Some items in League of Legends are simply must-haves, which is apparent in the pick-rates they enjoy.
After the itemization was reworked in recent patches, items in League of Legends became very, very strong. It is often hard to differentiate among them and see which one is the best.
This list compiles the 10 Most Popular Items in League of Legends. With it, I will try and help you (the wondering Summoner) to see what items are bought the most and how good their win rate is.
Everything in this list was created with the help of stats provided by mobachampion.com.
I’ve limited the list somewhat. Only one Boots and one Trinket option will be on the list, as they are the most popular buys in the game, and no game is played without at least one of them.
Without further delay, let’s begin with our list.
10. Luden’s Tempest
Stats: +80 AP, +20 Ability Haste, +600 Mana, +6 Magic Penetration
Unique Passive – Echo: Abilities deal an extra 100 + 10%AP Magic Damage to the target and three surrounding units. It also grants a 15% bonus movement speed for 2 seconds. Dealing ability damage reduces the 10s cooldown of this passive for up to 2 seconds per cast.
Mythic Passive: Empowers all of your Legendary items with 5 Magic Penetration.
Buy rate: 7.2%
Win rate: 51.8%
Luden’s Tempest is a strong item, and you will often see it on most AP carries in the game. From the stats, we can see that it is bought in a whopping 7.2% of games played on the Rift.
This, combined with the insane 51.8% Win rate, gives the item a prestigious status among the AP options offered by League.
You can utilize Luden’s Tempest best with high-burst Champions such as Katarina, Kassadin, and Fizz (among others). It will give you that extra bit of damage to finish off your opponent quickly and easily.
Keep in mind this item does tend to make you a tad bit overpowered early on, so prepare your eyes for some more than angry all-chat messages.
9. The Collector
Stats: +55AD, +20% Critical Strike Chance, +12 Lethality
Unique Passive – Death and Taxes: Executes enemies if you deal damage that brings them below 5% max HP. Champion kills grant 25 extra gold.
Buy rate: 7.5%
Win rate: 55.5%
The Collector is a relatively new item but a mighty one. Think of it as a watered-down version of the Elder Dragon buff. It will execute low-health enemies, making it the PERFECT option for AD burst Champions such as Gangplank.
I sometimes think this item was made for Gangplank himself, as this can make his barrels quite literally one-shot ADCs and squishy targets. One barrel is all it will take if you sport this fantastic item that wins 55.5% of games it is bought in.
That number alone is insane, but so is the buy rate, which shows you how many people appreciate the strength of this fantastic Legendary item.
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8. Divine Sunderer
Stats: +35AD, +20 Ability Haste, +400 Health
Unique Passive – Spellblade: After using an ability, your next attack deals 12%/9% (melee or ranged) of the target’s max HP as bonus AD on-hit. If the target is a Champion, heal for 7.8%/3.6% of the target’s maximum HP.
Mythic Passive: Gives all of your Legendary items 5% Armor Penetration and 5% Magic Penetration.
Buy rate: 9.1%
Win Rate: 52%
Divine Sunderer is the fighter’s wet dream. A suitable replacement for Trinity Force, it can make you a beast that deals a lot of damage and fights for as long as needed.
The extra heal is very useful for sustaining yourself when recalls aren’t an option, allowing you to fight and hold the line a bit longer.
This item’s power and usefulness are evident in the massive 9.1% Buy rate. It does have a bit smaller Win rate compared to the previous contender. But, as it is often picked, the game pool is more extensive and the Win rate much thinner.
We recommend you sport this item on formidable fighters like Jax.
7. Shard of True Ice
Stats: +40AP, +75 HP, +100% Base Mana Regen, +3 Gold per 10s
Unique Passive – Warding: Acts as a ward trinket with four replenishing charges.
Unique Passive: You get less gold if you kill too many minions.
Buy rate: 9.9%
Win rate: 52.7%
Being a support item, it was inevitable to find it on the list. Shard of True Ice is the third stadium in the upgrade path of the support item – Spellthief’s Edge. This item is mainly carried when playing an AP support favoring passive gold rather than farm.
The buy rate indicates a strong presence of these supports in the game, and the win rate means that they’re more than effective in doing what they do.
This item is nothing special in and of itself, and we recommend you take it on AP supports such as Karma.
6. Kraken Slayer
Stats: +65AD, +25% Attack Speed, +20% Critical Strike Chance
Unique Passive – Bring it Down: Basic attacks grant stacks, up to two. Your next attack consumes them to deal 60 + 45% bonus AD as True Damage on-hit at two stacks.
