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23 + 3.1
15 + 2
15 + 1.8
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 200 660 1520 2380 2720
+0.25 +2.55 +6.89 +11.19 +12.94
Mana 75 255 555 915 1047
+0 +0.75 +2.01 +3.51 +4.06
Armor 2 4.5 9.17 14.5 16.5
Damage Block 16 (50%)
Magic Resistance 25%
Status Resistance 0%
Damage 31‒41 54‒64 97‒107 140‒150 157‒167
Attack Rate 0.59/s 0.68/s 0.84/s 1.03/s 1.1/s
Attack Range Melee 150 (600)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.433+0.567
Projectile Speed Instant
Movement Speed ▶️ 315
Turn Rate Takes 0.175s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 • 800
Legs 2
Gib Type Default
Ability Upgrades
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Guardian Angel
Hammer of Purity

Purist Thunderwrath, the Omniknight, is a melee strength hero who is renowned for his ability to protect his allies, preventing the enemy from easily killing them. A holy and courageous hero, Purist Thunderwrath is an adept support whose powerful spells give his team strong survivability. He possesses a potent healing ability in Purification, which can instantly heal the targeted ally and, if there are nearby enemy units, deal pure damage in the same amount, allowing it to be used as a nuke. He is also capable of providing status resistance to allies in the form of Heavenly Grace, a basic ability that heals an ally over time, as well as greatly reducing the duration of enemy effects and granting bonus strength, making it especially useful for strength heroes. His passive ability, Degen Aura, can greatly slow the movement speed of enemies, preventing them from easily using their physical attacks to deal damage. And finally, his ultimate, Guardian Angel, can provide complete immunity against physical damage to all nearby allies, completely nullifying the damage output of most carries for a short time. Few can escape the mighty and heavenly power of the Omniknight and he is a powerful ally in team fights. He is a mighty tank, and a very difficult hero to kill.


Omniknight minimap icon.pngPurist Thunderwrath, the Omniknight
▶️ "I have gazed into the Omniscience, and it has gazed into me."
Purist Thunderwrath was a hard-fighting, road-worn, deeply committed knight, sworn to the order in which he had grown up as squire to elder knights of great reputation. He had spent his entire life in the service of the Omniscience, the All Seeing One. Theirs was a holy struggle, and so embedded was he in his duty that he never questioned it so long as he had the strength to fight and the impetuous valor that comes with youth. But over the long years of the crusade, as his elders passed away and were buried in sorry graves at the side of muddy tracks, as his bond-brothers fell in battle to uncouth creatures that refused to bow to the Omniscience, as his own squires were chewed away by ambush and plague and bad water, he began to question the meaning of his vows--the meaning of the whole crusade.

After deep meditation, he parted ways with his army and commenced a long trek back to the cave-riddled cliffs of Emauracus, and there he set a challenge to the priests of the Omniscience. No knight had ever questioned them before, and they tried to throw him into the pit of sacrifice, but Purist would not be moved. For as he faced them down, he began to glow with a holy light, and they saw that the Omniscience had chosen to reveal Itself to him. The Elder Hierophant led him on a journey of weeks down into the deepest chamber, the holy of holies, where waited not some abstract concept of wisdom and insight, not some carved relic requiring an injection of imagination to believe in, but the old one itself. It had not merely dwelt in those rocks for billions of aeons; no, It had created them.

The Omniscience had formed the immense mineral shell of the planet around itself, as a defense against the numerous terrors of space. Thus the All Seeing One claimed to have created the world, and given the other truths revealed to Purist on that day, the knight had no reason to refute the story. Perhaps the Omniscience is a liar, deep in its prison of stone, and not the world's creator at all, but Omniknight never again questioned his faith. His campaign had meaning at last. And there can be no question that the glorious powers that imbue him, and give his companions such strength in battle, are real beyond any doubt.


