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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 of Spell Lifesteal[]

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 to creeps are usually or 20% of the value to heroes.

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
  • Viper minimap icon.png 8%
  • Io minimap icon.png 15%
  • Pudge minimap icon.png 10%
  • Venomancer minimap icon.png 12%
  • Queen of Pain minimap icon.png 30%
  • Outworld Destroyer minimap icon.png 30%
  • Bristleback minimap icon.png 13%
  • Huskar minimap icon.png 25%
  • Zeus minimap icon.png 50%

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 and Item Abilities that can be Spell Lifesteal'd from:

Unit Abilities

1 The instantly killing effect of these spells also triggers Spell Lifesteal, healing based on the killed unit's remaining health.

2 Despite these spells using separate units to apply their effects, the damage sources of those are set on the caster, so Spell Lifesteal procs and heals.

3 The rum wear-off health loss does not proc Spell Lifesteal.

4 Does not 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:

Spell Lifesteal Manipulation[]

The following abilities provide spell lifesteal manipulation:

  • Enfeeble icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: 45%/50%/55%/60%
    Reduces all health restoration on the target.
  • Bloodstone icon.png
    Spell Lifesteal Amplification: 30%
    Affects the item owner.
  • Frost Arrows icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction per Stack: Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 10%
    Requires Aghanim's Shard icon.png Aghanim's Shard, attacks place one Hypothermia debuff on the enemy. This debuff gets stronger when it gets refreshed with successive casts.
  • Eye of Skadi icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: 40%
    Affects the attacked enemy.
  • Inner Fire icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 50%
    Requires Aghanim's Shard icon.png Aghanim's Shard, reduces all health restoration on the target.
  • Rot icon.png
    Health Restoration Reduction: Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 25%
    Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, reduces all health restoration on the target.
  • 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.
  • 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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