Riki

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[e][h]Riki
Radiant Hero
Riki Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon.png
17 +1.6
Agility Icon Main.png
34 +2.2
Intelligence Icon.png
14 +1.3
Damage
4 - 8
Armor
4.76
Movespeed
285
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
150
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.3 + 0.3
Cast Duration:
0.4 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.6
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
540
980
1,300
Mana:
218
434
590
Spell Amp:
0.9%
2.%
2.8%
Armor:
5
9
12
Damage:
38-42
68-72
90-94
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Riki icon.png Riki, the Stealth Assassin[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry.png Carry Escape role.png Escape Disabler.png Disabler

Riki was born middle child to the great dynasty of Tahlin. With an older brother groomed for the throne, and a younger brother coddled and kept, Riki, the small middle son, seemed born for the art of invisibility. It was an art he cultivated, and one which ultimately saved his life on the night that his people were betrayed and his family slaughtered. Of all the royal line, he alone escaped—small and agile, unassuming, using smoke as cover. He cut his way out of the royal grounds, using the advantage of surprise, quietly slitting the throats of one enemy warrior after another. Now free of his royal responsibilities, Riki uses his talents in service to a new trade: Stealth Assassin. He silences his enemies, sharpening his skills, hoping to one day take revenge on those who killed his family and robbed him of his birthright.

Abilities[edit]

Smoke Screen
Riki smoke screen.png
Ability: Point Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Throws down a smoke bomb, silencing and slowing enemy units in an area while causing them to miss on most attacks.
QC
Mana Cost dota2.png 90
Cooldown Clock.png 11
Radius250 / 275 / 300 / 325
Miss Chance40% / 50% / 60% / 70%
Movement Slow10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Duration6
Cast Range550
Talent Cooldown7 (Level 25 talent)
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity
Since his escape during the night of his betrayal, Riki has valued the use of a simple smoke screen to confuse his opponents.
Notes
Riki blink strike.png
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Units
Damage: Magical
Teleports behind the target unit, striking for bonus damage if it is an enemy.
WB
Mana Cost dota2.png 50
Cooldown Clock.png 16 / 12 / 8 / 4
Strike Damage55 / 70 / 85 / 100
Cast Range800
Cast Point0.3
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
The Stealth Assassin's agile movement makes him impossible to escape.
Notes
Cloak and Dagger
Riki cloak and dagger.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Damage: Physical
Riki fades into the shadows, staying permanently invisible except while attacking. If Riki attacks from behind, bonus damage is applied based on his current agility.
WE
Invisibility Fade Time6 / 5 / 4 / 3
Bonus Damage50% / 75% / 100% / 125%
 of Riki's total Agility
 165% (Level 25 talent)
 Affected By:  Disabled by Break Illusions gain part of this ability
Riki comes for you.
Notes
  • Riki can cast spells and use items while invisible.
  • The backstab can activate on denies.
  • Illusions can use the invisibility part of this ability.
  • Riki turns invisible immediately upon respawning, including via Aegis.
  • The fade time is displayed as a cooldown on the ability icon, it is unaffected by cooldown reduction or Refresher Orb.
  • Disabled by Break.
Tricks of the Trade
Riki tricks of the trade.png
Ability: No Target
Channeled
Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Riki phases out of the world for a few seconds, attacking every enemy from behind in an area around him. He attacks once when phasing out and then once per second while being phased out.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to increase the duration and enable Riki to hide inside an allied hero.
RK
Mana Cost dota2.png 75
Cooldown Clock.png 40 / 35 / 30
Duration3 / 4 / 5
 7 / 8 / 9

Attacks Per Second
1
Radius500
Cast Point0.3
Scepter Cast Range1000
The Stealth Assassin is not afraid to fight dirty, and specializes in attacking his opponents from behind.
Notes
  • The visual effect of this spell is also visible to enemies.
  • Does not hit illusions.
  • With Scepter, Riki has a choice of targeting an ally within 1000 range or self-casting. Riki cannot target the ground.
  • Scepter upgraded radius follows the targeted ally. If the ally dies, the radius stays in the location where the ally was.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
-4s Smokescreen Cooldown 25 +0.4 Backstab Multiplier
+8 All Stats 20 +250 Cast Range
+30% XP Gain 15 +10 Agility
+15 Movement Speed 10 +150 Health

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Orb of Venom Stout Shield Boots of Speed Poor Mans Shield Magic Stick Power Treads Magic Wand Diffusal Blade Sange and Yasha Abyssal Blade NoItem.png
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General Strategy[edit]

