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Shadow Fiend
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
19 + 2.7
25 + 3.5
18 + 2.2
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 438 1252 2110 2462
+0.25 +2.15 +5.93 +9.83 +11.38
Mana 80 296 656 1064 1220
+0.3 +1.2 +2.74 +4.44 +5.09
Armor 1 5.17 13.33 21.17 24.42
Magic Resist 25% 26.8% 29.88% 33.28% 34.58%
Damage Block -
Damage

16
22

41
47

90
96

137
143

156
162

Attack Rate 0.63/s 0.78/s 1.09/s 1.38/s 1.5/s
Attack Range Ranged 525 (750)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.6s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.5 + 0.54
Projectile Speed 1200
Move Speed ▶️ 305 (Nighttime 335)
Turn Rate Takes 0.175s to turn 180°. 0.9
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Ethereal
Internal npc_dota_hero_nevermore
Unleashes the souls of fallen enemies for damage.
Capturing Souls from every kill he makes, Shadow Fiend is always gathering his power. Armor fails within the Presence of the Dark Lord, leaving foes no choice but to scramble. Every assault, each carefully aimed Shadowraze kills an enemy, brings him closer to his acme of potency. The Shadow Fiend pauses to charge his demonic energies, then, with a flourish of his lightless wings, unleashes his gathered souls in all directions to obliterate enemies in a howling Requiem of Souls.
Shadowraze (Near)
Shadowraze (Medium)
Shadowraze (Far)
Necromastery
Necromastery
Presence of the Dark Lord
Requiem of Souls
Requiem of Souls
Roles: Carry Carry Nuker Nuker
Complexity: Hero ComplexityHero Complexity
Adjectives: Demon, Flying, Red
Legs ( 0 )


Bio[]

Shadow Fiend minimap iconNevermore, the Shadow Fiend
▶️ "So, you're curious where I come from? There's one easy way to find out for yourself."
It is said that Nevermore the Shadow Fiend has the soul of a poet, and in fact he has thousands of them. Over the ages he has claimed the souls of poets, priests, emperors, beggars, slaves, philosophers, criminals and (naturally) heroes; no sort of soul escapes him. What he does with them is unknown. No one has ever peered into the Abysm whence Nevermore reaches out like an eel from among astral rocks. Does he devour them one after another? Does he mount them along the halls of an eldritch temple, or pickle the souls in necromantic brine? Is he merely a puppet, pushed through the dimensional rift by a demonic puppeteer? Such is his evil, so intense his aura of darkness, that no rational mind may penetrate it. Of course, if you really want to know where the stolen souls go, there's one sure way to find out: Add your soul to his collection. Or just wait for Nevermore.
Aliases:
SF, Nevermore

Abilities[]

Shadowraze (Near)
Shadowraze (Near) icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Shadow Fiend razes the ground directly in front of him, dealing damage to enemy units in the area. Adds a stacking damage amplifier on the target that causes the enemy to take bonus Shadowraze damage per stack.
Distance: 200
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 250
Base Damage: 90/160/230/300 (Talent 205/275/345/415)
Damage Increase per Stack: 50/60/70/80 (Talent 75/85/95/105)
Move Speed Slow Increase per Stack: 12%/13%/14%/15%
Stack Duration: 8
Cooldown symbol
 10 (Talent 5)
Mana symbol
 75/80/85/90
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Shadow Fiend can consume a Necromastery soul per attack to deal critical damage and fear the target.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_nevermore_shadowraze_debuff
modifier_nevermore_shadowraze_counter
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
This ability is not available in Ability Draft.
Nevermore's trademark for harvesting souls.

  • Leveling any of the three Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze abilities levels the others as well.
  • Shadowraze (Near) blasts a 250 radius area 200 range in front of Nevermore upon cast.
    • This means that it can hit units up to 50 range behind Shadow Fiend, and up to 450 range in front of him.
  • Places one hidden debuff on the enemy. This debuff counts how many Shadowrazes hit the target within its duration.
    • Shadowraze first sets its damage based on current stacks, then applies the debuff or increases the stack count, then deals the damage, and then the instant attack.
    • This means the first stack added by the raze does not affect the ability's damage.
    • A number on the icon shows how many times the debuff was refreshed, including the first cast.
    • The debuff has no stack limit and can be increased infinitely.
  • Hitting all 3 Shadowrazes consecutively can deal up to 370/600/830/1060 damage to a single unit (before reductions) and applies up to 24%/26%/28%/30% movement speed slow.
    • With the base damage increasing Talent talent, they can deal up to 715/945/1175/1405 damage.
    • With the stack damage increasing Talent talent, they can deal up to 420/650/880/1110 damage.
    • With both Talent talents, they can deal up to 765/995/1225/1455 damage.
  • The hidden debuff is placed on heroes and is used to count successive Shadowraze hits. It lasts for 3 seconds.
    • Although only the Demon Eater cosmetic item makes use of it, the counter is always placed.


