Pugna

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[e][h]Pugna
Dire Hero
Attributes
Strength
17 +1.2
Agility
16 +1
Intelligence
26 +4.5
Damage
19 - 27
Armor
1.24
Movespeed
335
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Missile Speed:
900
Attack Duration:
0.5 + 0.5
Cast Duration:
0.2 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.5
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
540
860
1,100
Mana:
362
1,118
1,658
Spell Amp:
1.7%
5.9%
8.9%
Armor:
1
3
5
Damage:
45-53
108-116
153-161
LessMost played asMore
1
2
3
4
5

Pugna, the Oblivion[edit]

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In the realm of Pugna's birth, near the vents of the Nether Reaches, there stood a lamasery devoted to the Arts of Oblivion, which drew its power from the nether energies. The Grandmaster of the temple compound had himself passed into Oblivion several years prior, leaving his academy without a leader. From the moment of their master's death, the regents of the temple began rites of divination to identify their master's reincarnation, and eventually all signs converged on the immediate neighborhood. Several villages squatted in the shadow of the temple, their alleys and plazas full of the laughter of squalling children. Pugna, a mere thirteen months of age, was but one candidate among the local brats, and on the appointed day he was presented at the temple alongside two other promising tots. The lamas offered a jumble of worn relics to the children, treasured possessions of their former grandmaster. One boy reached for a porphyry wand that had belonged to the lama...and put it in his nostril. An impish girl pulled out an amulet that had also been the lama's, and immediately swallowed it. Pugna regarded the other two coolly, gave a merry laugh, and blasted them with gouts of emerald flame, reducing them to ashes in an instant. He then snatched up the wand and amulet, saying 'Mine!' The regents hoisted the beaming Pugna on their shoulders, wrapped him in their grandmaster's vestments, and rushed him to the throne before his mood could change. Within five years, the temple itself was another pile of ash, which pleased Pugna to no end.

Abilities[edit]

Nether Blast
Ability: Point Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Buildings
Damage: Magical
An exploding pulse deals damage to enemies and buildings in the area. Deals half damage to buildings.
QB
85 / 105 / 125 / 145
5
Damage:

Building Damage:


Blast Delay:

Radius:
Cast Range:
Talent Cooldown:
 100 / 175 / 250 / 325
 475 (Level 25 talent)
 50 / 87 / 125 / 162
 237 (Level 25 talent)
 0.9
 400
 400
 4 (Level 15 talent)
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity
The Arts of Oblivion include a deafening blast of emerald flames from the Nether Reaches.
Notes
Decrepify
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Units
A powerful spell that slows a unit and renders it ethereal, unable to attack or be attacked. Afflicted units take extra magic damage and can still cast spells. Allies are not slowed and receive less extra damage.
WC
60
15 / 12 / 9 / 6
Magic Amplification:
Movement Slow:
Ally Magic Amplification:
Duration:
Cast Range:
 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
 25%
 3.5
 700
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be Dispelled
A now-mastered relic from his childhood, Pugna delights in banishing others into the Nether Realm, whether for good, evil, or simple enjoyment.
Notes
Nether Ward
Ability: Point Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Pugna places a nether ward that fires mana flares at enemy heroes who dare to cast spells, while also preventing them from regenerating Mana. Nether ward deals damage equal to the damage multiplier times the mana spent by the enemy hero.
EW
80
35
Mana Flare Damage:


Mana Degen Aura:



Radius:

Duration:
Attacks To Destroy:

Cast Range:

 1× / 1.25× / 1.5× / 1.75×
 enemy spell mana cost
 2.25× (Level 20 talent)
 0.25% / 0.5% / 0.75% / 1%
 max mana lost per second
 1600
 30
 4 for heroes
 16 for non-hero units
 150
 Affected By:  Partially blocked by Spell Immunity
While at the lamasery for the Arts of Oblivion, Pugna learned to dominate his classmates with a simple ward charged with Nether magic.
Notes
  • Can be targeted by Decrepify.
  • Mana Degen Aura does not stack with multiple Nether Wards.
  • Nether Ward deals damage before the triggering spell is cast, so if the target dies the spell will not be cast.
  • Damage blocked by Spell Immunity, the Mana Degen Aura is not.
Life Drain
Affects: Units
Damage: Magical
While channeling Life Drain, Pugna siphons HP from the target enemy unit or pumps HP into an ally.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to increase the drain and remove the cooldown.
RD
125 / 175 / 225
22
Drain Per Second:

Duration:

Cast Range:
Scepter Cooldown:
Talent Effect:
 150 / 200 / 250
 180 / 240 / 300
 10
 900 / 1050 / 1200
 0
 Heal increased by 50%
 (Level 25 talent)
 Affected By:  Partially blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Pugna has truly become more powerful than even the grandmaster of Oblivion.
Notes
  • Restores mana if Pugna is already at full HP.
  • The heal is equal to the damage dealt.
  • Instantly destroys illusions.
  • Pugna can deny himself with this ability when healing an ally. Pugna does not stop healing when the target ally is at full health.
  • With talent the heal is 150% of the damage dealt.
  • The talent effect increases the healing done both when draining enemies and when healing allies.
  • When targeted on an ally, Pugna loses HP and heals the ally for that amount. The HP self loss is affected by spell resistance. If Pugna is Spell Immune, no self-damage is done, so allies will not be healed.
  • Can target and heal Spell Immune allies.
  • Damage blocked by Spell Immunity, but can still be cast.
  • Blocked by Linken's Sphere.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+150 Nether Blast Damage 25 +50% Life Drain Heal
+150 Cast Range 20 +0.5 Netherward Damage Per Mana
-1s Netherblast Cooldown 15 -35s Respawn Time
+225 Health 10 +3 Mana Regen

Summon Stats[edit]

Nether Ward [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type
Physical
None
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
30
Hit Points:
4
Cast Duration:
0 + 0.51
Sight Range:
600 / 600
Gold Bounty:
20 / 40 / 60 / 80
Magic Resistance:
Immune
Notes:
Takes 1 damage from heroes, and 0.25 from non-hero units.

