Io

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[e][h]Io
Radiant Hero
Io Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon Main.png
17 +2.2
Agility Icon.png
14 +1.6
Intelligence Icon.png
23 +1.7
Armor
-0.04
Movespeed
300
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
575
Missile Speed:
1200
Attack Duration:
0.15 + 0.4
Cast Duration:
0.001 + 0
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.7
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
540
1,140
1,580
Mana:
328
581
768
Spell Amp:
1.6%
3.3%
4.5%
Armor:
0
3
5
Damage:
43-52
73-82
95-104
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Unity: Io does not need to turn to perform actions. Io can attack, move, cast abilities, and cast items without waiting for the turn to occur first. This is a unique and innate trait of Io. Io still retains a turn rate and a front/back for the purposes of directional input, and still attempts to turn after an action is performed.

Io icon.png Io, the Wisp[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support.png Support Escape role.png Escape Nuker.png Nuker

Io is everywhere, and in all things. Denounced by enemies as the great unmaker, worshiped by scholars as the twinkling of a divine eye, this strange Wisp of life-force occupies all planes at once, the merest fraction of its being crossing into physical existence at any one moment.

Like the great twin riders Dark and Light, and yet another ancient traveler whose true history is lost to the ages, Io the Wisp is a Fundamental of the universe—a force older than time, a wanderer from realms far beyond mortal understanding. Io is nothing less than the sum of all attractive and repulsive forces within the material field, a sentient manifestation of the charge that bind particles together. It is only in the controlled warping of these forces that Io's presence can be experienced on the physical plane. A benevolent, cooperative force, Io bonds its strange magnetism to others so that the power of allies might be enhanced. Its motives inscrutable, its strength unimaginable, Io moves through the physical plane, the perfect expression of the mysteries of the universe.

Abilities[edit]

Tether
Io tether.png
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Units
Io tethers to an allied unit, granting both Io and the tethered ally bonus movement speed. While tethered, the health and mana Io regenerates is restored to the tethered ally. Any enemy unit that crosses the tether is slowed. Io may also cancel the tether at any time with the Break Tether ability.
QT
Mana Cost dota2.png 40
Cooldown Clock.png 12
Slow Duration0.75 / 1.25 / 1.75 / 2.25
Stun Duration0.75 / 1.25 / 1.75 / 2.25
(Level 25 talent)
Movement Slow100%
Attack Slow100
Ally Regeneration150% of Io's current
regeneration amount
Movement Speed Bonus10% / 12% / 14% / 16%
Max Tether Distance900
Tether Duration12
Cast Range1800
Cast Point0.001
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity
The benevolent touch of Io brings strength from between the planes.
Notes
  • Enemy units may only be slowed once per cast of tether.
  • The tethered unit will only gain hp and mana if Io is gaining hp and mana, they will not regenerate if Io is full.
  • If Io and the target allied unit are further than 700 range apart at time of ability use, Io will slingshot rapidly towards the allied unit to a distance of 300 range. If this slingshot occurs, trees at the destination around Io will be destroyed.
  • The level 25 talent stun replaces the slow.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot tether to spell immune allies.
Break Tether
Io break tether.png
Targeting Type
No Target
Breaks the link to the tethered unit.
QT
Cooldown Clock.png 1
Cast Point0
Spirits
Io spirits.png
Targeting Type
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Summons five spirits that dance in a circle around Io, damaging any enemies they hit. If a spirit hits an enemy hero, it explodes, damaging all enemy units in an area around it. Creeps take minor damage from touching a spirit, but will not cause them to explode.
WW
Mana Cost dota2.png 150
Cooldown Clock.png 20 / 18 / 16 / 14
Creep Damage8 / 14 / 20 / 26
Hero Damage25 / 50 / 75 / 100
250 (Level 25 talent)
Explosion Radius300
Duration19
Cast Point0
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity
Io twists the particles of the universe with his unimaginable capabilities.
Notes
  • Spirits spawn one by one over 4 seconds and will initially spawn 150 units away.
  • Spirits provide 150 flying vision briefly when colliding with an enemy hero.
  • If Spirits spell duration runs out or Spirits is recast, any spirits that are still circling Io will explode at their present location.
  • The spirits complete a revolution every 2.3 seconds regardless of distance from Io, meaning that spirits move more quickly when further from Io.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Spirits In
Io spirits in.png
Targeting Type
Toggle
Calls the spirits closer to Io. Can be toggled on and off.
DD
Minimum Distance100
Cast Point0
Spirits Out
Io spirits out.png
Targeting Type
Toggle
Sends the spirits farther away from Io. Can be toggled on and off.
FE
Maximum Distance875
Cast Point0
Overcharge
Io overcharge.png
Targeting Type
Toggle
Affects
Self
Io gains bonus attack speed and incoming damage reduction, at the cost of draining hp and mana per second. If Io is Tethered to an ally, that unit also gains the bonuses.
EV
Cooldown Clock.png 2
Bonus Attack Speed40 / 50 / 60 / 70
Damage Resistance5% / 10% / 15% / 20%
HP/Mana Cost6% of current HP/Mana per second
Cast Point0
Drawing on the energy of matter from all worlds, Io begins the unraveling of time.
Notes
  • The self damage from this ability is non-lethal HP Cost.
Relocate
Io relocate.png
Targeting Type
Point Target
Affects
Self
Teleports Io and the tethered ally to any location on the map. After the spell expires Io along with any tethered ally will return to the initial teleportation location.
RR
Mana Cost dota2.png 100
Cooldown Clock.png 100 / 80 / 60
Delay2.75 / 2.35 / 2
Duration12
Cast RangeGlobal
Cast Point0
Io is the embodiment of the mystery of the universe.
Notes
  • If Io is interrupted during the delay, Relocate will be cancelled.
  • Provides 300 flying vision of the Relocate area during the delay.
  • Destroys trees within 300 range of the teleport destination and return location.
  • Using Relocate while tethered to another unit will refresh Tether to its full duration.
  • Visual effect on Io, visual effect at the destination, and the minimap marker of the destination, are also visible to enemies.
  • Double clicking Relocate teleports to the fountain.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+150 Spirits Damage 25 Tether Stuns
+120 Gold/Min 20 +20 Health Regen
+10 Strength 15 +10 Mana Regen
+6 Armor 10 +10% Magic Resistance


Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Gauntlets of Strength Gauntlets of Strength Tango Bottle Urn of Shadows Boots of Speed Magic Wand Arcane Boots Mekansm Glimmer Cape Ghost Scepter Force Staff
Healing Salve Clarity NoItem.png Magic Stick NoItem.png NoItem.png Town Portal Scroll NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png

General Strategy[edit]

Io has a talent for making allies more effective. A powerful companion, the wisp's tether speeds allies and stops enemies. Capable of linking to and teleporting across the battlefield with an ally, Io can make a dangerous ally even deadlier.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Io tether.png Io spirits.png Io spirits.png Io overcharge.png Io spirits.png Io relocate.png Io spirits.png Io overcharge.png Io overcharge.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Io overcharge.png Io relocate.png Io tether.png Io tether.png Talents.png Io tether.png Io relocate.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]
7.06e
  • Nerf Spirits mana cost increased from 120/130/140/150 to 150
7.06d
  • Nerf Tether movement speed reduced from 13/14/15/16% to 10/12/14/16%
7.06c
  • Nerf Overcharge Health/Mana drain from 4.5% to 6%
7.06
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: Tether Stuns (Level 25)
7.03
  • Nerf Relocate cooldown rescaled from 90/75/60 to 100/80/60
7.02
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from -40s Respawn Time to -50s
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88e
  • Nerf Relocate delay increased from 2.5/2.25/2 to 2.7/2.35/2
6.88
  • Nerf Tether movement speed bonus reduced from 14/15/16/17 to 13/14/15/16%
6.84c
  • Nerf Tether movespeed bonus reduced from 17% to 14/15/16/17%
6.84
  • Buff Relocate double click now teleports to fountain
6.83
  • Buff No longer requires turning to perform any actions
6.79
  • Nerf Tether now does a -100% MS/AS slow instead of a stun
6.78c
  • Nerf Tether movement bonus decreased from 20% to 17%
6.78
  • Nerf Spirits no longer provide vision, except temporarily when they collide with an enemy hero
  • Nerf Overcharge hp/mp cost increased from 3.5% to 4.5%
6.75
  • Nerf Overcharge HP/MP cost over time increased from 2.5% to 3.5%
  • Buff Tether regeneration transfer now heals the Tethered unit at 1.5x the rate of Wisp
6.72
  • Buff Base damage increased from 33-42 to 43-52
  • Buff Attack range increased from 525 to 575
  • Buff Tether stun duration rebalanced from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75 to 0.75/1.25/1.75/2.25
  • Buff Spirits Oscillation subabilities no longer interrupt Wisp's movement
  • Buff Spirits now circle slightly faster when there are fewer alive
  • Buff Spirits life duration increased by 3 seconds
  • Buff Spirits now spawn over 4 second interval instead of 6
  • Rework Overcharge Reworked
  • Nerf Spirits no longer slow
  • Nerf Tether movement speed bonus reduced from 15/20/25/30% to 20%
6.71
  • Nerf Tether movement speed bonus reduced from 20/25/30/35 to 15/20/25/30
  • Nerf Spirits cooldown rescaled from 14 to 20/18/16/14
6.69
  • Nerf Tether Stun duration reduced from 1.25/1.5/1.75/2 to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
  • Nerf Relocate cooldown increased from 80/60/40 to 90/75/60
6.68
  • New New hero

Notable Players[edit]

Notable Players
EGM.jpg Kuroky profile.jpg Mmy-dai-x.jpg N0tail DreamLeague Season 5.jpg Pieliedie-esl.jpg SoNNeikO ESL One Frankfurt 2016.jpg
EGM KuroKy MMY! N0tail pieliedie SoNNeikO

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