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Legion Commander
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
23 + 3.1
18 + 1.7
20 + 2.2
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 526 1472 2418 2792
+0.25 +2.55 +6.89 +11.19 +12.94
Mana 80 320 680 1088 1244
+0 +1 +2.54 +4.24 +4.89
Armor 0 3 6.97 11.8 13.55
Magic Resist 25% 27% 30.08% 33.48% 34.78%
Damage Block 16 (50%)






Attack Rate 0.59/s 0.69/s 0.83/s 1/s 1.07/s
Attack Range Melee 150 (400)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.46 + 0.64
Projectile Speed Instant
Move Speed ▶️ 325 (Nighttime 355)
Turn Rate Takes 0.262s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Default
Internal npc_dota_hero_legion_commander
Increases power with each duel victory.
Renowned for her intrepid defense of Stonehall, the commander of the Bronze Legion swore a brutal vengeance upon its Abyssal Invaders. The call of Tresdin's horn Heals, Hastens and Inspires her soldiers. Faced with Overwhelming Odds, the commander calls down a spread of arrows from the archers of Stonehall. But above all, Tresdin relishes these one-on-one Duels. Locked in single combat, and with a Moment of Courage, she counter-strikes instinctively, slashing twice in the time her opponent takes to swing once. With each victory claimed, the Legion Commander adds to her strength, scaling her potential upwards without limit, until at last she can be a relentless one-woman army.
Overwhelming Odds
Overwhelming Odds
Press the Attack
Moment of Courage
Roles: Carry Carry Disabler Disabler Initiator Initiator Durable Durable Nuker Nuker
Complexity: Hero Complexity
Adjectives: Female, Red, Nose
Legs ( 2 )


Legion Commander minimap iconTresdin, the Legion Commander
▶️ "If they want war, then we shall give it to them!"
They came without warning. Within the city walls of Stonehall there came a rumble and a terrible sound, and from blackness unknown came a force of beasts numbering beyond count, wielding flame and foul sorcery, slaying and snatching mothers and sons to dark purpose. Of once-mighty Stonehall's military strength only the Bronze Legion, led by the indomitable Commander Tresdin, was near enough to answer the call of battle. They rode into their city, fighting through bloodstained alleyways and burning markets, cutting their way through the monstrous throng to the source of the sudden invasion: an ethereal rift within the city square, and at its precipice thundered their dreaded champion.

Enwrapped in a corrosive shimmer, the leader of the abyssal horde swung its massive blade, cleaving a legionnaire in two as his flesh began to spoil. Tresdin lifted her blood-stained sword and settled her sights on the beast. It turned, smiling at her through a maze of teeth. Heedless of the battle raging around them, they charged one another.

Deflecting blow after blow, the pair danced their deadly duel as the Bronze Legion met its end around them. Tresdin leapt forward as her foe swung its sword to meet her. The odds turned. The attack smashed into Tresdin suddenly, a brutal thrust from the side, but even as her balance slipped she rallied her strength for another stroke. Blade scraped on blade, beyond the hilt to the gnarled paw below, carving it in two in a fearsome spray of sparks and blood. The vile audience looked on in astonishment as she pressed the attack, driving her blade through her foe's flesh into the stampeding heart within. With a scream that split the clouds above, the beast erupted in a torrent of gore and anguish. The stygian portal wavered, the power sustaining the chasm beyond vanishing as suddenly as it had appeared. The remaining invaders fell quickly to Stonehall steel.

Though victorious, the survivors saw little to celebrate: the city lay in ruins, and survivors were few. Fires continued to spread. Unfurling her banners of war, Tresdin gathered what allies she could. Her anger smoldered as she pledged brutal vengeance upon the forces of the abyss, and damned be any who would dare stand in her way.
Tresdin, LC


Overwhelming Odds
Overwhelming Odds icon
No Target
Enemies / Self
Turns the enemies' numbers against them, dealing damage per unit or per hero and granting you bonus attack speed . Deals bonus damage to illusions and summoned units as a percent of their current health. Can be cast during Duel.
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 600 (With Aghanim's Shard 850)
Summons Current Health as Damage: 25%
Base Damage: 35/65/95/125
Damage Bonus per Hero: 35/65/95/125 (Talent 75/105/135/165)
Damage Bonus per Creep: 14/16/18/20
Self Attack Speed Bonus: 50/75/100/125
Buff Duration: 5
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 15 (Talent 13)
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Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Gives 250 bonus radius when cast during Duel
Modifiers [?]
The archers of Stonehall are ready at Tresdin's command.

