Broodmother

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Broodmother
Broodmother.png
Strength
17 + 2.5
Agility
18 + 2.2
Intelligence
18 + 2
Level Base 1 16 25
Health 200 540 1320 2140
H Regen 0.25 0.76 1.95 3.16
Mana 50 266 650 1082
M Regen 0.01 0.73 2.01 3.45
Damage 26‒32 44‒50 79‒85 116‒122
Armor 0 2.57 7.57 12.97
Spell Dmg 0% 1.13% 3.13% 5.38%
Att / Sec 0.58 0.69 0.9 1.11
Movement Speed 295
Turn Rate 0.5
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range 150
Projectile Speed Instant
Attack Duration 0.4+0.5
Base Attack Time 1.7
Magic resistance 25%
Collision Size 24

Black Arachnia the Broodmother is a melee agility hero who is a notably powerful pusher. Her trademark spiderlings, as both an asset and a liability, define her play style. While a possible additional source of income, experience and lane pushes, spiderlings can easily feed opponents when not handled with deft micro and great awareness. Broodmother's abilities allow her to summon those spiderlings to do her bidding, to conceal herself and her spiderlings in an area, and to slow and kill heroes with relative ease if caught off guard, all while staying as elusive as possible with her webs and passives. She spends most of the early game pressuring a lane with little concern, due to her spiderlings and her invisibility/added HP regeneration, but she can also transition into a difficult to kill melee carry, which can dive in on and rapidly kill lone enemies with the right items later on.

Bio[edit | edit source]

Broodmother Black Arachnia, the Broodmother
Play "I've promised you to my children."
Role: Carry Carry / Pusher Pusher / Escape Escape / Nuker Nuker
Lore: For centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother lurked in the dark lava tubes beneath the smoldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, raising millions of spiderlings in safety before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. In a later age, the Vizier of Greed, Ptholopthales, erected his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any looters who sought his magnetic wealth must survive the spider-haunted passages. After millennia of maternal peace, Black Arachnia found herself beset by a steady trickle of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths--all of them delicious, certainly, and yet tending to create a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. Tiring of the intrusions, she paid a visit to Ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to discuss a compromise, she wrapped the Vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centerpiece of a special birthday feast. Unfortunately, the absence of the Magnetic Ziggurat's master merely emboldened a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trodden underfoot by a clumsy adventurer, she reached the end of her silken rope. Broodmother headed for the surface, declaring her intent to rid the world of each and every possible invader, down to the last Hero if necessary, until she could ensure her nursery might once more be a safe and wholesome environment for her precious spiderspawn.
Voice: Ellen McLain (Responses)

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Spiderling
Broodmother Spiderling model.png
Summon
Level 3
Duration 60
Health 450
Health regen 0.5
Armor 0
Magic resistance 0 %
Damage 18‒19
Acquisition range 500
Attack range 100
Base attack time 1.35
Attack animation 0.5+0.3
Movement speed 350
Follow range 100
Turn rate 0.5
Collision size 8
Vision range 1100  •  800 (G)
Bounty 11‒13
Experience 31
Model scale 0.3
Notes Abilities:
Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting
Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png Spawn Spiderite

Spawn Spiderlings
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked by Spell Immunity. Play
Q
W
Spawn Spiderlings icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence.
Cast Animation0.2+0.5
Cast Range: 700
Damage: 70/140/210/280
Number of Spiderlings: 1/2/3/4
Debuff Duration: 2
Spiderling Duration: 60
Cooldown 10 Mana 120
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Debuff persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked upon impact.
Modifiers
Debuff Spawn Spiderlings: Dispellable with any dispel.
Black Arachnia continues to raise her young, even amidst the field of combat. The brood quickly learns how to support their mother.

Notes:

  • Spawn Spiderlings' projectile travels at a speed of 1200 and can be disjointed.
  • Spiderlings only spawn when the targeted unit dies while having the debuff on.
  • It does not matter who kills the target, if it dies in any way, the Spiderlings spawn.
  • Spiderlings are fully affected by Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​.


Spin Web
Cannot be used by illusions. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Play
W
B
Spin Web icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Area Self
Spins a large web that renders Broodmother invisible, grants a passive movement speed increase, gives free movement, and boosts regeneration while in its vicinity. Spin Web charges restore every 40 seconds. If damage is taken, free movement is disabled and the movement speed increase is halved for 6 seconds. Spin Web can be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches an existing web. Webs never expire, and can be manually destroyed. When the maximum limit of webs is exceeded, the oldest web disappears.
Cast Animation0.4+0.4
Cast Range: 1000
Web Radius: 900
Number of Web Charges: 1/2/3/4
Max Amount of Webs: 2/4/6/8
Fade Delay: 2
Health Regen Bonus: 2/4/6/8
Move Speed Bonus: 40%/50%/60%/70%
Charge Replenish Time: 40
Cooldown 0 Mana 50
Modifiers
Buff Spin Web Charge Counter: Undispellable.
Buff Spin Web Invisible Applier: Undispellable.
Buff Spin Web: Undispellable.
Buff Invisible: Undispellable.
Weaving a bed of silken fibers, Arachnia's web both protects her and her offspring, as well as giving advancing opponents a sense of foreboding.

Notes:

  • Has a global cast range when a part of another web is within the targeted area.
  • Upon learning, Broodmother instantly gains 1 charge. However, but leveling it up further does not instantly grant the other charges.
  • Only affects the caster, and all Spiderlings and Spiderites under the player's control. Other player-controlled units are unaffected.
  • Movement speed, unobstructed movement and health regeneration are instantly granted upon entering the web.
  • Restores health in form of regeneration, so it restores 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8 health in 0.1 second intervals, which makes 2/4/6/8 per second.
  • Can restore up to 120/240/360/480 health in one minute.
  • The invisibility has a fade delay of 2 seconds and instantly starts upon entering the web.
  • When leaving the radius of the web, all its granted effects linger for 0.15 seconds.
  • When taking player-based damage, the unobstructed movement is instantly lost and the speed bonus reduced to 20%/25%/30%/35%.
  • When taken out of her unobstructed pathing, trees within 150 radius around her get destroyed.
  • Webs are visible on the minimap for Broodmother and her team. They do not provide vision but are selectable through the Fog of War.
  • The web's twitching caused by Broodmother or her spiders moving in it is only visible to enemies when they have True Sight.


Incapacitating Bite
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Blocked by Spell Immunity.
E
P
Incapacitating Bite icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Enemies
Broodmother's venom cripples enemy units, causing her attacks to slow and giving the affected unit a chance to miss its attacks.
Move Speed Slow: 10%/20%/30%/40%
Miss Chance: 30%/40%/50%/60%
Duration: 2
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Slow and blind persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Modifiers
Debuff Incapacitating Bite Orb: Dispellable with any dispel.
Paralytic toxins come from Black Arachnia's fangs, causing a slow and painful death to those who intrude on her webs.

Notes:

  • Successive hits with Incapacitating Bite on the same target do not stack, only the debuff gets refreshed.
  • Does not affect buildings, wards and allied units when attacking them.


Insatiable Hunger
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Play
R
T
Insatiable Hunger icon.png
Ability Affects
No Target Self
A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother's attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.
Cast Animation0.2+0.5
Attack Damage Bonus: 60/90/120
Lifesteal: 60%/80%/100%
Duration: 14
Cooldown 45 Mana 100
Modifiers
Buff Insatiable Hunger: Dispellable with any dispel.
While most of her prey is wrapped in silken cocoons and saved for her young, the Broodmother herself has a taste for wandering heroes.

Notes:

  • Fully stacks with all other sources of lifesteal.
  • The damage is added as raw damage bonus, so it can be reduced with e.g. Enfeeble icon.png Enfeeble​, but not amplified with e.g. Empower icon.png Empower​.
  • Cannot lifesteal off of buildings, but can lifesteal off of wards and allied units.


Spin Web ability[edit | edit source]

Spin Web
Spin Web icon.png
Other
Level 1
Duration Permanent
Health 100
Health regen 0
Armor 0
Magic resistance 0 %
Collision size 8
Vision range 0  •  0 (G)
Bounty 0
Experience 0
Model scale 1
Notes Invulnerable
Phased
Abilities:
Destroy Spin Web icon.png Destroy Spin Web


Destroy Spin Web
Q
D
Destroy Spin Web icon.png
Ability Affects
No Target Self
Destroys the selected Spin Web.
Cast Animation0+0
Cooldown 0

Notes:

  • This is cast from the web itself, allowing Broodmother to destroy webs individually instead of having the oldest one destroyed.
  • The cast of Destroy Spin Web is not registered as a spell cast and thus does not proc any on-cast effects.
  • Spin webs do not leave corpses.


Spiderling abilities[edit | edit source]

Spiderite
Broodmother Spiderling model.png
Summon
Level 2
Duration 60
Health 175
Health regen 0.5
Armor 0
Magic resistance 0 %
Damage 9‒10
Acquisition range 500
Attack range 100
Base attack time 1.35
Attack animation 0.5+0.3
Movement speed 350
Follow range 100
Turn rate 0.5
Collision size 8
Vision range 1100  •  800 (G)
Bounty 16‒21
Experience 20
Model scale 0.23


Poison Sting
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not disabled by Break. Not blocked by Spell Immunity.
Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Poisons and slows enemies with each attack.
Damage per Second: 8
Move Speed Slow: 8%
Hero Duration: 2
Creep Duration: 6
Modifiers
Debuff Poison Sting Debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • Successive hits with Poison Sting on the same target do not stack, only the debuff gets refreshed.
  • Deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is applied, resulting in 2 (6) damage ticks.
  • Spiderites do not possess this ability.


Spawn Spiderite
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not disabled by Break. Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Enemies
Applies debuff on attack. If debuffed unit dies, a spiderite will spawn.
Number of Spiderites: 1
Debuff Duration: 2
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Debuff persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Modifiers
Debuff Spawn Spiderite Debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • Spiderites only spawn when the attacked unit dies while having the debuff on.
  • It does not matter who kills the target, if it dies in any way, the spiderites spawn.
  • Spiderites are fully affected by Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​.
  • Spiderites do not possess this ability.


Recommended items[edit | edit source]

Starting items:

Early-game items:

  • The extra mana burst from Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring allows her to use Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings​ to harass the lane rival and safely take last hits.
  • Ring of Basilius (Active) icon.png Ring of Basilius provides attribute bonuses as well as an armor aura for extra pushing power and can be upgraded into Vladimir's Offering later on.

Core items:

  • Power Treads icon.png Power Treads provide attack speed and more survivability through additional attribute bonuses.
  • The silence from Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence allows her to kill heroes with escape abilities and/or stuns.
  • Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering provides a useful lifesteal effect on both Broodmother and nearby spiderlings, fully stacking with the effects of her ultimate ability. The bonus armor and attack damage greatly increase the ability of Broodmother and her spiders to push lanes and towers.

Situational items:

  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar's magic immunity synergies with the huge lifesteal from Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger​ and makes her very hard to kill.
  • Manta Style icon.png Manta Style offers bonus attack speed, damage, movement speed and stats. The active ability, Unknown icon.png Mirror Image​, can be used to dispel debuffs such as Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance, dodge stunning projectiles such as Storm Hammer icon.png Storm Hammer​, or to increase Broodmother's ability to push lanes and towers.
  • Butterfly icon.png Butterfly offers bonus attack speed, damage and armor, increasing Broodmother's carry potential. The only downside is that the enemy most likely purchases Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar on their carries to counter you anyway, making the evasion of Butterfly less useful.
  • Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar is bought to dominate enemies with evasion and the built-in mini-bash can prevent enemies from escaping with a Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll.
  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance provides useful area damage that Broodmother can easily apply while invisible and/or unreachable both to push lanes faster and to harass incautious enemy heroes.
  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass boosts the attack speed and armor of Broodmother and her spiders.

Counters[edit | edit source]

Lane:

  • Axe icon.png Axe​ is the curse of every Broodmother. She has to reveal herself and the spiderlings if caught by Berserker's Call icon.png Berserker's Call​ and feeds huge amounts of gold to the Counter Helix icon.png Counter Helix​. A follow-up Battle Hunger icon.png Battle Hunger​ prevents her from escaping in the trees and gives a chance to keep up with her immense speed.
  • Dark Seer icon.png Dark Seer​ zones you out from creepwaves with Ion Shell icon.png Ion Shell​. He might even cast it on your spiderlings, who will get damaged quickly unless you sort out the afflicted ones. Vacuum icon.png Vacuum​ destroys the trees you might try to hide and Surge icon.png Surge​ lets him escape in case you try to turn on him.
  • Legion Commander icon.png Legion Commander​'s first ability, Overwhelming Odds icon.png Overwhelming Odds​, scales off how many units are in the AoE. It destroy her spiderlings and does a huge amount of damage to Broodmother icon.png Broodmother​.
  • If playing against Undying icon.png Undying​, you should leave spiderlings to a safe distance. His Tombstone icon.png Tombstone​ spawns 1 zombie for each spiderling every second killing them in 2-3 seconds. Thus Undying icon.png Undying​ gets a huge gold and XP boost while they hinder your ability to fight when they suddenly lose their free pathing. Undying icon.png Undying​'s Soul Rip icon.png Soul Rip​ also gains power for each unit within its radius. Send spiderlings to attack only when you are certain that he cannot use Tombstone icon.png Tombstone​.

Combat:

  • Be cautious when the enemy has picked an Earthshaker icon.png Earthshaker​ as Echo Slam icon.png Echo Slam​ annihilates her if multiple spiderlings are present.
  • Ember Spirit icon.png Ember Spirit​, Meepo icon.png Meepo​ and Naga Siren icon.png Naga Siren​ have good tools to counterpush and easily clear out your minions.
  • Slardar icon.png Slardar​ can track you with Amplify Damage icon.png Amplify Damage​ and catch up with Sprint icon.png Sprint​. In a direct confrontation he comes out on top by bursting your spiderslings with Slithereen Crush icon.png Slithereen Crush​ and hitting you down with Bash icon.png Bash​ faster than Insatiable Hunger can compensate for.
  • It's suicidal to stay close to Timbersaw icon.png Timbersaw​ because all of his spells deal pure AOE damage and destroy your tree hiding spots. Your spiderslings boot up Reactive Armor icon.png Reactive Armor​ within the shortest time possible.

Items:

  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger is one of the best tools to catch you out and get in range for disables.
  • Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel allow the enemy to come back to defend against splitpush or join a fight after pushing back your lane.
  • Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard and Vanguard icon.png Vanguard negate most of the spiderling damage.
  • Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards restrict your movement heavily as it's very easy to predict your whereabouts due to the nets. Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight is the even better alternative once they investments for wards are too high or in case you are counterwarding.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade allows enemies to purge Insatiable Hunger and stops you from getting away.
  • Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance disables your unobstructed movement and burns down the spiderlings very fast.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Broodmother icon.png Broodmother​ is a prime choice for going into the offlane, as her webs give her the survivability and the pushing power from the spiderlings can overwhelm a lane without need of her being babysat by an additional hero.
  • Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings​ acts as a ranged nuke, and is very useful for killing weak enemies that are fleeing.
  • Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring is a great item to have on her as the instant mana boost gives her the ability to spawn more spiderlings and the HP regen from the webs can cover for the loss of HP from the Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring.
  • Going right into a Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar is a good choice as the combination of magic immunity and the powerful lifesteal from Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger​ makes the Broodmother icon.png Broodmother​ a very difficult opponent to kill.
  • Casting Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​ on top of an enemy tower makes it easy to dive in on weak heroes. The regen and movespeed bonus combined with Broodmother icon.png Broodmother​'s slow is very effective for diving on heroes with no reliable escape or stun.
  • Broodmother icon.png Broodmother​ is very effective against solitary targets, but against multiple enemies she suffers; as her lifesteal can generally only replenish the damage taken from a solitary foe.
  • A quick Yasha icon.png Yasha gives her more movement speed to evade ganks and remain a threat for that lane. Then this can be made into a Manta Style icon.png Manta Style which gives her a way to remove dust and confuse the enemy to escape ganks and waste their crowd control spells.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite​ is not a Unique Attack Modifier and stacks fully with Orb of Venom icon.png Orb of Venom and Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi and also with Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ making almost impossible for your enemies to escape on foot.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In her DotA biography, Broodmother's spiderlings originated from her relationship with Anub'arak, the Nerubian Assassin. In Dota 2, such tie between the two heroes does not exist.
  • Broodmother's Fun/Alternate name was Broodmama.
  • Broodmother's rarer response Play "some pig." is a reference to the children's novel Charlotte's Web.

Update history[edit | edit source]

March 24, 2016 Patch

  • Spiderlings and Spiderites can now be set to two different control groups
  • Fixed Spiderlings killing nearby trees when they die
  • Fixed a rare case where Spiderlings could fail to summon spiderites
  • Fixed Spiderling's Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ sometimes not crediting you for the kill
  • Fixed Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​ subability proccing Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick
  • Fixed Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite​'s blind component not affecting illusions
  • Fixed a rare case where Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite​ would stop working when the debuff was placed by illusions first

February 17, 2016 Patch

  • Updated Workshop Hero Files of Broodmother and Spiderlings to Source 2.

February 04, 2015 Patch

  • Broodmother's webs are now always visible for Broodmother's team and spectators.

February 04, 2015 Patch

December 17, 2014 Patch Update 5

  • Fixed the damage source of the spiderlings' Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ to be the spiderlings, instead of Broodmother

October 21, 2013 Patch

March 28, 2013 Patch

November 30, 2012 Patch

  • Updated Broodmother's model.

October 11, 2012 Patch

August 02, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Teleport animations for Beastmaster, Bounty Hunter, Broodmother, Clinkz, Lifestealer, Necrolyte and Shadow Shaman.

July 12, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Spiderling passive proccing on magic immune units (like zombies) and spawning mass spiderlings.

April 26, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the hero selection portrait.

March 28, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated Broodmother's texture.

March 08, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added idle injured animations for Broodmother.

March 01, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added new run animation for Broodmother Broodmother's Spiderlings.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added injured animations for Broodmother.
  • [Undocumented] Added chase animations for Broodmother.

January 12, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Spawn Spiderite working on wards.

December 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Insatiable Hunger working against illusions.

December 08, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Broodmother's webs not showing up if you connected after they were created.

October 27, 2011 Patch

  • Added Broodmother's Spiderling's voice code.
  • Enabled Broodmother, Skeleton King and Queen of Pain in Captain's Mode.
  • Fixed Poison Sting from affecting Wards.
  • Fixed the wrong web sometimes getting removed when a new one is added.
  • Fixed the Spiderlings and Spiderite passive abilities working on buildings and mechanical units.
  • Fixed Spawn Spiderlings not being a projectile.
  • Fixed Insatiable Hunger being purgeable.
  • Fixed Insatiable Hunger bonus damage being considered as base damage.

October 20, 2011 Patch

  • Added Broodmother, Queen of Pain and Skeleton King!

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.87

6.86

  • Reduced Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings​ damage from 75/150/225/300 to 70/140/210/280.
  • Spiderlings damage type changed from Chaos to Hero.

6.85b

  • Reduced Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ movement speed slow from 12% to 8%.

6.84c

  • Reduced Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ movement speed slow from 15% to 12%.

6.84

6.83

6.82

  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​:
    • Now has 1/2/3/4 charges with a 40 second replenish time, instead of a 30 second cooldown
      Still has a max of 2/4/6/8 Webs total.
    • Unobstructed movement is now lost for 6 seconds upon taking damage, instead of 3.
    • Movement speed bonus is now doubled while having unobstructed movement.
    • Unobstructed movement and movement speed bonuses now affect Spiderlings and Spiderites.
    • Spin Webs are now selectable and have an ability to destroy themselves.
    • Can now be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches another.
    • Whenever Broodmother or her spiders are lose the unobstructed movement, trees around them are destroyed.

6.81

  • Increased Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ damage per second from 4 to 8.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • Unobstructed movement is no longer lost when enemies have vision over Broodmother.
    • Unobstructed movement is now lost for 3 seconds when Broodmother takes damage.
      Uses the same damage source rules as Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger.
  • Increased Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger​ lifesteal from 40%/60%/80% to 60%/80%/100%.

6.80

  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • No longer provides 200 vision.
    • No longer allows Broodmother to leave the map boundaries.
    • Unobstructed movement is now lost when enemies have vision over Broodmother.

6.79

  • Removed from Captain's Mode.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • Increased radius from 650 to 900.
    • Increased cast range from 600 to 1000.
    • Increased cast point from 0.2 to 0.4.
    • No longer destroys trees.
    • Now grants Broodmother unobstructed movement (can walk over cliffs, trees, etc).
    • Bonuses no longer linger and are instantly lost upon leaving a spin web.

6.78

6.75

  • Increased Spiderite gold bounty from 11-13 to 16-21.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite
    • No longer grants 2/4/6/8 attack damage.
    • Increased enemy miss chance from 10%/15%/20%/25% to 10%/20%/30%/40%.

6.72d

  • Increased collision size from 12 to 24.

6.72c

  • Reduced movement speed from 310 to 295.
  • Reduced collision size from 24 to 12.
  • Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings
    • Reduced number of spiderlings from 1/2/3/4 to 1/2/3/3.
    • Rescaled mana cost from 80/100/120/140 to 120 on each level.
    • Spiderlings and Spiderites are now affected by Spin Web.
    • Changed Spiderlings' and Spiderites' armor type from normal to heavy (damage taken from towers from 100% to 125%).
    • Changed Spiderlings' attack type from normal to chaos (damage against buildings from 70% to 40%, against heroes from 75% to 100%).
    • Increased Spiderlings' model size to make them easier distinguishable from Spiderites.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • Increased radius from 500 to 650.
    • Increased movement speed bonus from 20%/23%/26%/29% to 20%/25%/30%/35%.
    • Reduced cooldown from 90/70/50/30 to 30 on each level.

6.71

  • Reduced movement speed from 315 to 310.
  • Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings
    • Increased debuff duration from 0.9 to 2.
    • Increased mana cost from 75/90/105/120 to 80/100/120/140.

6.69

6.68

  • Reduced base armor from 2 to 0 (total armor is now 2.52).

6.63

  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Increased lifesteal from 40%/55%/70% to 40%/60%/80%.
    • Increased duration from 12 to 14.

6.60

6.55

  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • Reduced vision radius from 500 to 200.
    • Reduced mana cost from 140 to 50.
    • Reduced cooldown from 90/75/60/45 to 90/70/50/30.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Increased attack damage bonus from 60/75/90 to 60/80/100.
    • Reduced lifesteal from 40%/60%/80% to 40%/55%/70%.
    • Reduced duration from 20 to 12.

6.54

  • Increased transparency of Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​s (to prevent them from blocking vision).

6.52

6.50

  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • No longer provides True Sight.
    • Increased movement speed bonus from 20% on each level to 20%/23%/26%/29%.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Is no longer dispellable.
    • Increased lifesteal from 40%/50%/60% to 40%/60%/80%.
    • Reduced cooldown from 60 on each level to 60/45/30.

6.49

  • Reduced attack point from unknown to 0.4.
  • Reduced all spells' cast point from 0.5 to 0.2.

6.40

6.39

  • Fixed Poison Sting (Spiderling) icon.png Poison Sting​ slowing attack speed, instead of movement speed.
  • Increased Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​ health regeneration bonus from 2 on each level to 2/4/6/8.

6.35

  • Increased base armor from 0 to 2 (total armor is now 4.52).
  • Changed Spiderlings' and Spiderites' armor type from heavy to medium (damage taken from towers from 125% to 50%).

6.34

6.24

  • Fixed an issue with Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​s in Death Match mode.

6.20

6.18

6.17

  • Increased movement speed from 313 to 315.
  • Increased Spiderling attack damage from 15-16 to 18-19.
  • Increased Spiderite attack damage from 7-8 to 9-10.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • Reduced mana cost from 200 to 140.
    • Increased movement speed bonus from 10% to 20%.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Reduced attack damage bonus from 60/90/120 to 60/75/90.
    • Increased duration from 20 to 30.
    • Reduced mana cost from 125/145/175 to 100 on each level.
    • Reduced cooldown from 100/90/80 to 60 on each level.

6.15

  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Increased attack damage bonus from 40/75/85 to 60/90/120.
    • Increased duration from 15 to 20.