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Iron Branch Iron Branch Enchanted Mango Magic Stick Boots of Speed Magic Wand Arcane Boots Aether Lens Aghanims Scepter Black King Bar
Tango Healing Salve

General Strategy[edit]

A crafty trickster, Pugna turns the enemy's power against itself as he blasts their defenses. While his nether ward strikes nearby foes that dare to cast a spell, he drains life from enemies to ensure he will be ready for the next assault.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Nether Blast Decrepify Nether Blast Nether Ward Nether Blast Life Drain Nether Blast Nether Ward Nether Ward Talent
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Nether Ward Life Drain Decrepify Decrepify Talent Decrepify Life Drain Talent Talent

Early Game[edit]



Mid Game[edit]



Late Game[edit]



Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.05
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 330 to 335
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +125 Nether Blast Damage to +150
7.03
  • Buff Pugna Level 10 Talent increased from +150 Health to +225
  • Rework Pugna Level 15 Talent changed from +12 Strength to -1s Netherblast Cooldown
  • Buff Pugna Level 15 Talent increased from -25s Respawn Time to -35s
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +10 Strength to +12
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +10 All Stats to +0.5 Netherward Damage Per Mana
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +100 Cast Range to +150
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +100 Nether Blast Damage to +125
7.00
  • Rework Nether Ward mana regen reduction per second rescaled from 1.5/3/4.5/6 to 0.25/0.5/0.75/1%
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Intelligence growth increased from 4 to 4.5
  • Buff Nether Blast cooldown reduced from 5.5 to 5
6.87
  • Buff Nether Ward now treats Illusions as creeps for hit count calculation
6.85
  • Buff Decrepify no longer slows allies
6.85
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 320 to 330
  • Buff Nether Ward is now placed at the target location using a 150 cast range ability
  • Buff Life Drain damage/steal per second increased from 150/185/220 to 150/200/250
6.84
  • Rework Decrepify enemy slow from 50% to 30/40/50/60%
  • Rework Decrepify enemy magic damage amplification from 50% to 30/40/50/60%
  • Buff Decrepify duration from 2/2.5/3/3.5 to 3.5
  • Nerf Decrepify cooldown from 12/10/8/6 to 15/12/9/6
  • Buff Life Drain damage and restore per second from 120/160/200 to 150/185/220
  • Rework Life Drain cast range from 1100 to 900/1050/1200
  • Nerf Pugna's Aghanim's Scepter-upgraded Life Drain no longer increases cast range
6.83
  • Buff Decrepify movement slow on allies reduced from 50% to 25%
  • Buff Nether Ward attacks required to destroy increased from 3 to 4
  • Buff Blademail no longer reflects Nether Ward damage onto Pugna
6.82
  • Buff Life Drain can now be targeted on allies, allowing Pugna to drain his own life into them
  • Nerf Nether Ward no longer triggers Linken's Sphere
6.81
  • Buff Decrepify mana cost reduced from 100 to 60
  • Buff Nether Ward duration increased from 25 to 30
6.79
  • Buff Decrepify damage amp on allies reduced from 40% to 25%
  • Buff Decrepify damage amp on enemies increased from 40% to 50%
  • Buff Nether Ward now requires 3 hits to kill instead of 75/150/225/300 HP (heroes hurt it for 1, others for 0.25)
  • Buff Life Drain restores mana if it tries to heal you while you are full hp when targeting heroes
6.78
  • Buff Nether Blast structure damage increased from 33% to 50%
  • Buff Decrepify can now target Tombstone
6.77
  • Buff Decrepify cooldown decreased from 13/11/9/7 to 12/10/8/6
6.76
  • Buff Life Drain break threshold range increased from 900 to 1100
  • Buff Nether Ward AoE increased from 700/1000/1300/1600 to 1600
6.75
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 315 to 320
  • Buff Nether Ward mana flare damage increased from 0.75/1/1.25/1.5 to 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
  • Buff Life Drain break range increased from 850 to 900
6.74
  • Buff Decrepify cast range increased from 550/600/650/700 to 700
  • Buff Life Drain damage increased from 100/150/200 to 120/160/200 (with Aghanim's from 175/225/275 to 180/240/300)
6.73
  • Buff Life Drain damage increased from 95/140/185 to 100/150/200 (and Scepter from 150/200/250 to 175/225/275)
  • Buff Life Drain duration increased from 9 to 10 seconds
6.71
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 1.45 to 1.2
6.66
  • Buff Decrepify cast range increased from 550 to 550/600/650/700
6.65
  • Buff Cast Point improved
  • Buff Decrepify can now be cast on Nether Ward
6.63
  • Buff Nether Ward's Mana Flare cooldown removed (was 0.75)
6.60
  • Buff Life Drain max range improved by 50 and its cast range is now equal to its max range
6.58
  • Buff Reduced Scepter upgraded Life Drain cooldown dramatically

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