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Radiant Hero
Silencer Large.png
Strength Icon.png
17 +2.5
Agility Icon.png
22 +3
Intelligence Icon Main.png
27 +2.5
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
Missile Speed:
Attack Duration:
0.5 + 0.5
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
Magic Resistance:
Turn Rate:
Level Changes
Hit Points:
Spell Amp:
Most played as

Silencer icon.png Nortrom, the Silencer[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry.png Carry Support.png Support Disabler.png Disabler Initiator.png Initiator Nuker.png Nuker

Part of the seventh and final generation of a carefully designed pedigree, Nortrom was bred by the ancient order of the Aeol Drias to be the greatest magic user the world had ever seen. He was the prophesied one, the culmination of two-hundred years of careful pairings, a war-mage who would bring glory to the order, and destruction to their sworn enemies, The Knights of the Fold.

Raised with other young mages in a hidden cantonment among the hills of the Hazhadal barrens, the order's preceptors waited for Nortrom's abilities to manifest. While the other students honed their talents with fire, or ice, or incantatory spells, Nortrom sat silent and talentless, unable to cast so much as a hex. As the day of final testing approached, he still hadn't found his magic. In disgust, the preceptors berated him, while the children laughed. "You are no mage," the head of the order declared. Still, Nortrom did not slink away. He entered the day of testing and faced down the young mages who had mocked him. And then his preceptors learned a valuable lesson: a lack of magic can be the greatest magic of all. Nortrom silenced the young mages one by one and defeated them in single combat, until he alone stood as champion of the Aeol Drias, in fulfillment of the prophecy.


Arcane Curse
Silencer arcane curse.png
Targeting Type
Point Target
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Curses the target area, slowing enemy heroes and causing them to take damage. Any time affected enemies cast a spell, the curse duration is increased.
Mana Cost dota2.png 75 / 95 / 115 / 135
Cooldown Clock.png 20 / 18 / 16 / 14
Damage Per Second14 / 22 / 30 / 38
Movement Slow9% / 12% / 15% / 18%
43% (Level 25 talent)
Stack Duration4
Cast Range800
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be dispelled
Nortrom's lack of incantations is less of a problem for him than it is for his adversaries.
  • Total damage without additional stacks: 84 / 132 / 180 / 228.
  • Total damage added by each stack: 56 / 88 / 120 / 152.
  • The stack duration directly increases the total duration of the debuff.
  • The debuff is paused when an affected enemy is silenced. The duration does not tick down, but the enemy takes no damage.
  • Each cast creates a separate debuff on targets. The damage and slow from multiple debuffs stack.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • Can be dispelled.
Glaives of Wisdom
Silencer glaives of wisdom.png
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Silencer enchants his glaives with wisdom, dealing additional damage based on his Intelligence.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to pierce Spell Immunity and deal more damage against silenced units.

Mana Cost dota2.png 15
Bonus Damage35% / 50% / 65% / 80%
of total Intelligence
Scepter Ability
70% / 100% / 130% / 160%
against silenced units
Silence Bonus
Pierces Spell Immunity
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity
Although lacking in traditional incantations, Nortrom's pedigree of the Aeol Drias gives him uncanny wisdom, which he applies to physical combat.
Last Word
Silencer last word.png
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Targets an enemy unit placing a debuff on it. While the debuff is active, casting any spell causes the target to become silenced and take damage. If the duration of the debuff runs out without the target casting a spell it will still become silenced and take damage.
Mana Cost dota2.png 115
Cooldown Clock.png 30 / 24 / 18 / 12
Damage150 / 200 / 250 / 300
Debuff Duration4
Silence Duration3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Cast Range900
 Affected By: Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be dispelled
Nortrom ensures that spells uttered by his opponents will be their last.
Global Silence
Silencer global silence.png
Targeting Type
No Target
Enemy Units
Silencer stops all sound, preventing enemy heroes and units on the map from casting spells.
Mana Cost dota2.png 250 / 375 / 500
Cooldown Clock.png 130
Duration4 / 5 / 6
 Affected By:  Can be dispelled
With a shock to the ground, all magic and sound pauses, and Nortrom fulfills his prophecy.

Innate Abilities[edit]

Intelligence Steal
Silencer glaives of wisdom.png
Targeting Type
Enemy Units
If an enemy hero dies nearby, Silencer will permanently steal Intelligence from that hero. A hero cannot have less than one intelligence, so if killed Silencer will not receive any intelligence from it.
Intelligence Stolen2
Steal Radius925
Global if killed by Silencer
  • This is an innate ability which is not skilled.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+25% Curse Slow 25 +200 Attack Range
+12% Magic Resistance 20 +30 Attack Speed
+60 Gold/Min 15 +200 Health
+7 Intelligence 10 +4 Armor

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Clarity Healing Salve Boots of Speed Magic Stick Null Talisman Magic Wand Power Treads Force Staff Hurricane Pike Scythe of Vyse Bloodthorn
Circlet Mantle of Intelligence NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png NoItem.png

General Strategy[edit]

Silencer changes the dynamic of every battle when he shuts down the enemy's ability to cast their spells. As he cuts his foes to ribbons with his glaive, he steals their intelligence to add to his own, ensuring his foes are always at a disadvantage.


