Viper

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[e][h]Viper
Dire Hero
Viper Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon.png
20 +2.1
Agility Icon Main.png
21 +2.9
Intelligence Icon.png
15 +1.8
Damage
23 - 25
Armor
1.94
Movespeed
285
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
575
Missile Speed:
1200
Attack Duration:
0.33 + 1
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.4
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
600
1,180
1,600
Mana:
230
530
746
Spell Amp:
1.0%
2.7%
3.9%
Armor:
2
8
12
Damage:
44-46
84-86
113-115
LessMost played asMore
1
2
3
4
5

Viper icon.png Viper, the Netherdrake[edit]

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The malevolent familiar of a sadistic wizard who captured and hoped to tame him, Viper was curiously glad to have been sprung from the sealed and unchanging subterranean Nether Reaches where his race had lived for millions of years, after tectonic slippage had sealed off the Netherdrakes in luminous caverns. Viper spent some time appearing to submit to the wizard's enchainments, hoping to learn what he could of the dark magics the mage practiced. But he soon realized that few spells were as deadly as the toxins that were his birthright. Exuding an acid that swiftly ate away the bars of his cage, the Netherdrake slipped free of his confines, spit poison in the old spellcaster's eyes, and soared out to let the world know that it had a new master.

Abilities[edit]

Poison Attack
Viper poison attack.png
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Buildings
Damage: Magical
Intensifies Viper's venom, adding an effect to his normal attack that slows attack and movement speed while dealing damage over time.
QC
Mana Cost dota2.png 20
Damage Per Second:
Movement Slow:
Attack Slow:
Duration:
Cast Range:
Talent Effect:
 10 / 16 / 22 / 28
 10% / 20% / 30% / 40%
 10 / 20 / 30 / 40
 2
 600
 Affects Buildings
 (Level 20 talent)
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be Dispelled
The Netherdrake's inborn toxic breath quickly drains the vitality of its afflicted.
Notes
  • Total damage: 20 / 32 / 44 / 56.
  • Can be set to Auto-Cast.
  • Damage from multiple casts does not stack, it only refreshes the duration.
  • Talent upgraded Poison Attack damages Buildings and applies the attack slow.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • Can be dispelled.
Nethertoxin
Viper nethertoxin.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Buildings
Damage: Physical
Nethertoxin causes Viper's normal attack to deal bonus damage to units based on how much health they are missing. Nethertoxin deals half damage to creeps and buildings.
WR
Base Bonus Damage:
Max Bonus Damage:
Non-Hero Unit Penalty:
 3 / 6 / 9 / 12
 48 / 96 / 144 / 192
 50%
 Affected By:   Disabled by Break
Poison from the Nether Reaches turns wounds into fatalities, and fatigue into death.
Notes
  • The bonus damage doubles for every 20% of maximum health missing from the target.
  • Disabled by Break.
Corrosive Skin
Viper corrosive skin.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Viper exudes an infectious toxin that damages and slows any enemy that attacks it. It also passively increases Viper's magic resistance.
EE
Damage Per Second:
Movement Slow:
Attack Slow:
Damage/Slow Duration:
Bonus Magic Resist:
Radius:
 10 / 15 / 20 / 25
 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
 10 / 15 / 20 / 25
 4
 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
 1400
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be Dispelled Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
It is not unusual for sword and shield alike to corrode in the very hands of those who attack the Netherdrake.
Notes
  • Total damage: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100.
  • Total magic resistance: 32.5% / 36.25% / 40% / 43.75%.
  • The damage and slow are applied whenever Viper takes damage from a source within the radius.
  • The damage from Corrosive Skin does not activate Corrosive Skin.
  • Illusions can use this ability.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • Disabled by Break.
  • Can be dispelled.
Viper Strike
Viper viper strike.png
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Viper slows the targeted enemy unit's movement and attack speed while also dealing poison damage over time. The slowing effect reduces over the duration of the poison.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to increase the cast range and decrease the mana cost and cooldown.
RV
Mana Cost dota2.png 125 / 175 / 250
Cooldown Clock.png 60 / 45 / 30
Damage Per Second:

Movement Slow:

Attack Slow:
Duration:
Cast Range:

Scepter Mana Cost:

