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26 + 3.2
11 + 0.9
13 + 2.1
Level Base 1 16 25
Hit Points 150 644 1594 2468
HP Regen 0.25 1.03 2.53 3.93
Mana 0 169 598 1079
M Regen 0.01 0.53 1.87 3.35
Damage 27‒43 53‒69 103‒119 149‒165
Armor -1 0.54 2.71 6.36
Att / Sec 0.58 0.65 0.74 0.89
Movement Speed 290
Turn Rate 0.5
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range Melee
Missile Speed Instant
Attack Duration 0.5+0.7
Base Attack Time 1.7
Collision Size 24

Lucifer, otherwise known as Doom, is a melee strength Hero with strong farming capabilities, good versatility, and one of the strongest single-target spells in the game. His very low starting armor makes him vulnerable to harassment, but his abilities and high health allow him to lane or even jungle quite effectively. As a ruthless demon, he possesses malicious abilities revolving around greed, fire, and death. His Devour ability allows him to consume creeps, providing additional gold and allowing him to absorb any powers that creep had, which potentially allows him to have up to six total hero abilities. Because there are numerous neutral creep abilities to choose from to supplement his other abilities, the role that he chooses to play is quite flexible. Scorched Earth serves numerous purposes, allowing him to chase, escape, regenerate, and slowly burn his enemies all at once. LVL? Death is a spammable nuke that does either modest or massive damage to the enemy, depending on the enemy's level. Finally, his namesake ult Doom serves as one of the strongest single target lockdown abilities in the game. A unit afflicted with Doom takes intense damage over a lengthy duration, while having all his active abilities - even those from items - completely silenced. With numerous expensive items in his arsenal and a key enemy hero rendered useless for a teamfight, a farmed Doom ensures that nobody can extinguish his flame.

Bio[edit | edit source]

Doom Lucifer, the Doom
Play "You're doomed!"
Role: Pip carry.png Carry / Pip disabler.png Disabler / Pip initiator.png Initiator / Pip tank.png Durable / / Pip ganker.png Nuker
Lore: He that burns and is not consumed, devours and is never sated, kills and is beyond all judgment--Lucifer brings doom to all who would stand against him. Bearing away souls on the tip of a fiery sword, he is the Fallen One, a once-favored general from the realm behind the light, cast out for the sin of defiance: he would not kneel.

Six times his name was tolled from the great bell of Vashundol. Six and sixty times his wings were branded, until only smoking stumps remained. Without wings, he slipped loose from the tethers that bound him within the light and he fell screaming to earth. A crater in the desert, Paradise lost. Now he attacks without mercy, without motive, the only living being able to move freely between the seven dark dominions. Lashed by inescapable needs, twisted by unimaginable talents, the Doom carries his own hell with him wherever he goes. Defiant to the last. Eventually, the world will belong to Doom.
Voice: John Patrick Lowrie (Responses)

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Doom posesses an unorthodox set of abilities, meaning that whatever abilties he obtains through Devour will dictate how well the rest of his abilities synergyse. Devour allows Doom to instantly kill a creep for additional gold - though more importantly it allows Doom to adapt a new set of abilities to suit whatever role he plays. Because of this flexibility, Doom can play the full spectrum of roles from hard support to hard carry and anywhere in-between, though he's most often played as a disabler tank.

Devour allows Doom to gain lots of gold by eating lane creeps whenever it is off cooldown, which means that he does not have to stop farming if not necessary. Scorched Earth makes Doom even more durable by increasing his health regeneration and movement speed, as well as damaging all enemies within the area. LVL? Death stops chanelling spells with its mini-stun and is normally a weak nuke, but when used on properly leveled enemies is a massive damage-dealer with a short cooldown. Doom's ultimate, Doom, completely shuts down a target by disabling their abilities and items - forcing them to retreat from a fight entirely, or stay and die due to sheer helplessness.

The items and abilities that Doom acquires will further cement his role. As an initiator, Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger allows him to blink in and War Stomp (Centaur Conqueror) icon.png War Stomp while his team follows-through. As a hard carry, the Alpha Wolf provides the Packleader's Aura (Alpha Wolf) icon.png Packleader's Aura, as well as a chance to Critical Strike (Alpha Wolf) icon.png Critical Strike. As a support, Doom can use Mekansm icon.png Mekansm combined with Ice Armor (Ogre Frostmage) icon.png Ice Armor to make his team survive longer in team fights. The only limit to Doom's flexibility is how far the player is willing to take it.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be dispelled. Play
Devour icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Unit Creeps
Consumes an enemy or neutral creep, acquiring any special abilities that it possessed.
Cast Time: 0.3+0.93
Cast Range: 300
Gold Bonus: 25/50/75/100
Cooldown 70/60/50/40 Mana 60
Cannot be dispelled. The buff cannot be removed by anything but death.
Lucifer's appetite and greed are never sated.


