Rabadon's Death Hat

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Rabadon's Death Hat is a legendary item in  League of Legends.

Recipe

Rabadon's Death Hat3600  (1100 )
Unnecessarily Large Rod1250 
Unnecessarily Large Rod1250 

Cost analysis

Gold value
  • 120 ability power + 48 (from passive) = 3654 
    • Total Gold Value = 3654 

passive gold value



  • 40 ability power (per 100 ability power) = 870 

Gold efficiency *

  • Rabadon's Death Hat is 101.5% gold profitable  itself.
    • The effectiveness of Rabadon's Death Hat is further increased by 24.17% for every 100 Ability Power gained from other sources.


Similar Objects

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Eco de Luden Morellonomicon Wooglet hat Rod of Ages

Strategy

  • Rabadon's Death Hat it's essential for any champion with ability power ratios, tanks, or carries, who want to deal significant magic damage that will carry late in the game.
    • Depending on the champion's base damage and / or their ability power rates, the Void Staff may be a better buy.
      • Champions with high base damage generally benefit more from a Void Staff, especially if they have low Ability Power ratings. But a champion with high rates but little base damage, like Kassadin o Fizz, they will benefit more with a Rabadon's Death Hat.
  • The passive of Rabadon's Death Hat Stacks multiplicatively with Archmage Archmage. Both combined increase Ability Power roughly 41.75%.

Trivia

  • This item is the result of the separation of the offensive and defensive stats of the Ring of Zhonya Ring of Zhonya. This is the offensive object, while the Zhonya's Hourglass is the defensive counterpart.
  • It was originally called Banksy's Death Hat in the release notes trailers. This was a tribute to one of Riot's employees named Banksy (David Banks, Director of Platform Engineering).
  • The object's image appears to be based on the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter franchise. A pair of eyes and a ribbon that looks like a mouth are observed in it, very similar to such a hat.
  • Not counting other skill power items, runes, and masteries, the Rabadon's Death Hat grants 162 ability power alone. Upgrading from its components adds 42 APs.
  • While it has the potential to be the single greatest source of Ability Power in the game, it is rarely purchased from Rabadon's Death Hat as the first item, since its passive requires other items of ability power to be fully effective, to the point that the item is barely profitable on its own, while the vast majority of items of higher value are profitable for a large margin.
  • It is also somewhat difficult to build at the beginning of the game as one of its components is quite expensive, making it difficult to buy it without having kills or other gold income.

Patch History

V5.13:



  • Combination cost increased from 840g to 965g.
  • Total cost increased from 3300g to 3500g.
  • Ability Power bonus increased from 30% to 35%.
  • Changed Recipe: Blast Wand + Unnecessarily Large Wand + Amplifying Tome + 965g.


V5.5:

  • Undocumented Change: Now stacks additively.

V4.1:

  • Tooltip now shows the amount of Ability Power gained by his unique passive.

V3.02:

  • Combination cost increased from 740g to 840g.
  • Total cost increased from 3200g to 3300g.
  • Ability Power bonus increased from 25% to 30%.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Item cost reduced from 3600 to 3200.
  • Combination cost reduced from 1140g to 740g.
  • Base ability power reduced from 140 to 120.
  • Ability power bonus reduced from 30% to 25%.

V1.0.0.151:

  • Removed from the Crystal Scar.

V1.0.0.121:

  • Ability power reduced from 155 to 140.

V1.0.0.110:

  • Total cost increased from 3400g to 3600g.

V1.0.0.109:

  • Total cost increased from 3300g to 3400g.

V1.0.0.108:

  • Rabadon's Death Hat:
    • Recipe: Blast Wand + Unnecessarily Large Rod + 840g = 3300g
    • +155 Skill Power.
    • Unique Passive: Increases Ability Power by 30%.

