Wielding his cosmically powered mace, each blow can lock his foes in time, stopping them in place. He can jump into or out of combat using Time Walk while simultaneously reverting any damage he has taken in the last few seconds. Darkterror can also pause his foes' cooldowns with Time Dilation, lowering their movement speed in the process. His ultimate, Chronosphere, freezes time for everything within its area of effect, giving him time to pummel any enemies caught within without resistance for several seconds. It's one of the most devastating initiation spells in the game and can win team fights before his opponents can even react.
- Time Walk moves Faceless Void with a speed of 3000.
- Faceless Void is invulnerable during Time Walk.
- Does not disjoint projectiles upon cast.
- Does not travel the full distance, when targeting closer than the max distance.
- Upon cast, any damage Faceless Void took in the last 2 seconds gets healed back up. This includes damage dealt by allies.
- It is fully affected by heal manipulation.
- Backtracks the 3 damage types but not heals and HP Removal.
- This means it cannot backtrack abilities like , , and .
- Status buffs and debuffs, cooldowns and mana are completely unaffected.
, Time Walk triggers based on its current level on every enemy within radius at the destination point.
- Does not perform instant attacks to trigger the Time Lock. Instead, the is placed on enemies, which makes Time Lock trigger on them.
- Dispelling this debuff does not remove the Time Lock stun, but it prevents the Time Lock instant attack from occuring.
- Causes enemy cooldowns and charge-based abilities to recharge 60% slower while they have the debuff.
- Affects cooldowns of passive abilities, but does not affect the cooldown of items.
- The damage ticks in 1-second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is placed, resulting in 8/9/10/11 instance of damage.
- Time Dilation can deal up to 80/99/120/143 damage for every ability that is on cooldown for the entire duration of the debuff (before reductions).
- The slow has no stack limit. Each ability on cooldown adds a stack.
- Also counts the cooldown of hidden abilities, like 's uninvoked spells or , and abilities granted by and .
- 's stolen spells which are on cooldown and already lost do not count, as they are not hidden, but removed.
- The slow debuff checks all cooldowns continuously, and adapts the slow value and stack count immediately.
- Abilities affected by Time Dilation can still be reset (e.g. ).
- Multiple instances of Time Dilation do not stack, but refresh the duration.
- Does not stack with other bashes.
- The bash from and is completely disabled for Faceless Void.
- In Ability Draft, fully stacks with the bash from Skull Basher and Abyssal Blade.
- The proccing attack first applies the debuff, then its own damage.
- Upon proccing, the stun debuff gets applied. 0.33 seconds later, the second attack, and the damage applies.
- The bash damage is dealt in a separate instance and is spell damage. It is not added as attack damage.
- This means the damage works with spell lifesteal and spell damage amplification, but not with lifesteal, crit, or cleave.
- The second attack is an instant attack, which can proc any attack modifiers (including Time Lock itself) and on-hit effects normally, with cleave being an exception. They do not have True Strike.
- Despite the visual effect, the angle of the second attack is still based on Faceless Void's position, so cleave hits towards where he is facing, and not the image that appears.
- Time Lock uses pseudo-random distribution.
- Requires to be unlocked.
- Only available upon reaching the destination point, and lasts until used, or up to 1.5 seconds.
- When cast, it moves Faceless Void back to where he was as he cast Time Walk, using the same travel speed.
- Does not reverse anything else.
- The health change are not reversed, and the does not proc.
- Chronosphere affects all units which are not owned by Faceless Void, including buildings, wards and allies.
- Does not affect hidden units and invulnerable heroes. All other invulnerable units are fully affected.
- Instantly destroys and beetles.
- Instantly causes already latched to return to their caster, and freezes traveling phantoms.
- Affected units are stunned. When other units walk inside the area, they also get affected for its remaining duration.
- While in the Chronosphere, Faceless Void and any units he controls are phased and hasted, meaning they cannot be slowed below the set value.
- Faceless Void and illusions of him (be it his own, enemy or allied illusions) cannot be frozen by Chronospheres, regardless of source. This is innate to Faceless Void.
- However, the hasted and phased movement is only provided to the caster and their units.
- In Ability Draft, Faceless Void keeps his innate immunity to Chronospheres, even when not drafting it.
- Cancels most sources of Forced Movement upon applying the disabling debuff on a unit.
- Units inside Chronosphere can be pulled out by various abilities.
- However, the following abilities or items cannot move units out of Chronosphere: , , , , and .