  • The targeted creep is instantly killed, granting its bounty and experience like a regular last hit.
  • Can only gain abilities from neutral creeps. Abilities are gained instantly upon devouring the creep.
    • The abilities use the original cast point of the neutral creeps they come from. However, the cast backswing differs depending on the spell (see chart).
    • Abilities from neutral creeps are kept permanently, even through death, until another neutral creep with abilities is devoured.
    • Devouring a creep with no abilities does not remove the already acquired abilities.
  • Places a debuff on Doom, which lasts for the creep's current health/20 seconds. The debuff is lost upon death.
    • Devour gold is granted when the debuff expires. Losing it upon death does not grant the gold.
    • Doom cannot devour another creep while the debuff is active, even if Devour is off cooldown.
    • The debuff lasts longer than Devour's cooldown when devouring a creep with more than 1400/1200/1000/800 current health.
  • Assuming it is always used when off cooldown, it increases Doom's GPM by 21/50/90/150 - not including the bounty from the creep it is used on.

Scorched Earth
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be dispelled. Play
Scorched Earth icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
Carpets the nearby earth in flames, damaging enemies while Doom gains bonus HP regen and increased movement speed.
Cast Time: 0+1.27
Radius: 600
Damage & Heal per Second: 12/23/34/45
Move Speed Bonus: 16%
Duration: 10/12/14/16
Cooldown 55 Mana 60/65/70/75
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Does not damage spell immune enemies. Affects Doom and his units while spell immune.
Cannot be dispelled. Cannot be dispelled by anything.
The Fallen One spreads destruction in his wake, sparing none from the flame which sustains him.


  • Scorched Earth interrupts Doom's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Scorched Earth's radius is centered on Doom for the full duration.
  • Units under Doom's control benefit from Scorched Earth when they are inside the radius.
  • Restores health in form of health regeneration. Regenerates 1.2/2.3/3.4/4.5 health in 0.1 second intervals, equating to 12/23/34/45 health per second.
  • The heal and movement speed bonuses are provided by an aura, meaning its buff lingers for 0.5 seconds. The damage is independent from the aura.
  • Scorched Earth deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after cast.
  • Scorched Earth does not stack with itself. Casting the ability while it is active refreshes the buff.

LVL? Death
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Play
LVL Death icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemy Heroes Magical
Ignites an enemy hero's soul, dealing base damage and a mini-stun. If the target hero's level is a multiple of the Hero Level Multiplier, or they are level 25, they will be dealt additional damage equal to 20% of their maximum health.
Cast Time: 0.3+0.93
Cast Range: 600
Base damage: 125/175/225/275
Hero Level Multiplier: 6/5/4/3
Cooldown 7 Mana 110
Lucifer shares the fire branding bestowed upon him at the time of his exile.


  • The mini-stun lasts for 0.01 seconds.
  • The 20% bonus damage is also dealt as magical damage.
  • Cannot be cast on non-hero units, except for Creep-Heroes.
    • Since non-hero units do not have levels like heroes, only the base damage is applied.
  • Bonus damage of 20% of the target's maximum health is applied on the following hero levels:
    • LVL? Death Level 1: 6/12/18/24/25
    • LVL? Death Level 2: 5/10/15/20/25
    • LVL? Death Level 3: 4/8/12/16/20/24/25
    • LVL? Death Level 4: 3/6/9/12/15/18/21/24/25

Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be dispelled. Play
Doom ability icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Pure
Inflicts a curse that prevents an enemy Hero from casting spells or using items, while taking damage over time.
Cast Time: 0.5+0.73
Cast Range: 550
Damage Per Second: 20/35/50
Duration: 15 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 16)
Cooldown 100 Mana 150/200/250
Cannot be dispelled. Cannot be dispelled by anything.
Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). Applies Break to the target. Increases duration. Duration does not count down while the target is within 900 range of Doom.
When a name is tolled from the bell of Vashundol, doom is sure to follow.


  • Applies a basic dispel on the target upon cast, removing most buffs in the process.
  • Silences and mutes the target, preventing it from casting spells and using items.
  • Doomed units can pick up or drop items and take runes.
  • Doomed units can level up their spells and attribute bonus.
  • Deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting immediately upon cast, resulting in 15 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). at least 16) instances.
  • Heroes afflicted by Doom can be denied when their health drops below 25%.
  • Multiple casts on the same unit do not stack, but only refresh the duration.
  • Aghanim's Scepter upgraded Doom checks for Doom's range in one-second intervals, updating the debuff timer whenever he is out of range.
    • On each interval, the debuff icon's duration indicator is updated, showing the remaining duration.
  • Can deal up to 300/525/750 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 320/560/800, considering minimum duration) damage before reductions.

Recommended Items[edit | edit source]

Starting items:

  • Tango and Healing Salve are important basic regen items to have. Since Doom is a melee hero, he is easy to harass during the laning stage, so having regen can allow him to remain in-lane.
  • Stout Shield gives Doom damage block, which is useful both in lane and while jungling, particularly because of his extremely low base armor.
  • Iron Branches are cheap and give Doom some all-around attributes. They can be sold later for inventory space at little cost, or used to build into a Magic Wand.

Early game:

  • Magic Stick provides burst HP and mana regen that can often be enough to save Doom's life. As Doom has very low base intelligence, a full-charge Magic Stick can easily replenish more than half of his mana pool in the early game, giving him the mana to cast most of his spells.
  • Boots of Speed are important to get early on all heroes. For Doom, increasing his base movement speed increases his mobility with Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth, allowing him to chase down or outrun enemies more easily.
  • Ring of Basilius gives Doom more armor, vastly alleviating one of his early weaknesses, and gives him some flat mana regen that is very useful on him early on due to his low base intelligence.

