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Mage Slayer
B
Mage Slayer icon.png
Forged by a secret order in The Third Age of Praxa'cia to fell the False King.
Cost
2400 (400)
Bought From
Artifacts
Passive [?] Mage Slayer
Bonus [?] +10 Intelligence
+2 Mana Regeneration
+20% Magic Resistance
+20 Attack Damage
+15 Attack Speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Mage Slayer (2400)Components3.png
Cloak (500)
Oblivion Staff (1500)
Recipe (400)

The Mage Slayer is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Artifacts.

Additional Information[]

Ability[]

Mage Slayer
Cannot be used by illusions. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Places a debuff when you attack enemies, causing them to do 35% less spell damage for 4 seconds.
Spell Damage Reduction: 35%
Duration: 4
Modifiers
Debuff modifier_item_mage_slayer_debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.


Notes:

  • Successive attacks with Mage Slayer do not stack the debuff, but refresh the duration instead.
  • The attacks first apply the debuff, then their own damage.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of spell damage reduction and amplification.


Recommended Heroes[]

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  • Hitting multiple targets with Sleight of Fist can reduce the enemy team's magic damage output significantly for the duration of the debuff.
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  • Hitting multiple targets with Boundless Strike and Wukong's Command can reduce the enemy team's magic damage output significantly for the duration of the debuff.
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  • Hitting multiple targets with Swashbuckle can reduce the enemy team's magic damage output significantly for the duration of the debuff.
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  • Benefits from the magic damage reduction is particularly significant because Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar active identifies his hero and may not be an option.
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  • Hitting multiple targets with Tricks of the Trade can reduce the enemy team's magic damage output significantly for the duration of the debuff.

Others[]

Tips[]

  • Generally used against spell based heroes or lineups when playing as a hero reliant on auto-attacks or one that uses skills that use attack modifiers.
  • The hidden power of Mage Slayer may be the fact it is the only magic damage reduction upgrade that gives raw damage per second increase to auto-attacks. Build into it from a Cloak if you feel you do not need the utility or support of a Glimmer Cape icon.png Glimmer Cape or the regeneration of a Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance.
  • Remember that the debuff reduces all damage types, not just Magical damage. This makes it a great way to reduce the damage output of heroes that mostly use Pure damage or, more situationally, Physical damage via spells. Some common examples are Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw, Outworld Destroyer minimap icon.png Outworld Destroyer, Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer, and Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker for Pure damage spells, and Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback and Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle for Physical damage spells.

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Reworked recipe and stats.
Recipe: Cloak icon.png Cloak (500 Gold), Blade of Alacrity icon.png Blade of Alacrity (1000 Gold), Claymore icon.png Claymore (1350 Gold), Default recipe icon.png Recipe (400 Gold)
Total cost: 3250 Gold
Agility bonus: 20
Magic resistance bonus: 20%
Attack damage bonus: 20
Recipe: Cloak icon.png Cloak (500 Gold), Oblivion Staff icon.png Oblivion Staff (1500 Gold), Default recipe icon.png Recipe (400 Gold)
Total cost: 2400 Gold
Intelligence bonus: 10
Mana regeneration bonus: 2
Magic resistance bonus: 20%
Attack damage bonus: 20
Attack speed bonus: 15
  • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 600 Gold to 400 Gold (total cost decreases from 3450 Gold to 3250 Gold).
  • Increased Cloak icon.png Cloak cost from 450 Gold to 500 Gold (total cost increases from 3400 Gold to 3450 Gold).


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