Experience

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Experience (also known as exp or xp) is given to a hero when an enemy dies nearby. All opposing heroes within range gain experience, which is divided equally among them. When heroes gain enough experience they level up, increasing their attributes and allowing them to improve their skills.

Experience[edit]

  • Experience range is 1500. All opposing heroes in that area gain experience from the kill. The experience is divided equally among them.
  • Heroes that are in a 1500 range of a dying enemy hero will be granted an amount of experience, depending on the number of allied heroes in range.
  • Any hero kill done outside of this 1500 area grants experience to the killer.
  • Kills made by units under a hero's control are counted as being made by the hero.
  • Heroes continue to take a portion of experience even when they reach level 25.
  • Denying an allied unit does not grant you experience.
  • When a neutral creep is killed their experience is shared with all heroes from both teams within range.
  • If ownership of a unit changes due to conversion, and it has a ranged projectile mid-flight, the projectile can potentially deal lethal damage to its owner, resulting in a deny.

Leveling[edit]

A hero levels up by acquiring experience points from enemies (including Creeps, Towers, and summoned units) that die nearby. Experience is very important as it grants levels to the hero which in turn are used to acquire powerful spells, abilities and talents, and increase the hero's stats. The maximum level is 25.

Denies[edit]

Anti-Mage denying an allied creep.

Whenever a hero kills an ally it counts as a deny. When a deny is performed an exclamation mark appears over the denied unit. A denied unit gives reduced experience and no gold to the enemy.

Lane Creeps[edit]

Heroes can only target allied creeps if they are at 50% health or lower. A denied creep gives 25% of its experience bounty to the enemy. The denying team is also granted 25% of the XP bounty.

Neutral Creeps[edit]

Being killed by Neutral Creeps is equivalent to being killed by enemy units and gives full experience.

Summons[edit]

Denied summons grant no experience or gold. Summons that die by timing out or due to summoning new ones also do not grant experience or gold.

Heroes[edit]

Denied heroes grant no experience or gold.

Heroes can only be denied if they are at 25% health or lower and under the effect of one of the following skills:

At 50% health or lower:

Additionally some skills and items allow heroes to damage themselves or allies. Dying in this way is also considered a deny.

Experience Formula[edit]

The experience bounty from a hero kill depends on the killed hero's level and the difference in total team experience.

L = Killed Hero's Level
HeroXP = Total XP of the Killed hero
ETXP = Enemy team's total XP
TXP = Your team's total XP
XPDiff = (ETXP - TXP) / (ETXP + TXP) (minimum 0)
XPF = XPDiff × HeroXP
E = Extra hero kill experience, listed in the table below as Hero Experience

  • 1 Hero: 18 × L + 0.1242 × XPF + E
  • 2 Heroes: 13.5 × L + 0.1242 × XPF + E/2
  • 3 Heroes: 9 × L + 0.108 × XPF + E/3
  • 4 Heroes: 6.3 × L + 0.081 × XPF + E/4
  • 5 Heroes: 4.5 × L + 0.0648 × XPF + E/5

Hero Experience Table[edit]

The table below shows experience required for heroes to be at a certain level, as well as experience gained from killing heroes and units.

Explanation of each of the columns:

  • Level: The level of the hero.
  • Experience Required: The amount of experience that a hero at the prior level with 0 experience must accumulate to achieve this level.
  • Cumulative Experience: The minimum total experience a hero must accumulate during a game to be at the indicated level.
  • Hero Kill Experience: The base amount of experience given by killing a hero, it is split among all allied heroes of the killing unit within 1300 range. This value does not include the bonus experience that hero kills also give.
  • Unit Kill Experience: The base amount of experience given by killing a unit, it is split among all allied heroes of the killing unit within 1300 range. This value is 50% less if the killed unit counts as a summoned unit.
Hero Experience Table
Level Experience Required Cumulative Experience Hero Kill Experience Unit Kill Experience
1 0 0 30 25
2 200 200 60 41
3 400 600 90 62
4 480 1080 120 88
5 600 1680 150 119
6 620 2300 200 155
7 640 2940 220 196
8 660 3600 330 242
9 680 4280 440 293
10 800 5080 550 349
11 820 5900 660 410
12 840 6740 770 476
13 900 7640 880 547
14 1225 8865 990 623
15 1250 10115 1100 704
16 1275 11390 1210 790
17 1300 12690 1320 881
18 1325 14015 1430 977
19 1400 15415 1540 1078
20 1490 16905 1650 1184
21 1500 18405 1760 1295
22 1750 20155 1870 1411
23 2000 22155 1980 1532
24 2250 24405 2090 1658
25 2500 26905 2200 1789

XP Gain Talent Effectiveness[edit]

Some Heroes have Level 10 or Level 15 Talents that increase the amount of experience gained. The following tables show how much less experience is required to get to a certain level by taking that talent.

