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Lina
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
20 + 2.4
23 + 2.4
30 + 3.8
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 460 1186 1978 2286
+0.25 +2.25 +5.61 +9.21 +10.61
Mana 80 440 1076 1676 1928
+0 +1.5 +4.16 +6.66 +7.71
Armor 0 3.83 9.43 15.43 17.77
Magic Resist 25% 28% 33.32% 38.32% 40.42%
Damage Block -
Damage

21
29

51
59

104
112

154
162

175
183

Attack Rate 0.63/s 0.77/s 0.98/s 1.2/s 1.29/s
Attack Range Ranged 670 (750)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.6s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.65 + 0.6
Projectile Speed 1000
Move Speed ▶️ 290 (Nighttime 320)
Turn Rate Takes 0.262s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Fire
Internal npc_dota_hero_lina
Increases attack and speed with every spell.
Like her younger sister, Lina's elemental affinity was the source of many headaches. Sent south to live with a patient aunt, she learned to master her Fiery Soul in the blazing Desert of Misrule. Channeling the breath of Desert Wyrms, she unleashes her Dragon Slave to burn a path before her. Attuned to fire, Lina ignites the ground, incinerating foes in a Column of Flame. Even the hardiest of heroes fear the Slayer's signature spell — The Laguna Blade. Supercharging every bit of heat around her, and Cloaking Herself in Flames, Lina fires a condensed bolt of white-hot energy, instantly evaporating her opponent with minimal struggle or effort.
Dragon Slave
Light Strike Array
Fiery Soul
Fiery Soul
Flame Cloak
Flame Cloak
Laguna Blade
Roles: Support Support Carry Carry Nuker Nuker Disabler Disabler
Complexity: Hero Complexity
Adjectives: Female, Fiery, Flying, Red, Nose
Legs ( 2 )


Bio[]

Lina minimap iconLina, the Slayer
▶️ "Fire makes a fine servant, but a harsh mistress."
The sibling rivalries between Lina the Slayer, and her younger sister Rylai, the Crystal Maiden, were the stuff of legend in the temperate region where they spent their quarrelsome childhoods together. Lina always had the advantage, however, for while Crystal was guileless and naive, Lina's fiery ardor was tempered by cleverness and conniving. The exasperated parents of these incompatible offspring went through half a dozen homesteads, losing one to fire, the next to ice, before they realized life would be simpler if the children were separated. As the oldest, Lina was sent far south to live with a patient aunt in the blazing Desert of Misrule, a climate that proved more than comfortable for the fiery Slayer. Her arrival made quite an impression on the somnolent locals, and more than one would-be suitor scorched his fingers or went away with singed eyebrows, his advances spurned. Lina is proud and confident, and nothing can dampen her flame.
Alias:
Slayer

Abilities[]

Dragon Slave
Dragon Slave icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Lina channels the breath of a dragon, sending out a wave of fire that scorches every enemy in its path and burns them over time.
Cast Animation: 0.45+0.38
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 800
Starting Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 275
Travel Distance: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 1075
End Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 200
Impact Damage: 75/150/225/300
Damage per Second: 10/20/30/40
Debuff Duration: 3
Talent Target Critical Damage: 150%
Cooldown symbol
 11/10/9/8 (Talent 7.5/6.5/5.5/4.5)
Mana symbol
 100/115/130/145
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_dragon_slave_burn
In the scorched barren of Misrule, Lina learned to manipulate the fiery breath of the Desert Wyrm as a form of entertainment.

  • Dragon Slave travels at a speed of 1200, taking 0.9 seconds to travel the full distance.
  • With the travel distance and end radius, it can hit units up to 1275 range away.
  • The complete area is shaped like a cone.
  • Dragon Slave first applies the base damage, then the debuff.
  • Applies a debuff on enemies upon impact which deals damage in 1-second intervals, starting 1 second after it is placed, resulting in 3 instances.
    • Can deal up to 105/210/315/420 total damage (before reductions).
    • The debuff from successive cast does not stack but refreshes the duration.
  • Deals the following amount of damage:
    • While Flame Cloak icon Flame Cloak is active, it can deal up to 141.75/283.5/425.25/567 damage.
      • With max Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul stacks, it can deal up to 245/350/455/560 damage.
      • The ability damage bonus per stack does not affect the damage per second component.
    • With both Flame Cloak active and max Fiery Soul stacks, it can deal up to 330.75/472.5/614.25/756 while active.
  • TALENT
    The critical strike only applies to the caster's attacks against the debuffed enemy, other units under their control do not crit.
    • If the caster is a Ranged ranged hero, already launched attacks do not crit if the target gets tracked before projectile impact.
    • Vice versa, already launched attacks do crit if the track debuff expires before the projectiles land.
    • If another source of critical strike procs on the same attack, the higher multiplier has priority.


