Lycan

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[e][h]Lycan
Dire Hero
Lycan Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon Main.png
25 +3
Agility Icon.png
16 +1
Intelligence Icon.png
17 +1.55
Damage
36 - 41
Armor
3.24
Movespeed
305
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
150
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.55 + 0.55
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.6
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
700
1,540
2,140
Mana:
254
506
698
Spell Amp:
1.1%
2.5%
3.6%
Armor:
3
5
7
Damage:
61-66
103-108
133-138
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Collision Size: 8

Lycan icon.png Banehallow, the Lycan[edit]

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Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the landed castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the Fall, as the King's wants grew strange, and his court grew crowded with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the avarice of the throne. No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates. And then came the teeth behind the old truth: When you strike a king's neck, you had better take his head. Enraged by the betrayal, the king exterminated the vast Ambry bloodline, sparing only the lord of the house and his youngest son, Banehallow. Before all the royal court, with the disgraced lord chained to the ornate marble floor, the King bade his magicians transform the boy into a wolf so that he might tear out his own father's throat. "Do this," the king said, "so that Lord Ambry will understand the bite of betrayal." Powerful magic was invoked, and the child was transformed. But though his body was changed, his spirit remained intact, and instead of biting the exposed neck of his father, he attacked his handlers, tearing them to pieces. A dozen of the King's knights perished under the wolf's teeth before they managed to drive it off into the night. Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword. Now the heir to the lost house of Ambry, Banehallow wanders the trail as the Lycan, part warrior, part wolf, in search of justice for all that he lost.

Abilities[edit]

Summon Wolves
Lycan summon wolves.png
Ability: No Target
Summons wolves to fight for Lycan.
QV
Mana Cost dota2.png 145
Cooldown Clock.png 30
Wolves Summoned2
 4 (Level 25 talent)
The very enchantment that twisted his being also summons canine familiars.
Notes
  • If wolves are summoned during the duration of Howl, they will receive the damage bonus until the duration is up.
  • Summoning new wolves will remove the old ones.
Howl
Lycan howl.png
Ability: No Target
Affects: Allied Units
Grants bonus damage and bonus hit points to Lycan, allied heroes, and all units under their control. The effects are doubled at night.
WW
Mana Cost dota2.png 40
Cooldown Clock.png 55 / 50 / 45 / 40
Hero Bonus Damage10 / 15 / 20 / 25
 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 at night

Unit Bonus Damage
4 / 6 / 8 / 10
 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 at night

Hero Max HP Bonus
50 / 100 / 150 / 200
 100 / 200 / 300 / 400
 at night


Unit Max HP Bonus
25 / 50 / 75 / 100
 50 / 100 / 150 / 200
 at night


Duration
13
 Affected By:  Can be Dispelled
Blood-curdling wolf cries signal to opponents that Lycan is among them.
Notes
Feral Impulse
Lycan feral impulse.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Increases the damage and HP regeneration of Lycan and all units under his control.
EI
Bonus Damage15% / 26% / 37% / 48%
HP Regeneration1 / 4 / 7 / 10
 13 / 16 / 19 / 22
 (Level 15 talent)


Radius
900
 Affected By:  Disabled by Break Illusions gain part of this ability
His animalistic symbiosis with canine kind gives Lycan enhanced reflexes and hunting capabilities.
Notes
  • Illusions carry this aura, but do not benefit from it.
  • Disabled by Break.
Shapeshift
Lycan shapeshift.png
Ability: No Target
Affects: Self
Lycan assumes his true form, increasing his combat capabilities. During Shapeshift, Lycan and all units under his control move at extreme speed, cannot be slowed and gain critical strike.
RF
Mana Cost dota2.png 100
Cooldown Clock.png 120 / 90 / 60
Movement Speed650
Critical Damage160% / 180% / 200%
Critical Chance40%
Night Vision1800
Duration18
 33 (Level 25 talent)

