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What Are Items?

Items are pieces of equipment that one can purchase to increase their champion's effectiveness. Items can only be purchased at the fountain where a team spawns. Items come in 3 different tiers, basic, advanced, and legendary. All items sell for 70% of their cost except for Doran's and GP/10 items, which sell for 50% of their cost. There are items that are specific to Classic only, and items that are specific to Dominion only.


What are the Item Tiers?

Basic Tier:

These items are singular items that are not built out of anything and generally are used to make other items. They range from the cheapest being The Hex Core (0 gold) to the most expensive being B. F. Sword (1650 gold).

Complete list of basic tier items:

Amplifying Tome, B. F. Sword, Blasting Wand, Boots of Speed, Brawler's Gloves
Chain Vest, Cloak of Agility, Cloth Armor, Dagger, Doran's Blade, Doran's Ring
Doran's Shield, Faerie Charm, Giant's Belt, Long Sword, Meki Pendant
Needlessly Large Rod, Negatron Cloak, Null-Magic Mantle, Pickaxe, Prospector's Blade
Prospector's Ring, Recurve Bow, Regrowth Pendant, Rejuvenation Bead, Ruby Crystal
Sapphire Crystal, The Hex Core, Vampiric Scepter

Advanced Tier:

These items are created from at least 1 basic tier item and a recipe. Generally, they give unique stats besides their normal stats. They range from the cheapest being Mana Manipulator (475 gold) to the most expensive being Infinity Edge (3830 gold).

Complete list of advanced tier items:

Abyssal Mask, Aegis of the Legion, Atma's Impaler, Augment: Death, Augment: Gravity
Augment: Power, Avarice Blade, Berserker's Greaves, Bilgewater Cutlass
Boots of Mobility, Boots of Swiftness, Catalyst the Protector, Chalice of Harmony
Cloak and Dagger, Emblem of Valor, Executioner's Calling, Fiendish Codex
Force of Nature, Glacial Shroud, Guardian Angel, Guinsoo's Rageblade, Haunting Guise
Heart of Gold, Hexdrinker, Hextech Revolver, Infinity Edge, Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionic Spark, Kage's Lucky Pick, Kindlegem, Kitae's Bloodrazor, Last Whisper
Leviathan, Madred's Razors, Malady, Mana Manipulator, Mejai's Soulstealer
Mercury's Treads, Moonflair Spellblade, Ninja Tabi, Phage, Philosopher's Stone
Quicksilver Sash, Rabadon's Deathcap, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Sanguine Blade
Sheen, Sorceror's Shoes, Stinger, Sunfire Cape, Sword of the Occult
Tear of the Goddess, The Black Cleaver, The Bloodthirster, The Brutalizer
The Lightbringer, Thornmail, Tiamat, Void Staff, Warden's Mail, Warmog's Armor
Wit's End, Zeal, Zhonya's Hourglass

Legendary Tier:

These items are created from at least 1 advanced tier item and a recipe. They may or may not contain basic tier items. Usually, these items give a large variety of stats, and are usually very expensive. They range from the cheapest being Eleisa's Miracle (1300) to the most expensive being Trinity Force (4070 gold).

Complete list of legendary tier items:

Archangel's Staff, Banshee's Veil, Deathfire Grasp, Eleisa's Miracle, Entropy
Frozen Heart, Frozen Mallet, Hextech Gunblade, Hextech Sweeper, Lich Bane
Locket of the Iron Solari, Madred's Bloodrazor, Manamune, Maw of Malmortius
Morello's Evil Tome, Nashor's Tooth, Odyn's Veil, Phantom Dancer, Randuin's Omen
Rod of Ages, Shurelya's Reverie, Soul Shroud, Spirit Visage, Trinity Force
Will of the Ancients, Wriggle's Lantern, Youmuu's Ghostblade, Zeke's Herald


What are "Passives", "Auras", and "Actives"?

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What are Doran's Items?

