Baron Nashor is the most powerful neutral monster on Summoner's Rift in League of Legends. Killing Baron Nashor grants Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron to all living teammates for 210 seconds. The buff gives bonus attack damage, bonus ability power, Empowered Recall Empowered Recall, and an aura that greatly increases the power of nearby minions.


Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor is a voidborn creature residing on Summoner's Rift. This one of a kind creature has a shape and behavior of a river serpent. What differentiates it from a regular serpent is its numerous arachnid appendages, as well as two additional mouths protruding from its head area. The creature has 12 eyes (some of them injured due to past battles), a mouth with sharp teeth that can gape open wide for larger prey, and horned like crests on the top of the head. The colours of the creatures exoskeleton go from dark purple to light teal. This creature was believed to be deceased for numereous centuries, but due to rescent Void rifts opening on Summoner's Rift it has reemerged again.


The following list displays the known set of abilities that Baron Nashor may perform. While not revealed in a player's Death Recap, their debuffs and animations are visible and distinctive, allowing players to work around them.

Basic Attacks

  • Melee attack: Deals 100% AD to all enemies within a 175-unit radius.
  • Single-target rear Attack: Erects a spike that deals 100% AD damage and Stun icon stuns for 1 second.
  • Area-of-effect rear Attack: Erects a cluster of spikes dealing 50% AD damage and Stun icon stunning for 1 second.


  • Presence of the Baron: While Baron Nashor is alive, all obstructing units, wards, and targetable traps are shoved to the edge of the pit.
  • Debuff Immunity: Immune to all forms of crowd control except Stasis icon stasis. Additionally, Baron Nashor's stats cannot be reduced by any means.
  • Baron's Gaze buff Baron's Gaze: Baron Nashor takes 50% reduced damage from the champion that he has most recently basic attacked for 15 seconds.
  • Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion: Reduces the target's armor and magic resistance by 0.5, stacking up to 100 times for a total of 50 maximum reduction. Basic attacks apply two stacks.
  • Void Corruption: Basic attacks cause another burst of 60 (+ 20% AD) bonus magic damage that can occur every 0.75 seconds. This attack targets the nearest champion with the lowest number of Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion stacks, applying another stack.


Baron Nashor will activate an ability once every 6 auto attacks. Baron's first spell will be random. However, all spells after the first may be predicted; Baron Nashor's ability rotation is cyclical (ex. Acid Pool > Acid Shot > Tentacle Knockup > Acid Pool).
  • Acid Pool: Baron Nashor spits out 3 pools of acid in a cone in front of him, dealing 10% AD magic damage to all champions hit and creating a field that Slow icon slows targets' movement speed within the pool's radius.
  • Acid Shot: Baron Nashor spits acid down along a straight line, dealing 20% AD magic damage to all enemies it hits.
  • Tentacle Knockup: After a brief delay, Baron Nashor Airborne icon knocks up all enemies at the target location, dealing 25% AD magic damage. Tremors will indicate the targeted location.


