League of Legends has a number of mechanics that may not be obvious to a new player at first glance. In this article we will touch on one of these mechanics, which in the League of Legends is called “Fortitude”.
Resilience is one of the champion’s stats that reduces the duration of control effects. Control effects include slow, stun, root, silence, and so on. If your champion has increased durability, then all these and similar effects will last less time. There is an exception to this rule, which concerns the effects: paralysis, stasis and knock-up.
Paralysis abilities include Infinite Duress (Warwick champion), Nether Grasp (Malzahar champion) and Impale (Skarner champion). The effect of Stasis can be either positive, such as in the case of Zhonya’s Hourglass, or negative, such as in the case of the champion Bard, who uses Tempered Fate on enemies. The knock-up effect here is the most understandable and as an example we can point to the Pulverize ability of the champion Alistar. More often than not, resilience will work because there are far more common control effects than exceptions.
The durability characteristic helps a lot when the enemy team has a lot of control skills or when these same effects last for a very long time. As a rule, various tanks and initiators are primarily concerned with the “resilience” characteristic, since they are the ones who have to take damage upon themselves, but other champions also sometimes need to increase this characteristic.
Each champion in the League of Legends starts the match with zero toughness and all control effects apply to them in full. During the match, the “resilience” characteristic can be increased by purchasing certain items or through certain abilities. In addition, durability can be increased through certain runes and even spells, but we will talk more about this below.
Resilience from different sources can both add up and multiply. We will also talk about this a little lower, but here I just wanted to point out the fact that the durability characteristic has its own limit, which is 0.5 seconds. That is, less than this value, resistance will not be able to reduce the duration of any control effect.