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.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Androxus

WeaponAttack Androxus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Revolver
Ability Reversal.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Reversal


Champion Ash Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Ash

Burst Cannon deals Direct Damage with

Talent Ash SlugShot.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Slug Shot


Champion Atlas Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Atlas


Champion Barik Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Barik

Ability Turret.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Turret


Champion BombKing Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Bomb King


Champion Buck Icon.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.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Cassie

WeaponAttack Cassie Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Crossbow
Ability Disengage.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Disengage


Champion Dredge Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Dredge

Ability Harpoon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Harpoon
Ability Kraken.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Kraken


Champion Drogoz Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Drogoz

Dragon Punch deals True Damage


Champion Evie Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Evie


Champion Fernando Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Fernando

Ability Charge.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Charge


Champion Furia Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Furia


Champion Grohk Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Grohk


Champion Grover Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Grover



Champion Inara Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Inara


Champion Io Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Io

WeaponAttack Io Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Light Bow
Ability Begone.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Begone



Champion Khan Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Khan


Champion Kinessa Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Kinessa

Ability Headhunter.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Headhunter


Champion Koga Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Koga


Champion Lex Icon.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.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.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Maeve

WeaponAttack Maeve Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Daggers
Ability Pounce.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Pounce


Champion Makoa Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Makoa

WeaponAttack Makoa Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Cannon


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

Mending Spirits requires

Talent MalDamba WekonosCurse.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Wekono's Curse
to deal damage

Ability Gourd.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Gourd


Champion Moji Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Moji



Champion Raum Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Raum


Champion Ruckus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Ruckus

WeaponAttack Ruckus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Miniguns
Ability Hexa Fire.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Hexa Fire


Champion Seris Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Seris


Champion ShaLin Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Sha Lin

Impaler Arrow deals Area Damage with

Talent ShaLin ExplosiveArrows.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Explosive Arrows

WeaponAttack ShaLin Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Long Bow
Ability Planted.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Planted


Champion Skye Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Skye


Champion Strix Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Strix

Ability Flare.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Flare


Champion Talus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Talus

Ability True Power.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

True Power


Champion Terminus Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Terminus


Champion Torvald Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Torvald

WeaponAttack Torvald Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Gauntlet
Ability Nullify.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Nullify


Champion Tyra Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Tyra

WeaponAttack Tyra Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Auto Rifle
Ability Crossfire.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Direct

Crossfire


Champion Viktor Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Viktor


Champion Vivian Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Vivian

Sensor Drone requires

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


Champion Willo Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Willo


Champion Ying Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Ying

Ability Shatter.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Area

Shatter


Champion Zhin Icon.pngTransparentChampion-icon.png
Zhin

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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