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Underlord
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
25 + 3
12 + 1.6
17 + 2.3
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 570 1494 2418 2792
+0.25 +2.75 +6.95 +11.15 +12.85
Mana 80 284 668 1088 1244
+0 +0.85 +2.46 +4.21 +4.89
Armor 3 5 8.73 13.4 15.07
Magic Resist 25% 26.7% 29.92% 33.42% 34.77%
Damage Block 16 (50%)
Damage

37
43

62
68

104
110

146
152

163
169

Attack Rate 0.59/s 0.66/s 0.79/s 0.96/s 1.01/s
Attack Range Melee 200 (400)
Attack Speed ▶️ 100 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.45 + 0.7
Projectile Speed Instant
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_abyssal_underlord
For the spin-off game, see Dota Underlords.
Teleports his team in and out of battle.
Through a Fiend's Gate comes the legions of the Abyssal Horde, marching out of their subterranean city with intent to conquer the nations above. Amidst the invaders stood Vrogros, the demonic hulk who conjured and rained apocalyptic Firestorms from the sky, engulfing towns and villages in emerald flame. Immolated enemies are held paralyzed in his spiteful, Malicious Grip. Feasting upon the carnage of battle, gaining strength as foes perish around him, causing their attacks to Atrophy by his very presence, delivering bloody retribution to any who would defy the will the Underlord.
Firestorm
Firestorm
Pit of Malice
Pit of Malice
Atrophy Aura
Fiend's Gate
Fiend's Gate
Roles: Support Support Durable Durable Nuker Nuker Disabler Disabler Escape Escape
Complexity: Hero ComplexityHero Complexity
Adjectives: Demon, Green, Horns, Potbelly, Nose
Legs ( 2 )


Bio[]

Underlord minimap iconVrogros, the Underlord
▶️ "Nothing can stop us. Nothing can slow our march. And when we have arrived, all will burn."
Neither myth nor song exist to tell of their coming.

Deep below the surface of the world lay unknown wonders and horrors. Down and down again, well beneath the slithering magma fields and simmering roots of dormant volcanoes stands the obsidian city of Aziyog, its incomparable stonework spanning an endless cavern. Within honeycomb walls mortared with the bones of countless slaves lies the domain of the Abyssal Horde, and their brutal underlord Vrogros.

Armed by the monstrous forgemasters of his kind and well-practiced in the arts of the Dark Rift, Vrogros is able to conjure forth flame and crippling malice through the twist between worlds. He seeks always to expand his holdings, destroying or enslaving all he encounters. Yet the lands offered by the subterranean realm are few, and so his sights have turned upward. By his command the first waves of abyssal invaders have already marched through the rift, a few doomed legions meant merely to test the might of nations above. Now, as his full force readies itself for unending conquest, Vrogros himself steps into a sunlit world to announce his coming reign. Those who face the Underlord will bow and pay tribute, or be crushed where they stand.
Aliases:
Pit Lord, Azgalor, UL
Voice:

Abilities[]

Firestorm icon
Affects
Enemies
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. Allies)
Damage
Magical
Calls down waves of fire that damage enemy units in the target area, burning for additional damage over time.
Cast Animation: 0.5+0.6
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600/625/650/675
Effect Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 425 (Talent 500)
Number of Waves: 6 (With Aghanim's Shard 9)
Wave/Burn Interval: 1 (With Aghanim's Shard 0.75)
Damage per Wave: 30/50/70/90
Max Health as Damage per Second: 1.5%/2%/2.5%/3% (Talent 2.3%/2.8%/3.3%/3.8%)
Burn Duration: 2 (With Aghanim's Shard 1.5)
Cooldown symbol
 16/15/14/13 (Talent 13/12/11/10)
Mana symbol
 110/125/140/155
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Firestorm can be allied targeted. When used that way, the Firestorm follows the targeted ally around. The wave count is increased, and tick rate / duration time occur more quickly.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_abyssal_underlord_firestorm_thinker
Undispellable
modifier_abyssal_underlord_firestorm_burn
modifier_abyssal_underlord_firestorm_burn
The flames of conquest blaze forth from the darkest depths of the abyss.

