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Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter.png
Strength
17 + 1.8
Agility
21 + 3
Intelligence
19 + 2
Level Base 1 16 25
Hit Points 150 473 1024 1670
Mana 0 247 663 1131
Damage 24‒38 45‒59 92‒106 137‒151
Armor 3 5.94 12.52 18.82
Attacks / Second 0.58 0.71 0.98 1.25
Movement Speed 315
Turn Rate 0.6
Sight Range 1800/1000
Attack Range Melee
Missile Speed Instant
Attack Duration 0.59+0.59
Base Attack Time 1.7
Collision Size 24

Gondar the Bounty Hunter is a melee agility Hero that excels at hunting, chasing down and killing single targets. His skill set allows him to roam and gank very effectively, as his Shadow Walk allows him to sneak up to unsuspecting targets to initiate. Shadow Walk is also an effective escape and mobility spell, as he can run from dangerous situations and roam invisibly around the map to keep the enemy guessing even if they have Observer Wards active. His ability to deal large amounts of damage with Jinada, interrupt their teleport scrolls with Shuriken Toss, and keep perfect track of their location and movements with Track all make him a powerful ganker who is all but impossible to escape once he has his sights locked in. While classified as a carry, Bounty Hunter is not one in the traditional sense in that he has little teamfight contribution. Rather, his ability to roam, scout and get important kills for his team while bolstering their gold gain with Track can secure his team a strong gold advantage while keeping the enemy on the back pedal.

Bio[edit]

Bounty Hunter Gondar, the Bounty Hunter
Play "No job is too big, no fee is too big."
Role: Pip carry.png Carry / Pip tank.png Escape / Pip ganker.png Nuker
Lore: When the hunted tell tales of Gondar the Bounty Hunter, none are sure of which are true. In whispered tones they say he was abandoned as a kit, learning his skill in tracking as a matter of simple survival. Others hear he was an orphan of war, taken in by the great Soruq the Hunter to learn the master’s skill with a blade as they plumbed the dark forests for big game. Still others believe he was a lowly street urchin raised among a guild of cutpurses and thieves, trained in the arts of stealth and misdirection. Around campfires in the wild countryside his quarry speaks the rumors of Gondar’s work, growing ever more fearful: they say it was he who tracked down the tyrant King Goff years after the mad regent went into hiding, delivering his head and scepter as proof. That it was he who infiltrated the rebel camps at Highseat, finally bringing the legendary thief White Cape to be judged for his crimes. And that it was he who ended the career of Soruq the Hunter, condemned as a criminal for killing the Prince’s prized hellkite. The tales of Gondar’s incredible skill stretch on, with each daring feat more unbelievable than the last, each target more elusive. For the right price, the hunted know, anyone can be found. For the right price, even the mightiest may find fear in the shadows.
Voice: Michael Gregory (Responses)

Gameplay[edit]

Abilities[edit]

Shuriken Toss
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Play
Q
T
Shuriken Toss icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Hurls a deadly shuriken at an enemy unit, dealing damage and mini-stunning the target. The shuriken will bounce between any Tracked units who are within a 1200 radius of each other.
Cast Time: 0.3+0.43
Cast Range: 400
Bounce Search Radius: 1200
Damage: 150/225/300/375
Cooldown 10 Mana 120/130/140/150
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Also stops the shuriken from bouncing when hitting a spell immune unit.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked upon impact as primary or secondary target. When blocked, it stops jumping.
While the shuriken may be small, Gondar's precise aim can cause critical damage.

Notes:

  • The shuriken travels at a speed of 1000.
  • The initial target does not have to be Track icon.png Tracked for the shuriken to bounce.
  • Can only bounce to each unit once.
  • The mini-stun lasts for 0.1 seconds.

Jinada
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be purged. Cannot be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Play
W
J
Jinada icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Self
Bounty Hunter plans his next hit, passively adding a critical strike and maim to his next attack.
Critical Damage: 150%/175%/200%/225%
Move Speed Slow: 25%
Attack Speed Slow: 25
Slow Duration: 3
Cooldown 12/10/8/6
Cannot be used by illusions. Illusions will have the orange weapon glow, but neither can crit, nor slow.
Whispering an enchantment he learned from Soruq to his faithful blades, Gondar targets vital tendons and joints to disable his opponents.