Core items:

  • Phase Boots give Doom more last-hitting power, allowing him to farm more easily, and gives him a mobility active that can be used alongside Scorched Earth. Mobility is important on Doom as he must be quick to get into position to cast Doom ability icon.png Doom at the right time in ganks and teamfights.
  • Magic Wand is powerful on Doom for all the same reasons as Magic Stick. The increased attributes make him stronger in all areas, and greater charge storage allow Doom to replenish much more HP and mana. A full-charge Magic Wand can give Doom enough mana to cast any one of his spells as needed.
  • Vladmir's Offering is a good mid-game item for Doom that can be built from a Ring of Basilius. It gives Doom more armor, HP and mana regen, lifesteal to maintain his HP pool, and bonus physical damage. The aura gives his team a bigger edge in teamfights, increasing their overall strength.
  • Drum of Endurance is a good all-around stat booster that has an easy buildup and lets Doom participate more often in early fights. It provides Doom with
  • Town Portal Scroll is mandatory on all heroes. Doom's ultimate makes him a strong ally to have in any engagement due to his ability to completely disable an enemy for an extended period of time.

Situational items:

  • Assault Cuirass is a strong item on Doom that solves his armor and attack speed issues, giving him and his team increased physical damage output during fights.
  • Shiva's Guard rectifies Doom's low base intelligence, allowing him to cast his spells much more often, while simultaneously alleviating his armor problem. The active can be used in a teamfight to debilitate enemies' movements, and is powerful when chasing enemies down.
  • Blink Dagger is a very useful initiating item on Doom, as he can use it to quickly get within range to disable enemies using any abilities he has gained via the use of Devour icon.png Devour, as well as his ultimate. It greatly improves his mobility, allowing him to move around the map or position himself for casting spells more easily.
  • Shadow Blade improves Doom's physical damage output, helping him deal damage in fights or farm more efficiently. The active allows Doom to invisibly initiate on enemies while dealing backstab damage prior to casting his ultimate, or can be used as an escape ability as needed.
  • Heart of Tarrasque is a very strong item on Doom, as it augments his already impressive strength growth. Once he has sufficient armor, bulking up his HP can make him much harder to kill in teamfights, allowing him to outlast the enemy. The passive HP regen allows him to completely recover his health pool outside of battle, which lets him be much more active.
  • Aghanim's Scepter drastically improves the disabling power of Doom's ultimate, as it allows him to Break enemies rather than simply silencing and muting them, preventing them from contributing at all. Since the debuff will not count down in Doom's presence, it can guaranteed force an enemy out of the fight and turn it into a 4v5 engagement. The countdown prevention also increases the spell's chances of killing its target if they linger in area for too long after being afflicted by Doom.
  • Refresher Orb is a powerful complement to Doom's ultimate, as it allows him to remove two enemy players from a teamfight, drastically tipping the odds in his team's favor. However, due to Doom's low intelligence and the high mana cost of refreshing cooldowns, Doom should increase the size of his mana pool before attempting to purchase this.
  • Heaven's Halberd can give Doom increased survivability against physical damage by giving him more HP as well as evasion against auto-attacks, helping to offset his armor vulnerability. The active is also powerful in eliminating a target's ability to attack, a powerful complement to his ultimate if the target decides to stand their ground and fight.
  • Radiance turns Doom into a walking hazard, as it inflicts burn damage to all nearby enemies (as well as stacking with Scorched Earth), and augments his attack damage. The burn also induces a blind on all nearby enemies, causing them to miss some attacks and giving Doom more survivability against physical attacks.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Doom is a versatile carry who can become a powerful late-game threat due to his ability to quickly farm with Devour, his strong nuking power, and his ultimate that lets him disable an enemy for at least 15 seconds. His skill set and fast farming potential allows him to be built in any number of ways to meet the enemy threat.
  • One of Doom's greatest weaknesses is his minimal base armor and extremely low agility, making him very vulnerable to physical damage despite being a strength hero, and reducing his physical damage output potential. Therefore, he must build armor items in order to survive in teamfights, and attack speed items in order to be able to deal any damage to enemies.
  • Doom's low base intelligence prevents him from easily casting spells at most points in the game, despite his respectable intelligence growth; the low cooldown and high mana cost of LVL? Death also strains his mana pool if he casts it regularly. Because of this, Doom benefits greatly from building items that increase the size of his mana pool.
  • Due to his Devour ability, Doom is a good farmer who can quickly get the gold to purchase many strong core items to alleviate his weaknesses. His ability to obtain gold and experience using this ability also allows him to greatly diversify and play many different roles depending on what his team needs.
    • In general, Doom is best played as a safe lane carry, as his ability to farm can allow him to get numerous powerful items that give him strong teamfight presence. The degree to which he can carry is almost unlimited, and can be chosen depending on which stage of the game it is best to end on based on the enemy team's lineup.
    • Doom's ability to instantly kill creeps with Devour makes him a respectable jungler, as he can farm neutral camps relatively quickly with the ability. He can also rotate with any abilities he has gained through consuming creeps to gank the enemy off-lane or mid.
