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Archangel's Staff


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Archangel's Staff


Total Price: 3100

Recipe Price: 1100


80 Ability Power, 250 Mana. UNIQUE Passive: Awe: Gain Ability Power equal to 3% of your Maximum Mana. Refunds 25% of mana spent.
UNIQUE Passive: Mana Charge: Each time you cast a spell or spend Mana, you gain 8 maximum Mana (4 second cooldown). Bonus caps at +750 Mana.

Transforms into Seraph's Embrace at 750 Bonus Mana.



Archangel's Staff builds into:


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RussellBlue | July 30, 2013 9:29am


Depends on the toggle. Anivia's Glacial Storm is a toggle skill, but it procs the mana bonus.


this is because the mana use procs the stacks but the toggle itself doesnt
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Meiyjhe (525) | April 29, 2013 12:00pm
The old archangle's passive stacked, the new one does not :P
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ApocalypseWarden | April 29, 2013 11:49am

I play swain, and a friend of mine taught me to stack this item, and in the end I have over 900 Ap and insanse mana regen, so I can stay in my ult for a verrrrrrry long time, lol

I don't understand, the "Insight" ability... stacks? Despite it being a unique passive?
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SimeTears (1) | April 23, 2013 1:53am
I think it´s must have for squishy mage like Ahri! Decent shield - can save your life, epic AP bonus - about 140 (+60 from standard item=200+AP) in classic game! I buy it sometimes also on supports, because more mana = better chance to help/save your carry/teammates.
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Mars Stone | January 10, 2013 2:56am
If you go 6 of this item, do you get 3% ap of all or just one and its just the mana the others gain (exept the standar ap)
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Bearded Titan (1) | January 6, 2013 6:01pm

I absolutely adore this item on Singed. It's like it was made for him. If I can get to this item in my build (after Boots of Swiftness, Rod of Ages and a defensive item), it's usually game over. So much combined tankiness, AP, plus any mana problems are completely gone.

And now that Singed's poison adds stacks this season, I am inclined to agree with you.
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Desiderata03 (2) | June 25, 2012 1:16pm
I absolutely adore this item on Singed. It's like it was made for him. If I can get to this item in my build (after Boots of Swiftness, Rod of Ages and a defensive item), it's usually game over. So much combined tankiness, AP, plus any mana problems are completely gone.
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PsiGuard (881) | June 3, 2012 9:06am
Alex Xeno wrote:


Oh please provide examples to backup this claim? sorry I am a die hard fan of this spell and even champs that can't take full advantage of the bonus mana I still end up with over a hundred AP just from this one item.

A fairly standard AP carry build:
That leaves room for one more item (WotA is sometimes swapped, but a lot of mages will build it). On some champions, you're going to want Lich Bane a lot more than AA staff, like Lux. On others you're going to have survivability problems and will likely want to build a Banshee's Veil or Guardian Angel. Some will want health from Rod of Ages or Rylai's Crystal Scepter. Even Athene's Unholy Grail seems a much more solid pick than AA staff.

It isn't that Archangel's Staff is a bad item. It's not. A lot of people cite the high amount of AP you can get off of it, but which item are you going to replace. On almost every mage, one of the items I just listed is a far superior option. On a select few champions, Archangel's both synergizes with their kits (ex. Ryze) and also fits into their standard build without much effort.

When you get to a high level of play, glass cannon builds simply don't work. Not only are their more effective offensive items that give their AP bonuses immediately, but you also need enough defensive mechanisms to survive team fights or that extra ~100 AP isn't going to mean anything. Any build with an AA staff leans towards glass cannon. Ryze is an exception because he doesn't rely on AP scaling and therefore can afford to build survivability through other items.
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IcyAuron (23) | May 28, 2012 4:38pm
Alex Xeno wrote:


Oh please provide examples to backup this claim? sorry I am a die hard fan of this spell and even champs that can't take full advantage of the bonus mana I still end up with over a hundred AP just from this one item.


I agree. This item is almost worth getting multiples of.
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Alex Xeno (1) | May 16, 2012 4:31am
PsiGuard wrote:


Actually it's fairly bad on most mages. I only use AA on a handful of champions, though Ryze is one of them. There are usually much better options.

Oh please provide examples to backup this claim? sorry I am a die hard fan of this spell and even champs that can't take full advantage of the bonus mana I still end up with over a hundred AP just from this one item.
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PsiGuard (881) | November 27, 2011 5:51pm
nfro1 wrote:

Definitely want this on Any Mage, even ryze, as the Mana bonus scales most of his skills, and the AP boost works with his E

Actually it's fairly bad on most mages. I only use AA on a handful of champions, though Ryze is one of them. There are usually much better options.
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nfro1 (2) | November 27, 2011 5:50pm
Definitely want this on Any Mage, even ryze, as the Mana bonus scales most of his skills, and the AP boost works with his E
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Tscoop (1) | November 27, 2011 2:54am
Late game with Lux (this game was over 90 minutes) I sold all my other items except for one Rabadon's and I stacked these, had close to 1,500 AP by end game, ult was dealing 2,000, Q and E dealing about 1,000 I think.
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snakeman830 (10) | November 11, 2011 8:34pm
Hoezell wrote:


Every champion that uses a toogle/mana per sec skill works pretty well with this item. Too bad that the mana stack passive is not affected by those toogles. It's the only downside tough.

Depends on the toggle. Anivia's Glacial Storm is a toggle skill, but it procs the mana bonus.
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Hoezell | October 25, 2011 9:38am

I play swain, and a friend of mine taught me to stack this item, and in the end I have over 900 Ap and insanse mana regen, so I can stay in my ult for a verrrrrrry long time, lol

Every champion that uses a toogle/mana per sec skill works pretty well with this item. Too bad that the mana stack passive is not affected by those toogles. It's the only downside tough.
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BushidoFade | March 16, 2011 7:57am
I play swain, and a friend of mine taught me to stack this item, and in the end I have over 900 Ap and insanse mana regen, so I can stay in my ult for a verrrrrrry long time, lol
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pariah (2) | December 27, 2010 8:52am
True, even though the mana regen can be really usefull with mana hungy champs. (like veigar who wants to spam dark matter every few sec)
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Read (28) | December 10, 2010 10:36am
Definitely wait on building up to Arch Staff until you get your first main AP item. It will not really be rewarding to go full Arch Staff until you have a high mana boost anyway. It is more efficient to go Tears of Goddess and then go Rod of Ages or something else first.