Notes:

  • When off cooldown , Bounty Hunter's weapons will emit an orange glow.

Shadow Walk
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be dispelled. Play
E
W
Shadow Walk icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Self Physical
Bounty Hunter becomes invisible and gains the ability to move through other units until he attacks or uses an ability. If he breaks the invisibility with an attack, that attack will deal bonus damage.
Cast Time: 0+0
Fade Time: 1/0.75/0.5/0.25
Damage: 30/60/90/120
Duration: 20/25/30/35
Cooldown 15 Mana 50
The court jesters present during King Goff's assassination can recount no other image than a dancing shadow.

Notes:

  • Does not interrupt Bounty Hunter's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The bonus damage is not added to Bounty Hunter's attack damage. This means that its damage is unaffected by e.g. Jinada icon.png Jinada, Enfeeble icon.png Enfeeble or Empower icon.png Empower.
    • This also means that Bounty Hunter can't lifesteal off of it and the damage can't crit or cleave.
  • During the fade time, Bounty Hunter can cast spells, use items and perform attacks without breaking the invisibility.
  • Invisibility is broken upon reaching the cast point of spells or items, or upon landing an attack. Missed attacks will not break it.
  • Bounty Hunter can pick up, drop or attack items without breaking the invisibility.

Track
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be purged. Can be used by illusions. Play
R
R
Track icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemy Heroes
Tracks an enemy hero, giving True Sight of it and grants a gain in movement speed to allies near the hunted. If the target dies, Bounty Hunter and nearby heroes collect a bounty in gold.
Cast Time: 0.3+0.43
Cast Range: 1200
Speed Radius: 900
Move Speed Bonus: 20%
Bonus Gold for Self: 200/275/350
Bonus Gold for Allies: 50/100/150
Debuff Duration: 30
Cooldown 4 Mana 50
Can be used by illusions. Illusions gain move speed bonus.
Using his elevated senses of sight and smell, Gondar's hits have quite a good chance of success.

Notes:

  • Despite the visual effect, the Track icon.png Track debuff is applied instantly on the target.
  • Grants the gold to Bounty Hunter and his allies around the target when the target dies, no matter how it dies.
  • Track icon.png Track can be cast on illusions, but dying illusions will not grant any gold.
  • Allies will only get the bonus gold if they are within 900 range of the tracked hero. Bounty Hunter will get the gold regardless of the distance.
  • The move speed is provided by an aura on the target, so the buff lingers for 0.5 seconds after leaving the affected area.
  • When multiple Meepo icon.png Meepos are tracked and he dies, each Meepo will grant the Track icon.png Track gold around them.
  • The visual effects and sound of Track icon.png Track are only visible and audible to Bounty Hunter and his allies. However, the debuff is visible to everyone.
  • The visual effects on allies given by the move speed buff are visible to everyone aswell.
  • The debuff icon on the target shows how much gold it currently has.

Recommended items[edit]

Explanation:
Starting items:

  • One each of Tango and Healing Salve are basic regen requirements that can keep Bounty Hunter in-lane despite enemy harass.
  • Clarity is useful for allowing Bounty Hunter to maintain casting his spells, as his base mana pool is quite small and Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk costs little mana to cast.
  • Stout Shield provides damage block to counter physical harassment, and is effectively mandatory when playing in the off-lane.
  • Remaining inventory space should be filled with Iron Branches, as they provide stats that improve survivability. Given cost of above items, enough gold is usually left over for one.

Early game:

  • Boots of Speed are important for survival as an off-laner, and important for getting in position for ganks as a roamer. Buy them as early as possible.
  • Poor Man's Shield gives Bounty Hunter additional armor and base damage, on top of a reliable damage block against hero harass.
  • Urn of Shadows is a good item to get on Bounty Hunter once he begins roaming, as it firms up his HP pool and gives him some mana regen. Getting successful ganks off will get charges that can be used either to add Pure damage in further ganks or to heal inbetween ganks.

