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Weaver
Strength attribute symbol
Agility attribute symbol
Intelligence attribute symbol
16 + 2
17 + 3.1
20 + 2
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 20 372 988 1692 1956
+1.25 +2.85 +5.65 +8.85 +10.05
Mana 80 320 656 1040 1184
+0.5 +1.5 +2.9 +4.5 +5.1
Armor 1 3.83 11.07 18.23 21.15
Magic Resist 25% 27% 29.8% 33% 34.2%
Damage Block -
Damage

37
43

54
60

97
103

140
146

157
163

Attack Rate 0.67/s 0.76/s 1/s 1.24/s 1.34/s
Attack Range Ranged 425 (750)
Attack Speed ▶️ 120 (1.8s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.55 + 0.36
Projectile Speed 900
Move Speed ▶️ 275 (Nighttime 305)
Turn Rate Takes 0.262s to turn 180°. 0.6
Collision Size 27
Bound Radius 24
Vision Range (G) 1800 (Nighttime 800)
Gib Type Goo
Internal npc_dota_hero_weaver
Rewinds time to reverse damage and position.
All Weavers worked to maintain the fabric of creation, save one Skitskurr, who took it upon himself to create that which had not been woven. Cast out for his ambitions, Skitskurr was now free from his obligations, free to weave a new reality of his own. Opening a gap in spacetime, the Weaver invites "The Swarm" — young Weavers to latch onto enemies, and nibble away at their armor. Nearly impossible to pin down, he slips into micro-wormholes, passing through enemies and reappearing with Shukuchi. The fabric of time frays around Skitskurr, occasionally replaying, causing his Geminate Attacks to be witnessed — and felt — more than once. The Weaver takes brinkmanship to an extreme. Fighting to the verge of death, Skitskurr turns back the clock with Time Lapse, reversing his injuries and undoing his foes' efforts, much to their dismay.
The Swarm
Shukuchi
Shukuchi
Geminate Attack
Geminate Attack
Time Lapse
Time Lapse
Roles: Carry Carry Escape Escape
Complexity: Hero ComplexityHero Complexity
Adjectives: Legs ( 4 )


Bio[]

Weaver minimap iconSkitskurr, the Weaver
▶️ "Fate weaves the threads of our lives together. Fate also wields the blade that cuts them short."
The fabric of creation needs constant care, lest it grow tattered; for when it unravels, whole worlds come undone. It is the work of the Weavers to keep the fabric tight, to repair worn spots in the mesh of reality. They also defend from the things that gnaw and lay their eggs in frayed regions, whose young can quickly devour an entire universe if the Weavers let their attention lapse. Skitskurr was a master Weaver, charged with keeping one small patch of creation tightly woven and unfaded. But the job was not enough to satisfy. It nagged him that the original work of creation all lay in the past; the Loom had done its work and travelled on. He wanted to create rather than merely maintain—to weave worlds of his own devising. He began making small changes to his domain, but the thrill of creation proved addictive, and his strokes became bolder, pulling against the pattern that the Loom had woven.

The guardians came, with their scissors, and Weaver's world was pared off, snipped from the cosmic tapestry, which they rewove without him in it. Skitskurr found himself alone, apart from his kind, a state that would have been torment for any other Weaver. But Skitskurr rejoiced, for now he was free. Free to create for himself, to begin anew. The raw materials he needed to weave a new reality were all around him. All he had to do was tear apart this old world at the seams.
Aliases:
NW, Skitskurr

Abilities[]

The Swarm icon
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Weaver launches a swarm of 12 young Weavers that latch on any enemy unit in their path, attacking and reducing armor until it is killed.
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 3000
Max Travel Distance: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 3000
Beetles Spawn Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 300
Beetles Latch Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 100
Number of Beetles: 12
Non-Hero Attacks to Destroy: 6/6/8/8 (Talent 10/10/12/12)
Hero Attacks to Destroy: 3/3/4/4 (Talent 5/5/6/6)
Tick Interval: 1.15/1.0/0.85/0.7
Damage per Tick: 18/22/26/30
Armor Reduction per Tick: 1 (Talent 1.5)
Beetle Duration: 16
Cooldown symbol
 44/36/28/20
Mana symbol
 110
Does not pierce spell immunity.
Exposure pierces debuff immunity.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_projectile_vision
Undispellable
modifier_weaver_swarm
Undispellable
modifier_weaver_swarm_debuff
Death
Skitskurr opens a gap in the space time fabric, allowing young Weavers to slip through and aid him in combat.

