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Disruptor
Disruptor.png
Strength
19 + 1.9
Agility
15 + 1.4
Intelligence
22 + 2.5
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 511 1081 1746
Mana 286 793 1326
Damage 49‒53 88‒92 129‒133
Armor 1.1 4.32 8.6
Attacks / Second 0.67 0.81 0.98
Movement Speed 300
Turn Rate 0.5
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range 600
Missile Speed 1200
Attack Duration 0.4+0.5
Cast Duration 0.05+1.0
Base Attack Time 1.7

Disruptor the Stormcrafter is a ranged intelligence Hero who requires good positioning to use his abilities effectively. His signature ability is Kinetic Field, a pseudo-disable that traps enemies within a small area for a long duration. Combined with his Static Storm, Disruptor can act as the initiator for a teamfight, or supplement his teammates' initiation very well. Glimpse is another powerful spell that forces enemies to watch their movements, as Disruptor can easily drag them back to a previous location to be focused down. Thunder Strike provides Disruptor with some reliable single-target damage, but more importantly grants vision on the target to prevent jukes and escapes.

Bio[edit]

Disruptor Disruptor, the Stormcrafter
Play "The forecast calls for blood."
Role: Pip ganker.png Nuker / Pip roamer.png Support / Pip initiator.png Initiator / Pip disabler.png Disabler
Lore: High on the wind-ravaged steppes of Druud, a gifted young stormcrafter called Disruptor was the first to unlock the secrets of the summer squalls. Constantly under assault from both seasonal storms and encroachment from civilized kingdoms to the South, the upland Oglodi have for centuries struggled to subsist atop the endless tablelands. They are the fractured remnant of a once-great civilization—a fallen tribe, their stormcraft strange and inscrutable, cobbled together from scraps of lost knowledge which even they no longer fully understand. For those on the high plain, weather has become a kind of religion, worshiped as both the giver and taker of life. But the electrical storms that bring life-sustaining rains arrive at a cost, and many are the charred and smoking corpses left in their wake.

Although small for his kind, Disruptor is fearless, and driven by an insatiable curiosity. As a youth, while still unblooded and without a stryder, he explored the ruins of the ancestral cities—searching through collapsed and long-moldering libraries, rummaging through rusting manufactories. He took what he needed and returned to his tribe. Adapting a coil of ancient design, he harnessed the power of electrical differential and now calls down the thunder whenever he wishes. Part magic, part craftsmanship, his coils hold in their glowing plates the power of life and death—a power wielded with precision against the landed castes to the South, and any interlopers who cross into ancient Oglodi lands.

Voice: Fred Tatasciore (Responses)

Abilities[edit]

Thunder Strike
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Play
Q
C
Thunder Strike icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Repeatedly strikes the targeted unit with lightning. Each strike damages nearby enemy units in a small radius.
Range: 800
Radius: 240
Duration: 6
Number of Strikes: 4
Damage Per Strike: 40/60/80/100
Cooldown 16 Mana 130
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. Spell will be blocked if the Hero is the main target. They are still subject to being hit by Thunder Strikes on an adjacent unit.
Disruptor's charged coils occasionally overload, and a singed armor plate or tuft of fur is the enemy's result.

Notes:

  • Gives vision around the target for the duration of the spell.
  • Deals total damage of 160/240/320/400

Glimpse
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Play
W
D
Glimpse icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemy Heroes
Teleports the target hero back to where it was 4 seconds ago. Instantly kills illusions.
Range: 600/1000/1400/1800
Cooldown 65/50/35/20 Mana 160/130/100/70
Playing with electricity can have unexpected results.

Notes:

  • The Glimpse effect has some travel time, the target isn't instantly moved back.
  • If the target hero dies and buys back while still being under the effect of glimpse he will be moved back.
  • It also disrupts any command that is currently active on the player; meaning they will stand still after Glimpse.
  • Even though BKB can block the effect, it cannot be dispelled by anything.
  • Glimpse can be dodged by using Chaos Knights ultimate phantasm.

Kinetic Field
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Play
E
E
Kinetic Field icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Point Enemies
After a short formation time, creates a circular barrier of kinetic energy that enemies can't pass.
Range: 900
Radius: 325
Formation Time: 1.2
Duration: 2.5/3/3.5/4
Cooldown 14/13/12/11 Mana 70
The stryder is immune to the gale-force winds that will consume its adversaries.

Notes:

  • Magic immune units can travel through the field.
  • Only stops enemies from walking through the barrier, other sorts of movement will not be stopped.
  • Force Staff will push units into Kinetic Field, but will not normally push units out. If a magic immune hero uses Force Staff on itself it will be pushed through the field.
  • Gives ground vision within the field.

Static Storm
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Play
R
R
Static Storm icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Point Enemies Magical
Creates a damaging static storm that also silences all enemy units in the area for the duration. The damage starts off weak, but increases in power over the duration.
Range: 800
Radius: 450
Duration: 5 (7*)
Maximum Damage Per Second: 200/250/300
Cooldown 85 Mana 125/175/225
Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). Static Storm silences items, and lasts an extra 2 seconds
A summer squall in Druud is a hardship that only an Oglodi can survive.

