Shadow Demon

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Shadow Demon
Dire Hero
17 +1.9
18 +2.2
23 +2.7
27 - 31
Base Stats
Sight Range 1800 / 800
Attack Range 500
Missile Speed 900
Attack Duration 0.3 + 0.5
Cast Duration 0.3 + 0.51
Base Attack Time 1.7
Magic Resistance 25%
Turn Rate 0.6
Level Changes
Level 1 15 25
Hit Points 473 967 1,708
Mana 299 780 1,391
Armor 3 7 13
Damage 50-54 87-91 134-138
Less Most played as More
Position 1 2 3 4 5

Shadow Demon[edit]

Recommended Roles
Hero roles Nuker Hero roles Disabler Hero roles Support

Among the sovereign Demons with explicit access to this world, Doom scarcely bothers with the affairs of Noninfernals and Lesser Spectral Consorts, while Shadow Fiend passes through almost exclusively on collecting expeditions. The Shadow Demon, however, has always taken a deep and abiding interest in the material plane, as if sensing that mastery of this gritty dimensional nexus might be the key to total domination of all realities. Summoned first by minor wizards, the Shadow Demon granted every wish and put on increasingly impressive displays of power until he had the full attention of the greatest demonologists, and through them the various lords, tyrants, autarchs and heirophants who depended on sorcery to buttress their mundane power. So great was his deception that all his summoners considered themselves the master and Shadow Demon the servant; meanwhile, he eroded their identities and made their minds his own. In the end, most members of the cult were hollow puppets, extensions of his evil will. What Shadow Demon's next step would have been remains open to speculation, for around this time, Nevermore the Shadow Fiend bit into a particularly nasty-tasting soul and discovered that it held nothing but a foul nougat of Shadow Demon's essence. Alerted that a coup was underway, and that the ancient equilibrium of the Umbral Pact was about to be destabilized, Doom and Shadow Fiend briefly joined forces to destroy the burgeoning cult. Combining spells of incredible force, they undid Shadow Demon's centuries of patient work, reducing his cult to smithereens—and all its members to a bloody splatter. Nothing remained except a tiny speck of demon shadow. Immortal and irreducible, this mote of evil was enough to seed the Shadow Demon's next scheme, and in fits and starts, over further centuries, he began to regroup. Whatever that speck of shadow touched, it tainted, and its influence gradually grew. A chaos of damaged parts pulled together, reknit, and combined to give Shadow Demon a form even stronger than his former. He is all but complete now, and his plan for infinite dominion lacks all of its former weaknesses. It would seem that such a being of pure malice and malevolence, a threat to all creation, would be forever out of place in our world...yet Shadow Demon does not lack for followers.


Ability: Target Unit
Affects: Heroes
Banishes the targeted unit, removing it from play for the duration. Upon returning, two illusions of the unit are created under Shadow Demon's control.
25 / 22 / 19 / 16
Illusion Duration:
Illusion Damage Taken:
Illusion Damage Dealt:
Banish Duration:
Cast Range:
 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
 The pain of deception comes not while it happens, but when it is revealed.
Soul Catcher
Ability: Target Point
Affects: Enemy Units
Curses a random enemy in an area to take increased damage. Units under the effect of Disruption can still be affected by Soul Catcher.
50 / 60 / 70 / 80
Bonus Damage:
Cast Range:
 20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
 Trying to resist the Shadow Demon's corruption is mostly a useless endeavor.
  • Cannot be dispelled.
  • Damage blocked by Spell Immunity, the debuff is not.
Shadow Poison
Ability: Target Point
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Deals damage in a line, and afflicts enemy units with a poison effect. The poison deals 1/2/4/8/16 times the stack damage based on the number of stacks on the target, up to 5 stacks. Additional stacks after that each add damage. This deferred damage is dealt when Shadow Poison's duration is expired, or the Release sub-ability is used.
Stack Damage:
Maximum Stacks:
Cast Range:
 20 / 35 / 50 / 65
 The ever growing influence of the Shadow Demon can pollute the most valiant and pure of heroes.
  • Briefly grants vision of its path.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • If purged, damage is dealt immediately.
Shadow Poison Release
Ability: No Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Releases the poison to do damage on all affected enemies. Units under the effect of Disruption can still be affected by Shadow Poison.
Demonic Purge
Ability: Target Unit
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Purges the target enemy unit, removing positive buffs, and slowing the target for the duration. The unit slowly regains its speed until the end of the duration, upon which damage is dealt. Units under the effect of Disruption can still be affected by Demonic Purge. Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Movement Slow:
Slow Duration:
Cast Range:
Scepter Ability:

Maximum Charges:

Charge Replenish Time:
 200 / 300 / 400
 Removes cooldown and
 uses charges instead

 Once Shadow Demon no longer has any need for his collected cultist, he releases it from its subservience—and its life.
  • Purges buffs off of the enemy.
  • Unlike a Diffusal Blade Purge, no extra damage is done to illusions or summons.
  • Damage blocked by Spell Immunity, the slow and buff removal are not.
  • Blocked by Linken's Sphere.

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
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Animal Courier Aghanims Scepter Rod of Atos Boots of Travel

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