  • Baron Nashor applies a debuff that greatly reduces a target's armor and magic resistance. This can potentially reduce a champion's armor/magic resistance to below zero, making them highly vulnerable to both types of damage.
  • Targeted dashes such as DianaSquare Diana's Lunar Rush Lunar Rush, JaxSquare Jax's Leap Strike Leap Strike, and Master YiSquare Master Yi's Alpha Strike Alpha Strike initially move the Champion inside of Baron Nashor's model before being placed inside of his attack range.
  • Baron Nashor is often a key objective in many games due to its massive gold bonus (+Gold 300/player) and global buff.
  • Due to Baron Nashor's immense fighting power, slaying him should generally not be attempted until later into the game, and only with multiple teammates around to aid you.
    • Soloing Baron Nashor is usually impossible. It is generally only feasible very late into the game with a champion who has immense sustainability, DPS, and tankiness; and even then it is not guaranteed. Most champions who are capable of soloing the Baron are bruisers or tanks such as UdyrSquare Udyr, WarwickSquare Warwick, Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao, or NasusSquare Nasus. However, there are some exceptions; a skilled MalzaharSquare Malzahar or YorickSquare Yorick player, for instance, has the ability to solo Baron with relative ease.
    • Killing Baron Nashor with a team is fairly simple. Baron primarily attacks the target closest to him, so with proper positioning, a tank or bruiser can be made to take the brunt of the damage.
  • The enemy team often has one or more wards placed inside of the Baron pit. If you do not clear these wards with the use of a Control Ward item Control Ward or Oracle Lens item Oracle Lens, they may attempt to contest Baron Nashor, which can be extremely dangerous for your team, as most of your teammates will likely be trapped inside of the Baron pit and/or weakened by the Baron's armor/magic resistance shred. Because of this, it is generally extremely risky to attempt to slay Baron Nashor while the majority of the enemy team is alive.
  • Baron Nashor's Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron buff is given to the team that deals the killing blow on Baron. This means that even if one team is incapable of directly contesting the Baron head-on, a player can possibly swoop in and steal the Baron kill with a well-timed Smite Smite, Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath's Feast Feast, NunuSquare Nunu's Consume Consume, or similar high-damage execute. This is almost definitely a suicide mission and is an extremely high-risk maneuver. However, successfully stealing Baron can turn the tide of a game dramatically. Some Champion's abilities, such as KalistaSquare Kalista's Rend Rend, however, can out-damage Smite Smite if she has enough stacks or even a well-timed fourth shot of JhinSquare Jhin's Curtain Call Curtain Call.


Baron Nashor old skull

Old Baron Nashor's Skull

  • Brandon 'Ryze' Beck stated a Visual Update was coming for Baron Nashor, later revealed in A Twist of Fate and finally implemented when Summoner's Rift was too visually updated.
    • Old Baron Nashor's skull was placed within his modern counterpart's pit in patch V5.7.
  • During Snowdown Showdown 2012, players could earn a summoner icon featuring old Holiday Nashor profileicon Baron Nashor's main head with a santa hat on.
  • Baron Nashor's name is a tribute to Roshan, a monster filling a similar role in Defense of the Ancients, with his name being an anagram of his.
  • A box labeled 'Baron Acid' can be seen in the preview video for the launch of the League of Legends' Mac Version.
  • In the Death Recap screen, Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion is labeled as 'WormAttack' and Wrath of the Ancients 'wrathdamage'.
  • Baron Nashor was revealed to be a Voidborn during Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai's Q&A (LAN server).
  • He is the biggest Voidborn known.
  • Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion's old icon was recycled from TabuSquare Tabu's Soul Drain Soul Drain.
  • The icon for Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron was recycled from AverdrianSquare Averdrian's Astral Beam Astral Beam.
  • If Baron and Elder DragonSquare Elder Dragon have a 1v1 fight at Baron pit, Baron Nashor will lose. [1]
    • Elder Drake’s HP regen is so high (250 HP per second) that Baron can’t even deal damage to him.