Beetle
Weaver Beetle model
Attached
100
+0
This unit has no mana.
Level 2
Duration Ability Duration 16
Armor Armor 0
Magic Resistance 0%
Status Resistance 0
Collision Size 18
Bound Radius 8
Vision Range (F) 321
Bounty Gold 3234
Experience 20
Notes Uncontrollable
Phased
Spell Immune

  • The Swarm spawn within a 300 radius randomly around Weaver and moves forward at a speed of 750, taking 4 seconds to reach the maximum distance.
    • The Weaver Beetle icon Beetles are not attackable when traveling as a swarm. They are only attackable after latching onto targets.
    • They provide flying vision while traveling forwards, and while latched onto their targets.
    • They are attached type units, and have the highest priority for auto-attack behaviors, together with Phantom's Embrace icon Phantoms.
    • With the maximum travel distance, spawn radius, and latch radius, the Beetles can latch on units 3400 range away.
  • The Beetle latches 64 range in front of any enemy unit that comes within 100 radius, unless another Beetle has already latched onto it.
    • This means that multiple casts do not affect the same unit more than once, and its duration cannot be refreshed.
    • Can latch on invulnerable units, but not invisible or hidden units.
    • Does not latch on enemy Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon Couriers.
  • The Beetle and its latched target have the following interactions:
    • When the latched target turns invisible, while not under True Sight, the Beetle dies instantly.
    • When the latched target is hidden, the Beetle is still latched onto the target and not removed.
    • When the latched target is affected by the following abilities, the Beetle disappears: Infest icon Infest, Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. Dismember icon Dismember, Gobble Up icon Gobble Up and Voodoo Switcheroo icon Voodoo Switcheroo.
    • When the latched target is now untargetable, the Beetle applies its first damage instance and the armor reduction debuff then dies after 0.2 seconds.
    • The Beetle dies instantly while entering Chronosphere icon Chronosphere.
    • Beetles that disappear or die instantly in the aforementioned situations are not credited to anyone.
  • The Swarm deals damage in 1.15/1.0/0.85/0.7-second intervals, starting immediately when it is latched on a unit, this results in 14/17/19/23 possible attacks.
  • The armor reduction is bound to the Beetle and independent from the damage per tick.
    • The armor reduction fully affects ethereal units, but not invulnerable units.
    • Can reduce up to 14/17/19/23 (Talent 21/25.5/28.5/34.5) armor per unit.
  • On each interval, The Swarm first applies the armor reduction, then the damage.


Shukuchi
Shukuchi icon
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self / Enemies
Damage
Magical
Weaver shifts out of visibility, gaining max movement speed --doing harm to any enemies it passes through.
Fade Time: 0.25
Damage Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 175
Damage: 100/130/160/190 (Talent 155/185/215/245)
Haste Speed: 550
Buff Duration: 4
With Aghanim's Shard Debuff Duration: 4.6
Cooldown symbol
 15/12/9/6 (Talent 12.5/9.5/6.5/3.5)
Mana symbol
 60
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Shukuchi puts a mark on enemies it damages that last 4.6 seconds.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_weaver_shukuchi
Death
modifier_weaver_geminate_attack_mark
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack must be drafted as well for it to get applied.
As the Weavers worked in the fabric of creation, small wormholes allowed them to slip through time to better work their craft.

  • Does not interrupt Weaver's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Shukuchi can only damage the same unit once per cast.
    • Leveling up the ability while fully invisible does not update the current Shukuchi damage instance.
  • During the fade time, Weaver can cast abilities, use items and perform attacks without breaking the invisibility.
  • The invisibility is broken upon reaching the cast point of abilities or items, or upon landing an attack. Missed attacks do not break it.
    • Weaver can pick up, drop, or attack items without breaking the invisibility.
  • Grants haste and phased movement while fully invisible, meaning Weaver cannot be slowed below the hasted value.
    • Unlike other phased movement sources, Shukuchi turns Weaver phased instantly upon cast, instead of after the fade time.
    • Shukuchi still grants 200/230/260/290 movement speed bonus on top of the haste movement, but this will not be reflected in the HUD unless the caster unlocks maximum movement speed.
  • Shukuchi now applies a 4.6-second debuff on all affected enemies.
    • 0.25 seconds after breaking invisibility, Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack triggers on all enemies within 1200 radius with the Shukuchi debuff.
    • Weaver has to be alive for Geminate Attack to proc.


