Morphling

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[e][h]Morphling
Radiant Hero
Attributes

19 +2.3

24 +3.7

13 +1.1

280
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
350
Missile Speed:
1300
Attack Duration:
0.5 + 0.5
Cast Duration:
0.25 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.5
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.6
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
580
1220
1680
Mana:
231
411
543
Spell Amp:
0.9%
2%
2.8%
Armor:
2
10.6
16.8
Damage:
33-42
84-93
121-130
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Morphling[edit]

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For dark eons the comet circled. Held in thrall to a distant sun, bound by gravity's inexorable pull, the massive ball of ice careened through the blackness between worlds, made strange by its dark journey. On the eve of the ancient war of the Vloy, it punched down through the sky and lit a glowing trail across the night—a sign both armies took for an omen. The frozen ball melted in a flash of boiling heat, as below two forces enjoined in battle across the border of a narrow river. Thus freed from its icy stasis, the Morphling was born into conflict, an elemental power at one with the tides of the ocean, capricious and unconstrained. He entered the fight, instinctively taking the form of the first general who dared set foot across the water—and then struck him dead. As the motley warriors clashed, he shifted from form to form throughout the battle, instantly absorbing the ways of these strange creatures—now a footsoldier, now an archer, now the cavalryman—until, by the time the last soldier fell, Morphling had played every part. The battle's end was his beginning.

Abilities[edit]

Waveform
Targeting Type
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Morphling dissolves into liquid and surges forward, damaging enemy units in his path.
QW
140 / 155 / 160 / 165
11
Damage100 / 175 / 250 / 325
Radius200
Maximum Distance/Cast Range1000
1300 (Level 10 Talent)
Cast Point0.25
Talent AbilityAttacks Targets (Level 15 Talent)
Talent Ability2 Charges (Level 25 Talent)
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity
A torrential flood takes enemies by force.
Notes
  • Morphling is invulnerable during Waveform.
  • Morphling travels at 1250 speed with the wave.
  • Morphling can attack, cast spells, and use items during Waveform.
  • Morph Replicate and Blink Dagger will cancel Waveform.
  • Morphling performs 1 auto attack on each target hit by Waveform. If only 1 target is hit, 2 auto attacks are performed on that target. (Level 15 Talent)
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Adaptive Strike (Agility)
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Launches a surge of water toward an enemy unit, dealing base damage plus additional damage based on Morphling's Agility times a multiplier. If Morphling's Agility is 50% higher than Strength, the maximum damage and the minimum stun is dealt.
WE
80
10
Maximum Damage1× / 1.5× / 2× / 2.5×
of current Agility
Minimum Damage50% of current Agility
Base Damage100
Cast Range600 / 700 / 800 / 900
Cast Point0.25
Talent Ability+2 Multishots (Level 25 Talent)
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
The Morphling calls upon his elements to crush his opponents with waves.
Notes
  • Adaptive Strike is a paired ability. Leveling one will level the other as well.
  • When one Adaptive Strike is cast, the other goes on cooldown for 3 seconds.
  • The projectile travels at 1150 speed.
  • Only the maximum and minimum values are shown. The actual amount of damage scales with the ratio of Agility to Strength.
  • Multishots target other random enemies in range. Each target can only be hit once. (Level 25 Talent)
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
Adaptive Strike (Strength)
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Launches a surge of water toward an enemy unit, stunning and knocking back the target based on Morphling's strength. If his Strength is 50% higher than his Agility, the maximum stun is dealt.
WD
80
10
Maximum Stun Duration1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3
Minimum Stun Duration0.5
Maximum Knockback500
Minimum Knockback100
Cast Range600 / 700 / 800 / 900
