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Necronomicon
Necronomicon icon.png
Necronomicon 1 icon.png
Necronomicon 2 icon.png
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Considered the holy grail of necromancy and demonology, a powerful malefic force is locked within its pages.
Cost
2700 (1250)
Bought From
Caster
Active Demonic Summoning
Bonus +8/12/16 Strength
+15/21/24 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Necronomicon (2700)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Belt of Strength (450)
Recipe Cost: 1250

The Necronomicon is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster.

The recipe can be purchased multiple times in order to upgrade it.

Additional Information[edit]

The Necronomicon recipe can be purchased up to 3 times in order to increase its power. Each time it's upgraded, the strength and intelligence bonuses increase, as well as the level of the summoned units.

The total gold cost for each level is 2700/3950/5200.

Necro units cannot be dominated or transmuted but can be taken by Enchant or Holy Persuasion.

If you buy two Necrobooks and a refresher, you can create four necro units at the same time. The two books share a cooldown after the first usage, but after refreshing, the book you didn't already use will be off cooldown.

Ability[edit]

Demonic Summoning
Ability
No Target
Summons a Necronomicon Warrior and a Necronomicon Archer to fight for you. Their strength and abilities increase as Necronomicon increases in level. Lasts 40 seconds.
Cooldown 95 Mana 50

Necronomicon Warrior[edit]

Necronomicon Warrior
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Duration 40 Seconds
Hit Points 400 / 600 / 800
Damage 25 / 50 / 75 (Normal damage)
Armor 4 (Hero armor)
Movement Speed 350
Sight Range 1300/800
Attack Range Melee
Attack Duration 0.56+0.44
Cast Duration 0.5+0.51
Base Attack Time 0.75
Bounty 100 / 150 / 200 (XP and Gold)
Notes +100 sight range
at each level.
40% magic resistance. Normal attack type.

Mana Break
Blocked by Magic Immunity.
Necronomicon warrior mana burn icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Physical
Mana burned per hit, a portion of which is dealt as damage.
Mana burned per hit: 25 / 50 / 75
Percent converted to damage: 60%

Notes:

  • The damage dealt after conversion is 15 / 30 / 45.
  • Damage from Mana Break is also reduced by attack type.

Last Will
Blocked by Magic Immunity.
Necronomicon warrior last will icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Pure
Damage dealt to unit that kills Necronomicon Warrior.
Damage: 400 / 500 / 600

Notes:

  • Can be denied with no consequential damage.

True Sight
Necronomicon warrior true sight icon.png
Ability
Passive
Reveals invisible units.
Radius: 1000

Notes:

  • Exists on level 3 warriors only.

Necronomicon Archer[edit]

Necronomicon Archer
Necronomicon archer.png
Duration 40 Seconds
Hit Points 400 / 600 / 800
Damage 40 / 80 / 120 (Piercing damage)
Armor 4 (Hero armor)
Movement Speed 330 / 360 / 390
Sight Range 1300/800
Attack Range 350 / 450 / 550
Missile Speed 900
Attack Duration 0.7+0.3
Cast Duration 0.5+0.51
Base Attack Time 1
Bounty 100 / 150 / 200 (XP and Gold)
Notes +100 sight range
at each level.
40% magic resistance. Piercing attack type.


Mana Burn
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Q
Necronomicon archer mana burn icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Burns targeted unit's mana.
Mana burned: 125 / 175 / 225
Range: 600
Cooldown 20

Notes:

  • Burns mana and deals damage equal to the amount burned.

Attack Speed and Movement Aura
Necronomicon archer aura icon.png
Ability Affects
Aura Allies
Increases movement and attack speed of nearby units.
Radius: 900
Bonus attack speed: 3% / 6% / 9%
Bonus movement speed: 3% / 6% / 9%

Recommended heroes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

This item is based on the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft. The summoning ability of the item is similar to the original book's role in summoning the ancient cosmic Old Ones in Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

Balance changelog[edit]

6.81

  • Necronomicon Warrior's movement speed rescaled from 330/360/390 to 350.
  • Necronomicon units XP bounty increased from 59 to 100/150/200.

6.80

  • Necronomicon units bounty increased from 100/125/150 to 100/150/200
  • Necronomicon units armor reduced from 6/8/10 to 4
  • Necronomicon cooldown increased from 80 to 95

6.79c

  • Night vision reduced from 1300/1400/1500 to 800.
  • Gold bounty increased from 100 to 100/125/150 (per unit).

6.79

  • Summoned units duration increased from 35 to 40.
  • Hand of Midas' Transmute no longer works against Necronomicon units.
  • Helm of the Dominator's Dominate can no longer control Necronomicon units.

6.78

  • Warrior and Archer armor type changed from Heavy to Hero.

6.73

  • Archer's Mana burn cast range increased from 250 to 600.
  • Archer's attack damage increased from 31/61/91 to 40/80/120.
  • Warrior's attack damage increased from 21/41/61 to 25/50/75.

6.72c

  • Cooldown reduced from 90 to 80.

6.72

  • Warrior's Last Will damage rescaled from 200/400/600 to 400/500/600.
  • Archer's aura AoE increased to standard aura sizes (900).

6.70

  • Bonus strength increased from 6/10/14 to 8/12/16.
  • Manaburn cooldown reduced to 20 seconds.

6.69

  • Base attack time improved on Necronomicon Warriors from 1.0 to 0.75

6.67

  • Summoned units are now able to attack Ancients

6.64

  • Recipe cost reduced by 50 gold

6.50

  • Necronomicon icon now changes per level

6.42

  • Lowered mana burn a bit

6.28

  • Decreased mana burn casting range from 500 to 250, and removed spell immunity from lvl 3.
  • Spell reduction from 33/33/100% to 40/40/40%.
  • Necronomicon cooldown from 70 to 90 seconds
  • Necronomicon summons are no longer able to attack ancients
  • If you cast necro and already own them on the field, the old ones get removed. (i.e. no necro refresher, adapt, grow, etc)
  • Necronomicon summons now give 100 gold on death (instead of 60)
  • Necro aura from 4/8/12 to 3/6/9

6.24

  • Mana Burn on necronomicon moved to the other unit

6.19b

  • Necronomicon recipe price increased by 50.

6.19

  • Increased cost of necronomicon, it has slightly more str

6.17

  • Reworked how Necronomicon levels, some buffs and some nerfs.
  • Various Item Tweaks: Maelstrom, Necronomicon, Mask of madness, Ring of Basilius.

6.16b

  • Necronomicon recipe price increased by 100

6.12b

  • Improved necronomicon and its abilities as it levels

6.10

  • Reduced necronomicon recipe from 1100 to 800

6.09b

  • Cannot use Pacifism on Ancients and Necronomicon units can now hit air units
  • Made last level in necronomicon have castable pacisfism and buffed durations from 2->3 seconds, 4 seconds last lvl

6.09

  • Major revamp to necronomicon

6.05

  • Necronomicon cooldown decreased by 5 seconds all levels.

6.04

  • Necronomicon 1st upgrade: extra 3 int/str stronger creeps
  • Necronomicon 2st upgrade: extra 3 int/str even stronger creeps
  • Major changes to necronomicon. Now upgradable.
  • Cannot drop necronomicon