    • Doom can also play a utility or support role, as his ultimate gives him a way to contribute to a teamfight regardless of how much farm he has. Devour allows him to obtain gold without being given major farm priority, meaning that even if given the priority of a hard support he can get gold to buy items that help him or his team.
  • Devour icon.png Devour allows Doom to instantly kill a target non-friendly creep, gaining the gold and experience bounty immediately and then bonus gold after consuming it.
    • Devour is Doom's strongest early-game spell, as it accelerates his gold and experience gain, giving him an early advantage. It should generally be the first spell that is maxed out, as it allows Doom to obtain early levels and fast core items if left alone by the enemy team.
    • The ability to steal neutral creep abilities is very strong, as Doom gains both the active and passive abilities. This allows him to choose a creep that gives him the most benefits depending on what opponents he is facing or what he needs in-lane. Good Doom play requires understanding each neutral creep's strengths and how they can be best utilized depending on the situation; certain creeps are very powerful in the laning stage or give an edge while jungling, while others are powerful for initiating or disabling enemies in fights, and still others provide auras or can place buffs that greatly benefit the whole team in the late game.
    • Keep in mind, Doom must digest any creep that has been devoured before he can use Devour again, even if it has come off of cooldown. Doom digests creeps at a rate of 20 HP per second, based on the HP of the creep when it was eaten, so at higher levels of Devour it is often necessary to damage a creep somewhat before devouring it.
    • Beware that you get the bonus gold at the end of the digestion period, and that you lose the debuff upon death, so if you are killed while you are digesting a creep you will not gain the bonus gold. This means that it is a good habit to work down creeps in order to cut down the digestion period, as getting ganked by the enemy can cost you more than just unreliable gold upon death.
  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth increases Doom's movement speed while simultaneously giving him HP regen and magical burn damage in an area around him.
    • At least one early level of Scorched Earth is recommended, as the movement speed boost is the same at all levels. The extra speed can be crucial in the early game to chase enemies down or outrun pursuers.
    • Due to its instant cast time, Scorched Earth allows Doom to activate it without breaking stride, which can help him to chase or escape without stopping to cast the spell.
    • If jungling, Scorched Earth can give a measure of additional damage output and HP regen. This can be additionally powerful if the Dark Troll Summoner from the Troll Camp has been previously devoured, as the summoned Skeleton Warriors also gain the HP regen from the spell.
    • Scorched Earth is a strong candidate for maxing out early, after Devour. In early game engagements, the burn damage and heal can allow Doom to efficiently trade attacks with the enemy, allowing him to be aggressive in the laning stage.
    • Be very mindful of Scorched Earth's extremely long cooldown. While it costs comparatively little mana to cast, the long cooldown means that using it will leave you vulnerable once the spell's effects end as you no longer have a movement speed boost or HP regen spell available for some time. Try to only use Scorched Earth when absolutely necessary, as the mobility and survivability it grants can make a huge difference if you are ganked.
  • LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death is a very unorthodox damage nuke that deals damage based on the level of the target.
    • Due to its high mana cost and situational utility, LVL? Death is usually not utilized much in the early game due to Doom's small early mana pool. Depending on how Doom is played however, it can be a very powerful damage nuke even with only one point in the ability.
    • Conversely, however, LVL? Death is an extremely powerful late-game spell, as Doom can deal tremendous amounts of nuke damage once his mana pool is big enough and multiple enemies fall within its multiplier range. Because it deals its bonus damage as a fraction of the target's maximum HP on a successful multiplier, Doom is capable of killing most enemies within 3 to 5 casts of the spell.
    • In general, it is wise to keep LVL? Death in reserve and use it as an initiating spell on a target. Doing so allows you to break an enemy's Linken's Sphere prior to casting Doom on them, which prevents you from wasting your ultimate.
    • One thing to keep in mind about LVL? Death is that it applies a mini-stun to its target upon cast. This makes it uniquely qualified for interrupting channeled spells and items, particularly Town Portal Scrolls.
    • The rule of thumb about LVL? Death is to never level it immediately when you can. As the spell applies its bonus damage based on the current level of the enemy, you must keep constant track of what enemy players' levels are, and keep LVL? Death at a certain level such that it meets the multiplier requirement. This means that it is not irregular to be walking around with unspent skill points because increasing the spell's level will reduce the damage it deals to an important target.
  • Doom ability icon.png Doom is often considered the most powerful single-target disable in the game, as it silences and mutes its target for at least 15 seconds. Used on the proper enemy, it can convert any 5 vs 5 fight into an uneven 4 vs 5 fight.
    • Doom is an extremely powerful ganking spell, since it prevents the target from casting spells or using items, rendering them completely helpless. If Doom can be used to pick off one of the enemy's strongest heroes alone, it can give Doom's team a numerical advantage even before a teamfight happens, discouraging the enemy from engaging at all.