- Despite its visual effects, the effective area is a cylinder not a sphere.
- Grants Faceless Void a chance to avoid damage completely.
- Backtrack belongs to the group of damage negating effects. It is not evasion.
- This means it only negates damage, it does not evade any side effects of spells or attacks, like disables.
- When an attack has e.g. Mana Break and Backtrack triggers on the attack, the damage is avoided, but the mana burn still takes effect.
- This also means that True Strike or Accuracy does not stop Backtrack from avoiding attack damage.
- Evasion has priority over Backtrack. When evasion procs, Backtrack cannot proc on that attack.
- Backtrack has the third highest priority in the group of damage negating effects.
- This means when combined with e.g. or , Backtrack negates damage while the other sources do not.
- As with all damage manipulating effects, Backtrack can negate all 3 damage types (Physical, Magical and Pure).
- Increases Faceless Void's effective health by an average of 25% against those damage types.
- Fully ignores damage which is flagged as HP Removal.
- Backtrack uses pseudo-random distribution.
|-2.0s||20||+40 Attack Speed|
|+9 Strength||10||+7 Agility|
- Increased base armor from 0 to 1.
- Reduced turn rate from 1.0 to 0.9.
- Reduced cast range from 675 to 650.
- Reduced cast backswing from 0.77 to 0.4
- Now does 10/11/12/13 damage per second per extended cooldown.
- Reduced cooldown rate reduction from 75% to 60%.
- Reduced duration from 8/10/12/14 to 8/9/10/11.
- Rescaled mana cost from 75 on each level to 60/70/80/90.
- Reduced cooldown from 40/34/28/22 to 28/24/20/16.
- Increased damage from 10/15/20/25 to 15/20/25/30.
- Reduced cast backswing from 0.7 to 0.35.
- Reduced cast range from 600 to 500.
- Increased radius increased from 450 to 500.
- Increases max distance by 400.
- No longer replaces upon reaching the destination point, and lasts until used, or up to 1.5 seconds.
- This ability is now in the 4th ability slot.
- Reduced base agility from 23 to 19.
- Increased base attack damage from 33-39 to 37-43.
- Reduced damage from 20/25/30/35 to 10/15/20/25.
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- Increases max distance by 200 and adds the sub-ability.
- Moves Faceless Void back to where he was before casting Time Walk.
- Cast time: 0
- Time window: 1.5
- Notes: Replaces upon reaching the destination point. If not used within 1.5 seconds, Time Walk gets swapped back in. Uses the same travel speed as Time Walk. Only affects Faceless Void's position, other effects of Time Walk (health, area bash) are not reversed.
- Level 15 left talent: +275 max distance reduced to +250.
- regenerates health lost to enemy harassment, which Faceless Void receives when he gets close to the creep waves in order to last hit.
- also restores health.
- provides Faceless Void with increased base damage as well as a small amount of armor, giving him better farming power and a little physical survivability.
- increases Faceless Void's ability to last-hit creeps, which is important for ensuring that he farms well in the early game. By augmenting his already formidable attack damage, Faceless Void can ensure that the enemy has a hard time denying him even if they are in a position to.
- can be useful to get on Faceless Void given his small base HP and mana pool. The burst regen can give him more survivability and the ability to cast his spells if he finds himself in lots of early engagements.
- give more movement speed, important in the early game since he is a melee hero who must be able to position himself quickly for last-hitting and avoiding harass.
- gives Faceless Void increased attributes, and provides even more burst HP and mana regen than Magic Stick.
- provides bonus attack speed and the ability to switch attributes, useful for giving Faceless Void more HP for survivability, more mana for casting spells on his limited mana pool, or more attack speed and base damage.
- allows Faceless Void to lifesteal, which is important for ensuring that his HP remains topped off, especially while farming in the jungle. The active also gives lots of attack speed for him to proc Time Lock, which works with the lifesteal.
- is a well-balanced farming item that provides Faceless Void with self-sustain as well as attack damage. The HP and mana regen let Faceless Void farm for extended periods of time without returning to base, while the cleave, bonus creep damage and additional attack damage allow him to farm creeps more quickly. As well, the cleave allows Faceless Void to spread physical damage around inside of Chronosphere, which is useful if he can catch multiple enemies in close proximity. It also works with Time Lock's damage.
- 's evasion gives him survivability against physical attacks, increasing his ability to ignore enemy attacks while the increased agility, damage and attack speed greatly increase his ability to deal damage with his attacks.