Purification icon.png
Allies / Enemies
Instantly heals a friendly unit and damages all nearby enemy units.
Cast Animation: 0.2+1.4
Cast Range: 550
Damage Radius: 260
Damage/Heal: 90/160/230/300 (Talent 250/320/390/460)
Cooldown: 18/16/14/12 (Talent 16/14/12/10)
Mana: 80/95/110/125
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Does not affect spell immune enemies.
Priests of the Omniscience are adept at removing impurities from fellow warriors.


  • The targeting reticule must be centered over an allied unit.
  • Despite the visual effects, the damage is applied instantly to all enemy units within range of the target.

Heavenly Grace
Heavenly Grace icon.png
Creates a divine barrier around an ally which grants them increased Status Resistance, Strength and Health Regeneration.
Cast Animation: 0.25+1.27
Cast Range: 500
Strength Bonus: 8/18/28/38
Status Resistance Bonus: 50%
Health Regen Bonus: 8/12/16/20 (Talent 18/22/26/30)
Duration: 10
Cooldown: 26/22/18/14 (Talent 24/20/16/12)
Mana: 80/90/100/110
Buff modifier_omniknight_repel: Dispellable with any dispel.
When faced with the pit of sacrifice, Purist's resilience to magic was tested and affirmed.


  • Heavenly Grace first applies the buff, then the dispel.
  • Can regenerate up to 80/120/160/200 (Talent 180/220/260/300) health over its full duration.
  • The status resistance stacks multiplicatively with other sources of status resistance.

Degen Aura
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Does not pierce spell immunity. ED
Degen Aura icon.png
Greatly degenerates the movement capabilities of enemy units that stray too near.
Radius: 375
Move Speed Slow: 14%/22%/30%/38% (Talent 29%/37%/45%/53%)
Aura Linger Duration: 1
Does not pierce spell immunity. Slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity.
Buff modifier_omniknight_degen_aura: Undispellable. Persists death.
Debuff modifier_omniknight_degen_aura_effect: Undispellable. Persists death.
The holy embodiment of Purist Thunderwrath is enough to weaken those of lesser faith.


  • The aura's debuff lingers for 1 second.

Hammer of Purity
Hammer of Purity icon.png
Causes Omniknight's next attack to deal bonus pure damage based on 60 plus 115% of his base damage and reduces all outgoing damage from the target by 60% for the next 4 seconds. Cooldown: 10
Base Damage: 60
Main Attack Damage as Damage: 115%
Outgoing Damage Reduction: 60%
Duration: 4
Cooldown: 10
Mana: 40
Buff modifier_omniknight_hammer_of_purity: Undispellable. Persists death.
Debuff modifier_omniknight_hammer_of_purity_bomb: Dispellable with any dispel.
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Requires drafting Guardian Angel to be unlocked.


  • The cast range of Hammer of Purity is based on the attack range of the caster.
    • The cast range can be further increased by other attack range bonuses. However, it is not affected by cast range bonuses.
  • The damage is based on the caster's base attack damage, and damage granted from their primary attribute. Raw damage bonus are ignored.
  • The damage is independent from the actual damage dealt by the leading attack. Its values are calculated separately.
    • Considers the minimum and maximum damage values of the caster, so the damage varies like how regular attacks do.
  • Applies unique outgoing damage reduction on the target. Stacks multiplicatively with all other sources of outgoing damage manipulation.
    • The reduction affects all damage the target deals that is not flagged as HP removal.
  • Hammer of Purity first applies the debuff, then its own damage, then the attack damage.
  • Hammer of Purity can only be cast on heroes, including illusions and clones.
    • The ability can also be targeted on creep-heroes, but performs a regular attack instead, without wasting mana and cooldown.

Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel icon.png
No Target
Omniknight calls upon a Guardian Angel that grants allies immunity from physical damage.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0.9
Radius: 1200 (With Aghanim's Scepter Global)
Duration: 5/6.5/8 (With Aghanim's Scepter 8/9/10)
With Aghanim's Scepter Health Regen Bonus: 40
Cooldown: 160/140/120 (Talent 100/80/60)
Mana: 150/200/250
Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Increases duration, provides HP regen, radius becomes global and affects buildings.
Aghanim's Shard upgrade: Grants a new ability: Hammer of Purity
Buff modifier_omninight_guardian_angel: Dispellable with any dispel.
The All Seeing One casts down his protection over those that Purist calls friend.



Hero Talents
-60s Guardian Angel Cooldown25+160 Purification Damage/Heal
-2s Heavenly Grace Cooldown20-15% Degen Aura
+30 Movement Speed15-2s Purification Cooldown
+50 Base Damage10+10 Heavenly Grace HP Regen
  • This attack damage talent is added as base attack damage.
    • It benefits illusions, and is affected by every percentage-based damage increasing or reducing effects.

Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Omniknight/Changelogs
  • Increased base armor from 1 to 2.
  • Increased Degen Aura movement speed slow from 10%/19%/28%/37% to 14%/22%/30%/38%.
Level 20 left talent: -3s Heavenly Grace cooldown reduced to -2s.
  • Reduced base Strength attribute symbol.png strength and gain from 24 + 3.4 to 23 + 3.1.
  • Increased Agility attribute symbol.png agility gain from 1.8 to 2.
  • Increased health regeneration from 0 to 0.25.
  • Increased Heavenly Grace strength bonus from 8/16/24/32 to 8/18/28/38.
  • Reduced Guardian Angel cooldown from 160/150/140 to 160/140/120.
  • Aghanim's Shard icon.png Aghanim's Shard upgrade:
    • Hammer of Purity
      • Can no longer be cast on non-hero units.
      • No longer heals Omniknight for 100% of the damage dealt.
      • Now applies 60% outgoing damage reduction on the enemy for 4 seconds.
      • Increased mana cost from 20 to 40.
      • Increased cooldown from 4 to 10.

Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon.png Tango is necessary for giving yourself flexibility when healing from enemy harass. Since Purification is so inefficient at low levels, you need a way to regenerate health without sacrificing your mana pool.
  • Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve also restores health to Omniknight.
  • Clarity icon.png Clarity potions greatly help you to maintain lane presence due to Omniknight's small mana pool and costly, spammable spells.
  • Enchanted Mango icon.png Enchanted Mango is a situationally useful laning item to purchase on Omniknight, as his mana pool is limited before he can purchase items to allow him to cast his spells. The passive HP regen gives him a measure of health sustain, and consuming it can give him enough mana to cast any of his spells at least one more time in a fight or gank if he runs out of mana.
  • Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch fills out any remaining inventory slots. Purchasing two of them allows you to either build a Magic Wand, or complete the two Mekansm components more readily.
  • Observer Ward icon.png Observer Wards are a general requirement on support heroes, as map vision is a basic key to victory.

Early game:

  • Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed are important on Omniknight as he can use them to take advantage of Degen Aura to slow enemies down, whether while pursuing during a gank or body-blocking chasing enemies attempting to kill your carry. As all of Omniknight's spells are very position-dependent, increasing his movement speed should be a major priority.
  • Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick is very useful on Omniknight due to his small mana pool. Having the ability to give yourself 150 mana can easily be the difference between being able to cast your spells or not.
  • Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows is a powerful support item that enhances Omniknight's ability to heal teammates and inflict magic damage. The item grants more strength, increasing Omniknight's HP and base damage, and some mana regen to help him manage his mana pool more efficiently. The active allows Omniknight to utilize yet another heal, or deal more magic damage in fights on top of Purification.

