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Spell lifesteal allows the hero to heal from spell damage they deal. Just like attack damage lifesteal, spell lifesteal is calculated by a percentage of the actual damage done to units. However, unlike attack damage lifesteal, it does not heal for overkill damage dealt to a unit, so if a spell's damage exceeded the target's current health and killed it, the heal is based on the target's remaining health.

Sources[]

Multiple instances of Spell Lifesteal from the same source, such as multiple Bloodstones, do not stack. However, Spell Lifesteal from different sources, including different items, stacks additively. Spell lifesteal against creeps is or 20% of the value against heroes.

Spell Lifesteal Sources
  • Bloodstone icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal (Hero): 25%
    Spell Lifesteal (Creep): 5%
  • Bloodstone icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Multiplier: 2
    Duration: 6
    Doubles the item's spell lifesteal bonus when ability is active.
  • Eternal Shroud icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal (Hero): 20%
    Spell Lifesteal (Creep): 4%
  • Tether icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal (Hero): Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 10%
    Spell Lifesteal (Creep): Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 2%
    Grants Io minimap icon.png Io's total spell lifesteal to the tethered target as well.
  • Paladin Sword icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal (Hero): 8%
    Spell Lifesteal (Creep): 1.6%
  • Voodoo Mask icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal (Hero): 10%
    Spell Lifesteal (Creep): 2%

Talents[]

The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them bonus spell lifesteal.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Spell Lifesteal
  • Pudge minimap icon.png 10%
  • Venomancer minimap icon.png 12%
  • Bloodseeker minimap icon.png 15%
  • Outworld Destroyer minimap icon.png 30%
  • Primal Beast minimap icon.png 50%
  • Bristleback minimap icon.png 12%

Item and Abilities[]

Some items and abilities work with Spell Lifesteal, and some don't. The following lists shows which abilities in-game works and do not work with Spell Lifesteal:

Working[]

Unit Abilities
1 The instant kill effect of these abilities trigger Spell Lifesteal, healing based on the killed unit's remaining health.
2 Despite these abilities using separate units to apply their effects, the damage sources of those are the caster, so Spell Lifesteal procs and heals.
3 Ghostship's rum wear-off health loss does not proc Spell Lifesteal.
4 Soul Rip does not spell lifesteal off of the area health cost. Only steals life when targeting an enemy to damage it.

Not Working[]

The following abilities do not lifesteal with Spell Lifesteal:

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

Spell Lifesteal Manipulation[]

The following abilities provide spell lifesteal manipulation:

Spell Lifesteal Manipulation Sources
  • Enfeeble icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: 45%/50%/55%/60%
    Reduces all health restoration on the target.
  • Frost Arrows icon.png
    Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
    Health Restoration Reduction per Stack: Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 10%
    Attacks place one Hypothermia debuff on the enemy. This debuff gets stronger when it gets refreshed with successive casts.
  • Ethereal Blade icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Amplification: 24%
    Doubles the item's spell lifesteal for its duration.
  • Eye of Skadi icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: 40%
    Affects the attacked enemy.
  • Kaya icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Amplification: 24%
    Affects the item owner.
  • Kaya and Sange icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Amplification: 30%
    Affects the item owner.
  • Paladin Sword icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Amplification: 14%
    Affects the item owner.
  • Rot icon.png
    Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
    Health Restoration Reduction: Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 25%
    Reduces all health restoration on the target.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: 25%
    Aura, affects all nearby enemies.
  • Spirit Vessel icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: 45%
    Affects the targeted enemy.
  • Yasha and Kaya icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Amplification: 30%
    Affects the item owner.

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