  • The visual and audio effects at the targeted area during the cast point are visible and audible to allies only.
  • Creates 6 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 9) waves in 1-second (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 0.75-second) intervals, starting immediately upon cast, resulting in duration of 5 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 6) seconds.
  • Despite the visual effects, the damage is applied instantly, and not upon the waves landing.
  • On each wave, Firestorm first applies the damage, then the debuff.
    • Does not place the burn debuff on Roshan icon Roshan, but does apply the wave damage.
  • The burn debuff deals damage in 1-second (0.75-second) intervals, starting immediately as the debuff is applied, resulting in 3 instances.
    • The burn debuff does not stack per interval. Each interval refreshes its duration, resulting in 8 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 11) possible instances.
  • Can deal up to 180/300/420/540 + 12%/16%/20%/24% (Talent 18.4%/22.4%/26.4%/30.4%) of max health as damage (before reductions) when all waves hit.
    • It can deal up to 270/450/630/810 + 16.5%/22%/27.5%/33% (Talent 25.3%/30.8%/36.3%/41.8%) of max health as damage.
  • Adds unit-targeting functionality to the ability, all effects now stay centered on the affected unit, following the target as it moves, and continues at its corpse's location upon death.


Pit of Malice icon
Affects
Enemies
A deadly pit is conjured at the target location; any unit that enters will be damaged and rooted. Each enemy unit within the pit are affected by the root only every 3.6 seconds.
Cast Animation: 0.25+0.7
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 675
Effect Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 400 (Talent 475)
Damage: 20/30/40/50
Root Interval: 3.6
Root Duration: 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8 (Talent 4.25)
Pit Duration: 12
With Aghanim's Scepter Radius: 500
Cooldown symbol
 21/19/17/15
Mana symbol
 80/100/120/140
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Increases radius of the Pit of Malice
Partially pierces debuff immunity.
True Sight pierces debuff immunity.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_abyssal_underlord_pit_of_malice_thinker
Undispellable
modifier_abyssal_underlord_pit_of_malice_buff_placer
Death
modifier_abyssal_underlord_pit_of_malice_ensare
modifier_abyssal_underlord_pit_of_malice_slow
Undispellable
Twisting into the seams of reality itself, Vrogros' manifest hatred paralyzes those who defy his will.

  • The visual and audio effects at the targeted area during the cast point are visible and audible to allies only.
  • Roots the targets, preventing them from moving and casting certain mobility abilities.
  • The root is applied periodically to every enemy within the area.
    • However, the hidden modifier prevents them from being continuously rooted for the whole duration.
    • This hidden modifier is applied to every unit within the area which does not have the modifier yet. The modifier lasts for 20/30/40/50 seconds.
    • Whenever the modifier expires, enemies get instantly rooted again, and then the hidden modifier is reapplied again.
    • This means that Pit of Malice does not root every unit within the area in set intervals. Each unit is rooted every 20/30/40/50 seconds based on when they entered the area.
    • The hidden modifier does not disappear upon leaving the area. Quickly leaving and re-entering does not result in an instant root.
    • All pits share the same modifier, therefore the root does not stack — once rooted, the unit becomes immune to all other pits until the modifier wears off.
  • Can root a unit up to 4 times if it stays within the area for the full duration, resulting in a total root time of 4.8/5.6/6.4/7.2 (Talent 17///) seconds.
  • Creates a distinct visual effect around, and plays a distinct sound on affected heroes and illusions, but not around other affected units.
  • Increases Pit of Malice radius by 500.


