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What is Tenacity in LOL?

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League of Legends is one of the most popular MOBA games on the planet. With over 100 million gamers on the platform, it is one of the most diverse and active gamer communities.

If you are a player of League of Legends, you must have come across the term — Tenacity. It is one of the terms that is highly confusing to the audience and the players alike.

In this article, we will clear all your doubts regarding tenacity in League of Legends.

What is Tenacity in League of Legends?

Tenacity is a stat in League of Legends that reduces the duration and effectiveness of all incoming Crowd Control (CC) attacks except the following ones:

  • Airborne
  • Drowsy
  • Nearsight
  • Stasis
  • Suppression

So, if your opponent tries to attack you with gimmicks like stun or silence, then tenacity will reduce the duration of these spells and you will likely survive the encounter.

Let us understand this with an example. Suppose you are an ADC and got hit by Morgana’s Dark Binding or Lux’s binding. If you don’t possess any tenacity item, then Dark Binding will last a full 3 seconds which is enough to kill your champion. However, if you possess the tenacity rune or have purchased items that increase tenacity, Dark Binding will be ineffective and will last for only half the time.

How to increase tenacity in League of Legends?

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You can increase tenacity with several tools like buying items, using the champion’s ability, runes, neutral buffs and playing the game modes that increase tenacity.

Items that increase tenacity

There are several items that you can buy to boost tenacity in League of Legends:

  • Mercury Treads
  • Elixir of Iron
  • Sterak’s Gage
  • Mosstomper Seedling.
  • Silvermere Dawn.

Champion’s ability to increase tenacity

And, certain champions like Garen and Dr Mundo’s abilities can increase a little bit of tenacity for the champions.


Apart from that, you can opt for the Legend: Tenacity or the Unflinching rune increases the tenacity.

Summoner Spells

Cleanse removes all the crowd control from your champion. But there is a time lag after you have used the spell. So, use it wisely.

Game Modes

You can play these game modes for increasing tenacity:

  • All Random All Mid (ARAM)
  • Ultra Rapid Fire
  • Ultimate Spellbook

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How to reduce tenacity in League of Legends?

If you are a CC player, you can buy several items to reduce your opponent’s tenacity. Items like Anathema’s Chains reduce the tenacity by 20% and if stacked with Brittle, can reduce tenacity by half.

Ornn’s Bellows Breath and Call of the Forge God reduce tenacity by almost 30%.

What are the new updates to Legend: Tenacity?

Recently, Riot brought out a patch for Season 13 of LoL. In this patch, they have nerfed the Legend: Tenacity rune.

Riot decreased the tenacity per Legend stack from 5% (+2.5% per Legend stack) to 5% (+1.5% per Legend stack).

Moreover, Riots also decreased maximum tenacity at full stacks from 30% to 20%.

Announcing the changes to Tenacity, Riot Games said, “In its current state, Legend: Tenacity is a legendary source of Tenacity in the game. Especially when it comes to fighters where it’s the optimal rune in its row when running standard keystones. Currently, champions are taking this rune into CC-reliant matchups as a way to avoid Merc Treads and invest in other stats. That, combined with the fact that Legend: Tenacity far surpasses Unflinching in terms of power meant that this rune needed a sizable amount of power removed from it”.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: