So I decided to make a list of every skill I can think of and see if, and how it works vs Banshee's Veil, Sivir's Spell Shield, Nocturne's Shroud of Darkness and indirectly Morgana's Black Shield.
This should be useful for everyone - for players so they'll know what they can and can't block, for others so they know what to expect when fighting someone with a spell shield and what to use to pop it, and finally for the Devs, since they can tweak the spells and fix the bugs.
Skills that can't be used or have no effect on enemy champions have been omitted. (P) means Passive. (U) means Ultimate. SS - short for Spell Shield.
I'd like to thank my friends that helped me test: Athllon, arcian, Czerkan, DarkTomek, Fre4ko, Gofrownica, Greyrir Wolfwood, Haldir Aros, Ivan Luthien, Ivellos, kWASu, Muotek, NekroJakub, norch, Rychlin, sedzia87, Szerg, Wladyslaw.
And to the people that did some tests for me: SBMaster86 (Rumble), JustinBlade (Orianna, Sejuani)
If there's anything that works differently then what I wrote, or you find it confusing, PLEASE comment about it. Bugs get introduced and fixed all the time, and it's impossible for me to test every champion every time the game gets patched.
Latest Update: Draven patch
* Karthus's Wall of Pain - Slows, does not break Spell Shields. (Last tested: Varus patch)
* Orianna's Command: Attack - Breaks Spell Shields in the cast location. Damage is when the ball passes through. (Last tested: Varus patch)
* Volibear's Rolling Thunder - Damage not blocked. (Last tested: Varus patch)
* Volibear's Thunder Claws - All damage blocked, even autoattack damage. (Last tested: Varus patch)
* Hecarim's Devastating Charge - Not blocked. BUGGED I say. (Last tested: Varus patch)
* Hecarim's Onslaught of Shadows - BUGGED to hell. Spell shield is destroyed at the time of casting, much like Orianna's Q. Even if it's not broken, best case scenario you'll block half the damage. You'll always get terrified and take some damage. (Last tested: Varus patch)
* Expand Baron Nashor's section.
I'm pretty sure the only ability of TF's that SS blocks is Wild Cards; I have tried several times to block TF's gold/red cards and have had no success... Although, I haven't played her recently, so maybe something has changed? But anyway, just my two cents. Overall, a great guide. I'd be more than willing to help test out chars like Kayle, Nidalee, Sion, and Janna if you need me.
I all of those today. I'm pretty sure of the results. Pick a Card is pretty broken when it comes to Spell Shield.
I'm more of less sure of some of the skills for the not tested champs, but I'll still require controlled testing before I cross them off.
I have a friend that has Twitch and Warwich, and another that has Nasus and Kayle. Don't know about the rest though. I might add some of you to a friends list and try to hunt for you, but I think voice chat would be required to time that 3 second shield properly.
Double confirm Singed's Fling is blocked. He'll do the animation and noise but you don't go anywhere :-).
I have also ran through Karthas's wall of pain with SS up and was not affected (shield was removed). I think it works. .
TF's Gold Card Stun not being blocked is super annoying.
Thanks QUICKSLIDE. No offense, but I'll do the tests before I update my thread, but your post is high up, so other's can find it useful.
I'll expand on Yi a little bit. I'm sure about Poppy's DI - it pops the shield and nothing happens. She uses mana and starts recharging.
Spell Shield saved me once when I was laning with a Twitch, and I even managed to kill the ******* in that ambush, but yeah, you have to have luck in anticipating Expunge for the most part...
And about Khartus' Wall - It was a pretty hectic battle, and maybe it was just lag, but I'm pretty sure that my shield didn't pop. I was playing yesterday. Note, that the wall has new graphics, so maybe something was accidentally broken.
Crystal Arrows are always nice to block...I have to resist the urge to /all Suck it Ashe! afterwards. Easily turns an even 1v1 to your favor.
Vieger's Meteors are fun too...nothing like diving into hard hitting attacks for free mana.
Pirate Ults lately have been fun to block too. They try to be so sneaky slipping barely into range to parrley and then running away. I help see them out with a face full of spinning blades with the mana they gave me.
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