A fan discovered a massive Spirit Visage bug in League of Legends where the item refuses to amplify healing from Omnivamp.
Spirit Visage is a much-coveted magic resistance item that amplifies healing and shielding effects on the user. One of the most popular uses is to play it on life-stealing bruisers to make them into nearly unkillable monsters, but this Spirit Visage bug prevents that.
Spirit Visage bug means no healing from damage
A post on Reddit garnered fan attention recently by providing conclusive proof that Spirit Visage was seriously bugged. This isn’t a bug that required specific circumstances either, the item just isn’t functioning properly. In the post, the user walks readers through their process of confirming the bug. The user tested out Omnivamp items Ravenous Hydra and Goredrinker in combination with Spirit Visage.
No matter what was tried, Spirit Visage just didn’t function in combination with damage. It still amplified other sources, with Revitalize strangely only applying to Omnivamp at low health, but Spirit Visage leaves the healing from damage alone. This is back-breaking for champions like Kayn’s Rhaast form and other Omnivamp-building champions. The incentive to combine Spirit Visage for items like Death’s Dance, Ravenous Hydra, and others is one of the core benefits of its build.
It’s unclear just how long this bug has been present, but the fan who found the issue thinks that the Spirit Visage bug may have existed for months. The last substantial changes to Spirit Visage came in the form of a small fix to its tooltip in patch 11.23 and it’s possible the issues began from that seemingly harmless change. Tiny changes have led to massive bugs in League of Legends before, so it wouldn’t be the first time.
Riot Games has yet to comment on the bug in an official capacity, but it can be expected to react quickly to such a large bug.