Death Prophet

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[e][h]Death Prophet
Dire Hero
Death Prophet Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon.png
17 +2.6
Agility Icon.png
14 +1.4
Intelligence Icon Main.png
23 +3
Movespeed
310
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Missile Speed:
1000
Attack Duration:
0.56 + 0.51
Cast Duration:
0.5 + 0.83
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.5
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
540
1260
1780
Mana:
328
790
1120
Spell Amp:
1.6%
4.6%
6.7%
Armor:
3
5.8
7.8
Damage:
47-59
89-101
119-131
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Base HP Regen: 0.5

Death Prophet icon.png Krobelus, the Death Prophet[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry.png Carry Pusher.png Pusher Nuker.png Nuker Disabler.png Disabler

Krobelus was a Death Prophet—which is one way of saying she told fortunes for the wealthiest of those who wished to look beyond the veil. But after years of inquiring on behalf of others, she began to seek clues on her own fate. When death refused to yield its secrets, she tried to buy them with her life. But the ultimate price proved insufficient. Death disgorged her again and again, always holding back its deepest mysteries. Her jealousy grew. Others could die for eternity—why not she? Why must she alone be cast back on the shores of life with such tiresome regularity? Why was she not worthy of the one thing all other living creatures took for granted? Still, she would not be discouraged. Each time she returned from the grave, she brought a bit of death back with her. Wraiths followed her like fragments of her shattered soul; her blood grew thin and ectoplasmic; the feasting creatures of twilight took her for their kin. She gave a little of her life with every demise, and it began to seem as if her end was in sight. With her dedication to death redoubled, and no client other than herself, Krobelus threw herself ever more fervently into death's abyss, intent on fulfilling the one prophecy that eluded her: That someday the Death Prophet would return from death no more.

Abilities[edit]

Crypt Swarm
Death prophet crypt swarm.png
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Sends a swarm of winged beasts to savage enemy units in front of Death Prophet.
QR
Mana Cost dota2.png 105 / 120 / 140 / 165
Cooldown Clock.png 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
Damage75 / 150 / 225 / 300
Radius110 ➜ 300
Distance810
Cast Range600
Cast Point0.5
Talent Cooldown6.5 / 5.5 / 4.5 / 3.5
(Level 15 talent)
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity
Krobelus' many trips to the grave gather a flock of the damned.
Notes
  • The radius starts small and grows bigger over the distance, creating a cone shaped area of damage.
  • The crypt swarm moves at 1100 speed.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Silence
Death prophet silence.png
Targeting Type
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Prevents enemy units in a target area of effect from casting spells.
WE
Mana Cost dota2.png 80
Cooldown Clock.png 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
Silence Duration3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Radius425
Cast Range900
Cast Point0.5
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be dispelled
Peering into the veil of her opponent's demise, Krobelus sees a silent future.
Notes
Spirit Siphon
Death prophet spirit siphon.png
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Creates a spirit link between you and the target, draining max HP per second and slowing movement speed.
EC
Mana Cost dota2.png 70 / 65 / 60 / 55
Base HP Drain14
Bonus HP Drain1% / 2.5% / 4% / 5.5%
of max enemy HP
Movement Speed Slow5% / 10% / 15% / 20%
Duration6
Charges1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Charge Replenish Time45
Cast Range500
Break Distance750
Cast Point0.1
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
With each death, Krobelus adds necromantic power to her repertoire.
Notes
  • Total drain per charge: 14 + 6% / 15% / 24% / 33% of max enemy HP.
  • Drains health in smaller amounts every 0.25 seconds.
  • A single enemy unit cannot be affected with multiple instances at the same time.
  • Death Prophet can be healed by multiple instances at once.
  • Losing vision of the target does not break the link.
  • Cannot target Roshan.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
Exorcism
Death prophet exorcism.png
Targeting Type
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Buildings
Damage Type
Physical
Unleashes evil spirits to drain the life of nearby enemy units and structures. At the end of the spell's duration, Death Prophet is healed in proportion to the damage dealt.
RX
Mana Cost dota2.png 200 / 300 / 400
Cooldown Clock.png 145
Spirits8 / 16 / 24
32 (Level 25 talent)
Spirit Damage56-61
Life Drain25%
Duration35
Radius700
Spirit Spawn Rate0.3
Cast Point0.5
 Affected By: Partially blocked by Spell Immunity
Over time, the banshee remnants of her previous lives return to haunt the present.
Notes
  • Spirits attack units within 700 range, and chase them up to 1200 range.
  • If a spirit gets 2000 range from Death Prophet, it will disappear and respawn at Death Prophet.
  • Spirit damage ignores evasion and damage block.
  • Spirits do not prioritize spell immune units.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+8 Exorcism Spirits 25 +600 Health
+50 Movement Speed 20 10% Cooldown Reduction
+150 Cast Range 15 -1.5s Crypt Swarm Cooldown
+12% Magic Resistance 10 +5% Spell Amplification


Summon Stats[edit]

Spirit [h]
Death prophet spirit.jpg
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type
Hero attack icon.png
Hero
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
35
Hit Points:
65
HP Regen:
0.25
Damage:
56-61
Armor:
0
Movespeed:
500
Base Attack Time:
1
Attack Range:
10
Missile Speed:
500
Attack Duration:
0 + 0
Cast Duration:
0 + 0
Sight Range:
0 / 0
Notes:
Invulnerable to all damage and cannot be targeted.

