Is spell vamp triggered by abilities that do true damage? For example, does Nunu's consume heal more if he has a Will of the Ancients?

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So spell vamp isn't about Magic/Physical/True damage, but rather about "Abilities." The term Abilities here is meant to be distinct from "Auto-Attacks" (which benefit from life-steal). With a few notable exceptions all attacks fall into one of these categories: Auto-Attacks or Abilities.

This means that things like: Feast and Consume benefit from spell vamp. cite, cite, cite, cite

Now it's worth noting that there is a class of abilities, "On-Hit," which are not clear as to whether they fall into the "Auto-Attack" or "Abilities" category. Some of these will benefit from life steal (eg. Blitzcrank's Power Fist), some will benefit from spell vamp (eg. consuming a mark from Akali's Mark of the Assassin), and some will benefit from neither (eg. Irelia's Hiten Style), though the auto-attack portion will still benefit from life steal.

A full list of these abilities can be found here: leagueoflegends.wikia: On-Hit_effects

  • Thanks! I read WoTA was awesome on Nunu, but I couldn't remember if consume always healed that much.
    – Ryre
    Commented Sep 10, 2012 at 15:00
  • I cannot edit "life style" => "life steal" because it says edits must be at least 6 chars long
    – nimcap
    Commented Sep 10, 2012 at 20:51
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    Smite also benefits from Spell Vamp (last bullet in "Strategy")
    – Atav32
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 17:09

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