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Broodmother
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
19 + 2.3
18 + 2.6
18 + 1.4
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 438 1142 1912 2198
+0.25 +2.15 +5.37 +8.87 +10.22
Mana 80 296 524 836 944
+0 +0.9 +1.88 +3.18 +3.63
Armor -1 2 8.07 14.4 16.9
Magic Resist 25% 26.8% 28.76% 31.36% 32.26%
Damage Block 16 (50%)
Damage

8
14

46
52

108
114

177
183

203
209

Attack Rate 0.74/s 0.84/s 1.06/s 1.28/s 1.37/s
Attack Range Melee 175 (400)
Attack Speed ▶️ 125 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.4 + 0.5
Projectile Speed Instant
Move Speed ▶️ 285 (Nighttime 315)
Turn Rate Takes 0.262s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Goo
Internal npc_dota_hero_broodmother
Hunts with her army of Spiderlings.
Inhabiting the larva tubes below the caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, Black Arachnia grew tired of recent adventurers stepping on her many offspring. And so, the Broodmother set out to rid the world of every potential intruder, one hero at a time. Warm bodies make ideal nurseries, a fact not lost on Black Arachnia as she injects her eggs into dying foes to Spawn Spiderlings. Across patches of land she Spin Webs of Silken Fiber, sheltering herself within to recuperate injuries or laying down Snares to catch her prey. Driven by an Insatiable Hunger, the Broodmother goes into a feeding frenzy, sucking the vital fluids from wandering heroes with each bite, replenishing herself for the next spawn cycle.
Insatiable Hunger
Insatiable Hunger
Spin Web
Silken Bola
Spinner's Snare
Spinner's Snare
Spawn Spiderlings
Roles: Carry Carry Pusher Pusher Escape Escape Nuker Nuker
Complexity: Hero ComplexityHero Complexity
Adjectives: Female, Parent, Red
Legs ( 8 )


Bio[]

Broodmother minimap iconBlack Arachnia, the Broodmother
▶️ "I've promised you to my children."
For centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother lurked in the dark lava tubes beneath the smoldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, raising millions of spiderlings in safety before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. In a later age, the Vizier of Greed, Ptholopthales, erected his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any looters who sought his magnetic wealth must survive the spider-haunted passages.

After millennia of maternal peace, Black Arachnia found herself beset by a steady trickle of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths--all of them delicious, certainly, and yet tending to create a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. Tiring of the intrusions, she paid a visit to Ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to discuss a compromise, she wrapped the Vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centerpiece of a special birthday feast.

Unfortunately, the absence of the Magnetic Ziggurat's master merely emboldened a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trodden underfoot by a clumsy adventurer, she reached the end of her silken rope. Broodmother headed for the surface, declaring her intent to rid the world of each and every possible invader, down to the last Hero if necessary, until she could ensure her nursery might once more be a safe and wholesome environment for her precious spiderspawn.
Aliases:
Arachnia, BM

Abilities[]

Insatiable Hunger
Insatiable Hunger icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother's attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.5
Base Attack Damage Bonus: 40%/50%/60%/70%
Lifesteal: 40%/60%/80%/100%
Creep Lifesteal Multiplier: 0.6
Duration: 8/10/12/14 (With Aghanim's Shard 10/12/14/16)
With Aghanim's Shard Base Attack Damage Increase per Second: 4%
Talent Base Attack Time Reduction: 0.3
Cooldown symbol
 45/40/35/30
Mana symbol
 80
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Increases duration. While Hunger is active, the bonus damage is increased by 4% per second.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_broodmother_insatiable_hunger
Death
While most of her prey is wrapped in silken cocoons and saved for her young, the Broodmother herself has a taste for wandering heroes.

  • Grants flat base attack damage bonus based on Broodmother's current base attack damage. Does not further increase bonus attack damage.
  • Stacks additively with other lifesteal sources.
    • Cannot lifesteal off of buildings or allied units.
    • Can lifesteal off of wards that do not require a fixed amount of attacks to be destroyed.
  • Insatiable Hunger now additionally grants a flat 4% base attack damage bonus, stacking additively in 1-second intervals, starting 1 second upon cast.
    • Grants up to 36.96/40.74/44.52/48.3 base attack damage bonus per 10 points of Universal attribute symbol any attributes at its 9th/11th/13th/15th interval.
    • Acquiring Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard does not update the current active instance.
  • TALENT
    The base attack time Talent talent does not update the current active instance.


