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Shadow Demon

Hiding (also referred to as banishing) a unit causes it to temporarily disappear from the game.


Hide renders the unit unable to move, attack, cast abilities and items. All Hide sources also turn the affected unit invulnerable. Hidden units still gain ExperienceXP and Gold Gold. While hidden, a unit cannot be affected by any abilities, with very few exceptions (e.g. Shadow Poison icon Shadow Poison). For example, a Meat Hook icon Meat Hook would just fly through and possibly hit a unit behind the hidden unit.

Affecting Hidden Units[]

1 Self stun is applied even while hidden.
2 Most of Shadow Demon minimap icon Shadow Demon's abilities only affect the target under the effect of the most recent Disruption icon Disruption cast.
3 Only affects the unit under Astral Imprisonment icon Astral Imprisonment.


1 Requires a Talent Talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Patch History[]

  • Fixed a selection issue with non-hero units when they became temporarily hidden (i.e. during Astral Imprisonment icon Astral Imprisonment).
  • Fixed kill assist gold not being given to heroes that are hidden (i.e. Phase Shift icon Phase Shift).