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Upgraded Abilities


  • All heroes other than Primal Beast have an ability that can be upgraded with Aghanim's Scepter, or gain a new ability upon purchasing Aghanim's Scepter.


Upgraded Abilities[]

Upgraded abilities
    • Borrowed Time icon.png
      Increases duration. While Borrowed Time is active, anytime an ally takes more than 525 damage while within 1600 range of Abaddon, an individual Mist Coil will automatically fire towards that ally.
    • Chemical Rage icon.png
      Alchemist melts down Aghanim's Scepter to grant an allied hero all Aghanim's Scepter upgrades. When you have a Scepter of your own, you will gain bonus damage and spell amplification for each gifted Scepter.
    • Chilling Touch icon.png
      Removes cooldown and reduces mana cost by 50%.
    • Mana Void icon.png
      Grants the Blink Fragment ability.
    • Spark Wraith icon.png
      Causes Spark Wraiths to spawn a new Spark Wraith after impacting an enemy, which then starts its 2 second activation period.
    • Battle Hunger icon.png
      Battle Hunger also reduces enemy armor and grants Axe armor per affected target.
    • Berserker's Call icon.png
      Berserker's Call applies Battle Hunger to affected units and reduces Berserker's Call cooldown.
    • Fiend's Grip icon.png
      Reduces Fiend's Grip cooldown by 45 seconds. Fiend's Grip now creates two uncontrollable illusions that are also channeling Fiend's Grip on the target. Illusions takes 200% incoming damage and immediately die if they are interrupted. Damage does not stack.
    • Flaming Lasso icon.png
      Flaming Lasso grabs both its target, as well as the target's nearest allied hero within 600 units. The secondary target is tethered to the first.
    • Wild Axes icon.png
      Causes Wild Axes to have no cooldown, and can be used again once they come back.
    • Rupture icon.png
      Grants the Blood Mist ability.
    • Shuriken Toss icon.png
      Increases cast range and applies Jinada on hit.
    • Primal Split icon.png
      Grants the Primal Split Cancel ability.
    • Viscous Nasal Goo icon.png
      Viscous Nasal Goo becomes a no target area of effect ability, applying to all enemies within range. Increases stack limit.
    • Spawn Spiderlings icon.png
      Grants the Spinner's Snare ability.
    • Stampede icon.png
      Heroes affected by Stampede take reduced damage, and are able to run through obstructions, including trees and up cliffs. Enemies affected by Stampede are leashed. Increases duration.
    • Phantasm icon.png
      Creates an illusion of allied heroes. Creates an additional illusion for Chaos Knight as well.
    • Hand of God icon.png
      Applies a Strong Dispel to all allies.
    • Death Pact icon.png
      Grants the Burning Army ability.
    • Hookshot icon.png
      Grants the Overclocking ability.
    • Freezing Field icon.png
      Applies Frostbite to any unit that has been standing in the Freezing Field for over 1.75s.
    • Ion Shell icon.png
      Causes Ion Shell to have 2 charges, increases duration by 15 and provides +275 Health.
    • Shadow Realm icon.png
      Attacking no longer takes you out of Shadow Realm. Each attack still has bonus damage based on the duration of the buff.
    • Solar Guardian icon.png
      Grants the Solar Guardian Land ability.
    • Good Juju icon.png
      Good Juju reduces all item Cooldowns by 50% and becomes an active ability that can be cast on allied units to refresh all item cooldowns.
    • Exorcism icon.png
      Whenever an enemy is affected by Death Prophet's spells or when she attacks an enemy, a ghost will fly out, slow and hit the enemy for an increased bonus of its usual damage then return to her with life.
    • Static Storm icon.png
      Mutes items.
    • Doom ability icon.png
      Increases Doom duration and applies Break.
    • Elder Dragon Form icon.png
      Increases the level of Dragon Knight's ultimate. Adds a 4th level, Black Dragon. Black Dragon has bonus Corrosive Damage, Splash Damage and Slow amount, 25% increased Magic Resistance and free pathing.