Level 10 Talent
Target
Level
20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
15 839 1007 1162 1305 1439
18 1489 1787 2062 2316 2553
20 1971 2365 2729 3066 3379
25 3638 4365 5037 5658 6236
Level 15 Talent
Target
Level
20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
18 650 780 900 1011 1114
20 1132 1358 1567 1760 1940
25 2798 3358 3875 4353 4797

This table shows how many levels worth of XP the talents gains at level 25. E.g. the 30% talent @ level 15 earns 3875 experience, which is level 25 with level 23.37 worth of experience. Therefore, it gains 1.63 levels.

Levels Gained at Level 25
% Talent
@ Level 10
Levels
Gained
20% 1.44
25% 1.75
30% 2.03
35% 2.33
40% 2.74
% Talent
@ Level 15
Levels
Gained
20% 1.10
25% 1.34
30% 1.63
35% 1.76
40% 2.02

Version History[edit]

Patch Version Balance Changes
7.07
  • Buff Denies XP granted to the enemy (the player being denied) reduced from 70% to 25%
  • Nerf Denied XP gained by the denier reduced from 30% to 25%
  • Nerf Neutrals killing lane creeps is now considered the same as the enemy creeps killing them—it's not a deny, and gives full XP.
  • Nerf Base hero-kill XP bounty (non-assist portion) for level 1-5 reduced from 100/120/140/160/180 to 30/60/90/120/150 (You still get extra XP for hero kills from the assist formula)
  • Buff XP range increased from 1300 to 1500
  • Buff XP required to go from level 1 to level 2 reduced from 240 to 200
  • Nerf XP required to go from level 2 to level 3 increased from 360 to 400
7.06
  • Buff Creep denies now grant the denying team 30% of the XP bounty
  • Nerf Normal deny XP increased from 50% to 70% (From either lane or neutral denies)
7.05
  • Buff XP required to go from level 20 to 25 reduced from 10895 to 10000 (1600/1900/2200/2500/2695 to 1500/1750/2000/2250/2500)
7.03
  • Nerf XP Required to go from level 1 to level 6 increased by 15%, 300 XP total
  • Rework XP Required to go from level 9 to 13 redistributed from 700/720/740/1200 to 800/820/840/900
  • Nerf AoE hero kill Gold and XP bounties reduced by 10% (including comeback gold and XP)
7.01
  • Nerf XP Requirement to go from level 6 to 12 increased by 140 (615/630/645/660/675/775 to 640/660/680/700/720/740)
  • Nerf XP Requirement to go from level 12 to 20 increased by 140 (1175/1200/1225/1250/1275/1375/1400/1425 to 1200/1225/1250/1275/1300/1325/1400/1490)
  • Buff XP Requirement to go from level 24 to 25 reduced by 280 (same overall XP required to reach level 25)
7.00
  • Buff XP required to level past 7 reduced (level 25 cost equal to previous level 23)
  • Nerf Lane Creeps now give 50% of experience when denied by neutrals rather than 35%
  • Nerf XP from hero kills slightly reduced
  • Buff Talents added to game. Some increase XP gain
6.88c
  • Nerf Lane Creeps now give 35% of experience when denied by neutrals rather than 20% (normal player denies give 50% experience)
6.88b
  • Nerf Lane Creeps now give 20% of XP when denied by neutrals rather than 0%
6.87
  • Rework Experience required to get to level 8 and 9 rescaled from 600/1200 to 800/1000
6.86
  • Nerf Ancient neutrals now behave like normal neutrals and split experience with all heroes in the AoE
6.84c
  • Nerf The fixed portion of the XP Hero Bounty for first 5 levels is reduced from 100/120/160/220/300 to 100/120/140/160/180 (then continues +100 per level as usual)
6.84
  • Nerf AoE Bonus XP component based on Team XP difference reduced by 40%
  • Buff Hero kills achieved by units under your control now provide XP credit to your hero (Affects things like Spirit Bear, Golems, Familiars, etc getting kills)
6.82c
  • Nerf AoE XP XPFactor reduced from 0.3/0.3/0.2/0.15/0.12 to 0.23/0.23/0.2/0.15/0.12
6.82b
  • Nerf Reduced AoE XP bonus factor for 1/2/3/4/5 hero kills from 0.5/0.35/0.25/0.2/0.15 to 0.3/0.3/0.2/0.15/0.12
  • Rework Adjusted bonus area of effect Gold and XP
6.82
  • Nerf Denied creeps now give less experience (50% experience, instead of a constant 36 per unit)
  • Rework Reworked the bonus area of effect XP

See also[edit]