League of Legends: Camille champion profile

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Ability Description

"Passive (Adaptive Defenses) – Camille’s next basic attack against enemy champions is periodically enhanced to Hybrid resistances icon shield her for 20% of her maximum health for 2 seconds from either exclusively Attack damage physical damage or Ability power magic damage, based on which type would mitigate the most damage from her target."

This is Camille’s “I win trades” mechanic. When Adaptive Defenses are up, Camille will gain a passive shield that will block one type of damage, either AD or AP. The type of damage blocked depends on what the enemy attacking has dealt (total damage the target has dealt to champions that game).

This passive does have a cooldown so you as Camille and your opponent will be able to track when this shield will be available next. Since it’s also focused on one type of damage, champions who do mixed damage or have abilities that do different types of damage will be effective against Camille in trades.

"Q (Precision Protocol) – Camille’s next basic attack has 50 bonus range, deals bonus physical damage and grants bonus movement speed for 1 second. Precision Protocol can then be recast within the next 3.5 seconds at no extra cost. If recast at least 1.5 seconds after the first attack, Precision Protocol’s damage is doubled and 40% − 100% (based on level) of the total damage is dealt as icon true damage."

Camille’s bread-and-butter damage ability for trading or last hitting minions, Q gives the Steel Shadow everything she could want. Not only does she get bonus damage and MS on cast, her Q also gives Camille an auto attack reset on both casts.

Especially in trades, try to let the Q wind-up of 1.5 seconds go through to get the true damage on the second cast. The other great aspect of the second recast is that it gives you two procs of Sheen in a trade. Since Sheen has a 1.5-second cooldown between casts, on the second use you’ll get both the true damage and Sheen bonus, making her trades with Q uber impactful.

"W (Tactical Sweep) – After a brief delay, Camille sweeps her leg to deal physical damage to all enemies in a cone in front of her. Enemies hit by the outer half of the cone take bonus physical damage and are slowed by 80% that decays over 2 seconds. Camille is healed for the bonus damage dealt against enemy champions."

Although you’ll almost always max Q first, in some match-ups Camille opts to take W at level one for the early trading ability. Her W is the only ability that she can use to CS or harass at range and provides the only bit of health regen into her kit.

"E (Hookshot) – First cast: Camille fires a grapple in the target direction. If the grapple collides with terrain, Camille will dash toward and bind to the terrain for 0.75 seconds. While bound to the terrain, she gains the ability to recast. Second cast: Camille dashes in the target direction, stopping at the first enemy hit. If the enemy hit is a champion, they are also stunned for 0.75 seconds. At maximum range or enemy collision, Camille deals physical damage to nearby enemies."

This is Camille’s big engage and CC ability, giving her the ability to traverse terrain to escape or engage from (very) long range. Remember that the first cast of your E needs to hit terrain in order to get the dash, so targeting it at an enemy champion is useless. You’ll generally need to target a nearby wall and then the enemy you’re engaging on (or the direction you’re escaping), so make sure you’re not just auto-throwing your E in the direction you want to go.

However, if you can hit your second cast of E on the enemy you’re facing, that is going to usually net you a strong engage.

"R (Hextech Ultimatum) – Camille becomes untargetable and leaps toward the target enemy champion. When she lands, she creates a locked, hexagonal zone around the target for a duration, interrupting them and knocking away all other nearby enemies on impact. The target can move freely inside the zone, but cannot escape it through any means. The Hextech Ultimatum ends automatically within 1 second if Camille leaves the area or dies. While within the zone, Camille’s basic attacks deal bonus magic damage."

I’m not trapped in here with you, you’re trapped in here with me! This is Camille’s biggest engage tool, especially when used in combination with her Hookshot. The leap on her R is a considerable distance.

What is most critical, however, is the ability to lock down and (temporarily) isolate one enemy with a targeted ability. Not only can this keep a champion locked in the ultimatum (they can’t even flash out), it can also be used to split the fight due to its knock-away.

Types of Scaling

Passive – max health
Q – AD
W – bonus AD
E – bonus AD
R – % target’s max health

Crowd control

Slow on her W
Stun on her E
Interrupt and lock-down (can’t leave the area) on her R