  • While Duel icon Dueling, Overwhelming Odds has an Instant Cast Animation (DOTA_ABILITY_BEHAVIOR_IMMEDIATE) instant cast point and does not require facing the target to cast.
    • Only Overwhelming Odds can be cast, regardless of faction and of disables affecting either duelists.
    • Other abilities are still silenced and the items are still muted for both duelists.
  • Overwhelming Odds first deals the current health as damage if the affected target is a summoned unit, then the base damage, then the bonus damage.
  • With no other units nearby, Overwhelming Odds deals 70/130/190/250 (Talent 110/170/230/290) damage to a lone hero target (before reductions). For 2/3/4/5 heroes, with no other units nearby, it can deal up to the following damage:
    • 2 Heroes: 105/195/285/375 (Talent 185/275/365/455) damage per hero, 210/390/570/750 (Talent 370/550/730/910) total damage.
    • 3 Heroes: 140/260/380/500 (Talent 260/380/500/620) damage per hero, 420/780/1140/1500 (Talent 780/1140/1500/1860) total damage.
    • 4 Heroes: 175/325/475/625 (Talent 335/485/635/785) damage per hero, 700/1300/1900/2500 (Talent 1340/1940/2540/3140) total damage.
    • 5 Heroes: 210/390/570/750 (Talent 410/590/770/950) damage per hero, 1050/1950/2850/3750 (Talent 2050/2950/3850/4750) total damage.

  • The initial part of the ability's sound effect plays during the cast animation and is audible to everyone.

Press the Attack
Press the Attack icon
Removes debuffs and disables from the target friendly unit, and grants bonus movement speed and health regen for a short time.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.93
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 700
Health Regen Bonus: 24/36/48/60 (Talent 54/66/78/90)
Move Speed Bonus: 10%/14%/18%/22%
Duration: 5
Talent Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 250
Talent Magic Resistance Bonus: 50%
Talent Debuff Immunity Duration: 1.5
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Modifiers [?]
The rallying horn of the Bronze Legion is able to inspire any heart.

  • Applies a strong dispel on the target upon cast.
    • Press the Attack first applies the buff, the dispel, then the debuff immunity buff.
    • ↓↓ Double-tapping automatically targets self.
  • Can regenerate up to 120/180/240/300 (Talent 270/330/390/450) health over its full duration.
  • If Legion Commander or her illusions are victorious in a Duel icon Duel, Press the Attack based on its current level is applied to them.
    • This passive unit-targeted Press the Attack is not applied on the enemy target if it is victorious.
    • Press the Attack now turns into an area-targeted ability, so that it cannot directly target units anymore.
      • ↓↓ Double-tapping now centers the radius around Legion Commander.
      • The passive self-cast upon victory is not upgraded by this Talent talent.
    • The debuff immunity granting Talent talent also upgrades the passive self-cast upon victory.
      • Does not dispel the affected ally target.
      • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
      • Increases most heroes' magic resistance to 62.5%.
      • With the magic resistance bonus from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 0.5%. [?]

Moment of Courage
Moment of Courage icon
When attacked, Legion Commander has a chance to immediately counterattack with bonus lifesteal.
Proc Chance: 25% (Talent 33%)
Lifesteal: 55%/65%/75%/85% (Talent 105%/115%/125%/135%)
Attack Speed Bonus: 1000
Duration: 1
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Modifiers [?]
Tresdin knows that an enemy's most vulnerable moment often follows their fiercest stroke.

