Equipment in League of Legends is an indispensable part when it helps to strengthen the power and promote the strengths of the appropriate generals. For characters who use healing as strength or build many lifesteal items, Spiritual Armor is an indispensable item when this item enhances those effects to a very large threshold. Even in season 12, Riot also added a display of the extra health recovered from this item to make it easier for gamers to assess the strength of the Spiritual Armor.
However, recently, League of Legends gamers discovered that the Spiritual Armor was faulty for months when it did not strengthen to recover from the full lifesteal effect. It is worth mentioning here that when gamers tested it, it was discovered that the healing enhancement ability was not faulty because the Relay gem that provides this effect still works normally. So the problem can only lie in the Spiritual Armor when it does not work as intended.
Buying Psychic Armor does not enhance recovery from full lifesteal.
The Spiritual Armor was faulty for months but no one noticed. This item does not enhance recovery from full lifesteal. I discovered this anomalous interaction from patch 12.1 but it may have existed since 11.23 when Psychic Armor added an enhanced recovery display.
In all tests I used Vampire’s Mace, Snake Ax for 20% total lifesteal. With the first attempt of 20% full lifesteal with Psychic Armor, this item does not enhance healing. After that, I didn’t buy Psychic Armor, but used the Empowerment gem and it enhanced the recovery. When I used both Psychic Armor and Powered gems, I found out that the item has no effect but the other rune does.
In short, this is a matter of Psychic Armor and Resilience gems working properly.
We can see that the display of Psychic Armor doesn’t show that this item enhances recovery from full lifesteal.
Meanwhile, the Refueling Gem works normally even though it also has the ability to strengthen recovery
Basically, this bug makes Gladiator champions that depend on full lifesteal like Aatrox become extremely late in the game. The reason is because you spend a small amount of money to increase recovery but do not receive this effect. Although the healing increase is only 25%, it can make the difference between surviving or being defeated.
Aatrox is probably the character most affected by this bug
Furthermore, it would make no sense for an item described as increasing healing to not work on full lifesteal. Hopefully Riot Games can quickly fix this error as soon as possible. Basically, the items that increase magic resistance in season 12 are not very strong and it would be bad if one of them became weaker because of game bugs.