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16 + 2
22 + 4.4
19 + 1.6
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 200 520 1080 1720 1960
+1 +2.6 +5.4 +8.6 +9.8
Mana 75 303 567 903 1023
+0 +0.95 +2.07 +3.47 +3.97
Armor 5 8.67 18.93 28.27 32.27
Damage Block 16 (50%)
Magic Resistance 25%
Status Resistance 0%
Damage 30‒36 52‒58 113‒119 169‒175 193‒199
Attack Rate 0.67/s 0.81/s 1.22/s 1.6/s 1.76/s
Attack Range Melee 150 (600)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.5s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.3+0.6
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 Ethereal
Ability Upgrades
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Terror Wave
Demon Zeal

Terrorblade, the Demon Marauder, is a melee agility hero who grows to a devastating carry in the later stages of the game. Terrorblade has the highest starting armor in the game, but is squishy due to his low health, meaning he needs strength items to be tanky enough to sustain damage to himself and his illusions. As with all illusion-based heroes, he needs attribute-based items in order to make his illusions powerful. He uses Reflection, which creates invulnerable illusions of all nearby enemy heroes for a few seconds. Conjure Image creates an illusion of Terrorblade that deals considerable damage at max level. Terrorblade can create up to two illusions, which together deal more damage than Terrorblade himself, effectively multiplying Terrorblade's base damage (but not his bonus damage). Metamorphosis transforms Terrorblade into a powerful ranged demon capable of wreaking havoc on his enemies with its bonus range and damage. Metamorphosis also makes illusions of Terrorblade transform into his demonic form, but they revert back once they wander too far away from Terrorblade. Finally his ultimate, Sunder, swaps his health with a targeted hero, ally or enemy alike. This ability makes ganks on him incredibly risky since he can sunder a hero before finishing them off with a few attacks. With his two illusion-based abilities, the 'semi-ultimate' Metamorphosis and his ultimate, Sunder, Terrorblade's skill set makes him a strong foe in the early game and absolutely terrifying at the later stages of the game. He is usually played as a hard carry.


Terrorblade minimap icon.pngTerrorblade, the Demon Marauder
▶️ "The self-righteous shall choke on their sanctimony."
Terrorblade is the demon marauder—an outlaw hellion whom even other demons fear. A cosmic iconoclast, he stole from the Demon Lords, ignored the codified rites that should have bound his behavior, and broke every law of the seven Infernal Regions. For his crimes, he was taught this lesson: even Hell has a hell. A short, brutal trial ensued, with many dead on all sides, and he was finally incarcerated in Foulfell, a hidden dimension where demonkind imprison their own.

But Foulfell is no normal prison. In this dark mirror of reality, demons are sentenced to gaze eternally into the twisted reflection of their own souls. But instead of suffering, Terrorblade made himself master of his own reflected worst self—a raging, thieving demon of unimaginable power. With his inner beast under sway, he destroyed the fractal prison walls and burst free to turn his terror loose upon all creation.


Reflection icon.png
Terrorblade brings forth an invulnerable dark reflection of all enemy heroes in a target area. Affected enemy heroes are slowed and attacked by their reflection.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.87
Cast Range: 700
Radius: 475
Move Speed Slow: 15%/20%/25%/30%
Illusion Damage Dealt: 55%/70%/85%/100%
Duration: 5 (Talent 7)
Cooldown: 28/24/20/16
Mana: 35/40/45/50
Does not pierce spell immunity. Slow and illusion persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_reflection_invulnerability: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_illusion: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_invulnerable: Dispellable with death only.
Debuff modifier_terrorblade_reflection_slow: Dispellable with any dispel.
In the fractal prison of Foulfell, Terrorblade learned the truth of this old tale: you are your own worst enemy. Now it is a lesson he teaches others.


  • Reflection slows all visible enemy heroes and clones, excluding illusions and creep-heroes within 475 radius, and creates illusions of them.
  • The illusions spawn 108 range away from their targets if the hero has a collision size of 24, and 72 if the collision size is 8. They appear either north, east, south or west from their targets.
  • The illusions attempt to attack their targets. If they cannot be attacked, they follow the targets close enough until they can be attacked again.
  • The illusions do not lose track when their targets turn invisible, hidden or move into the Fog of War. However, they do need vision to attack.
  • Just like other illusions, Reflection illusions bestow auras and can make use of other passive abilities which work for illusions.
  • The movement speed slow debuff and the illusion are bound to each other. Dispelling the slow removes all the Reflection illusions of that unit as well.
  • The debuff of multiple casts does not stack, but each cast creates an illusion for each enemy hero within range.
    • Although the movement speed slow duration gets refreshed, each created illusion has its separate duration, meaning new casts do not refresh the duration of previous illusions.

Reflection and Conjure Image illusion as they appear to allies and enemies.