Light Strike Array
Light Strike Array icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Summons a column of flames that damages and stuns enemies.
Cast Animation: 0.45+0.67/0.43
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 700
Effect Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 250
Effect Delay: 0.5
Damage: 110/160/210/260 (Talent 260/310/360/410)
Stun Duration: 1.3/1.6/1.9/2.2
Cooldown symbol
 13/11/9/7
Mana symbol
 100/115/130/145
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_lina_light_strike_array
Undispellable
modifier_stunned
Lina's essence allows her to focus the sun's energies, causing air to combust at will.

  • Light Strike Array first applies the debuff, then the damage.
  • Destroys trees within its radius after the effect delay.
  • The visual effects and the sound during the 0.5-second effect delay are only visible and audible to allies.
  • Lina has two different animations for this ability, leading to two possible cast backswing durations.
  • Deals the following amount of damage (before reductions):
    • While Flame Cloak icon Flame Cloak is active, it can deal up to 148.5/216/283.5/351 (Talent 351/418.5/486/553.5) damage.
    • With max Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul stacks, it can deal up to 250/300/350/400 (Talent 400/450/500/550) damage.
    • With both Flame Cloak active and max Fiery Soul stacks, it can deal up to 337.5/405/472.5/540 (540/607.5/675/742.5) while active.


Fiery Soul
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. EF
Fiery Soul icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants bonus attack and movement speed each time Lina hits an enemy with a spell. Stacks with itself. Lasts 18 seconds.
Max Stacks: 7
Move Speed Bonus per Stack: 1%/1.5%/2%/2.5% (Talent 2%/2.5%/3%/3.5%)
Attack Speed Bonus per Stack: 8/16/24/32 (Talent 18/26/34/42)
Stack Duration: 18
With Aghanim's Shard Ability Damage Bonus per Stack: 20
Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade Supercharged
Max Stacks: 10
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Lina's spells deal 20 more damage for each Fiery Soul Charge.
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Abilities reflected from Lina also grants a stack.
Disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Prevents gaining new stacks.
Existing stacks still provide bonus movement and attack speed.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_lina_fiery_soul
Undispellable
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Stacks granted are not limited to Lina's abilities, however, restrictions listed in the notes still apply.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
The damage bonus only works for Lina's default abilities.
Dancing flames embody Lina's playful nature, bringing out her true blazing self.

  • Grants a stack whenever one of Lina's abilities deal damage to enemies (before reductions), including to buildings.
    • Does not trigger on active item abilities, on abilities with 0 cooldown, or on abilities which do not trigger on-cast effects.
    • The stacks share a duration, gaining a new instance refreshes the entire stack.
  • This is how much bonus movement speed and attack speed Fiery Soul grants respectively, up to 7 stacks on each level:
    • 2 Stacks:
      • 2%/3%/4%/5% (Talent 4%/5%/6%/7%) movement speed
      • 16/32/48/64 (Talent 36/52/68/84) attack speed.
    • 3 Stacks:
      • 3%/4.5%/6%/7.5% (Talent 6%/7.5%/9%/10.5%) movement speed
      • 24/48/72/96 (Talent 54/78/102/126) attack speed.
    • 4 Stacks:
      • 4%/6%/8%/10% (Talent 8%/10%/12%/14%) movement speed
      • 32/64/96/128 (Talent 72/104/136/168) attack speed.
    • 5 Stacks:
      • 5%/7.5%/10%/12.5% (Talent 10%/12.5%/15%/17.5%) movement speed
      • 40/80/120/160 (Talent 90/130/170/210) attack speed.
    • 6 Stacks:
      • 6%/9%/12%/15% (Talent 12%/15%/18%/21%) movement speed
      • 48/96/144/192 (Talent 108/156/204/252) attack speed.
    • 7 Stacks:
      • 7%/10.5%/14%/17.5% (Talent 14%/17.5%/21%/24.5%) movement speed
      • 56/112/168/224 (Talent 126/182/238/294) attack speed.
    • Also increases the damage of Lina's abilities by a flat 20/40/60/80/100/120/140 with each amount of stacks.