Spin Web
Spin Web icon
Affects
Self
(Spiders)
Spins a large web that grants Broodmother a passive movement speed increase, and boosts regeneration while in its vicinity, as well as giving free movement. Spin Web charges restore every 27 seconds. Spin Web can be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches an existing web. Webs never expire, and can be manually destroyed. When the maximum limit of webs is exceeded, the oldest web disappears. The movement bonus is proportional to the unit's HP
Cast Animation: 0.4+0.4
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 1000
Web Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 1200
Max Amount of Webs: 3/5/7/9 (Talent 6/8/10/12)
Health Regen Bonus: 2/5/8/11
Turn Rate Bonus: 0.2
Min Move Speed Bonus Health Threshold: 1%
Min Move Speed Bonus: 5%/11%/17%/23%
Max Move Speed Bonus: 10%/22%/34%/46%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.15
Charge Replenish Time
 27 (Talent 20)
 4/6/8/10
Cooldown symbol
 0
Mana symbol
 40
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_broodmother_spin_web_web
Undispellable
modifier_broodmother_spin_web_invisible_applier
Undispellable
modifier_broodmother_spin_web
Death
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
The Spin Web icon Spin Web buff only affect Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderlings and Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderites, it does not affect any other player-controlled units.
Weaving a bed of silken fibers, Arachnia's web both protects her and her offspring, as well as giving advancing opponents a sense of foreboding.

Spin Web
Spin Web icon
Uncategorized Units
100
+0
This unit has no mana.
Level 1
Duration Permanent
Armor Armor 0
Magic Resistance 0%
Status Resistance 0
Collision Size 18
Bound Radius 8
Vision Range (G) 0
Bounty Gold 0
Experience 0
Abilities Destroy Spin Web icon Destroy Spin Web
Notes Invulnerable
Phased

  • Has a Global cast range when there is another Spin Web within 1200 range of the targeted point.
  • Upon learning, Broodmother instantly gains 4 charges.
    • However, leveling it up further does not instantly grant the extra charges.
  • The buff only affects the caster, and all Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderlings and Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderites under the player's control. Other player-controlled units are unaffected.
    • The movement speed bonus gets lower by 0.1%/0.22%/0.34%/0.46% for every 1% of max health missing, reaching 5%/11%/17%/23% bonus when at 1% max health.
    • The max health percentage is checked periodically and the effects are adapted instantly.
    • Also increases Broodmother and her Spiders' turn rate to 0.8 and 0.7 respectively.
    • Does not affect invulnerable or hidden units.
  • Can regenerate up to 120/300/480/660 health in one minute.
  • The effects are provided by an aura and its buff lingers for 0.15 seconds.
    • Leveling up the ability instantly updates the values of all current active Spin Webs.


Silken Bola
Silken Bola icon
Affects
Allies / Enemies
Damage
Magical
Slows the target enemy, causes them to miss and deals impact damage. Units that attack the target deal bonus magic damage.
Cast Animation: 0.1+0.67
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 750
Damage: 90/120/150/180
Attack Damage Bonus Against Target: 6/7/8/9
Move Speed Slow: 10%/25%/40%/55% (Talent 45%/60%/75%/90%)
Miss Chance: 40%/45%/50%/55% (Talent 75%/80%/85%/90%)
Duration: 6
Talent Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 400
Cooldown symbol
 24/20/16/12
Mana symbol
 70/75/80/85
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked upon impact as a unit-targeted ability.
Talent
Not blocked when turned into an area-targeted ability.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_broodmother_silken_bola
Paralytic toxins come from Black Arachnia's fangs, causing a slow and painful death to those who intrude on her webs.