  • Only procs when a unit starts an attack against Legion Commander, regardless of distance.
    • This means canceled and/or missed attacks from units can proc it as well.
  • Upon proccing, Legion Commander receives a buff, which grants 1000 attack speed and lifesteal bonus.
    • This buff lasts for 1 second, or until she lands an attack, whichever is shorter. Missed attacks do not count.
  • If the ability procs while already attacking, Legion Commander performs an instant attack on the current attack target instead.
    • The instant attack can proc any attack modifiers and on-hit effects normally. They do not have True Strike.
    • This instant attack does not interfere with the ongoing attack and does not have any attack animation.
    • This means the instant attack also uses up the attack speed and lifesteal bonus immediately.
    • If the ability procs during Legion commander's attack point animation, Legion Commander performs an instant attack, ending the attack point animation and immediately starting the attack backswing animation.
    • If the ability procs during Legion Commander's attack backswing animation, Legion Commander performs an instant attack, but it does not end the backswing animation.
  • Stacks additively with other lifesteal sources.
    • Cannot lifesteal off of wards, buildings, and ally units.

Duel icon
Enemy Heroes / Self
Legion Commander and the target enemy hero are forced to attack each other for a short duration. Neither hero can use items nor abilities. If either hero dies during the duration, the hero winning the Duel gains permanent bonus damage.
Passive Component
Self Press the Attack Duration: 5
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 200/250/300
Winner Attack Damage Bonus: 10/20/30 (With Aghanim's Shard 18/28/38)
Duration: 3.75/4.5/5.25 (With Aghanim's Scepter 5.5/6.5/7.5)
With Aghanim's Scepter Damage Reduction: 50%
Cooldown symbol
 60/55/50 (With Aghanim's Scepter 40/35/30)
Mana symbol
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Increases Duel duration and reduces cooldown. Legion Commander and her opponent take reduced damage from other sources.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked upon impact.
When reflected, it grants two instances of attack damage bonus based on its current level to the winner.
Not disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Does not disable the passive Press the Attack self-cast upon victory.
Modifiers [?]
To face a soldier of Stonehall in single combat is a challenge few can resist.

  • Provides True Sight for both factions, over both Legion Commander and the affected target for its duration.
    • It also silences and mutes both duelists, grants them unobstructed pathing, and taunts them against each other.
    • Duel has the highest priority in the group of taunt sources. This means when combined with other taunt sources (e.g. Winter's Curse icon Winter's Curse), other taunts cannot make dueling units change their attacking targets.
    • Both affected duelists can be affected, but cannot be moved by forced movement and fear sources. When affected by fear, the duelist simply does not attack.
  • While Dueling, Overwhelming Odds icon Overwhelming Odds has an Instant Cast Animation (DOTA_ABILITY_BEHAVIOR_IMMEDIATE) instant cast point and does not require facing the target to cast.
    • Only Overwhelming Odds can be cast, regardless of faction and of disables affecting either duelists.
    • Other abilities are still silenced and the items are still muted for both duelists.
  • The Duel is nulled in the following conditions:
    • When the distance between the duelists exceeds 2000 at any point during its duration, resulting in no victor.
    • When either duelist is being affected by True Sight immunity sources (e.g. Depth Shroud icon Depth Shroud).
    • When either duelist is brought into Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Supernova icon Supernova or swallowed by Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. Dismember icon Dismember.
    • Duel ends when the duration of a reflected Omnislash icon Omnislash or Swiftslash icon Swiftslash ends.
    • When Legion Commander shatters from Ice Blast icon Ice Blast's kill health threshold.
    • When either duelist dies while carrying the Aegis of the Immortal icon Aegis of the Immortal.
    • When both duelists survive the duel.
    • When any Duel is nulled, all other Duels involving the duelists are also nulled immediately.
  • The following conditions also do not grant the winner attack damage bonus to Legion Commander:
  • Grants the winner a stack of flat bonus attack damage and considers the duelist a winner in the following conditions:
    • If the dying hero is affected by a Reincarnation source (excluding Aegis of the Immortal icon Aegis of the Immortal).
    • If the dying hero if affected by Reincarnation icon Wraith Delay and is killed by the opponent instead of the opponent's teammates. If the opponent's teammates land the killing blow on the dying hero under Reincarnation icon Wraith Delay, the duel will last until its duration ends, or the opponent dies (in this case, the dying hero gets duel damage).
    • The opponent dies before the duration ends.
    • The opponent is killed or denied by any unit, including neutral creeps and death by self-damage. The winner does not need to be credited for the kill.
    • For clones, the Tempest Double minimap icon Tempest Double loses the granted bonus when it dies or expires, while the bonus is granted permanently to the dueled Divided We Stand icon Meepo Clone.
    • For illusions, the granted stack lasts until the illusion expires.
  • The number of bonus attack damage gained can be seen on the status buff icon and can be seen in its description.
  • If Legion Commander is victorious based on the aforementioned conditions, a unit-targeted Press the Attack icon Press the Attack based on its current level is passively applied to her.
    • If it is not leveled, or if the caster does not have Press the Attack, it is not applied. Press the Attack notes fully apply.
    • Press the Attack applied this way is independent of the ability and does not cost any mana.
  • Multiple instances of Duel on the same target work independently of each other, with each instance having its own duration.
  • Duel now applies generic incoming damage reduction to both Legion Commander and the affected target. Stacks additively with other sources of generic incoming damage manipulation.
    • Affects all damage types they both take from any sources, except each other.
    • Does not reduce damage flagged as HP Removal.
  • Legion Commander's attack damage bonus increasing Lua error in Module:Symbol at line 27: Found no data. Shard does update the current active instance.
  • Attacks the primary taunted target first. When the primary target is killed, then the secondary target. Duels the creep-hero if it is the secondary target, but neither can be the winner. If Legion Commander dies, both affected targets will receive bonus damage.


