Wraith King

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[e][h]Wraith King
Dire Hero
Attributes

22 +2.8

18 +1.7

18 +1.6

300
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
150
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.56 + 0.44
Cast Duration:
0.35 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.5
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
640
1420
1980
Mana:
291
555
747
Spell Amp:
1.3%
2.9%
4%
Armor:
3
7
9.8
Damage:
61-63
100-102
128-130
Most played as
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Ostarion, the Wraith King[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Support Durable Disabler Initiator

For untold years, King Ostarion built a kingdom from the remains of his enemies. It was an obsessive's errand, done to pass the long eternities of a monarchy that seemed fated never to end. He believed that as long as he built up the towers of his palace, he could not die. But eventually he learned that he had been deluded...that bone itself could perish. Deeply mistrustful of flesh, he sought a more permanent way of extending his reign, and at last settled on pursuit of wraith energy, a form of pure spirit given off by certain dark souls at death. Should he infuse himself with Wraith Essence, he thought he might create a body as luminous and eternal as his ego. On the millennial solstice known as Wraith-Night, he submitted to a rite of transformation, compelling his subjects to harvest enough souls to fuel his ambition for immortality. No one knows how many of his champions died, for the only survivor who mattered was the Wraith King who rose with the sun on the following morn. Now he rarely spends a moment on his glowing throne—but strides out with sword drawn, demanding a fealty that extends far beyond death.

Abilities[edit]

Wraithfire Blast
Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Wraith King sears an enemy unit with spectral fire, dealing damage and stunning, then dealing damage over time and slowing the target.
QT
140
8
Impact Damage50 / 100 / 150 / 200
Damage Per Second20 / 35 / 50 / 65
60 / 75 / 90 / 105 (Level 10 talent)
Stun Duration2
DPS/Slow Duration2
Movement Slow20%
Cast Range525
Cast Point0.35
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be dispelled
Ostarion calls on his damned lineage, laying waste to his opponents.
Notes
  • Total damage: 90 / 170 / 250 / 330.
  • Total damage: 170 / 250 / 330 / 410. (Level 10 talent)
  • The slow and DPS occur after the stun.
  • The projectile travels at 1000 speed.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.
  • Can be dispelled.
Vampiric Aura
Targeting Type
Toggle
Aura
Affects
Allied Units
Nearby friendly units gain hit points based on their damage dealt when attacking enemy units. When toggled off, allied non-hero units will not receive the lifesteal.
WV
Lifesteal15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
55% (Level 25 talent)
Radius900
 Affected By  Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
Wraith King's blade drains his enemy's essence to feed his aura.
Notes
  • Illusions will carry the aura but cannot use lifesteal. It will always be the toggled off state, which provides the full effect to allies.
  • Vampiric Aura's healing visual will not be seen by enemies if Wraith King is not visible.
  • Disabled by Break.
Mortal Strike
Targeting Type
Passive
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Passively gives a chance to land a critical strike. Kills non-player units when it triggers and converts them into charges that can be used to summon skeletons.
EC
75
50
Critical Damage
Critical Chance9% / 11% / 13% / 15%
Skeleton Duration90
Max Skeletons4 / 5 / 6 / 7
9 / 10 / 11 / 12 (Level 15 talent)
 Affected By  Disabled by Break Illusions gain part of this ability
One blow to crush a foe.
Notes
  • Illusions only gain the crit.
  • Cannot instakill Ancient Creeps.
  • Skeletons cannot be controlled and will automatically attack move down the lane.
  • The first Skeleton is summoned immediately, others are summoned once per 0.25 seconds.
  • Casting Wraithfire Blast on a target will order all Skeletons to attack that target.
  • Disabled by Break.
Reincarnation
Targeting Type
Passive
Affects
Self
Wraith King's members regroup after death, allowing him to resurrect when killed in battle. Upon death, enemy units in the area will be slowed greatly.
Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter to grant a Wraith Aura, delaying allied deaths.

RR
160
200 / 120 / 40
Reincarnation Time3
Movement Slow75%
Attack Slow75
Slow Duration5
Slow Radius900
Scepter Ability
Allies near Wraith King become Wraiths
when slain, delaying death
Wraith Aura Radius
1200
Wraith Duration
7
Talent Mana Cost0 (Level 20 talent)
Talent AbilityCasts Wraithfire Blast (Level 25 talent)
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be dispelled
Conspirators against the Wraith King wonder why he never stays dead.
Notes
  • Revives with full Health and Mana.
  • If Wraith King has both the Aegis of the Immortal and Reincarnation available, Reincarnation will trigger first.
  • Wraith King provides vision while reincarnating, equivalent to his current vision.
Wraiths can continue attacking, casting, and using items.
When the Wraith duration ends, the hero dies and credit for the kill goes to whoever landed the original killing blow.
Wraiths will always die when the duration ends, even if death prevention spells are used on them.
The Wraith Aura remains active during Reincarnation.
  • Reincarnation Casts Wraithfire Blast talent replaces the slow. Fires Wraithfire Blasts at 500 speed.
  • The slow is blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • The slow can be dispelled.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Reincarnation Casts Wraithfire Blast 25 +25% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal
+30 Skeletons Attack Damage 20 No Reincarnation Mana Cost
+5 Max Skeletons 15 +15 Strength
+20 Attack Speed 10 +40 Wraithfire Blast DPS