Core items:

  • Phase Boots give Bounty Hunter increased mobility, and the bonus damage synergizes best with Jinada icon.png Jinada. Be careful when using the active, as doing so will break Shadow Walk's invisibility.
  • Drum of Endurance gives comprehensive attribute bonuses as well as increasing Bounty Hunter and his allies' movement speed, important for getting ganks off. Activating it during a gank or fight can give teammates a tremendous movement speed boost that stacks with that of Track icon.png Track, giving your allies a decisive edge in mobility.
  • Desolator is a powerful initiating item as it drastically increases the damage taken from attacking a target out of Shadow Walk with Jinada. The armor reduction helps allies to add their damage in a gank, ensuring a swift kill.
  • Town Portal Scroll is mandatory on all heroes. For Bounty Hunter, being able to move across the map allows him to roam, scout and gank far more effectively.

Situational items:

  • Monkey King Bar drastically increases Bounty Hunter's initiating power, as the increased damage can deal tremendous damage when combined with Jinada. As well, the True Strike prevents missing from blind and evasion, and the Mini-Bash gives a chance to interrupt channeling spells without immediately resorting to Shuriken Toss icon.png Shuriken Toss.
  • Vladmir's Offering allows Bounty Hunter to lifesteal, giving him a measure of sustainability by attacking creeps. The basic mana and health regen it provides makes him a more independent roamer, and the bonus damage and armor improves his offensive and defensive capabilities. Beware purchasing this item when initiating on foes in-lane though, as the lifesteal aura may give away your position.
  • Butterfly gives Bounty Hunter increased damage and attack speed, and the evasion gives him survivability against physical attacks. As well, the active can be used to improve mobility while roaming, at the cost of the evasion.
  • Linken's Sphere protects Bounty Hunter from targeted spells, on top of the stat and regen improvement. Blocking an enemy from targeting you with a disable or debuff can drastically improve Bounty Hunter's survivability when evading enemy ganks, and can increase the chances of successful ganks by preventing the enemy from counter-disabling you.
  • Black King Bar gives Bounty Hunter a way to contribute directly in teamfights, as he can fight the enemy without worrying about being disabled by their spells. The stats increase his HP pool and damage output as well.
  • Orchid Malevolence greatly increases the size of Bounty Hunter's mana pool, as well as giving him powerful mana regen to let him sustain without having to return to the fountain as often. The silence is a powerful ganking tool, as it prevents foes from retaliating during a gank and can help ensure a kill due to the damage amplification at the end of the silence.
  • Medallion of Courage is a useful mid-game utility item that increases Bounty Hunter's damage output. The armor gives him more survivability while the mana regen allows him to sustain his mana pool somewhat, and the active can be used shortly after initiation to increase a target's vulnerability to physical damage.

Equipment[edit]


Tips[edit]

