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Anti-Mage
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
19 + 1.6
24 + 2.8
12 + 1.8
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 438 922 1538 1758
+0.75 +2.65 +4.89 +7.69 +8.69
Mana 80 224 524 884 1016
+0 +0.6 +1.86 +3.36 +3.91
Armor 1 5 11.53 18.2 20.87
Magic Resist 25% 26.2% 28.72% 31.72% 32.82%
Damage Block 16 (50%)
Damage

29
33

53
57

92
96

132
136

148
152

Attack Rate 0.71/s 0.89/s 1.17/s 1.45/s 1.57/s
Attack Range Melee 150 (400)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.4s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.3 + 0.3
Projectile Speed 0
Move Speed ▶️ 310 (Nighttime 340)
Turn Rate Takes 0.262s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Default
Internal npc_dota_hero_antimage
Slashes his foes with mana-draining attacks.
Among the ascetic monks of Turstarkuri, only a young acolyte was fortunate enough to escape the fallen legion's assault on the monastery. Now, vowing to eliminate not only the magic of the Dead God, the Anti-Mage returns to eradicate magic altogether. With sheer focus, he Counters Spells thrown at him and his Allies, returning them to their senders. No wizard's trick is enough to contain or elude the Anti-Mage, as he Blinks out of any trap, while at the same time being capable of sending a Fragments of himself to pursue targets in return. With each swing of his unorthodox blades, the Anti-Mage steps closer to his goal of erradicating all magic, Breaking apart Mana, setting up the depleted caster to perish in a crushing Mana Void.
Mana Break
Blink
Counterspell
Counterspell
Blink Fragment
Blink Fragment
Counterspell Ally
Counterspell Ally
Mana Void
Roles: Carry Carry Escape Escape Nuker Nuker
Complexity: Hero Complexity
Adjectives: NicePecs, Parent, Nose
Legs ( 2 )


Bio[]

Anti-Mage minimap iconAnti-Mage
▶️ "They who live by the wand shall die by my blade."
The monks of Turstarkuri watched the rugged valleys below their mountain monastery as wave after wave of invaders swept through the lower kingdoms. Ascetic and pragmatic, in their remote monastic eyrie they remained aloof from mundane strife, wrapped in meditation that knew no gods or elements of magic. Then came the Legion of the Dead God, crusaders with a sinister mandate to replace all local worship with their unliving lord's poisonous nihilosophy. From a landscape that had known nothing but blood and battle for a thousand years, they tore the souls and bones of countless fallen legions and pitched them against Turstarkuri. The monastery stood scarcely a fortnight against the assault, and the few monks who bothered to surface from their meditations believed the invaders were but demonic visions sent to distract them from meditation. They died where they sat on their silken cushions. Only one youth survived--a pilgrim who had come as an acolyte, seeking wisdom, but had yet to be admitted to the monastery. He watched in horror as the monks to whom he had served tea and nettles were first slaughtered, then raised to join the ranks of the Dead God's priesthood. With nothing but a few of Turstarkuri's prized dogmatic scrolls, he crept away to the comparative safety of other lands, swearing to obliterate not only the Dead God's magic users--but to put an end to magic altogether.
Aliases:
AM, Wei

Abilities[]

Mana Break
Mana Break icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Burns an opponent's mana on each attack and deals damage equal to a percentage of the mana burnt. Enemies with no mana left are temporarily slowed.
Mana Burned per Hit: 25/30/35/40
Max Mana Burned per Hit: 1.6%/2.4%/3.2%/4% (Talent 2.6%/3.4%/4.2%/5%)
Burned Mana as Damage: 50%
Move Speed Slow on Full Drain: 25%/30%/35%/40%
Slow Duration: 0.75
Illusions Illusions
Mana Burned per Hit: 12.5/15/17.5/20
Max Mana Burned per Hit: 0.8%/1.2%/1.6%/2% (Talent 1.3%/1.7%/2.1%/2.5%)
Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Does not affect debuff immune units at all.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_antimage_mana_break
Undispellable
modifier_antimage_mana_break_slow
A modified technique of the Turstarkuri monks' peaceful ways is to turn magical energies on their owner.