  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1200.
  • Silken Bola first applies the debuff, then the damage.
  • The bonus damage is considered as a conditional attack damage bonus and is magical damage.
    • Although the attack damage bonus values are not displayed in the HUD, it is still considered and directly added to the unit's attack damage.
    • However, it is considered by lifesteal, crit or cleave, and it can be reduced only by flat reductions (e.g. magical damage barrier).
    • Since it is considered bonus attack damage, it is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions.
  • The bonus damage only triggers for allied hero attacks (including illusions and clones, excluding creep-heroes), and any attacks done by units owned by Broodmother.
  • Successive casts do not update the ability values but refresh the duration.
  • TALENT
    The area of effect Talent talent turns Silken Bola into a 400 radius area-targeted ability, so that it cannot directly target units anymore.


Spinner's Snare icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
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.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.5
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Line Length: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 900
Line Width: 50
Line Formation Time: 2
Max Amount of Lines: 5
Damage per Second: 100
Move Speed Slow: 100%
Root Delay: 0.25
Debuff Duration: 3
Snare Duration: Indefinite
Charge Replenish Time
 30
 2
Cooldown symbol
 0
Mana symbol
 100
Partially pierces debuff immunity.
Does not react on debuff immune enemies at all. If the unit turns debuff immune while already affected by Spinner's Snare the root is blocked and the damage is reduced, but the target is still exposed.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_broodmother_sticky_snare
Death
modifier_invisible
Death
modifier_phased
Death
modifier_broodmother_sticky_snare_root
Unknown
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Requires drafting Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings to be unlocked.
The slightest tremor of her web is all Arachnia needs to find her prey.

  • Has a Global cast range when there is a Spin Web icon Spin Web within 800 range of the targeted point.
    • The vector-targeted direction of Spinner's Snare is not considered, only the initially selected center point matters.
  • Cannot be cast within the vicinity of another web line. The vector must not overlap with another line to cast.
  • The web line forms over a 2-second duration, during which the line is completely inactive.
  • The web lines are completely invisible to the enemy and cannot be revealed.
  • Once formed, the line can trigger on enemy heroes and clones coming within its area of effect.
  • When triggered, allies get a Ping on their minimap, while the triggering hero receives a single debuff that applies all ability effects.
    • The modifier exposes the target, provides True Sight over them, and slows their movement speed.
    • After 0.25 seconds, the modifier roots the target, preventing them from moving and casting certain mobility abilities.
    • This means the root effectively lasts 2.75 seconds.
    • The damage over time starts immediately in the same interval after this delay as well, and ticks in 1-second intervals, resulting up to 4 instances.
    • Can deal up to 400 damage to the target (before reductions).
    • Invulnerable and spell immune units can trigger the snare but are not damaged.
  • Once triggered, the snare becomes visible to enemies and disappears after 3 seconds.
    • This timer is independent of the debuff on the enemy, so removing the debuff does not cause the snare to disappear earlier.
    • During this time, other enemy heroes still may get debuffed by the snare.
  • The snares have no set duration, they last until triggered.
    • Exceeding the max allowed number of snares instantly destroys the oldest snare.
  • The snares do not provide vision and are not visible through the Fog of War to anyone.


Spawn Spiderlings
Spawn Spiderlings icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.5
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 900
Damage: 220/320/420 (Talent 300/400/500)
Number of Spiderlings: 4/5/6
Debuff Duration: 20
Spiderling Duration: 40
Cooldown symbol
 9/8/7
Mana symbol
 100
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Grants the Spinner's Snare ability.
Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Spiderlings still spawn on death.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked upon impact.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_kill
Death
modifier_broodmother_spider_hp
Undispellable
modifier_broodmother_spawn_spiderlings
Black Arachnia continues to raise her young, even amidst the field of combat. The brood quickly learns how to support their mother.

