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Troll Warlord
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
21 + 2.5
23 + 3.3
13 + 1
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 482 1252 2066 2374
+0.25 +2.35 +5.85 +9.55 +11
Mana 80 236 404 668 752
+0 +0.65 +1.35 +2.45 +2.8
Armor -1 2.83 10.53 18.03 21.12
Magic Resist 25% 26.3% 27.7% 29.9% 30.6%
Damage Block -
Damage

27
35

50
58

96
104

141
149

159
167

Attack Rate 0.59/s 0.72/s 1/s 1.26/s 1.37/s
Attack Range Ranged 500 (750)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.3 + 0.3
Projectile Speed 1200
Move Speed ▶️ 290 (Nighttime 320)
Turn Rate Takes 0.262s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Default
Internal npc_dota_hero_troll_warlord
Swaps between ranged and melee attacks at will.
Jah'rakal is an intolerable scoundrel, even for a troll. As such, being kicked out of the troll encampment only served to fuel his anger. The next day, he returned with axes in hand, and slew his former comrades in a Berserker's Rage. With each passing blow, the self-styled Troll Warlord accelerates his swings in an irate Fervor. Instantly able to swap between melee and ranged attacks, he throws his Whirling Axes to cripple from afar, while chopping down adjacent foes. To challenge Jah'rakal is to invite one's own death. The Troll Warlord enters a Battle Trance, channeling pure hatred into unequaled speed as he rampages forward, decimating his opponents in a storm of bloody axes.
Berserker's Rage
Whirling Axes (Ranged)
Whirling Axes (Ranged)
Whirling Axes (Melee)
Whirling Axes (Melee)
Fervor
Fervor
Battle Trance
Roles: Carry Carry Pusher Pusher Disabler Disabler Durable Durable
Complexity: Hero ComplexityHero Complexity
Adjectives: Red, Nose
Legs ( 2 )


Bio[]

Troll Warlord minimap iconJah'rakal, the Troll Warlord
▶️ "I suffer the innocents and guilty alike. There are no innocents."
It's an easy thing to offend a troll. A prickly and contentious race, trolls thrive on argument and strife, missing no excuse to raise their voices in dispute. Males grow to maturity in subterranean chambers beneath their matriarch's domicile, feeding and amusing themselves while contributing nothing. Often they stay for years beyond the age of maturity, while the matriarch provides them with sustenance. When young trolls are finally pushed from their sub-chamber, they gather with others of their kind, forming roving gangs of malcontents who complain loudly about all manner of vexation.

As much as trolls love to argue, imagine how rare it is for a troll to be driven from his own kind for being too difficult to get along with. Such was Jah'rakal's fate, a monger troll from deep in the Hoven. So deluded was he, so bitter and abrasive, that even other trolls found his company intolerable. After one particularly vitriolic outburst in which he claimed the lion's share of loot from their latest raid, his cohorts finally snapped. They turned on him, beat him with clubs, and drove him from the encampment. Enraged at his banishment, he returned the next day, armed with steel, and slew them all, one by one. He then swore a blood oath: he would ever after be a fighting force unto himself. Now he roams the world as the Troll Warlord, bitter and angry, the Imperial high commander of an army of one.

Abilities[]

Berserker's Rage
Berserker's Rage icon
Ability
Toggle
Affects
Self / Enemies
While active, Troll Warlord swaps from using ranged to melee attacks. Melee attacks have a chance to ensnare, preventing the target from moving or using mobility spells. Berserker's Rage also grants additional movement speed, armor, and decreases base attack time.

Whirling Axes has different functionality while Berserker's Rage is active.
Armor Bonus: 4/5/6/7 (Talent 14/15/16/17)
Move Speed Bonus: 15/25/35/45 (Talent 40/50/60/70)
Attack Range Loss: 350
Base Attack Time: 1.4
Root Chance: 14%/16%/18%/20%
Root Duration: 0.8/1.2/1.6/2
Cooldown symbol
 0
Mana symbol
 0
Partially disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Prevents attacks from rooting.
Does not disable other components of the ability.
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Illusions copy the current toggle status.
Root on attack does not work for illusions.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_troll_warlord_berserkers_rage
Undispellable
modifier_troll_warlord_berserkers_rage_ensnare
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
This ability is not available in Ability Draft.
Like his anger, Troll Warlord's supply of axes is infinite.
Berserker's Rage (melee) icon
While active.