  • Deals 12.5/15/17.5/20 bonus damage + 0.8%/1.2%/1.6%/2% (Talent 1.3%/1.7%/2.1%/2.5%) of the target's max mana as damage (before reductions).
    • Illusions deal a reduced amount of bonus damage, since the bonus damage is based on the mana burned.
    • Illusions deal 6.25/7.5/8.75/10 bonus damage + 0.4%/0.6%/0.8%/1% (Talent 0.65%/0.85%/1.05%/1.25%) of the target's max mana as damage.
  • Burned mana as damage is considered as a conditional attack damage bonus.
    • Although the attack damage bonus values are not displayed in the HUD, it is still considered and directly added to Anti-Mage's attack damage.
    • The attack damage bonus values are not considered by the following sources:
      • Critical strike sources.
      • Mana loss manipulation sources, despite burning less mana and the affected target losing less mana.
    • However, it is considered by lifesteal and cleave, and it can be reduced only by flat reductions (e.g. damage block).
    • Since it is considered bonus attack damage, it is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions.
  • Mana Break applies the mana burn, the attack damage, and then if the target has no mana left, the movement speed slow debuff.
    • Does not work against allied units when attacking them.
    • Does not apply the movement speed slow to units without mana.
    • Successive movement speed slow debuffs do not stack but refresh its duration.
  • Plays a different sound effect when the attacked target is below 50% max mana.


Blink (Anti-Mage) icon
Affects
Self
Short distance teleportation that allows Anti-Mage to move in and out of combat.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0.53
Cast Range: Global
Min Blink Distance: 200
Max Blink Distance: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 750/900/1050/1200 (Talent 900/1050/1200/1350)
Cooldown symbol
 13.5/11/8.5/6 (Talent 12.5/10/7.5/5)
Mana symbol
 45
In his encounter with the Dead Gods, Anti-Mage learned the value of being elusive.

  • Attempting to blink less than the min distance will blink for 200 range instead.
  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the max distance.
    • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, Anti-Mage blinks for the max distance towards the targeted point.


Counterspell
Counterspell icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Passively grants magic resistance. Counterspell may be activated to create an anti-magic shell around Anti-Mage that blocks and sends any targeted spells back towards enemies instead.
Passive Component
Magic Resistance Bonus: 15%/25%/35%/45% (Talent 35%/45%/55%/65%)
Shield Duration: 1.2
With Aghanim's Shard Number of Illusions per Counterspell: 1
Illusions Counterspell icon Counterspell Illusion
With Aghanim's Shard Damage Dealt: 75%
With Aghanim's Shard Damage Taken: 100%
With Aghanim's Shard Duration: 4
Cooldown symbol
 15/11/7/3
Mana symbol
 45
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Grants the Counterspell Ally ability.
Creates an illusion of Anti-Mage next to an enemy caster upon reflecting their spell. Illusion deals 75% damage, takes 100% damage and has a duration of 4 seconds.
Disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Disables the passive magic resistance bonus.
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Magic resistance bonus does not apply.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_antimage_counterspell_passive
Undispellable
modifier_antimage_counterspell
modifier_lotus_orb_delay
Death
modifier_item_lotus_orb_channel_check
Death
With the proper focus, Anti-Mage turns innate resistance into calculated retaliation.

  • Interrupts Anti-Mage's channeling abilities on cast.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
    • Increases Anti-Mage's magic resistance to 36.25%/43.75%/51.25%/58.75%.
    • With the magic resistance bonus from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 0.85%/0.75%/0.65%/0.55%. [?]
  • Counterspell now creates an illusion facing the same direction as the caster per reflected unit-targeted ability.
    • The illusion cannot act and is uncontrollable. However, it is not invulnerable and can be attacked and killed normally.
    • The illusion is permanently phased.
    • The illusion has a
      expr
      2 × IllusionLVL bounty.
  • Counterspell is cast simultaneously by the created illusion whenever Anti-Mage casts it.
  • The illusion ignores the player's auto-attack settings and is always in auto-attack mode.
    • When no enemies are nearby, the illusion idles in place, only moving when getting aggroed.
  • The Counterspell-illusion spawns at different distances depending on the caster and affected target's collision size as follows:
    • The illusion spawns 58-distance away from the affected target in the following conditions:
      • If both the caster and the affected target have the same collision size.
      • If the affected target's collision size is 27 while the caster's collision size is 18 or vice versa.
    • The illusion spawns 87-distance away from the affected target only when the target's collision size is greater than the caster's collision size.


Blink Fragment
Blink Fragment icon
Affects
Enemies
Blinks an illusion to the target enemy or location, which attacks for a brief time. Counterspell is replicated on the Blink Fragment illusion. Has 3 Charges.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.84
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 750/900/1050/1200 (Talent 900/1050/1200/1350)
Illusions Blink Fragment icon Blink Fragment Illusion
Damage Dealt: 75%
Damage Taken: 200%
Duration: 7
Charge Replenish Time
 25
 3
Cooldown symbol
 0
Mana symbol
 45
Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Not blocked when ground-targeted.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_antimage_blink_illusion
Death
modifier_illusion
Death
modifier_invulnerable
Death
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Requires drafting Mana Void icon Mana Void to be unlocked.
AMaghs

Blink Fragment illusion as they appear to allies.