6.10

6.00

  • Increased Strength strength gain from 2.0 to 2.5.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite
    • Reduced enemy miss chance from 10%/20%/35%/45% to 10%/15%/20%/25%.
    • Reduced movement speed slow from 15%/25%/40%/50% to 10%/20%/30%/40%.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Reduced attack damage bonus from 50/75/100 to 40/75/85.
    • Reduced mana cost from 125/175/225 to 125/145/175.

5.74

  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite
    • Increased proc chance from 10%/20%/30%/40% to 100%
    • Reduced enemy chance to miss from 90% on each level to 10%/20%/35%/45%.
    • Reduced movement speed slow from 80% on each level to 15%/25%/40%/50%.
    • Now passively grants Broodmother 2/4/6/8 attack damage.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • Increased attack damage bonus from 25/50/75 to 50/75/100.
    • Increased duration from 10 to 15.

5.72

  • Changed Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​ invisibility type.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite
    • Reduced chance to proc from 100% to 10%/20%/30%/40%.
    • Increased enemy chance to miss from 10%/20%/30%/40% to 90% on each level.
    • Increased movement speed slow from 25%/35%/50%/65% to 80% on each level.
    • Reduced cooldown from 4 to 0.

5.65

Old Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png Spawn Spiderite:
Can inject an egg in an enemy unit to create a Spiderite. Lasts 3 seconds. If the unit dies during these 3 seconds, a Spiderite is born.
Cast range: 700
Number of Spiderites: 1
Debuff duration: 3
Cooldown: 14
Notes: Is on autocast by default. The Spiderlings will use this whenever it is off cooldown and an enemy is within range.
New Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png Spawn Spiderite:
Plants Spiderite eggs in enemies. If the unit dies while infested, a Spiderite is born.
Number of Spiderites: 1
Debuff duration: 2
A passive ability, which causes all attacks of the Spiderling to debuff enemies. When an enemy dies with the debuff, a Spiderite is born.
  • Increased Spiderite duration from 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
    • Increased max allowed webs from 1/2/3/4 to 2/4/6/8.
    • Reduced mana cost from 250 to 200.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite
    • Increased movement speed slow from 25% on each level to 25%/35%/50%/65%.
    • Added a 4 second cooldown.
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
    • No longer drains 5% of Broodmother's health per second.
    • Increased cooldown from 90/80/70 to 100/90/80.

5.64

  • Fixed Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​'s buffs lasting permanently on Broodmother.

5.63

  • Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings​ can no longer be cast on allied units.
  • Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png Spawn Spiderling (Spiderling ability)
    • Can no longer be cast on allied units.
    • No longer deals 5 damage per second.
    • Increased cooldown from 8 to 14.
    • Renamed to Spawn Spiderite.
    • Now spawns a Spiderite, instead of another Spiderling.
      Spiderites deal 7-8 damage, have 0 armor, 175 health, no abilities and last for 30 seconds. Are not affected by Spin Web.
  • Spin Web icon.png Spin Web​ no longer affects Spiderlings.
  • Incapacitating Bite icon.png Incapacitating Bite
    • Increased proc chance from 20%/30%/40%/50% to 100% on each level.
    • Reduced enemy miss chance from 50% on each level to 10%/20%/30%/40%.

5.62

  • Created.

Replaced abilities[edit | edit source]

Spawn Spiderite (pre 5.65)
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Q
W
Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Unit / Autocast Enemies
Can inject an egg in an enemy unit to create a Spiderite. Lasts 3 seconds. If the unit dies during these 3 seconds, a Spiderite is born.
Cast Animation0.5+0.51
Cast Range: 700
Number of Spiderites: 1
Debuff Duration: 3
Cooldown 14
Modifiers
Debuff Spawn Spiderite: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • This ability got reworked into the current Spawn Spiderite (Spiderling) icon.png Spawn Spiderite​ in the 5.65 gameplay patch.
  • This ability is on auto-cast by default. The Spiderling automatically casts this on nearby enemy units which do not have the debuff already.
  • Launches a projectile towards the target, which travels at a speed of 1200. Can be disjointed.
  • Upon Broodmother's release in 5.62, instead of spawning Spiderites, this ability spawned another Spiderling, which also had this ability.
  • Also upon release, this ability, together with Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings​ were castable on allied and even own units.


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