Shadowraze (Medium)
Shadowraze (Medium) icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Shadow Fiend razes the ground a short distance away from him, dealing damage to enemy units in the area. Adds a stacking damage amplifier on the target that causes the enemy to take bonus Shadowraze damage per stack.
Distance: 450
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 250
Base Damage: 90/160/230/300 (Talent 205/275/345/415)
Damage Increase per Stack: 50/60/70/80 (Talent 75/85/95/105)
Move Speed Slow Increase per Stack: 12%/13%/14%/15%
Stack Duration: 8
Cooldown symbol
 10 (Talent 5)
Mana symbol
 75/80/85/90
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_nevermore_shadowraze_debuff
modifier_nevermore_shadowraze_counter
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Shadowraze (Medium) is a stand-alone ability that comes with 3 charges.
Nevermore's trademark for harvesting souls.

  • Shadowraze (Medium) blasts a 250 radius area 450 range in front of Nevermore upon cast.
    • This means that it can hit units from 200 to 700 range in front of Shadow Fiend.


Shadowraze (Far)
Shadowraze (Far) icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Shadow Fiend razes the ground a longer distance away from him, dealing damage to enemy units in the area. Adds a stacking damage amplifier on the target that causes the enemy to take bonus Shadowraze damage per stack.
Distance: 700
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 250
Base Damage: 90/160/230/300 (Talent 205/275/345/415)
Damage Increase per Stack: 50/60/70/80 (Talent 75/85/95/105)
Move Speed Slow Increase per Stack: 12%/13%/14%/15%
Stack Duration: 8
Cooldown symbol
 10 (Talent 5)
Mana symbol
 75/80/85/90
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_nevermore_shadowraze_debuff
modifier_nevermore_shadowraze_counter
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
This ability is not available in Ability Draft.
Nevermore's trademark for harvesting souls.

  • Shadowraze (Far) blasts a 250 radius area 700 range in front of Nevermore upon cast.
    • This means that it can hit units from 450 to 950 range in front of Shadow Fiend.


Necromastery
Partially usable by illusions. Can be disjointed. Disabled by Break. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Does not pierce debuff immunity. DE
Necromastery icon
Affects
Self
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. Enemies)
Shadow Fiend steals the soul from units he kills, gaining bonus damage. On death, he releases 30% of them from bondage.
Passive Component
Max Stacks: 11/14/17/20 (With Aghanim's Scepter 25)
Stack Gain per Kill: 1 (With Aghanim's Shard 2)
Attack Damage Bonus per Stack: 1/2/3/4 (Talent 4/5/6/7)
Stacks Lost on Death: 30%
With Aghanim's Shard Cast Range: Affected by Attack Range bonuses. 625
With Aghanim's Shard Stacks Consumed per Cast: 1
With Aghanim's Shard Critical Damage: 190%
With Aghanim's Shard Fear Duration: 0.4
Cooldown symbol
  With Aghanim's Shard 3
Mana symbol
 With Aghanim's Shard 0
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Increases max souls.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Shadow Fiend gains an extra soul per kill. Shadow Fiend can consume a soul per attack to deal critical damage and fear the target.
Disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Prevents gaining new stacks.
Existing stacks still provide their bonuses.
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Illusions start with 0 souls, and can gather souls themselves.
Illusions do not benefit from the flat attack damage bonus.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_nevermore_necromastery
Undispellable
modifier_nevermore_necromastery_fear
Harvested souls swirl in and out of the Abysm, empowering the Shadow Fiend to increase the size of his collection.

