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Root (also known as a Net, Entangle, or Ensnare) is a status effect that roots units in place and prevents them from moving or casting most movement altering abilities. Rooted units can still turn, attack, cast spells, and use items. Root interrupts channeling spells but will not prevent channeled spells from being used while already affected. Invisible units will also be revealed.

Root Abilities[edit]

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability Duration Notes
Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden Frostbite Frostbite 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3
10 on creeps
Disarms the target
Ember Spirit Ember Spirit Searing Chains Searing Chains 1 / 2 / 2 / 3
Meepo Meepo Earthbind Earthbind 2 Does not interrupt channeling
Naga Siren Naga Siren Naga Siren Ensnare 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Treant Protector Treant Protector Overgrowth Overgrowth 3 / 3.75 / 4.5 Disarms the target
Underlord Underlord Pit of Malice Pit of Malice 0.9 / 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8 Does not interrupt channeling
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability Duration Notes
Spirit Bear Entangling Claws Entangling Claws 3 on heroes
9 on creeps
Neutral Abilities
Neutral Ability Duration Notes
Dark Troll Summoner Dark Troll Summoner Ensnare 1.75 Does not reveal invisible units
Item Abilities
Item Ability Duration Notes
Rod of Atos Rod of Atos Rod of Atos Cripple 2 Does not interrupt channeling

Abilities disabled by Root[edit]

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability
Anti-Mage Anti-Mage Blink Blink
Chaos Knight Chaos Knight Reality Rift Reality Rift
Earth Spirit Earth Spirit Rolling Boulder Rolling Boulder
Faceless Void Faceless Void Time Walk Time Walk
Magnus Magnus Skewer Skewer
Meepo Meepo Poof Poof
Mirana Mirana Leap Leap
Monkey King Monkey King Tree Dance Tree Dance
Primal Spring Primal Spring
Morphling Morphling Waveform Waveform
Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet Teleportation Teleportation
Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin Phantom Strike Phantom Strike
Phoenix Phoenix Icarus Dive Icarus Dive
Puck Puck Phase Shift Phase Shift
Queen of Pain Queen of Pain Blink Blink
Riki Riki Blink Strike Blink Strike
Sand King Sand King Burrowstrike Burrowstrike
Slark Slark Pounce Pounce
Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker Charge of Darkness Charge of Darkness
Storm Spirit Storm Spirit Ball Lightning Ball Lightning
Timbersaw Timbersaw Timber Chain Timber Chain
Item Abilities
Item Ability
Blink Dagger Blink Dagger Blink Dagger Blink

Stop Abilities[edit]

Some purge effects will also stop an enemy in place. This only stops enemy movement and does not provide any root effects.

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability Duration
Oracle Oracle Fortune's End Fortune's End 2.5 (maximum)
0.5 (minimum)
Item Abilities
Item Ability Duration
Diffusal Blade Diffusal Blade Diffusal Blade Purge 3 (creeps only)

See also[edit]