Flame Cloak
Flame Cloak icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Grants Lina unobstructed movement and increases her spell damage and magic resistance
Magic Resistance Bonus: 35%
Spell Amp Bonus: 35%
Duration: 8
Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul
Set Max Stacks: 7
Cooldown symbol
 25
Mana symbol
 50
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_lina_flame_cloak
Death
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Only turns Lina minimap icon Lina and Rubick minimap icon Rubick into a flying unit upon cast, other units do not ascend up and are still considered ground units.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Requires drafting Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade to be unlocked.
A natural defense equally suited to keeping anything from unwanted sisters to snarling hellbeasts at bay.

  • Grants the following bonuses while active:
    • Sets Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul stacks to 7 upon cast.
      • Has the same set max stacks priority with Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade. Casting Laguna Blade after Flame Cloak replaces the set max stacks value to the current max stacks, and vice versa.
    • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
      • Increases Lina's magic resistance to 51.25%.
      • With the magic resistance bonus from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 0.65%. [?]
    • Turns Lina into a flying unit, allowing her to fly over impassable terrain, trees, units, and buildings for its duration.
      • However, it does not grant her flying vision.
      • Lina is not disabled while flying and can use any items and abilities normally.
    • Applies generic Outgoing Damage Manipulation outgoing damage manipulation on Lina. Stacks additively with other sources of generic outgoing damage manipulation.
  • Upon cast, Lina ascends 100 units above the z-axis at a speed of 350, taking 0.29 seconds to fully ascend up and down.
  • Does not turn Rubick minimap icon Rubick into a flying unit.


Laguna Blade
Laguna Blade icon
Affects
Enemies / Self
Damage
Magical
Fires off a bolt of lightning at a single enemy unit, dealing massive damage. Temporarily Supercharges Lina giving her 10 stacks of Fiery Soul.
Cast Animation: 0.45+0.7
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Effect Delay: 0.25
Damage: 500/700/900
Buff Duration: 5
Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul
Set Max Stacks: 10 (Talent 15)
Cooldown symbol
 70/60/50 (Talent 45/35/25)
Mana symbol
 150/300/450
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Grants the Flame Cloak ability.
Partially pierces debuff immunity.
Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Talent
Fully pierces debuff immunity.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_lina_laguna_blade_line
Undispellable
modifier_lina_laguna_supercharged
modifier_lina_laguna_blade
Death
The air around Lina becomes so intensely torrid that it scorches a foe that came too close with white-hot lightning.

  • Places a debuff on the target, which applies the damage upon expiring. The debuff lasts 0.25 seconds.
    • This means the ability can be avoided by being invulnerable or hidden as the debuff expires.
  • Upon cast, Laguna Blade first sets Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul max stacks to 10 (Talent 15) upon cast, then set the stack amount to 10 (Talent 15) for the buff duration.
    • The stacks are then reduced to 7 once the buff expires.
    • Has the same set max stacks priority with Flame Cloak icon Flame Cloak. Casting Laguna Blade after Flame Cloak replaces the set max stacks value to the current max stacks value, and vice versa.
  • Laguna Blade first applies the damage, then grants the stacks.
  • Deals the following amount of damage (before reductions):
    • While Flame Cloak icon Flame Cloak is active, it can deal up to 675/945/1215 damage.
    • With max Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul stacks, it can deal up to 640/840/1040 damage.
    • With both Flame Cloak active and max Fiery Soul stacks, it can deal up to 864/1134/1404 while active.


