Have you been playing League of Legends for a long time? Do you miss the old days when mana potions were still a thing? Come take a trip down memory lane as we revisit the top 10 best removed items in League of Legends!
Zephyr was just an all-around excellent item for any damage dealing champion. It gave the holder 10% movement speed and reduced the duration of all CC by 35%. Accompanied with an increase of 50 AD and 40% Attack Speed, Zephyr made champions like Master Yi, Jax, and Tryndamere insane to deal with.
Zephyr was added to the game in the pre-season 3 patch, and removed from the game in late-season 5. It was re-added to the game shortly during the Nexus Blitz experimental game mode.
9. Sword of the Divine
Sword of the Divine was a lethal item for ADCs. It granted the holder 18 Lethality, 25 AD, and 25% Attack Speed. The deadly part about this item is its active – for 3 seconds, your next 3 basic attacks have 100% bonus attack speed and 100% bonus critical strike chance.
This active is insane for champions like Vayne, Twitch, Master Yi, and many other champions that benefit from extra attack speed and crit chance.
Sword of the Divine was removed from the game in late season 4.
8. Feral Flare
Feral Flare was a jungle item that stacked in the jungle and gave the holder extra damage and healing on auto-attacks, which was great on champions like Udyr and Master Yi. The item also allowed you to place a ward and gives you extra gold income, so this item was a must-buy for most basically any jungler.
Feral Flare was nerfed several times before finally being removed in late season 4. It still remains a memorable item for jungler mains.
7. Oracle’s Elixir
Oracle’s Elixir was an item that provided you stealth detection within 600 range for 4 minutes. This meant that you could see wards, traps, shrooms, stealthed champions, etc anywhere near you. The elixir only cost 400 gold, which is incredibly cheap compared to what it can accomplish.
This item alone can counter so many champions like Teemo, Evelynn, Rengar, and many stealth-based champions. It was removed in season 4.
6. Banner of Command
While Banner of Command was rarely used at first, it went through a number of buffs such that it eventually became a must-buy. The item granted minions reduced damage from champions, as well as increased damage against enemy structures. Teams could buff an entire minion wave to become almost unkillable, or buff three cannon minions in each lane to make a very powerful wave push for every lane.
A common strategy used with this item was to buff a cannon minion on an empty lane such as top or bot, then head over to mid to engage in a teamfight. In the midst of the teamfight brawl, your buffed minion wave would push hard and easily take down structures.
This item was either useless or warped the meta. It saw a lot of competitive play in the LCS at one point. Riot gave up trying to balance it and just removed it during the 2018 season in patch 8.12.
5. Force of Nature
Force of Nature was one of the League of Legends items removed very early on in the game.
It granted massive HP regeneration and Magic resistance, along with some movement speed. All of this turned any tank into essentially an unkillable sustain champion. Dr. Mundo running Force of Nature and Warmog’s Armor would just wreck teams.
Force of Nature was so good it was removed in Season 2.
Leviathan is a stacking item for tanks. It grants 32 HP per stack and gives 2 stacks per kill or 1 per assist. At 20 stacks, this adds up to 640 HP and a passive that reduces damage taken by 15%.
For a time, Leviathan, Mejai’s, and Sword of the Occult were the go-to stacking trio. Leviathan was removed from the game in season two.
3. Sword of the Occult
Sword of the Occult was a popular item similar to Mejai’s but for AD champions. The item granted 5 AD per stack, up to 20 stacks, and you gained 2 stacks for kills and 1 for assists. With 20 stacks, this adds up to 100 AD along with a 20% attack speed passive.
With these incredible buffs, the item was insanely powerful. Sword of Occult was removed in Season 5.
2. Mana Potion
The classic: the one, the only, Mana Potion. No one ever saw it coming, but Riot decided to remove this item, clarifying that Health Potion are enough.
Mana Potions were like a temporary Blue buff and they were every mana-consumer’s go-to item. No matter which lane you went, you almost always bought a mana potion.
The blue pots were re-introduced into the game with the Kleptomancy rune, but can no longer be purchased from the shop.
1. Deathfire Grasp
Deathfire Grasp was a favorite to players everywhere. The item provided 120 ability power, 10% cooldown reduction, and an active that dealt 15% of the target’s health in magic damage with 4s of continued buffs. This made it the perfect starting item on almost any AP burst champion.
The community went wild the day Deathfire Grasp was removed during the 5.2 patch. Videos mourning its loss were published, protests were conducted, and lots of memes were made. Deathfire Grasp was the most memorable item in the game and will always have a place in our hearts.
There you have it, 10 of the best removed items in League of Legends history. Let us know which removed item in this list or one we didn’t mention is your favorite in the comments below.