Scepter Cooldown:
 60 / 100 / 145
 225 (Level 25 talent)
 40% / 60% / 80%
 40 / 60 / 80
 5
 500
 900
 125
 10
 Affected By:  Partially blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Once used to slay his sadistic summoner, the most powerful of Netherdrake infections spreads through the veins of those foolish enough to cross Viper.
Notes
  • Total damage: 300 / 500 / 725.
  • Total damage: 1125. (Level 25 talent)
  • Damage blocked by Spell Immunity, the slow is not.
  • Blocked by Linken's Sphere.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+80 Viper Strike DPS 25 +20 Armor
+75 Attack Range 20 Poison Attack Affects Buildings
+16 Agility 15 +10 Strength
+175 Health 10 +15 Damage

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Healing Salve Slippers of Agility Magic Stick Boots of Speed Ring of Aquila Magic Wand Power Treads Dragon Lance Aghanims Scepter Hurricane Pike Manta Style
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General Strategy[edit]

Launching deadly poison from a distance, Viper poses a grave threat to whomever he targets. As his various toxins eat away at an enemy's health and slow their movement, Viper simply does what he does best: he keeps adding more poison.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Viper poison attack.png Viper nethertoxin.png Viper corrosive skin.png Viper corrosive skin.png Viper corrosive skin.png Viper viper strike.png Viper corrosive skin.png Viper poison attack.png Viper nethertoxin.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Viper poison attack.png Viper viper strike.png Viper poison attack.png Viper nethertoxin.png Talents.png Viper nethertoxin.png Viper viper strike.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
  • Buff Viper Strike now deals its first tick of damage immediately
  • Buff Viper Strike cooldown rescaled from 70/50/30 to 60/45/30
7.05
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +150 Health to +175
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +8 Strength to +10
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +14 Agility to +16
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from +7 Armor to Poison Attack Affects Buildings
  • Rework Level 25 Talent changed from Poison Attack Affects Buildings to +20 Armor
7.03
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +7 Strength to +8
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +125 Health to +150
7.00
  • Buff Nethertoxin base damage increased from 2.5/5/7.5/10 to 3/6/9/12 (Maximum damage increased from 40/80/120/160 to 48/96/144/192)
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Viper Strike Scepter cooldown reduced from 12 to 10
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 1.9 to 2.1
6.87
  • Buff Poison Attack is no longer an Attack Modifier
6.85
  • Buff Agility growth increased from 2.5 to 2.9
  • Nerf Corrosive Skin slow no longer pierces Spell Immunity
6.84
  • Buff Viper Strike cooldown reduced from 80/50/30 to 70/50/30
6.82
  • Nerf Corrosive Skin now only affects enemies within 1400 area of effect
  • Nerf Corrosive Skin damage cannot be reflected multiple times
6.79
  • Buff Poison Attack cooldown reduced from 4/3/0/0 to 0
  • Nerf Corrosive Skin no longer works while doomed
6.78
  • Buff Corrosive Skin affects any damage source not just regular attacks
  • Buff Viper Strike is no longer removed by Dark Pact or Kraken Shell
6.77
  • Buff Base strength increased by 3
6.75
  • Buff Corrosive Skin duration increased from 3 to 4
  • Buff Viper Strike Aghanim's cast range increased from 800 to 900
  • Buff Nethertoxin max damage increased from 32/64/96/128 to 40/80/120/160
6.74
  • Buff Poison Attack damage increased from 6/12/18/24 to 10/16/22/28
  • Buff Fixed Poison Attack damage not being lethal
6.72
  • Buff Corrosive Skin now stacks with Poison Attack
6.71
  • Buff Corrosive Skin damage, slow and magic resistance increased from 5/10/15/20 to 10/15/20/25
6.69
  • Buff Viper Strike (Aghanim's version) mana cost reduced from 125/175/250 to 125
6.68
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter to Netherdrake
6.64
  • Nerf Movement speed decreased by 5
6.63
  • Nerf Movement speed decreased by 10
6.61
  • Nerf Nethertoxin now only works on enemy units
6.60
  • Rework Replaced Frenzy with a new ability Nethertoxin
6.58
  • Buff Viper Strike's cooldown reduced from 80 to 80/50/30 seconds

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