Manta Style

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Manta Style
Manta Style icon.png
An axe made of reflective materials that causes confusion amongst enemy ranks.
Cost
4950 (800)
Bought From
Armor
Active Mirror Image
Bonus +10 Strength
+26 Agility
+10 Intelligence
+15 Attack speed
+10% Movement speed
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Manta Style (4950)
Ultimate Orb (2100)
Yasha (2050)
Recipe (800)

Manta Style is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Movement speed bonuses from multiple Yasha-based items (Yasha icon.png Yasha, Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha, Manta Style) do not stack.

Attack speed provided by Yasha-based items fully works for illusions.

One Manta Style grants a total of 200 health, 0.3 health regeneration, 3.64 armor, 41 attack speed, 130 mana, 0.4 mana regeneration and 10 (26 to Agility agility heroes) attack damage.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Mirror Image
Ability Affects
No Target Self
Creates 2 images of your hero that last 20 seconds. Melee heroes have a 30 second cooldown on this ability, while for Ranged heroes the cooldown is 45 seconds.

Melee images deal 33% damage and take 350% damage, while Ranged images deal 28% and take 400% damage.
Split Time: 0.1
Number of Illusions: 2
Illusion Damage Dealt (Melee): 33%
Illusion Damage Taken (Melee): 350%
Illusion Damage Dealt (Ranged): 28%
Illusion Damage Taken (Ranged): 400%
Illusion Duration: 20
Cooldown 45/30 Mana 125

Notes:

  • Has 45 seconds cooldown for ranged heroes and 30 seconds cooldown for melee heroes.
  • Resets all current attack and spell targeting orders from other units on the owner.
  • The formation of the owner and the illusions is always the same. One spawns on the owner's cast location and the others randomly on north, east, south or west side each.
  • Though the formation is always the same, the owner and the illusions take a random position in the formation and have all the same facing angle.
  • Recasting this replaces the illusions from the previous cast which are currently under the owner's control.


Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Recommended items to get with Manta Style are those that gives stats, evasion, attack modifiers and auras, such as Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque, Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi, Butterfly icon.png Butterfly, Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian, Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade, Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass and Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance.
    • Since Manta Style's illusions do not last quite long, Radiance is not as wise to build with Manta Style, as the burn damage does not stack and the illusions typically do not last long enough to travel from one area to another and deal the burn damage. But on some heroes it will be useful for split pushing and farming.
  • Manta Style is typically used to slightly increase damage output or confuse enemies during a teamfight. Since the illusions last only 20 seconds, it is better to use them together with your real hero to attack simultaneously instead of using it as a lure for the enemy, unless you are well coordinated with your team.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.85

  • Mirror Image
    • Reduced mana cost from 165 to 125.
    • Reduced cooldown from 50/35 to 45/30.

6.82

  • Reduced recipe cost from 900 to 800 (total cost from 5050 to 4950).
  • Changed Mirror Image vision from flying vision to ground vision.

6.81

  • Mirror Image now resets the current attack and spell targeting priority.

6.75

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Yasha recipe cost from 700 to 600.
    • Increased recipe cost from 650 to 900.
    • Total cost from 4900 to 5050.

6.69

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Yasha recipe cost from 750 to 700.
    • Increased recipe cost from 600 to 650.
    • Total cost remains 4900.
  • Manta Style
    • Reduced ranged illusions damage dealt from 33% to 28%.
    • Increased ranged illusions damage taken from 350% to 400%.
    • Reduced melee cooldown from 50 to 35.

6.67

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Yasha recipe cost from 800 to 750.
    • Increased recipe cost from 500 to 600.
    • Total cost from 4850 to 4900.

6.60

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Manta Style:
Recipe: Diffusal Blade (3300), Vitality Booster (1100), recipe (1400)
Total cost: 5800
Agility bonus: 30
Intelligence bonus: 6
Health bonus: 250
Ability1: Feedback
Ability2: Mirror Image
New Manta Style:
Recipe: Yasha (2250), Ultimate Orb (2100), recipe (500)
Total cost: 4850
Strength bonus: 10
Agility bonus: 26
Intelligence bonus: 10
Attack speed bonus: 15
Movement speed bonus: 10%
Ability: Mirror Image
  • Can now be disassembled.
  • Mirror Image
    • Reduced illusion damage dealt from 40% to 33%.
    • Increased illusion damage taken from 300% to 350%.
    • Increased cooldown from 40 to 50.

