|Effects:||Grabts +250 Health, 15% bonus Damage to Towers and Siege Commander for 3 Minutes|
|Passive:||Siege Commander: Nearby minions gain +15% bonus damage to turrets and gain movement speed based on your movement speed.|
|This item has been removed from League of Legends and may contain outdated information.
It was removed in Patch v5.22.
Elixir of Ruin is a consumable item in League of Legends introduced in the 2015 Preseason Patch.
- Elixir of Ruin should be bought when there is a need to siege and destroy turrets.
- Only one Elixir can be active at any point in time
- Elixirs cannot be purchased before level 9
- Elixirs will stay active upon death because it runs on a timer.
- Elixirs are automatically applied when purchased if there are already six items in the inventory
- Defense > Health
on to the big heart of gold in the sky
Dearly beloved, friends, invocadores - we are gathered here today not to mourn the past, but to celebrate new strategies, new seasons, and new beginnings. While the items below, some of whom we've shared both victory and defeat, won't be moving on into that new age with us, we must remember them for who they were, letting them live on in our memories (even if we didn't let them into our inventories).
While not all of the below items were unsuccessful in the way you might expect, many were often restrictive, incomplete, or otherwise not very well supported, limiting design spaces for us to work. Others simply weren't worth the effort. We'll be covering some of the specifics below, but let's all take one last moment of silence before we commit them to the past. More important than providing us stats or building into other items - you built into our hearts.
On a more serious note, let's talk at-large about some items that might not be real threats to game balance (see: Sword of the Occult) but are still being removed. The answer is two-fold: design trust, and design clutter.
Design trust refers to an item sufficiently fulfilling its intended role. When a player sees X item, they should be able to trust that said item is cost-efficient and can fulfill its expectations. Some items in League just fall to the wayside (like Ohmwrecker. Every season.) and we try to cull the herd when possible (usually during preseason), but deliberately keeping an item undertuned so that it can remain fun but unbalanced is just not something we can uphold while still preserving a competitive game.
This leads to our next point about design clutter. Some items fulfill very niche roles in League and may not actually be undertuned to a very small subset of champions. In these cases we're careful to assess the individual impact of removing said item before taking action. You might have seen this with the removal of the Magus enchantment, where we had to think hard if jungle Fiddlesticks was truly going to be useless without his finely-tuned enchantment (we came to the conclusion of no). Niche items that tie themselves so closely to a champion's balance do end up skewing that champion to being dependent on the item to function, and can often ‘hide' real design problems that we can't get to.
Elixir of Ruin (NEW)
- COST : 400 gold
- DRINK ME FOR : +250 health, +15 bonus true damage to turrets, and the Siege Commander buff for 3 minutes
- SIEGE COMMANDER : Nearby minions gain +15% bonus damage to turrets and gain movement speed based on your movement speed.