  • The cast range of this ability is equal to Blink (Anti-Mage) icon Blink's max travel distance.
    • If Blink is not learned, Blink Fragment will have 750 (Talent 900) cast range by default.
  • The illusion is created facing the same direction as the caster, along with Blink's ability particles, sounds, and animations.
  • Counterspell icon Counterspell is cast simultaneously by the created illusion whenever Anti-Mage casts it.
  • The illusion cannot act and is uncontrollable. However, it is not invulnerable and can be attacked and killed normally.
    • The illusion is permanently phased.
    • The illusion has a
      expr
      2 × IllusionLVL bounty.
  • When targeting an enemy, the Blink Fragement-illusion attacks that enemy.
  • When ground-targeted, the illusion relies on Standard auto-attack rules.
    • The illusion ignores the player's auto-attack settings and is always in auto-attack mode.
    • When no enemies are nearby, the illusion idles in place, only moving when getting aggroed.
  • When ground-targeted, the illusion spawns at different distances depending on the caster and affected target's collision size as follows:
    • The illusion spawns 58-distance away from the affected target in the following conditions:
      • If both the caster and the affected target have the same collision size.
      • If the affected target's collision size is 27 while the caster's collision size is 18 or vice versa.
    • The illusion spawns 87-distance away from the affected target only when the target's collision size is greater than the caster's collision size.


Counterspell Ally
Does not pierce debuff immunity. FD
Counterspell Ally icon
Counterspell Ally may be activated to create an anti-magic shell around an allied hero that blocks and sends any targeted spells back towards enemies instead. Any time a spell is reflected by Counterspell or Counterspell Ally, an illusion of Anti-Mage will be created next to the enemy.
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Number of Illusions per Counterspell: 1
Shield Duration: 1.2
Illusions Counterspell Ally icon Counterspell Illusion
Damage Dealt: 75%
Damage Taken: 100%
Duration: 4
Cooldown symbol
 3
Mana symbol
 45
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_antimage_counterspell
modifier_antimage_blink_illusion
Death
modifier_illusion
Death
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Requires drafting Counterspell icon Counterspell to be unlocked.

  • Counterspell Ally can be cast without having to face toward the targeted unit, as long as the targeted unit is within the cast range.
  • Counterspell icon Counterspell is cast simultaneously by the created illusion whenever Anti-Mage casts it.
  • Neither requires Counterspell to be leveled to be unlocked nor relies on it to work.
    • Counterspell-illusion notes fully apply.


Mana Void
Mana Void icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
For each point of mana missing by the target unit, damage is dealt to it and surrounding enemies. The main target is also mini-stunned.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.63
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 500 (Talent 650)
Damage per Missing Mana: 0.8/0.95/1.1 (Talent 1/1.15/1.3)
Stun Duration: 0.3
Cooldown symbol
 70 (Talent 20)
Mana symbol
 100/150/200
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Grants the Blink Fragment ability.
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked fully only when primary target.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_stunned
After bringing enemies to their knees, Anti-Mage punishes them for their use of the arcane arts.

  • The targeting reticule must be centered over an enemy unit.
  • The damage is based on the difference between the primary target's max and current mana and is applied to all enemies within the radius.
    • Casting ability on units without mana applies the stun only.
  • Mana Void first applies the debuff, then the damage.
  • Plays a sound effect during the cast point, which is audible to everyone.


Talents[]

Hero Talents
-50s Mana Void icon Mana Void Cooldown25+20% Counterspell icon Counterspell Magic Resistance
+150 Blink (Anti-Mage) icon Blink Cast Range20+0.2 Mana Void icon Mana Void Damage Multiplier
-1s Blink (Anti-Mage) icon Blink Cooldown15+1% Max Mana Mana Break icon Mana Burn
+150 Mana Void icon Mana Void Radius10+9 Strength attribute symbol Strength

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Version
Description
  • Talent Talents:
    • LVL 15
       
      +0.6% Mana Break icon Mana Break max mana burned per hit increased to +1%.
      LVL 20
       
      +0.15 Mana Void icon Mana Void damage per missing mana increased to +0.2.
  • Increased base armor from 0 to 1.
  • Reduced Mana Void icon Mana Void mana cost from 100/200/300 to 100/150/200.
Counterspell Ally icon Counterspell Ally
Creates a Counterspell shell around the targeted ally. This shell similarly creates an illusion of Anti-Mage upon reflecting an enemy spell.
Cast range: 600
Shield duration: 1.2
Mana cost: 45
Cooldown: 3


Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango provides Anti-Mage with health regeneration in the early game.
  • Healing Salve icon Healing Salve gives Anti-Mage a massive boost of health restoration.
  • Iron Branch icon Iron Branch gives Anti-Mage an additional attribute boost in the lane. It can build into Magic Wand or be consumed for extra Tango healing.
  • Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade provides bonus damage against creeps to help Anti-Mage get last hits. It builds into Battle Fury, your main farming item.