Notes:

  • Deals total damage of 525 / 656.25 / 787.75 (1016 / 1263 / 1515*)

Recommended items[edit]

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Explanation:
Starting:

  • Tango and Healing Salve is good as always so that you can last longer in lane without going back to base.
  • Iron Branch to boost your stats as they are pretty low at early game.
  • Clarity to keep your mana up as your thunder strike is really mana dependent.
  • You should also buy the courier for the team if nobody else has already got it, and eventually, the Flying Courier, as you are usually going to be one of the less farm reliant members of your team.

Early:

  • Boots of Speed is always good for any hero. Movement speed makes a difference when running away.
  • Magic Stick lets you get back some health and mana if you are getting harassed a lot in lane by your opponent's abilities.
  • A Bracer is also a nice choice to get some more survivability.

Core:

  • Arcane Boots is good for supporting your team, as well as allowing you to use your spells and activatable items a lot more often.
  • Mekansm is a very recommended teamfight item because you can give your team that extra needed health and armor to finish off your enemies. It is generally recommended for one team member to purchase one, and Disruptor has little need for items so he is a good candidate to purchase it.
  • Magic Wand is needed if you are still getting harassed or just for normal lane fights.
  • Observer Wards gives you and your team a big advantage since you can place them on strategic places, so your team can gank the enemy, hunt them down or see them when they're coming to gank you.

Situational:

  • Aghanim's Scepter on Disruptor makes his ultimate mute enemies, meaning they cannot cast spells OR use items as long as they are in the ultimate. As such, purchasing Scepter effectively makes Static Storm an AoE Doom for a few seconds. With good timing, this can be used to prevent an enemy from activating a Black King Bar.
  • Disruptor has no escape abilities so Force Staff lets him get out of bad situations when needed.
  • Veil of Discord is very good combined with Kinetic Field and Static Storm since you can increase the magic damage enemies take with the Veil, prevent them from moving away with the field, and finish with a static storm for massive damage.
  • Shiva's Guard is recommended for bigger teamfights since its Freezing Aura reduces enemies attack speed and the Arctic Blast damages them and slows their movement speed, which will allow you to place your kinetic field a lot easier so that your team can finish them off.
  • Pipe of Insight is another great teamfight item, as its active will make your team highly resistant to magic damage.
  • Necronomicon allows you to do much more damage to enemies caught in your Kinetic Field, as well as push towers, which Disruptor has little ability to do on his own.

Equipment[edit]


Tips[edit]

  • The vision granted on Thunder Strike's target is great for negating jukes, and at later levels Glimpse can ensure an enemy cannot escape.
  • If you see an enemy teleporting to a tower, Glimpse can send them right back where they started. This can be crucial to cut off reinforcements when tower-diving.
  • Kinetic Field's formation time is significant, so try and combine it with allied disables to ensure capture.
    • A mark will indicate where a Glimpsed target will return, so you can cast Kinetic Field around the mark to ensure capture.
  • If you can trap 3 or more enemies inside a Kinetic Field/Static Storm combo you will shift the tide of battle greatly in your team's favor as the enemies will be left without their arsenal of spells and will take significant damage over time. This is usually better achieved as a follow up to another initiation such as Magnus's Reverse Polarity.
  • Due to its low starting damage, Static Storm will also benefit from an allied initiation before placement.
    • Static Storm can act as an instant silence thanks to Disruptor's miniscule castpoint. Use it to interrupt channeling abilities.
  • It is better to cast Static Storm first before Kinetic Field or at the same time to ensure that enemy heroes will stay in the Storm the longest amount of duration possible. By casting Kinetic Field just before enemy heroes are about to try and leave the AOE, the duration of Static Storm is maximized.

Trivia[edit]

  • In DotA, he was known as Thrall, and his hero title was Disruptor. Thrall is best known as the former warchief of the Orcish Horde in the Warcraft universe.[1]
  • Disruptor's lore reveals that his race is called the Oglodi, while his voicelines confirm that Axe Axe and Warlock Warlock are of the same race as he is.
  • His kill response "You've been disrupted." is a reference to the famous AC-DC song "Thunderstruck".
  • His last hitting response "So it goes." is a reference to a famous quote by Kurt Vonnegut in his book Slaughterhouse-Five, and is meant as a response for when death occurs.

Update history[edit]

July 18, 2013 Patch

March 21, 2013 Patch

October 18, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Glimpse icon.png Glimpse interaction with invulnerable units.

July 19, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Glimpse affecting Warlock's Golem and Spirit Bear.

July 12, 2012 Patch

  • Enabled Templar Assassin Templar Assassin, Disruptor Disruptor and Undying Undying in Captain's Mode.
  • Fixed Kinetic Field sometimes causing heroes to fail to attack a hero who is being trapped in the field.

July 05, 2012 Patch


Balance changelog[edit]

6.81

6.79

  • Kinetic Field icon.png Kinetic Field AoE increased from 300 to 325.
  • Glimpse icon.png Glimpse cooldown reduced from 60/50/40/30 to 65/50/35/20.
  • Static Storm icon.png Static Storm
    • AoE increased from 375 to 450.
    • Max damage increased from 170/220/270 to 200/250/300.
    • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Static Storm silences items, and lasts an extra 2 seconds.

6.78

  • Thunder Strike icon.png Thunder Strike
    • From 3 strikes over 4 seconds to 4 strikes over 6 seconds.
    • Damage per strike decreased from 50/75/100/125 to 40/60/80/100.
    • AoE increased from 200 to 240.

6.75

6.74

  • Added to Captain's Mode.

6.71

6.70

6.69

6.68

  • Created.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.wowpedia.org/Thrall

See Also[edit]