  • Bounty Hunter should not be played as a traditional farming carry. Rather, he is a utility support hero who helps his team by picking off the enemy one by one and getting his gold via kills with Track, increasing gold gain for his team and giving them opportunities to take map objectives. Therefore, while Bounty Hunter does fit the definition of a carry in that he requires farm in order to be effective, he farms heroes rather than creeps, and as such his play style is very different from that of most other carries.
  • Bounty Hunter excels at tracking down and killing single targets. However, he is also very vulnerable since his low strength means that he can be easily killed if the enemy catches him while he approaches a target, particularly due to his reliance on Shadow Walk. As such, good judgment and map awareness are key when playing Bounty Hunter, as he must be able to successfully initiate on and kill his targets without the enemy retaliating.
    • One small advantage that Bounty Hunter possesses over other heroes is that he has 1000 night vision instead of the standard 800. This makes Bounty Hunter a powerful night hunter, as he can spot targets at night who cannot see him, and cast Track on them from the fog of war.
    • In general, it is wise to check the enemy's inventory any time they appear on the map, and be aware of all enemy players' positions on the map. Knowing if the enemy may place Sentry Wards to scout out your approach, as well as if they have Dust of Appearance or Gem of True Sight, can save your life as you can stop yourself from walking into a trap. As well, knowing that certain enemies are on another part of the map will allow you to kill your target in the knowledge that their allies cannot reach them in time.
    • When playing Bounty Hunter, it is important to stay off the map as much as possible once the laning stage ends. Keep the enemy guessing on where you are, so that they second-guess their decision to farm their own jungle, or push a lane too far forward, or go to any part of the map by themselves, for fear of being found and killed by you and your teammates. By doing so, you can destroy the enemy's economy as they will be too preoccupied worrying about you and not be spending time farming, giving your team space to outfarm them and get a gold and level advantage.
  • Bounty Hunter is best played as an off-laner or roamer.
    • As an off-laner, Bounty Hunter should attempt to block the enemy's pull camp so that he can get last-hits closer to his tower, and use Shadow Walk to sap experience if needed. As well, using an Observer Ward to block the enemy's pull camp can, depending on the ward's specific location, alert you to any incoming rotations by the enemy's supports, or let you see if the enemy is ferrying detection items to themselves with their courier in order to counter Shadow Walk.
    • As a roamer, Bounty Hunter should generally focus on helping out in ganks by using Shadow Walk to approach an enemy who gets out of position during laning, adding his damage output to gank attempts. While he lacks contribution besides his right-clicks and body-blocking at level 1, once he has a level or two he can add his skills to the mix.
    • Early play with Bounty Hunter can allow him to snipe the enemy's courier from invisibility, under optimal circumstances. As he can wait for the enemy's courier invisibly with Shadow Walk, he can choose to kill it as it approaches the enemy's mid to deliver their Bottle, or snipe it as it tries to ferry detection items to their safe lane supports. However, it requires good game sense and map awareness to know where the courier might appear, so this tactic is only viable at higher levels of gameplay.
  • Shuriken Toss icon.png Shuriken Toss is Bounty Hunter's ranged damage nuke. It has a myriad of uses, from getting last-hits from range in lane if it is too dangerous to approach the creep wave, to finishing off fleeing enemy targets.
    • In general, Shuriken Toss should only be used to last-hit creeps and interrupt channeling abilities and items in the early game, and as such only one or two levels should be spent on the ability in the laning stage. While the added damage is always beneficial, early skill points should be expended more profitably on your other abilities.
    • Remember that Shuriken Toss mini-stuns the target upon impact, so it's better to hold it in reserve until the enemy uses a channeling spell or activates their Town Portal Scroll. While it does have a short cooldown, the channeling time on a Town Portal Scroll is even shorter.
    • When using Shuriken Toss alongside Track to inflict damage to multiple enemy heroes in a teamfight, remember that the initial target does not have to be Tracked in order for it to bounce, so you can throw the shuriken at an un-Tracked target and it will bounce to any Tracked heroes within range. This can be useful for increasing your damage output if you don't have time to cast Track on all enemy heroes before using the shuriken, or for increasing the shuriken's maximum range to 1600 by tossing it at a creep and closing the remainder of the distance from the bounce.
    • Be careful about approaching targets to cast Shuriken Toss on them, as its short cast range may put you in unnecessary danger. If possible, try to Track the target first, and use a nearby creep as a target to bounce the shuriken from a safer range. As well, remember that you can use the bounce to catch a fleeing enemy hero who would otherwise be outside of its 400 cast range.
  • Jinada icon.png Jinada is a powerful damage ability that gives Bounty Hunter the ability to inflict critical strikes at will. Due to the way it works, Bounty Hunter is best served building raw damage items, as attack speed does not help Jinada to proc more frequently.
