Originally Posted by Captain Scro
If you press q,w,e or r to do damage then 99.9% of the time its magical damage.
If its auto-attack, then its physical.
Parrrrrrley is magical damage even tho it seems physical
not quite sure you read the post. i said parrrrley was magical. its not that it "seems" physical, its because it can be dodged and can crit, things other spells dont do. think about your answer. if theres an exception to the rule (which saying 99.9% suggests), then any ability could be that exception, which completely defeats what i was asking, what i was asking how do i know what the exceptions to the rules are, which i found answered elsewhere. separating the abilities into certain groups allow you to specify 100% which are magical and which are physical. there are actually no exceptions to the rules. i do appreciate your response.
i havent tested the results and dont plan on it. the posts seemed to be accepted widely so i will verify them as i need to. sorry if this post contains inaccuracies, if you find any let me know and ill change them.
what i found out. there are alot of gray areas with abilities. as expected, any ability, such as mundos ult, that buff your character do not change your autoattack to magical. however, abilities that modify attacks such as ashes frost arrow and sivirs ricochet do not create magical damage. some people said that if ap effects the ability then than means its magical, however, this wasnt always the case as some abilities dmg is completely based on the physical dmg of a champion and do not scale with ap.
in summary, if its an ability on its own (not a modification of the autoattack), and not a buff, it is a 100% chance its magical damage.