Area or Direct Damage

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Damage from weapon shots, abilities and deployables can be classified as Area Damage, Direct Damage or True Damage. Projectiles that can only hit one enemy deal Direct Damage, otherwise they'd deal Area Damage.

Some Champions' weapons (such as Barik's Bluderbuss or Ying's Illusory Mirror) can hit more than one enemy from a single shot but these shots fire multiple projectiles and each can only hit one target, therefore they're considered Direct Damage.

Countering[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

Items useful against Area or Direct Damage:

Item Description
Card Haven.png
Haven
Reduce the Damage you take from Direct attacks.
Card Blast Shields.png
Blast Shields
Reduce the Damage you take from Area of Effect attacks.

Cards and Talents[edit | edit source]

Some champions have Cards and Talents that grant damage reduction.

Direct Damage and Area Damage[edit | edit source]

Champion Androxus Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Androxus

WeaponAttack Androxus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Revolver
Ability Reversal.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Reversal


Champion Ash Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Ash

Burst Cannon deals Direct Damage with

Talent Ash SlugShot.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Slug Shot


Champion Atlas Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Atlas


Champion Barik Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Barik

Ability Turret.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Turret


Champion BombKing Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Bomb King


Champion Buck Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Buck

WeaponAttack Buck Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Shotgun
Ability Net Shot.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Net Shot
Ability Buck Wild.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Buck Wild


Champion Cassie Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Cassie

WeaponAttack Cassie Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Crossbow
Ability Disengage.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Disengage


Champion Corvus Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Corvus


Champion Dredge Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Dredge

Ability Harpoon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Harpoon
Ability Kraken.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Kraken


Champion Drogoz Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Drogoz

Dragon Punch deals True Damage


Champion Evie Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Evie


Champion Fernando Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Fernando

Ability Charge.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Charge


Champion Furia Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Furia


Champion Grohk Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Grohk


Champion Grover Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Grover



Champion Inara Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Inara


Champion Io Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Io

WeaponAttack Io Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Light Bow
Ability Begone.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Begone



Champion Khan Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Khan


Champion Kinessa Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Kinessa

Ability Headhunter.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Headhunter


Champion Koga Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Koga


Champion Lex Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Lex

The Law deals True Damage

WeaponAttack Lex Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Magnums
Ability In Pursuit.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

In Pursuit
Ability The Law.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

The Law


Champion Lian Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Lian

Grace deals Area Damage with

Talent Lian Alacrity.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Alacrity

Ability Valor.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Valor
Ability Grace.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Grace


Champion Maeve Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Maeve

WeaponAttack Maeve Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Daggers
Ability Pounce.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Pounce


Champion Makoa Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Makoa

WeaponAttack Makoa Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Cannon


Champion Mal'Damba Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Mal'Damba

Ability Gourd.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Gourd


Champion Moji Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Moji



Champion Raum Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Raum


Champion Ruckus Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Ruckus

WeaponAttack Ruckus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Miniguns
Ability Hexa Fire.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Hexa Fire


Champion Seris Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Seris


Champion ShaLin Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Sha Lin

Crippling Arrow deals Area Damage with

Talent ShaLin SandTrap.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Sand Trap

WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Long Bow
Ability Rapid Shot.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Rapid Shot


Champion Skye Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Skye


Champion Strix Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Strix

Ability Flare.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Flare


Champion Talus Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Talus

Ability True Power.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

True Power


Champion Terminus Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Terminus


Champion Tiberius Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Tiberius

Crouching Tigron requires

Talent Tiberius ViciousAssault.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Vicious Assault
to deal damage


Champion Torvald Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Torvald

WeaponAttack Torvald Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Gauntlet
Ability Nullify.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Nullify


Champion Tyra Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Tyra

WeaponAttack Tyra Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Auto Rifle
Ability Crossfire.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Crossfire


Champion Viktor Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Viktor


Champion Vivian Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Vivian

Sensor Drone requires

Talent Vivian BoobyTrap.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Booby Trap
to deal damage


Champion Vora Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Vora


Champion Willo Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Willo


Champion Ying Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Ying

Ability Shatter.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Shatter


Champion Zhin Icon.pngWinterEvent FreeRotationAll.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Zhin

WeaponAttack Zhin Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct
& Area

Inferno Blade
Ability Counter.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Counter
Ability Whirl.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Whirl
Ability Spite.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Spite




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