Conjure Image
Conjure Image icon.png
No Target
Creates an illusion of Terrorblade that deals damage.
Cast Animation: 0.15+0.77
Number of Illusions: 1
Illusion Damage Dealt: 30%/40%/50%/60%
Illusion Damage Taken: 320%
Duration: 34 (Talent 42)
Cooldown: 16
Mana: 70/75/80/85
Buff modifier_terrorblade_conjureimage: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_illusion: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_invulnerable: Dispellable with death only.
There's only one thing more dangerous than facing Terrorblade. Facing MORE Terrorblades!


  • The created illusions are visually distinguishable from the real Terrorblade for the enemies.
  • The illusion spawns 108 range away from Terrorblade. It appears either north, east, south or west from him.
  • Considering the default cooldown and cast time, it is possible to have 3 illusions up at a time.

Metamorphosis icon.png
No Target
Terrorblade transforms into a powerful demon with a ranged attack. Any of Terrorblade's illusions that are within 1200 range will also be transformed by Metamorphosis.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Transformation Time: 0.35
Illusion Radius: 1200
Attack Damage Bonus: 15/30/45/60
Attack Range Bonus: 340/360/380/400
Aura Linger Duration: 1
Metamorphosis Duration: 36/40/44/48 (Talent 56/60/64/68)
Cooldown: 155
Mana: 100
Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Grants a new ability: Terror Wave.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis_transform: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis_transform_aura: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis_transform_aura_applier: Undispellable. Persists death.
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Gains autocast. Toggling Autocast on swaps this ability out with Terror Wave. Turning it off again swaps them back. Their cooldowns are separate.
Temper, temper. The rage rises up and takes control. Meet Terrorblade's own worst self.


  • During the transformation, Terrorblade cannot do anything. Cannot be interrupted.
    • This applies to transforming illusions as well.
  • Turns Terrorblade into a ranged unit with 490/510/530/550 attack range for its duration.
    • This causes items that use different values for melee and ranged heroes (e.g. Manta Style icon.png Manta Style) to now treat the caster as a ranged hero.
    • Attack range bonuses are not overridden and still work normally.
  • Terrorblade's attack projectiles travel at a speed of 900.
  • The attack damage bonus is added as base attack damage, and not bonus attack damage.
    • It benefits illusions, and is affected by every percentage-based damage increasing or reducing effects.
  • The transformation aura's buff lingers for 1 seconds.
  • While transformed, Terrorblade does not leave footprints behind.
  • Metamorphosis is fully canceled on death.

Demon Zeal
Demon Zeal icon.png
No Target
Costs 20% of Terrorblade's Current HP to cast, dispelling Terrorblade and providing him +50 Movement and +50 Attack Speed for 7 seconds. Provides 100% more bonus while melee. Cooldown: 14.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.5
Current Health as Cost: 20%
Move Speed Bonus: 50
Attack Speed Bonus: 50
Melee Bonus: 100%
Duration: 7
Cooldown: 14
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_terrorblade_demon_zeal: Dispellable with any dispel.
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Requires drafting Sunder to be unlocked.


  • The 20% current health as cost is direct HP Removal.
  • Grants 100 movement speed and 100 attack speed when not in Metamorphosis form.
  • The buff constantly checks for the Metamorphosis buff and updates its values immediately.

Terror Wave
Terror Wave icon.png
No Target
Enemies / Self
Causes a wave to travel outwards in all directions forcing enemy heroes to become feared upon impact, and grants Terrorblade Metamorphosis for 10 seconds.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Radius: 1600
Effect Delay: 0.6
Metamorphosis Duration: 10
Fear Duration: 2.5
Cooldown: 90
Mana: 75
Buff modifier_metamorphosis_fear_thinker: Undispellable. Persists death.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis_transform: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis_transform_aura: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_terrorblade_metamorphosis_transform_aura_applier: Undispellable. Persists death.
Debuff modifier_terrorblade_fear: Dispellable with any dispel.
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Requires drafting Metamorphosis to be unlocked. Initially hidden, can be swapped out with Metamorphosis.


  • If cast while in hero form, Terror Wave transforms Terrorblade into his demon form for 10 seconds, based on the current level of Metamorphosis.
    • Metamorphosis notes fully apply. If it is not learned, he does not transform.
    • If cast while already in Metamorphosis, its duration gets extended by the same value instead.
    • Each successive cast increases the Metamorphosis duration. There is no limit to how often this can be done.
  • The wave is released 0.6 seconds after cast, starting at the original cast location. It does not follow Terrorblade.
    • Terror Wave is a thin ring expanding outwards at a speed of 1000, taking 1.6 seconds to reach the maximum radius.
    • It can be avoided by teleporting towards Terrorblade over the ring shortly after cast.
  • Terror Wave's fear makes affected enemies run away from the caster, rather than make them run towards their team's fountain.
  • The cast sound is global and audible to the enemy through the Fog of War.
  • Despite the tooltip, the fear affects any unit, not just heroes.

Sunder icon.png
Severs the life from both Terrorblade and a target hero, exchanging a percentage of both units' current health. Some health points must remain.
Cast Animation: 0.35+0.83
Cast Range: 475
Min Health: 35%/30%/25%
Cooldown: 120/80/40 (Talent 86/46/6)
Mana: 150/100/50
Aghanim's Shard upgrade: Grants a new ability: Demon Zeal.
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Cannot be cast on spell immune enemies.
When reflected, pierces spell immunity [?].
You didn't need that life, did you? The demon marauder steals that which you hold most dear.


