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▶️ Thy life's weight in mana pay.

Mana Break allows the attacking unit to burn a portion of the attack target's mana, and deal additional physical damage based on how much mana was burned. The Mana Break ability can be gained via items, passive abilities, or Talent talents. All Mana Break sources have the MODIFIER_PROPERTY_PROCATTACK_FEEDBACK flag.

Mana Break sources first apply the mana burn, then the attack damage and the burned mana as damage in a single instance.

It is fully considered by lifesteal, but not critical strike and cleave sources.

Even with mana loss manipulation, Mana Break abilities deal full damage, despite burning less mana and mana draining effects still restore the same amount, despite their targets losing less mana.


All sources of Mana Break stack additively with each other.


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


Mana Break
Can be used by illusions. Not disabled by Break. Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Talent icon
There is no description for this ability.
Mana Burned per Hit: 15/20/25/35/40
Burned Mana as Damage: 80%
Illusions Illusions
Mana Burned per Hit: 8/10/10/10/10
Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Does not affect debuff immune units at all.
Modifiers [?]
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
This Talent talent is available and it is not bound to any ability.

  • The following values exist
    • 15/20/25/35/40 (Illusions 8/10/10/10/10)
  • Grants the hero's attacks Mana Break, causing their attacks to burn the target's mana and deal damage based on the burned mana.
  • Burned mana as damage is considered as a conditional attack damage bonus.
    • Although the attack damage bonus values are not displayed in the HUD, it is still considered and directly added to the hero's attack damage.
    • The attack damage bonus values are not considered by critical strike.
    • However, it is considered by lifesteal and cleave, and it can be reduced only by flat reductions (e.g. damage block).
    • Since it is considered bonus attack damage, it is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions.
  • Effectively increases the hero's and their illusions' attack damage by 12/16/20/28/32 (Illusions 6.4/8/8/8/8 against units which have enough mana to burn.
  • Mana Break first applies the mana burn, the attack damage, then the burned mana as damage.
  • Does not work against allied units when attacking them.
  • Fully stacks with other sources of Mana Break.

The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them mana break.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
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Mana Break
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