Mythic Passive: Adds +10% Attack Speed to your Legendary items.
Buy rate: 10.4%
Win rate: 51.1%
This Mythic item is a beast, and I’ve ranked it Number One in our Best Attack Speed Items in League of Legends list. It is simply too good to be skipped in any game that has an ADC present.
Every Win rate that sits over 50% is incredible, and 51.1% is not small. At a 10.4% buy rate, this item deserves a nerf and a good one at that.
I’ve spoken in detail about this item in the list quoted above, and I strongly recommend you check it out for a better review of this fantastic ADC Mythic item.
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5. Zhonya’s Hourglass
Stats: +65AP, +10 Ability Haste, +45 Armor
Unique Active – Stasis: You freeze yourself, unable to do any actions, but become invulnerable and untargetable for 2.5 seconds.
Buy rate: 11.4%
Win rate: 53.8%
In Season 12 of League of Legends, the game has seemingly become a competition in who can kill you faster. It’s all about sneezing in your general direction and obliterating your entire HP in mere milliseconds.
Zhonya’s Hourglass is a natural defense to this, and the very nature of the game shows us how often this occurs. The 11.4% buy rate is mind-boggling for a core item, but the 53.8% win rate shows us its effectiveness against burst damage.
With its armor, it is beneficial against AD assassins, i.e., Zed. But works wonders against all that seek to remove you from the fight quickly.
As one of the best items in the game, for various reasons, we recommend buying this item against all assassins, both AP and AD.
4. Refillable Potion
Active – Consume: Consumes a charge to regenerate 10.42HP per second for 12 seconds for a total of 125HP.
Unique Passive: Holds two charges that refill upon visiting the shop.
Buy rate: 12.4%
Win Rate: 46.9%
This is our first and only consumable item on the list, as they are among some of the more popular items. They are inexpensive and in the Starting item category, meaning most will buy one at the beginning of the game, making for a large game pool and buy rate.
It is unclear what causes the low win rate when this item is bought. It could be the relatively large game pool considering the 12.4% buy rate is nothing to skim at.
At any rate, it is just a plain starter item and, if you like it more than Corrupting potion and Healing Potion, go out and buy it, it makes little difference.
3. Doran’s Blade
Stats: +8AD, +80HP
Unique Passive – Warmonger: Grants +2.5% Omnivamp.
Buy rate: 14.1%
Win Rate: 48.4%
Our second Starting item is Doran’s Blade. This is the go-to starter item for AD fighters that are the most played of all Champion classes in the game, according to the buy rate.
But their effectiveness is a mystery, as the Win rate does not indicate a good performance over a large pool of games.
Doran’s blade is also the most popular Doran item, leading us to believe that AD is the more popular Damage choice.
Doran’s blade is a solid item all around, and that 2.5% omnivamp can make or break an early game fight.
2. Berserker’s Greaves
Stats: +35% Attack Speed, +45 Movement Speed
Buy rate: 20.9%
Win Rate: 50.8%
Our only Boots item on the list, the Berserker’s Greaves, are also the most popular. Without my interference into limiting the list, we’d have a whopping four Boots on here, which shows how popular the item is.
Boots are an essential item in the game and have been since the game was just a map for Warcraft 3.
The popularity and buy rate, which is insane, show us that attack speed Champions are also the most popular. Combining that with the AD Doran’s blade that we’ve listed prior, we can confirm that AD Fighters and ADCs are the two most played roles in League of Legends.
We recommend taking this item on every ADC (apart from Jhin) and fast hitters like Master Yi and Tryndamere.
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1. Stealth Ward
Unique Active – Trinket: You get a ward that lasts longer as the game progresses. You can hold up to 2 charges.
Buy Rate: 48.7%
Win Rate: 56.2%
I was wary of including a trinket in this list, but the sole buy rate just made me do it.
We can see how vital trinkets have been since they were added a few seasons ago. This one, in particular, replaced the ward and made vision an easy to perform task so long as you paid it enough attention.
It made warding free, as opposed to a high cost, which also warranted a high buy rate of an item as important as this.
Remember, good vision and warding can win games, keep that in mind when sporting this precious little item.
As said above, some items are better than others, and the numbers are here to show us what the players like to play and how well they perform with them.
Let us know what your favorite items are and, if they aren’t on this list, how often do you see people buy them in-game. We would love to hear your thoughts.