  • Casting the following abilities affects Berserker's Rage current ability toggle status:
  • Does not interrupt Troll Warlord's channeling abilities upon toggling.
  • Toggling On disables Whirling Axes (Ranged) icon Whirling Axes (Ranged) and then enables Whirling Axes (Melee) icon Whirling Axes (Melee).
    • Turns Troll Warlord into a Melee melee unit with Expression error: Unexpected < operator. attack range, and sets his base attack time to 1.4 while active.
    • This causes items that use different values for melee and ranged heroes (e.g. Manta Style icon Manta Style) to now treat the caster as a melee hero.
    • Attack range bonuses are not overridden and still work normally.
    • Increases Troll Warlord's total movement speed to Lua error in Module:Calculate at line 35: in expression "15+<strong class="error"><span class="scribunto-error" id="mw-scribunto-error-2">Lua error in Module:Show at line 24: attempt to index field &#039;?&#039; (a nil value).</span></strong>". (Talent Lua error in Module:Calculate at line 35: in expression "40+<strong class="error"><span class="scribunto-error" id="mw-scribunto-error-4">Lua error in Module:Show at line 24: attempt to index field &#039;?&#039; (a nil value).</span></strong>".</span><).
  • When toggling On while a Ranged ranged projectile is airborne, the projectile is treated as a melee attack by items, but it does not proc Berserker's Rage's root chance.
    • These attacks landed are also considered as Melee melee attacks, and therefore using Melee melee values (i.e. can cleave, bash etc.).
    • However, Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade uses the ranged values if Troll Warlord is in ranged form at the start of the projectile.
  • Berserker's Rage Melee melee and Ranged ranged form persists through Troll Warlord's death. He respawns with the same form as he dies.
  • The root proc is decided upon the attack point if Troll Warlord is in Melee melee form.
    • The root proccing attack first applies the debuff, then its own damage.
    • Provides True Sight over the target for its duration.
    • Berserker's Rage's proc chance uses pseudo-random distribution.
  • When toggled Off, all changes are reverted and he becomes a Ranged ranged unit again.
  • All ability effects apply upon toggling On / Off. However, upon toggling Off and as long as the acquired ability is not lost, Rubick minimap icon Rubick is considered Melee melee hero. He still attacks with Lua error in Module:Show at line 24: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value). attack range, the attacks are Instant and do not have a projectile, his attacks cannot miss uphill and are treated as a Melee melee hero by items. Upon losing the spell, Rubick becomes a Ranged ranged hero once again regardless of toggle state.


Whirling Axes (Ranged)
Whirling Axes (Ranged) icon
Affects
Enemies / Self
Damage
Magical
Troll hurls a fistful of five axes in a cone shape over 950 range, slowing and damaging enemy units.
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 950
Axes Travel Distance: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 950
Axes Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 100
Axes Spread End Radius: 206.17
Damage: 80/100/120/140 (Talent 170/190/210/230)
Move Speed Slow: 40%
Slow Duration: 2.5/3/3.5/4 (Talent 4.5/5/5.5/6)
Cooldown symbol
 9 (With Aghanim's Scepter 4)
Mana symbol
 60 (With Aghanim's Scepter 30)
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Causes Whirling Axes (Ranged) to dispel enemies. Reduces cooldown and manacost.
Partially pierces debuff immunity.
Does pierce debuff immunity.
Talent
Fully pierces debuff immunity
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_troll_warlord_whirling_axes_slow
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Both Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes abilities are separate, stand-alone abilities that can be drafted and leveled up independently.
Only axes fueled by hate whirl with such a deadly spin.

  • The axes travel at a speed of 1500, taking 0.63 seconds to travel the full distance.
  • Spawns 5 axes which spread up to 25° and affect units within 100 radius around them.
    • Has no starting radius, the axes spawn at one point in front of Troll Warlord. So the total area is shaped like a cone.
  • With the travel distance and axes radius, it can hit units up to 1050 range away.
  • The axes first apply a basic dispel, then the damage, then the debuff.
  • While Battle Trance icon Battle Trance is active, Whirling Axes (Ranged) has an Instant Cast Animation (DOTA_ABILITY_BEHAVIOR_IMMEDIATE) instant cast time and does not require facing the targeted direction to cast.


