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Force Staff
Force Staff icon.png
Allows you to manipulate others, for good or evil.
Cost
2250 (900)
Bought From
Caster
Active Force
Bonus +10 Intelligence
+3 HP regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Force Staff (2250)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Ring of Regen (350)
Recipe Cost: 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.

Ability[edit]

Force
Ability Affects
Target Unit Units
Pushes any target unit 600 units in the direction it is facing. Double click to self-cast.
Cast Range: 800
Cooldown 20 Mana 25
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Can not be used on other spell immune units, but can be used on yourself while spell immune.

Notes:

  • Quick-cast will cause you to use Force on yourself.
  • Force Staff doesn't interrupt the target(allies or enemies)'s channeling, both item and ability. However, it interrupts Meld icon.png Meld and Shadow Amulet
  • Cannot push units out of the leash range of Pounce icon.png Pounce or the AoE of an unfriendly Kinetic Field icon.png Kinetic Field, unless the latter is still in its creation phase.
  • Units are pushed over a 0.4 duration.
  • Can force units over cliffs and through trees (destroying them in the process). However, there are a few ledges and pits that Force cannot cross which will set the item on cooldown without moving the targeted unit.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Balance changelog[edit]

6.80

  • Force travel speed is reduced, total travel time increased from 0.3s to 0.4s.

6.79c

  • Duel icon.png Dueling units cannot be disarmed or Force Staffed away.

6.78

  • Recipe cost decreased from 1000 to 900.

6.76

  • Recipe reworked
    • Old Force Staff:
      • Components: Staff of Wizardry (1000), Quarterstaff (900), Recipe (500) (Total: 2400)
      • Stats: +10 Intelligence, +10 Damage, +10 Attack Speed
      • Active: Force (600 units forward, 25 mana, 20 cd, 800 cast range)
    • New Force Staff:
      • Components: Staff of Wizardry (1000), Ring of Regen (350), Recipe (1000) (Total: 2350)
      • Stats: +10 Intelligence, +3 HP regen
      • Active: Force (600 units forward, 25 mana, 20 cd, 800 cast range)

6.75

  • Recipe cost increased to 500.
  • Force no longer pushes through Kinetic Field icon.png Kinetic Field.
  • When Power Cogs icon.png Power Cogs is triggered by Force Staff, Power Cogs knockback takes priority.

6.72

6.67

  • Cooldown decreased from 25 to 20

6.66

  • Double clicking force staff now acts as if you clicked on yourself

6.65

  • Push distance increased from 500 to 600

6.63

  • Manacost decreased from 100 to 25
  • Cooldown decreased from 30 to 25

6.60

  • Created.
    • Components: Quarterstaff (900), Staff of Wizardry (1000), Recipe (300) (Total: 2200)
    • Stats: +10 Intelligence, +10 Damage, +10 Attack Speed
    • Active: Force: Pushes a unit (enemy, allied or self) 500 units in the direction that unit is facing. This does not interrupt channeling spells. Cooldown: 30. Mana cost: 100. Cast range: 800