Transformation Time
1.5
 Affected By:  Disabled by Break Illusions gain part of this ability
Forever a slave to his Lycan, Banehallow has come to accept his curse, and embrace his own savagery.
Notes
  • Illusions created while in Shapeshift form will have all benefits but will not carry the aura.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+2 Wolves Summoned 25 +15s Shapeshift Duration
15% Cooldown Reduction 20 15% Evasion
+12 Strength 15 +12 Feral HP Regen
+200 Health 10 +15 Damage

Summon Abilities[edit]

Lycan Wolf[edit]

Cripple
Lycan summon wolves cripple.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Gives a chance to cripple the target, doing damage over time and slowing attack speed. Given to level 3 wolves.
Cripple Chance20%
Damage Per Second8
Attack Speed Slow60
Duration4
 Affected By:  Disabled by Break
Notes
  • Total damage: 32.
Invisibility
Lycan summon wolves invisibility.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Permanently invisible when not attacking. Given to level 4 wolves.
Fade Time1.7
Notes
  • Wolves retain their collision size while invisible and can block paths.

Summon Stats[edit]

Lycan Wolf [h]
Lycan lycan wolf.jpg
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type
Basic attack icon.png
Basic
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
55
Hit Points:
200 / 240 / 280 / 320
HP Regen:
0.5
Mana:
0
Damage:
17-18 / 27-30 / 34-40 / 43-49
Armor:
1
Movespeed:
400 / 420 / 440 / 460
Base Attack Time:
1.2 / 1.1 / 1 / 0.9
Attack Range:
90
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.33 + 0.64
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Sight Range:
1200 / 800
Gold Bounty:
21 / 26 / 36 / 41
Experience:
20
Magic Resistance:
80%
Notes:
Gains the Cripple ability at level 3. Gains the Invisibility ability at level 4.

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Healing Salve Tango Stout Shield Boots of Speed Vladmirs Offering NoItem.png Power Treads Helm of the Dominator Necronomicon Assault Cuirass Desolator Black King Bar
Ring of Protection NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png

General Strategy[edit]

