Hand of Baron is a team-wide neutral buff granted by the Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor. It is available only on Summoner's Rift.

It can be identified by swirling violet runes around the champion. The buff is lost upon death and cannot be transferred from champion to champion, unlike the Crest of Insight buff Crest of Insight and Crest of Cinders buff Crest of Cinders buffs.

How to obtain

  • By being alive while your team lands the killing blow on Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor.

Effects

  • The value of the bonus AD and AP is set at the moment your team kills Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor and does not increase over time.
  • Empowered Recall Empowered Recall - halved casting time, and restored health, mana and bonus movement speed upon recalling.
  • Empowered minions:
    • Gain bonus movement speed equal to 90% of the averaged movement speed of all nearby champions, capped at 500.
    • Gain slow resist.
    • All minions, except for Blue Super MinionSquare super minions, receive 75% reduced damage from area of effect and damage over time abilities and attacks.
Minion Effects
Blue Melee MinionSquare Melee minion
  • 50% bonus movement speed when within 800 units of enemy minions or turrets.
  • 75 bonus attack range.
  • 75% damage reduction versus champions and minions.
  • 30% damage reduction versus turrets.
  • Increased size.
Blue Caster MinionSquare Caster minion
  • 50% reduced damage from champions.
  • 20 bonus attack damage.
  • 100 bonus attack range.
  • 50% bonus missile speed.
Blue Siege MinionSquare Siege minion
  • 50 bonus attack damage.
  • 600 bonus attack range.
  • 50% reduced attack speed.
  • 100% bonus damage to turrets.
  • Basic attacks deal damage in a 200-units area of effect.
  • Increased size.
Blue Super MinionSquare Super minion
  • 50% bonus movement speed when within 800 units of enemy minions or turrets.
  • 25% bonus attack speed.

Notes

  • Cannon minions buffed by Hand of Baron will never enter turret range while attacking a turret and will instead remain outside of it.
  • Super minions do not receive 75% reduced damage from area of effect and damage over time abilities and attacks.

Trivia

Patch History

V8.4
  • Bonus attack damage changed to 24 - 48 (based on minutes) from 26 - 40 (based on minutes).
  • Ability power increased to 40 - 80 (based on minutes) from 26 - 40 (based on minutes).
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where bonus attack damage (e.g. Hand of Baron's +50 and Banner of Command item Banner of Command's +100) wasn't affecting empowered siege minion attacks against structures at all.
  • New Effect: Caster minions now take 50% less damage from champions.
  • Bug Fix: Area-of-effect damage reduction buff on minions now properly reduces damage from Runaan's Hurricane item Runaan's Hurricane bolts.
V6.9
  • Duration increased to 210 seconds from 180.
V4.21
  • Duration reduced to 180 seconds from 240.
V4.20 Reworked
  • Renamed to Hand of Baron buff Hand of Baron from Hand of Baron buff Exalted with Baron Nashor.
  • Health and mana regeneration removed.
  • Now grants an aura that empowers nearby minions:
    • All minions have their movement speed set to 90% of your own up to 500 movement speed and are resistant to slows.
    • Non-super minions take 75% reduced damage from area of effect damage and damage over time.
    • Melee and super minions gain 50% bonus movement speed when within 800 units of enemy minions or turrets.
    • Melee minions gain increased size, 75% damage reduction versus champions and minions, and 30% damage reduction from turrets.
    • Caster minions gain 100 attack range, 20 attack damage, and +50% missile speed.
    • Cannon minions gain 600 attack range, 50 attack damage, 100% splash damage over a 200-radius area, and 100% bonus damage to turrets, but their attack speed is halved.
    • Super minions gain 25% attack speed.
  • Recall Recall is upgraded, reducing its channel time to 4 seconds. Successfully recalling will restore 50% of your maximum health and mana and grant 50% bonus movement speed for 8 seconds.
V1.0.0.63
  • Maximum bonus attack damage reduced to 40 from 50.
  • Maximum ability power reduced to 40 from 50.
V1.0.0.61
  • No longer granted to dead players.
  • No longer absorbed by Black Shield Black Shield.
  • Maximum bonus attack damage reduced to 50 from 60.
  • Maximum ability power reduced to 50 from 60.
  • Bonus damage / ability power reduced by 5 for the first 35 minutes.
  • Health regeneration per 5 reduced to 3% from 3.5%.
  • Mana regeneration per 5 reduced to 15 from 17.5.
V0.9.25.34
  • New particle.
V0.9.22.15
  • New Effect: Now increases your health regeneration by 5% per 5 seconds.
  • New Effect: Now increases mana regeneration by 25 per 5 seconds.
  • Bonus attack damage reduced to 50 from 90.
  • Ability power reduced to 50 from 90.
V0.8.22.115
  • Bonus attack damage increased to 90 from 60.
  • Ability power increased to 90 from 60.
V0.8.21.110
  • Duration increased to 240 seconds from 180.
April 25, 2009 Patch
April 18, 2009 Patch Added

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