  • Instantly grants 1 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 2) stack(s) from killing any unit, including ward-type units and allies, despite the visual effects.
  • The number of the current stack is visible on the status buff icon, and it is always rounded down upon death.
    • This can be defined as
      expr
      StackNumber × 0.3
    • Shadow Fiend can never lose all gathered souls. Necromastery keeps 1 stack, even when dying while only having 1 stack.
    • The number of stacks is not lost during Reincarnation.
  • The more souls Shadow Fiend has, the more red particles fly around his chest area.
  • Grants a total of 11/28/51/80 (Talent 44/70/102/140) regular flat bonus attack damage with the maximum amount of souls.
  • Necromastery grants up to a total of 25/50/75/100 (Talent 100/125/150/175) regular flat bonus attack damage with the maximum amount of souls.
    • These extra souls affect the number of lines created by Requiem of Souls icon Requiem of Souls.
    • When losing the Aghanim's Scepter icon Ability Upgrade, the attack damage bonus adapts immediately and does not account for the extra souls.
    • Shadow Fiend keeps his stacks even when having more than the default allowed amount. However, Requiem of Souls still releases more lines in this case.
  • Necromastery turns into an active attack modifier, with the passive components still present.
    • Necromastery's cast range can only be further increased by attack range bonuses of the same range type as the caster. It is not affected by cast range bonuses.
    • Both Autocast and manually casting it uses Shadow Fiend's current attack range.
  • Upon cast, the attack projectile is replaced with a thicker particle.
    • The Necromastery attack fears the target, and has an ensured critical strike, crits with a lower value have no effect if they proc since the higher crit value takes priority.
    • The attack, including instant attacks (e.g. Talent Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze), first applies the fear debuff, then its own damage.
    • Necromastery's fear makes affected enemies run away from the caster, rather than make them run toward their team's fountain.
    • Consumes a stack and goes on cooldown upon projectile launch, therefore missing the attack wastes the soul and cooldown.
    • Cannot be cast without stacks, attempting to do so releases a regular attack without triggering the cooldown.


Presence of the Dark Lord
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Pierces debuff immunity. FP
Presence of the Dark Lord icon
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies
Shadow Fiend's presence reduces the armor of nearby enemies. Every enemy hero killed nearby further improves armor reduction by 2 for 20s.
Radius: 1200
Armor Reduction: 4/5/6/7
Armor Reduction Increase per Stack: 2
Stack Duration: 20
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_nevermore_presence_aura (x)
Undispellable
modifier_nevermore_presence
Death
Even being near Nevermore eats away at one's soul.

  • The armor reduction is provided by an aura and its debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


Requiem of Souls icon
Affects
Enemies
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Self)
Damage
Magical
Shadow Fiend gathers his captured souls to release them as lines of demonic energy. Units near Shadow Fiend when the souls are released can be damaged by several lines of energy. Any unit damaged by Requiem of Souls will be feared and have its movement speed and magic resistance reduced for 0.7 seconds for each line hit up to a maximum of 2.15. Lines of energy are created for every soul captured through Necromastery.

Requiem of Souls is automatically cast whenever Shadow Fiend dies, regardless of its cooldown.
Passive Component
Proc Chance on Death: 100%
Cast Animation: 1.67+0.9
Lines Travel Distance: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 1000
Lines Starting Width: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 125
Lines End Width: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 350
Necromastery Stack Required per Line: 1
Damage per Released Line: 80/120/160
Move Speed Slow: 20%/25%/30%
Magic Resistance Reduction: 5%/10%/15%
Debuff Duration per Line: 0.7 (Talent 0.95)
Max Debuff Duration: 2.15 (Talent 3.35)
With Aghanim's Scepter Damage per Return Line: 48/72/96
With Aghanim's Scepter Heal per Return Line: 48/72/96
Cooldown symbol
 120/110/100 (With Aghanim's Scepter 90/80/70)
Mana symbol
 150/175/200
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Reduces cooldown by 30 and causes Requiem of Souls to return back to Shadow Fiend. The wave back to Shadow Fiend deals less damage, but heals Shadow Fiend for all the damage it dealt.
Not disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
The passive cast upon death is not disabled.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_nevermore_requiem_invis_break
Death
modifier_nevermore_requiem_thinker
Undispellable
modifier_nevermore_requiem_fear
modifier_nevermore_requiem_slow
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Necromastery icon Necromastery must be drafted as well for Requiem of Souls to work.
The captured souls of those past slain are released to ravage their former allies.