Recommended Items[edit]

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

When she unleashes her army of ghosts, Death Prophet excels at demolishing enemies and their defenses alike. Leading her team's forces toward the enemy base with wave after damaging wave from her swarm, her onslaught can seem unstoppable.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Death prophet crypt swarm.png Death prophet spirit siphon.png Death prophet crypt swarm.png Death prophet spirit siphon.png Death prophet crypt swarm.png Death prophet exorcism.png Death prophet crypt swarm.png Death prophet spirit siphon.png Death prophet spirit siphon.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Death prophet silence.png Death prophet exorcism.png Death prophet silence.png Death prophet silence.png Talents.png Death prophet silence.png Death prophet exorcism.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]
7.05
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 1.9 to 2.3
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from -1s Crypt Swarm Cooldown to -1.5s
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +100 Cast Range to +150
7.04
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +10% Magic Resistance to +12%
  • Buff Exorcism spirit damage increased from 55 to 58
7.03
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +4% Spell Amplification to 5%
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +8% Magic Resistance to +10%
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +25 Movement Speed to +50
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +400 Health to +600
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +6 Exorcism Spirits to +8
7.02
  • Rework Level 10 Talent from +7 Strength to +8% Magic Resistance
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +8% Magic Resistance to -1s Crypt Swarm Cooldown
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +75 Cast Range to +100
7.01
  • Buff Death Prophet level 10 Talent increased from +6 Strength to 7
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88b
  • Nerf Death Prophet base strength reduced by 1
  • Nerf Spirit Siphon base health drain reduced from 16 to 14
6.88
  • Nerf Spirit Siphon base health drain reduced from 25 to 16
6.87
  • Nerf Spirit Siphon no longer grants vision
  • Nerf Spirit Siphon damage type from Pure to Magical and no longer goes through Spell Immunity
  • Buff Spirit Siphon damage increased from 20 + 1/2/3/4% to 25 + 1/2.5/4/5.5%
  • Buff Spirit Siphon duration increased from 5 to 6
  • Nerf Spirit Siphon buffer range reduced from 300 to 250
  • Nerf Base strength reduced from 19 to 18
6.86c
  • Buff Death Prophet base intelligence increased by 3
  • Buff Spirit Siphon HP Drain increased from 1/1.8/2.6/3.4% to 1/2/3/4%
  • Buff Spirit Siphon slow rescaled from 6/10/14/18% to 5/10/15/20%
  • Buff Exorcism duration increased from 30 to 35 seconds
6.86b
  • Rework Enabled in Captains Mode
  • Buff Spirit Siphon duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds
6.86
  • Rework Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Rework Replaced Witchcraft with a new ability, Spirit Siphon
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 280 to 310
  • Buff Crypt Swarm cooldown reduced from 8 to 8/7/6/5
  • Buff Silence cooldown reduced from 15 to 15/14/13/12
  • Buff Exorcism spirit count increased from 8/14/21 to 8/16/24
  • Nerf Exorcism spawn rate decreased from 1 ghost per 0.1 seconds to 0.3 seconds
6.85
  • Buff Exorcism spirits increased from 6/13/21 to 8/14/21
6.84
  • Buff Exorcism spirit count from 4/12/21 to 6/13/21
6.83
  • Nerf Strength growth reduced from 2.2 to 1.9
6.82c
  • Nerf Crypt Swarm damage rescaled from 100/175/250/300 to 75/150/225/300
  • Nerf Exorcism cooldown increased from 135 to 145
6.82
  • Nerf Exorcism cooldown increased from 115 to 135
6.80
  • Nerf Exorcism cooldown increased from 100 to 115
  • Buff Silence AoE increased from 350 to 425
6.79
  • Buff Exorcism Spirit damage increased from 43-48 to 53-58
6.78
  • Nerf Movement speed decreased from 285 to 280
  • Buff Silence AoE increased from 200/275/350/350 to 350
  • Buff Witchcraft move speed bonus increased from 4/8/12/16% to 5/10/15/20%
6.76
  • Buff Exorcism base ghost count increased from 4/10/18 to 4/12/21
6.75
  • Buff Armor increased by 1
6.73
  • Buff Witchcraft movement speed increased from 3/6/9/12% to 4/8/12/16%
6.72d
  • Buff Armor increased by 1
6.72
  • Buff Witchcraft bonuses rescaled to be more straightforward
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 0.75
6.70
  • Buff Increased base damage by 5
  • Buff Removed healing cap (was 1000) on Exorcism
  • Buff Strength gain from 1.8 to 2.2
6.68
  • Buff Carrion Swarm cooldown decreased from 9 base to 8 base (5➜4 when fully upgraded)
6.65
  • Buff Witchcraft's movement bonus has been restored (3/6/9/12%)
6.60
  • Nerf Witchcraft no longer gives a movement speed bonus
6.56
  • Buff Improved Death Prophet's base movement speed from 280 to 285
6.55
  • Buff Increased Death Prophet's base strength from 17 to 19
  • Buff Improved movement speed of the ghosts on Exorcism a bit
  • Buff Undid previous damage return threshold change on Exorcism
6.50
  • Buff Improved movement bonus on Witchcraft from 2%/4%/6%/8% to 3%/6%/9%/12%

Notable Players[edit]

Notable Players
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Mu Super

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