- can be a powerful defensive item if the enemy has ranged disablers or nukers that can position themselves to avoid being caught by Chronosphere. Activating spell immunity during Chronosphere allows Faceless Void to avoid being disabled or nuked down from outside the sphere, which lets him focus his undivided attention on targets inside. The item also provides Faceless Void with more HP and attack damage, giving him increased survivability and damage output.
- is a safer alternative to , trading away the attack speed in exchange for an aura that affects your team, giving them lifesteal and armor.
- is a strong farming and attack damage item that greatly increases Faceless Void's damage output during Chronosphere. The increased attack speed and Chain Lightning allow Faceless Void to farm creeps more quickly, as well as proccing multiple times during a Chronosphere to spread magical damage around to all caught enemies. As well, the active can allow Faceless Void to punish enemies if they try to attack him, whether he is inside a Chronosphere or not.
- increases attack damage and can be a necessary item to deal damage to enemies with evasion.
- is a situational item to pick up on Faceless Void. It allows Faceless Void to apply a Time Lock to each enemy near his destination from Time Walk. This item can be bought in conjunction with to counter illusion heroes to deal massive cleave damage.
- can be a strong damage item for Faceless Void. The greatly increased attack speed can allow him to proc Time Lock and certain items much more often, greatly increasing his DPS. The increased night vision range can give him a strong vision advantage at night which in turn can allow him to initiate good fights he otherwise could not have seen. Consuming the item can free up an inventory slot for a permanent attack speed bonus and an extra lategame item.
- is one of the best damage boosting items Faceless Void can pick up. The added damage and crit will boost his physical damage output immensely, and it also works with Time Lock. When coupled with some attack speed boosting items, Faceless Void becomes a very fearsome threat against enemies.
- is a solid damage increasing pick up that also allows Faceless Void to lock down a single enemy with the slow. As well, it's a good item to pick up if against enemies who rely on their mana (such as and ).
- massively enhances Faceless Void's initiation factor. With its range almost double that of Time Walk, it's an important item for catching multiple enemy heroes.
- is a risky but strong utility item that allows Faceless Void to cast Chronosphere twice in a teamfight. While purchasing a Refresher Orb will reduce Faceless Void's carry potential as it does not provide him with increased damage output, doubling up on Chronosphere's disable duration can give Faceless Void's team an additional window with which to focus and burst down enemy heroes, which can be necessary for winning fights.
- can be picked up by Faceless Void just in case the enemy picked up an to nullify Faceless Void's damage inside Chronosphere, as it dispels the Combo Breaker effect. It also give him plenty of damage and some Armor and HP Regeneration.
- is commonly built as a means to increase Faceless Void's survivability in conjunction with Time Walk. It prevents single target disables or silences from disrupting his initiation with Chronosphere and can save his life in a gank.
- is always useful on any low-HP hero. The gigantic HP increase will allow Faceless Void to better weather attacks, especially from damaging nukes that may be targeted on him from outside of a Chronosphere. The HP regen outside of battle can also allow him to become a bigger threat against the enemy team if he manages to slip away temporarily, as he can return shortly after with a full HP bar that the enemy must chip away at all over again.
- greatly increases his survivability and allows him to counter-initiate with Chronosphere or escape with Time Walk if he got disabled.
|Roles:||Carry Initiator Disabler Escape Durable|
|Playstyle:||Hailing from the realm of Claszureme, Darkterror is a being for whom the laws of spacetime do not apply. The Faceless Void knocks opponents out of this dimension, pausing and stunning them with Time Lock. He fast-forwards through space, stepping past obstacles while backtracking any damage taken. Nearby enemies are exposed to Time Dilation, slowing not only their movement, but also the rate at which spells can be cast. Darkterror rips opens a rift to Claszureme, bringing all except himself to a complete standstill. Frozen in time, foes can only stand oblivious as the Faceless Void dismantles them from within the Chronosphere.|
- In DotA, Faceless Void's alternate/fun name is Gorzerk.
- Faceless Void's death response, ▶️ "Unkind…Rewind" is likely a reference to the old saying, "Be Kind, Rewind", a saying used to remind customers to rewind rented VHS tapes before returning them to the store.
- Faceless Void's respawn line ▶️ "In the land of time, the no-eyed man is king." refers to the famous adage by Desiderius Erasmus: "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."
Model and icons before March 19, 2015 Patch