    • Aside from the guaranteed critical strike, another important facet of Jinada is that it inflicts a slow on its target for some time. This makes it a powerful initiating ability as attacking a target will inflict large amounts of damage and slow them, preventing them from easily escaping.
    • Remember that you can stack slows on top of Jinada in order to further debilitate the target. As such, items such as Orb of Venom can give you further disabling ability as the slow can be applied simultaneously.
  • Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk is Bounty Hunter's go-to spell for mobility, escape and initiations, and as such it should generally be leveled first. At level 1, it provides 20 seconds of invisibility on a 15 second cooldown, allowing Bounty Hunter to remain invisible so long as he as the mana to back it up.
    • As Shadow Walk applies the bonus damage buff right at the start of the spell, it is possible to attack a target during the fade time and still inflict the bonus damage while retaining the buff. This can help with last hitting or harassing as you will be able to use the bonus damage twice (once during the fade time and once when breaking invisibility), however it becomes less feasible as the spell is leveled due to the fade time shortening.
    • Shadow Walk has an instant cast time, and does not interrupt channeling. As such, it can be cast without breaking your stride while escaping, and can be activated after beginning to channel a Town Portal Scroll, whether the aim is to become invisible while escaping or to become invisible prior to reaching your destination.
    • Be wary that using items will break Shadow Walk. Therefore, things such as changing attributes on Power Treads or activating the movement speed boost of Phase Boots will break invisibility, so be extremely careful about item usage while under the effects of Shadow Walk. Conversely though, if you have been hit by Dust of Appearance you can instantly break invisibility using the above two methods in order to negate the slow that it inflicts on invisible heroes.
    • Keep in mind, Shadow Walk's duration is always longer than its cooldown. At higher levels, it is possible to strike a target out of invisibility, become invisible again immediately afterward, and then hit them again for large amounts of bonus damage. However, this also leaves Bounty Hunter vulnerable since he will be visible and with Shadow Walk on cooldown, making escaping difficult if the enemy finds him before he can turn invisible again.
  • Track icon.png Track is a powerful vision spell in any situation, and is a great boon to any team. As it provides True Sight on the target and basic vision in a radius around them, as well as increasing the movement speed of all nearby allies, it is extremely powerful in preventing the enemy from easily initiating and gives valuable intelligence as well.
    • Track is an extremely powerful ability against heroes that rely on invisibility to escape, as the True Sight reveals their location through invisibility. It is also very powerful against heroes with blink abilities, as they often rely not only on quickly putting distance between themselves and their pursuers, but also on jumping in an unknown direction to make their opponents guess.
    • While Bounty Hunter excels at killing lone targets by himself, his team is better served in assisting him whenever he ganks targets. This not only increases the chances of a successful kill, but awards bonus reliable gold to nearby allies. The allied bonus gold exists for a reason, and rewards a team that coordinates kills with Bounty Hunter rather than letting him try to kill enemies by himself.
    • In a teamfight, try to cast Track on as many enemies as possible first, as it will give all teammates a movement speed advantage and mark them all as potential targets for a bounced Shuriken Toss. As well, any successful kills will greatly increase the gold bounty received, which can lead to buying more core items faster. However, when ganking a solo target, it is generally advisable to reserve Track until after you initiate on the target with a Shadow Walk and Jinada combo, in order to avoid alerting them until the last possible second.
    • In general, it is wise to Track as many enemy heroes as possible in order to gather intelligence on their locations and spot out any of their allies that wander too close to them. This gives your team a powerful strategic advantage since they will not only know the location of the Tracked target, but may also spot any of their teammates and give advance warning to their intentions (such as if they cast Moonlight Shadow icon.png Moonlight Shadow).
    • Keep in mind, Track allows you to discern how much gold the target has, and as such lets you know how close they may be to getting one of their core items. After tracking an enemy (especially one of their carries), be sure to alert teammates to the debuff (Ctrl + left click on the debuff in the enemy player's status bar). This also serves to log the event in the chat log for later reference. This allows your team to make the decision based on the amount of farm the enemy has: if they are close to getting another major item, quickly rotating and ganking the target can set them back tremendously, however if they are farming poorly you can choose to engage a different enemy or take the time to continue farming on your side.
    • Since Track has such a low cooldown, it is a very good ability to use in order to break an enemy's Linken's Sphere, whether in a teamfight or during a gank. In teamfights, it can render their Linken's Sphere useless ahead of time, and in ganks it can be used as a leader prior to a stronger targeted disable.
