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Old Abilities

March of the Machines[]

March of the Machines
March of the Machines icon.png
Enlists an army of robotic minions to destroy enemy units in an area around Tinker.
Cast Animation: 0.53+0.63
Cast Range: 300
Robot Spawn Radius: 900
Robot Collision Radius: 50
Robot Explosion Radius: 150
Robot Explosion Damage: 30
Spawn Duration: 6
Cooldown: 35
Mana: 190 (Talent 174.8)
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Requires drafting Rearm to be unlocked.
Even though the laboratory has since been sealed off, the ability to radio in robotic drones is still in working order.


  • Before the 7.30 gameplay patch, this was a basic ability, and not an ability granted by Aghanim's Shard.
  • The robots move at a speed of 400 and move a distance up to 1800 forwards, taking 4.5 seconds to travel the full distance.
  • The 900 spawn radius is centered and fixed around the cast point, not on Tinker's location.
  • The spawn area is a line with 1800 length, which is centered 900 range behind the targeted cast point.
    • The overall affected area is a square, with 1800 side lengths.
  • Robots spawn in 0.0417-second intervals at a random point of the line, which is 24 robots per second, for a total of 144 robots.
    • Robots do not spawn at points of the spawning line which are outside of the map boundaries.
  • When an enemy comes within 50 radius of a robot, or the robot reaches max distance, it deals damage in 150 radius around itself and then disappears.
  • If a single enemy unit stands still within the area for the full duration, they would take an average of 355.2 damage (before reductions).
  • The robots do not explode and deal area damage when colliding with Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon.png Courier.
  • The sound effect upon cast is not audible by enemies. However, the robot marching sounds are.