Talents[]

Hero Talents
+150% Crit On Targets Affected by Dragon Slave icon Dragon Slave25-25s Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade Cooldown
+10/1% Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul Per Stack20+5 Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade Supercharged Stacks
+150 Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array Damage15+325 Health
-3.5s Dragon Slave icon Dragon Slave Cooldown10+25 Damage
Notes:
  • The health talent increases the max health capacity and keeps the current health percentage.

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Version
Description
  • Dragon Slave icon Dragon Slave
    • Now also applies a 2-second debuff that deals 10/20/30/40 damage per second. [?]
    • Reduced impact damage from 85/165/245/325 to 75/150/225/300.
  • Rescaled Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array mana cost from 115 on each level to 100/115/130/145.
  • Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade
    • Now increases max Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul stacks by 3 and grants max stacks upon cast.
    • Has a 5-second buff duration.


Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango restores health to keep Lina in lane.
  • Null Talisman icon Null Talisman gives attributes and mana regeneration.
  • Clarity icon Clarity sustains mana so Lina can keep using abilities, threatening enemies more.
  • Magic Stick icon Regular Stick is useful for absolutely no reason.
  • Boots of Speed icon Boots of Speed helps Lina get into position to land her abilities while avoiding danger zones.
  • Bottle icon Bottle is a common pickup for Lina when playing in the mid lane.

Early game:

  • Arcane Boots icon Arcane Boots is a must-have item for Lina no matter which role she is playing, as the mana replenish will allow Lina to use her abilities more often and restore her own and her allies's mana.
  • Force Staff icon Force Staff gives Lina more intelligence, health and an escape tool for either escaping or chasing enemy heroes. Later it can be upgraded into Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike that can also give her more attack range.
  • Witch Blade icon Witch Blade gives Lina attack speed, armor, more intelligence, and increases the traveling speed of her attack projectiles while also providing Lina with true strike every 9 seconds.

Mid game:

  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity enhances Lina's positioning and greatly boosts mana regeneration. It can also be used to set up Light Strike Array more reliably.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter will give Lina access to Flame Cloak icon Flame Cloak ability that will allow her to gain unobstructed movement, magical damage resitance and extra spell damage.
  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar will give Lina spell immunity, which will allow Lina to use her abilities and to attack enemy heroes with minimal risk of getting affected by enemy abilities, it will also increase her strength and attack damage.
  • Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike, an upgrade for Force Staff icon Force Staff gives Lina extra mobility to use for either escaping or catching up with enemy heroes and the increased attack range that allows her to attack enemies from safer distances.

Late game:

  • Crystalys icon Crystalys provides a good damage boost when playing as a semi-carry Lina, and can be upgraded to Daedalus icon Daedalus or Khanda icon Khanda.
  • Parasma icon Parasma, an upgrade for Witch Blade icon Witch Blade will allow Lina's attacks to weaken magic resistance by 20% for 3 seconds, making them more vulnerable to her abilities that deal magical damage.
  • Wind Waker icon Wind Waker, an upgrade for Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity gives Lina bonus mana regeneration along with an escape tool and much needed mobility.
  • Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard will allow Lina's Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul to have her all of her abilities to deal 20 more damage for each charge provided by Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse will give Lina an important disable that also helps to ensure she lands Light Strike Array. Furthermore, its attribute bonuses will make her a bit more survivable and drastically improves her mana regeneration.

Situational items:

