cost Analysis

Gold Value

Gold efficiency

  • Although not a basic item, Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter is the item from which the gold value for the stat life steal is derived (approximately 53.57 Gold 53.57 per percentage of life steal).


  • As Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter is a necessary component for almost all of the Life steal icon.png life steal items, it is useful for any stage of the game.
  • Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter increases the sustain of any champion, but it is best used with basic attacking champions as life steal only works with basic attacks. Ranged champions, such as Ashe Ashe or Tristana Tristana, are able to restore health while being relatively safe. Melee role.png Melee champions, such as Jax Jax or Wukong Wukong, are in more danger to be damaged if an enemy champion is nearby.
  • Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter is often used with Doran's Blade Doran's Blade, allowing champions to stay in lanes for extended periods of time without needing to go back to base to heal. Doran's Blade Doran's Blade is often the preferred item as it also adds health, but its drawbacks are not building into other items.
  • If you're having trouble sustaining in top or mid as AD, do not rush Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter - at 900 gold and only 8% lifesteal, given low (sub 150) total AD values, you usually won't be able to sustain enough from trading and lane minions. Note that 900 gold is 18 Health Potions - or 2700 total health from regen. Consider either Doran's Blades Doran's Blades or Health Potions Health Potions.
    • For most ADCs, this advice does not apply. Rushing Bloodthirster Bloodthirster is usually the most efficient way to sustain.

Old icons


Noxus Crest icon.png

Patch History

  • Life steal reduced to 7% from 8%.
  • Life steal reduced to 8% from 10%.
  • Updated icon.
V9.1 - January 21, 2019
V8.16 - Start of the experimental game mode Nexus Blitz
  • Combine cost increased to 550 Gold 550 from 440 Gold 440.
    • Total cost increased to 900 Gold 900 from 800 Gold 800.
  • Attack damage increased to 15 from 10.
  • Life steal increased to 10% from 8%.
  • Added to item recipe for Mercurial Scimitar Mercurial Scimitar.
  • Removed from item recipe for Essence Reaver Essence Reaver.
  • Life steal reduced to 8% from 10%.
  • Added to recipe for Essence Reaver Essence Reaver.
  • Combine cost increased to 440 Gold 440 from 400 Gold 400
    • Total cost unchanged.
  • New icon.
  • Life steal reduced to 10% from 12%.
  • Fixed a bug where Vampiric Scepter Vampiric Scepter improperly showed it could build into Malady Malady.
  • Life steal increased to 12% from 10%.


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