Essence Reaver

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Essence Reaver
Effects:+65 Attack Damage
+20% Critical Chance
Passive:Unique: +10% Cooldown Reduction
Unique: Gain increasingly more Cooldown Reduction from Critical Strike Chance provided by other sources maximum +20% at 30% Critical Strike Chance). Unique: Critical Strikes restore 3% of your maximum Mana.
Sell Value:1855g

B.F. Sword.png
Caulfield's Warhammer.png
Cloak of Agility.png
Essence Reaver is a legendary tier item in League of Legends.


  • Essence Reaver is great Mana hungry physical damage dealers like Ezreal.


  1. Attack > Damage
  2. Attack > Life Steal
  3. Magic > Cooldown Reduction

Patch History


Changed the critical strike to cooldown reduction conversation rate.

Essence Reaver’s providing a path for spell-casters as intended, but currently turning your next Zeal or Cloak of Agility into a cheap 20% cooldown reduction is a rate other items simply can’t compete with. The math below is a little wonky, but here’s the gist of it - at 20% crit (from say, Zeal), you’ll get 10% cooldown reduction. At 30% crit (from Zeal’s upgrades), you’ll get the same 20% cooldown reduction you’re used to. We’re digging the item’s path and what it does for carries mid-game, but we’re pushing back the ‘1.5 item power-spike’ to keep certain spell-slinging marksman in check.

CRITICAL MATH : The maximum 20% bonus cooldown reduction is now reached at 20 30% critical strike chance from other sources
SCALING THAT SCALES : Bonus cooldown reduction per point of critical strike chance from other sources now increases as critical strike chance from other sources increases (ie. no longer a flat value)
FOR EXAMPLE : At 20% critical strike chance from other sources (two thirds of the max), Essence Reaver grants 10% bonus cooldown reduction (half of the max).

Updated. Now gives cooldown reduction based on critical strike chance.

In days past, Infinity Edge stood alone as the top dog for enabling the marksman class's damage output, with its ruthless efficiency and multiplicative spike potential. IE still remains a powerhouse, but the long-forgotten Essence Reaver's now risen to do battle with the heavyweights.

No longer a niche lifesteal item, Essence Reaver grants near-cap cooldown reduction to marksmen that rely on abilities for their primary damage output - the same way an Infinity Edge + Phantom Dancer 'spike' turns a Jinx or Caitlyn into a mid-game monster. Fun fact: Essence Reaver and Infinity Edge actually play well together (especially in a 6-item build), but where you start and which style you embrace makes all the difference.

TOTAL Cost : 3200 gold 3600 gold
BUILD Path : B. F. Sword + Caulfield's Warhammer + Cloak of Agility + 400 gold
ATTACK Damage : 80 65
REMOVED REAVED Basic attacks no longer restore missing mana :
UNIQUE Passive : 10% cooldown reduction. Gains up to +20% additional cooldown reduction equal to your critical strike chance from other sources
UNIQUE Passive : Critical strikes restore 3% of your maximum mana


"Cheaper Essence Reaver. Bam. Summary and context in one."
  • COMBINE COST 1050 gold ⇒ 850 gold
  • TOTAL COST 3400 gold ⇒ 3200 gold
  • BUGFIX Fixed a bug where Essence Reaver was restoring more mana than it should at higher mana levels

Now builds out of B.F. Sword and gives 80 attack damage. We just re-stated the changes in a sentence.

"We were a little safe with Essence Reaver because there are a few champions who can get crazy strong with a mana-focused item. After seeing it in the wild, however, Essence Reaver just wasn't giving enough of a power spike for anyone building it, so we're rectifying that to make it more attractive as a pickup."

  • RECIPE: Pickaxe + Vampiric Scepter + 975 gold ⇒ B.F. Sword + Vampiric Scepter + 1050 gold
  • TOTAL COST: 2650 gold ⇒ 3400 gold
  • ATTACK DAMAGE: 60 ⇒ 80

"While we realize that Essence Reaver probably needs more tweaks before it'll be in an optimal state, we want to keep it in the spotlight to show that we're committed to supporting this build path for marksman (ie: Ezreal, Corki and Sivir) that should like it."

  • ATTACK DAMAGE: 50 ⇒ 60

v4.10 NEW EssenceReaver.png Essence Reaver added

    • UNIQUE PASSIVE: You gain 2-8% of the damage dealt by basic attacks as mana. This effect increases based on how much mana you are missing.
    • ATTACK DAMAGE: +50
    • LIFESTEAL: +10%
    • RECIPE: Vampiric Scepter + Pickaxe + 975 gold
    • TOTAL COST: 2650 gold

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