    • It is important to note that if Bounty Hunter is in the enemy's fog of war and casts Track on an enemy, his position is not revealed to them, thereby allowing him to stealthily mark targets for his team. However, the debuff status indicator still appears in enemy players' HUDs, and the movement speed bonus is easily visible on all nearby creeps. Regardless, it is a useful feature in that it allows Bounty Hunter to Track targets without revealing his location.
  • Given his role, Bounty Hunter has a myriad of items he can build to assist in getting kills against targets.
    • As an off-laner, it is wise to request your team's supports to buy you an Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward to give you vision in the enemy's jungle and possibly block their pull camp (although don't be afraid to buy one for yourself if you must move immediately to lane upon connecting to battle). Doing so will alert you to any incoming rotations and ganks so that you can keep alive. Once past the laning stage you are encouraged to regularly buy Observer Wards yourself, as you can traverse the map with Shadow Walk and place them for your team, giving you map vision to spot potential ganks.
    • Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick is highly recommended on Bounty Hunter, as his small HP pool makes it disparately effective on him and his spells have low cooldowns (as well as a high mana cost in the case of Shuriken Toss). A full charge Magic Stick can replenish a large fraction of Bounty Hunter's health, and give him enough mana to cast multiple spells. Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand is powerful for all the same reasons, giving Bounty Hunter additional stats as well as larger charge storage.
    • Orb of Venom icon.png Orb of Venom is a powerful early-game complement to Jinada, as the combination of slows can reduce a target's movement speed by 37%. As it is a Unique Attack Modifier though, it should generally be sold once you are close to getting a Desolator.
    • Ring of Basilius icon.png Ring of Basilius can be a useful laning item to build, as Bounty Hunter's spells cost very little mana and his base intelligence is somewhat low. The additional armor and damage also help him to survive, and it can be disassembled later and the Sage's Mask recycled for another item, since Bounty Hunter's intelligence growth makes the Sage's Mask better for mana regen once he hits level 6.
    • Bottle icon.png Bottle is very effective on Bounty Hunter both as an off-laner and roamer. The low mana cost of his spells and his small HP pool mean that he gets a lot of benefits from the regen, and his mobility with Shadow Walk allows him to bottle runes as needed.
    • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger greatly extends Bounty Hunter's already strong mobility, as he can chase and escape over impassable terrain, especially when combined with Track. It can be used in conjunction with Shadow Walk to allow for powerful initiations and chasing, preventing targets from running away under even the best of circumstances.
    • Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest can be upgraded from a purchased Medallion of Courage, and tremendously improves Bounty Hunter's survivability against physical attacks as well as giving him increased mana regen. Using the active on a gank target reduces their armor by a tremendous amount, and reduces their ability to fight back due to the induced miss chance.
    • Boots of Travel icon.png Boots of Travel give Bounty Hunter more mobility, along with freeing up inventory space due to not needing a Town Portal Scroll anymore. As such, more powerful damage or initiating items can be built, and targets can be chased more easily, as well as the global repositioning giving Bounty Hunter far more opportunities to execute ganks due to being able to teleport to allied creeps instead of just towers.
    • Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge is a very situational purchase, as the doubled invisibility can seem redundant. However, the item gives Bounty Hunter increased HP and better damage output, and the special properties of Silver Edge's Shadow Walk allows him to apply a Break to gank targets, which can disable survivability passives and make them easier to kill. Using both Shadow Walk abilities can inflict almost 350 burst physical damage (and almost 500 if doubling up on Bounty Hunter's Shadow Walk by allowing it to come off cooldown before a gank for a second use), on top of Jinada, a possible Lesser Maim proc and any other additional modifiers such as Desolator.
    • Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade is a very expensive item, however it gives Bounty Hunter the second-most amount of raw damage possible from a single item (Divine Rapier is the most), drastically increasing the damage from a Jinada strike, and gives him some strength as well to increase his survivability. While the passive bash is better used on a hero with enough attack speed to proc the stun reliably, Abyssal Blade is an exception for Bounty Hunter since he can use the active to instantly stun a gank target, and disable targets through spell immunity as well.
    • Divine Rapier icon.png Divine Rapier is extremely situational and extremely risky, particularly since Bounty Hunter is quite frail and easy to kill if caught, giving the enemy team a free Rapier. However, as a last-resort weapon it can be quite powerful, as Jinada's guaranteed crit allows Bounty Hunter to inflict upwards of 1,000 physical damage when striking a target from Shadow Walk, not including any other damage items or armor reductions on the target. In dire situations, this may be enough to kill a critical target and give your team a major advantage.