Skill Build[edit]

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Silencer last word.png Silencer glaives of wisdom.png Silencer last word.png Silencer glaives of wisdom.png Silencer last word.png Silencer global silence.png Silencer last word.png Silencer glaives of wisdom.png Silencer glaives of wisdom.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Silencer arcane curse.png Silencer global silence.png Silencer arcane curse.png Silencer arcane curse.png Talents.png Silencer arcane curse.png Silencer global silence.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]
  • Rework Reworked Silencer's Scepter. Glaives of Wisdom now Pierce Spell Immunity and deal 100% more damage against Silenced units.
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +20% Curse Slow to +25%
  • New Added Talent Tree
  • Buff Arcane Curse damage increased from 14/21/28/35 to 14/22/30/38
  • Buff Agility increased from 16 to 22
  • Nerf Last Word no longer slows
  • Nerf Arcane Curse base duration reduced from 7 to 6
  • Buff Arcane Curse now slows movement speed by 9/12/15/18%
  • Nerf Arcane Curse cooldown increased from 18/16/14/12 to 20/18/16/14
  • Nerf Glaives of Wisdom damage rescaled from 30/50/70/90% to 35/50/65/80%
  • Rework Replaced Curse of the Silent with a new ability, Arcane Curse
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom is no longer a Unique Attack Modifier
  • Nerf Fixed Last Word countdown debuff not being purgeable
  • Nerf Silencer base movement speed from 300 to 295
  • Buff Last Word initial enemy cast allowance window from 5 to 4 seconds
  • Nerf Last Word no longer disarms
  • Buff Last Word now applies a 14/16/18/20% movespeed slow whenever it triggers
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom intelligence into damage bonus from 30/48/66/84% to 30/50/70/90%
  • Buff Last Word cooldown reduced from 36/28/20/12 to 30/24/18/12
  • Nerf Scepter Global Silence no longer increases duration by 1 second
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom percent intelligence to damage from 30/45/60/75% to 30/48/66/84%
  • Nerf Global Silence mana cost from 250/350/450 to 250/375/500
  • Buff Agility growth increased from 2.1 to 3.0
  • Buff Curse of the Silent cooldown reduced from 20/18/16/14 to 20/16/12/8
  • Buff Global Silence cooldown reduced from 140 to 130
  • Buff Intelligence Steal is an innate part of the hero rather than an element of Glaives of Wisdom
  • Buff Global Silence now affects sleeping units
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter for Silencer (Applies the current level of Curse of the Silent to all units and increases ultimate duration by one second)
  • Nerf Last Word mana cost from 100 to 115
  • Buff Global Silence cooldown decreased from 160 to 140
  • Buff Global Silence duration increased from 3/4.5/6 to 4/5/6
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased by 6
  • Nerf Base Damage reduced by 6
  • Nerf Curse of the Silent duration rescaled from 5/6/7/8 to 6
  • Buff Curse of the Silent hp drain rescaled from 20/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
  • Rework Curse of the Silent mana drain rescaled from 10/15/20/25 to 8/16/24/32
  • Rework Int Steal moved from Last Word back to Glaives of Wisdom
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom now steals Intelligence from outside of the AoE if Silencer gets the kill
  • Buff Int Steal AoE increased from 850 to the standard 900 AoE range
  • Rework Last Word replaced with new active skill
  • Buff Strength growth increased from 1.7 to 2.2
  • Buff Global Silence duration increased from 3/4/5 to 3/4.5/6
  • Buff Last Word now always steals 2 intelligence if an enemy hero dies in its AoE
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom damage increased from 30/40/50/60% to 30/45/60/75%
  • Buff Last Word now functions while Silencer is stunned/silenced
  • Nerf Last Word no longer triggers when enemies use items
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 290 to 300
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom cooldown from 2/0/0/0 to 0
  • Buff Last Word now steals a point of intelligence if Silencer gets a killing blow on a hero
  • Nerf Curse of the Silent cast range decreased from 900 to 800
  • Nerf Last Word is now muted when Silencer is stunned (previously it was only when silenced)
  • Nerf Last Word no longer triggers on Spell-Attacks (Frost Arrows, Burning Spears, etc.)
  • Nerf Last Word AoE decreased from 900 to 750
  • Buff Increased Glaives of Wisdom damage from 15/30/45/60 to 30/40/50/60
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom cooldown from 3/2/1/0 to 2/0/0/0
  • Nerf Rebalanced cooldown on Curse of the Silent from 14 to 20/18/16/14
  • Buff Base damage modified a little from 39-61 to 43-57
  • Buff Curse of the Silent duration changed from 2/4/6/8 to 5/6/7/8
  • Buff Curse of the Silent cooldown reduced from 20 to 14
  • Buff Curse of the Silent mana cost decreased from 105/115/125/135 to 75/95/115/135
  • Nerf Curse of the Silent damage/burn reduced from 50/25 hp/mp to 20/10, 30/15, 40/20, and 50/25
  • Rework Transferred Glaive of Wisdom's secondary effect of +1/-1 Intelligence from hero kills to Last Word (If an enemy hero dies under the Last Word effect, that hero will lose 1 intelligence and you will gain 1 intelligence)
  • Buff Increased Last Word AoE from 700 to 900
  • Buff Rebalanced Curse of the Silent from 10/20/30/40 HP and 5/10/15/20 mana per second for 10 seconds to 50 HP and 25 mana for 2/4/6/8 seconds
  • Buff Recoded Last Word to properly detect animation canceling and silence after a spell is cast
  • Nerf Lowered Last Word duration (1/2/3/4➜0.75/1.5/2.25/3)
  • Buff Increased Curse of the Silent AoE and reduced cooldown slightly
  • Buff Curse of the Silent is now an AoE effect

Notable Players[edit]

Notable Players
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