Broodmother

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[e][h]Broodmother
Dire Hero
Attributes
Strength
17 +2.5
Agility
18 +2.2
Intelligence
18 +2
Damage
26 - 32
Armor
2.52
Movespeed
295
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
150
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.4 + 0.5
Cast Duration:
0.2 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.5
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
540
1,240
1,740
Mana:
266
602
842
Spell Amp:
1.2%
3.1%
4.4%
Armor:
3
7
10
Damage:
44-50
74-80
96-102
LessMost played asMore
1
2
3
4
5

Black Arachnia, the Broodmother[edit]

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For centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother lurked in the dark lava tubes beneath the smoldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, raising millions of spiderlings in safety before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. In a later age, the Vizier of Greed, Ptholopthales, erected his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any looters who sought his magnetic wealth must survive the spider-haunted passages. After millennia of maternal peace, Black Arachnia found herself beset by a steady trickle of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths—all of them delicious, certainly, and yet tending to create a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. Tiring of the intrusions, she paid a visit to Ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to discuss a compromise, she wrapped the Vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centerpiece of a special birthday feast. Unfortunately, the absence of the Magnetic Ziggurat's master merely emboldened a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trodden underfoot by a clumsy adventurer, she reached the end of her silken rope. Broodmother headed for the surface, declaring her intent to rid the world of each and every possible invader, down to the last Hero if necessary, until she could ensure her nursery might once more be a safe and wholesome environment for her precious spiderspawn.

Abilities[edit]

Spawn Spiderlings
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The Spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence.
QW
120
10
Damage:


Spiderlings Hatched:

Cast Range:
 70 / 140 / 210 / 280
 130 / 200 / 270 / 340
 (Level 10 talent)
 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
 700
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
Black Arachnia continues to raise her young, even amidst the field of combat. The brood quickly learns how to support their mother.
Notes
  • The Spiderlings will only spawn if the target is killed within 2 seconds of being hit by this skill.
  • Units killed by Spiderlings will spawn Spiderites, smaller and less powerful versions of Spiderlings. Works on allied creeps and units when denying.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
  • Can be dispelled.
Spin Web
Ability: Point Target
Affects: Self
Throws out a web that renders Broodmother invisible in its vicinity, while also boosting HP regeneration, granting a passive movement speed increase, and giving her unobstructed movement. When Broodmother takes damage, she loses her unobstructed movement and her speed bonus is halved. Spin Web has no cooldown, but has a number of charges that replenish over time. Webs can be created globally if the new web touches an existing web.
WB
50
Maximum Webs:

Maximum Charges:

Charge Replenish Time:
Bonus HP Regeneration:
Bonus Movement Speed:
Fade Time:
Radius:
Cast Range:


Cast Point:

 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
 16 (Level 25 talent)
 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
 40
 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
 40% / 50% / 60% / 70%
 2
 900
 1000
 Global if the new web is touching another web
 0.4
Weaving a bed of silken fibers, Arachnia's web both protects her and her offspring, as well as giving advancing opponents a sense of foreboding.
Notes
  • Webs never expire, but when the maximum limit of webs is exceeded the oldest web disappears.
  • Spiderlings and Spiderites also gain the bonuses when within a web.
  • Broodmother can walk through cliffs, trees, and even buildings within the web.
  • The free pathing is disabled for 6 seconds when Broodmother takes damage.
  • Nearby trees are destroyed when Broodmother loses free pathing.
  • Webs can be selected and have the ability to destroy themselves.
Incapacitating Bite
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Broodmother's venom cripples enemy units, causing her attacks to slow as well as giving the affected unit a chance to miss its attacks.
EP
Miss Chance:
Movement Slow:
Duration:
 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
 16% / 26% / 36% / 46%
 2
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be Dispelled Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
Paralytic toxins come from Black Arachnia's fangs, causing a slow and painful death to those who intrude on her webs.
Notes
Insatiable Hunger
Ability: No Target
Affects: Self
A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother's attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.
RT
100
60 / 45 / 30
Bonus Damage:
Lifesteal:
Duration:
 60 / 100 / 140
 60% / 100% / 140%
 14
While most of her prey is wrapped in silken cocoons and saved for her young, the Broodmother herself has a taste for wandering heroes.
Notes
  • Fully stacks with all items providing lifesteal.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+225 Spiders Health 25 +8 Max Webs
+70 Attack Speed 20 +12 Spiderlings Attack Damage
+350 Health 15 20% Cooldown Reduction
+25% XP Gain 10 +60 Spawn Spiderlings Damage

