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While playing Vlad today, I noticed "Tides of Blood" doesn't proc spell vamp. The ability does magic damage; why doesn't it absorb health?

Edit: I was playing a bot game with around 600 AP, a Spirit Visage, and a Will of the Ancients. I used Tides of Blood while surrounded by 10+ minions and noticed no spell vamp. Magic dmg should have been ~450 to each minion, so 450 * (.25*.33) = ~37, not counting spirit visage.

It's possible I just didn't do enough damage to trigger the floating text, but I started watching my health bar to see. It's difficult to tell since Tides of Blood damages Vlad when cast, but I still should have been gaining 300+ health.

UPDATE
It was late when I posted this, and I must have made a mistake. I was able to confirm last night that Tides of Blood does proc spell vamp.

Side note, I often noticed only 1 green number pop when I got high enough. It seems they've combined the floating text into one number, making it easier to see how much health he gets back!

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Are you sure it doesn't proc spelvamp? Because i kind of remember it differently O.o –  Lyrion Jan 18 '12 at 7:12
    
Just played a game, definitely no spell vamp. Maybe it's a bug from the recent patch? –  Toast Jan 18 '12 at 7:29
    
I'm going to go check it out tonight then –  Lyrion Jan 18 '12 at 7:40
    
@Rafael: I remember it as proccing spellvamp myself... –  Ender Jan 18 '12 at 8:41
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Hmmm just curious were you full health or near full when you tested? I notice that the number don't show up when I am near full health. But numbers start showing up when i am lower health. –  Jay Jan 18 '12 at 19:29
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It should work, but probably you cannot see it because the numbers are too low to break the threshold for spell vamp visual effect. More details on this forum discussion.

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Good reference, but I think I did enough damage to trigger it. I'll retest tonight. –  Toast Jan 18 '12 at 16:46
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AND Tides of Blood has a health cost to begin with. AND it gets 1/3 the spell vamp because it's an AoE spell. –  Raven Dreamer Jan 19 '12 at 20:20
    
Ya, running the numbers surprised me. I knew it would do reduced damage, I just didn't realize HOW reduced. –  Toast Jan 24 '12 at 16:01
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