As a man or as a wolf, Lycan devastates enemies with sharp claws and deadly jaws. Summoning stealthy wolves to scout ahead or assault a foe, his wolf transformation grants him the speed and strength to run down his enemies, or escape an ambush.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Lycan howl.png Lycan feral impulse.png Lycan summon wolves.png Lycan summon wolves.png Lycan summon wolves.png Lycan shapeshift.png Lycan summon wolves.png Lycan feral impulse.png Lycan feral impulse.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Lycan feral impulse.png Lycan shapeshift.png Lycan howl.png Lycan howl.png Talents.png Lycan howl.png Lycan shapeshift.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]
7.06
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +12 Feral HP Regen (Level 15)
7.05
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +175 Health to +200
  • Buff Shapeshift critical strike damage increased from 140/160/180 to 160/180/200%
7.04
  • Buff Base strength increased by 3
7.03
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +150 Health to +175
7.02
  • Rework Added to CM
  • Nerf Agility gain from 1.5 to 1.0
  • Nerf Howl manacost from 30 to 40
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from -20s Respawn Time to -25s
7.01
  • Nerf Howl cooldown increased from 50/45/40/35 to 55/50/45/40
  • Nerf Howl manacost increased from 15/20/25/30 to 30
  • Nerf Lycan Level 10 Talent reduced from +20 Damage to +15 Damage
  • Nerf Lycan agility gain reduced from 1.9 to 1.5
7.00
  • Rework Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Rework Howl now behaves like a normal buff, rather than a pseudo-aura
  • Buff Howl duration increased from 10 to 13
  • Nerf Howl hero bonus damage reduced from 14/26/38/50 to 10/15/20/25
  • Nerf Howl creep bonus damage reduced from 5/10/15/20 to 4/6/8/10
  • Buff Howl provides 50/100/150/200 Max HP increase to heroes, 25/50/75/100 to non-heroes
  • Buff Howl has double the effect (damage/HP) at night time
  • Nerf Feral Impulse no longer provides 15/20/25/30 Attack Speed
  • Buff Feral Impulse bonus damage rescaled from 15/20/25/30% to 15/26/37/48% damage
  • Buff Feral Impulse now provides 1/4/7/10 HP regeneration
  • Buff Summoned Wolves Base Attack Time reduced from 1.25/1.2/1.15/1.1 to 1.2/1.1/1.0/0.9
  • Nerf Summoned Wolves no longer gain 15 HP regen at level 4
  • Nerf Summoned Wolves now gain invisibility at level 4
  • Nerf Summoned Wolves now gain cripple at level 3
  • Buff Cripple attack speed slow increased from 40 to 60
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.86
  • Rework Lycan Wolves and Shapeshift no longer grant critical strike
  • Rework Lycan Wolves now gain Cripple at level 2, granting a 20% chance to cripple the target, causing it to take 8 damage per second and lose 40 Attack Speed for 4 seconds.
  • Rework Shapeshift now grants all units under your control a 40% chance for 1.4/1.6/1.8x critical strike
6.85
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 2.75 to 3.0
  • Buff Shapeshift critical strike chance increased from 30% to 30/35/40%
6.82
  • Nerf Shapeshift no longer grants 1.5 Base Attack Time
  • Nerf Shapeshift cooldown increased from 100/70/40 to 120/90/60
  • Buff Shapeshift speed increased from 522 to 650
  • Nerf Shapeshift now has a 1.5 seconds transformation time
6.81b
  • Nerf Howl duration decreased from 12 to 10
  • Nerf Howl bonus damage reduced from 20/30/40/50 to 14/26/38/50
6.81
  • Nerf Shapeshift no longer provides 100/200/300 bonus health
6.80
  • Buff Wolves Fade Time decreased from 3 to 1.7
  • Buff Level 3 Lycan Wolves now have Invisibility
  • Buff Level 4 Lycan Wolves now have a passive ability that gives them 15 HP regen
6.79
  • Buff Armor increased by 1 (Shapeshift total armor is still the same as before)
  • Buff Base damage increased by 5
  • Buff Howl bonus damage for non-hero units increased from 4/8/12/16 to 5/10/15/20
  • Buff Wolves magic resistance increased from 50% to 80%
6.78
  • Buff Armor increased by 1 (Shapeshift total armor is still the same as before)
6.77
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased from 15 to 17
  • Buff Spirit Wolves armor increased by 1
6.75
  • Nerf Summon Wolves manacost increased from 125 to 145
  • Nerf Spirit Wolves HP decreased from 400/450/500/550 to 200/240/280/320
  • Buff Spirit Wolves now have 50% magic resistance
  • Nerf Fixed Shapeshift speed buff remaining after dying with Aegis
6.72d
  • Nerf Wolves HP reduced from 400/475/550/625 to 400/450/500/550
  • Nerf Shapeshift base attack rate changed from 1.4 to 1.5 (a nerf)
  • Nerf Feral Impulse AoE reduced from global to 900
6.72
  • Buff Wolves collision size reduced a bit
  • Buff Wolves move speed increased from 400 to 400/420/440/460
6.71
  • Buff Feral Impulse damage and attack speed bonus increased from 10/15/20/25% to 15/20/25/30%
6.70
  • Buff Shapeshift form critical strike improved from 1.5 to 1.7x
  • Buff Wolves critical strike improved from 1.5 to 1.7x
6.69
  • Buff Shapeshift duration increased from 14/15/16 to a constant 18 seconds
6.67
  • Buff Howl hero bonus damage from 11/22/33/44 to 20/30/40/50 (unit bonus damage scaling remains 4/8/12/16)
  • Nerf Howl duration from 16 to 12
  • Nerf Howl cooldown from 35 to 50/45/40/35
6.57
  • Nerf Lowered Lycan's Wolves Hitpoints
  • Nerf Lowered base armor on Lycan and his wolves by 2
6.54
  • Nerf Lowered base armor on Lycan's Wolves from 5 to 2
6.53
  • Rework Reworked Lycanthrope a bit
  • Buff Increased Howl's duration
6.51
  • Buff Increased duration of Lycanthrope's wolves a bit and allowed them to attack air
6.50
  • Buff Reduced cooldown on high level Shapeshift
6.48b
  • Buff Slightly reduced Shapeshift's cooldown
  • Buff Increased Lycanthropy Wolves' base armor

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