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Maelstrom is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Artifacts.

Components required from the Base Shop
Maelstrom
Maelstrom icon
A hammer forged for the gods themselves, Maelstrom allows its user to harness the power of lightning.
Artifacts
Cost 2950 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1475 Gold
Passive ? Chain Lightning
Bonus ? +25 Attack Damage
+25 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Gleipnir (5450)
Mjollnir (5500)
UsedIn2
Maelstrom (2950)
Components3
Mithril Hammer (1600)
Javelin (900)
Gloves of Haste (450)

Ability[]

Chain Lightning
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Grants a 25% chance on attack to release a bolt of electricity that leaps between 4 targets within a 650 radius, dealing 120 magical damage to each. Lightning proc pierces evasion.
Proc Chance: 25%
Bounce Distance: 650
Number of Bounces: 4
Bounce Interval: 0.25
Damage: 120
Illusion Damage Multiplier: 1.5
Cooldown symbol
 0.2
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_maelstrom_chain
Death

  • The lightning bounces in 0.25-second intervals, so hitting 4 targets takes 0.75 seconds.
    • All bounces together can deal up to 480 damage (before reductions).
    • Against a lone target, Chain Lightning adds an average of 30 magical spell damage to every attack.
  • Chain Lightning can proc while a previous Chain Lightning is still bouncing.
    • Does not hit the same unit more than once per proc.
  • Attacks which proc Chain Lightning cannot miss.
  • Does not proc if the attacker is dead. However, it can proc if the target is dead.
  • The hidden modifier is a hidden buff required for the lightning to bounce.
  • Chain Lightning uses a custom cooldown system. It is neither displayed on the item icon when procced nor is affected by cooldown manipulation.


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Tips[]

  • Maelstrom is a very good item for speeding up farming. If the extra experience is not needed, it is a good alternative to Hand of Midas icon Hand of Midas.
  • It is also great to deal with illusions or mass-summons like Broodmother minimap icon Broodmother's spiders, Nature's Prophet minimap icon Nature's Prophet's treants, etc. Especially useful for ranged heroes that lack area damage, since they cannot make use of cleave.
  • The Chain Lightning deals magical damage which ignores armor and Damage Block, making it good against heroes that get a Vanguard, or Tidehunter with his Kraken Shell, and against heroes with high armor like Dragon Knight minimap icon Dragon Knight or Terrorblade minimap icon Terrorblade.
  • Maelstrom is a useful pickup against mega creeps in order to help clear waves.

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Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Maelstrom/Changelogs
Version
Description
  • Reworked
    recipe and stats.
Old
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom
Recipe: Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer (1600 Gold), Javelin icon Javelin (1100 Gold)
Total cost: 2700 Gold
Attack damage bonus: 24
New
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom
Recipe: Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer (1600 Gold), Javelin icon Javelin (900 Gold), Gloves of Haste icon Gloves of Haste (450 Gold)
Total cost: 2950 Gold
Attack damage bonus: 25
Attack speed bonus: 25



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