Phantom Assassin

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[e][h]Phantom Assassin
Dire Hero
Phantom Assassin Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon.png
20 +2.15
Agility Icon Main.png
23 +3.15
Intelligence Icon.png
15 +1.4
Damage
23 - 25
Armor
4.22
Movespeed
310
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
150
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.3 + 0.7
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.5
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.6
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
600
1,200
1,620
Mana:
240
449
603
Spell Amp:
1.1%
2.4%
3.4%
Armor:
4
11
15
Damage:
46-48
90-92
121-123
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Phantom Assassin icon.png Mortred, the Phantom Assassin[edit]

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Through a process of divination, children are selected for upbringing by the Sisters of the Veil, an order that considers assassination a sacred part of the natural order. The Veiled Sisters identify targets through meditation and oracular utterances. They accept no contracts, and never seem to pursue targets for political or mercenary reasons. Their killings bear no relation to any recognizable agenda, and can seem to be completely random: A figure of great power is no more likely to be eliminated than a peasant or a well digger. Whatever pattern the killings may contain, it is known only to them. They treat their victims as sacrifices, and death at their hand is considered an honor. Raised with no identity except that of their order, any Phantom Assassin can take the place of any other; their number is not known. Perhaps there are many, perhaps there are few. Nothing is known of what lies under the Phantom Veil. Except that this one, from time to time, when none are near enough to hear, is known to stir her veils with the forbidden whisper of her own name: Mortred.

Abilities[edit]

Stifling Dagger
Phantom assassin stifling dagger.png
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Physical
Throws a dagger slowing the enemy unit's movement speed, dealing physical damage and a percentage of Phantom Assassin's attack damage. This applies on-hit effects from items and abilities (such as Orb of Venom and Coup de Grace) to the target.
QD
Mana Cost dota2.png 30 / 25 / 20 / 15
Cooldown Clock.png 6
Base Damage65
Attack Damage25% / 40% / 55% / 70%
Movement Slow50%
Slow Duration1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Cast Range525 / 750 / 975 / 1200
Talent EffectThrows 2 daggers
 (Level 25 talent)
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
The first skill learned by the Sisters of the Veil often signals an incoming hit.
Notes
  • Applies your attack's on-hit effects. All attack effects work and behave as if your hero performed them.
  • Counts as an auto-attack from Phantom Assassin for all effects. EG. Centaur's Return will damage Phantom Assassin when hit by a dagger.
  • The dagger travels at 1200 speed and has 450 flying vision. The vision lasts for 3.34 seconds on impact.
  • The talent's second dagger is thrown at a random enemy within 1200 range of Phantom Assassin. If there are no other enemies, only one dagger is thrown.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
  • The slow can be dispelled.
Phantom Strike
Phantom assassin phantom strike.png
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Units
Blinks toward a unit, friendly or enemy. Grants bonus attack speed if it's an enemy unit.
WB
Mana Cost dota2.png 50
Cooldown Clock.png 14 / 11 / 8 / 5
Bonus Attack Speed130
Maximum Attacks4
Duration4
Cast Range1000
 Affected By:  Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
Mortred's silken veil is the last thing her unfortunate target sees.
Notes
  • The bonus attack speed is lost when Phantom Assassin changes targets.
  • Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
  • The buff can be dispelled.
Blur
Phantom assassin blur.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
The Phantom Assassin blurs her body, causing some enemy attacks to miss and allowing her to disappear from the enemy minimap when far from enemy heroes. Stacks diminishingly with other sources of Evasion.
ER
Evasion20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
Blur Reveal Radius1600
 Affected By: Partially blocked by Spell Immunity Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
Meditation allows a Veiled Sister to carefully anticipate her opponents in combat.
Notes
  • Illusions can use this ability.
  • Blur does not detect Invisible or Spell Immune units entering the radius. Becoming invisible or spell immune after entering the radius will still be detected by Blur.
  • Disabled by Break.
Coup de Grace
Phantom assassin coup de grace.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Phantom Assassin refines her combat abilities, gaining a chance of delivering a devastating critical strike to enemy units.
RC
Critical Damage230% / 340% / 450%
Critical Chance15%
 Affected By:  Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
A divine strike, Mortred honors her opponent by choosing them for death.
Notes