Early game:

  • Cornucopia icon Cornucopia builds into Battle Fury and helps sustain Anti-Mage's health and mana while farming and laning.
  • Power Treads icon Power Treads provide Anti-Mage with attack speed and attributes switch, keeping him alive with strength, or sustaining his abilities usage with intelligence.
  • Magic Wand icon Magic Wand is a good idea to pick up if the enemy is using a lot of spells since that gives Anti-Mage a lot of regeneration in case of an emergency.

Mid game:

  • Battle Fury icon Battle Fury provides Anti-Mage with HP and mana regeneration, and gives Anti-Mage's attacks cleave that allow Anti-Mage to farm and push much faster.
  • Manta Style icon Manta Style provides attributes that benefit Anti-Mage well. The illusions benefit from Mana Break, greatly improving Anti-Mage's damage and pushing potential, and it can also dispel problematic debuffs.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter unlocks Blink Fragment to let Anti-Mage harass, scout, and burn mana without having to jump in and make himself vulnerable, while also providing more illusions to improve his damage in a fight.

Late game:

  • Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade gives Anti-Mage a damage boost, a chance to bash enemies when attacking, and a guaranteed stun that goes through spell immunity. It also gives Anti-Mage some strength and health that will increase his health pool.
  • Butterfly icon Butterfly offers a very substantial damage boost through raw bonuses and Agility, and helps him stand up to enemy carries in the late game with armor and evasion bonuses.

Situational items:

  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar grants debuff immunity so Anti-Mage can attack without worrying about enemy disables; Counterspell makes this unnecessary against magic damage, so its primary use is against heavy crowd control.
  • Satanic icon Satanic increases strength and lifesteal, giving Anti-Mage much more survivability.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon Heart of Tarrasque provides an ultimate tankiness boost so that Anti-Mage can lead pushes and manfight the enemies in the late game.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar gives additional damage and attack speed, and more importantly gives an answer to enemies with evasion.
  • Disperser icon Disperser gives a lot of Agility to boost Anti-Mage's damage output, more Mana Break for him and his illusions, and helps pin enemies down with its active ability.
  • Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi provides an excellent balance of health, damage, and lockdown, while also debilitating enemies reliant on healing, regen, or lifesteal.

Dota Plus Progress[]

Main Article: Hero Challenges

Relics track a hero's actions and statistics, and display in-game notifications when a milestone is reached. They are only available to Dota Plus subscribers.

Relics Voice Lines
Relic Rare icon
Quick Blink (Anti-Mage) icon Blink Kills
Relic Rare icon
Spells Blocked with Counterspell icon Counterspell
Relic Rare icon
Three Hero Mana Void icon Mana Void
Relic agility icon
Debuffs Purged With Manta Style icon Manta Style
Relic agility icon
Last Hits
Relic agility icon
Spells Disjointed
Relic agility icon
Bashed Enemies
Relic agility icon
Battle Fury icon Battle Fury Cleave Damage
Relic agility icon
Triple Kills
Relic agility icon
Mega Kill Streaks
Relic agility icon
Towers Destroyed
Relic agility icon
Kill Assists
Relic agility icon
Kills
Plus Hero Badge 1
Bronze
  • ▶️ Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • ▶️ I'll give them a drubbing they'll not soon forget!
Plus Hero Badge 2
Silver
Plus Hero Badge 3
Gold
Plus Hero Badge 4
Platinum
Plus Hero Badge 5
Master
  • ▶️ Send thy Dead God's legions, I will put them all to death.
Plus Hero Badge 6
Grandmaster
  • ▶️ Thou and I must have a frank discussion.

Equipment[]

Trivia[]

  • In DotA, Anti-Mage's full name and title was "Magina, the Anti-Mage"; in Dota 2, his name was removed for unspecified reasons.
    • In DotA, Anti-Mage has a chance to spawn with "BurNIng" as name, instead of Magina, which is a tribute to the professional DotA player.
  • In DotA, Anti-Mage and Terrorblade minimap icon Terrorblade were brothers.
    • This was to be kept in Dota 2 based on certain responses Anti-Mage made in Terrorblade's presence, but upon Terrorblade's release, these relations were severed and thus the lines went unused.
  • In DotA, Anti-Mage was blind, due to the model of the Warcraft III character he used, Illidan Stormrage, who was blind.

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