Cast Point0.25
Talent Ability+2 Multishots (Level 25 Talent)
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
The Morphling calls upon his elements to crush his opponents with waves.
Notes
  • Adaptive Strike is a paired ability. Leveling one will level the other as well.
  • When one Adaptive Strike is cast, the other goes on cooldown for 3 seconds.
  • The projectile travels at 1150 speed.
  • Target is knocked back at 1000 speed.
  • Only the maximum and minimum values are shown. The actual amount of stun and knockback scale with the ratio of Strength to Agility.
  • Multishots target other random enemies in range. Each target can only be hit once. (Level 25 Talent)
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
Attribute Shift (Agility Gain)
Targeting Type
Toggle
Affects
Self
Morphling shifts its form, pulling points from Strength and pouring them into Agility. The process is reversible. Additional points increase the rate of stat change. Passively grants bonus Agility.
EF
Points Per Shift1
Shift Rate1 / 4 / 10 / 25
Bonus Agility4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Cast Point0
Shifting water makes it difficult to discern the nature of Morphling.
Notes
  • Attribute Shift is a paired ability. Leveling one will level the other as well.
  • Only shifts base stats. Bonus stats from items cannot be shifted.
  • Can begin or end shifting while stunned, but not while silenced.
  • Will continue to shift stats when Morphling is disabled.
Attribute Shift (Strength Gain)
Targeting Type
Toggle
Affects
Self
Morphling shifts its form, pulling points from Agility and pouring them into Strength. The process is reversible. Additional points increase the rate of stat change. Passively grants bonus Strength.
DT
Points Per Shift1
Shift Rate1 / 4 / 10 / 25
Bonus Strength4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Cast Point0
Shifting water makes it difficult to discern the nature of Morphling.
Notes
  • Attribute Shift is a paired ability. Leveling one will level the other as well.
  • Only shifts base stats. Bonus stats from items cannot be shifted.
  • Can begin or end shifting while stunned, but not while silenced.
  • Will continue to shift stats when Morphling is disabled.
Morph
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Heroes
Morphling changes his form to match the targeted enemy, gaining their basic abilities.
RR
75 / 100 / 125
160 / 100 / 40
Cast Range600
Duration20
35 (Level 20 Talent)
Cast Point0.25
Talent AbilityCan Target Allies (Level 20 Talent)
 Affected By  Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Staring into Morphling produces a reflection that mimics the beholder.
Notes
  • Applies a dispel on Morphling when cast.
  • Morphling cannot cast Morph on himself.
  • Morph can be used on illusions, excluding Morphling's own.
  • Morphling copies the base attributes of the hero. Bonus stats from Morphling's items are added; stats from enemy items are ignored.
  • Morph also changes Morphling's primary attribute with the target's.
  • Morphling's health and mana are adjusted relative to his new stats.
  • When Morph ends, Morphling's Health and Mana are reset to the same relative value as when Morph begin.
  • Morphling's abilities are replaced with the abilities of the target, excluding their ultimate.
  • All abilities are at the level which the targeted unit has skilled. If they have not learned the ability, Morphling cannot use it.
  • Abilities are not affected by the talents that enemies have.
  • If the enemy has an Aghanim's Scepter and Morphling does not, the spells will not be upgraded.
  • If Morphling has Aghanim's Scepter, he will get the upgraded version of the target's spells even if the enemy did not have a scepter.
Morph Replicate
Targeting Type
No Target
Affects
Self
Morphling instantly morph back.
RT
Cast Point0.35
Notes
  • It is used to end Morph.
  • Morphing back can restore to the percentage of Health and Mana before morphed. This is not healing, not affacted by the debuff of Ice Blast.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+2 Multishot Adaptive Strike 25 2 Waveform Charges
+15 Morph Duration 20 Morph Targets Allies
+30 Attack Speed 15 Waveform Attacks Targets
+300 Waveform Range 10 +10 Agility


Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Slippers of Agility Circlet Tango Boots of Speed Magic Stick Ring of Aquila Power Treads Magic Wand Linkens Sphere Ethereal Blade Eye of Skadi
Healing Salve Ring of Health

General Strategy[edit]

Shifting his attributes to suit his situation, Morphling can be as elusive as he is deadly. Whether riding a wave to flank an enemy, or boosting his health before escaping into his deceptive replication, few can hope to corner him.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell

Early Game[edit]



Mid Game[edit]



Late Game[edit]



Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.07c
  • Rework Morphing back to your hero sets you back to the same percentage Health and Mana you originally had before you morphed (so if you are low health after taking damage in a Morph, morphing back effectively heals you)
  • Rework Morph now changes your primary attribute to the target's one
  • Nerf Morph duration reduced from 30 to 20 seconds
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from -25s Morph Cooldown to +15s Morph Duration
7.07b
  • Rework Restored in Captains Mode
  • Buff Adaptive Strike (Agility) min damage multiplier increased from 0.25 to 0.5
  • Buff Adaptive Strike (Agility) max damage multiplier increased from 0.5/1/1.5/2 to 1/1.5/2/2.5
  • Buff Adaptive Strike (Strength) min stun increased from 0.25 to 0.5
  • Buff Attribute Shift Bonus Agility and Strength increased from 3/4/5/6 to 4/5/6/7
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +20 Movement Speed to +300 Waveform Range
  • Rework Level 25 Talent changed from +800 Waveform Range to 2 Waveform Charges
7.07
  • Rework Removed from Captains Mode
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced by 5
  • Nerf Reduced base Intelligence from 17 to 13
  • Rework Renamed Morph to Attribute Shift
  • Buff Attribute Shift rate rescaled from 2/4/8/16 to 1/4/10/25
  • Buff Attribute Shift now costs no mana
  • Rework Adaptive Strike is now two abilities, one that deals damage based on Agility and one that stuns/knocks back based on Strength. When one is cast, the other goes into cooldown for 3 seconds
  • Nerf Adaptive Strike (Strength) stun duration rescaled from 1.25/2.25/3.25/4.25 to 1.5/2/2.5/3
  • Buff Adaptive Strike (Strength) knockback increased from max 300 to 500
  • Nerf Removed Morphling's Scepter
  • Rework Replaced Replicate with a new ultimate: Morph
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06e
  • Buff Base Attack Time improved from 1.55 to 1.5
7.06d
  • Buff Base Attack Time improved from 1.6 to 1.55
7.06
  • Buff Adaptive Strike mana cost rescaled from 100/90/80/70 to 80
7.02
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +30% Replicate Damage to +50%
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Morph Replicate cast time increased from 0.25 to 0.35
  • Nerf Base damage reduced by 4
6.88e
  • Nerf Intelligence gain reduced from 1.5 to 1.1
6.88
  • Buff Hybrid cooldown reduced from 70 to 60
  • Buff Agility gain increased from 3.4 to 3.7
6.87
  • Buff Replicate damage dealt increased from 50% to 80%
  • Buff Hybrid cooldown reduced from 120 to 70
6.86
  • Buff Adaptive Strike base damage increased from 50/60/70/80 to 100
  • Buff Adaptive Strike mana cost reduced from 100 to 100/90/80/70
  • Buff Morph rate increased from 2/4/6/10 per second to 2/4/8/16
  • Buff Morph now shifts in intervals of 1 rather than 2
  • Buff Hybrid cooldown reduced from 140 to 120
6.85
  • Buff Agility growth increased from 3 to 3.4
  • Buff Adaptive Strike damage rescaled from 20/40/60/80 to 50/60/70/80
  • Buff Hybrid no longer hides Morphling or restricts its usage when a Replicate is out
  • Nerf Hybrids are visibly known to enemies
6.84
  • Nerf Adaptive Strike now has a 1150 speed projectile
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Morphling: Grants a new ability, Hybrid
6.83
  • Buff Adaptive Strike stun max duration increased from 0.75/1.5/2.25/3 to 1.25/2.25/3.25/4.25
6.80
  • Buff You can now cast and attack while in Waveform
6.79
  • Buff Morph level 4 shift rate improved from 0.25 to 0.2
6.78
  • Buff Base attack time improved from 1.7 to 1.6
6.77
  • Buff Cast animation time decreased from 0.4 to 0.25
6.76
  • Buff Cast animation time improved from 0.45 to 0.4
6.75
  • Nerf Cast animation time increased from 0.3 to 0.45
  • Nerf Morph Mana cost increased from 20 to 30 mana per second
  • Nerf Base damage decreased by 6
  • Nerf Waveform AoE decreased from 255 to 200
  • Nerf Waveform no longer allows you to start attacking/casting before it is completed
6.74
  • Buff Morph passively grants 3/4/5/6 agility and strength
  • Buff Wave Form now properly dodges projectiles
6.73
  • Buff Adaptive strike cooldown decreased from 20 to 10
  • Buff Base agility increased by 5
6.72
  • Buff Morph now has a visual effect
  • Nerf Armor reduced by 2
6.71
  • Rework Adaptive Strike damage rescaled
6.69
  • Nerf Replicate cannot target Morphling's own illusions anymore
  • Nerf Adaptive Strike damage type changed from Physical to Magical
6.64
  • Nerf Morph Replicate mana cost increased from 0 to 150
6.63
  • Nerf Morph's passive Agility and Strength bonus removed
6.60
  • Rework Reworked how Morphiling's Adaptive Strike works
6.58
  • Buff Morph now gives him a passive +2/4/6/8 Agility and Strength bonus when leveling it up
6.52
  • Buff Agility Morph and Strength Morph can now be clicked on directly for one-time use
  • Buff Morph interval is smoother when it levels (same overall rate though)
6.51
  • Nerf Undid some of Morphling's base damage buff from last version
  • Nerf Lowered level 1 and 2 cast range on Replicate
6.50
  • Buff Increased Morphling's base damage
  • Buff Reduced Replicate's Mana cost and cooldown

Notable Players[edit]

Notable Players
BurNIng Hao LaKelz Sylar Zhou Meracle

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