The skill evasion do the following:

Reduces the damage taken from area effect abilities by 1/2/3%

Does it reduce the damage from Karthus's Requiem ?

Requiem (Active): After channeling for 3 seconds, Karthus deals magic damage to all enemy champions regardless of the distance.

In the Wiki there is no example for Requiem.

There exist a various amount of AoE champion abilities, summoner spells, and effect-granting items in the game and they can all be put in the following categories:

  • I Submited it to the Rift Myths too. If/when I got an reply (or if they link a video) I'll post it here.
    – Michel
    Apr 6 '12 at 17:46
  • The answers doesn't have any real source. There is only assumptions and beliefs about it.
    – Michel
    Apr 11 '12 at 18:59

Alright, The awesome FallenAngelEyes helped me do some science and here are the results:

With Evasion:

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Without Evasion:

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As you can see, Requiem does not get reduced by the Evasion mastery.

I ran the same set up for Karthus both times (gear, runes, and masteries).

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    @FAE You totally should earn a "Science Assistant" badge for things like this.
    – Rapida
    Apr 18 '12 at 19:20
  • @Rapida Hahaha, yeah this is like the 3rd time I've been a willing victim in the name of LoL science.
    – FAE
    Apr 18 '12 at 20:42

There is a difference between Area of Effect abilities and Multi-Target abilities. Things like Ahri's Fox Fire and Vladimir's Tides of Blood at Multi-Target abilities while something like Amumu's Tantrum or Nasus's Spirit fire. Basically Area of Effect spells target a location on the map while Multi-Target spells target multiple champions or units.

Since Evasion states that it reduces damage from Area of Effect abilities I think we can assume that it does not reduce the damage from Karthus's Ult (Requiem) since that is a Multi-Target spell.

  • I tend to agree with you @Roving. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any source to back this up.
    – M'vy
    Mar 30 '12 at 14:38
  • When I can get a friend to waste 30 minutes with me, I'll test this out in a custom game and post results here. Apr 2 '12 at 0:46
  • Good point. But as you said, is not sure about the answer.
    – Michel
    Apr 2 '12 at 15:57

I would assume AoE would be skills that inflict or cause some kind of effect to multiple characters at one time in general

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