Atrophy Aura
Can be used by illusions. Partially disabled by Break. Does not pierce debuff immunity. ER
Atrophy Aura icon
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies / Self
(Talent Allied Heroes)
Nearby enemy units are weakened, losing a portion of their base damage. If an enemy dies while under this effect, Underlord gains temporary bonus damage.
Radius: 900
Attack Damage Reduction: 6%/14%/22%/30% (Talent 21%/29%/37%/45%)
Attack Damage Bonus per Hero Death: 30/35/40/45
Attack Damage Bonus per Creep Death: 2/4/6/8
Buff Duration: 35/45/55/65
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Talent Ally Attack Damage Bonus Percentage: 50%
Partially disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Disables the aura and prevents granting new stacks.
Existing stacks still provide bonus attack damage.
Can be used by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Illusions bestow the aura.
When an enemy unit dies around an illusion that is or was under Underlord's control, the damage is granted to Underlord.
If the source of the illusion is an enemy or allied ability, the damage is granted to the illusion, although the illusion cannot make use of it.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_abyssal_underlord_atrophy_aura
Undispellable
modifier_abyssal_underlord_atrophy_aura_dmg_buff_counter
Undispellable
modifier_abyssal_underlord_atrophy_aura_creep_buff
Undispellable
modifier_abyssal_underlord_atrophy_aura_hero_buff
Undispellable
modifier_abyssal_underlord_atrophy_aura_effect
Undispellable
To merely stand in the presence of the Underlord is to feel the conviction of battle sapped from one's soul.

  • Reduces the main attack damage of affected units. Bonus attack damage is not reduced.
    • The aura does not affect invulnerable or hidden units, and its debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
    • Does not affect enemies which have no vision over Underlord.
    • However, Underlord still gains attack damage from dying enemies within the radius, despite the debuff not being present.
  • Grants flat bonus attack damage as long as the dying enemy unit was affected by the debuff, regardless of how it dies.
    • Grants a stack of attack damage bonus when there are multiple Divided We Stand icon Meepo Clones within the radius.
    • Does not grant bonus attack damage from dying illusions, buildings, wards, Undying Zombie icon Undying Zombies, Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon Couriers and the Tempest Double minimap icon Tempest Double.
    • Does not grant bonus attack damage if he is invulnerable or hidden as the enemy dies.
    • Each stack places a new buff on Underlord. This means their durations are independent of each other, gaining a new stack does not refresh the existing stacks.
  • A status buff is visible on the HUD, showing the current amount of bonus attack damage the aura currently grants.
    • Underlord's weapon also glows stronger with green particle effects the more damage stacks he has.
  • TALENT
    Atrophy Aura now grants 50% of the bonus attack damage to all allied heroes, including illusions, clones, and creep-heroes within its radius.
    • However, the bonus attack damage is not provided by an aura, it is placed as an expiring buff on allies.
    • It uses the same modifiers for allies as it does for Underlord, so they work exactly the same.
    • Affected allies gain 15/17.5/20/22.5 bonus attack damage per dying hero and 1/2/3/4 bonus attack damage per dying non-hero units.


Fiend's Gate icon
Affects
Allies / Enemies
Opens 2 portals, one next to Underlord and one in the target location. Heroes can channel a portal for 3.5 seconds to teleport to the other side. Allies that pass through the portal temporarily gain Damage Reduction and Movement Speed. Portals have to be at least 2000 away from each other.
Cast Range: Global
Min Distance: 2000
Damage Reduction: 14%/22%/30%
Move Speed Bonus: 10%/20%/30%
Buff Duration: 5/6/7
Portals Duration: 20
With Aghanim's Scepter Pit of Malice per Gate: 1
Cooldown symbol
 110/100/90
Mana symbol
 200
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Summons a Pit of Malice around each of the portals.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_kill
Death
modifier_magic_immune
Death
modifier_underlord_portal_fx
Death
modifier_underlord_portal_warp_channel
Death
modifier_underlord_portal_buff
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Pit of Malice icon Pit of Malice must be drafted as well for them to be created.
They come without warning, leaving fire and blood where kingdoms once flourished.

  • The exit portal must not be within 2000 radius of Underlord.
    • A red range indicator around Underlord indicates the restricted area.
    • The portals cannot be placed inside the fountain areas, including the ramps, or inside Roshan icon Roshan's pit.
    • Cannot be placed on impassable terrain, or spots obscured by buildings or trees.
  • Upon cast, allies and enemies get a Ping on their minimap, showing where the portals are placed.
    • Fiend's Gate can be cast without having to face toward the targeted point.
    • The portals have distinct icons Fiend's Gate minimap icon. on the minimap. It is colored green if Underlord is an ally, and red if he is an enemy.
    • Both portals face each other when created, their particle effects point towards each other, indicating in which direction the other portal lies.
  • Destroy trees and provides flying vision within 200 radius around the portals upon spawning.
  • The portals gain their Spell Immunity icon Spell Immunity through a buff, allowing enemies to Ping it to display their remaining duration.
  • Underlord immediately starts channeling the teleport upon cast. This can be canceled by the player.
  • Applies a generic incoming damage reduction buff on affected ally units upon teleporting. Stacks additively with other sources of generic incoming damage manipulation.
  • Fiend's Gate now creates Pit of Malice icon Pits of Malice based on its current level centered on both portals.
    • Pit of Malice's notes fully apply. If it is not leveled, no pits are spawned.


Fiend's Gate[]

Fiend's Gate icon
There is no description for this ability.
Channel Distance: 300
Channel Time: 3.5
Pull Stop Distance: 100
Partially disabled while rooted or leashed.
Root Notes:
Cannot initiate channeling while rooted or leashed.
Does not get interrupted when getting rooted or leashed while already channeling.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_underlord_portal_warp_channel

  • If the channeling is interrupted, the ability does nothing.
  • Performing a Keyboard White Mouse Right Right Click on a Fiend's Gate causes the hero to begin channeling.
  • While channeling, the unit gets moved towards the Fiend's Gate until it is within 100 range of it.
    • The pull duration is fixed at 3.5 seconds, so the pull speed depends on the distance upon channel begin.
    • Dispelling the modifier stops this movement and removes the particle effects, but the channeling is not canceled.
  • While channeling, the other Fiend's Gate plays its channeling animation and channelnig sounds as well.
  • Upon successfully channeling, the unit gets teleported to the other Fiend's Gate.
    • Does not disjoint projectiles upon teleporting.
    • Does not interrupt Shift-queue orders upon teleporting.
  • Multiple units can channel at the same time, each working independently.


Talents[]

Hero Talents
+50% Atrophy Aura icon Atrophy Allied Hero Bonus25+0.65s Pit of Malice icon Pit of Malice Root
+15% Atrophy Aura icon Atrophy Aura Attack Damage Reduction20+0.8% Firestorm icon Firestorm Burn Damage
-3s Firestorm icon Firestorm Cooldown15Pit of Malice icon Pit of Malice Slows by 30%
+75 Firestorm icon Firestorm Radius10+5 Armor
Notes:

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Version
Description
  • Reduced Fiend's Gate icon Fiend's Gate cast point from 0.45 to 0.2.
  • Pit of Malice icon Pit of Malice
    • Now deals 20/30/40/50 damage upon rooting a unit
    • Reduced cast time from 0.35 to 0.25.
  • Talent Talents:
    • LVL 20
       
      +1% Firestorm icon Firestorm max health as damage per second reduced to +0.8%.


Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango helps Underlord stay in lane.
  • Clarity icon Clarity helps Underlord with his low mana.
  • Enchanted Mango icon Enchanted Mango is a good item for playing in the offlane, as it provides some passive sustain, while also being able to provide a boost of mana to squeeze in an extra spell that might ensure a kill or an escape.
  • Iron Branch icon Iron Branch provides a decent boost to Underlord's attributes.

Early game:

  • Wind Lace icon Wind Lace offsets Underlord's slow movement speed and lack of mobility.
  • Magic Stick icon Magic Stick can save Underlord in a bad situation, and give him enough mana for another ability.
  • Soul Ring icon Soul Ring sustains Underlord with health regeneration and strength bonuses; its active grants mana so he can use abilities.

