As a follow up to Do placed units increase in damage when you level up the ability?, what if I put a shroom, someone steps on it, takes one tick damage, before second tick I buy a deathcap. Does the second tick deal more damage?

  • what do you mean by tick? Commented May 18, 2014 at 16:50
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    the game doesn't continuously deal periodic damage like teemo shrooms but instead deals damage in small bursts called ticks
    – wonton
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:50

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If you place a Teemo shroom and then buy Deathcap then your shroom will increase in damage automatically.


  • Placed shroom will do 150 dmg
  • You buy Deathcap
  • Placed shroom will now do 250 dmg

Once the shroom explodes it will not change in damage.


  • Placed shroom will do 150 dmg
  • Vayne steps on the shroom and it explodes
  • You buy Deathcap, Zhonyas, Void Staff, and Liandrys all at once
  • The DoT damage will not spike to 500 dmg instantly. The shroom will still do 150 dmg.
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    This is super interesting. Do you have a source for it? Where did you find this information?
    – GarrettJ
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 15:16
  • @GarrettJ League of Legends is known to calculate damage at the time of application. You can easily test this in a custom game.
    – Schism
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 1:49

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