References

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  • Cost analysis

    Gold value
    • 120 ability power + 48 (from passive) = 3654 
      • Total Gold Value = 3654 

    passive gold value



    • 40 ability power (per 100 ability power) = 870 

    Gold efficiency *

    • Rabadon's Death Hat is 101.5% gold profitable  itself.
      • The effectiveness of Rabadon's Death Hat is further increased by 24.17% for every 100 Ability Power gained from other sources.


    Similar Objects

    Rylai's Crystal Scepter Eco de Luden Morellonomicon Wooglet hat Rod of Ages

    Strategy

    • Rabadon's Death Hat it's essential for any champion with ability power ratios, tanks, or carries, who want to deal significant magic damage that will carry late in the game.
      • Depending on the champion's base damage and / or their ability power rates, the Void Staff may be a better buy.
        • Champions with high base damage generally benefit more from a Void Staff, especially if they have low Ability Power ratings. But a champion with high rates but little base damage, like Kassadin o Fizz, they will benefit more with a Rabadon's Death Hat.
    • The passive of Rabadon's Death Hat Stacks multiplicatively with Archmage Archmage. Both combined increase Ability Power roughly 41.75%.

    Trivia

    • This item is the result of the separation of the offensive and defensive stats of the Ring of Zhonya Ring of Zhonya. This is the offensive object, while the Zhonya's Hourglass is the defensive counterpart.
    • It was originally called Banksy's Death Hat in the release notes trailers. This was a tribute to one of Riot's employees named Banksy (David Banks, Director of Platform Engineering).
    • The object's image appears to be based on the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter franchise. A pair of eyes and a ribbon that looks like a mouth are observed in it, very similar to such a hat.
    • Not counting other skill power items, runes, and masteries, the Rabadon's Death Hat grants 162 ability power alone. Upgrading from its components adds 42 APs.
    • While it has the potential to be the single greatest source of Ability Power in the game, it is rarely purchased from Rabadon's Death Hat as the first item, since its passive requires other items of ability power to be fully effective, to the point that the item is barely profitable on its own, while the vast majority of items of higher value are profitable for a large margin.
    • It is also somewhat difficult to build at the beginning of the game as one of its components is quite expensive, making it difficult to buy it without having kills or other gold income.

    Patch History

    V5.13:

    • Combination cost increased from 840g to 965g.
    • Total cost increased from 3300g to 3500g.
    • Ability Power bonus increased from 30% to 35%.
    • Changed Recipe: Blast Wand + Unnecessarily Large Wand + Amplifying Tome + 965g.


    V5.5:

    • Undocumented Change: Now stacks additively.

    V4.1:

    • Tooltip now shows the amount of Ability Power gained by his unique passive.

    V3.02:

    • Combination cost increased from 740g to 840g.
    • Total cost increased from 3200g to 3300g.
    • Ability Power bonus increased from 25% to 30%.

    V1.0.0.152:

    • Item cost reduced from 3600 to 3200.
    • Combination cost reduced from 1140g to 740g.
    • Base ability power reduced from 140 to 120.
    • Ability power bonus reduced from 30% to 25%.

    V1.0.0.151:

    • Removed from the Crystal Scar.

    V1.0.0.121:

    • Ability power reduced from 155 to 140.

    V1.0.0.110:

    • Total cost increased from 3400g to 3600g.

    V1.0.0.109:

    • Total cost increased from 3300g to 3400g.

    V1.0.0.108:

    • Rabadon's Death Hat:
      • Recipe: Blast Wand + Unnecessarily Large Rod + 840g = 3300g
      • +155 Skill Power.
      • Unique Passive: Increases Ability Power by 30%.

    References

    Object list

    Initial Objects
  • Potions and Consumables
  • Trinkets
  • Distributed
  • Boots Items
  • Basic Objects
  • Epic Objects
  • Legendary Items
  • Mythical Items
  • Minion items and turrets
  • Deleted Objects
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • Object list

    Initial Objects
  • Potions and Consumables
  • Trinkets
  • Distributed
  • Boots Items
  • Basic Objects
  • Epic Objects
  • Legendary Items
  • Mythical Items
  • Minion items and turrets
  • Deleted Objects
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px
  • 40px


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