  • Silver Edge icon Silver Edge can be useful for a carry Lina, as it helps her to cast Light Strike Array while invisible, and also provides her with an escape mechanism. It will also allow Lina's attacks to disable an enemy hero's passive abilities.
  • Daedalus icon Daedalus is an upgrade for Crystalys icon Crystalys to greatly improve a carry Lina's attack damage, complementing Fiery Soul's attack speed bonus.
  • Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord will give Lina armor, ince attributes and will also allow her to weaken the magic resistance of nearby enemy heroes, causing them to take amplified damage from Dragon Slave icon Dragon Slave, Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array and Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade. Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord can later be upgraded into Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard for bonus armor, attack speed reduction and heal reduction of nearby heroes.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar can be useful for a carry Lina, as it can give her bonus attack speed and attack damage, and the ability to have her attacks pierce evasion.
  • Satanic icon Satanic increases Lina's survivability by providing her lifesteal, and allows carry Lina to use her high DPS to rapidly heal to full health.
  • Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard, an upgrade for Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord will greatly increase Lina's low armor while also allowing her to reduce the magic resistance, attack speed and heals of nearby enemy heroes.
  • Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere provide attributes to Lina's overall stats. The passive Spell Block also protects her from disables.
  • Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger gives Lina the ability to stay back in safety, then blink in at an opportune moment to cast her Light Strike Array before the enemy can see her coming and evade it.
  • Bloodstone icon Bloodstone will give Lina very good amount of health and mana along with spell lifesteal that will allow Lina to heal herself whenever she damages enemies with her abilities.
  • Dagon icon Dagon will give Lina nice attributes and even more magical damage burst along with spell lifesteal. Its active ability can be used to put Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere on cooldown before using Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade.
  • Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade provides mana and mana regeneration for Lina's abilities, a greater cast range for all of her targeted abilities along with the ability to disarm enemy heroes and make them more vulnerable to her abilities that deal magical damage, or to protect herself from physical attackers.
  • Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch will give Lina great attack damage, spell lifesteal, and will also allow Lina's attacks to deal magical damage that can pierce through armor and to attack ethereal units at the cost of 50 mana while it's active.
  • Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos provides Lina with improved stats and a root to disable enemies that can make landing of Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array much easier. Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos can later be upgraded to Gleipnir icon Gleipnir with a Chain Lightning effect that procs reliably with Fiery Soul for heavy damage along with a root in an area.
  • Gleipnir icon Gleipnir an upgrade for Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos will give Lina more health to withstand more damage, more intelligence to use her abilities more often, passive chain lightning that can make her attacks bounce between enemies and damage them, and an active root in a area that will allow Lina to root multiple enemies at once, making them easier targets for Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array.
  • Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade will increase Lina's durability and will also allow Lina's attacks to stun enemy heroes, and the bash will proc often thanks to Lina's high attack speed from Fiery Soul icon Fiery Soul even if she is a ranged hero. Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade will also allow Lina to stun an enemy hero if he/she gets too close to Lina even if they are debuff immune, making them easier targets for Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array.

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
30s Full Fiery Soul icon Fiery Souls Stacks
Relic Rare icon
Full Ability Combos
Relic intelligence icon
Laguna Blade icon Laguna Blade Hero Kills
Relic intelligence icon
Light Strike Array icon Light Strike Array Hero Stuns
Relic intelligence icon
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Leading to Kills
Relic intelligence icon
Damage from Invisibility
Relic intelligence icon
Stuns Leading to Kills
Relic intelligence icon
Triple Kills
Relic intelligence icon
Mega Kill Streaks
Relic intelligence icon
Dust of Appearance icon Dusts Leading to Kills
Relic intelligence icon
Kill Assists
Relic intelligence icon
Kills
Plus Hero Badge 1
Bronze
Plus Hero Badge 2
Silver
Plus Hero Badge 3
Gold
Plus Hero Badge 4
Platinum
Plus Hero Badge 5
Master
Plus Hero Badge 6
Grandmaster
  • ▶️ It's not the heat, it's the humiliation.

Equipment[]

Trivia[]

  • ▶️ "Better to burn out than fade away" is a reference to the Neil Young song, "My, My, Hey, Hey".
  • ▶️ "Turn me over... I'm done." is a reference to Lawrence of Rome who was roasted alive on a giant grill and joked, "Turn me over — I'm done on this side.
  • Lina's rival response towards Batrider minimap icon Batrider ▶️ "Why'd you stop? This isn't Batrider country." is a reference to a line in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.[2]
  • In older versions of DotA, Lina was a male hero that used the Blood Mage model, also used by the Invoker minimap icon Invoker. In these versions, Lina was known as Link Inverse.
  • Lina's line ▶️ "It's not the heat, it's the humiliation." is a reference to "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." a quote from Yogi Berra.
  • Lina's coils around her neck are possibly a representation of Kayan Lahwi women in Myanmar, who are also referred to as "dragon women".
  • ▶️ "Time to hot-foot it!" is a reference to a prank where the prankster sets the victim's shoelaces or shoe on fire with a match or lighter. The hot foot prank is mentioned in several baseball stories as a prank that players play on one another.

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