Zeus

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[e][h]Zeus
Radiant Hero
Zeus Large.png
Attributes
Strength Icon.png
19 +2.6
Agility Icon.png
11 +1.2
Intelligence Icon Main.png
22 +2.7
Damage
21 - 29
Armor
1.54
Movespeed
295
Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
350
Missile Speed:
1100
Attack Duration:
0.633 + 0.366
Cast Duration:
0.4 + 0.5
Base Attack Time:
1.7
Magic Resistance:
25%
Turn Rate:
0.6
Level Changes
Level:
1
15
25
Hit Points:
580
1,300
1,820
Mana:
317
724
1,021
Spell Amp:
1.6%
4.2%
6.1%
Armor:
2
4
5
Damage:
43-51
80-88
107-115
LessMost played asMore
1
2
3
4
5

Zeus icon.png Zeus, the Lord of Heaven[edit]

Recommended Roles
Nuker.png Nuker

Lord of Heaven, father of gods, Zeus treats all the Heroes as if they are his rambunctious, rebellious children. After being caught unnumbered times in the midst of trysts with countless mortal women, his divine wife finally gave him an ultimatum: 'If you love mortals so much, go and become one. If you can prove yourself faithful, then return to me as my immortal husband. Otherwise, go and die among your creatures.' Zeus found her logic (and her magic) irrefutable, and agreed to her plan. He has been on his best behavior ever since, being somewhat fonder of immortality than he is of mortals. But to prove himself worthy of his eternal spouse, he must continue to pursue victory on the field of battle.

Abilities[edit]

Arc Lightning
Zeus arc lightning.png
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Hurls a bolt of lightning that leaps through nearby enemy units.
QC
Mana Cost dota2.png 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown Clock.png 1.6
Damage:

Maximum Bounces:

Bounce Radius:
Cast Range:
Cast Point:
 85 / 100 / 115 / 145
 220 (Level 20 talent)
 5 / 7 / 9 / 15
 500
 850
 0.2
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Arc Lightning is Zeus' favourite spell to use against puny mortals.
Notes
Lightning Bolt
Zeus lightning bolt.png
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Summons a bolt of lightning to strike an enemy unit, causing damage and a mini-stun. Lightning Bolt also provides Flying Vision and True Sight of the targeted area. Can also be cast on the ground, damaging the closest enemy hero within range.
WG
Mana Cost dota2.png 75 / 95 / 115 / 135
Cooldown Clock.png 6
Damage:
Vision Radius:
Vision Duration:
Mini-Stun Duration:

Hero Search Radius:

Cast Range:
 100 / 175 / 275 / 350
 750
 4.5
 0.2
 0.7 (Level 20 talent)
 325 (when point targeted)
 700
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
A shocking punishment for rebellious heathen.
Notes
  • When point targeted, it can potentially hit a hero up to 1025 range away.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity. Spell immune enemies are still revealed by true sight.
  • Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Vision is only blocked when unit targeted.
Static Field
Zeus static field.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Zeus shocks all nearby enemy units whenever he casts a spell, causing damage proportional to their current health.
EF
Damage:


Radius:

 4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
 of current enemy HP
 12% (Level 25 talent)
 1200
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Disabled by Break
The air crackles with static when the Thunder God walks the world.
Notes
Thundergod's Wrath
Zeus thundergods wrath.png
Ability: No Target
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Damage: Magical
Strikes all enemy heroes with a bolt of lightning, no matter where they may be. Thundergod's Wrath also provides True Sight around each hero struck. If an enemy hero is invisible, it takes no damage, but the True Sight is still created at that hero's location.
RW
Mana Cost dota2.png 225 / 325 / 450
Cooldown Clock.png 90
Damage:
Vision Radius:
True Sight Radius:
Vision Duration:
 225 / 325 / 425
 500
 900
 3
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity
The Lord of Heaven smites all who oppose him, near or far.
Notes
  • Vision radii are centered around enemy heroes.
  • Invisible units take no damage, but are still revealed.
  • Units under the effect of Smoke of Deceit will not take damage or be revealed.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity. Spell immune enemies are still revealed by true sight.

Aghanim's Scepter Abilities[edit]

This hero is upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter. The scepter grants the Nimbus ability.

Nimbus
Zeus nimbus.png
Ability: Point Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Creates a storm cloud anywhere on the map. The cloud casts Lightning Bolt automatically on the closest enemy within range once every few seconds (scales with cooldown reduction).
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Mana Cost dota2.png 275
Cooldown Clock.png 35
Bolt Cooldown:
Duration:
Nimbus Radius:
Cast Range:
 2.25
 35
 500
 Global
 Affected By:  Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Notes
  • This ability is independent and will be given even if the ultimate is not leveled.
  • Aghanim's Scepter cannot be dropped or sold by Zeus.
  • Requires 8 hits from ranged heroes to kill, 4 from melee heroes, and 16 from non-heroes.
  • Gives a 100 gold bounty when killed.
  • The Nimbus is considered the damage source of the Lightning Bolts, and they do not benefit from Zeus' Spell Amplification.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken's Sphere.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+2% Static Field Damage 25 +200 Cast Range
+0.5s Lightning Bolt Ministun 20 +75 Arc Lightning Damage
+15% Magic Resistance 15 +7 Armor
+25 Movement Speed 10 +2 Mana Regen

Recommended Items[edit]

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game
Tango Clarity Clarity Bottle Boots of Speed Null Talisman Arcane Boots Veil of Discord Aether Lens Euls Scepter of Divinity Octarine Core Aghanims Scepter
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General Strategy[edit]

None can hide from Zeus, whether he's calling down a bolt to reveal his surroundings, sending an arc coursing through his nearest enemies, or summoning a terrifying volley of lightning upon all enemies. Wherever his foes are, Zeus will find them.