    • Marksmanship icon.png
      Causes Drow Ranger's attacks to splinter on the target, hitting nearby units with normal attacks that deal reduced damage.
    • Stone Remnant icon.png
      Grants the Enchant Remnant ability.
    • Enchant Totem icon.png
      Enchant Totem becomes a ground target ability, causing Earthshaker to jump in the air and land at the target spot, casting Enchant Totem there. Self-casting the ability will behave in the original form, without jumping. Grants Enchant Totem a cleaving attack.
    • Astral Spirit icon.png
      Causes Elder Titan to become spell immune for 2 seconds per affected enemy Hero when the spirit returns.
    • Fire Remnant icon.png
      Increases cast range, initial remnant speed, and maximum charges.
    • Untouchable icon.png
      Grants the Sproink ability.
    • Black Hole icon.png
      Black Hole deals additional damage equivalent to 5% of the unit's Max Health per second.
    • Time Walk icon.png
      Applies a Time Lock to all units at the landing destination.
    • Soulbind icon.png
      Grants the Dark Portrait ability.
    • Flak Cannon icon.png
      Adds a Side Gunner that at random attacks enemy units near Gyrocopter. Prioritizes furthest unit away within its range.
    • Sharpshooter icon.png
      Grants the Hunter's Boomerang ability.
    • Life Break icon.png
      Forces the enemy target to attack Huskar and increases cast range.
    • Invoke icon.png
      Additionally Increases the level of Quas, Wex and Exort by 1.
    • Sun Strike icon.png
      Creates a Cataclysm when Sun Strike is double tapped. Puts it on a 100 second cooldown. Creates 2 visible Sun Strikes within 160-200 range of each enemy hero.
    • Spirits icon.png
      Spirits now passively spawn around Io constantly every second up to the max. Spirits colliding with enemy Heroes slows them briefly.
    • Macropyre icon.png
      Increases Macropyre distance by +400 range, duration by +15 seconds and causes it to become Pure damage and pierce Spell Immunity.
    • Omnislash icon.png
      Grants the Swiftslash ability.
    • Spirit Form icon.png
      Grants the Will-O-Wisp ability.
    • Torrent icon.png
      Grants the Torrent Storm ability.
    • Duel icon.png
      Increases Duel duration and reduces cooldown. Legion Commander and her opponent take reduced damage from other sources.
    • Pulse Nova icon.png
      Grants the Nihilism ability.
    • Sinister Gaze icon.png
      Sinister Gaze becomes an Area of Effect ability, affecting units within a radius of 400 in the target area. Sinister Gaze allows Lich to cast other abilities while channeling it.
    • Infest icon.png
      Increases cast range and reduces cooldown. Infest may target enemy heroes for a short duration, disarming them and attacking them from the inside while increasing Lifestealer's regeneration rate.
    • Laguna Blade icon.png
      Changes Laguna Blade's damage type to Pure, and allows it to slice through spell immunity.
    • Finger of Death icon.png
      Increases damage. Decreases cooldown. Finger of Death hits all units in a small area.
    • Summon Spirit Bear icon.png
      Allows Spirit Bear to attack at any range from Lone Druid, and to survive if Lone Druid dies.
    • Eclipse icon.png
      Allows Luna to cast Eclipse on an allied unit or herself and have its effects follow them, or cast it on an area. Also increases total beams and duration, removes the limit on beams per unit, and makes the beams appear twice as fast.
    • Shapeshift icon.png
      Grants the Wolf Bite ability.
    • Shockwave icon.png
      Increases Shockwave's width and range. The Shockwave line erupts after a short delay, dealing an additional percent of Shockwave's damage, slowing enemy movement speed and reducing their armor for a brief time. Armor and movement speed are slowly regained until the debuff expires.
    • Unleash icon.png
      Reduces Unleash cooldown by 10 seconds. While Unleash is Active, all of Marci's abilities unleash pulses when cast.