    • Be mindful that Doom's ultimate has a 0.5 second cast animation, longer than his standard cast animation of 0.3 seconds. This can allow particularly reactive enemies to dodge or evade Doom as he attempts to cast the spell, so the element of surprise is very important in allowing Doom to get the spell off.
    • In teamfights, Doom should generally be targeted on the biggest threat on the enemy team, as preventing them from participating in a teamfight can greatly tip the odds in your team's favor. However, the biggest threat is not always the enemy's hard carry, so use your best judgment.
    • The target that you choose for Doom is extremely important, as the huge 15 second duration can render spell-dependent heroes such as Zeus icon.png Zeus or Lina icon.png Lina absolutely useless. As well, if you can catch an enemy hero carrying key support items like Mekansm or Pipe of Insight, you can prevent those items from being used during the subsequent fight, all the more so if they are being carried by a hero who has powerful teamfight contribution spells, killing two birds with one stone.
    • Beware that when enemies drop below 25% of their maximum HP, they can be denied by their teammates, preventing Doom and his team from gaining the gold or experience bounty. Additionally, Doom is not guaranteed to kill enemies that break off from a fight, and they can potentially limp away at low health and survive. If the goal is to kill the Doomed target, try to prevent them from escaping in order to prevent any of the two situations from happening.
    • Conversely, remember that once an enemy is Doomed, they lose much of their ability to contribute during an engagement. If the goal is to win a teamfight, the Doomed target can be ignored and their teammates should be focused on and killed, allowing Doom's team to kill the Doomed enemy at their leisure and take map objectives once the rest of the enemy team is defeated.
    • The strongest counters to Doom are Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere and Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb, which can cause the ultimate to be entirely wasted or even reflected back to Doom himself. When targeting Doom on an enemy, try to hit them with an expendable unit-targeted spell or ability first, such as LVL? Death, in order to break Linken's Sphere prior to using Doom, and be very wary of any Lotus Orb carriers on the enemy team.
    • While Aghanim's Scepter is very powerful on Doom, it is not absolutely necessary as a core item. If the enemy lineup has strong threatening heroes with troublesome passive abilities such as Phantom Assassin icon.png Phantom Assassin, Bristleback icon.png Bristleback and Spectre icon.png Spectre, applying a Break on them can greatly reduce the threat they pose to your team. However, not building an Aghanim's Scepter lets you use the gold and inventory slot to build a different item, which may counter enemy heroes in a better way.
  • Due to Doom's flexibility, he can benefit from building many different types of items, depending on what role he is playing for his team.
    • In general, a Clarity icon.png Clarity or two is recommended during the laning stage, and especially if jungling, as Doom's abysmal base intelligence means that he will run completely out of mana after casting less than a handful of spells.
    • Orb of Venom icon.png Orb of Venom allows Doom to be very aggressive in the early game, as combined with Scorched Earth it can give him a powerful movement speed advantage and let him chase down enemies easily.
    • It is possible to build any type of boots on Doom, as his flexibility allows him to be played in many different ways.
      • Tranquil Boots icon.png Tranquil Boots can be powerful to get on a support Doom, however it is also powerful on a roaming Doom who wishes to play aggressively early on and can give him a powerful early-game advantage even as a carry. The armor drastically increases his early-game survivability, while the increased movement speed can allow him to chase down enemies quickly, especially once combined with Scorched Earth. Finally, the HP regen allows him to recover HP between fights, allowing him to quickly prepare for another gank.
      • Power Treads icon.png Power Treads can be useful for giving Doom good physical damage output due to the extra attack speed, and the extra attributes allow him to increase the size of his HP or mana pools depending on what is needed. Treads are a powerful alternative to Phase Boots in any situation.
      • Boots of Travel icon.png Boots of Travel can free up an inventory slot to allow Doom to get a full six slots of core items. It additionally improves his mobility, both through increased base movement speed and higher bonus through Scorched Earth.
    • Hand of Midas icon.png Hand of Midas can be extremely powerful on a carry Doom as he can get lots of early gold from Devour to be able to afford it early on. As well, the item's attack speed can mitigate his low agility, giving him more physical damage output for farming.
    • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar can be extremely important to get on Doom, so that he can prevent himself from being chain-disabled and killed before getting his ultimate off. As well, once he gets farmed enough he needs to prevent himself from being disabled in teamfights so that he can take the enemy team head-on.
    • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail is a powerful mid-game item that gives Doom many powerful benefits. The increased intelligence greatly offsets his low base mana pool, the armor alleviates his weakness to physical damage, and the active works alongside his huge HP pool to punish the enemy should they decide to attack him.
    • Vanguard icon.png Vanguard can greatly offset Doom's vulnerability to physical damage, and make him much beefier overall. It is a useful mid-game item that can be upgraded into a powerful utility item.