Hero Talents
Press the Attack icon Press the Attack grants 1.5s Debuff Immunity25+50% Moment of Courage icon Moment of Courage Lifesteal
+8% Moment of Courage icon Moment of Courage Proc Chance20250 AoE Press the Attack icon Press The Attack
+40 Overwhelming Odds icon Overwhelming Odds Damage per Hero15+30 Press the Attack icon Press The Attack HP Regen
+8 Duel icon Duel Bonus Damage10-2s Overwhelming Odds icon Overwhelming Odds Cooldown

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore

Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango is great for regenerating vs low damage harrassment or trading in lane.
  • Enchanted Mango icon Enchanted Mango are a great choice since it gives you burst mana and gives passive HP regeneration. Don't be afraid to fly more of these on the courier, they are very cost effective and can give instant mana without having to be out of the lane for 50 seconds with a clarity!

Early game:

  • Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade is a necessary first item as any core melee hero so you jungle and get as many creep kills as possible to get as much gold to build your items up. It also increases your jungling, both in speed and efficiency.
  • Bracer icon Bracer can be a great item in harder lanes where you need extra stats and magic resistance and just to increase farming speed in the jungle.
  • Phase Boots icon Phase Boots are an amazing choice for early survivability vs physical damage, unit walking and easier time catching up to people after using Overwhelming Odds.

Mid game:

  • Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger is the usual initiation tool for a Duel to build on Legion Commander.
  • Blade Mail icon Blade Mail can help deal more damage during Duels when the Duel target can easily out-damage Legion Commander, such as Huskar, Sven, or Ursa. It's also great against ranged enemy carries in particular, since they may be able to attack and kite Legion Commander before she even approaches melee range to start counterattacking, but they tend to be very fragile, such as Drow Ranger, Windranger, or Sniper.

