Force Staff

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Force Staff
Force Staff icon.png
Allows you to manipulate others, for good or evil.
Cost
2225 (900)
Bought From
Caster
Active Force
Bonus +10 Intelligence
+4 Health regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Hurricane Pike (4375)
Force Staff (2225)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Ring of Regen (325)
Recipe (900)

The Force Staff is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. It is commonly used for chasing and escaping, particularly over terrain obstacles.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

One Force Staff grants a total of 4 health regeneration, 120 mana and 0.4 mana regeneration (and 10 attack damage to Intelligence intelligence heroes).

Ability[edit | edit source]

Force
Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemies / Allies
Pushes any target unit 600 units in the direction it is facing. Double click to instantly cast Force on yourself.
Cast Range: 800
Push Distance: 600
Push Duration: 0.4
Cooldown 20 Mana 25
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Can target self while spell immune. Cannot target any other spell immune unit.

Notes:

  • Double clicking the item casts it on self.
  • Pushes the target at a speed of 1500.
  • The target is not disabled during the push, so it still can cast spells or items, attack and turn during the push.
  • It also means that it does not cancel channeling spells of the target.
    • However, it interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast, since it is a single target spell. It is not the push itself canceling them.
  • Cannot break Pounce icon.png Pounce leash. When casting on a leashed hero, it does not get pushed beyond the leash's max range.
  • Can force units over impassable terrain. Trees within 100 radius around the pushed target get destroyed during the push.


Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This is an overall good and cheap utility item for saving allies and forcing enemies into bad spots.
  • It is also good for countering Heroes that can make impassable barriers, such as Earthshaker icon.png Earthshaker, Clockwerk icon.png Clockwerk or Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet
  • Unlike Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger, the item is not disabled when receiving damage, allowing for both initiation and escape (but the distance is shorter). And it can be upgraded into an hurricane pike even for melee heroes late game to get extra stats compared to the blink dagger.
  • Useful against riki cloud, tusk snowball and ice shard, naga ensnare, meepo earthbind, lone's bear entangled, earthshaker fissure, lifestealer open wounds, Drow Ranger Frost Arrow and heroes with surprise attacks that normally disable the blink dagger.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

March 24, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed multiple instances of Force Staff on the same target not working properly.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.87

6.84

6.83

6.80

  • Reduced Force push speed from 2000 to 1500 (push duration from 0.3 to 0.4).

6.79c

  • Force can no longer push units which are in a Duel.

6.78

  • Reduced recipe cost from 1000 to 900 (total cost from 2350 to 2250).

6.76

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Force Staff:
Recipe: Staff of Wizardry (1000), Quarterstaff (900), recipe (500)
Total cost: 2400
Intelligence bonus: 10
Attack damage bonus: 10
Attack speed bonus: 10
Ability: Force
New Force Staff:
Recipe: Staff of Wizardry (1000), Ring of Regen (350), recipe (1000)
Total cost: 2350
Intelligence bonus: 10
Health regeneration bonus: 3
Ability: Force

6.75

  • Increased recipe cost from 300 to 500 (total cost from 2200 to 2400).
  • Force
    • Can no longer push units out of Kinetic Field.
    • Fixed having priority over Power Cogs and causing it to not knock back and drain mana/health when forcing over them.

6.74

6.72

6.67

  • Reduced Force cooldown from 25 to 20.

6.66

  • Added double-click support for Force Staff.

6.65

  • Increased Force push distance from 500 to 600.

6.63

  • Force
    • Reduced mana cost from 100 to 25.
    • Reduced cooldown from 30 to 25.

6.60b

  • Force can no longer get units stuck on impassable terrain.

6.60

  • Created.

Gallery[edit | edit source]