Wraith King

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[e][h]Wraith King
Dire Hero
Wraith King Large.png
Strength Icon Main.png
22 +2.9
Agility Icon.png
18 +1.7
Intelligence Icon.png
18 +1.6
39 - 41
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
Missile Speed:
Attack Duration:
0.56 + 0.44
Cast Duration:
0.35 + 0.51
Base Attack Time:
Magic Resistance:
Turn Rate:
Level Changes
Hit Points:
Spell Amp:
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Wraith King icon.png Ostarion, the Wraith King[edit]

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


Wraithfire Blast
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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.
Mana Cost dota2.png 140
Cooldown Clock.png 8
Damage Per Second:

Stun Duration:

Slow Duration:
Movement Slow:
Cast Range:
 50 / 100 / 150 / 200
 20 / 35 / 50 / 65
 70 / 85 / 100 / 115
 (Level 15 talent)
 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.
  • Total damage: 90 / 170 / 250 / 330.
  • Total damage: 190 / 270 / 350 / 430. (Level 15 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
Wraith king vampiric aura.png
Ability: Toggle
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.


 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
 40% (Level 20 talent)
 Affected By:   Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
Wraith King's blade drains his enemy's essence to feed his aura.
  • 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
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Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Passively gives a chance to land a critical strike. Does double damage against non-heroes.
Hero Critical Damage:
Creep Critical Damage:
Critical Chance:
 1.5× / 2× / 2.5× / 3×
 3× / 4× / 5× / 6×
 Affected By:   Disabled by Break Illusions gain this ability
One blow to crush a foe.
Wraith king reincarnation.png
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.
Mana Cost dota2.png 160
Cooldown Clock.png 240 / 140 / 40
Reincarnation Time:
Movement Slow:
Attack Slow:
Slow Duration:
Slow Radius:
Scepter Ability:

Wraith Aura Radius:

Wraith Duration:
Talent Mana Cost:
Talent Ability:
 Allies near Wraith King become Wraiths when slain, delaying death
 0 (Level 25 talent)
 Casts 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.
  • 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 as if they were alive.
  • 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 No Reincarnation Mana Cost
+10% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal 20 +40 Attack Speed
+50 Wraithfire Blast DPS 15 +15 Movement Speed
+10 Intelligence 10 +15 Damage

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
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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.


Skill Build[edit]

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Wraith king wraithfire blast.png Wraith king mortal strike.png Wraith king wraithfire blast.png Wraith king vampiric aura.png Wraith king wraithfire blast.png Wraith king reincarnation.png Wraith king wraithfire blast.png Wraith king mortal strike.png Wraith king mortal strike.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Wraith king mortal strike.png Wraith king reincarnation.png Wraith king vampiric aura.png Wraith king vampiric aura.png Talents.png Wraith king vampiric aura.png Wraith king reincarnation.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 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)
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +8 Intelligence to +10
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +200 Health to +50 Wraithfire Blast DPS
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown reduced from 260/160/60 to 240/140/40
  • New Added Talent Tree
  • Buff Wraithfire Blast damage over time increased from 15/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
  • Buff Mortal Strike now does a critical hit for double the value when attacking non-heroes
  • Buff Vampiric Aura can now be toggled to make the lifesteal for heroes only
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nerf Reincarnation mana cost increased from 140 to 160
  • 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
  • Buff Reincarnation slow increased from 50 to 75%
  • Buff Reincarnation slow duration increased from 4 to 5
  • 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
  • Buff Reincarnation slow now affects attack speed as well
  • Buff Reincarnation slow happens immediately upon death rather than after reincarnating
  • Rework Critical Strike Reworked
  • Buff Hellfire Blast slow increased from 15% to 20%
  • Buff Reincarnation slow duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown decreased from 300/220/140 to 260/160/60
  • 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
  • Buff Skeleton King will be automatically selected for you after he reincarnates
  • Rework Hellfire Blast damage redistributed to some on impact and some dps
  • 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
  • Buff Vampiric Aura AoE increased from 600 to 900
  • Buff Reincarnation now costs a constant 100 manacost instead of 100/150/200
  • Buff Vampiric Aura increased from 5/10/15/20% to 10/16/22/28%

See also[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

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