  • The damage is entirely based on the number of souls gathered with Necromastery icon Necromastery.
  • The damaging lines have the following mechanics:
    • The area of every single damaging line is shaped like a cone.
    • The distance between the damaging lines is always even. One line is always released towards the east and the others adapt accordingly.
    • Creates a line on every 32.7°th/25.7°th/21.2°th/18°th (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 14.4°th) with the maximum number of souls on each level of Necromastery.
    • The damaging lines travel at a speed of 700, taking 1.43 seconds to reach the max distance.
    • With the travel distance and end width, the damaging lines can hit units up to 1350 range away.
    • Each damaging line cannot hit the same unit more than once per cast upon expanding and returning respectively.
  • Fears and reduces the movement speed of all enemy units hit by the damaging lines of Requiem of Souls.
    • The duration increases by 0.7 (Talent 0.95) per each line hit, but is capped at 2.15 (Talent 3.35) seconds.
    • Each line, including the returning lines, starts a new fear instance at the time of impact.
    • Requiem of Souls' fear makes affected enemies run away from the caster, rather than make them run toward their team's fountain.
    • Affected creeps do not move.
  • The expanding lines can deal up to 1600/2400/3200 damage to a single unit (before reductions), if all lines hit.
  • Each line first removes the movement and magic resistance reducing debuff, then applies the damage, then the fear debuff, and then re-apply the removed debuff.
    • This means the lines' damage does not benefit from the magic resistance reduction at all.
    • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
    • Reduces most heroes' magic resistance to 21.25%/17.5%/13.75%.
    • With the magic resistance reduction from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 1.05%/1.1%/1.15%. [?]
  • Upon death, Requiem of Souls is passively and Instant Cast Animation (DOTA_ABILITY_BEHAVIOR_IMMEDIATE) instantly cast, regardless of mana and cooldown.
    • If the caster does not have Requiem of Souls, it will not be passively cast.
    • Shadow Fiend first loses 30% of his Necromastery souls before this happens, so this passive cast can only have a maximum of 7/9/11/14 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 17) lines.
    • Requiem of Souls cast passively is not upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter, does not apply fear, but does apply the movement speed slow.
    • The passive cast does not trigger with Reincarnation.
  • COSMETIC
    Has a cast backswing of 1.2 with the Demon Eater Shadow Fiend minimap icon Demon Eater equipped.
  • After the lines expand to their maximum distance, they return back to Shadow Fiend.
    • Despite the visual effects, the lines do not "respawn" around Shadow Fiend. They start returning back exactly where they stopped.
    • The lines return at the same speed to Shadow Fiend's current location, not to the location Requiem of Souls was originally cast from.
    • The lines do not follow if Shadow Fiend moves. Once the lines start returning, their path cannot be further altered.
    • The maximum travel distance also applies to the lines also upon returning, meaning they travel a total distance of 2000, taking 2.86 seconds.
    • The width of the lines is reversed upon returning — starting with the maximum width and getting thinner towards the end.
    • The returning lines deal 60% damage. They hit all units regularly like the expanding lines and also apply the movement speed slow and fear debuff.
  • The returning lines can deal up to 1200/1800/2400 damage to a single unit, if all lines hit.
    • Together with the expanding lines, it can deal up to 3200/4800/6400 damage to a single unit (before reductions).
    • The heal is based on per hero hit by the returning lines, not by the initial expanding lines, and it is applied as soon as the lines stop moving.
    • Always heals for 48/72/96 health per hero hit, regardless of how much damage the lines actually dealt.
    • Only heals from damage dealt to heroes, including illusions.
  • This ability's cast point is not modified when acquired. The lines created are based on Shadow Fiend minimap icon Shadow Fiend's current Necromastery icon Necromastery stacks when acquired.


Talents[]

Hero Talents
Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Applies Attack Damage25-5s Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Cooldown
+0.25s Requiem of Souls icon Requiem Fear per line20+3 Damage Per Necromastery icon Soul
+115 Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Damage15Presence of the Dark Lord icon Presence Aura Affects Building
+25 Attack Speed10+25 Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Stack Damage

Recent Changes[]

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Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango provide the necessary health regeneration to help you staying in lane.
  • Healing Salve icon Healing Salve can save Shadow Fiend when activated at the last moment.
  • Slippers of Agility icon Slippers of Agility compensate for your low starting damage by allowing you to last hit easier in the laning phase. The more last hits you get, the stronger you become, so this is important.
  • Clarity icon Clarity lets Shadow Fiend use Shadowraze more often in lane, helping him build up his Necromastery.

Early game:

  • Magic Stick icon Regular Stick will help do nothing in particular for your Shadowraze.
  • Bottle icon Bottle is crucial for surviving in lane, and capturing runes.
  • Infused Raindrop icon Infused Raindrops will provide you with the mana regen to sustain Shadowrazes throughout the jungle, as well as provide a little bit of tankiness with the magic damage absorption.

