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For the removed enchantment, see Enchantment: Homeguard Enchantment: Homeguard.

Homestart and Homeguard are passive effects that increase the champion's movement speed while on the fountain.

Map Buff
Summoner's Rift icon.png Summoner's Rift At the beginning of the game, Ghost.png Homestart is granted to all champions.
Homestart grants 175% bonus Movement speed icon.png movement speed for 15 seconds. Completing a Teleport Teleport channel, receiving damage or dealing damage will remove the effect. It also decays over 0.75 seconds after crossing the outer turret line.
For the first 55 seconds of the game, Homestart will refresh its duration as long as the champion stays in the fountain.
Leaving the fountain will permanently prevent your champion from obtaining Homestart ever again.
Before 20:00, Ghost.png Homeguard is granted to every champion respawning after having been killed by an enemy champion.
Homeguard grants 66.67% bonus Movement speed icon.png movement speed that decays over 5 seconds. Completing a Teleport Teleport channel, receiving damage or dealing damage will remove the effect.
Homeguard will refresh its duration as long as the champion stays in the fountain, leaving the fountain will prevent the buff from refreshing.
After 20:00, Ghost.png Homeguard is granted to all champions in the fountain.
Homeguard grants 75% − 150% (based on minutes) bonus Movement speed icon.png movement speed that decays over 7 seconds. While in the fountain, restores 12% of missing health and 12% of missing mana per fountain healing tick.
Completing a Teleport Teleport channel will remove the effect. Receiving or dealing damage will remove all effects and prevent you from gaining them again for 8 seconds. Damage dealt to enemies further away than 5000 units will not disable Homeguard.
Homeguard's duration will be refreshed whenever the champion is in the fountain.
Howling Abyss icon.png Howling Abyss Before 5:00 or until the first turret is destroyed, Ghost.png Homestart will be granted to every spawning and respawning champions.
Homestart grants 50% bonus Movement speed icon.png movement speed for 10 seconds. Receiving or dealing damage will remove the effect.
Homestart will refresh its duration as long as the champion stays in the fountain, leaving the fountain will prevent the buff from refreshing.

Notes

  • Kayn Kayn also gains a non-refreshing Homeguard (after 20:00) upon completing one of his transformations transformations, which can occur on any map and at any time.
  • Homeguard activates upon entering/spawning on your starting platform. Simply standing on the stairs will not grant the buff; champions must stand on the center of the platform where they are dropped after spawning or recalling.

Strategy

  • Homeguard dramatically reduces the time needed to fully regenerate at the fountain, making it effective at outlasting enemies sieging the entrance of your base.

Trivia

  • Homestart and Homeguard will trigger move-fast animations where available, and can often be the only time such animations are seen in a given game.
    • When unavailable, the champion's standard movement animation will be used but at incredible speed, such is the case for Nautilus Nautilus, Pantheon Pantheon, Vayne Vayne, and Zac Zac.
  • Some champions and skins feature animations exclusive to Homestart and Homeguard, and cannot be trigger elsewhere even if similar speeds are reached - e.g. Heimerdinger Heimerdinger, PROJECT: Vayne PROJECT: Vayne and Pool Party Rek'Sai Pool Party Rek'Sai. This is often due to the animations not being designed to blend into general gameplay.

Patch History

V11.6
  • Homeguard is now removed when completing a Teleport Teleport channel.
V10.11
  • When a player is executed by a neutral damage source (minions, monsters, turrets, etc.), they will no longer get the early game death Homeguards.
V10.8
  • On Summoner's Rift, until 20 minutes, gain 66.67% bonus movement speed that decays over 5 seconds upon respawning.
V8.8
  • Homestart is granted by the fountain up to 55 seconds into the game from 35.
  • Removed: Homestart buff no longer falls off instantly after crossing the river line.
  • Homestart buff rapidly decays over 0.75 seconds after crossing the outer turret line.
V7.22
  • Summoner's Rift Homestart bonus movement speed greatly increased.
V6.9
  • Homeguard duration reduced to 7 seconds from 8.
  • Homeguard bonus movement speed reduced to 75% − 150% (based on minutes) from 175% at all times.
V5.23
  • New Effect: Starting from 20 minutes, all champions now receive the Homeguard buff whenever they visit the fountain.
    • Grants 175% bonus movement speed that decays over 8 seconds.
    • While in the fountain, restores 12% of missing health and 12% of missing mana per fountain healing tick.
    • Receiving or dealing damage will remove all effects and prevent you from gaining them again for 8 seconds.
    • Damage dealt to enemies further away than 5000 units will not disable Homeguard.
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