Sunfire Cape

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Sunfire Cape
Sunfire Cape.png
Effects:+500 Health
+50 Armor
Passive:Immolate: Deals 25 (+ 1 x level) magic damage per second to nearby enemies. Deals 50% bonus damage to minions and monsters.
Cost:2,900g (1,000g)
Sell Value:1,855g

Sunfire Cape.png
Chain Vest.png
Bami's Cinder.png
Sunfire Cape is an advanced item available in Classic and Dominion mode.


  • Does passive damage and helps improve tanking ability, as it will trigger enemy turret aggro if it damages an enemy champion.
  • When playing a bulkier champion that still needs to do damage, such as Renekton or Xin Zhao, this item is almost always a must. The armor and health this item provides allows for survivability while also giving your team extra damage with it's passive.


  1. Defense > Armor
  2. Defense > Health


  • This item has similar effects to the item Radiance from DotA, although they grant different benefits.

Patch History


Cost up.

Similar to Bami’s Cinder, Sunfire’s efficient stats and hybrid offense/defense means it’s just the best early buy in most cases. Nudging it back to the price point of the other big Health/Armor makes it easier to pick the one for the right situation, not just whichever’s the cheapest.

TOTAL COST : 2700 gold 2900 gold
COMBINE COST : 800 gold 1000 gold

Passive aura deals more damage to non-champions.

Continuing from the Dead Man's Plate discussion above, Sunfire is an armor item that feels a little lost from an identity perspective. Increasing the potency of its waveclear potential should transform tanky folks without access to waveclear into split-pushing threats faster than you can type 'Shenpai.' (In case that wasn't clear, buy this on Shen. You're welcome.)

NEW FUNFIRE : Now deals 50% bonus damage to minions and monsters

Bring me my cape of suns.

Sunfire's often the odd-man out when compared to its cousins: Randuin's Omen and Dead Man's Plate. We're giving it a bump to feel like a real contender when shopping for physical protection.

ARMOR : 45 50


TOTAL cost : 2600 gold 2700 gold
BUILD path : Bami's Cinder + Chain Vest + 800 gold
health : 450 500

v5.5 Sunfire now builds out of Bami's Cinder instead of Giant's Belt.

"Just a very small directional change to make Sunfire Cape more focused on wave clearing for tanky dudes. There's a little less health on that build path, but you can get to your area-effect burn a little faster."
  • RECIPE : Chain Vest + Bami's Cinder + 850 gold (2600 gold total [unchanged])
  • STATS : Unchanged. Just so you know.
  • [NEW] PASSIVE : Is now UNIQUE so you know you can't stack it


  • TOTAL COST : 2650 gold 2600 gold (combine cost decreased by 80 gold, inherits Chain Vest's 30 gold cost increase)

"Now with sunnier fire. Or fierier sun. BOTH?!"

  • CLARITY: Damage aura visuals are now more fiery and aggressive

"Sunfire Cape is an AoE damage aura item, but its current effect looks most like a a debuff on the wearer, even to the point of being confused with Red Buff's or Ignite's effects. This rework more clearly lines up Sunfire's visual with its gameplay."

  • VISUALS: Particles updated

This change is to reduce the overwhelming power of early Sunfire Capes.

  • Magic damage changed to 25 + character level (from 40)


  • Combine cost increased to 930 gold from 780 (total cost increased to 2,650 gold from 2,500)


  • Cost changed from 2,610 (800) to 2,500 (800)


  • Aura damage increased to 40 from 35


  • Area of effect damage per second reduced to 35 from 40


  • No longer contines to deal damage while dead


  • Upgrade cost increased to 800 from 700
  • Passive is now unique


  • No longer deals damage when held by a clone


  • Combine cost reduced to 700 from 1,000


  • Combine cost increased from 900 to 1,000

May 9, 2009 Patch

  • Reduced armor to 50 from 60
  • Recipe is now one Giant's Belt instead of two Ruby Crystals (this change does not effect the total health)

May 1, 2009 Patch

  • Increased recipe cost from 600 to 800
  • Decreased AoE damage from 50 to 40

April 18, 2009 Patch

  • Increased aura damage from 40 to 50
  • Decreased cost from 900 to 600