For restoring a champion's health in general, see Healing.

Heal is a summoner spell that instantly restores health to your champion and an ally, also granting a temporary movement speed bonus.

Strategy

This spell can be used to save a life when low on health and under attack. It is commonly used to get an early first blood by healing oneself for more than one's opponent expects. It is also a skill used for "baiting", where you make your champion appear weaker than it actually is, to lure your enemies out of position or to get them to tower dive you. A similar baiting tactic is also commonly used with Barrier Barrier.

This summoner spell is considered by many to be vastly superior to Barrier Barrier for a number of reasons - the heal is permanent, affects two people instead of one, and gives a 30% speed boost to yourself and your ally. However, Barrier is not affected by Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds, has a shorter cooldown, blocks more damage (against a single target), and can be used while you're still at full health (good against 100-to-0 burst).

Notes

  • Healed champions are debuffed for 35 seconds, causing subsequent Heal casts on them to be 50% less effective for that period.
  • Heal is affected by any form of personal health gain modifier on yourself (but only yourself), including:
  • The cooldown of this spell can be reduced by the Cosmic Insight rune Cosmic Insight mastery or by Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Ionian Boots of Lucidity.

The following table compares the effectiveness of Barrier Barrier vs Heal Heal on a target affected by Ignite Ignite.

Barrier Barrier will always negate 40% of Ignite Ignite's damage if it is activated while under the effect of Ignite Ignite for at least 2 seconds. Heal Heal will always negate more damage than Barrier Barrier. Note that Heal Heal will absorb a larger portion of Ignite Ignite's damage at lower levels.

Summoner spell CDR
Base cooldown ▶ 300s
(FlashTeleport)
270s
(Heal)
240s
(Clarity)
210s
(CleanseExhaustIgnite)
180s
(BarrierGhost)
90s
(Smite)
80s
(Mark)
Cooldown reduction icon Cooldown reduction
5% (Cosmic Insight rune) 285s 256.5s N/A 199.5s 171s 85.5s N/A
10% (Ionian Boots of Lucidity item) 270s 243s N/A 189s 162s 81s N/A
15% (Ionian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) / (Unsealed Spellbook rune) 255s 229.5s N/A 178.5s 153s 76.5s N/A
20% (Unsealed Spellbook runeCosmic Insight rune) 240s 216s N/A 168s 144s 72s N/A
25% (Unsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity item) 225s 202.5s N/A 157.5s 135s 67.5s N/A
30% (Unsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) 210s 189s N/A 147s 126s 63s N/A
40% (Howling Abyss aura) 180s 162s 144s 126s 108s N/A 48s
43% (Howling Abyss auraCosmic Insight rune) 171s 153.9s 136.8s 119.7s 102.6s N/A 45.6s
49% (Howling Abyss auraUnsealed Spellbook rune) 153s 137.7s 122.4s 107.1s 91.8s N/A 40.8s
50% (Howling Abyss auraIonian Boots of Lucidity item) 150s 135s 120s 105s 90s N/A 40s
52% (Howling Abyss auraUnsealed Spellbook runeCosmic Insight rune) 144s 129.6s 115.2s 100.8s 86.4s N/A 38.4s
52.5% (Howling Abyss auraIonian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) 142.5s 128.25s 114s 99.75s 85.5s N/A 38s
57.5% (Howling Abyss auraUnsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity item) 127.5s 114.75s 102s 89.25s 76.5s N/A 34s
60% (Howling Abyss auraUnsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) 120s 108s 96s 84s 72s N/A 32s

Trivia

  • Heal Heal and Ghost Ghost are the only usable summmoner spells in the basic tutorial.


Patch history

V8.6
  • Cooldown increased to 270 seconds from 240.
V4.13
  • Heal decreased to 90 - 345 (based on level) from 95 - 475.
V4.10
  • Movement speed duration lowered to 1 second from 2 seconds.
V4.7
V4.6
  • Heal once again applies the 35 second debuff on subsequent allied Heal Heals.
V4.5 Reworked
  • Heal increased to 95-475 (Patch notes state 90-495, actual values are different), up from 75 + (15 × level).
  • Only affects the caster and one allied champion following a priority order:
    • Heal prioritizes the allied champion closest to the cursor at the time the ability is cast.
    • If no allied champions are near the cursor, Heal will target the most wounded allied champion in range.
  • Range increased to 700, up from a radius of 300.
  • Cooldown reduced to 240, down from 300.
  • Healed targets are cleansed of healing reduction effects and gain 30% movement speed for 2 seconds after being healed.
  • Heal no longer applies a 35 second debuff that reduces all subsequent summoner Heal Heal by 50%.
V4.4
  • New particles and sounds.
V1.0.0.152
  • Health restored per level reduced to 15 from 25
  • Amount allies are healed for increased to 100% from 50%
  • Improved Heal now increases your champion's max Health by 5 per level instead of increasing the Heal amount by 10%
  • Cooldown increased to 300 seconds from 270
V1.0.0.139
  • Heal amount reduced to 100 from 145.
    • Base heal reduced to 75.
V1.0.0.136
  • Base heal amount reduced to 120 from 140.
  • Recently Healed debuff duration increased to 35 seconds from 25.
V1.0.0.134
V1.0.0.131
  • Improved Heal reduced to 10% extra healing from 15%.
V1.0.0.129
  • Heal Heal amount per level increased to 25 from 20.
  • Improved Heal no longer reduces the cooldown but now increases the amount healed by 15%.
V1.0.0.97
  • Heal Heal now removes stealth when used.
V1.0.0.61
  • Mender's Faith (mastery) changed to 30 second cooldown reduction on Heal Heal, from +10 × level health bonus.
V1.0.0.52
  • A debuff is now placed on champions healed by Summoner Heal Heal for 25 seconds. Subsequent Summoner Heals will have their effect diminished by 50% on allies with the debuff. Your Champion will still receive the full amount of the heal if cast by your Summoner.
  • Mender's Faith (mastery) now provides 10 × level bonus health on Summoner Heal Heal from 75 flat bonus health and 10 seconds cooldown reduction.
V0.9.25.21
  • Cast range updated.
V0.9.22.7
  • Reduced area of effect healing to 50% of total from 60%.
June 26, 2009 Patch
  • Mender's Faith (mastery): Increases the amount healed by Heal Heal by 75, and reduces the cooldown by 10 seconds.
June 12, 2009 Patch
  • Now scales with level, Heal now = 150 + 25 × Level, and heals surrounding allies for 66% (heals less early, and more late).
Alpha Week 4
  • Heal Heal cooldown increased to 5 minutes from 4.5 minutes.
  • Mender's Faith (mastery) increased Heal Heal amount by 75 instead of 100.
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