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Mjollnir

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Mjollnir
Mjollnir icon.png
Thor’s magical hammer, made for him by the dwarves Brok and Eitri.
Cost
5700 (900)
Bought From
Artifacts
Active Static Charge
Passive Chain Lightning
Bonus +24 Damage
+80 Attack speed
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Mjollnir (5700)
Hyperstone (2000)
Maelstrom (2800)
Recipe Cost: 900

The Mjollnir is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Artifacts. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Abilities[edit]

Static Charge
Ability Affects Damage
Target Ally Enemy Units Magical
Places a charged shield on a target unit which has a 20% chance to release a shocking bolt at a nearby attacker and 4 additional enemies.
Cast Range: 600
Proc Chance: 20%
Proc Cooldown: 1
Search Radius: 900
Max Number of Targets: 5
Damage: 200
Shield Duration: 15
Cooldown 35 Mana 50
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allied units. Lightnings trigger on spell immune units without damaging them. Cannot target spell immune secondary enemies.

Notes:

  • Double clicking the item casts it on self.
  • Successive casts on the same allied unit have no effect, wasting the mana and cooldown. The buff is not refreshed.
  • The search radius is centered around the shielded unit. When it procs, the proccing unit and 4 random enemy units within the radius are hit.
  • Lightnings cannot trigger more than once per second.
  • Fully ignores HP removal and self afflicted damage.

Chain Lightning
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Grants a chance on attack to release a Chain Lightning that hits 8 targets, dealing damage.
Proc Chance: 25%
Bounce Distance: 900
Number of Bounces: 8
Damage: 150
Partially blocked by Spell Immunity. Can proc on Spell immune enemies without damaging them. Does not jump towards spell immune enemies.
Unique Attack Modifier. Stacks with other attack modifiers, but overrides them when Chain Lightning occurs.

Notes:

  • Each Mjollnir in the inventory has an independent chance to proc. If 2 or more proc on one attack, only one chain lightning is released.
  • The same applies to Maelstrom and Mjollnir in the same inventory. When both proc on the same hit, Mjollnir has priority.
  • The lightning bounces in 0.25 second intervals, so hitting 8 targets takes 1.75 seconds.
  • Can never hit the same unit twice per proc.
  • All bounces together can deal up to 1200 damage (before reductions).

Tips[edit]

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Reason given
  • The Mjollnir is the highest DPS item in the game. But it is less efficient with an hero that already reaches the max attack speed, or if the opposing team has magic resistance or BKB.
  • But the item is often a situationnal item, because the lightning's damages arent amplified by critical strike, but also interupt lifesteal and other attack modifier when it procs. If the lifesteal stacks with the lightning with a Vladimir's offering or Vampiric Aura from Wraith King, the lightning are magical and will not grant more HP. In case you aim for attack speed with lifesteal, an assault cuirass or butterfly are better.
  • With a safe positioning especially as ranged, if your attack isn't interupted and if the opposite team isn't magic immune, it is possible to kill their entire team at once.
  • Mjollnir is very effective against heroes with illusions like Naga Siren, Spectre and particularly Phantom Lancer and Chaos Knight that can surround you because the lightning goes all around you compared to cleave. As a carry, you should consider building this item when playing against these heroes.
  • Because this Unique Attack Modifier stacks with others, you can freely build it for heroes with their own Unique Attack Modifier like Viper.
  • Static Charge triggers on magical damage as well as on damage from physical attacks, so Mjollnir is very effective against heroes who deal damage over time with their spells. Can be useful against the illusions too, because they can trigger it while receiving low damages.
  • Static Charge can be combined with a blademail to return more damage than you receive.
  • This item is very good for pushing, you can apply the Static Charge on a creep to push a lane safely while you jungle and get extra gold.
  • If you buy two mjollnir each of them will have a chance to proc a passive lightning independently, they don't fully stack.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Mjölnir is the name of Thor's Hammer in Norse mythology.

Balance changelog[edit]

6.81b

  • Recipe cost increased from 600 to 900.
  • Static Charge duration decreased from 20 to 15.

6.81

  • Chain Lightning damage reduced from 160 to 150.
  • Static Shock area of effect is now centered around the unit with the Static Charge, rather than around the attacker.
  • Fixed Chain Lightning not functioning properly when it procs while a previous proc is still bouncing.
    • This affects Maelstrom and Mjollnir and makes them more reliable when they proc in sequence.

6.80

  • Changed the area type that is used when Static Charge hit units
    • It now no longer uses a cone to determine the valid targets, but an AoE of the same distance instead (900)

6.79

  • Static Charge radius around attacker increased from 300 to 450.
  • Static Charge hit count increased from 3 to 5.
  • Chain Lightning AoE increased from 500 to 900.
  • Total cost reduced by 100 (Hyperstone cost reduced from 2100 to 2000)

6.74

  • Static Charge can now be cast on non-hero units as well (like Infernals).

6.73

  • Chain Lightning bounce count increased from 4 to 8.

6.72

  • Total cost unchanged (Mjollnir recipe cost increased from 400 to 600, and Maelstrom recipe cost reduced from 800 to 600)
  • Attack speed bonus increased from 70 to 80 to match its components.

6.69

  • Static Charge changed from a chance on attacks to a chance on any damage

6.68

  • Total cost reduced by 100 (Maelstrom recipe cost reduced from 900 to 800)

6.67

  • Chance to proc lighting increased from 20->25% and adjusted the damage (same overall damage rates, just little more reliable)

6.66

  • Increased max bounces from 3 to 4

6.64

  • Static Charge changed from 45 cooldown to 35

6.63

  • Recipe changed from Eaglehorn to Hyperstone, bonuses adjusted
    • Old Mjollnir:
      • Components: Eaglehorn (3300), Maelstrom (3000) (Total: 6300)
      • Stats: +35 Agility, +35 Damage
      • Passive: Chain Lightning
      • Active: Static Charge
    • New Mjollnir:
      • Components: Hyperstone (2100), Maelstrom (3000), Recipe (400) (Total: 5500)
      • Stats: +70 AS, +24 Damage
      • Passive: Chain Lightning
      • Active: Static Charge

6.49

  • Total cost reduced by 100 (Eaglesong cost reduced from 3400 to 3300)

6.19b

  • Total cost reduced by 50 (Eaglesong cost reduced by 50)