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Book of the Dead is a Tier 5 neutral item dropped by neutral creeps.

Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead icon.png
A record of the final reckoning. With one page torn out.
Tier 5 Neutral Drop
Active Greater Demonic Summoning
Bonus ? +30 Strength
+30 Intelligence
Shareable Yes
Usage Alert ? No
Drop Rate 10% (Ancient Camps 30%)
Availability ? 60th MIN+
Recipe
Book of the Dead

Additional Information[]

Ability[]

Greater Demonic Summoning
Ability
No Target
Summons 4 level 3 Necronomicon Units that last 75 seconds. Units have 100% more health and 75% more damage.
Number of Warriors: 2
Number of Archers: 2
Bonus Health: 100%
Bonus Attack Damage: 75%
Duration: 75
Cooldown: 80
Mana: 0
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_demonicon_bonus
Undispellable
modifier_kill
Death

Notes:

  • Interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • The summons always spawn in front of the caster.
  • Recasting this with the same Book of the Dead replaces the summons from the previous cast, no matter under whose control they are.
    • However, recasting it with a second Book of the Dead (stolen from the enemy or copied by a Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double) creates new summons.


Summons[]

Necronomicon Warrior[]

Necronomicon Warrior
Necronomicon Warrior 3 model.png
Summoned Creep
1800
+5
This unit has no mana.
Level 5
Duration Ability Duration 60
Armor Armor 4
Magic Resistance 40%
Status Resistance 0%
Attack Damage Default
147.5 ‒ 162.5
Attack Range Melee 100
Acquisition Range 500
Attack Speed 1.4/1.43/1.45 attack(s) per second. 105/107/109 • 0.75s BAT
Attack Animation 0.56+0.44
Projectile Speed Instant
Movement Speed 370/375/380 (100)
Turn Rate Takes 0.209s to turn 180°. 0.5
Collision Size 16
Vision Range (G) 1500800
Bounty Gold 150
Experience 150 + 150/min
Model Scale 0.4/0.5/0.6
Abilities

L3
Mana Break
Last Will
True Sight

Mana Break
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Mana Break (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Mana burned per hit, a portion of which is dealt as damage.
Mana Burned per Hit: 50
Burned Mana as Damage: 50%
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_necronomicon_warrior_mana_burn
Undispellable

Notes:

  • The bonus damage is dealt in one instance together with the attack damage, and counts as attack damage as well.
    • It can be lifestealed off of, but it is not considered by crit or cleave.
    • It is also not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions, but can be reduced with flat reductions.
  • Effectively increases the warrior's attack damage by 15/20/25 against units which have enough mana to burn.
  • Applies the mana loss first, and then the damage.
  • Works against allied units when attacking them.


Last Will
Disabled by Break. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Last Will (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Deals damage to the unit that kills the Necronomicon Warrior.
Damage: 800
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_necronomicon_warrior_last_will
Undispellable

Notes:

  • Does not affect allied units, so it can be denied without taking damage.
  • The distance between the Necronomicon Warrrior and the killing unit does not matter.
  • The warrior’s gold and experience bounty is granted first, the damage is applied afterwards.


True Sight
Not disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
True Sight (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies
Reveals invisible units.
Radius: 1000
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_necronomicon_warrior_sight
Undispellable
modifier_truesight
Undispellable

Notes:

  • Available for level 3 Necronomicon Warriors only.
  • The True Sight is provided within the whole area, regardless of the warrior's actual vision. It is fully unobstructed.
  • The True Sight is provided by an aura which affects enemies. Its debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


Necronomicon Archer[]

Necronomicon Archer
Necronomicon Archer 3 model.png
Summoned Creep
1800
+5
This unit has no mana.
Level 5
Duration Ability Duration 60
Armor Armor 4
Magic Resistance 40%
Status Resistance 0%
Attack Damage Default
145 ‒ 155
Attack Range Ranged 550
Acquisition Range 600
Attack Speed 1.05/1.07/1.09 attack(s) per second. 105/107/109 • 1s BAT
Attack Animation 0.7+0.3
Projectile Speed 900
Movement Speed 425 (100)
Turn Rate Takes 0.209s to turn 180°. 0.5
Collision Size 8
Vision Range (G) 1500800
Bounty Gold 150
Experience 150 + 150/min
Model Scale 0.4/0.5/0.6
Abilities L3
Purge
Archer Aura
Notes Immune Against:
Dominate
Transmute

Purge
Purge (Necronomicon Archer) icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Removes positive buffs from enemies and slow their movement speed.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.47
Cast Range: 600
Move Speed Slow: 100%
Slow Duration: 4
Cooldown: 15
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_necronomicon_archer_purge

Notes:

  • Available for level 3 Necronomicon Archers only.
  • Purge first applies the dispel, then the slow.
  • The slow decreases in 0.8 second intervals, so it slows for 100%/80%/60%/40%/20%, going one step down every 0.8 seconds.


Tips[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Reduced Strength attribute symbol.png strength bonus from 35 to 30.
  • Reduced Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence bonus from 35 to 30.
  • Greater Demonic Summoning
    • The summons now have 50% more health.
    • The summons now have 50% more attack damage.
    • Reduced number of warriors and archers from 3 to 2 of each.


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