Whirling Axes (Melee)
Whirling Axes (Melee) icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies / Self
Damage
Magical
Troll hurls two axes around him in a close range area of effect, damaging enemy units and causing them to miss some attacks.
Spin Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 350
Axes Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 100
Damage: 50/100/150/200 (Talent 140/190/240/290)
Miss Chance: 60%
Blind Duration: 5 (Talent 7)
Whirl Duration: 3
Cooldown symbol
 9 (With Aghanim's Scepter 4)
Mana symbol
 50 (With Aghanim's Scepter 25)
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Causes Whirling Axes (Melee) to dispel Troll Warlord. Reduces cooldown and manacost.
Partially pierces debuff immunity.
Does pierce debuff immunity.
Talent
Fully pierces debuff immunity
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_troll_warlord_whirling_axes_melee
Death
modifier_troll_warlord_axe_invulnerable
Undispellable
modifier_troll_warlord_whirling_axes_blind
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Both Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes abilities are separate, stand-alone abilities that can be drafted and leveled up independently.
Keep your enemies close.

  • The axes travel out at a speed of 1250 and move out at a speed of 233.33 until reaching the max distance in 1.5 seconds, and then returning to Troll Warlord at the same speed.
    • The axes always spawn towards east and west at Troll Warlord's position and rotate clockwise.
    • With the max spin radius and axes radius, it can hit units up to 450 range away.
  • The axes first apply the damage, then the debuff.
  • Only units within 100 range of an axe are damaged and blinded.
    • The visual effects of this ability are offset and do not reflect the actual currently affected area.
    • The full damage and debuff are dealt the first time when a unit comes in contact with an axe, being hit by the other axe does not deal extra damage or reapply the debuff.
  • If Troll Warlord dies, the ability ends and the axes disappear.
  • TALENT
    Fully affects Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon Couriers upon learning the Whirling Axes pierces spell immunity Talent talent.


Fervor
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. DV
Fervor icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. Enemies)
With each continuous blow on the same target, Troll gains increased attack speed. If Troll changes targets, the stacks drop to zero.
Max Stacks: 12 (With Aghanim's Shard 16)
Attack Speed Bonus per Stack: 15/20/25/30 (Talent 20/25/30/35)
With Aghanim's Shard Proc Chance: 20%
With Aghanim's Shard Proc Chance Increase per Stack: 4%
With Aghanim's Shard Instant Attack Radius: Affected by Attack Range bonuses. Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
With Aghanim's Shard Bonus Attack Targets: 1
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Increases max Fervor stacks by 4 and grants Troll 20% + 4% chance per Fervor stack to fire an additional ranged attack to any unit within the ranged attack range plus Expression error: Unexpected < operator..
Disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Does not prevent gaining new stacks.
Existing stacks stop providing attack speed.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_troll_warlord_fervor
Death
If at first you don't succeed, strike, strike again.

  • Troll Warlord gains or loses stacks as soon as his attacks land on the target.
    • This means that missed or disjointed attacks do not count, and in ranged form, it reacts on projectile hit, not on launch.
  • When already having stacks, the first attack against a new target removes the previous stacks, without granting a new stack.
  • Grants up to 180/240/300/360 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 240/320/400/480) attack speed at max stacks.
    • TALENT
      With the attack speed increasing Talent talent, Fervor can grant up to 240/300/360/420 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 320/400/480/560) attack speed at max stacks.
    • For how much attack speed bonus Fervor grants with a certain amount of stacks on each level, please refer to the chart below.
  • Fervor neither procs on nor attacks the same target if the primary target is the lone target within the search radius.
    • The search radius can be further increased by other attack range bonuses.
    • Does not proc on instant attacks.
  • An additional attack proc is determined during Troll Warlord's attack point.
    • Attacks missed or disjointed on the primary target do not prevent Fervor from hitting the secondary target.
  • For Melee melee units, if the enemy target is 350 range farther than the attacker's range, the attack will always miss.
  • Does not consider ward-type units, Weaver Beetle icon Beetles and Grimstroke Phantom icon Phantoms as valid secondary targets, unless they are the primary target without other valid units within the search radius.