Mid game:

  • Arcane Boots icon Arcane Boots give Underlord and his team some much needed mana.
  • Mekansm icon Mekansm helps keep Underlord's team alive with health and armor.

Late game:

  • Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard's slow helps Underlord keep enemies within range of Atrophy Aura and Pit of Malice.
  • Pipe of Insight icon Pipe of Insight reduces incoming magical damage, making Underlord and his team even more durable.
  • Crimson Guard icon Crimson Guard, along with Atrophy Aura, greatly diminishes enemy damage against Underlord and his team.
  • Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos helps chain rooting enemies inside Firestorm.
  • Lotus Orb icon Lotus Orb helps deflect magical nuke damage, and is useful on allied carries when pushing towers.

Situational items:

  • Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows provides Underlord with a heal, increased mana regeneration, and more attributes.
  • Force Staff icon Force Staff improves Underlord's mobility, and lets him push enemies into Pit of Malice.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity helps Underlord with his low mana, and boosts his movement speed to keep enemies within Atrophy Aura's range. The cyclone active helps him set up Pit of Malice.
  • Blade Mail icon Blade Mail deters enemies from attacking Underlord.
  • Assault Cuirass icon Assault Cuirass combined with Atrophy Aura greatly reduces enemy damage output.

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
Firestorm icon Firestorm Damage
Relic Rare icon
Multi-Hero Pit of Malice icon Pit of Malice
Relic Rare icon
Atrophy Aura icon Atrophy Aura Bonus Damage Dealt
Relic Rare icon
Allied Kills Using Fiend's Gate icon Fiend's Gate
Relic strength icon
Total Healing
Relic strength icon
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail Damage
Relic strength icon
Roots Leading To Kills
Relic strength icon
Crimson Guard icon Crimson Guard Damage Blocked
Relic strength icon
Pipe Magic Damage Blocked
Relic strength icon
Triple Kills
Relic strength icon
Mega Kill Streaks
Relic strength icon
Towers Destroyed
Relic strength icon
Kill Assists
Relic strength 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[]

  • Underlord is named "Azgalor, the Pit Lord" in "DotA".[1]
    • His title, Pit Lord, was changed to avoid possible copyright infringements with Blizzard Entertainment, since the Pit Lords are a race of demons in the "Warcraft" universe.[2]
    • His name, Azgalor, was also changed for the same reason. Azgalor was a character from the Warcraft universe as well, who served one of the antagonists of the Warcraft universe as a well known commander.[3]
    • According to the Bastion Announcer, ▶️ "Pyre Lord" was also a proposed name for Underlord.
    • Up until the June 23, 2016 Patch, Underlord's title was "Abyssal Underlord". While the rationale of dropping "Abyssal" is unclear, it may have been to prevent confusion with the shorthand terminology of Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade.
  • Underlord had been developed since 2012; he already had a beta model, placeholder ability icons and fully finished and working abilities. He could also be spawned in lobbies with cheats enabled for a short while before it was disabled.
    • This suggests that his release was originally planned much earlier (as a comparison, all other heroes were released shortly after their files were added to the game), but was delayed for reasons unknown.
  • Before his release, Underlord was showcased at the All-Star match of The International 2016, played by N0tail. He originally picked Sand King minimap icon Sand King​, but a bit after the start of the game, SirActionSlacks replaced his hero with Underlord.
  • After killing Bane minimap icon Bane, ▶️ "You have my permission to die.", is a reference to the famous line "When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die", said by the villain Bane from the movie "The Dark Knight Rises".
  • When casting Dark Rift icon Dark Rift, ▶️ "Hold on to your butts!", was spoken by Samuel L. Jackson's character Ray Arnold in the movie "Jurassic Park (1993)".
  • Underlord was the final "DotA" hero ported over, before "Dota 2" began to feature original heroes.

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