Mid game:

  • Magic Wand icon Magic Wand will save inventory space and provide a small attribute bonus.
  • Power Treads icon Power Treads increase your damage output with attack speed and agility, as well as survivability and sustainability when switched to strength or intelligence.
  • Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade provides Shadow Fiend with an escape mechanism, and helps him position for Requiem of Souls. The invisibility fade time means you won't be visible until you're close to actually casting Requiem of Souls. Using this item and getting directly on top of an enemy and unleashing your ultimate will usually lead to a one-hit kill.
  • Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance gives additional attack range and attributes.

Late game:

  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar provides good health and damage, but more importantly, can be used to ensure Requiem of Souls is not interrupted.
  • Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike is a natural upgrade from Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance that can push enemies away while providing infinite range for up to 4 attacks.
  • Butterfly icon Butterfly increases your DPS and makes you much more survivable against enemy carries who are reliant on their physical attacks.

Situational items:

  • Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger gives Shadow Fiend some much needed mobility, and can be used to jump into fights with Requiem of Souls.
  • Arcane Blink icon Arcane Blink allows Shadow Fiend to jump into a fight using Requiem of Souls with a massive reduction to the long cast time, giving the enemy significantly time to react while being an upgrade to Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity can be used to cyclone an enemy, giving Shadow Fiend the time to charge Requiem of Souls and hit the enemy upon landing. It is also a great counter to heroes that rely on Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger to get away since enemy heroes will take 50 damage upon landing.
  • Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi grants a massive attribute bonus. In addition, its attack modifier's slow pierces spell immunity, ensuring enemies cannot kite you too easily.
  • Assault Cuirass icon Assault Cuirass increases your team's DPS and survivability while reducing the other team's DPS and survivability. The armor reduction aura also stacks with Presence of the Dark Lord.
  • Daedalus icon Daedalus increases damage output and scales well into the late game.
  • Satanic icon Satanic allows Shadow Fiend to quickly regain health by lifestealing during late game teamfights.
  • Desolator icon Desolator, in combination with a maximized Presence of the Dark Lord, reduces an attacked enemy's armor by 14, increasing the physical damage it takes even further.
  • Silver Edge icon Silver Edge is a natural upgrade from Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade, and provides break to disable passive abilities.
  • Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade improves Shadow Fiend's physical attacks, providing a boost to agility as well as allowing his attacks to burn mana. The active grants Shadow Fiend a light disable, something his own skills are lacking.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar increases attack damage, and counters enemies with evasion with magical damage procs.
  • Boots of Travel icon Boots of Travel is commonly picked up during the late game to push lanes and move around the map more efficiently.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter greatly increases the damage from Requiem of Souls, and raises Necromastery's maximum soul count.
  • Manta Style icon Manta Style is good for disjointing and confusing enemies, giving Shadow Fiend a little extra time to deal damage. It is also excellent for attacking towers and buildings.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse is a good combination with Blink Dagger, granting a good disable, allowing Shadow Fiend to find kills more easily without Requiem of Souls, by easily getting off triple Shadowraze hits.
  • Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade is a good situational item, if you are going magical build, providing a big nuke due to Shadow Fiend's high agility, and giving a 40% increased magical damage, and a slow, which eases hits on Shadowrazes.

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
Medium Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Kills
Relic Rare icon
Long Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Kills
Relic Rare icon
3 Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze combo
Relic agility icon
Short Shadowraze (Medium) icon Shadowraze Kills
Relic agility icon
Teleports leading to Kills
Relic agility icon
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity leading to Kills
Relic agility icon
Damage from Invisibility
Relic agility icon
Kills during Black King Bar icon Black King Bar
Relic agility icon
Blink Dagger icon Blink leading to Kills
Relic agility icon
Triple Kills
Relic agility icon
Mega Kill Streaks
Relic agility icon
Kill Assists
Relic agility 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 true, I have the soul of a poet. I just can't remember where I put it.

Equipment[]

Trivia[]

  • Shadow Fiend's alternate/fun name in DotA was "YaphetS", a tribute to a professional DotA player who skillfully used Nevermore.
  • The name "Nevermore" likely refers to the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. This is also referenced in his bio.
  • ▶️ "Never say Nevermore..." is in reference to the James Bond movie "Never say never again".
  • Apart for popular demand by fans, Shadow Fiend's model rework may have also been done to adhere to certain countries' censorship laws, namely the Chinese client.

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