Wraith King

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[e][h]Wraith King
Dire Hero
Attributes
Strength
22 +2.9
Agility
18 +1.7
Intelligence
18 +1.6
Damage
39 - 41
Armor
2.52
Movespeed
300
Stats
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:
0.4
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
640
1440
2420
Mana:
266
530
962
Spell Amp:
1.1%
2.5%
4.8%
Armor:
3
6
11
Damage:
61-63
102-114
151-153
LessMost played asMore
1
2
3
4
5

Ostarion, the Wraith King

Recommended Roles
Carry Carry Support Support Durable Durable Disabler Disabler Initiator 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

Wraithfire Blast
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: 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
Damage:
Damage Per Second:
Stun Duration:
Slow Duration:
Movement Slow:
Cast Range:
 50 / 100 / 150 / 200
 20 / 35 / 50 / 65
 2
 2
 20%
 525
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Can be removed by a Purge or Dispel
Ostarion calls on his damned lineage, laying waste to his opponents.
Notes
Vampiric Aura
Ability: 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
Lifesteal:
Radius:
 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
 900
 Affected By:   Disabled by Break Illusions can use 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
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Passively gives a chance to land a critical strike. Does double damage against non-heroes.
EC
Hero Critical Damage:
Creep Critical Damage:
Critical Chance:
 1.5× / 2× / 2.5× / 3×
 3× / 4× / 5× / 6×
 15%
 Affected By:   Disabled by Break Illusions can use this ability
One blow to crush a foe.
Notes
Reincarnation
Ability: 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
260 / 160 / 60
Reincarnation Time:
Movement Slow:
Attack Slow:
Slow Duration:
Slow Radius:
Scepter Ability:


Wraith Aura Radius:

Wraith Duration:
 3
 75%
 75
 5
 900
 Allies near Wraith King become Wraiths when slain, delaying their death
 1200
 7
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be removed by a Purge or Dispel
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.
  • Wraiths can continue attacking, casting, and using items as if they were alive.
  • When the Wraith duration ends, the hero dies and credit for the kill goes to whomever landed the original killing blow.
  • Wraiths will always die when the duration ends, even if spells like Shallow Grave are used on them.
  • The Wraith Aura remains active during Reincarnation.
  • Wraith King provides vision while reincarnating, equivalent to his current vision.
  • The slow is blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • The slow can be purged.

Recommended Items

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Core Items Situational Items
Tango Healing Salve Clarity Magic Stick Boots of Speed Helm of Iron Will Magic Wand Power Treads Armlet of Mordiggian Desolator Black King Bar Assault Cuirass
Iron Branch Iron Branch Quelling Blade Town Portal Scroll Abyssal Blade Heart of Tarrasque Heavens Halberd
Monkey King Bar Divine Rapier Aghanims Scepter
Blink Dagger Solar Crest Moon Shard
Support Build
Starting Items Early Game Core Items Situational Items
Iron Branch Iron Branch Tango Magic Stick Boots of Speed Town Portal Scroll Magic Wand Power Treads Blink Dagger Blade Mail Black King Bar Assault Cuirass
Animal Courier Observer Ward Clarity Observer Ward Drum of Endurance Urn of Shadows Heavens Halberd
Solar Crest Soul Ring Vladmirs Offering

General Strategy

[e][h]Wraith King
Strategy Information
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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



Skill Build


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Spell Wraithfire Blast Stats Wraithfire Blast Stats Wraithfire Blast Reincarnation Wraithfire Blast Vampiric Aura Mortal Strike Mortal Strike Reincarnation Mortal Strike Mortal Strike Vampiric Aura Vampiric Aura Reincarnation Vampiric Aura

Early Game



Mid Game



Late Game



Version History

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
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 whowever 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 manacost 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 manacost instead of 100/150/200
6.64
  • Buff Vampiric Aura increased from 5/10/15/20% to 10/16/22/28%

See also

Notable Players

External links

Guides

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References