  • Sunder can be cast on both enemy and allied heroes, as well as illusions.
  • Terrorblade and his target always end up with at least 35%/30%/25% of their maximum health.
    • For example, if both targets have 5% health before Sunder, then they both end up at 35%/30%/25% thereafter.


Hero Talents
+20s Metamorphosis Duration25-34s Sunder Cooldown
+8s Conjure Image Duration20+8 All Stats
+30 Attack Speed15+275 Health
16% Evasion10+2s Reflection Duration
  • The evasion talent stacks multiplicatively with other sources of evasion.
  • The health talent increases maximum health capacity, and keeps the current health percentage.

Recent Changes[]

Level 10 right talent changed: +20 movement speed ➜ +2s Reflection duration.
Level 25 left talent changed: +240 Metamorphosis attack range ➜ +20s Metamorphosis duration.
  • Increased base Strength attribute symbol.png strength from 15 to 16.
  • Talents:
Level 15 left talent: +25 attack speed increased to +30.
Level 15 right talent: +250 health increased to +275.

Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon.png Tango provides health regeneration during the laning phase.
  • Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve also restores health to Terrorblade in the early game.
  • Slippers of Agility icon.png Slippers of Agility helps Terrorblade last hit and deny easier.
  • Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch gives attributes that increase health and damage; you can use it with Tango to get more heal.

Early game:

  • Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed provide a movement speed boost.
  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand gives attributes and charges to restore Terrorblade's HP and mana.

Mid game:

  • Power Treads icon.png Power Treads provide attack speed and attributes, benefitting his illusions.
  • Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance greatly increases attack range in Metamorphosis, helping Terrorblade and his illusions to hit towers from a safer distance. He can either upgrade the item into Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike, or dismantle it to build Black King Bar and Yasha.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style allows you to have even more illusions. Terrorblade can get stronger illusions and a shorter cooldown if he uses the item while in melee form, and then cast Metamorphosis to convert all to ranged illusions.

Late game:

  • Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi gives a large amount of attributes which help bulk up his illusions, and its attack and movement speed slow works nicely with Metamorphosis, bringing enemy heroes to a halt.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar prevents Terrorblade from being stunned or silenced when his health is low enough to warrant using Sunder.
  • Butterfly icon.png Butterfly provides agility for damage and evasion for defense, which all benefit illusions.

Situational items:

  • Quelling Blade icon.png Quelling Blade helps with grabbing last hits.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade offers agility and Manabreak which increase damage on Terrorblade and illusions; the active can slow enemy targets so they cannot easily retaliate.
  • Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike, upgraded from Dragon Lance, grants attributes and attack range, as well as a way to position Terrorblade and pop enemy Linken's Sphere.
  • Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha provides attributes for Terrorblade and his illusions.
  • Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel can be purchased early to help Terrorblade with split pushing and farming.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere gives attributes, regeneration, and Spellblock to protect Terrorblade against most targeted abilities, increasing the success chance of Sunder.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque gives you a massive health bonus, which is well needed as Terrorblade's strength growth is one of the lowest in the entire game, as well as powerful health regeneration.
  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance provides a lot of damage and the Radiance aura can accelerate Terrorblade's farm and increase his ability to push. Illusions also carry a weaker aura, and the aura does not stack from multiple sources.


Roles: Carry Carry Pusher Pusher Nuker Nuker
Complexity: ★★☆
Playstyle: The fractal walls of Foulfell not only failed to contain Terrorblade, they granted him newfound control over its twisted Reflections. The Demon Marauder Conjures Images of himself, confounding enemies and multiplying his damage. Feeding on his own rage, Terrorblade transforms into an even more imposing form; an unholy Metamorphosis that allows him to hurl demonic energies at range. Experienced foes know that an injured demon is far from defeated. At the brink of death, Terrorblade tips the scales with Sunder, eliminating any need for retreat as he exchanges his depleted health with that of his opponent's.





  • In DotA, Terrorblade and Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage were brothers. This was to be kept in Dota 2 based on certain responses Anti-Mage made in Terrorblade's presence, but upon Terrorblade's release, these relations were severed and thus the lines went unused.
  • Terrorblade's title in DotA was Soul Keeper. Unlike other name changes, this one does not appear to be related to copyright issues with Blizzard. A possible reason could be that the title "Soul Keeper" doesn't fit him anymore, since only one ability could be associated with souls.
  • In-game, Terrorblade constantly leaves flaming footprints wherever he goes, similar to his DotA hero model, Illidan Stormrage (a prominent Warcraft character). These can be seen by enemies, but stop being rendered once he's out of their vision, meaning that one cannot track down an enemy Terrorblade that goes invisible or enters the Fog of War on the basis of his footprints.
  • Terrorblades response when dying ▶️ "I go where angels fear to tread." is a reference to the line "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" from Alexander Pope's poem An Essay on Criticism. Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus also has a response that references this poem.