Late game:

  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar is an all-rounded useful tool to avoid disables. Although it's less needed for debuff immunity during Duels if you already have Aghanim's Scepter, it can provide a secondary source of spell immunity if needed.
  • Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade is usually the correct choice because it can be a good initiation tool for Legion Commander if the enemy are farming apart and are not playing as a team since it means you will have an easier time gap closing without being spotted. Blink Dagger is generally much better but Shadow Blade and it's upgrade Silver Edge icon Silver Edge, can definitely have their worth in some matches when passives need to be disabled for you to win Duels or contribute to fights.
  • Assault Cuirass icon Assault Cuirass is beneficial when your team has low tower push capability or needs better physical damage resistance. The armor reduction and bonus attack speed are very helpfull during duels.
  • Desolator icon Desolator is a straight damage dps increase, it's good if you are ahead and are against enemy heroes with very low health pools or no ways to negate the effects of the Desolator.

Situational items:

  • Mjollnir icon Mjollnir boosts Legion Commander’s farming speed a lot since Moment of Courage can proc Chain Lightning. Mjollnir’s active, Static Shield furthers this while also increasing damage output during Duels and/or team fights. In addition, the raw attack speed and damage are always welcome on Legion Commander.
  • Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade is great when you need a reliable lockdown without the reliance on Duel, usually when you have a lot of bonus damage from said ability. It also makes you much more tanky with the Vanguard component and is an overall great 4th or 5th item on Legion Commander.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar is always good against enemies who have any form of evasion as Legion Commander requires right clicking later on.
  • Moon Shard icon Moon Shard you should consider getting this once you have gained some respectable Duel damage, it grants a huge boost to your attack speed that paired with Press the Attack will melt down enemies during Duels; can be consumed to gain half it's bonus and free a slot.

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
Press the Attack icon Press the Attack Debuffs Purged
Relic Rare icon
Moment of Courage icon Moment of Courage Life Stolen
Relic Rare icon
Duel icon Duels Won
Relic strength icon
Total Duel icon Duel Duration
Relic strength icon
Damage From Invisibility
Relic strength icon
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail Damage
Relic strength icon
Kills During Black King Bar icon Black King Bar
Relic strength icon
Blink Dagger icon Blinks Leading To Kills
Relic strength icon
Triple Kills
Relic strength icon
Mega Kill Streaks
Relic strength icon
Kill Assists
Relic strength icon
Plus Hero Badge 1
Plus Hero Badge 2
Plus Hero Badge 3
Plus Hero Badge 4
Plus Hero Badge 5
Plus Hero Badge 6



  • The transition of content from DotA to Dota 2 involved a change in gender for Legion Commander, despite the character and ability names remaining unchanged. She still makes references to her old characterization in a collection of lines when engaging certain heroes:
    • When engaging heroes with mounts, she will often express her jealousy or interest for them ▶️ "I like your mount.". Her hero model in DotA rode a mount.
    • She also comments on facial hair when dueling or killing certain heroes ▶️ "Nice mustache".". Her DotA hero model had a mustache.
    • In DotA, her counterpart often expressed his distrust for anything which was not human. This is heavily expanded in Dota 2, where Legion Commander will instead express her distrust for numerous roles or states of being, instead of a single racial entity, in a bulk of her rival hero taunts.
  • Tresdin's response, ▶️ "War. War always changes." is a reference to the signature "Fallout" quote, "War. War never changes."
  • ▶️ "You won't win the war by dying for your Ancient. You'll win by making the other dumb, unfed bastard die for theirs!" is a reference to the popular "George S. Patton" quote: "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
  • Her voice actress, "Merle Dandridge", is also well known for providing the voice of Alyx Vance, a character in the game "Half Life 2", another title by "Valve".
  • When Duel icon Dueling Zeus minimap icon Zeus, ▶️ "Thunderdome! " which a reference to the Thunderdome of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome!
  • When Duel icon Dueling Ogre Magi minimap icon Ogre Magi, Legion Commander has only 1% chance to say "Multi-ogre Battle Arena!". This is a reference to the game genre Dota 2 is, MOBA - Multiplayer Online Battle Arena.
  • In The Lab, a VR game by Valve, there are some Bendie soldiers who wield Legion Commander's sword in the minigame Longshot, along with other Dota 2 weapons like Axe minimap icon Axe's war axe, Huskar minimap icon Huskar's spear and Stout Shield icon Stout Shield.