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Patch History

  • Respawn time reduced to 6 minutes from 7.
  • Now says if Baron Nashor was stolen.
  • Attack speed reduced to 0.625 from 0.75.
  • Base corruption damage reduced to 60 from 120.
  • Corruption AD ratio reduced to 20% AD from 30% AD.
  • Removed: Special attacks no longer apply corruption stacks.
  • Base attack damage reduced to 285 − 435 (based on game time). from 400 − 550 (based on game time).
  • Base health increased to 9000 from 6400.
  • Baron corruption changed to (120 (+ 30% AD) every basic attack and spike attack, these occur every 0.75 seconds) from (30 (+ 5% AD) every 0.5 seconds to the target with the lowest corruption stacks).
  • Baron corruption attack is also represented with different visual particles now to make the difference more clear. Champions gain corruption by being hit by his attacks/spells.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it could spawn before Rift HeraldSquare Rift Herald returned to the Void.
  • Baron timer is updated instantly for both teams, regardless if you have vision of the objective at the time of its death.
  • Baron now has a new global death sound.
  • Baron Nashor now cannot be walked through even with effects like Ghost or Fizz's Nimble Fighter, which grant this ability.
  • Spawn time increased to 20 minutes from 15 minutes.
  • Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion now applies a debuff that reduces damage dealt to baron by 50% rather than -50% attack damage.
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor is now immune to effects that would decrease his damage output.
  • Base health increased to 8800 from 8000.
  • Health per minute increased to 140 from 125.
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor can no longer critically strike, but has been granted 10% increased attack damage.
  • Fixed a number of bugs where certain champions could still shred his defenses.
  • Fixed a bug where his statistic tooltip was displaying fewer stats than he had.
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor found his holiday hat.
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor is now immune to armor and magic resist-shredding effects.
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor now ignores debuffs if you are too far away to engage him.
  • The 'Wrath of the Ancients' spell no longer targets stealthed units.
  • Base health increased to 8000 from 6500.
  • Magic resistance increased to 70 from 35.
  • Damage increased by approximately 15%.
  • Can now be debuffed with non-disables (for example, poisons).
  • Moved Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor in the autumn version of Summoner's Rift to the same location as the summer version of Summoner's Rift.
  • Moved to the center of his arena so that he can no longer knock you out of it.
  • Fixed audio playing through Fog of War.
  • Fixed a bug where Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor would stop attacking a target immediately after the target stopped attacking Baron Nashor.
  • Fixed a bug where Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor was not regenerating health at the proper rate
  • Now debuffs his target with -50% attack damage rather than 60% attack speed.
  • Now adds a debuff to his primary attack target - Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion reduces the target's attack speed by 60%.
  • Initial spawn time increased to 15 minutes from 8 minutes.
  • Global gold reduced to 250 from 300.
  • Maximum damage / ability power granted by Hand of Baron buff Exalted with Baron Nashor reduced to 40 from 50.
  • Global gold reduced to 300 from 400.
  • Local experience changed to global experience.
  • Total global experience reduced to 900 from 1200.
  • Starting health regeneration per second reduced to 15 from 25.
  • Baron Nashor gains 0.375 health regen a second every minute.
  • New particle for Hand of Baron buff Exalted with Baron Nashor.
  • Resolved an issue with one of his particles displaying through the fog of war.
  • Fixed a bug where Nashor's particles appeared through Fog of War.
  • Added an internal cooldown to his AoE Slime spell.
  • Reduced global experience to 600 from 1000.
  • Base health increased to 6500 (+125 per minute).
  • Wrath of the Ancients: damage reduced from 80 to 70 per hit, but leaves a stacking +15 magic damage taken buff.
  • Spawn delayed to 8 minutes.
    • Magic resistance increased to 35 from 0.
    • Base health increased to 7260 from 6760.
    • Base damage increased to 550 from 500.
    • Hand of Baron buff Exalted with Baron Nashor: Damage / Ability Power bonus increased to 90 from 60.
  • Base health reduced to 7000 from 9000.
  • Maximum health scales by 240 per player level, leading to a maximum health of 11080.
  • Nashor buff duration increased to 4 minutes from 3 minutes.
July 10, 2009 Patch
  • Magic resistance decreased by 10.
June 12, 2009 Patch
  • No longer resizes when you engage him.
May 29, 2009 Patch
  • Knockback ability reduced to 600 from 750 range.
April 18, 2009 Patch
  • Base damage increased to 500 from 400.
  • Armor increased to 120 from 100.
  • Knock-back on Sweeping blow decreased to 750 from 1000.
  • Global gold bounty decreased to 400 from 500.
  • Added a global buff to the team that kills Baron Nashor Hand of Baron buff Exalted with Baron Nashor, which increases your champion's attack damage and ability power by 60.
April 11, 2009 Patch
  • Removed buff icon from Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor.