Spell Vamp, a little clarity please

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Moonfiya

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11-14-2010

I spent some time trying to find some information on how this effect works and I was unsuccessful.
Could someone please explain how this actually works?
Is it an absorb effect from spells cast on you? or spells cast on another?

Thanks for your time.


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Lethal Culprit

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11-14-2010

It's pretty much life steal for spells. It regenerates you for a portion of the damage you deal with spells.
AoE skills have their spell vamp reduced to 33% though (So 10% spell vamp will only be 3,33% with AoE spells) because it would be way too strong otherwise.


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Moonfiya

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11-14-2010

thank you very much


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jokull2

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11-14-2010

spells that you cast on enemies will heal you for a percentage of the damage, sort of like lifesteal. spellvamp, however, is considered much worse than lifesteal because mages often have long cooldowns, making spellvamp life return negligible. single target spells will return the percent you have, and aoe spells will return 1/3 of that percent
(numbers reduced for clarity)
example, you are playing annie, you have 15% spellvamp, and cast q on an enemy target, dealing 100 damage after mr reduction, you will gain back 15 health from that spell. lets say you then cast w, and hit 4 minions, also for 100 damage each. you will gain 5% vamp (1/3 of 15) per target, and gain 5 health times 4 minions= 20 health returned from that spell

i hope this clarifies spell vamp for you


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SomniumProxy

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11-14-2010

It heals you for a % of the damage you deal with spells. Let's say you deal 300 damage and you have 20% spell vamp. You will heal for 60.

Now what is important to notice is that spell vamp uses the % you see written only for single target spells. If a spell is multi-target, it will heal you for 1/3 of this amount instead. So 300 damage on a multi-target spell with 20% spell vamp will heal you for 20.

This is due to the fact that normally multi-target spells will do a lot more damage. If you manage to hit more than 3 units you will be healed significantly.


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Moonfiya

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11-14-2010

very much so, thank you as well.


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Moonfiya

Senior Member

11-14-2010

as a side thought.. Would spell vamp be exceptionally powerful for a hero like Evelynn?
Spamming Hate Spikes would have potentially high returns even if graded on the aoe scale? Just a weird afterthought.