Riki stalks the battlefield, unseen by the enemy. He chooses his moment carefully and bursts forth in a puff of silencing smoke, stabbing at his foes before they even know he's there.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Riki cloak and dagger.png Riki blink strike.png Riki blink strike.png Riki smoke screen.png Riki blink strike.png Riki tricks of the trade.png Riki blink strike.png Riki cloak and dagger.png Riki cloak and dagger.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Riki cloak and dagger.png Riki tricks of the trade.png Riki smoke screen.png Riki smoke screen.png Talents.png Riki smoke screen.png Riki tricks of the trade.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
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced by 5
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +20% XP Gain to +30%
7.01
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow from 13/17/21/25% to 10/15/20/25%
7.00
  • Buff Added a Scepter for Riki. Increases ultimate duration by 4 seconds. Allows you to target an allied hero, hiding inside them for the duration. The radius that you attack in follows the allied hero. 1000 Cast Range.
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow reduced from 19/21/23/25% to 13/17/21/25%
6.88e
  • Nerf Riki's Smoke Screen slow reduced from 25% to 19/21/23/25%
6.88b
  • Nerf Riki's Blink Strike damage reduced from 60/80/100/120 to 55/70/85/100
6.88
  • Nerf Smoke Screen manacost increased from 75/80/85/90 to 90
6.87
  • Rework Added to Captains Mode
  • Buff Blink Strike damage increased from 20/40/60/80 to 60/80/100/120
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.3
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown reduced from 40 to 40/35/30
6.86c
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown reduced from 70 to 40
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade AoE increased from 475 to 500
  • Buff Blink Strike cast range increased from 700 to 800
  • Buff Blink Strike cast point reduced from 0.4 to 0.3
6.86b
  • Rework Enabled in Captains Mode
  • Buff Cloak and Dagger backstab damage multiplier increased from 0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0 to 0.5/0.75/1.0/1.25
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade now only affects heroes
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade AoE increased from 450 to 475
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown rescaled from 90/80/70 to 70
6.86
  • Rework Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Rework Reworked Permanent Invisibility to include Backstab
  • Rework Blink Strike back to basic ability without charges
  • Rework Added a new ultimate for Riki, Tricks of the Trade
  • Nerf Strength growth reduced from 2.0 to 1.6
  • Nerf Agility growth reduced from 2.9 to 2.2
  • Nerf Base armor reduced by 1
  • Nerf Smoke Screen no longer slows turn rates
6.85
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility health regen increased from 4/5/6/7 to 6/8/10/12
6.84
  • Nerf Smoke Screen no longer slows attack speed
  • Buff Smoke Screen now reduces turn rate by 30%
6.83
  • Buff Blink Strike max charges increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6
  • Nerf Blink Strike charge restore time increased from 30 to 35
  • Buff Blink Strike bonus damage from 50/70/90 to 40/70/100
6.82
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 300 to 290
  • Nerf Base damage reduced by 10
  • Nerf Base HP regeneration reduced from 1.5 to the default 0.25
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility is now a basic ability
  • Rework Permanent Invisibility fade delay from 3/2/1 to 8/6/4/2
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility now provides 4/5/6/7 HP regeneration while invisible
  • Buff Blink Strike is now an Ultimate and can target Spell Immune
  • Rework Blink Strike bonus damage from 30/60/90/120 to 50/70/90
  • Buff Blink Strike now has 3/4/5 charges, with a 30 second replenish time, instead of a 20/15/10/5 cooldown
  • Buff Blink Strike mana cost reduced from 50 to 40
  • Buff Blink Strike cast range increased from 700 to 800
6.81b
  • Buff Smoke Screen cooldown reduced from 13 to 11
6.81
  • Buff Backstab now works when attacking allied units
6.80
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 0.75 to 1.5
6.79
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast range increased from 425 to 550
  • Buff Riki is no longer revealed out of Permanent Invisibility when he casts spells or uses items
6.78
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility fade time decreased from 3/2.25/1.5 to 3/2/1
6.73
  • Buff Backstab damage bonus increased from 0.25/0.5/0.75/1.0 to 0.5/0.75/1.0/1.25 of agility
6.72
  • Buff Smoke Screen cooldown decreased from 15 to 13 seconds
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast range increased from 350 to 425
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 0.75
  • Buff Blink Strike cooldown rescaled from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5
6.68
  • Buff Base agility increased by 10
6.58
  • Nerf Removed ministun and tree destruction on smokescreen
  • Buff Backstab damage type is now Physical
6.55
  • Buff Changed Riki's Blink Strike to move him behind the target
6.52
  • Buff Slightly reduced Riki's cast animation time
6.51
  • Buff Smokescreen interrupts teleportation once again

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