    • Armlet of Mordiggian icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian is a decent mid-game item on Doom, as it gives him armor as well as many useful stats. It greatly increases his attack power and survivability, and the HP loss from the active on can be negated by Scorched Earth.
    • Moon Shard icon.png Moon Shard greatly increases Doom's attack speed, giving him much more damage output with his physical attacks. The increased night vision also gives him better situational awareness, allowing him to spot enemies farther out in order to initiate on them with Doom. It can also be purchased as a seventh-slot item and consumed to give Doom a permanent attack speed bonus, given his ability to quickly farm using Devour.
    • Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge, upgraded from a purchased Shadow Blade, gives Doom more damage output and HP, and increases his initiating potential by allowing him to deal more backstab damage and inflict break on enemies prior to casting Doom. Its break can also be used alongside that of an Aghanim's-upgraded Doom to debilitate two enemies simultaneously.
    • Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir can be a good item to build to give Doom enough attack speed to offset his low agility growth. Using the active on yourself can discourage the enemy from focusing you down for fear of proccing Static Charge. It is a powerful complement to Doom's tankiness once he has enough armor and HP.
    • Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi is a powerful all-around stat booster, giving Doom more HP, mana, armor and attack speed, to make him a much bigger threat to the enemy team. The attack modifier allows Doom to greatly slow enemies, and gives him a strong mobility advantage when combined with Scorched Earth.
    • Octarine Core icon.png Octarine Core is an unorthodox item to build on Doom, but can be a powerful hybrid caster-survivability item. It greatly improves Doom's HP and mana, giving him more survivability and casting power, while the cooldown reduction allows him to cast LVL? Death more frequently in fights and reduces Doom's cooldown down to 75 seconds, allowing it to be used tactically. The spell lifesteal also greatly increases Doom's survivability, as he can lifesteal off of LVL? Death, Scorched Earth and Doom in the middle of battle.
    • Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade can be useful to get on Doom once he has built enough attack speed to increase the chances of proccing a bash, as it greatly increases the strength of his attacks while also providing some strength to increase his HP and base damage. The active ability can also be used to instantly disable a target, through spell immunity if needed.
  • Doom's flexibility allows him to be played as a non-core hero as well, as he can contribute to teamfights with his ultimate alone. His ability to farm with Devour allows him to build items even when not given farm priority.
    • Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots is usually a good pickup on a support Doom, as his low base intelligence often limits his ability to cast spells or use active abilities on items. He can replenish his and his teammates' mana pools to accomplish more in the field.
    • Mekansm icon.png Mekansm is a useful item on a support-utility Doom, as it gives him stats across the board and a respectable amount of armor. The active also heals Doom himself and teammates, however its high mana cost means that Doom must increase the size of his mana pool if he decides to purchase this.
    • Necronomicon icon.png Necronomicon can be a good item to get on Doom due to the increased intelligence and strength it provides, increasing the size of Doom's mana and HP pools, respectively. The summoned warriors give increased contribution in teamfights, and they can benefit from Scorched Earth's healing as well.
    • Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard is a good utility item that vastly increases Doom's survivability against physical damage. The active ability can further protect all teammates from physical damage for some time as well.
    • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse gives Doom a much bigger mana pool, good mana regen, good stats across the board and a ranged hard-disable that is a powerful complement to his ultimate. It is also useful on a carry Doom due to the Hex alone.
    • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves greatly improves Doom's overall survivability, as its aura can make him much harder to bring down at low health. The active is very powerful in teamfights for healing and replenishing mana, and can remove debuffs from Doom himself.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His official name used to be Doombringer instead of Doom
  • Several of Doom's abilities are inspired by Final Fantasy's Blue Mages. LVL? Death was based off of the Level 5 Death ability and the mechanics of a LVL? S-flare. Devour is highly similar to Quina Quen's eat and cook ability from Final Fantasy IX. His ultimate, Doom, also shares the same name of another Blue Mage ability, but the mechanics differ.
  • His name, Lucifer, is taken from the Bible's Book of Isaiah and translates roughly to "morning star". It is often used to refer to the Biblical Devil (or Satan), thus fitting Doom's evil and demonic image.
  • Doom's ultimate icon depicts a pentacle which, despite its popular connotation as Satanic/"evil" mark, is actually a Pagan symbol of protection. For its common "evil" symbolism to apply, the pentagram has to be inverted; this only occasionally occurs in-game, as the "star" inside the circle of the ability's particle effect slowly rotates.
  • Doom's response upon taking an Invisibility rune Play "Heheheh, see no evil." refers to the Three wise monkeys and their associated phrase: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
  • His ultimate and signature ability, Doom, is derived from the Pit Lord's, a playable hero in Warcraft III: Frozen Throne. The original ability varied in that it was only castable on non-hero units, is non-removable, and would spawn a Doomguard on its death. The Doomguard's model was Lucifer's hero model in DotA.