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Doran's Blade
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Doran's items are items that all cost 475 gold, and they usually give a variety of stats. This makes them very cost efficient, however, Doran's items don't build into anything. Because of their extreme cost efficiency, it is sometimes a decent strategy to stack them. More about this can be read here: Doran's Stacking



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Doran's Ring is a very common start for characters who need the ability power and mana regen. The health helps a person from being bursted down very quickly.
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Doran's Blade is a very common start for ranged attack damage characters, as it helps them to last hit early game. Offtanks and Tanky DPS characters sometimes buy these, as the health gives them enough bulk to survive a little bit of damage, and the attack damage can help them do more damage.
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Doran's Shield is not very commonly used. Sometimes, the person who goes top will buy this as their first item, however, this item usually isn't bought any time after the starting item.
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What are Gold/10 Items?

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Heart of Gold
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Frostfang
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Gold/10 items are items that increase how much gold a character gains every second. These items usually are bought early in the game, so that they eventually pay for themselves. Each Gold/10 item increases your gold gain by .5 gold per second.



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Requires 25 minutes to pay for itself. Requires 12 minutes 30 seconds to pay for itself if you sell it.
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Requires 27 minutes, 30 seconds to pay for itself. Requires 13 minutes, 45 seconds to pay for itself if you sell it.
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Requires 25 minutes, 30 seconds to pay for itself. Requires 12 minutes, 45 seconds to pay for itself if you sell it.
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Requires 26 minutes, 40 seconds to pay for itself. Requires 13 minutes, 20 seconds to pay for itself if you sell it.
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What are Snowball Items?

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Sword of the Occult
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Leviathan
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Warmog's Armor
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Snowball items are items that increase in strength the more "stacks" that the item has. To gain stacks, one must gain kills or assists. However, with snowball items, whenever the holder dies, the item loses a percentage of it's stacks. Because of this, most players consider these snowball items unreliable.



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Unique Passive: Your champion gains 8 ability power per stack, receiving 2 stacks for a kill or 1 stack for an assist. This effect can stack 20 times; you lose a third of your stacks if you die. At 20 stacks (160 ability power), your champion gains 15% cooldown reduction.
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Unique Passive: Your champion gains 5 damage per stack, receiving 2 stacks for a kill or 1 stack for an assist. This effect can stack 20 times; you lose a third of your stacks if you die. At 20 stacks, your champion's movement speed is increased 15%.
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Unique Passive: Your champion gains 32 health per stack, receiving 2 stacks for a kill or 1 stack for an assist. This effect can stack 20 times; you lose a third of your stacks if you die. At 20 stacks, your champion takes 15% less damage.
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Passive: Permanently gain 3.5 health and 0.10 health regen per 5 sec per minion kill. Champion kills and assists grant 35 health and 1 health Regen per 5 sec. Bonuses cap at +350 health, and +10 health Regen per 5.
Unlike the other stacking items, the effects of this are not lost upon death.
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Passive: Gain an additional 1 Physical Damage and 0.2% Lifesteal per kill. Maximum of +40 Damage and 8% Lifesteal. Bonuses are halved upon death.
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What are Consumables?

Consumables are relatively cheap items that are one time use. Depending on what consumable you purchase, it will have a different effect.



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Potions


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Mana Potion
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Potions are usually bought early on in the game. The reason for this, is because they eventually become less useful the later the game is, because the percentage of health/mana restored goes down as the champion's health/mana goes up.



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Wards


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Wards give you vision of the map and remove the fog of war from a set area around where you place the ward. Using these correctly can give your team great map vision and can even win games. To learn more, check out Warding .



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Elixirs


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Elixir of Agility
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Elixir of Brilliance
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Oracle's Elixir
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Oracle's Extract
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What are Custom Recommended Items?

Currently, in game, when you open up the shop, you will see the recommended items in the top right. Riot has put these there with good intentions, however, as most people know, you don't really want to follow that list. So, to make it easy and convenient to access, you can customize that list!

For the full instructions, you can look here or here (which I think is the more helpful).

If you need help creating the .ini files, or you don't know how to, here is a video:


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