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Double Strike Stifling Dagger 25 +25 Agility
+10 All Stats 20 +35 Attack Speed
+20 Movement Speed 15 10% Lifesteal
+15 Damage 10 +150 Health

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Healing Salve Tango Stout Shield Boots of Speed Poor Mans Shield Magic Wand Phase Boots Vladmirs Offering Desolator Black King Bar Abyssal Blade NoItem.png
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General Strategy[edit]

The moment she finds her prey, Phantom Assassin strikes. Instantly closing in on a target, she effortlessly dodges attacks as she relentlessly cuts away at her foe. Without warning, any one of her attacks could prove suddenly and brutally fatal.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Phantom assassin stifling dagger.png Phantom assassin phantom strike.png Phantom assassin stifling dagger.png Phantom assassin blur.png Phantom assassin stifling dagger.png Phantom assassin coup de grace.png Phantom assassin stifling dagger.png Phantom assassin phantom strike.png Phantom assassin phantom strike.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Phantom assassin phantom strike.png Phantom assassin coup de grace.png Phantom assassin blur.png Phantom assassin blur.png Talents.png Phantom assassin blur.png Phantom assassin coup de grace.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]
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +15 Movement Speed to +20
7.01
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger base damage reduced from 70 to 65
7.00
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger base damage reduced from 75 to 70
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger cast range reduced from 825/950/1075/1200 to 525/750/975/1200
6.88e
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger cast range reduced from 1200 to 825/950/1075/1200
6.88
  • Buff Phantom Strike can now target Spell Immune heroes
6.87c
  • Buff Stifling Dagger base damage increased from 60 to 75
6.87
  • Rework Stifling Dagger now does a real physical attack for 60 + 25/40/55/70% of your attack damage. All attack effects work and behave as if your hero performed them.
  • Buff Phantom Assassin turn rate increased from 0.4 to 0.6
6.86
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased from 13 + 1 to 15 + 1.4
6.85
  • Buff Stifling Dagger now applies your attack's on-hit effects
  • Buff Blur no longer has a 0.75 second delay
6.83
  • Nerf Coup de Grace critical strike damage from 250/350/450% to 230/340/450%
6.82
  • Buff Blur minimap hide now has the opposite effect, and is active when no enemies are near
6.81b
  • Buff Phantom Strike bonus attack speed increased from 100 to 130
6.81
  • Buff Stifling Dagger cooldown reduced from 8 to 6
  • Buff Blur evasion chance increased from 20/25/30/40 to 20/30/40/50
6.80
  • Buff Invisible heroes now trigger Blur
  • Buff Blur delay reduced from 1.5 to 0.75
6.79
  • Buff Stifling Dagger shares the same crit chance/factor as Coup de Grace
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger is now dodgeable
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger damage rescaled from 50/100/150/200 to 60/100/140/180
6.78
  • Buff Blur level 4 evasion increased from 35% to 40%
6.75
  • Buff Coup de Grace critical strike multiplier increased from 2.5/3.25/4 to 2.5/3.5/4.5
6.74
  • Buff Phantom Strike cast range increased from 700/800/900/1000 to 1000
  • Buff Phantom Strike cooldown rescaled from 20/15/10/5 to 14/11/8/5
6.73
  • Buff Stifling Dagger damage increased from 40/80/120/160 to 50/100/150/200
6.71
  • Rework Reworked Blur fade mechanism
  • Buff Coup de Grace critical strike rescaled from 2/3/4 to 2.5/3.25/4x
6.70
  • Buff Blur evasion increased from 15/20/25/30% to 20/25/30/35%
6.69
  • Buff Base Strength increased from 17 to 20
  • Nerf Strength growth decreased from 2.05 to 1.85
  • Buff Phantom Strike cooldown from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5
6.63
  • Buff Stifling Dagger cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds
6.60
  • Rework Changed Blink Strike to a new ability Phantom Strike
6.55
  • Buff Increased Blur evasion chance from 7%/14%/21%/28% to 15%/20%/25%/30%
6.54
  • Nerf Blur visual effect is now applied only to enemies
6.53
  • Buff Improved Stifling Dagger
6.51
  • Rework Replaced Phantom Assassin's Shadow Strike with Stifling Dagger
  • Buff Lowered Phantom Assassin's cast animation time from 0.5 to 0.3

See also[edit]

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