    • Bulwark icon.png
      Creates invulnerable soldiers around Mars' front while Bulwark is toggled on. Soldiers move alongside Mars, dealing his attacks that have bonus damage and slow enemies. An enemy can only be attacked by one soldier at a time.
    • Mystic Snake icon.png
      Causes Mystic Snake to turn enemies hit into stone. Stone duration increases with each bounce of the Mystic Snake.
    • Divided We Stand icon.png
      Grants the Dig ability.
    • Sacred Arrow icon.png
      Causes Sacred Arrow to release a Starstorm on enemies along the travel path of the primary arrow, releasing a second Starstorm that deals less damage to the impacted unit.
    • Jingu Mastery icon.png
      Soldiers can now gain Jingu Mastery charges independently.
    • Wukong's Command icon.png
      Spawns a monkey soldier near Monkey King at regular intervals. Soldiers do not spawn while invisible or on trees. Soldiers only attack buildings when Monkey King himself is nearby.
    • Morph icon.png
      Morphling steals stats from the replicated hero. If the replicated hero's primary attribute is Strength it will also steal Status Resistance, if it's Agility, it will steal Attack Speed and if it's Intelligence, it will steal Spell Amplification. Additionally reduces Morph Cooldown by 20 seconds.
    • Ensnare icon.png
      Reduces cooldown and increases cast range. Allows Ensnare to target Spell Immune or sleeping units.
    • Wrath of Nature icon.png
      Lowers cooldown to 60s. Entangles all enemies it hits. Duration scales from 2s up to 3.8s seconds at max bounce.
    • Ghost Shroud icon.png
      Reduces Ghost Shroud cooldown.
    • Heartstopper Aura icon.png
      Increases Heartstopper Aura damage while Ghost Shroud is active.
    • Void icon.png
      Void becomes an area of effect ability. Increases the mini-stun duration.
    • Vendetta icon.png
      Grants the Burrow ability.
    • Fireblast icon.png
      Grants the Unrefined Fireblast ability.
    • Guardian Angel icon.png
      Increases duration, provides Status Resist, radius becomes global and affects buildings.
    • False Promise icon.png
      Grants the Rain of Destiny ability.
    • Astral Imprisonment icon.png
      Grants charges to Astral Imprisonment, increases damage and applies the damage in an area.
    • Shield Crash icon.png
      Causes Shield Crash to cast a 2-attack Swashbuckle in every 90 degrees around your hero.
    • Blur icon.png
      Causes Blur to have instant cast time and applies a dispel. Any time Phantom Assassin gets a hero kill, her abilities are refreshed. Reduces cooldown and increases Vanish Buffer.
    • Juxtapose icon.png
      Increases Max Illusions and adds Juxtapose active ability. Destroys Phantom Lancer's other Juxtapose illusions and quickly creates the max illusions with bonus duration.
    • Supernova icon.png
      Increases number of attacks to destroy Supernova and allows Phoenix to cast Supernova on an allied hero, bringing both into the sun to be reborn together.
    • Waning Rift icon.png
      Waning Rift now has 550 radius and range and knocks enemies back 400 distance over 0.5 seconds (non-interrupting). Reveals invisible enemy units and wards in the area for 5 seconds.
    • Rot icon.png
      Increases Rot radius and damage, and causes it to reduce enemy health regen.
    • Life Drain icon.png
      Removes cooldown and increases damage.
    • Sonic Wave icon.png
      Increases damage and decreases cooldown.
    • Eye of the Storm icon.png
      Causes Eye of the Storm to strike two different units instead of one and can damage structures. When striking buildings, it will only target towers, barracks, and the Ancient.
    • Tricks of the Trade icon.png
      Increases cast range, number of attacks and allows you to target an allied hero, hiding inside them for the duration. Each attack hits an additional target.
    • Spell Steal icon.png
      Increases the number of spells that can be stolen to 2. Increases cast range, and upgrades spells to their Scepter version.
    • Burrowstrike icon.png
      Adds Caustic Finale poison to heroes hit by Sand King's Burrowstrike and increases its cast range. Does not apply Caustic Finale to illusions.