Battle Trance
Battle Trance icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Troll unleashes a powerful battle trance, that forces you to continuously attack the closest enemy unit within 900 range, prioritizing heroes. Damage does not kill you during this mode. Grants you bonus lifesteal, attack speed and movement speed. Applies a Basic Dispel.
Enemy Search Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 900
Lifesteal: 40%/60%/80%
Self Move Speed Bonus: 25%/30%/35% (Talent 45%/50%/55%)
Self Attack Speed Bonus: 140/170/200
Duration: 6.5
Cooldown symbol
 90/80/70
Mana symbol
 150
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_troll_warlord_battle_trance
Death
modifier_troll_warlord_battle_trance_aura
Undispellable
An adrenaline rush of pure hatred quickens your blades.

  • Interrupts Troll Warlord's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Battle Trance first applies the buff, then the basic dispel upon cast.
  • Stacks additively with other lifesteal sources.
  • When cast while already attacking a target, Troll Warlord sticks to that target, even if it is Roshan icon Roshan, buildings, wards, or an ally.
  • Grants shared vision over the current attack target as long as he stays within 900 range of the target, revealing it through the Fog of War. Does not provide True Sight.
  • Battle Trance orders and forces Troll Warlord to attack the target automatically every server tick. Only the following abilities can be cast while attacking:
  • While attacking, Troll Warlord becomes almost fully uncontrollable. Grants Troll Warlord haste and phased movement, while completely ignoring taunts.
    • Fear sources stop him from attacking and cause conflicting movements.
    • When no enemies are nearby, he becomes controllable and can be affected by movement speed slows again, until another visible enemy enters the search radius.
  • Damage received is not reduced, all damage events still register the full damage.


Fervor Calculations[]

Fervor icon Fervor Attack Speed Bonus (with Talent Talent) at nth Stack
Stack Count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
LEVEL 1

(Talent)
15

(20)

30

(40)

45

(60)

60

(80)

75

(100)

90

(120)

105

(140)

120

(160)

135

(180)

150

(200)

165

(220)

180

(240)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 195

(260)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 210

(280)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 225

(300)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 240

(320)

LEVEL 2

(Talent)
20

(25)

40

(50)

60

(75)

80

(100)

100

(125)

120

(150)

140

(175)

160

(200)

180

(225)

200

(250)

220

(275)

240

(300)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 260

(325)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 280

(350)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 300

(375)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 320

(400)

LEVEL 3

(Talent)
25

(30)

50

(60)

75

(90)

100

(120)

125

(150)

150

(180)

175

(210)

200

(240)

225

(270)

250

(300)

275

(330)

300

(360)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 325

(390)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 350

(420)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 375

(450)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 400

(480)

LEVEL 4

(Talent)
30

(35)

60

(70)

90

(105)

120

(140)

150

(175)

180

(210)

210

(245)

240

(280)

270

(315)

300

(350)

330

(385)

360

(420)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 390

(455)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 420

(490)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 450

(525)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 480

(560)

Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. Secondary Attack Proc Chance
All Levels 24% 28% 32% 36% 40% 44% 48% 52% 56% 60% 64% 68% 72% 76% 80% 84%

Talents[]

Hero Talents
Battle Trance icon Battle Trance Strong Dispels25Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes Pierce Magic Immunity
+10 Berserker's Rage icon Berserker's Rage Armor20+20% Battle Trance icon Battle Trance Movement Speed
+90 Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes Damage15+5 Fervor icon Fervor Attack Speed
+25 Berserker's Rage icon Berserker's Rage Movement Speed10+2s Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes Debuff Duration

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Version
Description
  • Reduced base health from 200 to 120.
  • Battle Trance icon Battle Trance
    • Can now also use item abilities while the ability is active. [?]
    • U
      Abilities with a cast point lower than 0.03 (e.g. 0-cast point or Instant Cast Animation (DOTA_ABILITY_BEHAVIOR_IMMEDIATE) instant cast abilities) can now also be used while the ability is active. This is not limited to only Troll Warlord minimap icon Troll Warlord's abilities.


Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango sustains health so you can stay longer in lane.
  • Healing Salve icon Healing Salve restores health as well.

Early game:

  • Magic Wand icon Magic Wand helps to sustain in the lane against enemies that can spam spells.
  • Phase Boots icon Phase Boots increase attack damage to complement Troll Warlord's high attack speed, whilst allowing him to chase faster when he is in his melee form.

