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Flash is a ground-targeted summoner spell that causes your champion to blink a short distance in the direction of the cursor.

Notes

Strategy

  • Flash can easily be used to escape from or catch up with a foe. It can be used to dodge or land abilities.
  • It can also be used to move over walls, either for a quick escape or in response to an opponent's dash.
  • It is an extremely popular summoner spell due to the mobility it offers, and is especially vital on champions that entirely lack mobility abilities, such as Ashe Ashe or Cho'Gath Cho'Gath.
  • Flash will not interrupt abilities that have a cast time attached to them like Ezreal's Ezreal's Trueshot Barrage Trueshot Barrage, or abilities that can be charged like Varus' Varus' Piercing Arrow Piercing Arrow. This allows a champion to charge or cast an ability, then flash in for a surprise attack against enemies, as seen in the video below.
Summoner spell haste
Base cooldown ▶ 420s
(Teleport.png)
300s
(Flash.png)
240s
(Clarity.pngHeal.pngTeleport.png)
210s
(Cleanse.pngExhaust.pngGhost.png)
180s
(Barrier.pngIgnite.png)
90s
(Smite.png)
80s
(Mark.png)
20s
(Hexflash.png)
Cooldown reduction icon.png Haste
12 (Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png) 375s 267.86s 214.29s 187.5s 160.71s 80.36s N/A 17.86s
18 (Cosmic Insight rune.png) 355.93s 254.24s 203.39s 177.97s 152.54s 76.27s N/A 16.95s
30 (Cosmic Insight rune.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png) 323.08s 230.77s 184.62s 161.54s 138.46s 69.23s N/A 15.38s
70 (Howling Abyss aura.png) N/A 176.47s 141.18s 123.53s 105.88s N/A 47.06s 11.76s
90.4 (Howling Abyss aura.pngIonian Boots of Lucidity item.png) N/A 157.56s 126.05s 110.29s 94.54s N/A 42.02s 10.5s
100.6 (Howling Abyss aura.pngCosmic Insight rune.png) N/A 149.55s 119.64s 104.69s 89.73s N/A 39.88s 9.97s
121 (Howling Abyss aura.pngCosmic Insight rune.pngIonian Boots of Lucidity item.png) N/A 135.75s 108.6s 95.02s 81.45s N/A 36.2s 9.05s

Trivia

  • Prior to being a summoner spell, the alpha items Blink Dagger Blink Dagger and Yordle Stompers Yordle Stompers served the same function as Flash.
  • For a time, the inclusion of Flash in the game was hotly debated and Riot Games Inc. even considered removing it from the game entirely, with parts of the community for and against removal. As a result, it has suffered several nerfs.
  • You would need 49 Flash to go from one fountain to another, which would take 4 hours and 5 minutes.
  • The first icon for Flash Flash was recolored blue for the icon for the Season 2011 mastery Blink of an Eye.

Media


Patch History

V7.22
  • Level requirement reduced to 7 from 8.
V4.16
  • Movement commands now persist after Flashing in the same direction you're moving.
V4.2
  • New particles and sound.
V4.1
  • Icon updated.
V1.0.0.152
  • Cooldown increased to 300 seconds from 265 seconds.
  • Summoner's Insight is now calculated after other Summoner Flash cooldown reductions.
V1.0.0.129
  • Cooldown increased to 265 seconds from 255 seconds.
  • Range reduced to 400 from 450.
V1.0.0.107
  • No longer pops projectiles.
  • Cooldown increased to 255 seconds from 240 seconds.
V1.0.0.103
  • No longer breaks stealth.
V1.0.0.100
  • Can no longer be cast while rooted.
V1.0.0.97
  • Flash Flash now removes stealth when used.
V1.0.0.81
  • Range reduced to 425 from 450.
V1.0.0.75
  • Cooldown increased to 240 seconds from 210 seconds.
V1.0.0.72
  • Cooldown increased to 210 seconds from 195 seconds.
V1.0.0.70
  • Cooldown increased to 195 seconds from 180 seconds.
V1.0.0.63
  • Changed Flash's Flash's targeting type so it no longer requires a location click; now it uses the location of the cursor.
  • Fixed a bug where attempting to cast Flash Flash extremely far distances away would cause the champion to move, instead of teleporting in that direction.
V1.0.0.61
  • Range reduced to 450 from 1000.
  • Cooldown reduced to 180 seconds from 360 seconds.
  • Flash Flash now pops incoming projectiles when used.
V0.8.22.115
  • Cooldown increased to 360 seconds from 330 seconds.
V0.8.21.110
  • Cooldown increased to 330 seconds from 300 seconds.
  • Cast range reduced by 100.
July 10, 2009 Patch
  • Cooldown increased to 300 seconds from 270 seconds.
June 26, 2009 Patch
June 12, 2009 Patch
  • Reworked
  • Reduced range to 800 from 900.
  • Changed functionality: Flash Flash is now cast without the need of a target indicator (i.e. it is cast towards the position of your mouse pointer).
  • Flash Flash will automatically flash to the furthest valid range in the direction it is cast at.
  • Flash Flash no longer has a cast time (to 0 from 0.5).
May 9, 2009 Patch
  • Cooldown reduced to 210 seconds from 240 seconds.
May 1, 2009 Patch
  • Reduced cast time to 0.5 seconds from 0.75 seconds.
Alpha Week 5
  • Cooldown increased to 240 seconds from 210 seconds.
Alpha Week 4
  • Cooldown increased to 210 seconds from 150 seconds.
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