Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Items that wins games

Doran Shield - 435 G
+130 Health
+9 Armor
+8 Health Regen/5 seconds

This item is one of the best items to start with as a tank instead of a health pendant if you are not going to combine the health pendant into a higher tier item anytime soon. The armor and health gives additional survivability far pass what the extra regen the health pendant offers.

Aegis of Legion - 1925 G
+285 Health UNIQUE Aura:
+35 Armor / +40 Magic Resistance / +8 Damage to nearby allied champions.

This is a good item in any game becaues it has and aura that benefits the entire team! Generally your whole team will not stack armor or MR and will live off the base Armor/MR for the first 30 minutes of the game. The 40 magic resist your teammate gains from the aegis could me an 18-19% extra spell damage reduction. Additionally, the 35 armor will mean a 10-15% extra physical damage reduction.

Starks Fervor - 2700 G
+20% Attack Speed UNIQUE Aura:
Gives nearby allied Champions 20% Lifesteal, 25% Attack Speed, and 30 health per 5 seconds regenerated. Reduces the Armor of nearby enemy champions by 25.

This is best used on teams with a lot of physical dps. It will maximize the carrys dps and survivabilty at the same time furthering the dps by reducing the enemies armor by 20. I usually rush a starks when we have a team of 3 or more physical dps.

Frozen Heart -
+110 Armor 500 Mana UNIQUE Passive:
Reduces ability cooldowns by 25% and reduces the attack speed of nearby enemies by 25%

A solid item against a team full of physical dps and is great for players that are cool down and armor dependant. Counters the starks fervor.

Guardian Angel -
+75 Armor +30 Magic Resistance UNIQUE Passive: Revives your Champion upon death, restoring 50% of their health and Mana, this effect can only occur once every 5 minutes

Perfect Item for any tank. You run in you make players burst all their cool down, then you come back to fight. It also greatly improves your damage reduction so you can tank for a lot longer and better. A cool champion to use this with is Morgana. If she has a guardian angel, her ult will still proc when she is reviving. Also you can use your teleport in the time that you are reviving to exit ganks.


  1. In my opinion I would add Banshee's Veil to this list. In a game against a heavy spellcaster team...Banshee's veil can certainly make a big difference.

    Just my opinion

  2. Banshees is very strong on carries, especially Ashe and Jax against a heavy caster team. It also gives phenomenal (it almost hard counters casters) defense against casters (HP, MR and Spell Block)

  3. Banshee's Veil is also great for champions that are dependant on certain skills to go off or certain situations where they need some extra stun resistance. The extra health on it is just the gravy that puts it in the "items that win games" tier.

    Nunu, Warwick, Fiddlesticks, Katarina, Yi, and Morgana are champions that really benefit from it due to abilities that need to go off without being stunned to be effective, etc.

    Works wonders against any champ with a stun/disable.

  4. Woops, wish I could edit.

    I didn't know you could teleport out of a gank with Guardian Angel. This information makes it even more OP. Thanks!