Every League of Legends player must know that knowledge about the characteristics of items is crucial. You should be aware of which ones are considered the best (first tier) and the strongest (second tier). Read about their detailed stats, effects, build, and other information.
According to popular gaming website Rankedboost, items can be categorized into 7 tiers. This article will be talking about items that fall under Rankedboost’s S and A. They are considered the best and strongest respectively.
The items that you will find here are either Mythic or Legendary. In League of Legends, a mythic item is a finished item and cannot be used to build other items. A Legendary item has the same characteristic, only it does not have a mythic passive. Mythic passives grant you extra stats based on the number of legendary items you own.
S tier items refer to the best items in LoL patch 11.20. The following items are included in said tier.
Trinity Force is a Mythic item, costing 733 gold. The item is 87.01% gold efficient based on its stats:
- 10 Ability Haste
- 35 Attack Damage
- 35% Attack Speed
- 200 Health
It has a unique effect called Threefold Strike, in which basic attacks grant 25 bonus movement speed for 3 seconds. When used against a champion, base attack damage increases by 6% for the same duration. Therefore it stacks up to 5 times for a 30% increase.
Another unique effect of Trinity Force is the Spellblade. Right after using an ability, the basic attack made within 10 seconds deals a 200% base attack damage bonus plus physical damage on-hit. As a mythic item, it empowers your other Legendary items with 10% bonus attack speed.
Gather Kindlegem, Sheen, Heartbound Axe, and 733 gold to complete Trinity Force. Sell the mythic item for a reduced price of 2333 gold.
Deathcap is a Legendary item that costs 1300 gold. It is 92.72% gold efficient based on its Ability Power of 120. Its unique effect is the Magical Opus, which increases your ability power by 35%.
For its build path, you will need two sets of Needlessly Large Rod with 1300 gold in order to complete Rabadon’s Deathcap. You may also sell this Legendary item for a reduced price of 2660 gold.
Runaan’s Hurricane is a Legendary item that costs 1025 gold. It is 86.81% gold efficient based on its following stats:
- 25 Attack Damage
- 40% Attack Speed
- 20% Critical Strike Chance
- 7% Movement Speed
Its unique effect is Wind’s Fury which causes basic attacks to bolt at up to 2 nearest enemies. It deals 40% – 70% attack damage.
The bolts apply on-hit effects and are affected by critical strike modifiers. They target your nearest enemies that are not your main target.
You will need a Dagger, Pickaxe, Zeal, and 1025 gold to complete Runaan’s Hurricane. Sell this legendary item for a reduced price of 2380 gold.
Bloodthirster is a Legendary item and it costs 600 gold. It is 102.21% gold efficient based on the following stats:
- 55 Attack Damage
- 20% Critical Strike Chance
- 20% Life Steal
Its unique effect is called Blood Barrier, a life steal from basic attacks that can overheal you. The excess healing is converted into a shield that absorbs 50 – 150 damage. The shield slowly decays if you are not able to deal or take damage in the last 25 seconds.
To build Bloodthirster, you will need a Vampiric Scepter, B.F. Sword, Cloak of Agility, and 600 gold. Sell it for a reduced price of 2380.
A tier items refer to the second-best or strongest items in LoL patch 11.20. The following items are included in the said tier.
Gargoyle Stoneplate is a Legendary item and costs 1050 Gold. The item is 81.21% gold efficient based on its stats:
- 15 Ability Haste
- 60 Armor
- 60 Magic resistance
It has a unique effect called Unbreakable, which makes you gain a 100 shield that translates to 100% bonus health. It decays over 2.5 seconds and a size increases.
Another unique effect it has is Fortify. It increases your bonus armor and bonus magic resistance by 3% for 6 seconds when you are dealt damage by a champion. It stacks up to 5 times for a maximum of 15%. Note that this stacks up once per champion.
Complete the Gargoyle Stoneplate using Null-Magic Mantle, Cloth Armor, Aegis of the legion, and 1500 gold. Sell the Legendary item for a reduced price of 2310 gold.
Duskblade of Draktharr
Duskblade of Draktharr is a Mythic item, costing 1000 gold. The item is 79.64% gold efficient based on the following:
- 20 Ability Haste
- 55 Attack Damage
It has a unique effect called Nightstalker. When you attack an enemy champion, it deals 100 bonus physical damage on-hit which translates to 30% bonus Attack Damage. The effect slows down the enemy by 99% for 0.25 seconds. Champion takedowns within 3 seconds reset the effect’s cooldown, granting you invisibility for 1.5 seconds.
To build the Duskblade of Draktharr, you will need a Serrated Dirk, Caulfield’s Warhammer, and 1000 gold. Sell the item for a reduced price of 2240 gold.
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King is a Legendary item, costing 3250 gold. It is 95.97% gold efficient based on the following stats:
- 40 Attack Damage
- 25% Attack Speed
- 12% Life Steal
Its unique effect is called the Mist’s Edge. It causes its basic attacks in League of Legends to deal with the enemy’s current health bonus on-hit, capped at 60 bonus damage against minions and monsters. Another effect is the Sophon. When you attack a champion 3 times, 40 – 120 magic damage is dealt. 25% of their movement speed is also stolen for 2 seconds.
The build path of the item involves a Pickaxe, Vampiric Scepter, Recurve Bow, and 3250 gold. Sell the item for a reduced price of 2170 gold.