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▶️ See you in your dreams.

Sleep is a rare status effect that completely disables those affected for the entire duration. However, units affected can be awaken by dealing damage to them.

Units affected cannot be woken up while they are invulnerable. Certain sleep sources turn the affected units invulnerable, making it impossible to wake them up. Units affected are also never automatically attacked by any unit, regardless of auto attack settings. Hence, lane creeps, neutral creeps, and buildings will never attack sleeping units automatically because they are always using auto-attack.

However, taunt sources can still force them to attack sleeping units. Player-controlled units do not automatically attack sleeping units either. The player can force their units to attack by selecting them as an attack target (with A or Keyboard White Mouse Left.png Left Click).


  • Nightmare icon.png
    Sleep Duration: 4/5/6/7
    Invulnerability Duration: 1
    Can target enemies and allies. Bane minimap icon.png Bane can attack affected units without waking them up.
  • Echo Stomp icon.png
    Radius: 500
    Sleep Duration: 2/3/4/5
    Does not apply invulnerability.
    However, affected units cannot wake up for the initial 0.2 seconds. Only player-based damage can wake up affected units.
  • Echo Stomp (Astral Spirit) icon.png
    Same notes of Echo Stomp apply.
  • Song of the Siren icon.png
    Radius: 1000/1200/1400
    Sleep Duration: 0.4
    Invulnerability Duration: 0.4
    Aura Linger Duration:
  • Sleeping Dart icon.png
    Sleep Duration: 4
    Wake Up Damage Threshold: 200
    Wake Up Damage: 150
    Upon reaching the damage threshold, the hero is damaged and slowed.

Patch History[]

  • Fixed various sleep based abilities not behaving like stuns with regards to Shift-queue actions for when the sleep ends.