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Baron Nashor is the most powerful neutral Monster icon monster on Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift in League of Legends. Killing Baron Nashor grants Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron to all living teammates for 180 seconds. The buff gives Attack damage icon bonus attack damage, Ability power icon bonus ability power, Empowered Recall Empowered Recall, and an aura that greatly increases the power of nearby Minion icon minions.

Lore

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 numerous centuries, but due to recent Void rifts opening on Summoner's Rift it has reemerged again.


Abilities

The following list displays the known set of abilities that Baron Nashor may activate. 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

Baron Nashor will attack the unit closest to him.

  • Single-target rear Attack: If the target is behind Baron Nashor, he erects a spike that deals 100% AD physical damage to the target.
  • Ranged attack: If the target is in front of Baron Nashor, he deals 100% AD physical damage to the target and applies two stacks of Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion.
  • Melee attack: If the target is in front of Baron Nashor within about melee range, he occasionally uses a Melee role melee attack instead of a Ranged role ranged attack, dealing 100% AD physical damage to the target and 50% AD physical damage to nearby units.

Passives

  • Presence of the Baron: While Baron Nashor is alive, all obstructing units, Ward icon wards, and Noxious Trap targetable traps are shoved to the edge of the pit.
  • Debuff Immunity: Cc-immune icon 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 unit that he has most recently basic attacked for 8 seconds, reduced to 4.5 seconds after Baron Nashor is slain.
  • Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion: Reduces the target's Armor icon armor and Magic resistance icon magic resistance by 0.5, stacking up to 100 times for a total of 50 maximum resistances reduction. Lasts for 8 seconds, reduced to 4.5 seconds after Baron Nashor is slain.
  • 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 icon champion with the lowest number of Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion stacks, applying another stack.

Actives

Baron Nashor will activate an ability once every 6 basic 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). If there are more units behind Baron Nashor than in front of him, he will activate the Area-of-effect rear Attack instead.
  • 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 the targets' movement speed by 50% 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 below will indicate the targeted location.
  • Area-of-effect rear Attack: Erects a cluster of spikes dealing 50% AD physical damage and Stun icon stunning for 0.5 seconds.

Strategy

Baron Nashor is a highly coveted objective that is difficult to fight without proper strength and personnel. A Tank icon tank to endure the damage is almost always required, otherwise there are few champions that can battle the monster self-sufficiently, mainly utilizing immense sustainability and DPS.

Securing Baron Nashor is a high-risk investment with the resistance-shred debuff and the confined pit providing an advantage to an intervening counterattack. Sight icon Sight control of the pit is also essential to securing the kill, obscuring the opportune moment to intervene and steal the objective. With these risks, fighting Baron Nashor is preferably conducted while the enemy is indisposed.

Trivia

Baron Nashor old skull

Old Baron Nashor's Skull

Media

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Patch History

V10.3
  • Bug Fix: No longer damages or grants visions around himself for players behind his pit that do not originally have vision on him.
V9.23
  • Duration of Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron decreased to 3 minutes from 3 minutes 30 seconds.
V8.23
  • Respawn time reduced to 6 minutes from 7.
V8.19
  • Now says if Baron Nashor was stolen.
V8.11
  • 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.
V8.9
  • 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.
V7.23
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it could spawn before Rift HeraldSquare Rift Herald returned to the Void.
V6.9
V5.14
  • 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.
V5.3
  • Baron Nashor now cannot be walked through even with effects like Ghost or Fizz's Nimble Fighter, which grant this ability.
V4.20
  • Spawn time increased to 20 minutes from 15 minutes.
V3.10
  • Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion now applies a debuff that reduces damage dealt to baron by 50% rather than -50% attack damage.
V3.6
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor is now immune to effects that would decrease his damage output.
V1.0.0.152
  • Base health increased to 8800 from 8000.
  • Health per minute increased to 140 from 125.
V1.0.0.134
  • 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.
V1.0.0.131
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor found his holiday hat.
V1.0.0.130
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor is now immune to armor and magic resist-shredding effects.
V1.0.0.118
  • Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor now ignores debuffs if you are too far away to engage him.
V1.0.0.109
  • The 'Wrath of the Ancients' spell no longer targets stealthed units.
V1.0.0.108
  • Base health increased to 8000 from 6500.
  • Magic resistance increased to 70 from 35.
  • Damage increased by approximately 15%.
V1.0.0.107
  • Can now be debuffed with non-disables (for example, poisons).
V1.0.0.106
  • 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.
V1.0.0.105
  • 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.
V1.0.0.98
  • 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
V1.0.0.75
  • Now debuffs his target with -50% attack damage rather than 60% attack speed.
V1.0.0.74
  • Now adds a debuff to his primary attack target - Voracious Corrosion buff Voracious Corrosion reduces the target's attack speed by 60%.
V1.0.0.63
  • 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.
V1.0.0.61
  • Global gold reduced to 300 from 400.
  • Local experience changed to global experience.
  • Total global experience reduced to 900 from 1200.
V0.9.25.34
  • 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.
V0.9.25.24
V0.9.22.16
  • Added an internal cooldown to his AoE Slime spell.
  • Reduced global experience to 600 from 1000.
V0.9.22.15
  • 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.
V0.8.22.115
  • 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.
V0.8.21.110
  • 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.

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