Mid game:

  • Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring should be the first major item that Omniknight purchases, as its active ability is what allows him to cast Purification more than once every few minutes. By alleviating his mana dependencies, Omniknight can become much more active in teamfights and ganks.
  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand gives Omniknight more attributes for little gold and allows him to replenish 255 health and mana instantly, enough to cast any of his abilities.
  • Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots is necessary to increase the size of Omniknight's small mana pool, allowing more frequent use of his mana-costly abilities. Moreover, the active ability allows him to replenish his and his team's mana pools, an essential duty for a support hero.
  • Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance, besides giving all-around attributes, further speeds Omniknight and his allies' movement and attack speed. The active charges can be used in conjunction with Degen Aura to further create a disparity in movement and attack speed between the respective teams.
  • Mekansm icon.png Mekansm provides Omniknight with another source of healing, one that affects allies around him. Its all-around attributes and bonus armor also help to increase Omniknight's tankiness, but make sure that your mana pool is large enough to support the use of Mekansm, as it is extremely costly in mana to use.

Late game:

  • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves are a strong item to purchase on Omniknight in the late game, as he often builds a Mekansm and Arcane Boots already. Combining the two items into one inventory slot frees up space for more items in the late game, eliminates Mekansm's mana cost and strengthens its aura even further. As well, the self-dispel can allow Omniknight to instantly remove debuffs from himself that may be preventing him from contributing effectively in teamfights.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrades Guardian Angel into a global ability, giving it much greater utility as Omniknight doesn't need to be with his teammates for them to benefit from it, as well as bestowing physical immunity to all allied buildings. It also grants him additional attributes, health and mana.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb allows Omniknight to greatly hinder enemies' attempts to focus down him or a teammate. The item's bonuses give Omniknight more armor and mana regen, increasing his durability and letting him cast his spells more frequently. Using Echo Shell on himself or a teammate in a fight allows him to use his enemies' disables and magical nukes against themselves, slowing the pace of a battle down and giving him more time to use his defensive spells.

Situational items:

  • Orb of Venom icon.png Orb of Venom is a useful early-game item to buy, as its slow stacks with that of Degen Aura.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse gives Omniknight mana regeneration and a hard disable, greatly increasing his teamfight contribution and his ability to gank targets.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard provides Omniknight with a great amount of armor for durability and intelligence for increasing the size of his mana pool. Both the active and passive abilities stack with Degen Aura, allowing him to drastically impede enemies' attempts to attack and move around in teamfights.
  • Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering is a useful all-around utility aura item to purchase. The armor and mana regen aura benefit your team, and the lifesteal and attack damage bonus give them an extra edge.
  • Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb is a strong pickup as it can allow Omniknight to cast Guardian Angel twice, as well as use Purification and Heavenly Grace in quick succession. However, refreshing your cooldowns is very costly in mana, so it is highly recommended to increase the size of your mana pool first if you intend on building this.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff is a useful item on any support hero, and is no exception on Omniknight. Being able to re-position quickly can allow you to use your spells to greater effect, as you can get within range for casting Purification to deal 360 pure damage to enemies, or instantly apply Degen Aura to a fleeing enemy. As well, it can be cast on fleeing allies to save them from chasing enemies, further augmenting Omniknight's ability to save teammates who are in trouble. The extra intelligence is also useful for increasing the size of your mana pool.
  • Glimmer Cape icon.png Glimmer Cape is a useful mid-game utility item that can give Omniknight more initiation, utility and protection capability, once he has mitigated his mana deficiency issues. Using the active on an ally can allow them to initiate or gank an enemy, as well as letting them get right next to an enemy to hit them with Purification. If a teammate is initiated on by the enemy, using the active on them can give them extra magic resistance and give them temporary invisibility. Finally, Heavenly Grace can be used as a last-ditch measure to remove debuffs from an invisible ally, such as Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance.
  • Aether Lens icon.png Aether Lens is a strong utility item that boosts Omniknight's casting capabilities, and can be assembled more quickly by using the Energy Booster from a disassembled Arcane Boots. It provides more mana regen that compensates for Omniknight's pitiful pool, and the increased cast range allows him to use Purification and Heavenly Grace on allies from farther away, greatly increasing the survivability of his teammates.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity is a good cheap support item that provides many uses. The extra intelligence and mana regeneration ensure that Omniknight almost always has the mana he needs to cast his spells, while the extra movement speed allows him to capitalize on Degen Aura more easily. The active ability can be used to hard-disable an enemy, something that Omniknight otherwise lacks, and then get within range to cast Purification to deal damage to them, or can be cast on yourself to dispel debuffs from yourself (such as silences which may be preventing you from casting your spells).
  • Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest gives mana regeneration, armor, and attributes, increasing Omniknight's survivability. The active can transfer the armor bonus to a teammate, as well as increasing their movement and attack speed, protecting them even more on top of Purification and Heavenly Grace, or used on an enemy to inflict them with reduced armor, movement and attack speed that stacks alongside Degen Aura to greatly reduce their ability to inflict physical damage.
  • Pipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight is useful for protecting Omniknight and his team against magical damage in a teamfight, thus ensuring that he can cast his spells to their utmost and apply Degen Aura to the enemy for longer. The active ability also synergizes with his ability to protect his teammates from harm.
  • Holy Locket icon.png Holy Locket is a strong pick giving you a enhanced HP and Mana pool, some extra stats, increased HP regeneration and a active that restores up to 300 HP and mana wen fully charged. The real strength in this item relies in the 35% heal amplification it gives to all your skills, which also applies to Mekansm and Guardian Greaves; greatly increasing your survivabillity and supporting ability.
  • Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard is a good pickup for Omniknight giving more resistance against physical damage, as he is a melee hero who must get close to the enemy to apply Degen Aura's debuff to them. However, its main use is in the active, Guard, which gives damage block and armor to all nearby teammates, very useful if you need to give them survivability against physical damage while your ultimate is on cooldown or you want to save it for more important situations.
  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance provides damage and passive burn, as the slow from Degen Aura synergizes well with Radiance's burn, keeping the enemy within the radius.


