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Anathema's Chains League of Legends: Everything You Need to Know

Anathema's Chains is a great item for tanky top laners such as Darius and Mordekaiser.
Anathema's Chains is a great item for tanky top laners such as Darius and Mordekaiser. / courtesy of Riot Games

Anathema's Chains is League of Legends' new item that will be added in the coming Patch 11.13.

League of Legends Patch 11.13 is right around the corner to be released on June 23, 2021. A great number of item adjustments have been made. Sanguine Blade will be deleted, and Hullbreaker and Anathema's Chains will be entering the game.

While Hullbreaker has been known to be an item for split pushers, Anathema's Chains will be the anti split pushing item, and also a counter for single-threat teams.

In this article, we will be going over the stats of Anathema's Chains and discuss what good it will be.

Anathema's Chains: Everything You Need to Know

Anathema's Chains is a 2500 gold item that gives 650 health and 20 ability haste. It is made up of Negatron Cloak, Kindlegem, Ruby Crystal, and an additional 800 gold.

There are three unfarmiliar terms in the item description. Let us go over each of them.

  • Nemesis: An enemy you have chosen upon with the item
  • Vendetta: A stackable state of being, take up to 30% reduced damage from your Nemesis, 1% per Vendetta Stack
  • Vengeance: Situation with maximum (30) stacks of Vendetta, Nemesis will have 20% reduced Tenacity while near you

Thus having 30 Vendetta stacks on the chosen enemy (Nemesis), you will trigger a Vengeance that slows the Nemesis while near you. Below is a tweet showing the visuals of the Nemesis and self.

League of Legends professionals predicts Anathema's Chains to be used in the top lane mostly. 650 health will be sweet on tankers. Being able to stack to reduce lethality sounds good for champions such as Mordekaiser, Darius, and even Rammus or Mundo.

According to Jeevun Sidhu, the Lead Game Designer for League of Legends, said Anathema's Chains is a "new tank item" that has two sharp outputs: "anti split push and counter single-threat teams."