Venomancer/Old Abilities

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Shadow Strike (Pre 6.58)[edit]

Shadow Strike
Can be disjointed. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Partially pierces spell immunity. QD
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Hurls a poisoned dagger which deals large initial damage, and then deals damage over time. The poisoned unit has its movement speed slowed for a short duration.
Cast Animation: 0+0.51
Cast Range: 400
Initial Damage: 50/70/70/100
Damage over Time: 10/20/40/50
Move Speed Slow: 50%
Duration: 15
Cooldown: 22
Mana: 90/105/120/135
Partially pierces spell immunity. Cannot be cast on spell immune units. Initial damage and slow pierce spell immunity.
Debuff Shadow Strike: Dispellable with strong dispels.
A concoction of various stings, poisons, and toxins gathered from the jungles of Jidi Isle, victims surviving it are rare.


  • This ability was replaced by Venomous Gale in the 6.58 gameplay patch.
  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1200.
  • The slow deceases in 1 second intervals, slowing the target by 50.0%/40.8%/32.7%/25.9%/20.1%/15.5%/11.7%/8.7%/6.4%/4.6%/3.3%/2.3%/1.6%/1.1%/0.7% on each second.
  • A unit with less than 25% of its maximum health can be denied when it has the debuff on.
  • Deals the initial damage upon hitting the target and the damage over time in 3 second intervals, resulting in overall 6 damage instances.
  • Successive casts refresh the slow and damage over time durations and deal the initial damage again.

Reinforced Skin (Pre 5.10)[edit]

Reinforced Skin
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity. EE
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The hydra's skin hardens to absorb more damage.
Bonus Armor: 1/3/4/6
Buff Reincarnation: Dispellable with death only.


  • When venomancer was created this ability used to have 5 levels (3/6/9/12/15 bonus armor), taking the extra point of Reincarnation

Reincarnation (Pre 4.00)[edit]

Cannot be used by illusions. Not disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity. RR
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When killed this hero will come back to life.
Effect Delay: 5
Cooldown: 280/230/180
Mana: 0
Buff Reincarnation: Dispellable with death only.


  • Reincarnation cannot be prevented in any way.
  • Revives with full health and mana. Spells and items are not refreshed.
  • Provides 1800/800 ground vision at the death location during its delay.
  • This Ability initially just had 2 levels (240/150 cooldown)