Roles: Support Support Durable Durable Nuker Nuker
Complexity: ★☆☆
Playstyle: One of few to ever gaze upon the Omniscience itself, Purist Thunderwrath's faith in the All Seeing One was unshakable. The seasoned knight had been imbued with holy strength, with which he now uses to preserve his allies. The light of Purification not only heals his companions, but burns any foes close by. No sorceries avail against an ally blessed with Heavenly Grace. In decisive moments of battle, Omniknight calls forth the Guardian Angel, granting himself and nearby allies near invulnerability against all physical attacks.





  • Some parts of Omniknight's bio are a reference to the bible story of Daniel in the Lion's Pit. Daniel was thrown into the lion's den for praying to God and challenging Darius' command not to do so, but God prevented the lions from harming Daniel, saving his life. Similarly, Omniknight was to be thrown to the pit of sacrifice for challenging his priests but the Omniscience revealed itself, saving Purist.
  • His response "▶️ I have gazed into the omniscience, and it has gazed into me." is a reference to German philosopher Nietzsche's quote "If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you".
  • His kill response "▶️ You chose poorly." and item purchase response "▶️ I chose wisely." are references to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • Many of Omniknight's responses refer to the Bible or Christianity in general: e.g. confessing sins, having demons as nemeses, chastising Dazzle for using dark powers to heal, disliking Necronomicon (as its powers are demonic), using "omniscient" and "light" to describe his God, his death animation (with arms forming a cross, as a reference to the Crucifixion of Christ), etc. "▶️ A narrow path." refers to Matthew 7:14.
  • Omniknight's nickname is "Chuck Norris", due to the similarities in appearance and the power of his abilities. As well, when he was first added to Dota 2 there was a bug that caused him to always say the voice line ▶️ "Fear nothing!"
  • Omniknight originally held and swung his hammer with one hand. This was changed after community feedback.
  • Omniknight's battle begin line ▶️ "The Omniscience may spare them, but I will not." is a reference to General Patton's quote "May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."