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The Bloodthirster


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The Bloodthirster

Summoner's Rift
Twisted Treeline
Howling Abyss

Total Price: 3700

Recipe Price: 1150


75 Attack Damage. UNIQUE Passive: Lifesteal can now overheal, granting a bloody shield that absorbs 50-350 damage (based on champion level). This shield decays when out of combat for 25 seconds.

UNIQUE Passive: +20% Lifesteal.




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Ekki (43) | February 22, 2016 8:14pm
The wording makes this sound as if the shield passive could be stacked. Is this right?

Apparently the tooltip in the Mobafire database isn't correct and the shield is a UNIQUE passive, like the lifesteal.
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bryther | June 23, 2015 2:28pm
and if that won't work, use leap strike and flee.
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bryther | June 23, 2015 2:26pm
don't shoot me into the void, but building this on jax is not a bad idea.

because of jax' passive, he will have an increased damage output by going toe to toe.
this bonus damage(in the form of 60% bonus AS) results in a high ammount of life steal.
combine this with 2 other good jax items: ruined king blade and hydra, and you have a grand total of 42% lifesteal. because of this insane lifesteal (299,345AD + 1,955AS = 448,369DPS) you'll end up with 188,315 LS/sec. and then i'm not counting along spirit visage, trinity force and rageblade.
and the best part is: by using grandmaster's might and counter strike, you can ensure that your opponent can't deal 188,315 DPS.
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Cozzen Lazza Payne | August 15, 2014 7:00am
Infinity edge will help you dish out damage a little faster then a blood thirster however blood thirster has enough life steal to drag out fights you should have lost and by goin to the jungle you can restore some hp and keep map presence longer
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Cozzen Lazza Payne | August 15, 2014 6:56am
If you do stack two of them stunning and slowing you can be devastating especially in team fights tryndamere gets his alt and just flies back up xD
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OliverSniper (1) | June 24, 2014 9:55am
R.I.P BT 2010-2014
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Crystal-scar-miner (1) | March 4, 2014 7:04am
This is the best item in the game. You just stack the damage and the life steal is great. This is an aatrox and riven item.
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Dr4gonWolf7 | January 8, 2014 2:37pm
Bloodthirster > IE.
More damage, unless you build like a phantom dancer. 25% on its own? eh.... I'd rather have 100 damage and 18% extra lifestea;(way easy to farm 30 minions)
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Magnavis | November 12, 2013 11:07pm
Infinity edge has better damage but no life steal to speak of. If you dont get get bloodthirster get a blade of the ruined kind and an infinity edge, good life steal
, good damage, good item combo.
Infinity edge+Blade of the ruined kind
If you have the room and havent filled up you attack speed to what you want it to be then do it.
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Mounds7 | January 17, 2013 6:09am
I think they uses of both IE and BT are good for what they are made for. But if your ADC's abilities are the main damage dealer, then get BT as the life steal is a nice touch to a 70 AD. Champions like ez benefit from BT more than a champion like cait. But if you play cait, get the IE first as the headshot + crit = epic destruction
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Maxwell | January 3, 2013 2:28pm
Infinity edge is better for damage but BloodThirster is better for life steal. Both are basically must-haves for ADC's.
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Sepehr76 | December 30, 2012 11:39am
ADC---->IE
Renek,riven,Darius,etc
>BT
Gp,tryn,etc ---->IE
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pajeska94 | December 25, 2012 6:37am
if you'r getting fed early with darius,go for it cuz it's BRUTAL!
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Lightofaidan (1) | December 2, 2012 10:39pm
Very good item ^^ best use with SDC.
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xlexander | November 9, 2012 8:41am
Just got 4 of em + infinity edge and attackspeed boots in a 90min!! game and?. . . .
16 k krits on ahri nearly 1 hitted teemo and in last team figth I tanked.
If u manage to get and max 4 of them u re just unkillable insane upheal&insane dmg output.
Only weakness is: U rly need lots of cash
and u have no defense when u get charmed for example
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Sidera | September 6, 2012 5:55pm
Straight damage: IF
Damage & Survivability: Bloodthirster.

It really depends on situation as the above poster said. However as most AD carries are somewhat squishy, BT is really needed. At least one. 2 would be a godsend, but make sure not to nerf your own damage.
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Zinarei (1) | September 4, 2012 6:52am
Depends on the situation, really. Some characters like Tryndamere will probably benefit more from Infinity Edge because of the crit. And if Gangplank gets an Infinity Edge he gains the ability to peel his oranges before eating them, temporarily giving him God Mode. At least that's probably how it works. I typically like Infinity Edge better though.
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theHUNK23 (1) | July 24, 2012 7:15pm
Which one is better bloodthirster or infinity edge?? Pls help.
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st0rmrider | June 25, 2012 10:25pm
Am i the only one that doesnt like the passive...-_-. i dont think its THAT effective.
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Chie | June 7, 2012 4:50pm
You can get minion kills and get stacks
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Swordkill38 (1) | April 24, 2012 4:06pm
This is a silly question but i don't know the answer. So when it says kills does it mean champion kills? or could minions count towards that tower as well? Thanks
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Nibelhim | January 15, 2012 7:51pm
Just had an interesting game as shaco.

Game lasted long enough for me to try this:

Ionian boots, nashor's tooth, 4x bloodthirster. Once you get the bloodthirsters maxed its impossible to kill you and so easy to kill others. even the clone is damn near unstoppable.
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Drain (5) | December 24, 2011 5:57am
It never occurred to me to try stacking these things, and I play ADs all the time. Now I really feel like a dumbass. But every other item in the game has that stupid "unique" tag of doom on them to prevent any real benefit to stacking them, so why would anyone notice the 1 item that doesn't have that on it? Learn so much just randomly browsing these item comments. :)

I better start trying out multiple Bloodthirsters on my Caitlyn. The damage will probably be sweet. 3 would be a base of +180dmg with 45% leech, with up to +120 more dmg and +30% more leech from the kill count.(total 300dmg 75% leech) I bet the Ace shots will be killer.

Edit: So far I've only managed to get 2 before the game ends, but the damage sure is great. I should throw in a Brutalizer instead of the third due to costs.
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Karano77 (2) | July 27, 2011 6:50am
@Gaddak: Yup, the passive isn't unique, so they add up and result in 50% Lifesteal if you stack them.
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Gaddak (2) | May 19, 2011 1:09pm
probly a dumb question but if i were to get 2 of these and max the stacks does that mean then im going to get 50% life steal?
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Searz (441) | April 14, 2011 1:16pm
Hmm, might be worth considering with the reduced cost. Let's hope they buff it in some other way too.
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Lonewolf323 | December 16, 2010 1:50pm
Just ine thing about this item, they change the AD for +65 only.