Trivia[edit]

  • In DotA, Gondar shared the same hero model and dialogue as Akama, a playable Broken Draenei hero in the campaign of Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, and later an NPC in World of Warcraft.[1]
  • Gondar's line, Play "No job is too big, no fee is too big." is a direct quote from the movie Ghostbusters.[2]
  • Gondar's line, Play "Dead or Alive you're coming with me." is the same line used multiple times by the main protagonist of the movie "Robocop". [3]

Update history[edit]

August 09, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Shadow Walk damaging buildings.

August 02, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Teleport animations for Beastmaster, Bounty Hunter, Broodmother, Clinkz, Lifestealer, Necrolyte and Shadow Shaman.
  • [Undocumented] Added Haste Run animations for Bounty Hunter and Enchantress.
  • [Undocumented] Added Spawn animations for Beastmaster, Bounty Hunter, Necrolyte and Shadow Shaman.
  • [Undocumented] Added Victory & Defeated animations for Bounty Hunter.

July 12, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Jinada proccing on Tombstone.

May 24, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes allow Jinada to work on buildings.

May 10, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed turn rates for the following heroes: Lifestealer, Alchemist, Clockwerk, Bounty Hunter, Dark Seer, Dazzle, Ancient Apparition, Brewmaster, Chen, Silencer, Lone Druid, Spectre and Spiritbreaker.

April 12, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Alchemist's Unstable Concoction and Bounty Hunter's Track being castable on Spirit Bear/Golem.

March 28, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the hero selection portrait for Bounty Hunter.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed illusions procing Jinada's critical strike.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Bounty Hunter and Clinkz's invisibility getting dispelled by Tornado.

January 19, 2012 Patch

January 12, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed it being possible to use Jinada cooldown without triggering a critical strike.
  • Fixed Jinada working on denies.
  • Fixed Jinada and Shadowblade affecting buildings.
  • Fixed Track giving bonus gold for dead illusions.
  • Fixed Track not being dispelled by Time Lapse, Repel, Purge, etc.
  • Fixed Track debuff icon not showing.
  • Enabled Ursa Ursa and Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter in Captain's Mode.
  • Removed track casting effect from enemy vision.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • Added Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter!

December 16, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added new portraits for Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter and icons for associated skills.

May 13, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a number of abilities having incorrect interaction with Sphere: Slithereen Crush, Jinada, Wind Walk, Echo Slam, Moon Glaive, Death Pulse, Purification, Scream of Pain, Fatal Bonds.

Balance changelog[edit]

6.84

  • Increased Intelligence intelligence gain from 1.4 to 2.
  • Shuriken Toss icon.png Shuriken Toss
    • Increased damage from 100/200/250/325 to 150/225/300/375.
    • Reduced cast range reduced from 650 to 400.
    • Increased manacost from 90/115/135/155 to 120/130/140/150.
    • Increased bounce search radius from 900 to 1200.
  • Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk damage is no longer reduced by Damage Block.
  • Track icon.png Track's debuff now shows how much gold the hero currently has.

6.83

  • Track icon.png Track
    • Increased bonus gold for self from 150/200/250 to 200/275/350.
    • Reduced cooldown from 10/7/5 to 4 on each level.

6.82

  • Shuriken Toss icon.png Shuriken Toss now bounces to all tracked units within a 900 range.

6.81b

  • Increased Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk duration from 15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35.

6.81

  • Increased Track icon.png Track cast range from 900/1050/1200 to 1200.

6.78

  • Reduced Track icon.png Track manacost from 70/60/50 to 50.

6.77

  • Track icon.png Track no longer reduces armor by 1/3/5.

6.73

  • Increased Track icon.png Track self gold bonus from 75/150/225 to 150/200/250.

6.72d

  • Undid melee hero collision change from 6.72c.

6.72c

  • Increased base Intelligence intelligence from 16 to 19.
  • Melee hero collision size now reduced from 24 to 12.

6.72

6.71

  • Increased Track icon.png Track team reliable gold bonus from 50 on each level to 50/100/150.

6.70

  • Increased base armor from 1 to 3 (total armor is now 5.94).
  • Increased Track icon.png Track movement speed bonus radius from 800 to 900.

6.69

  • Increased Jinada icon.png Jinada critical damage from 140%/160%/180%/200% to 150%/175%/200%/225%.
  • Increased Track icon.png Track cast range from 750/950/1150 to 900/1050/1200.

6.68

  • Reduced Jinada icon.png Jinada cooldown from 21/16/11/6 to 15/12/9/6.
  • Track icon.png Track
    • Now gives 50 bonus gold to all allies affected by the track aura around tracked enemies.
    • Bonus gold is treated as reliable gold.

6.67

  • Track icon.png Track now displays a visual effect above the target, which is only visible to Gondar and his allies.
  • Added to Captain's Mode.

6.66b

  • Fixed Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk preventing Jinada icon.png Jinada from applying the critical strike when attacking out of the invisibility.

6.66

  • Reduced Jinada icon.png Jinada cooldown from 22/17/12/7 to 21/16/11/6.

6.65

Old Jinada icon.png Jinada:
Gives Gondar a chance to evade physical attacks and a chance to to deal extra damage.
Dodge chance: 5%/10%/15%/20%
Crit chance: 15%
Crit damage: 125%/150%/175%/200%
New Jinada icon.png Jinada:
Adds a critical strike and a small main to Gondar's next attack. Has a cooldown.
Crit damage: 140%/160%/180%/200%
Movement speed slow: 25%
Attack speed slow: 25
Slow duration: 3
Cooldown: 22/17/12/7
Notes: Is not a unique attack modifier.