Summon Stats[edit]

Wraith King Skeleton [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type

Hero
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
90
Hit Points:
350
HP Regen:
0
Damage:
35-40
65-70
(Level 20 talent)
Armor:
1
Movespeed:
350
Base Attack Time:
1.2
Attack Range:
115
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.56 + 0.44
Sight Range:
800 / 600
Gold Bounty:
15
Experience:
15

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Healing Salve Enchanted Mango Magic Stick Boots of Speed Echo Sabre Magic Wand Power Treads Armlet of Mordiggian Blink Dagger Desolator Assault Cuirass
Iron Branch Quelling Blade

General Strategy[edit]

Striding fearlessly toward his enemies, Wraith King stuns his foes and slashes them into submission. Should his enemies gain the upper hand, his self-resurrecting ultimate ensures he'll have another chance to swing his sword.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell

Early Game[edit]



Mid Game[edit]



Late Game[edit]



Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.07
  • Buff Turn Rate increased from 0.4 to 0.5
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 3.2 to 2.8
  • Rework Reworked Mortal Strike to give chance to insta-kill creeps and add an active to summon skeletons
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06f
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown reduced from 240/140/40 to 200/120/40
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +15 Movement Speed to +30
7.06
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +20 Strength to +10% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal
  • Rework Level 25 Talent from +20% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal to Reincarnation Casts Wraithfire Blast (Replaces the slow. Fires Wraithfire Blasts at half the projectile speed)
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +8 Intelligence to +10
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +200 Health to +50 Wraithfire Blast DPS
7.00
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown reduced from 260/160/60 to 240/140/40
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Wraithfire Blast damage over time increased from 15/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
6.87
  • Buff Mortal Strike now does a critical hit for double the value when attacking non-heroes
6.86
  • Buff Vampiric Aura can now be toggled to make the lifesteal for heroes only
6.85
  • Buff Base damage increased by 7
  • Buff Vampiric Aura does not show the healing effect if Wraith King is in the fog of war or is invisible to the enemy
  • Buff Reincarnation Aghanim's Scepter ally death delay increased from 5 to 7 seconds
  • Buff Reincarnation Aghanim's Scepter ally wraith aura now remains active during Reincarnation
6.84
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Wraith King: Allies who are near Wraith King (within 1200 aoe) when slain become Wraiths for 5 seconds, delaying their death. They can continue attacking, casting, etc. When the duration ends, the hero dies, and credit for the kill goes to whoever landed the original killing blow
6.82
  • Nerf Reincarnation mana cost increased from 140 to 160
6.81
  • Buff Mortal Strike damage ratio increased from 1.25/1.75/2.25/2.75 to 1.5/2/2.5/3
  • Nerf Base armor reduced by 1
6.80
  • Buff Reincarnation slow increased from 50 to 75%
  • Buff Reincarnation slow duration increased from 4 to 5
6.79
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased by 5
  • Rework Removed Mortal Strike active
  • Buff Vampiric Aura now provides full effectiveness on ranged units
  • Buff Reincarnation slow increased from 30% to 50%
  • Buff Reincarnation slow AoE increased from 700 to 900
6.78
  • Buff Reincarnation slow now affects attack speed as well
  • Buff Reincarnation slow happens immediately upon death rather than after reincarnating
  • Rework Critical Strike Reworked
6.75
  • Buff Hellfire Blast slow increased from 15% to 20%
6.73
  • Buff Reincarnation slow duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown decreased from 300/220/140 to 260/160/60
6.72
  • Buff Reincarnation now does a 700 AoE 3 second 30% slow around the area where he respawns
  • Buff Reincarnation delay decreased from 5/4.5/4 to 3 seconds
6.69
  • Buff Skeleton King will be automatically selected for you after he reincarnates
  • Rework Hellfire Blast damage redistributed to some on impact and some dps
6.68
  • Buff Vampiric Aura lifesteal improved from 10/16/22/28% to 15/20/25/30%
  • Nerf Reincarnation mana cost increased from 100 to 140
  • Rework Reworked Hellfire Blast
6.67
  • Buff Vampiric Aura AoE increased from 600 to 900
  • Buff Reincarnation now costs a constant 100 mana cost instead of 100/150/200
6.64
  • Buff Vampiric Aura increased from 5/10/15/20% to 10/16/22/28%

Notable Players[edit]

Notable Players
Loda Silent wayto

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