Geminate Attack
Geminate Attack icon
Affects
Enemies
Allows Weaver to dispatch two attacks at once.
Cast Range: Affected by Attack Range bonuses. 425
Effect Delay: 0.25
Number of Extra Attacks: 1 (Talent 2)
Attack Damage Bonus: 20/35/50/65 (Talent 110/125/140/155)
Buff Duration: 0.05
Shukuchi icon After Shukuchi Invisibility
With Aghanim's Shard Effect Delay: 0.2
With Aghanim's Shard Target Search Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 1200
Cooldown symbol
 8.5/6.5/4.5/2.5
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
0.2s after Weaver exits Shukuchi, enemies with a mark within 1200 range will also be attacked with a secondary Geminate attack.
Disabled by Break.
Break Notes:
Disabled, despite being an active ability.
Cannot be used by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
The ability is always toggled on, but illusions cannot trigger it.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_weaver_geminate_attack
Undispellable
modifier_weaver_geminate_attack_bonus
Undispellable
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack triggers for allied Shukuchi icon Shukuchi marks as well.
Skitskurr's relationship with time is somewhat variable, causing his actions to be witnessed — and felt — more than once.

  • Upon leveling Geminate Attack the first time, it has Autocast on by default.
    • Despite being an active ability, Geminate Attack can trigger while silenced, if set to Autocast.
  • Geminate Attack's cast range can only be further increased by attack range bonuses of the same range as the caster. However, it is not affected by cast range bonuses.
    • Both Autocast and manually casting it use Weaver's current attack range.
  • Causes Weaver to perform 1 (Talent 2) instant attack(s) on the attacked target 0.25 seconds after releasing the leading attack.
  • Grants unique flat bonus attack damage upon Weaver's attack point to the extra attacks.
    • After the attack point, Weaver first attacks, triggers both the Geminate Attack buff and attack damage bonus buff, then releases the extra attack.
    • Weaver has to be alive for these extra attacks to happen.
    • There is no range limit for these extra attacks, they launch regardless of how far away the target is currently at.
    • Even if the initial attack damage kills the target before Geminate Attack triggers, the extra attacks are still released, hitting the dead target.
  • For Melee melee units, if the enemy target is farther than 350 range more than the attacker's range, the attack will always miss.
  • Breaking the Shukuchi icon Shukuchi invisibility in any way now procs Geminate Attack 0.2 seconds after on every enemy affected by the Shukuchi debuff within 1200 radius.
    • Weaver still has to be alive for these extra attacks to happen.
    • These Geminate Attacks applied upon breaking invisibility are applied even if the ability itself is currently not castable, and regardless of its cooldown status.
    • Geminate Attack procs fully work against all targets with the Shukuchi debuff regardless of source.
    • TALENT
      The Geminate Attack count increasing Talent talent fully applies to this Aghanim's Shard icon Ability Upgrade.


Time Lapse
Time Lapse icon
Affects
Self
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Allied Heroes)
Weaver warps backward to whatever position it was in five seconds earlier--regaining the HP and mana from that time. No effect on cooldown, gold or experience.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.53
Lapsed Time: 5
With Aghanim's Scepter Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 500
Cooldown symbol
 70/55/40 (With Aghanim's Scepter 40)
Mana symbol
 150/75/0
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Time Lapse may target allied Heroes with 500 cast range.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_weaver_timelapse
Undispellable
If Skitskurr does not deem the current reality of the world to fit his desires, he simply crawls back in time to right what was wronged.

  • Weaver is ordered to stop right after getting moved back, this automatically cancels the cast backswing of Time Lapse.
    • However, Shift-queue commands are not canceled.
    • Therefore, the cast backswing is only used when cast on allies.
  • Time Lapse disjoints projectiles and applies a strong dispel upon cast.
    • Only affects Weaver's position (or coordinates), health, mana, and status debuffs. Buffs are not removed.
  • Sets Weaver's or the target ally's health and mana back to what it was 5 seconds ago.
    • Time Lapse neither deals damage nor heals. Therefore, it does not interact with any on-damage effects.
    • When cast right after respawning, the caster's health, mana, and position are set to what they were before death.
    • This means that it does not kill the caster when cast immediately after respawning.
  • Unit-targeting does not order the ally target to stop. Therefore, channeling abilities are not canceled.
    • When cast on allies right after respawning, their health, mana, and position are not set back to what they were before the death.
    • This means allies cannot be sent back to their death location after respawning, unlike how Weaver can when self-casting.


Talents[]

Hero Talents
+1 Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack25-2.5s Shukuchi icon Shukuchi Cooldown
+0.5 The Swarm icon Swarm Armor Reduction20+90 Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack Damage
+2 The Swarm icon Swarm Attacks to Kill15+20 Mana Break
+8 Strength attribute symbol Strength10+55 Shukuchi icon Shukuchi Damage

Recent Changes[]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Version
Description
  • Increased Shukuchi icon Shukuchi damage from 100/125/150/175 to 100/130/160/190.
  • Increased Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack attack damage bonus from 15/30/45/60 to 20/35/50/65.