6.63

  • Imported a custom model for him that has his selection box fixed.

6.56

  • Increased Track icon.png Track manacost from 50 on each level to 70/60/50.

6.55

  • Track icon.png Track
    • Now grants the 20% movement speed bonus to all allies within a 800 radius around tracked enemies.
    • Now always grants the bounty to Bounty Hunter as long as enemy heroes die with the debuff on, he no longer needs to make the killing blow.
    • Increased armor reduction from 1/2/4 to 1/3/5.
    • Reduced manacost from 100/75/50 to 50 on each level.

6.53

6.51

6.36

  • Increased cast range from 450 to 750/950/1150.

6.35

6.31

  • Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk
    • Increased damage from 25/50/75/100 to 30/60/90/120.
    • Reduced manacost from 75 to 50.

6.22

  • Rescaled Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk duration from 20/20/25/25 to 15/20/25/30.

6.20

  • Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk no longer increases movement speed by 30%.
  • Track icon.png Track
    • Now grants 20% movement speed bonus to Bounty Hunter when within 800 range of the tracked unit.
    • Can now only target heroes.
    • Increased manacost from 50/60/70 to 100/78/50.

6.17

6.12

  • Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk
    • Increased damage from 20/40/60/80 to 25/50/75/100.
    • Reduced duration from 20/25/30/35 to 20/20/25/25.
    • Increased cooldown from 20 to 25.

6.09

  • Increased attack range from 100 to 128.
  • Reduced Track icon.png Track duration from 90 to 30.

6.07

  • Increased Bounty Hunter's model size.
  • Increased Track icon.png Track cooldown from 1/0/0 to 10/7/5.

6.03

Track icon.png Track:
Tracks an enemy unit. If you kill a tracked enemy hero, you will get extra gold for the kill. Also reduces the target's armor and provides shared vision.
Cast range: 450
Gold bonus: 50/100/150
Armor reduction: 1/2/4
Duration: 90
Manacost: 50/60/70
Cooldown: 1/0/0
Notes: Can be cast on creeps, but won't grant the bounty for killing them.

6.02

  • Increased base attack damage from 2-16 to 24-38 (total attack damage is now 45-59).
  • Bounty Hunter can now attack flying units.
  • Reduced Bounty Hunter's model size.

6.00

  • Reduced base attack damage from 20-30 to 2-16 (total attack damage is now 23-37).
  • Reduced cast point from unknown to 0.3.
  • Increased attack point from unknown to 0.59 (to match his visual attack animation).
  • Replaced Track icon.png Track with Disarm
Disarm:
Disarms a target enemy unit, causing one of its items to be dropped for a short time.
Cast range: 350
Duration: 5/9/13
Manacost: 75
Cooldown: 30
Notes: Casting on a unit without an inventory, or an already disarmed unit has no effect.

Replaced abilities[edit]

Jinada (pre 6.65)
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be used by illusions.
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Ability Affects
Passive Self
Gives a chance to avoid attacks and to deal critical damage.
Dodge Chance: 5%/10%/15%/20%
Critical Chance: 15%
Critical Damage: 125%/150/175%/200%
Can be used by illusions. Red critical numbers are before illusion and armor reduction.

Notes:

  • This ability got reworked into the current Jinada icon.png Jinada in the 6.65 gameplay patch.
  • The evasion does not stack with other sources of evasion.
  • Increased attack damage by an avarage of 3.75%/7.5%/11.25%/15%.

Disarm
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be dispelled.
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Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemies
A nasty blow that forces the enemy unit to drop a random item that an enemy unit posssesses for a short period of time.
Cast Time: 0.3+0.51
Cast range: 350
Duration: 5/9/13
Cooldown 30 Mana 75

Notes:

  • This ability temporarily replaced Track icon.png Track from the gameplay patches 6.00 to 6.02.
  • Casting on units with no inventory had no effect, wasting the cooldown and mana.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Akama, the model Gondar uses in DotA
  2. The line from Ghostbusters Bounty Hunter is quoting.
  3. A scene of Robocop Bounty Hunter is refering to with one of his lines.