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Fizz Fizz being untargetable while using Playful Playful.

Untargetability refers to units in a state where they are no longer valid targets for auras (e.g. Sunfire Cape Sunfire Cape), unit-targeted (e.g. Disintegrate Disintegrate), auto-targeted (e.g. Death Lotus Death Lotus), direction-targeted (e.g. Mystic Shot Mystic Shot) and ground-targeted effects (e.g. Pillar of Flame Pillar of Flame), including attacks, abilities, items and summoner spells. Becoming untargetable is not a form of invulnerability, and units will still suffer the effects of active applied damage over times (e.g. Ignite Ignite), delayed detonations (e.g. Time Bomb Time Bomb) and tethers (e.g. Drain Drain).

The act of becoming untargetable will also interrupt any effects that have already acquired the unit as a target (e.g. an oncoming basic attack will fizzle) as well as causing AI-controlled units (e.g. turrets and minions) to acquire a new target (also known as "dropping aggro").

The telegraph from Karthus' Karthus' Requiem Requiem will be placed on untargetable enemies, although the damage itself is classified as auto-targeted effect that occurs at the end of the channel time.

To date, Realm Warp Realm Warp and Wish Wish are the only abilities that can target an untargetable unit.


  • All turrets are untargetable while a lower tier turret in that lane remains standing.
    • Destroying any inhibitor makes the nexus turrets targetable while one remains destroyed.
  • An inhibitor is untargetable while a turret remains standing in front.
  • The nexus is only targetable while both its turrets as well as at least one inhibitor are destroyed.
  • The Nexus Obelisk is always untargetable.

Azir's Azir's Sun Disc Sun Disc and Zz'Rot Portals Zz'Rot Portals do not affect the above untargetability parameters.

Similar Effects

Stasis icon.png Stasis

Stasis applies all the effects of becoming untargetable, but also makes the target invulnerable and unable to act.

Hallucinate.png Vanish

Vanish (also referred to as Removed From Play) applies all the effects of becoming untargetable, but also makes the target unable to act and invisible. These are also not targetable by Realm Warp Realm Warp and Wish Wish.

Gameplay Elements
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