    • Demonic Cleanse icon.png
      Cooldown is removed, replaced with 3 charges that replenish every 60 seconds.
    • Demonic Purge icon.png
      Cooldown is removed, replaced with 3 charges that replenish every 60 seconds. Also causes Demonic Purge to break its target's passive abilities while active.
    • Necromastery icon.png
      Increases max souls.
    • Requiem of Souls icon.png
      Causes Requiem of Souls to return back to Shadow Fiend. The wave back to Shadow Fiend deals less damage, but heals Shadow Fiend for all the damage it dealt.
    • Mass Serpent Ward icon.png
      Causes Serpent Wards to have split shot, attacking two units for full damage. Increases attack range of Serpent Wards.
    • Last Word icon.png
      Causes Last Word to become an AoE ability.
    • Ancient Seal icon.png
      Anytime Skywrath Mage casts Ancient Seal, a different random target within 700 range will be affected by the same ability. Heroes will take priority.
    • Arcane Bolt icon.png
      When Skywrath Mage casts Arcane Bolt, a different random target within 700 range will be hit with the same ability. Heroes will take priority.
    • Concussive Shot icon.png
      When Skywrath Mage casts Concussive Shot, a different random target within cast range will be hit with the same ability. Heroes will take priority.
    • Mystic Flare icon.png
      When Skywrath Mage casts Mystic Flare, another Mystic Flare will be created on the position of a different random target enemy within 700 range. Heroes will take priority.
    • Guardian Sprint icon.png
      Provides additional HP Regen, Armor and Status Resistance while in a puddle or in the river.
    • Slithereen Crush icon.png
      Whenever Slardar casts Slithereen Crush, he creates a puddle of water that is considered a river for movement and bonuses.
    • Pounce icon.png
      Provides charges and increases range.
    • Mortimer Kisses icon.png
      Grants the Gobble Up ability.
    • Assassinate icon.png
      Causes Assassinate to fire quicker and disable the enemy target.
    • Haunt icon.png
      Grants the Shadow Step ability.
    • Charge of Darkness icon.png
      Reduces Charge of Darkness cooldown, cast point and makes it pierce magic immunity.
    • Electric Vortex icon.png
      Electric Vortex affects all enemies within a radius around Storm Spirit.
    • Storm Hammer icon.png
      Increases cast range and transports Sven along with the Storm Hammer. Storm Hammer also applies a basic dispel on the target.
    • Reactive Tazer icon.png
      Reactive Tazer can be cast on allies and deals damage on detonation.
    • Spark Wraith icon.png
      Causes Spark Wraiths to spawn a new Spark Wraith after impacting an enemy, which then starts its 2 second activation period.
    • Psionic Trap icon.png
      Grants the Psionic Projection ability.
    • Metamorphosis icon.png
      Grants the Terror Wave ability.
    • Gush icon.png
      Gush becomes a ground targeted wave ability that affects enemy units in a line. Decreases cooldown.
    • Chakram icon.png
      Grants the Second Chakram ability.
    • Laser icon.png
      Upgrades Tinker's Laser into a Shrink Ray, granting +200 cast range and reducing the main target's size and current health by 10% (stacking) if it's a hero. The laser bounces once on the farthest target up to 700 range from the primary one, prioritizing heroes.
    • Tree Grab icon.png
      Grants the Tree Volley ability.
    • Overgrowth icon.png
      Grants the Eyes In The Forest ability.
    • Whirling Axes (Melee) icon.png
      Causes Whirling Axes (Melee) to dispel Troll Warlord. Reduces cooldown and manacost.
    • Whirling Axes (Ranged) icon.png
      Causes Whirling Axes (Ranged) to dispel enemies. Reduces cooldown and manacost.
    • Walrus Punch icon.png
      Grants the Walrus Kick ability.
    • Fiend's Gate icon.png
      Summons a Pit of Malice around each of the portals.
    • Pit of Malice icon.png
      Slows enemy movement speed in the Pit of Malice.
    • Decay icon.png
      Increases strength steal.
    • Enrage icon.png
      Reduces cooldown and allows Ursa to use Enrage while disabled.
    • Vengeance Aura icon.png
      Upon death, creates a strong illusion of Vengeful Spirit that deals and takes full damage and can cast all of her spells. Illusion has 12% movement speed bonus. If the illusion is alive when Vengeful Spirit respawn, she will take its place. XP earned by her illusion is given to her.
    • Poison Nova icon.png
      Increases damage and decreases cooldown.
    • Viper Strike icon.png
      Decreases mana cost and cooldown, and increases cast range.
    • Summon Familiars icon.png
      Grants the Silent as the Grave ability.
    • Resonant Pulse icon.png
      Causes Resonant Pulse to silence and gain 2 charges.
    • Chaotic Offering icon.png
      Calls 2 golems with reduced stats and bounty.
    • Time Lapse icon.png
      Time Lapse may target allied Heroes with 500 cast range.
    • Windrun icon.png
      Windrun's enemy debuff has increased slow, blinds enemies, and is undispellable.
    • Arctic Burn icon.png
      Causes Arctic Burn to be a toggle ability, draining mana every second when active. Removes limit on number of attacks per target. Increases Winter Wyvern's movement speed.
    • Death Ward icon.png
      Death Ward attacks have True Strike and bounce between nearby enemies.
    • Reincarnation icon.png
      If a nearby allied hero is slain, they will be transformed into a wraith and have their death delayed and gain bonus attack and movement speed.
    • Thundergod's Wrath icon.png
      Grants the Nimbus ability.

    Granted Abilities[]

    Granted abilities
    • Blink Fragment icon.png
      Blinks an illusion at the target enemy or location and attack for a brief time. Counterspell is replicated on the Blink Fragment illusion. Has 3 Charges
    • Blood Mist icon.png
      Bloodseeker sprays his blood continuously in the area around him, damaging himself to damage and slow his enemies. While active, Thirst's healing is increased. Cannot be turned off while on cooldown.
    • Primal Split Cancel icon.png
      Cancel the Primal Split
    • Spinner's Snare icon.png
      Broodmother may create up to 5 invisible web lines touching any existing web. Enemy Heroes that cross the web line will spring the trap, becoming rooted, revealed in fog, and take damage over time. Multiple Heroes can trip on the same line until it's destroyed after being initially triggered. Broodmother's team is alerted via the minimap when an enemy has triggered the snare.
    • Burning Army icon.png
      Clinkz summons an army of fiery ranged skeleton archers. Archers are immobile and die with 2 attacks from a hero. Skeletons deal a percentage of Clinkz' damage, use his current Searing Arrows ability and attack only heroes. Attack range is equal to Clinkz's attack range.
    • Overclocking icon.png
      Resets Clockwerk's ability cooldowns and grants him bonus movement and attack speed for a duration. Clockwerk becomes stunned after the duration runs out.
    • Solar Guardian Land icon.png
    • Primal Split Cancel icon.png
      Cancel the Primal Split
    • Enchant Remnant icon.png
      Earth Spirit temporarily enchants a hero, granting them the properties of a Stone Remnant. After a short duration the remnant shatters, releasing the hero and damaging nearby enemies.

      Can be cast on Stone Remnants. Has a 5 second cooldown when used that way.
    • Sproink icon.png
      Leaps backward, and dodges incoming projectiles, and launches an Impetus attack on the 3 furthest enemy units within Enchantress' attack range + 200.
    • Primal Split Cancel icon.png
      Cancel the Primal Split
    • Dark Portrait icon.png
      Creates an ink illusion of a target enemy hero. Illusion is spell immune, and has bonus movement speed and attack damage.
    • Hunter's Boomerang icon.png
      Tosses a boomerang at the target enemy in an arc. Upon contact, it returns to Hoodwink. The boomerang will deal damage as it passes through or hits enemies, and apply a Hunter's Mark that causes affected enemies to be slowed and be more vulnerable to spell damage and have reduced status resistance.
    • Swiftslash icon.png
      Performs a short Omnislash for 0.8 seconds.