6.55

6.52

  • Increased agility bonus from 18 to 23.

6.51

6.50

  • Mirror Image
    • Reduced split time from 0.5 to 0.1.
    • Reduced cooldown from 70 to 50.

6.35

  • Increased agility bonus from 10 to 18.

6.09

6.04

  • Can now be bought by Tinker again.

6.03

  • Reworked recipe and stats.
Old Manta Style:
Recipe: Mystic Staff (2900), 2x Band of Elvenskin (900), recipe (1400)
Total cost: 5200
Agility bonus: 16
Intelligence bonus: 25
Ability: Mirror Image
New Manta Style:
Recipe: Diffusal Blade (3000), Vitality Booster (1100), recipe (1400)
Total cost: 5500
Agility bonus: 10
Intelligence bonus: 6
Health bonus: 250
Ability1: Feedback - Burns 36 mana per attack and deals damage based on the amount of mana burnt. Works for melee illusions. Is a unique attack modifier.
Ability2: Mirror Image
Old Mirror Image:
Allows the user to create an illusion of a targeted unit.
Cast range: 500
Number of illusions: 1
Illusion damage dealt: 35%
Illusion damage taken: 175%
Illusion duration: 30
Mana cost: 160
Cooldown: 20
New Mirror Image:
Allows the user to create illusions of himself. The user's position is shuffled with that of the created illusions.
Split time: 0.5
Number of illusions: 2
Illusion damage dealt: 40%
Illusion damage taken: 300%
Illusion duration: 20
Mana cost: 165
Cooldown: 70
Notes: The user is invulnerable during the split time.

6.00

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Manta Style:
Recipe: Ogre Club (1000), Band of Elvenskin (450), recipe (1400)
Total cost: 2850
Strength bonus: 12
Agility bonus: 8
Ability: Mirror Image
New Manta Style:
Recipe: Mystic Staff (2900), 2x Band of Elvenskin (900), recipe (1400)
Total cost: 5200
Agility bonus: 16
Intelligence bonus: 25
Ability: Mirror Image
  • Mirror Image
    • No longer has 10 charges.
    • Now has a 160 mana cost.
    • Reduced duration from 45 to 30.
    • Increased illusion damage dealt from 25% to 35%.
    • Reduced illusion damage taken from 200% to 175%.
    • Increased cooldown from 10 to 20.

5.80

5.65

  • Cost:
    • No longer requires Upgrader to build.
    • Now has a 1400 gold cost recipe.
    • Total cost from 2950 to 2850.

5.61

  • Mirror Image
    • Reduced number of charges from 20 to 10.
    • Reduced duration from 60 to 42.

5.55

5.52

5.41-5.50

5.11-5.31

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Manta Style:
Recipe: Blade of Alacrity (1000), Belt of Strength (575), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 3075
Strength bonus: 8
Agility bonus: 12
New Manta Style:
Recipe: Ogre Club (1000), Band of Elvenskin (575), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 3075
Strength bonus: 12
Agility bonus: 8

Replaced abilities[edit | edit source]

Feedback
Unique Attack Modifier. Partially usable by illusions. Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Physical
Each attack burns 40 mana from the target, and deals the same amount in physical damage.
Mana Burned per Hit: 40
Burned Mana as Damage: 100%
Partially usable by illusions. Only works for melee illusions.

Notes:

  • This ability got removed in the 6.60 gameplay patch.
  • The damage is directly added to the owner's attack damage.
  • Does not work against allied units when attacking them.


Mirror Image (Pre 6.03)
Can be dispelled. Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Ability Affects
Target Unit Allies
Allows you to create an illusion of yourself that deals 35% damage and receives 175% damage.
Cast Range: 500
Number of Illusions: 1
Illusion Damage Dealt: 33%
Illusion Damage Taken: 175%
Illusion Duration: 30
Cooldown 40 Mana 160
Can be dispelled. The illusion takes purge damage.

Notes:

  • This ability got reworked into the current Mirror Image in the 6.03 gameplay patch.
  • Can be cast on allies as well, including non-hero units, creating illusions of them.
  • The illusion spawns at a random position right next to the target, facing the same direction as the target.
  • Recasting the spell while already having an illusion from a previous cast does not replace it.
  • Pre 6.00, this ability was charge-based, having 10 charges with no cooldown and mana cost. Recharging it was not possible.