Earthshaker/Lore

From Dota 2 Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
  Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs   Known Bugs    


Earthshaker Raigor Stonehoof, the Earthshaker
Like a golem or gargoyle, Earthshaker was one with the earth but now walks freely upon it. Unlike those other entities, he created himself through an act of will, and serves no other master. In restless slumbers, encased in a deep seam of stone, he became aware of the life drifting freely above him. He grew curious. During a season of tremors, the peaks of Nishai shook themselves loose of avalanches, shifting the course of rivers and turning shallow valleys into bottomless chasms. When the land finally ceased quaking, Earthshaker stepped from the settling dust, tossing aside massive boulders as if throwing off a light blanket. He had shaped himself in the image of a mortal beast, and named himself Raigor Stonehoof. He bleeds now, and breathes, and therefore he can die. But his spirit is still that of the earth; he carries its power in the magical totem that never leaves him. And on the day he returns to dust, the earth will greet him as a prodigal son.

Earthshaker
Associated with
Places Nishai
The Red Mountain.
Species Gargoyles
Behemoths


Earthshaker was once an unnamed immortal being, able to take on various forms. He hails from Nishai, where he lay dormant until woken by an earthquake. Even in his slumber, Earthshaker was able to sense lifeforms around him.[1] Assuming the form of a mortal beast, he is able to reshape his body at will, giving himself horns to defend against a hostile world.[2]

He has befriended Gargoyles, a species that inhabits Nishai.[3] There is evidence that he has some relations with Behemoths, whose remains he uses as armor.[4]

Earthshaker is charged with protecting The Red Mountain, possibly a location in Nishai.[5] He is hostile towards the Dire, equipping special totems imbued with light to counter its corruption.[6]


Friendships and rivalries[edit | edit source]

Allies meeting Earthshaker

  • Play Elder Titan r We shall mold this fight to our advantage, Earthshaker.
  • Play Meepo r Hey Earthshaker! Gonna cave in the competition? Hnyanya!
  • Play Play Monkey King r What's up with the Earth trying to keep guys like us down?
  • Play Play Monkey King r We should start up an 'imprisoned in earth' support group.
  • Play Nyx Assassin r Earth shall shake, I shall kill.
  • Play Treant Protector r Let us rattle some trees, Earthshaker.
  • Play Spirit Breaker r Earthshaker, time for some shake and break.

Enemies killing Earthshaker

  • Play Alchemist I didn't need a tree trunk to knock you out, Earthshaker.
  • Play Bristleback A beastie after me own heart.
  • Play Broodmother With you gone, Earthshaker, the world is safer for my babies.
  • Play Elder Titan You forget your true nature, Earthshaker.
  • Play Elder Titan Shaper of continents, you have forgotten me.
  • Play Magnus Only I shall shake the earth from now on.
  • Play Meepo That's enough cave-ins out of you!
  • Play Play Monkey King r So, you're the one that stole my story.
  • Play Play Monkey King r Cute hammer, Earthshaker, hah. Next time use it.
  • Play Naga Siren Even on land, I beat you.
  • Play Naga Siren I hate you, sincerely.
  • Play Razor Ha ha ha. I see you weren't properly grounded.
  • Play Sand King The best place on earth for you is under it.
  • Play Sand King To the center of the earth with you.

Others

  • Play Oracle r When the earth ceases trembling, which of us will stand?
  • Play Play Legion Commander Defend your beard!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bracers of the Cavern Luminar description.
  2. Stoneforged Horns description.
  3. Earthshaker response: Play I miss my gargoyle friends back in Nishai. Everyone here is so soft.
  4. Tine of the Behemoth Bundle.
  5. Guardian of the Red Mountain.
  6. Eclipse Monolith description.