    • Will-O-Wisp icon.png
      Summons Ignis Fatuus at the targeted area. Alternates on and off, drawing enemies closer with its mesmerising flicker.
    • Torrent Storm icon.png
      Releases a visible Torrent in a random area around Kunkka once every 0.25 for 5 seconds. Spawns in within 1100 range of him.
    • Nihilism icon.png
      Causes Leshrac and all nearby enemies to turn ethereal, preventing them from attacking, slowing them, and making them take more magic damage. Increases Leshrac's speed rather than reducing it. Does not cause Leshrac to take amplified damage.
    • Wolf Bite icon.png
      Lycan bites an ally, granting them Shapeshift properties. Lycan and the bitten target gain 30% Lifesteal and share the healing effect of Lifesteal with each other as long as they are within 1200 range of each other.
    • Dig icon.png
      Channels for 0.75 seconds and digs into the ground for 4 seconds, dispelling Meepo and causing him to be come invulnerable and untargetable for 4. Restores 60% of his max health over that duration. Can't be cast while rooted.
    • Burrow icon.png
      Nyx Assassin buries himself beneath the battlefield over a short duration. Once burrowed, Spiked Carapace instantly stuns nearby enemies when cast, the range of Mana Burn and Impale is increased, and Impale's cooldown is decreased. While burrowed, Nyx Assassin is stationary, unable to attack, and invisible. Nyx gains damage reduction from all damage sources.
    • Unburrow icon.png
      Emerge from the burrow.
    • Unrefined Fireblast icon.png
      Blasts an enemy unit with a wave of fire, dealing damage and stunning the target. Its mana cost is 35% of the hero's current mana.
    • Rain of Destiny icon.png
      Brings forth rain to the target area. Enemies standing in the area receive damage and have reduced heal amplification. Allies in the area heal and have increased incoming heal amplification.
    • Gobble Up icon.png
      Mortimer gobbles up a creep or an allied hero, which he can then spit towards enemies. The unit stays in his belly up to 3 seconds.
    • Spit Out icon.png
      Mortimer spits out the unit that's in his mouth, causing impact damage and stun in a large area. The glob leaves a pool of firespit that slows and applies damage over time.
    • Shadow Step icon.png
      Allows Spectre to perform a single target unit Haunt. Casts Spectral Dagger on the target.
    • Primal Split Cancel icon.png
      Cancel the Primal Split
    • Psionic Projection icon.png
      Allows Templar Assassin to teleport to any Psionic Trap after channeling for 1.5 seconds, detonating it upon arrival. Channeling Psionic Projection does not break Meld.
    • Terror Wave icon.png
      Causes a wave to travel outwards in all directions forcing enemy heroes to become Feared upon impact, and grants Terrorblade Metamorphosis for a short time.
    • Return Second Chakram icon.png
      Returns the Chakram to Timbersaw.
    • Second Chakram icon.png
      Launches a second independent Chakram.
    • Tree Volley icon.png
      Tiny channels to throw random trees within range towards the targeted area. Deals Tiny's attack damage to enemies in that area with each tree thrown.
    • Eyes in the Forest icon.png
      Treant Protector enchants a tree, which grants him unobstructed vision in that location. If Overgrowth is cast, units within a 800 radius of an enchanted tree will be entangled and damaged.
    • Walrus Kick icon.png
      Kicks the closest enemy unit in a targeted direction, stunning, damaging, and slowing them. Also deals damage to all heroes within 250 radius of its landing area. Cooldown is reduced by 50% if kicking a creep.
    • Silent as the Grave icon.png
      Turns Visage and familiars invisible, granting Visage bonus movement speed and upgrading its movement type to flying. When Visage or its familiars leave invisibility they deal more damage for 4 seconds. Lasts 35 seconds. Invisibility ends when attacking or casting.
    • Primal Split Cancel icon.png
      Cancel the Primal Split
    • Nimbus icon.png
      Creates a storm cloud anywhere on the map that automatically casts Lightning Bolt on nearby enemies.