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For the neutral item, see Stygian Desolator.

Desolator is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons.

Components required from the Base Shop
Desolator
Desolator icon.png
A wicked weapon, used in torturing political criminals.
Weapons
Cost 3500 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1750 Gold
Passive ? Corruption
Soul Stealer
Bonus ? +50 Attack Damage
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Desolator (3500)
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Mithril Hammer (1600)
Mithril Hammer (1600)
Blight Stone (300)

Additional Information[]

Abilities[]

Corruption
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Your attacks reduce the target's armor by 6 for 7 seconds.
Armor Reduction: 6
Duration: 7
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_desolator_buff

Notes:

  • Successive attacks with Desolator do not stack the debuff, but refresh the duration instead.
  • The attacks first apply the debuff, then their own damage.
  • Replaces the projectile particle of Ranged ranged heroes with a red projectile.
  • Does not stack with the armor reduction of Lesser Corruption.
    • If both debuffs are present, Blight Stone's debuff does not reduce armor.


Soul Stealer
Partially usable by illusions.
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Desolator gains +2 damage every time an enemy hero dies while affected by Corruption, to a maximum of 20.
Max Charges: 20
Charges per Kill: 2
Attack Damage Bonus per Charge: 1
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Stack count is based on wielder's stack count upon illusion creation.
Does not gain charges since illusion cannot place the debuff.

Notes:

  • When having multiple Desolators in the active inventory, only the one acquired first gains charges.
  • If multiple players have Desolator and attack the same target, whoever refreshed the debuff as last gets the charges.
  • The item does not need to be in the inventory to gain charges, it gains them no matter where it is.
  • The number of charges are bound to the item, not the player. Selling and re-buying the item does not carry over the charges.
  • The number of current charges is visible on the item icon.


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Others[]

  • Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, his Tempest Double clone, and his Manta Style icon.png Manta Style Illusions are able to push buildings much more quickly, as well as enemy heroes with the benefit of Desolator's armor reduction.
  • Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter sometimes buys a Desolator to land one hard hit on enemies with Jinada, debuffing them in teamfights before retreating.
  • Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut sometimes opts for a Desolator to reduce an opponents armor before using Omnislash.
  • Mars minimap icon.png Mars can use Desolator to reduce the armor of every unit hit by God's Rebuke and increase its damage output.
  • Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet's low damage benefits from Desolator's armor reduction.
  • Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk hits exceptionally hard with Walrus PUNCH! after Desolator's armor reduction.
  • Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa's damage through Fury Swipes is greatly increased with Desolator's armor reduction.

Generally heroes who already has armor reduction abilities will benefit from the extra armor reduction of Corruption:

Tips[]

  • Corruption works against buildings, making it a great pushing tool. Split-pushing heroes can benefit a lot from it, allowing them to take towers down much quicker.
  • The debuff lasts quite long, so sometimes it is better to get the debuff on multiple enemies, instead of focusing only one target in team fights.

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Trivia[]

Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Desolator/Changelogs
Version
Description
Gains attack damage every time an enemy hero dies while affected by Corruption.
Max charges: 25
Charge per kill: 2
Attack damage bonus per charge: 1
Notes: Works by using item charges. Gains charges whenever a debuff enemy hero dies, no matter how.


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