Overview[edit]



Skill Build[edit]


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spell Zeus arc lightning.png Zeus static field.png Zeus lightning bolt.png Zeus lightning bolt.png Zeus lightning bolt.png Zeus thundergods wrath.png Zeus lightning bolt.png Zeus static field.png Zeus static field.png Talents.png
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25
Spell Zeus static field.png Zeus thundergods wrath.png Zeus arc lightning.png Zeus arc lightning.png Talents.png Zeus arc lightning.png Zeus thundergods wrath.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
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +0.5s Lightning Bolt Ministun (Level 20)
7.05
  • Buff Base intelligence increased by 2
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +200 Health to +25 Movement Speed
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +5 Armor to +7 Armor
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from +35 Movement Speed to +75 Arc Lightning
7.03
  • Buff Scepter CD/Duration reduced from 40 to 35
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +175 Health to +200
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +1.5% Static Field to +2%
7.02
  • Buff Scepter strike interval from 2.5 to 2.25
  • Buff Scepter cooldown from 50 to 40 seconds
  • Buff Scepter duration from 50 to 40 seconds
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +150 Health to +175
7.01
  • Buff Zeus Level 20 Talent increased from -35s Respawn Time to -40
  • Buff Zeus Level 20 Talent increased from +30 Movement Speed to +35
7.00
  • Rework Reworked Zeus Scepter. Grants you a new ability, Nimbus, that creates a storm cloud anywhere on the map. The cloud casts Lightning Bolt automatically on the closest enemy within 500 AoE once every 2.5 seconds (scales with cooldown reduction). Clouds last 50 seconds. Cooldown: 50, Mana cost: 275. Requires 8 hits from ranged heroes to kill (4 from melee heroes, 16 from non-heroes), and has a 100 gold bounty. Nimbus summon is a global cast range.
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Lightning Bolt ministun increased from 0.1 to 0.2
6.88
  • Buff Arc Lightning cooldown reduced from 1.75 to 1.6
6.87
  • Nerf Static Field damage reduced from 5/7/9/11% to 4/6/8/10%
  • Nerf Static Field no longer disables Blink Dagger
  • Nerf Thundergod's Wrath damage reduced from 225/350/475 to 225/325/425
6.84
  • Nerf Thundergod's Wrath area vision reduced from 1000 to 500
  • Buff Fixed Thundergod's Wrath sometimes hitting invisible units depending on the order of player slots
6.82
  • Buff Static Field area of effect increased from 1000 to 1200
6.81b
  • Buff Lightning Bolt vision and truesight duration increased from 3 to 4.5
  • Buff Lightning Bolt search area of effect increased from 250 to 325
6.81
  • Buff Arc Lightning cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.2
  • Nerf Lightning Bolt true sight range reduced from 900 to 750
  • Nerf Lightning Bolt flying vision range reduced from 1000 to 750
  • Buff Lightning Bolt can now be cast on the ground, affecting the closest enemy hero in a 250 range
6.80
  • Buff Arc Lightning cast range increased from 700 to 850
6.77
  • Buff Strength growth increased from 1.8 to 2.3
6.76
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath damage increased from 210/335/460 to 225/350/475
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath Aghanim's damage increased from 400/500/600 to 440/540/640
6.75
  • Buff Arc lightning cooldown decreased from 2 to 1.75
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath cooldown decreased from 120 to 90
6.73
  • Buff Arc Lightning level 4 damage increased from 130 to 145 damage
  • Buff Lightning Bolt cooldown decreased from 6.5 to 6
  • Buff Static Field now affects creeps
  • Buff Static Field no longer requires unit visibility to take effect
6.72c
  • Buff Lightning Bolt/Thundergod's Wrath now reveals the same area at night as during the day (1000/750 to 1000/1000)
6.72
  • Buff Arc Lightning manacost improved from 65/72/79/87 to 65/70/75/80
  • Buff Arc Lightning cooldown decreased from 2.25 to 2.0
6.71
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath Scepter from 355/460/570 to 400/500/600
  • Buff Static Field aoe from 900 to 1000
6.70
  • Buff Lightning Bolt cooldown from 7 to 6.5
6.68
  • Buff Arc Lightning cooldown from 2.5 to 2.25 seconds
6.67
  • Buff Static Field AoE increased from 800 to 900
6.63
  • Nerf Agility decreased from 15 + 1.7 to 11 + 1.2
6.60
  • Buff Arc Lightning becomes available for casting immediately after cooldown rather than wait for the Lightning to finish traveling.
  • Nerf Arc Lightning cooldown increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds.

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