Update History[edit | edit source]

July 12, 2013 Patch

April 19, 2013 Patch

March 28, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed Doom ability icon.png Doom damage being blocked by Pipe.

February 07, 2013 Patch

January 10, 2013 Patch

  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth now only applies damage from Doom icon.png Doom himself, not all the units affected by his aura.
  • [Undocumented]Renamed Doom Bringer to Doom icon.png Doom.

October 18, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Doom icon.png Doom's missing tail.

July 05, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added teleport (start & end) animations for Death Prophet, Doom Bringer and Dragon knight.
  • [Undocumented] Added spawn animations for Doom Bringer and Dragon Knight.
  • [Undocumented] Added injured attack and injured idle animations for Doom Bringer.

June 14, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed sometimes not gaining passive bonuses when devouring a neutral.

May 17, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Sphere working under Doom (Sphere will still block Doom).
  • Added additional dialog for Earthshaker, Pudge, Storm Spirit, Shadow Fiend, and Doombringer.

March 08, 2012 Patch

  • The tooltip for Doom now correctly updates when Doombringer has a Scepter.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Devour not working when eating a converted neutral creep.
  • [Undocumented] Added injured animations for Doom Bringer.
  • [Undocumented] Added chase animations for Doom Bringer.

December 01, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed evasion not being disabled properly under Doom/Chronosphere.

November 10, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Diffusal Blade's manabreak working through Doom.

October 06, 2011 Patch

August 02, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed LVL? to do bonus damage first.

July 29, 2011 Patch

  • He now plays his cast animations when casting abillities from units he's devoured.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to devour lane creeps.
  • Devour can now devour lane creeps.

July 08, 2011 Patch

  • Scorched Earth now has no cast point.
  • Doom cannot be cast on Ancients/Roshan.
  • Cannot Devour another unit while devouring (mouth full, etc).
  • Scorched Earth now ticks once every second for its duration.
  • Scorched Earth cannot be purged.
  • Scorched Earth now increases health regeneration instead of healing for X every second.
  • Scorched Earth now fades immediatly when the duration expires instead of lasting for .5 longer (because it used to be an aura).
  • LVL?Death now applies its damage in two events: First the regular damage and then the bonus damage.
  • LVL?Death now ministuns for 0.01 instead of 0.1.
  • Doom cannot be purged.
  • Doom now does 13 damage ticks, starting with one at the start of the cast the last one coming 1 second before it expires.

July 01, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Doom Bringer so that when he devours a creep with no abilities, it does not clear his previously-acquired creep abilities.

June 24, 2011 Patch

  • New Hero: Doom Bringer

Balance Changelog[edit | edit source]


  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth
    • Reduced damage and heal per second from 12/24/36/48 to 12/23/34/45.
    • Rescaled cooldown from 60/55/50/45 to 55 on each level.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter no longer increases Doom ability icon.png Doom damage from 20/35/50 to 40/60/80.


  • Increased Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth damage and heal per second from 12/18/24/30 to 12/24/36/48.
  • Reduced LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death cooldown from 8 to 7.


  • Doom ability icon.png Doom:
    • Now requires Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter to apply Break.
    • Increased cast point from 0.3 to 0.5.
    • Changed damage type from universal to pure.
    • Reduced damage from 30/50/70 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 50/80/110) to 20/35/50 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 40/60/80).


  • Increased Devour icon.png Devour manacost from 60/50/40/30 to 60.





  • Increased base armor from -2 to -1 (total armor is now 0.54).
  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth now affects every unit under Doom's control.


  • Increased Doom ability icon.png Doom duration from 13 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 14) to 15 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 16).


  • Devour icon.png Devour
    • No longer has creep level restriction (was 2/4/5/6).
    • Reduced gold bonus from 40/60/80/100 to 25/50/75/100.
    • Rescaled cooldown from 60/55/50/45 to 70/60/50/40.
    • Reduced manacost from 60 to 60/50/40/30.
  • Increased Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth damage/heal per second from 12/16/20/24 to 12/18/24/30.
  • LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death
    • Changed bonus damage from fixed 275 damage to 20% of the target's maximum health.
    • Increased damage from 100/150/200/250 to 125/175/225/275.


  • Increased LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death bonus damage from 250 to 275.



  • Undid melee hero collision change from 6.72c


  • Melee hero collision size now reduced from 24 to 12.



  • Reduced Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth damage/heal per second from 15/20/25/30 to 12/16/20/24.


  • Reduced base armor from 0 to -2 (total armor is now -0.46).
  • Reduced Doom ability icon.png Doom cast range from 650 to 550.


  • Reduced base Intelligence intelligence from 16 to 13.
  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth
    • Increased manacost from 60 to 60/65/70/75.
    • Reduced movement speed bonus from 20% to 16%.
  • Rescaled LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death manacost from 85/105/125/145 to 110 on each level.



  • Reduced base armor from 2 to 0 (total armor is now 1.54).
  • Reduced movement speed from 300 to 290.
  • Increased Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth cooldown from 60/50/40/30 to 60/55/50/45.


  • Devour icon.png Devour
    • Increased creep level restriction from 1/2/4/6 to 2/4/5/6.
    • Increassed gold bonus from 10/20/30/40 to 40/60/80/100.
    • Increased cooldown from 30/25/20/15 to 60/55/50/45.
    • Increased manacost from 50/45/40/35 to 60.
    • Now gains the abilities of the target neutral creep until another neutral creep with abilities is devoured to replace them.
  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth reworked.
Old Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth:
Blankets the ground in flames, damaging enemies and healing Doom. Also increases Doom's attack and movement speed. Lasts 20 seconds.
Cast range: 800
Radius: 700
Damage per Second: 1/2/3/4
Heal per Second: 1/2/3/4
Movement speed bonus: 10%/15%/20%/30%
Attack speed bonus: 10/15/20/30
Duration: 20
Manacost: 60
Cooldown: 10
Notes: Affects all units under Doom's control.
New Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth:
Carpets the nearby earth in flames, damaging enemies while Doom gains bonus HP regen and increased movement speed.
Radius: 600
Damage per Second: 15/20/25/30
Heal per Second: 15/20/25/30
Movement speed bonus: 20%
Duration: 8/10/12/14
Manacost: 60
Cooldown: 60/50/40/30
Notes: The radius is centered around Doom for the full duration. Not channeling. Only affects Doom.
  • Doom ability icon.png Doom
    • Rescaled duration from 12/14/16 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 14/16/18) to 14 on each level.
    • Rescaled damage per second from 40/60/80 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 50/70/90) to 30/50/70 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). (50/80/110).
    • Rescaled cooldown from 160/130/100 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 90/80/70) to 110 on each level.



