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Ethereal, sometimes referred to as ghost form, is a type of status effect that makes affected units immune to all physical damage, grants them attack immunity, while also disarming them. It also reduces their magic resistance, causing them to take additional magical damage. Affected units are able to control every other aspect of their character.

The magic resistance reduction of multiple ethereal effects does not stack, the one with higher value takes priority, and it is defined as

With r being the Magic Resistance Reduction Value.

Ethereal units are normally and fully affected by spells. However, physical damage is blocked. For example, Slithereen Crush cannot damage ethereal units, but still stuns and slows them. Ethereal state does not dispel anything.

Sources of ethereal[]


  • Dueling units no longer ignore disarms and ethereal state.
  • Ethereal now blocks in-flight attack projectiles fully, rather than just ones launched before Ethereal. [?]
  • Dueling units now fully ignore disarms and ethereal state.
  • Can no longer orb-attack while attack restricted (such as Ethereal or Frostbite).