Summon Abilities[edit]

Spin Web[edit]

Destroy Spin Web
Ability: No Target
Affects: Web
Destroys the selected Spin Web.
QD


Spiderling[edit]

Poison Sting
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Poisons enemies on attack. Multiple instances of this ability do not stack and will only refresh the duration.
Damage Per Second:
Movement Slow:
Hero Duration:
Creep Duration:
 8
 8%
 2
 6
 Affected By:   Can be Dispelled
Notes
  • Total damage to heroes: 16.
  • Total damage to creeps: 48.
  • Can be dispelled.
Spawn Spiderite
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Applies debuff on attack. If debuffed unit dies, a spiderite will spawn.
Spiderite Duration:
Debuff Duration:
 60
 2
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be Dispelled
Notes

Summon Stats[edit]

Spiderling [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type
Hero Attack
Hero
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
60
Hit Points:
450
675 (Level 25 talent)
HP Regen:
0.5
Mana:
0
Damage:
18-19
30-31 (Level 20 talent)
Armor:
0
Movespeed:
350
Base Attack Time:
1.35
Attack Range:
100
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.5 + 0.3
Cast Duration:
0.5 + 0.51
Sight Range:
1100 / 800
Gold Bounty:
11-13
Experience:
31
Notes:
Has the Poison Sting and Spawn Spiderite abilities.
Spiderite [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type
Basic Attack
Basic
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
60
Hit Points:
175
400 (Level 25 talent)
HP Regen:
0.5
Mana:
0
Damage:
9-10
21-22 (Level 20 talent)
Armor:
0
Movespeed:
350
Base Attack Time:
1.35
Attack Range:
100
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.5 + 0.3
Cast Duration:
0.5 + 0.51
Sight Range:
1100 / 800
Gold Bounty:
16-21
Experience:
20
Notes:
Spawned from units killed by the Spawn Spiderite debuff.

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Clarity Iron Branch Soul Ring Boots of Speed Magic Stick Phase Boots Orchid Malevolence Black King Bar Solar Crest
Iron Branch Sages Mask Ring of Basilius

General Strategy[edit]

Hiding invisibly within her webs, Broodmother births an army of spiders to lead her team's forces toward the enemy base. As prey wanders near, she joins her children and attacks, slowing foes with incapacitating bites as she indulges her insatiable hunger.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Spin Web Spawn Spiderlings Spawn Spiderlings Spin Web Spawn Spiderlings Insatiable Hunger Spawn Spiderlings Spin Web Spin Web Talent
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Incapacitating Bite Insatiable Hunger Incapacitating Bite Incapacitating Bite Talent Incapacitating Bite Insatiable Hunger Talent Talent

Early Game[edit]



Mid Game[edit]



Late Game[edit]



Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.05
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite slow increased from 14/24/34/44% to 16/26/36/46%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +325 Health to +350
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +200 Spiders Health to +225
7.04
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 60/90/120% to 60/100/140%
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger damage increased from 60/90/120 to 60/100/140
7.03
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +250 Health to +325
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +50 Attack Speed to +70
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +8 Spiders Attack Damage to +12
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +15% XP Gain to +25%
  • Rework Level 10 Talent from +10 Agility to +60 Spawn Spiderling Damage
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +7 Armor to +250 Health
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +300 Health to +8 Spiders Attack Damage
7.01
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite slow increased from 10/20/30/40 to 14/24/34/44%
7.00
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal rescaled from 60/80/100 to 60/90/120
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger is no longer dispellable
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.86
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings damage reduced from 75/150/225/300 to 70/140/210/280
6.85b
  • Nerf Spiderlings Poison Sting slow reduced from 12% to 8%
6.84c
  • Nerf Spiderlings Poison Sting slow reduced from 15% to 12%
6.84
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite is no longer a Unique Attack Attack Modifier
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger attack damage from 60/80/100 to 60/90/120
6.83
  • Nerf Spiderlings' day vision reduced from 1400 to 1100
6.82
  • Buff Spin Web now has 1/2/3/4 charges with a 40 second replenish time, instead of a 30 second cooldown
  • Nerf Spin Web time to enter hidden mode after taking damage increased from 3 to 6 seconds
  • Buff Spin Web movement speed bonus is doubled whenever Broodmother is in hidden mode (having not taken damage recently)
  • Buff Spin Web phasing and speed bonuses now work on Spiderlings
  • Buff Spin Webs are now selectable and have an ability to destroy themselves
  • Buff Spin Web can now be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches another
  • Buff Whenever Broodmother is taken out of Spin Web's free pathing, she destroys nearby trees
6.81
  • Buff Spiderling's Poison Sting damage per second increased from 4 to 8
  • Buff Spin Web's free pathing no longer deactivates when enemy has vision on Broodmother
  • Nerf Spin Web's free pathing is now disabled for 3 seconds when Broodmother takes damage
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 40/60/80% to 60/80/100%
6.80
  • Nerf Can no longer leave the map boundaries.
  • Nerf Spin Web no longer provides 200 vision.
  • Nerf Free pathing is now removed when enemies have vision over you. For example, if you are revealed by Dust and the enemy has vision over you, you will not be able to run into the trees.
6.79
  • Buff Spin Web AoE increased from 650 to 900
  • Buff Spin Web cast range increased from 600 to 1000
  • Nerf Spin Web cast point nerfed from 0.2 to 0.4
  • Rework Spin Web no longer destroys trees
  • Buff Broodmother now has completely unobstructed movement when under the web (can walk over cliffs, trees, etc)
  • Nerf Removed buffer time when leaving Spin Web (you now immediately lose your regen/movement/pathing/invis bonuses)
6.78
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite miss chance from 10/20/30/40% to 30/40/50/60%
  • Buff Spawn Spiderlings unit count increased from 1/2/3/3 to 1/2/3/4
6.75
  • Nerf Spawn Spider's Spiderite bounty increased from 11-13 to 16-21
  • Nerf Incapacitating Bite no longer gives 2/4/6/8 bonus damage
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite miss rate increased from 10/15/20/25 to 10/20/30/40
6.72c
  • Buff Spin Web cooldown reduced from 90/70/50/30 to 30
  • Buff Spin Web AoE increased from 500 to 650
  • Buff Spin Web movement bonus increased from 20/23/26/29% to 20/25/30/35%
  • Buff Spiderlings & Spiderites are now affected by Spin Web
  • Rework Spiderlings now do more damage to heroes (75%→100%) and less damage to towers (70%→40%)
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 310 to 295
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings spawn count decreased from 1/2/3/4 to 1/2/3/3
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings manacost rebalanced from 80/100/120/140 to 120
  • Nerf Spiderlings & Spiderites they now take more damage from towers (50%→125%)
  • Rework Spiderlings Model size increase slightly
6.71
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 315 to 310
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings manacost increased from 75/90/105/120 to 80/100/120/140
  • Buff Spawn Spiderlings buff duration increased from 0.9 seconds to 2s
6.69
  • Nerf Increased XP given for killing Broodmother's Spiderlings
6.68
  • Nerf Armor decreased by 2
6.63
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 40/55/70% to 40/60/80%
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger duration increased from 12 to 14 seconds
6.60
  • Nerf Changed spiderling's armor type from medium to normal and now take damage from first towers (50% → 100%)
6.55
  • Rework Rebalanced Insatiable Hunger
  • Nerf Reduced vision aoe on Spin Webs and tweaked cooldown and manacost progression
6.52
  • Nerf Increased level 3 Insatiable Hunger cooldown
6.50
  • Buff Improved lifesteal on level 2 and 3 Insatiable Hunger
  • Buff Improved cooldown progression on Insatiable Hunger
  • Buff Added some extra movement bonus on higher level Spin Web
  • Nerf Removed true sight from Spin Web
6.49
  • Buff Improved cast and attack animation time on Broodmother

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