Mid game:

  • Battle Fury icon Battle Fury allows Troll Warlord to farm faster while also providing great HP and mana regeneration since he has a low mana pool and does not easily regain his mana due to his abysmal Intelligence and Intelligence gain.
  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar is core on troll because Battle Trance only lasts 6.5 seconds. Every second matters, and stuns and disables potentially make you unable to do anything for several seconds, wasting the spell's potential.
  • Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha provides good stats. It provides status resistance, making Troll more resilient to disables. It also gives bonus movement speed, which synergizes nicely with Berserker's Rage's bonus movement speed. The Health Regen and Lifesteal amplification synergizes with Morbid Mask's (or later Satanic's) lifesteal.
  • Manta Style icon Manta Style Situationally better than Sange and Yasha, as it can dispel enemy disables.

Late game:

  • Butterfly icon Butterfly provides a massive agility and attack speed bonus as well as evasion. In addition, the evasion, combined with the blind provided by Whirling Axes provides a great deal of survivability.
  • Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade provides Troll Warlord with stun and bash, which he can take advantage of due to his high attack speed. The item also gives damage block and health so he can survive in fights. Pairs up nicely with Berserker's Rage's root.
  • Satanic icon Satanic provides an active that will allow Troll Warlord to hit enemies without the fear of dying and gain full health in a fraction of a second. The bonus strength gives the needed durability to not get bursted immediately and thus allows you to get of your BKB and Ultimate.

Situational items:

  • Morbid Mask icon Morbid Mask provides lifesteal which works well with your high attack speed. Getting this can help you take out Roshan in the early game by yourself. It also upgrades into Satanic icon Satanic, which helps with his survivability in the late game.
  • Maelstrom icon Maelstrom is a decent alternative that increases his farm speed, allowing him to get more items quicker thanks to Chain Lightning. This can be upgraded later into Mjollnir icon Mjollnir, upgrading Chain Lightning that allows him to shred through illusions whlist providing Static Charge on himself to ease his fights against numbers.
  • Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade offers cost-effective attack speed and damage increases, strong initiation and mobility, and a mediocre escape.
  • Silver Edge icon Silver Edge breaks annoying enemy passives, such as Blur icon Blur, Counter Helix icon Counter Helix, and Bristleback ability icon Bristleback. It also upgrades from the aforementioned Shadow Blade.
  • Blink Dagger icon Blink Dagger allows Troll Warlord to get on top of the enemies to root and kill them. Can be upgraded later to Swift Blink icon Swift Blink for extra damage and movement speed upon cast.
  • Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade provides good agility and intelligence while allowing you to get up close and personal with its active. Not only that, but it also allows you to deplete their mana quickly thanks to Troll's passive and dealing monstrous damage against mana-reliant opponents.
  • Daedalus icon Daedalus give your attacks a great deal of damage. Because maximum attack speed is easily achievable with his ultimate and passive, Troll Warlord can focus on damage and get multiple Daedalus to crit more often and lifesteal even more.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar counters evasion from the enemies due to its magical damage procs, and gives an increase to attack damage which complements attack speed bonuses from Fervor and Battle Trance.

Dota Plus Progress[]

Main Article: Hero Challenges

Relics track a hero's actions and statistics, and display in-game notifications when a milestone is reached. They are only available to Dota Plus subscribers.

Relics Voice Lines
Relic Rare icon
Enemy Misses From Whirling Axes (Melee) icon Whirling Axes (Melee)
Relic Rare icon
Whirling Axes icon Whirling Axes Slow Duration
Relic Rare icon
Kills During Battle Trance icon Battle Trance
Relic agility icon
Life Stolen
Relic agility icon
Physical Damage
Relic agility icon
Damage From Invisibility
Relic agility icon
Kills During Black King Bar icon Black King Bar
Relic agility icon
Bashed Enemies
Relic agility icon
Triple Kills
Relic agility icon
Mega-Kill Streaks
Relic agility icon
Towers Destroyed
Relic agility icon
Kill Assists
Relic agility icon
Kills
Plus Hero Badge 1
Bronze
Plus Hero Badge 2
Silver
Plus Hero Badge 3
Gold
Plus Hero Badge 4
Platinum
Plus Hero Badge 5
Master
Plus Hero Badge 6
Grandmaster

Equipment[]

Trivia[]

  • Troll Warlord is one of the oldest heroes from the original DotA in Reign of Chaos DotA.
  • Jah'rakal's lore and certain dialogue lines make several references to Internet trolls, a type of identity or role assumed by certain Internet users.
  • Troll Warlord's alternate name in DotA was Cory Clark a nod to the famous internet troll.

Gallery[]

References[]

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