What is Omnivamp in Teamfight Tactics (TFT)?

Vlad isn’t the only one vampire in the game…

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There’s a wide array of gameplay mechanics in all Riot Games, and they sometimes can be hard to keep track of, especially in Teamfight Tactics (TFT). One of the most confusing can be Omnivamp, a vampiric ability that helps your units heal themselves in a fight. If you’ve ever felt confused by Omnivamp, we’ll break down how it works below.

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How does Omnivamp work?

Omnivamp is a gameplay mechanic used in both TFT and regular League of Legends. When champions or items have Omnivamp, their attacks can heal them by a certain percentage. However, that percentage is never a one-to-one ratio. If you do a hundred damage you won’t get a hundred health. Instead, Omnivamp is measured in percentages. Say you have 33% Omnivamp, if you do 100 damage, you will get 33 health back. Omnivamp has become a very popular way to keep carry units alive in TFT, so itemizing them properly can turn your board from a flop to first place.

What items in TFT have Omnivamp?

While there are tons of Omnivamp items in regular LoL, there is only a handful in TFT. They are some of the top items in Set 7.5, so it’s important to know how they work.

  • Bloodthirster: Possibly the most iconic Omnivamp item in the game, Bloodthirster heals the wearer for 25% of the damage they dealt. It’s perfect for bruiser types like Sy’Fen, Pantheon, and Shi Oh Yu.
  • Hextech Gunblade: This is the mage equivalent of Bloodthirster. Each time the magic-user casts their ability, they heal themselves and an ally for 25% of the damage dealt. If they cast often, that can be a game-changer. For example, a Mage Nunu with a Hextech Gunblade can become quite a scary set of teeth. Other great Hextech units include Ao Shin, Aurelion Sol, Sohm, and Sona.
  • Hand of Justice: The weakest Omnivamp base item, Hand of Justice is a perfect way to give crit-chance champs a little Omnivamp without ruining their mana and crit strike stats. They get 15% Omnivamp, with a 50% chance of that stat increasing by 200% at the beginning of each round. Hand of Justice is perfect for units like Yone, Yasuo, and Lee Sin.
  • Chalice of Charity: With Radiant items back this set, look out for Chalice of Charity’s bonus ability: 10% Omnivamp. While it’s not the best item in the game, the Omnivamp helps give it a nice little bonus.
  • Zeke’s Harmony: Another Radiant item, this version of Zeke’s Herald gives all affected units 10% Omnivamp alongside the boosted attack speed. Back-line Cannoneers and Swiftshots will appreciate this one.
  • Death’s Defiance: This is one of the Ornn Artifacts that you can get from his armory. Between a 25% Omnivamp and dealing the enemy’s damage back to them, it’s a great item for bruiser-types.