Axe

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[e][h]Axe
Dire Hero
Attributes
Strength
25 +2.5
Agility
20 +2.2
Intelligence
18 +1.6
Damage
24 - 28
Armor
1.8
Movespeed
290
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
150
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.5 + 0.5
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.6
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
700
1,400
1,900
Mana:
266
530
722
Spell Amp:
1.1%
2.5%
3.5%
Armor:
2
6
9
Damage:
49-53
84-88
109-113
LessMost played asMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Base HP Regen: 3

Mogul Khan, the Axe[edit]

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As a grunt in the Army of Red Mist, Mogul Khan set his sights on the rank of Red Mist General. In battle after battle he proved his worth through gory deed. His rise through the ranks was helped by the fact that he never hesitated to decapitate a superior. Through the seven year Campaign of the Thousand Tarns, he distinguished himself in glorious carnage, his star of fame shining ever brighter, while the number of comrades in arms steadily dwindled. On the night of ultimate victory, Axe declared himself the new Red Mist General, and took on the ultimate title of 'Axe.' But his troops now numbered zero. Of course, many had died in battle, but a significant number had also fallen to Axe's blade. Needless to say, most soldiers now shun his leadership. But this matters not a whit to Axe, who knows that a one-man army is by far the best.

Abilities[edit]

Berserker's Call
Ability: No Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Axe taunts nearby enemy units, forcing them to attack him, while he gains bonus armor during the duration.
QE
80 / 90 / 100 / 110
16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Duration:
Bonus Armor:
Radius:
Cast Point:
 2 / 2.4 / 2.8 / 3.2
 40
 300
 0.4
Mogul Khan's warcry taunts opponents into engaging in an unconquerable battle with the Axe.
Notes
  • Affected enemies are freed from its effect if Axe dies during the duration.
Battle Hunger
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Enrages an enemy unit, causing it to be slowed and take damage over time until it kills another unit or the duration ends. Axe gains movement speed for each unit affected with Battle Hunger.
WR
75
20 / 15 / 10 / 5
Damage Per Second:

Enemy Movement Slow:

Self Movement Bonus:
Duration:
Cast Range:
 16 / 24 / 32 / 40
 140 (Level 25 talent)
 12%
 12% per unit
 10
 750
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
Ordinary heroes cannot withstand Mogul Khan's rage for battle, such that it injures them until it is satisfied.
Notes
Counter Helix
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Pure
When attacked, Axe performs a helix counter attack, dealing damage to all nearby enemies.
EX
0.45 / 0.4 / 0.35 / 0.3
Damage:
Counter Helix Chance:
Damage Radius:
 75 / 110 / 145 / 180
 20%
 275
 Affected By:   Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
Axe is the only reinforcements this army needs.
Notes
Culling Blade
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Axe spots weakness and strikes, dealing moderate damage but instantly killing an enemy unit with low health. When an enemy hero is killed this way, Culling Blade will not go on cooldown. Axe and nearby allied units will also gain bonus movement and attack speed.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to increase the threshold, increase the speed bonus duration, and decrease the cooldown.
RC
60 / 120 / 180
75 / 65 / 55
Instant Kill Threshold:

Damage:

Movement Speed Bonus:
Attack Speed Bonus:
Speed Bonus Duration:

Speed Bonus Radius:

Cast Range:
Scepter Cooldown:
 250 / 325 / 400
 300 / 425 / 550
 150 / 250 / 300
 30%
 30
 6
 10
 900
 150
 6
 Affected By:   Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
Mogul Khan is the embodiment of battle and fury, launching into a gruesome fatality against those who dare engage the Axe in combat.
Notes

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+100 Battle Hunger DPS 25 +15 Armor
+35 Movement Speed 20 +25 Health Regen
+250 Health 15 +75 Damage
+3 Mana Regen 10 +6 Strength

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Tango Stout Shield Tranquil Boots Magic Stick Ring of Health Blink Dagger Vanguard Blade Mail Crimson Guard Heart of Tarrasque
Ring of Protection Iron Branch

General Strategy[edit]

One after another, Axe cuts down his foes. Marching ahead of his team, he locks his enemies in battle then counters their blows with a deadly spin of his weapon. Slamming his culling blade through a weakened enemy, he is always charging onward.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Counter Helix Berserker's Call Counter Helix Battle Hunger Counter Helix Culling Blade Counter Helix Berserker's Call Berserker's Call Talent
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Berserker's Call Culling Blade Battle Hunger Battle Hunger Talent Battle Hunger Culling Blade Talent Talent

Early Game[edit]



Mid Game[edit]



Late Game[edit]



Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.02
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +30 Movement Speed to +35
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88e
  • Nerf Counter Helix damage reduced from 90/120/150/180 to 75/110/145/180
6.87
  • Buff Counter Helix damage type from Physical to Pure
  • Nerf Counter Helix damage reduced from 100/135/170/205 to 90/120/150/180
6.84
  • Nerf Berserker's Call cast point from 0.3 to 0.4
  • Nerf Counter Helix now triggers when attacks land rather than when they start
  • Nerf Culling Blade movement and attack speed bonuses reduced from 40% to 30%
6.83c
  • Nerf Berserker's Call no longer affects invulnerable units (like Cycloned units)
  • Nerf Berserker's Call no longer keeps the targets disabled if Axe dies while the targets still have the debuff
  • Nerf Culling Blade kill threshold reduced from 250/350/450 to 250/325/400 (Scepter from 300/450/625 to 300/425/550)
6.83
  • Nerf Battle Hunger duration from 10/12/14/16 to 10
  • Rework Battle Hunger damage from 15/20/25/30 to 16/24/32/40
Total damage from 150/240/350/480 over 10/12/14/16 seconds to 160/240/320/400 over 10 seconds
  • Nerf Battle Hunger cast range from 900 to 750
  • Buff Battle Hunger movement and slow from 10 to 12%
  • Buff Battle Hunger mana cost from 75/85/95/105 to 75
6.82
  • Buff Counter Helix chance to activate increased from 17% to 20%
  • Nerf Culling Blade no longer ignores Linken's Sphere
6.81
  • Rework Counter Helix now uses Pseudo Random chance
6.80
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 2 to 3
  • Buff Berserker's Call duration increased from 1.5/2/2.5/3 to 2.0/2.4/2.8/3.2
  • Nerf Berserker's Call cooldown rescaled from 10 to 16/14/12/10
6.79
  • Buff Berserker's Call AoE increased from 275 to 300
  • Nerf Battle Hunger duration reduced from 10/13/16/19 to 10/12/14/16
  • Nerf Battle Hunger damage reduced from 15/21/27/33 to 15/20/25/30
  • Buff Battle Hunger movement speed slow/bonus increased from 8% to 10%
  • Nerf Battle Hunger is now dispellable
  • Buff Counter Helix cooldown reduced from 0.55/0.5/0.45/0.4 to 0.45/0.4/0.35/0.3
  • Buff Counter Helix now hits siege units
  • Buff Culling Blade no longer goes on cooldown if it successfully kills a hero
  • Nerf Culling Blade threshold reduced from 300/450/625 to 250/350/450 (Aghanim upgraded version is still 300/450/625)
  • Buff Culling Blade speed bonus increased from 25% to 40% and AoE from 600 to 900
  • Buff Culling Blade 40% speed bonus now applies to attack speed as well
  • Buff Culling Blade Aghanim allied buff duration increased from 6 to 10
  • Buff Culling Blade manacost reduced from 150/200/250 to 60/120/180
6.78
  • Buff Counter Helix cooldown decreased from 0.65/0.6/0.55/0.5 to 0.55/0.5/0.45/0.4
6.75
  • Buff Berserker's Call bonus armor increased from 30 to 40
  • Nerf Battle Hunger slow decreased from 10% to 8%
  • Buff Battle Hunger movement bonus increased from 4% to 8% per affected enemy
  • Buff Counter Helix damage increased from 100/130/160/190 to 100/135/170/205
6.73
  • Buff Aghanim's Culling Blade cooldown from 10 to 6
  • Buff Base Int from 14 to 18
  • Buff Base HP regeneration from 1.25 to 2
  • Buff Battle Hunger gives Axe a 4% bonus movement speed per target it affects
  • Buff Berserker's Call cooldown from 14 to 10
  • Buff Counter Helix damage increased from 100/125/150/175 to 100/130/160/190
  • Buff Counter Helix proc cooldown decreased from 0.7/0.65/0.6/0.55 to 0.65/0.6/0.55/0.5
  • Buff If Culling Blade kills a unit, Axe unleashes a war cry, giving nearby allied units (600 AoE) a temporary movement bonus (25% for 6 seconds).
6.72d
  • Buff Base HP regeneration from 1 to 1.25
6.72
  • Buff Battle Hunger rescaled from 15/17/25/33 to 15/21/27/33 damage per second
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 1
6.71
  • Buff Battle Hunger cooldown reduced from 25/20/15/10 to 20/15/10/5
6.70
  • Buff Berserker's Call bonus armor from 5/10/15/20 to a constant 30
6.69
  • Buff Cooldown on Aghanim's Culling Blade reduced from 15 to 10 seconds
  • Buff Battle Hunger slow increased to 10%
6.68
  • Buff Battle Hunger now slows the target by 8% until it runs out or kills another unit
6.67
  • Buff Culling Blade Scepter CD reduced by 5 seconds
6.65
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter for Axe: Culling Blade cooldown decreased from 75/65/55 to 20
6.63
  • Rework Battle Hunger duration reduced from 10/15/20/25 to 10/13/16/19 and increased damage to keep the same total damage output
6.60
  • Nerf Lowered Base Armor by 1 point (2.8→1.8)
6.58
  • Rework Counter Helix cooldown now scales from 0.6 seconds to 0.7/0.65/0.60/0.55
6.51
  • Buff Increased Counter Helix chance by 2%
6.50
  • Rework Lowered Axe's starting Agility and increased his starting Strength

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