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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 Notes
Crystal Maiden Large.png Crystal Maiden Crystal maiden frostbite.png Frostbite Disarms the target
Reveals invisible units
Ember Spirit Large.png Ember Spirit Ember spirit searing chains.png Searing Chains Interrupts channeling
Reveals invisible units
Meepo Large.png Meepo Meepo earthbind.png Earthbind Reveals invisible units
Naga Siren Large.png Naga Siren Naga siren ensnare.png Ensnare Interrupts channeling
Reveals invisible units
Oracle Large.png Oracle Oracle fortunes end.png Fortune's End
Shadow Demon Large.png Shadow Demon Shadow demon demonic purge.png Demonic Purge Roots creeps only
Techies Large.png Techies Techies stasis trap.png Stasis Trap
Treant Protector Large.png Treant Protector Treant protector natures guise.png Nature's Guise Disarms the target
Interrupts channeling
Treant protector overgrowth.png Overgrowth Disarms the target
Interrupts channeling
Reveals invisible units
Underlord Large.png Underlord Underlord pit of malice.png Pit of Malice Reveals invisible units
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability Notes
Spirit Bear Lone druid spirit bear entangling claws.png Entangling Claws Interrupts channeling
Reveals invisible units
Neutral Abilities
Neutral Ability Notes
Ancient Prowler Shaman Prowler shaman petrify.png Petrify Disarms the target
Reveals invisible units
Dark Troll Summoner Dark troll summoner ensnare.png Ensnare Interrupts channeling
Item Abilities
Item Ability Notes
Diffusal Blade.png Diffusal Blade Diffusal blade purge.png Purge Roots creeps only
Rod of Atos.png Rod of Atos Rod of atos cripple.png Cripple Reveals invisible units

Abilities disabled by Root[edit]

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability
Anti-Mage Large.png Anti-Mage Anti-mage blink.png Blink
Chaos Knight Large.png Chaos Knight Chaos knight reality rift.png Reality Rift
Earth Spirit Large.png Earth Spirit Earth spirit rolling boulder.png Rolling Boulder
Faceless Void Large.png Faceless Void Faceless void time walk.png Time Walk
Magnus Large.png Magnus Magnus skewer.png Skewer
Meepo Large.png Meepo Meepo poof.png Poof
Mirana Large.png Mirana Mirana leap.png Leap
Monkey King Large.png Monkey King Monkey king tree dance.png Tree Dance
Monkey king primal spring.png Primal Spring
Morphling Large.png Morphling Morphling waveform.png Waveform
Natures Prophet Large.png Nature's Prophet Natures prophet teleportation.png Teleportation
Phantom Assassin Large.png Phantom Assassin Phantom assassin phantom strike.png Phantom Strike
Phoenix Large.png Phoenix Phoenix icarus dive.png Icarus Dive
Puck Large.png Puck Puck phase shift.png Phase Shift
Queen of Pain Large.png Queen of Pain Queen of pain blink.png Blink
Riki Large.png Riki Riki blink strike.png Blink Strike
Sand King Large.png Sand King Sand king burrowstrike.png Burrowstrike
Slark Large.png Slark Slark pounce.png Pounce
Spirit Breaker Large.png Spirit Breaker Spirit breaker charge of darkness.png Charge of Darkness
Storm Spirit Large.png Storm Spirit Storm spirit ball lightning.png Ball Lightning
Timbersaw Large.png Timbersaw Timbersaw timber chain.png Timber Chain
Item Abilities
Item Ability
Blink Dagger.png Blink Dagger Blink hi res.png Blink

See also[edit]