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You are correct: I neglected to mention "on-attack" effects. The act of casting your Basic Attack will trigger a select number of effects, such as Pix (as well as some stack-generating effects). Casting an ability like MF or Ezreal's Q does not trigger these effects.
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You are correct: I neglected to mention "on-attack" effects. As you say, the act of casting your Basic Attack will trigger a select number of effects (e.g. Pix). This is just an on-cast event. Casting an ability like MF or Ezreal's Q does not trigger attack effects. My original comment was more about the nature of a basic attack as well as {{tip|basic damage}}, but I agree that it is worth stressing that ''attacking'' is distinct from ''dealing an instance of {{tip|basic damage}}''.
   
It is worth noting that "attack modifiers" are sometimes set-up incorrectly and also do not trigger attack effects. For example, Ashe's Q and Xin Zhao's Three Talon Strike both (at one point) didn't count as "attacking" for the purposes of things like Pix or Guinsoo's. Some effects, such as Lucian's innate, count as "attacking" multiple times. It is worth stressing that ''attacking'' is distinct from ''dealing an instance of {{tip|basic damage}}''.
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It is worth noting that some "attack modifiers" are released with the incorrect flags/even hooks. For example, Ashe's Q and Xin Zhao's Three Talon Strike both (at one point) didn't count as "attacking" for the purposes of things like Pix or Guinsoo's (because they replace the standard Basic Attack ability but weren't set-up to behave exactly like a Basic Attack ability). Some effects, such as Lucian's innate, count as "attacking" multiple times.

Revision as of 16:21, February 20, 2020

You are correct: I neglected to mention "on-attack" effects. As you say, the act of casting your Basic Attack will trigger a select number of effects (e.g. Pix). This is just an on-cast event. Casting an ability like MF or Ezreal's Q does not trigger attack effects. My original comment was more about the nature of a basic attack as well as Basic Attack basic damage, but I agree that it is worth stressing that attacking is distinct from dealing an instance of Basic Attack basic damage.

It is worth noting that some "attack modifiers" are released with the incorrect flags/even hooks. For example, Ashe's Q and Xin Zhao's Three Talon Strike both (at one point) didn't count as "attacking" for the purposes of things like Pix or Guinsoo's (because they replace the standard Basic Attack ability but weren't set-up to behave exactly like a Basic Attack ability). Some effects, such as Lucian's innate, count as "attacking" multiple times.

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