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Force Staff

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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
+4 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.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

One Force Staff grants a total of 4 health regeneration, 130 mana and 0.4 mana regeneration (and 10 attack damage to intelligence heroes).

Ability[edit | edit source]

Force
Ability Affects
Target Unit Units
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. Can not 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 won't cancel channeling spells on the target.
    • However, it does cancel the user's channeling spells upon cast, since it's a single target spell. It's not the push itself canceling them.
  • Can force units over impassable terrain. Trees within 100 radius around the pushed target get destroyed during the push.
  • Can be cast on Roshan but with no effect, since Roshan is immune to forced movement.

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

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

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 manacost from 100 to 25.
    • Reduced cooldown from 30 to 25.

6.60b

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

6.60

  • Created.

Gallery[edit | edit source]