Spiderling
Broodmother Spiderling model
Summoned Creep
320
+2
Talent
450HP
This unit has no mana.
Level 3
Duration Ability Duration 40
Armor Armor 0
Magic Resistance 25%
Status Resistance 0
Attack Damage Default
13/16/19 ‒ 15/18/21
Attack Range Melee 100
Acquisition Range 500
Attack Speed 0.83 attack(s) per second. 100 • 1.2s BAT
Attack Animation 0.5+0.3
Projectile Speed Instant
Move Speed 350 (100)
Turn Rate Takes 0.314s to turn 180°. 0.5
Collision Size 18
Bound Radius 8
Vision Range (G) 400
Bounty Gold 9
Experience 9
Abilities Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon Poison Sting
Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon Spawn Spiderite

  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1200.
  • Spawn Spiderling first applies the debuff, then the damage.
  • Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderlings only spawn when the targeted unit dies while having the debuff on.
    • It does not matter who kills the target, if it dies in any way, the Spiderlings spawn.
    • The number of spiders spawned is based on the level of the ability as the spawn happens, and not on what level it was upon cast.
  • Multiple instances of Spawn Spiderlings on the same target fully stack, with each cast placing a separate debuff.
    • The ability has a debuff stack limit of 7. If an enemy has already 7 instances of the debuff, a new cast does not affect them at all.
  • TALENT
    The damage increasing Talent talent immediately upgrades all of Broodmother's currently flying Spawn Spiderling projectiles.
    • The health increasing Talent talent does not upgrade any of Broodmother's currently living Spiderlings or Spiderites.


Spin Web[]

Destroy Spin Web
Does not proc any on-cast effects when cast. QD
Destroy Spin Web icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Destroys the selected Spin Web.
Cooldown symbol
 0
Mana symbol
 0

  • This is cast from the web itself, allowing Broodmother to destroy webs individually instead of having the oldest one destroyed.


Spiderling[]

Poison Sting
Not disabled by Break. Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Slows enemies with each attack.
Move Speed Slow: 6%/8%/10%
Hero Duration: 2
Non-Hero Duration: 6
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_broodmother_poison_sting
Undispellable
modifier_broodmother_poison_sting_debuff

  • Successive hits with Poison Sting on the same target do not stack, only the debuff gets refreshed.
  • The attacks first apply their damage, then the debuff.
  • Spiderites do not have this ability.


Spiderite
Broodmother Spiderite model
Summoned Creep
120
+2
This unit has no mana.
Level 2
Duration Ability Duration 40
Armor Armor 0
Magic Resistance 25%
Status Resistance 0
Attack Damage Default
9 ‒ 10
Attack Range Melee 100
Acquisition Range 500
Attack Speed 0.74 attack(s) per second. 100 • 1.35s BAT
Attack Animation 0.5+0.3
Projectile Speed Instant
Move Speed 350 (100)
Turn Rate Takes 0.314s to turn 180°. 0.5
Collision Size 18
Bound Radius 8
Vision Range (G) 400
Bounty Gold 3
Experience 3

Spawn Spiderite
Not disabled by Break. Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Applies debuff on attack. If debuffed unit dies, a spiderite will spawn.
Number of Spiderites: 1
Debuff Duration: 2
Spiderite Duration: 40
Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Spiderites still spawn on death.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_broodmother_spawn_spiderite
Undispellable
modifier_kill
Death
modifier_broodmother_spider_hp
Undispellable
modifier_broodmother_spawn_spiderite_debuff

  • Successive hits with Spawn Spiderite on the same target do not stack, only the debuff gets refreshed.
  • The attacks first apply their damage, then the debuff.
  • The Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderite only spawns when the attacked unit dies while having the debuff on.
    • It does not matter who kills the target, if it dies in any way, the Spiderite spawns.
  • Spiderites are fully affected by Spin Web icon Spin Web.
  • Spiderites do not have this ability.


Talents[]

Hero Talents
+35% Silken Bola icon Silken Bola Slow/Miss Chance25-0.3s BAT during Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger
+35 Attack Speed20400 AoE Silken Bola icon Silken Bola
+150 Spawn Spiderlings icon Spiderlings Health15-7s Spin Web icon Spin Web Restore Time
+3 Spin Web icon Spin Web Simultaneous Webs10+80 Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings Damage
Notes:

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Version
Description
  • Increased base Strength attribute symbol strength from 18 to 19.
  • Increased Agility attribute symbol agility gain from 2.4 to 2.6.
  • Reduced base armor from 0 to -1.
  • Reduced Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger creep lifesteal multiplier from 1 to 0.6.
  • Reduced Silken Bola icon Silken Bola damage from 120/140/160/180 to 90/120/150/180.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger
    • Increased mana cost from 50/60/70/80 to 80 on each level.
    • Increased cooldown from 40/35/30/25 to 45/40/35/30.
  • Reduced Silken Bola icon Silken Bola movement speed slow from 25%/35%/45%/55% to 10%/25%/40%/55%.


Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango provides needed health restoration during the laning phase.
  • Healing Salve icon Healing Salve keeps Broodmother in lane by restoring her health.
  • Enchanted Mango icon Enchanted Mango provides some passive health regeneration and burst mana until she is able to get Soul Ring icon Soul Ring.
  • Clarity icon Clarity gives mana to produce Spiderlings.
  • Iron Branch icon Iron Branch provides cheap attributes. Use with Tango for more healing.
  • Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade makes last hitting easier.

Early game:

  • Soul Ring icon Soul Ring allows her to use Spawn Spiderlings more often without fear of running out of mana to harass the enemies, take last hits, and amass Spiderlings.
  • Magic Wand icon Magic Wand gives attributes and restores health and mana in burst, keeping Broodmother healthy to continue making Spiderlings.
  • Medallion of Courage icon Medallion of Courage increases mana regeneration so Broodmother can continue to spawn spiderlings and it's active helps to hasten farm speed.

Mid game:

  • Solar Crest icon Solar Crest bolsters Broodmother defense with armor and attributes. Its active ability helps Broodmother and Spiderlings tear down neutral creeps and enemy heroes by lowering their armor.
  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar prevents Broodmother from being affected by most stuns allowing her to continue to attack her enemy and benefit from the amplified damage and lifesteal of Insatiable Hunger to keep Broodmother alive in team fights.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence aids Broodmother in killing heroes that have abilities that allow them to escape or disable Broodmother. Also solving most of her mana problems.
  • Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard will allow Broodmother's Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger to gain bonus damage output for 4% for every second of it's duration.

Late game:

  • Assault Cuirass icon Assault Cuirass increases the attack speed and armor of Broodmother and her spiders, while also reducing the armor of nearby towers. A fantastic item to compliment Broodmother's strengths.
  • Butterfly icon Butterfly works very well with her passive making it even harder for enemies to hit her along with its excellent stats to increase Broodmother's carry potential.
  • Nullifier icon Nullifier can prove useful against items like Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter or to prevent enemies from dispelling Orchid Malevolence's silence.
  • Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn supplies mana and increases Broodmother's damage output. Its active ability silences the target and grants True Strike to any enemy affected.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter will give Broodmother access to Spinner's Snare icon Spinner's Snare which will allow her to place up to 5 invisible web lines touching any existing web from Spin Web icon Spin Web. If enemy heroes unwittingly step onto those lines, they will become revealed, rooted and will take magical damage over time, allowing Broodmother to keep enemies under watch and disrupt their ganking attempts and initiations while also alerting her and her allies on their presence.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar will give Broodmother lots of attack speed and attack damage, and it will also give her attacks great chances to pierce through armor and evasion.

Situational items:

  • Hand of Midas icon Hand of Midas accelerates Broodmother's leveling allowing her to reach her late-game Talent talents sooner.
  • Vladmir's Offering icon Vladmir's Offering will give Broodmother a lifestealing aura that will benefit both Broodmother and her spiderlings.
  • Mask of Madness icon Mask of Madness offers cost-effective attack speed to combine with the bonus damage granted by Insatiable Hunger for a cheap increase in damage output.
  • Desolator icon Desolator gives excellent damage and armor reduction increasing Broodmother's pushing and killing speed.
  • Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade can be picked up early for an additional slow on enemies in addition to its decent stats. Can be later upgraded into Disperser icon Disperser for an dispel in an area for allies and brief immunity to slows.
  • Silver Edge icon Silver Edge will give Broodmother bonus attack damage and attack speed, and it will also give her escape tool and ability to disable passive abilities of certain heroes.
  • Pipe of Insight icon Pipe of Insight because Broodmother can farm so fast, picking up a pipe for the team can allow her and her spiders to survive heavy magic burst that would usually prove lethal.
  • Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere can give Broodmother bonus health and mana regeneration, good damage output, nice attributes and the ability to block powerful single-targeted abilities every 13 seconds.
  • Dagon icon Dagon can give Broodmother good attributes along with a spell lifesteal, allowing her to heal herself using Silken Bola icon Silken Bola and Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings. And it's magical damage burst can be further amplified with Silken Bola icon Silken Bola. Dagon icon Dagon can also allow Broodmother to put Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere on cooldown and make it's owner more vulnerable to other disables.
  • Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade will give Broodmother bonus cast range, allowing her to use Spin Web icon Spin Web, Silken Bola icon Silken Bola and Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings from longer distances, and the extra mana and attributes will allow Broodmother to get lots of Spiderlings needed for pushing more often. Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade will also allow Broodmother to defend herself against enemy heroes who rely on direct attacks to deal damage or to disarm them and make them more vulnerable to Silken Bola icon Silken Bola's and Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings's magical damage output. Bear in mind, however, that Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade will not allow Broodmother to attack enemy heroes directly with Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger as she often relies on direct attacks rather than on abilities to be effective.
  • Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch will give Broodmother lots of attack damage along with spell lifesteal that will allow her to heal herself using Silken Bola icon Silken Bola and Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings. Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch's active ability will also allow Broodmother's attacks to deal magical damage and attack ethereal units with while she has Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger active, making it a good alternative for Nullifier icon Nullifier. Likewise, the active ability of Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch can be further amplified with Silken Bola icon Silken Bola while it's active.
  • Parasma icon Parasma will give Broodmother more attack speed, more armor, more intelligence and true strike every 9 seconds. Parasma icon Parasma's active will also allow Broodmother's attacks to weaken enemy heroes's magic resistance by 20% for 3 seconds, rendering them more vulnerable to Silken Bola icon Silken Bola's and Spawn Spiderlings icon Spawn Spiderlings's magical damage output,
  • Maelstrom icon Maelstrom will give Broodmother bonus attack damage and will also allow Broodmother's attacks to passively trigger a chain lightning that can bounce between enemies and damage them, giving her much needed AoE capabilities. Maelstrom icon Maelstrom can later be upgraded either into Mjollnir icon Mjollnir for bonus attack speed and more AoE capabilities, or into Gleipnir icon Gleipnir for a root in an area and the ability to prevent enemy heroes from fleeing.
  • Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade offers a reliable stun and occasional bashes to further lock down enemies, even through debuff immunity.

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
Spiderling Hero Kills
Relic Rare icon
Kills Inside Spin Web icon Spin Web
Relic Rare icon
Insatiable Hunger icon Insatiable Hunger Life Stolen
Relic universal icon
Slow Duration
Relic universal icon
Controlled Unit Tower Damage
Relic universal icon
Kills During Black King Bar icon Black King Bar
Relic universal icon
Silences Leading To Kills
Relic universal icon
Triple Kills
Relic universal icon
Mega Kill Streaks
Relic universal icon
Barracks Destroyed
Relic universal icon
Towers Destroyed
Relic universal icon
Kill Assists
Relic universal icon
Kills
Plus Hero Badge 1
Bronze
Plus Hero Badge 2
Silver
Plus Hero Badge 3
Gold
Plus Hero Badge 4
Platinum
Plus Hero Badge 5
Master
Plus Hero Badge 6
Grandmaster

Equipment[]

Trivia[]

  • In her DotA biography, Broodmother's Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderlings originated from her relationship with Anub'arak, the Nerubian Assassin (Nyx Assassin minimap icon Nyx Assassin). In Dota 2, no relationship between the two heroes exists.
  • Broodmother is sometimes called by her nickname, "Broodmama".
  • ▶️ "Some pig." is a reference to the children's novel "Charlotte's Web".
  • Broodmother's name, Black Arachnia, resembles the name of the character Blackarachnia from the Transformers franchise.
  • Broodmother is possibly based on Shelob, a monster in form of a great spider. She is a creature that appears in J. R. R. Tolkien's ''Lord of the Rings''.

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