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Whats a "global" cooldown?

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noodle0117

Senior Member

11-30-2010

Ya noob question most likely, but I see the term almost everywhere and I still don't get what it means. How is it different from a normal cooldown? Is it unaffected by cooldown reduction? Is it something which influences all allies (thus making it "global&quot? Just read a post on giving swain a global cooldown, but I didn't exactly understand what it meant.


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Mordwyrhta

Senior Member

11-30-2010

It's the cooldown all your abilities share. That 1 second you can't cast an ability after casting another.


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Goochy Goo

Senior Member

11-30-2010

Global cooldown is after you cast a spell, you can't cast another for like... 1 second. Its very short, and really hard to notice, but it keeps you from literally rolling your face on the keyboard when playing someone like sona.


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cantol

Senior Member

11-30-2010

global cooldown means everything goes on cooldown.

for example if Q caused a gcd, WE and R would have a 1 second cooldown


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Sad Panda Shiba

Senior Member

11-30-2010

It means when you cast a spell, all your spells go on cooldown for a little, as to stop spamming instantly. Look at Udyr and Sona, when you cast one spell, the others go on cooldown for like a second or two.


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Analu

Senior Member

11-30-2010

It's a mechanic on stance champions, where using one skill puts a cooldown on all of your skills. All of udyr's skills have a 6-second cd with a 2-second global cd.


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Xparks

Recruiter

11-30-2010

Like Udyr


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Spartaan

Member

11-30-2010

It's like Udyr's stances.


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noodle0117

Senior Member

11-30-2010

ah ok I see.
Thanks guys

oh and is global cd affected by cd reduction?


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Solumas

Senior Member

11-30-2010

No, the Global cooldown is a set cooldown.


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