  • Increased Devour icon.png Devour cast range from 150 to 300.
  • Changed LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death damage type from composite to magical.
  • Reduced Doom ability icon.png Doom cooldown from 180/150/120 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 110/100/90) to 160/130/100 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 90/80/70).


  • Reduced cast point of all spells from 0.5 to 0.3.


  • Devour icon.png Devour
    • No longer shows the devoured unit's icon and health status in the hud (it was covering Doom's stats).
    • No longer causes Doom to be revealed while consuming the unit.
    • Now shows an overhead indicator showing how long it takes to consume the unit.
    • The ability is now disabled while consuming the unit.






  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade for Doom: Increased Doom ability icon.png Doom damage per second from 40/60/80 to 60/80/120 and duration from 12/14/16 to 14/16/18 and reduces cooldown from 180/150/120 to 150/120/120.


  • Increased Doom ability icon.png Doom duration from 12 on each level to 12/14/16.


  • Increased base armor from 1 to 2 (total armor is now 3.54).


  • Reduced Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth damage/heal per second from 2/4/6/8 to 1/2/3/4.


  • Reduced Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth damage/heal per second from 2/4/6/10 to 2/4/6/8.
  • Reduced Doom ability icon.png Doom manacost from 250/300/350 to 150/200/250.


  • Doom ability icon.png Doom
    • Reduced damage per second from 40/80/120 to 40/60/80.
    • Reduced duration from 18 to 12.
    • Reduced manacost from 250/300/380 to 250/300/350.
    • Reduced cooldown from 300 to 180/150/120


  • Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth
    • Increased radius from 600 to 700.
    • Increased damage/heal per second from 2/4/6/8 to 2/4/6/10.
    • Increased movement speed bonus from 10%/15%/20%/25% to 10%/15%/20%/30%.
    • Increased attack speed bonus from 10/15/20/25 to 10/15/20/30.
    • Reduced manacost from 60/65/70/75 to 60 on each level.


Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth
Blankets the ground in flames, damaging enemies and healing Doom. Also increases Doom's attack and movement speed. Lasts 20 seconds.
Cast range: 800
Radius: 600
Damage per Second: 2/4/6/8
Heal per Second: 2/4/6/8
Movement speed bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%
Attack speed bonus: 10/15/20/25
Duration: 20
Manacost: 60
Cooldown: 10
Notes: Affects all units under Doom's control. Does not damage buildings.


  • Increased movement speed from 280 to 300.

Replaced Abilities[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth (6.05-6.66)
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be dispelled. Play
Scorched Earth icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Area Enemies Magical
Blankets the ground in flames, damaging enemies and healing Doom. Also increases Doom's attack and movement speed. Lasts 20 seconds.
Cast Time: 0.3+0.51
Cast Range: 800
Radius: 700
Damage/Heal Per Second: 1/2/3/4
Movement Speed Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/30%
Attack Speed Bonus: 10/15/20/30
Duration: 20
Cooldown 10 Mana 60
The Fallen One spreads destruction in his wake, sparing none from the flame which sustains him.


  • This ability got reworked into the current Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth in the 6.66 gameplay patch.
  • The regeneration and speed bonus are provided by separate auras. Their buffs linger for 2-4 seconds.
  • Multiple overlapping instances do not stack.
  • Deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after cast, resulting in 20 instances.
  • Can deal up to 20/40/60/80 damage to a unit when it stays within the area for the full duration (before reductions).
  • Can heal up to 22-24/44-48/66-72/88-96 health to Doom and his owned units if they stay within range for the full duration (varying values caused by the buff lingering).

Fire Storm (pre 6.05)
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be dispelled.
Unknown icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Area / Channeled Enemies Magical
Calls down 6 waves of fire that damage units in an area. Each wave deals initial damage and then burns enemies for 3 seconds.
Cast Time: 0.3+0
Cast Range: 750
Max Channel Time: 6
Radius: 275
Number of Waves: 6
Wave Interval: 1
Damage per Wave: 30/45/56/70
Damage per Second: 5/10/15/20
Burn Duration: 3
Cooldown 10 Mana 75
The Fallen One spreads destruction in his wake, sparing none from the flame which sustains him.


  • This ability was replaced by Scorched Earth icon.png Scorched Earth in the 6.05 gameplay patch.
  • Each wave takes 1 second to come down. The first wave hits 1 second after cast, and the last wave 6 seconds after cast.
  • The burn debuff does not stack per interval. Each interval refreshes its duration, resulting in 8 possible burn damage intervals.
  • Can deal up to 220/350/456/580 damage (before reductions) when all waves hit and the debuff is not dispelled.
  • The wave damage fully affects buildings. The damage per second does not.
  • Can deal up to 180/270/336/420 damage to buildings.

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