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For the standard 5v5, if someone disconnects does their tower/creep stats change? I saw it mentioned on a forum that the tower/creeps get stronger if someone leaves.

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Short answer: No

Long Answer: At one time, Turrets used to gain attack damage and attack speed for each allied champion near the tower, but this is no longer the case.

Turrets do gain attack damage as time elapses, and they do gain armor if there are no minions around (this is to discourage backdooring), but these happen regardless of the number of players connected to the game.

Additionally, Turrets lose armor and magic resistance as time elapses. This is to encourage quicker overall games.

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Neat, the bit about gaining armor with no minions is particularly interesting. Do you have a source/ratios on the attack gain over time/armor bonus? –  Rapida Aug 7 '11 at 16:50
    
I found some data here but I haven't verified it for myself. –  Raven Dreamer Aug 7 '11 at 17:08
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I thought that the towers did more damage if there were no minions around, not that they gained armor. Huh. I guess I had that wrong. –  Grace Note Aug 7 '11 at 18:42
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@Grace - well, they do deal more damage the longer they're focused on a single target, which, in the absence of minions, might give you that impression. Their damage lowers whenever they switch targets. –  Raven Dreamer Aug 7 '11 at 19:21
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Both neutral and non-neutral creeps don't gain any stats when someone disconnects. They gain stats as the time elapses.

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Hey Pierre, welcome to the site. The question here's more about whether or not creeps gain stats when someone disconnects; I would recommend editing your answer to focus on that aspect of creeps. –  Mana Aug 17 '11 at 12:37
    
No problem! Once you get 50 reputation on the site you'll be able to leave comments to reply to this kind of stuff. –  Mana Aug 17 '11 at 15:03
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