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Will of the Ancients was a legendary item in League of Legends.

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Gold Efficiency*

  • Will of the Ancients item Will of the Ancients was 106.63% gold efficient, without the resistance ignoring part of its passive.

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  • Will of the Ancients item Will of the Ancients was very useful with ability power-based champions that have abilities requiring health costs (e.g. Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser) as the healing could help mitigate these costs.
  • Will of the Ancients and Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage were a great item combination, as Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage could further boost Will of the Ancients' healing effect.
  • Cooldown- or energy-based champions, such as Katarina OriginalSquare Katarina and Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen, could also make use of Will of the Ancients for the sustainability as they can spam their abilities more willingly than mana-based champions.
  • This item was removed because it was very rarely purchased on most AP champions, since it was better to build other raw AP items to try to burst down an enemy as fast as possible and they didn't had time to sustain. In addition, most AP champions have AoE damage, meaning the sustain was too small to make this item worth purchasing. On the very few champions it was purchased, it was known to cause balancing issues. In particular, Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir forced this item to be balanced around his very existence, since he had WotA as his core item and could abuse it very well.
    • No actual replacement to this item has been made (Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir has been reworked and rebalanced around the fact that Will of the Ancients do not exist). However, there are currently two items that come close, named Death's Dance item Death's Dance and Hextech Gunblade item Hextech Gunblade. The former is an AD item. The latter is an AD/AP hybrid item both heal from any damage source, including true damage; however, the later is not abused by AP champions like Vladimir because it is significantly more expensive, has a worse build path for them, has wasted stats for them (like the AD), and lacks cooldown reduction.

Patch History

  • Removed from the game.
  • Total cost reduced to Gold 2300 from Gold 2500.
    • Combine cost reduced to Gold 300 from Gold 480.
  • No longer grants 20% spell vamp.
  • New Passive: Your abilities heal you for 15% of the damage dealt (calculated before your opponent's resistances) (5% for AoE).
  • Spell vamp reduced to 20% from 25%.
  • Spell vamp increased to 25% from 20%.
  • Ability power increased to 50 from 40.
  • No longer grants aura while the holder is dead.
  • Total cost reduced to Gold 2400 from Gold 2700.
    • Combine cost reduced to Gold 465 from Gold 765.
  • Spell vamp increased to 20% from 15%.
  • Will now grant double bonus to the holders if multiple members of a team have the item, like all other aura items.
  • Clones will no longer grant a double bonus to the aura holder. Clones with aura items otherwise interact the same with other champions.
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