Vayne's Condemn says:

If they collide with terrain after being knocked back, they are dealt the same amount of physical damage again and are stunned for 1.5 seconds.

Similarly, Poppy's Heroic Charge says:

... if they collide with terrain, her target will take a high amount of magic damage and be stunned for 1.5 seconds.

So if the enemy hits a turret, inhibitor, or nexus, does it count as terrain and cause these abilities to stun the target?

2 Answers 2


Yes. Turrets count as terrain for the purpose of champion abilities.

The wikia confirms this:

Towers count as terrain. Any abilities that interacts with terrain will trigger the effect, namely Poppy's Heroic Charge's and Vayne's Condemn's stuns.

  • I was looking under the skills themselves... :/
    – user9983
    Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 0:24
  • What about inhibitors and nexuses?...nexi?...nexussssssss...now they all sound weird...
    – user9983
    Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 0:29
  • @OrigamiRobot same deal. Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 0:30
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    For the record, this also includes destroyed buildings. The base is still there and counts as impassable terrain. Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 2:36

Yes, they count as terrain. They even count when destroyed. So do things like trundle's pillar. It can be very powerful for trundle to cause a pillar to appear behind the target, then for vayne to shoot him.

  • Do you have a source for that? I haven't ever seen that particular interaction.
    – Rapida
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 23:21
  • other then from my personnal experience no Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 16:29
  • It was my understanding the terrain from trundle, annivia, and jarvan IV were all fake "minions" which is why a lot of skills go through them. It would surprise me if you can stun into them.
    – Rapida
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 19:05

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