If you’ve been analyzing your post-game stats in League of Legends, you may have noticed a section called “Self Mitigated damage.” But what does it actually mean? In this article, we’ll delve into the concept of self mitigated damage and provide you with a clear understanding of its significance in the game.
What is Self Mitigated Damage?
To put it simply, self mitigated damage refers to the amount of damage that you reduce or block on yourself using abilities or shields. This includes any form of damage reduction, whether it’s from your resistances (such as Magic Resist or Armor), your champion’s abilities (like Lux’s Prismatic Barrier (W)), or even items (such as the Bloodthirster shield or Knight’s vow).
It’s essential to note that self mitigated damage doesn’t necessarily have to come solely from your own shields and abilities. It can also include damage reduction from your allies’ shields, abilities, or items. For instance, the shielding provided by your support champion, like Janna, would also count as self mitigated damage. Similarly, if you have a Yasuo on your team, his passive shield would contribute to this stat as well.
This statistic serves as a valuable indicator of how effectively you utilize your abilities and items to reduce damage. For example, a Nautilus player should aim for around 150k damage self mitigated in an average game, primarily because of his Titan’s Wrath (W) shield. If you find that your self mitigated damage is significantly lower, say around 60k, it suggests that you aren’t fully leveraging your W ability and have room for improvement.
Looking at the image above, you might wonder how Xerath managed to mitigate 17k damage, considering he doesn’t have any shields or damage reduction abilities. Well, the shield provided by Karma on Xerath counts towards his self mitigated damage. Additionally, it’s possible that Xerath had a fully upgraded Archangel’s staff, which provides a shield as an active ability and could have contributed to his self mitigated damage.
We hope this example clarifies the concept of self mitigated damage for you. Now you may be curious about the specific items and abilities that aid in mitigating damage.
All Sources for Self Mitigated Damage in League of Legends
Here are various sources that contribute to self mitigated damage in League of Legends:
- Your champion’s own shielding spells, such as Nautilus’ Titan Wrath (W), Yasuo’s Way of the Wanderer Passive, or Azir’s Shifting Sands (E).
- Shielding spells from your allies, like Karma’s Inspire (E), Lux’s Prismatic Barrier (W), or Lee Sin’s Safeguard (W).
- Passive shields from items like Sterak’s Gage.
- Damage reduction provided by Knight Vow’s passive.
- The shield from Bloodthirster’s passive.
- Seraph’s Embrace shield (active ability).
- All armor and magic resist items.
- Locket of the Iron Solari.
- Phantom Dancer.
- Maw of Malmoritus.
- Barrier summoner spell.
- Overheal rune.
- Guardian rune.
- Summon Aery rune.
- Mountain Dragon Soul.
To calculate your self mitigated damage in League of Legends, you can simply keep track of how much damage your shield blocks throughout the game and count the number of times you actively use that shield on yourself. This will give you a rough estimate of the damage you have mitigated.
However, it’s important to note that calculating self mitigated damage accurately can be quite challenging. It requires keeping track of the times your allies use their shields on you, the amount of damage your resistances reduce, and how much certain abilities and items contribute to damage reduction. To simplify the process, you can rely on the post-game stats section to check your self mitigated damage.
TFT Self Mitigated Damage
The concept of self mitigated damage in Teamfight Tactics (TFT) mirrors that of League of Legends. It encompasses shields from classes or origin synergies, abilities of allies, self shields, and relevant items.
All the factors that apply to self mitigated damage in League of Legends also apply to TFT, with the addition of boosts received from the synergies of origins and classes.
All Sources for Self Mitigated Damage in TFT
In TFT, the following sources contribute to self mitigated damage:
- The Trap Claw item, which provides a spell shield.
- Locket of the Iron Solari.
- Shen’s ability, which blocks all damage in an area.
- The Protector trait, which grants shields to all Protector units.
- The Vanguard trait, which grants bonus Armor to all Vanguard units.
- The Rebel trait, which provides shields to all Rebel units.
- Fiora’s ability, which reduces incoming damage.
- Karma’s ability, which grants a shield to a nearby ally.
- Malphite’s ability, which provides him with a shield.
We hope this article has provided you with a clear understanding of self mitigated damage in League of Legends and TFT. By comprehending this aspect of the game, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions and improve your gameplay.