Recommended Items[]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon Tango gives Weaver some regeneration in lane. Best used when needing a small amount of regeneration in the early game. Don't be afraid to use them as dying in the early game can end up costing Weaver a lot of progress in the long run.
  • Healing Salve icon Healing Salve can save Weaver after a dangerous situation. If you're super low, remember to use Shukuchi to get good distance from enemies and then use the Healing Salve to recover from large amounts of damage.
  • Circlet icon Circlet gives Weaver a few extra stats, and can be built into a Wraith Band icon Wraith Band to help with last hitting.

Early game:

  • Boots of Speed icon Boots of Speed give a decent speed boost, so Weaver can be a bit faster when he Shukuchi is on cooldown and he is one of the slowest heroes in the game.
  • Blight Stone icon Blight Stone synergizes well with Weaver's armor reduction.

Mid game:

  • Magic Wand icon Magic Wand offers extra attributes and more charge capacity.
  • Power Treads icon Power Treads give Weaver some extra attributes and attack speed.
  • Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere gives extra health and blocks spells. Combined with Time Lapse and Shukuchi, this makes Weaver extremely hard to kill. If the enemy team has a lot of low-cooldown abilities to pop it or AoE disables/nukes, consider skipping it in favor of Black King Bar icon Black King Bar.

Late game:

  • Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade increases damage and attack speed and grants Weaver a slow, something his own abilities are lacking. The Manabreak stacks with Weaver's own Mana Break talent.
  • Desolator icon Desolator gives excellent damage and an armor reduction debuff that synergizes well with Geminate Attack and The Swarm. Really important you get this by the late game as this can help with getting kills.
  • Black King Bar icon Black King Bar should be a choice if enemies have a lot of disables/nukes that can't be blocked with Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere, or if they have multiple low cooldown abilities.
  • Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi provides overall great stats and increases your chasing/kiting potential with its Cold Attack.

Situational items:

  • Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike increases Weaver's attack range and gives a decent boost to strength and agility. The mobility it grants help Weaver put extra distance between himself and the enemies while he is waiting for Shukuchi to come off cooldown. Furthermore, The Swarm grants vision on the target, so Weaver can attack them during Hurricane Thrust.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon Heart of Tarrasque can be very frustrating for the enemy team, as Time Lapse will recover a great deal of Weaver's health. The health regeneration allows Weaver to get back in a fight, and Weaver can simply use Shukuchi to get away for the health regeneration to activate.
  • Daedalus icon Daedalus greatly increases Weaver's damage, as Geminate Attack can proc the crit.
  • Butterfly icon Butterfly provides damage, armor, attack speed, and evasion, making Weaver harder to kill and more damaging.
  • Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar grants lots of bonus damage, which Weaver makes use of with Geminate Attack.
  • Satanic icon Satanic is a good choice on Weaver, considerably increasing his survivability with its strength bonus and lifesteal. Moreover, it can give you a third life so to speak after Time Lapse with its Unholy Rage. Combined with Weaver's high attack damage and Geminate Attack, even a single attack during Satanic's active can heal you back up to full health.
  • Mjollnir icon Mjollnir is rarely a terrible choice on a carry. They will help you farm faster, and you will have a chance to zap the enemies twice with a single attack through Geminate Attack.

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
Kills On The Swarm icon Swarmed Heroes
Relic Rare icon
Shukuchi icon Shukuchi Kills
Relic Rare icon
Time Lapse icon Time Lapse Kills
Relic Rare icon
Near Death Time Lapse icon Time Lapses
Relic agility icon
Double Shukuchi icon Shukuchis
Relic agility icon
The Swarm icon Swarm Damage
Relic agility icon
Spells Blocked With Linken's Sphere icon Linkens
Relic agility icon
Damage While Invisible
Relic agility icon
Physical Damage
Relic agility icon
Triple Kills
Relic agility icon
Mega Kill Streak
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[]

  • Weaver's original title was Nerubian Weaver, and his original name was Anub'seran. Nerubians are a race of arachnids in the Warcraft universe.
  • Weaver's fun name in DotA was Anoob'seran.
  • Geminate Attack icon Geminate Attack is frequently misread as "Germinate Attack". To geminate is to double, coming from the Latin word for twin (as in Gemini).
  • Shukuchi icon Shukuchi is a Japanese term for rapid movement, or teleportation. The ability's name is a reference to an ability of the same name of a character named Soujiro from the anime Rurouni Kenshin.[1]
  • Weaver draws many inspirations from a character of the same name in the novel, Perdido Street Station.

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