I know that you damage the opponent's nexus by controlling more capture points than they do. And I think I recall from the one game I played last night that there were other actions that did this as well, like killing enemy champions.

I'm also curious about the rate at which nexus health decreases when you control 3, 4 and 5 bases.

What are all the ways to damage the opposing team's nexus, and how much damage do each of these actions deal?

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From what I have read and played, the following actions decrease nexus health :

  • Controlling more capture points than opponents decreases Nexus life over time (x damage per 5 seconds for each point you control IF you control more points then enemies)
  • Killing an Enemy champion deals immediate damage (-2 life to nexus if nexus life is above 100)
  • Achieving a secondary objective (quest) deals immediate damage (-20 life to nexus) and gives your team a buff (like Nashor in normal mode, except not the same buff). Those secondary quests appear randomly and consist of capturing a specific capture point. These quest spawn for both teams at the same time and always concern two Capture points next to another.
  • Point Neutralization and point capture (-3 and -2 life to nexus if nexus life is above 100)
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    For what it's worth, yesterday I was playing a game and the enemy only had 5 life left on their nexus. I killed a player and their nexus life remained the same. Kills may not count beyond a certain score or time - I can't say for sure Commented Sep 23, 2011 at 17:53
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    Quests deal 20 damage. Neutralizing a point (returning it from enemy control) deals 3 damage to the enemy, but I think this loss is throttled in the same way that champion deaths eventually stop counting. Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 16:07
  • Killing an Enemy champion deals no damage if the Enemy Nexus has less than 100 health remaining.
    – Bravo840
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 17:23
  • Raven is correct. 20 dmg is dealt to the enemy nexus when you fulfill each of the two quests that will show up (often 1 capture, 1 defend).
    – Ellesa
    Commented Oct 2, 2011 at 0:17
  • @Kaze - that's not how quests work. Commented Oct 4, 2011 at 17:10

The following actions always apply:

  • Holding the majority of capture points: X Damage per tick, where X is the number of capture points you control. (regardless of how many capture points are owned or neutral.)
  • Completing a quest: 20 Damage

The following only deal damage if the opponent's nexus is at or above 100 health:

  • Killing an Enemy champion: 2 Damage
  • Point Neutralization: 3 Damage
  • Point Capture: 2 Damage
  • It's the same information in @Dalshim's answer but formatted in such a way that I can reference this quickly during a game. I thought it would be too much of a change to put in an edit. If I was wrong about that please let me know and I will delete this answer.
    – dpatchery
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 13:46
  • Also, does anyone have any data on how long a "tick" is? Does it ever change?
    – dpatchery
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 13:54
  • Tick would apparently be 5 seconds, but damage doesn't occure every 5 seconds. 1 damage is done every 5/x seconds (where x = number of owned points if you have majority)
    – Dalshim
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 15:25
  • Tested yesterday, what I said on previous comment is wrong. x point are taken on each tick, but ticks seemed to be shorter than 5 seconds (more like 3 seconds, but I didn't measure)
    – Dalshim
    Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 16:00

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