This is Blitzcrank. He has the ability to grab stuff (including champions):

Blitz grabbing Ryze

This ability is a pain in bot lane.

I was just wondering. Can cleanse be used while being grabbed by Blitzcrank?

Bonus cookie: Is there anything that can stop the champion from being pulled and be used mid-grab?

EDIT on bonus cookie part: That includes champion abilities on both sides. Tho this was answered in comments, I was thinking towards skills like Anivias wall, LeeSins ulti, Alistars pulverize, Skarners ulti etc.

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    Fairly certain the answer is no, Cleanse has the same effect as a quicksilver sash, except it can cancel out summoner spells, or portions of the summoner spell. Quicksilver sash doesn't negate grabs or knockups.
    – Ravekner
    Apr 7, 2013 at 22:54
  • There are a few champion that can blink out of there, like Ezreal. If you time it right you can get hit by the hand but not pulled Apr 8, 2013 at 7:42
  • I can agree with certain champions being able to, I've personally canceled out a Darius grab as Caitlyn by .90 Caliber Netting at the same time, ending up in the same spot i was originally in.
    – Ravekner
    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:05
  • @Ravekner "Cleanse has the same effect as quicksilver sash". Sorry, this is wrong. QSS cancels supresses, among other things, that Cleanse does not. (WW, malz ults)
    – user41604
    Apr 8, 2013 at 12:36
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    I would just add that Sivir's shield also blocks the pull. It is actually pretty funny to use the enemy blitz as a mana potion when you can lure him into grabbing you often and being fast enough on the shield =)
    – SaadBen
    Apr 8, 2013 at 16:47

3 Answers 3


I'll answer strictly for the bonus :)

Basically everyone is right when they tell you that no, cleanse will not work when being grabbed by blitzcrank. You can't use stuff "mid-grab", but you can use certain blinks when you see him start the ability which can then land you in some pretty weird situations.

Then, there's spell-shields. Morganna, Sivir and Nocturne's spell shields block the displacement of a blitz pull.

But one thing that hasn't been mentioned:

"Is there anything that can stop the champion from being pulled"

Absolutely, Banshee's Veil will do the trick! Underrated item!

EDIT speaking of bonus cookies, check This out, lol...

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    How about Anivias wall? I have seen it stop Nocturne mid-ulti...
    – TheBW
    Apr 8, 2013 at 20:18
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    @TheBW that is not really helpful, but i have seen pulls get aborted by alistar pulverize/headbutt(even though in lvl 30 areas you seldom see ali-blitz combo so badly played ;)), also you could be grabbed mid-air by some other champ like thresh or malz, which will "override" the blitz-pull
    – Vogel612
    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:38
  • Is it still possible to place a ward so he grabs that instead of you? Or did they remove it like being to block rammus's roll?
    – Lyrion
    Apr 9, 2013 at 8:58
  • Lyrion - I am certain that that does not work on wards. Vogel the Anivia could be on you team and helping out. The override part was what I was interested there! Thanks.
    – TheBW
    Apr 9, 2013 at 11:24
  • @TheBW as Blitz can grab through "terrain" as which anivia wall is handled, he will grab you even through anivia's wall... what could work is thresh's lantern
    – Vogel612
    Apr 9, 2013 at 11:36

Forced Movement effects are essentially suppressions for the duration of the movement. For knockups, this is until the champion lands. For x/z movement, it lasts until the movement finishes (or would have finished, since it's possible for a secondary forced movement effect to interrupt the first).

As such, there is no way to avoid or reduce forced movement, since summoner spells of all kinds are unavailable while stunned or suppressed.

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    Blitzcrank grabbing a Blitzcrank that's grabbing another champion, always funny to see. Both grabbed champions end up at the first Blitzcrank's location.
    – Ravekner
    Apr 8, 2013 at 10:06
  • As such, there is no way to avoid or reduce forced movement, since summoner spells of all kinds are unavailable while stunned or suppressed. Wrong. For example, mosts CCs, including stun and airborne, can't prevent Smite. That's why baron stealing is always possible.
    – Aeronth
    Sep 3, 2013 at 6:42

I personally have found out that many barriers can block blitz's pull. Such as if blitz is trapped in veigars trap, you cant pull anything into it with you. Thresh's lantern also stops it.

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