Here's why Nautilus can hit you past terrain or minions
Nautilus's Q is unique in that it has two overlapping hitboxes:
The center hitbox, which can hit terrain. Visually represented by the vertical anchor.
The outer hitbox, which can hit champions edge-to-edge, but will only hit minions edge-to-center. Visually represented by the aura.
Because of how small minions are, it usually hits them. But it 's a lot easier to miss terrain to hit a champion on the other side, as shown.
The problem is, there isn't really a better way to show this visually. Even reversing it would just make it look like the anchor phased through terrain. All we can do is understand what's happening.
[Edit] Some additional clarity; when the aura hits a champion, the ability snaps the model of the anchor to the center of your champion the same way a Lux or Morgana Q transforms into their circular cage effects centered on your center.2,488 Read the full article on Reddit