Crystal Maiden

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[e][h]Crystal Maiden
Radiant Hero
Crystal Maiden Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon.png
16 +2
Agility Icon.png
16 +1.6
Intelligence Icon Main.png
16 +2.9
Armor
1.24
Movespeed
275
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Missile Speed:
900
Attack Duration:
0.55 + 0
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 2.4
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.5
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
520
1,080
1,480
Mana:
251
691
1,010
Spell Amp:
1.1%
4%
6.1%
Armor:
1
4
7
Damage:
32-38
72-78
101-107
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Crystal Maiden icon.png Rylai, the Crystal Maiden[edit]

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Born in a temperate realm, raised with her fiery older sister Lina, Rylai the Crystal Maiden soon found that her innate elemental affinity to ice created trouble for all those around her. Wellsprings and mountain rivers froze in moments if she stopped to rest nearby; ripening crops were bitten by frost, and fruiting orchards turned to mazes of ice and came crashing down, spoiled. When their exasperated parents packed Lina off to the equator, Rylai found herself banished to the cold northern realm of Icewrack, where she was taken in by an Ice Wizard who had carved himself a hermitage at the crown of the Blueheart Glacier. After long study, the wizard pronounced her ready for solitary practice and left her to take his place, descending into the glacier to hibernate for a thousand years. Her mastery of the Frozen Arts has only deepened since that time, and now her skills are unmatched.

Abilities[edit]

Crystal Nova
Crystal maiden crystal nova.png
Targeting Type
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
A burst of damaging frost slows enemy movement and attack rate in the targeted area.
QV
Mana Cost dota2.png 100 / 120 / 140 / 160
Cooldown Clock.png 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Damage100 / 150 / 200 / 250
 550 (Level 25 talent)

Movement Slow
20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
Attack Slow20 / 30 / 40 / 50
Slow Duration4.5
Radius425
Cast Range700
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be Dispelled
The air temperature around Rylai drops rapidly, chilling all around her to the core.
Notes
Frostbite
Crystal maiden frostbite.png
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Encases an enemy unit in ice, prohibiting moving, blinking, going invisible, or attacking, while dealing damage per second.
WE
Mana Cost dota2.png 140 / 145 / 150 / 155
Cooldown Clock.png 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
Damage Over Time50
Hero Duration1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3
 4.5 (Level 25 talent)

Creep Duration
10
 11.5 (Level 25 talent)

Cast Range
525
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
Rylai channels winds from the Blueheart Glacier, imprisoning attackers in thick blocks of ice.
Notes
  • Total damage to heroes: 150 / 200 / 250 / 300.
  • Total damage to heroes: 450. (Level 25 talent)
  • Total damage to creeps: 1000.
  • Total damage to creeps: 1150. (Level 25 talent)
  • Deals damage in 0.5 second intervals.
  • Frostbite cancels channeling spells, but does not prevent them from being cast.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
  • Can be dispelled.
Arcane Aura
Crystal maiden arcane aura.png
Targeting Type
Aura
Affects
Allied Units
Gives additional mana regeneration to all allied units on the map. The effect is doubled for Crystal Maiden.
ER
Ally Bonus Mana Regen1 / 1.5 / 2 / 3
Self Bonus Mana Regen2 / 3 / 4 / 8
RadiusGlobal
 Affected By:  Disabled by Break
Cold temperatures promote the essence of magic, causing Rylai's presence to allow spell usage in abundance.
Notes
  • Flat mana regeneration bonuses are not calculated in percentage bonus mana regeneration increases.
  • Disabled by Break.
Freezing Field
Crystal maiden freezing field.png
Targeting Type
No Target
Channeled
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Surrounds Crystal Maiden with random ice explosions that slow enemies and deal massive damage.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to apply Frostbite to enemies that stay in its area.
RF
Mana Cost dota2.png 200 / 400 / 600
Cooldown Clock.png 110 / 100 / 90
Damage Per Explosion105 / 170 / 250
 300 (Level 20 talent)

Movement Slow
30%
Attack Slow30
Slow Duration1
Slow Radius835
Explosion Radius300
Explosion Spawn Area195-785
Duration10
Frostbite Apply Delay
2.5
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be Dispelled
Once the place of her exile, Icewrack has become an anchor for Rylai's frigid onslaught.
Notes
  • Total damage: 10500 / 17000 / 25000.
  • Total damage: 30000. (Level 20 talent)
  • Does an explosion every 0.1 seconds for a total of 100 explosions.
  • The explosions land randomly around Crystal Maiden within the area of the spell, in a counterclockwise circle.
  • The slow is applied immediately to all enemies in the area, and the explosions can apply the slow again if any targets are hit. Multiple instances of the slow do not stack, only refreshes the duration.
  • Damage is dealt as the falling ice shards are spawned, not upon them reaching the ground.
  • Scepter Freezing Field can only apply Frostbite to enemies once.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • The slow can be dispelled.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+300 Crystal Nova Damage 25 +1.5s Frostbite Duration
+50 Freezing Field Damage 20 +120 Gold/Min
+250 Health 15 +125 Cast Range
+60 Damage 10 +15% Magic Resistance


Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
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General Strategy[edit]

Able to keep her allies supplied with mana as she slows down enemies to ensure a kill, Crystal Maiden is a helpful addition to any team. And, when the opportunity arises, she can unleash her massive ultimate ability to devastate her foes.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Crystal maiden frostbite.png Crystal maiden arcane aura.png Crystal maiden arcane aura.png Crystal maiden crystal nova.png Crystal maiden crystal nova.png Crystal maiden freezing field.png Crystal maiden crystal nova.png Crystal maiden crystal nova.png Crystal maiden arcane aura.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Crystal maiden arcane aura.png Crystal maiden freezing field.png Crystal maiden frostbite.png Crystal maiden frostbite.png Talents.png Crystal maiden frostbite.png Crystal maiden freezing field.png Talents.png Talents.png

Early Game[edit]



Mid Game[edit]



Late Game[edit]



Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.06d
  • Nerf Frostbite mana cost increased from 115/125/140/150 to 140/145/150/155
7.06c
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 280 to 275
7.06
  • Nerf Freezing Field cooldown rescaled from 90 to 110/100/90
  • Buff Fixed Scepter Freezing Field not interrupting targets
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +50 Freezing Field Damage (Level 20)
7.03
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +250 Crystal Nova Damage to +300
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +50 Damage to +60
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +200 Health to +250
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +200 Crystal Nova Damage to +250
7.00
  • Rework Reworked Crystal Maiden Scepter. Now applies Frost Bite to any unit that has been standing in the Freezing Field for over 2.5 seconds. An enemy can only be affected once.
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Crystal Nova radius increased from 400 to 425
  • Buff Frost Bite cast range increased from 500 to 525
6.87
  • Buff Crystal Nova cooldown reduced from 12 to 12/11/10/9
  • Buff Arcane Aura level 4 self regen increased from 6 to 8
6.86
  • Buff Crystal Nova cooldown reduced from 13 to 12
  • Buff Arcane Aura level 4 mana regen increased from 2.5/5 (allies/self) to 3/6
6.85
  • Buff Crystal Nova cooldown reduced from 15 to 13
6.84
  • Buff Crystal Nova movement and attack slow from -30 to -20/30/40/50
  • Buff Crystal Nova slow duration from 3.5/4/4.5/5 to 4.5
  • Buff Frostbite cooldown reduced from 10/9/8/7 to 9/8/7/6
  • Buff Freezing Field cooldown from 150/120/90 to 90
6.83
  • Buff Crystal Nova attack speed slow from 20 to 30
  • Buff Frostbite cooldown from 10 to 10/9/8/7
  • Buff Freezing Field duration increased from 7 to 10 seconds
  • Buff Freezing Field explosion spawn radius and slow radius increased by 150
  • Buff Freezing Field explosion damage radius increased by 50
6.82
  • Buff Frostbite damage interval from 70 per 1 second to 50 per 0.5 seconds (total damage now 150/200/250/300). Still lasts 10 seconds on Neutral Creeps.
  • Buff Freezing Field explosion radius increased from 230 to 250
6.80
  • Nerf Base intelligence reduced by 3
6.79c
  • Nerf Crystal Maiden base Intelligence reduced from 21 to 19 (same base damage as before)
6.79
  • Buff Freezing Field AS/MS AoE slow increased from -20/-30 to -30/-30
  • Buff Freezing Field Scepter AS/MS AoE slow increased from -50/-30 to -50/-50
6.78
  • Buff Brilliance Aura mana regen increased from 0.5/1/1.5/2 to 1/1.5/2/2.5
  • Buff Freezing Field explosion AoE increased from 215 to 230
  • Buff Aghanim's Freezing Field's attack speed reduction aura increased from -20 to -50
6.76
  • Buff Brilliance Aura has twice the effect on Crystal Maiden
6.75
  • Buff Freezing Field duration increased from 4 to 7 seconds
6.74
  • Buff Freezing Field AoE increased by 100 (Explosion AoE adjusted to keep damage probabilities equivalent)
6.72
  • Buff Freezing Field level 1 manacost decreased from 300 to 200
6.69
  • Buff Crystal Nova damage increased from 80/130/180/230 to 100/150/200/250.
  • Nerf Crystal Nova slow duration reduced from 5 to 3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds.
6.60
  • Rework Replaced Frost Nova with a similar new ability Crystal Nova
  • Nerf Lowered Brilliance Aura (0.75/1.5/2.25/3→0.5/1/1.5/2)
6.55
  • Buff Improved Crystal Maiden's Brilliance Aura a bit
6.54
  • Buff Changed Freezing Field mechanics a bit. The slow now comes from the area rather than the explosions. Changed the distribution method on Freezing Field as well.
6.49
  • Buff Changed Crystal Maiden's Brilliance Aura to a global effect

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