For example: I'm playing Janna in bot lane with Caitlyn. Caitlyn begins channeling Ace in the Hole to finish off an enemy. Will the AD buff from my Eye of the Storm apply extra damage to Caitlyn's ultimate if I cast at after she begins channeling? Similarly, if I see Caitlyn rev up to shoot Piltover Peacemaker, can I boost her AD after the animation begins? (If I remember correctly, Piltover Peacemaker has a quick cast time, but the spell animation is rather long, so it may be a different circumstance from the first example.)

Basically, I want to know if the AD is calculated at the start of a cast, at the end of a cast, or when the ability actually creates and object on the battlefield.

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As long as the spell hasnt shot yet, like to use your example Caitlyn's ultimate. if shes aiming her shot and hasnt shot the bullet, you can apply the extra damage as long as you can do it before the hits the enemy. As the damage isnt applied until the target is hit, any buffs or anything like that calculate when the champion is hit as opposed to when you start casting a spell. Thats what makes sense to me.

  • What?? Nunu's blood boil does not add damage. Only adds attack speed and movement speed. You must be thinking of Gangplank's Raise Morale perhaps, or something
    – user22193
    Mar 26, 2012 at 6:16
  • true, ive been tired all day and getting my abilities confused >.<
    – Kirkalirk
    Mar 26, 2012 at 6:17
  • Do you have a list?
    – tzenes
    Mar 26, 2012 at 6:24
  • That is one possible answer that makes sense, but I think we need some testing here to figure this out. I'm going to be running a test for another question tonight, I'll try to check this out too. Apr 10, 2012 at 18:07
  • And here comes the day with ability which does scale off AS while not being autoattack in any form - Lucian's Culling
    – a13ph
    May 2, 2014 at 3:47

Using these as a reference I thought I would let you know that you would see an additional 100 damage on Caitlyn's Ultimate. In regards to when to apply it, I can see how the timing can be iffy. In the future, if you have questions involving ability's or how to play a champion check out the League wiki or mobafire. Another note about Janna if you didn't know, the bonus damage is lost when the shield breaks.



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