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I have seen this phenomenon not only once that when Blitzcrank runs into a TF, he silences for a short duration, stopping channeling for example.

Is this true, or only an assumption on my part?

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  • Because of the silence you will stop people from channeling.
    – Damek
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 9:08

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Blitzcranks Ultimate is a Silence, however it's duration is only 0.5 Seconds which is why it's usually used as an Interrupt (or for damage) rather than as a silence effect that prevents casting new spells.

The fact that it's AOE and instant makes it a great counter to spells like Katarina Ultimate or Teleport and the main reason why it's a silence is because before the Kassadin rework there was no specific spell effect for Channel interrupts. The only thing that existed back then were hard CC or small knockups/knockbacks.

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