Flying Courier

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[e][h]Flying Courier
150
Flying Courier
Losing the courier is punishable by death.
Ability
Passive:
Upgrade Courier
Availability
Category:
Item Type:
Basic
Bought From:
Recipe

Flying Courier
Animal Courier

General

A Flying Courier is bought from the Consumables section in the Main Shop. The Flying Courier is used to ferry items to players on the field of battle faster than the Animal Courier. Must be purchased after obtaining the Animal Courier to automatically upgrade it into a Flying Courier. The courier can be upgraded from anywhere on the map, without the need to visit a shop. The courier cannot use most items, but it can use a select few listed here.

The Flying Courier has a 4 minute 30 second stock time, meaning that it cannot be purchased until 3 minutes after creeps spawn.

If killed, 175 gold will be awarded to all enemy players. It respawns at the fountain after three minutes. Any items it was carrying will be inaccessible until then. Any additional couriers killed during the first kill's respawn time will only award 175 gold to the killer.
The courier is invulnerable at the allied fountain. When carrying a Bottle that isn't full, the courier is slowed by 30% to 301 movespeed.
The flying courier takes 50% bonus damage from melee heroes.

Ability

Flying Courier [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type
Physical
None
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Ancient
Hit Points:
150
HP Regen:
0.5
Armor:
10
Movespeed:
430
Sight Range:
300 / 300
Gold Bounty:
175
Experience:
349
Magic Resistance:
Immune
Notes:
Has a 6 slot inventory.
Upgrade Courier
Ability: Passive
Upgrades the Animal Courier into a Flying Courier. This recipe does nothing on its own and requires an existing Animal Courier to be upgraded.
Couriers Upgraded:
 1


Courier Abilities

Return To Base
Ability: No Target
Returns the courier to base.
QE


Go To Secret Shop
Ability: No Target
Sends the courier to your team's secret shop.
WF


Return Items
Ability: No Target
Returns your items to your stash.
ED


Retrieve Items
Ability: No Target
Retrieves your items from your stash.
DY


Transfer Items
Ability: No Target
Transfers items to your hero.
FT


Speed Burst
Ability: No Target
Affects: Self
The courier gains a high movement speed bonus for a few seconds.
RR
90
Movement Speed:
Duration:
 800
 4
 Affected By:   Can be removed by a Purge or Dispel
Notes
  • The courier is hasted and cannot be slowed, even when carrying a non-full Bottle.
  • Can be purged.

Recommended Heroes

Any hero with gold to spare should buy the flying courier as soon as possible.

Version History

Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
6.87
  • Buff Cost reduced from 200 to 150
6.86
  • Buff Cost reduced from 220 to 200
6.84
  • Nerf Vision from 400 to 300
  • Buff Speed Burst speed from 650 to 800 speed
6.83
  • Nerf Non-full Bottle slows Courier
6.82
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 350 to 430
  • Nerf Flying Courier now takes 50% extra damage from melee heroes
  • Nerf Flying Courier Speed Burst cooldown increased from 40 to 90
  • Nerf Flying Courier Speed Burst duration reduced from 20 to 4
  • Buff Flying Courier Speed Burst speed increased from 522 to 650
6.79
  • Nerf Cannot be purchased until 3 minutes after creeps spawn
6.78
  • Nerf While empty, Bottle causes couriers to move 30% slower
  • Nerf Courier no longer block neutral creeps from spawning
  • Nerf Courier Speed Burst from 100% to 50% MS bonus (still reaches max speed)
This is primarily a factor when carrying an Empty Bottle. Without an extra slow, Couriers will still reach maximum speed.
6.74
  • Nerf Courier death team bounty from 150 to 175
  • Nerf Flying Courier cost increased from 200 to 220
6.73b
  • Buff Couriers are now invulnerable near their fountain
6.73
  • Buff Basic courier is magic immune (like flying courier, most spells did not work on couriers already)
  • Buff Couriers no longer drop items when they die
  • Buff Couriers respawn 3 minutes after death, the items they have are inaccesible during that time
  • Nerf Couriers now give 150 to each enemy player, instead of 300 to the killer.
  • Nerf Flying courier no longer has invulnerability shield
6.55
  • Nerf Couriers can no longer place wards
6.52e
  • Nerf Flying Courier cannot carry Observer Wards from enemy base
  • Nerf Flying Courier can no longer carry aegis
6.50
  • Nerf Removed Flying Courier Mana and gave it a Mana base upgrade ability

See also

External links

WC3 DotA Version

References