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Combat status affects abilities, runes, items and buffs. You're usually in-combat when damaging or taking damage from an enemy unit (minions, champions, or neutral monsters), otherwise you're out-of-combat. Most out-of-combat effects trigger 5 seconds while not in-combat, resetting each time you're in-combat.


Champion abilities

Triggering combat effects

The following abilities trigger in-combat effects for the units hit even if they don't deal any damage:




  • Rift HeraldSquare Rift Herald opens its eye after being in-combat for a few seconds.
  • Cloud DrakeSquare Cloud Drake grants out-of-combat movement speed.

Special cases

The following effects do not trigger in-combat effects even if they do deal damage.

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