Necronomicon

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Necronomicon
Necronomicon 1 icon.png
Necronomicon 1 icon.png
Necronomicon 2 icon.png
Necronomicon 3 icon.png
Considered the ultimate in necromancy and demonology, a powerful malefic force is locked within its pages.
Cost
2650 (1200)
Bought From
Caster
Active Demonic Summoning
Bonus +8/12/16 Strength
+15/21/24 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Necronomicon 2 (3850)
Necronomicon (2650)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Belt of Strength (450)
Recipe (1200)


The Necronomicon is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. It can be upgraded by purchasing the recipe again.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • Upgrading the item improves its stats and strengthens the summons from Demonic Summoning. Can be upgraded twice.
  • The total gold cost for each level is 2650/3850/5050.
  • One Necronomicon grants the following on each level:
    • Level 1: 160 health, 0.24 health regeneration, 180 mana, 0.6 mana regeneration and 0.9375% spell damage (and 8 attack damage to Strength strength heroes, or 15 attack damage to Intelligence intelligence heroes).
    • Level 2: 240 health, 0.36 health regeneration, 252 mana, 0.84 mana regeneration and 1.3125% spell damage (and 12 attack damage to Strength strength heroes, or 21 attack damage to Intelligence intelligence heroes).
    • Level 3: 320 health, 0.48 health regeneration, 288 mana, 0.96 mana regeneration and 1.5% spell damage (and 16 attack damage to Strength strength heroes, or 24 attack damage to Intelligence intelligence heroes).

Ability[edit | edit source]

Demonic Summoning
Ability
No Target
Damage
Physical
Summons a Warrior and an Archer to fight for you for 40 seconds, whose strength and abilities increase as Necronomicon is upgraded. Warrior gains True Sight at level 3.
Duration: 40
Cooldown 95
Mana 50

Notes:

  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The summons always spawn in front of the caster.
  • All 3 levels of Necronomicon share cooldown.
  • Recasting this with the same Necronomicon replaces the summons from the previous cast, no matter under whose control they are.
    • However, recasting it with a second Necronomicon (or the same with a different level) creates two new summons.


Summons[edit | edit source]

Necronomicon Warrior[edit | edit source]

Necronomicon Warrior
Necronomicon Warrior 1 model.png
Necronomicon Warrior 1 model.png
Necronomicon Warrior 2 model.png
Necronomicon Warrior 3 model.png
Summon
Level 5
Duration 40
Health 700/800/900
Health regeneration 5
Armor 4
Magic resistance 40 %
Damage 45/60/75
Acquisition range 500
Attack Range 100
Base Attack Time 0.75
Attack Animation 0.56+0.44
Movement Speed 350
Follow range 100
Turn Rate 0.5
Collision Size 16
Vision Range 1300/1400/1500  •  800 (G)
Bounty 100/150/200
Experience 100/150/200
Model scale 0.4/0.5/0.6
Notes Abilities:
Mana Break (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png Mana Break
Last Will (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png Last Will
True Sight (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png True Sight

Mana Break
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not disabled by Break. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Mana Break (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Mana burned per hit, a portion of which is dealt as damage.
Mana Burned per Hit: 25/50/75
Burned Mana as Damage: 60%

Notes:

  • The damage is directly added to the warrior's attack damage.
  • The damage is directly added to the warrior's attack damage, so it can lifesteal off of it. However, it still cannot crit or cleave.
  • The damage can be reduced with e.g. Enfeeble icon.png Enfeeble​, but it cannot be amplified with e.g. Empower icon.png Empower​.
  • Applies the mana loss first, and then the damage.


Last Will
Not disabled by Break. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Last Will (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Deals damage to the unit that kills the Necronomicon Warrior.
Damage: 550/675/800

Notes:

  • Does not affect allied units, so it can be denied without taking damage.
  • The distance between the Necronomicon Warrrior and the killing unit does not matter.


True Sight
Not disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
True Sight (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies
Reveals invisible units.
Radius: 1000
Modifiers
Debuff Truesight: Undispellable.

Notes:

  • Available for level 3 Necronomicon Warriors only.
  • The True Sight is provided within the whole area, regardless of the warrior's actual vision. It is fully unobstructed.
  • The True Sight is provided by an aura which affects enemies. Its debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


Necronomicon Archer[edit | edit source]

Necronomicon Archer
Necronomicon Archer 1 model.png
Necronomicon Archer 1 model.png
Necronomicon Archer 2 model.png
Necronomicon Archer 3 model.png
Summon
Level 5
Duration 40
Health 700/800/900
Health regeneration 5
Armor 4
Magic resistance 40 %
Damage 60/90/120
Acquisition range 600
Attack Range 450/500/550
Base Attack Time 1
Attack Animation 0.7+0.3
Projectile Speed 900
Movement Speed 330/360/390
Follow range 100
Turn Rate 0.5
Collision Size 8
Vision Range 1300/1400/1500  •  800 (G)
Bounty 100/150/200
Experience 100/150/200
Model scale 0.4/0.5/0.6
Notes Abilities:
Mana Burn (Necronomicon Archer) icon.png Mana Burn
Archer Aura (Necronomicon Archer) icon.png Archer Aura

Mana Burn
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Q
R
Mana Burn (Necronomicon Archer) icon.png
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Launches an arrow that burns away the targeted unit's mana, dealing damage equal to the amount of mana burned.
Cast Animation0.5+0.13/0.2/0.23
Cast Range: 600
Mana Burned: 125/175/225
Mana Burned as Damage: 100%
Cooldown 20

Notes:

  • Applies the damage first, and then the mana loss.
  • Can be cast on units without mana with no effect, wasting the mana and cooldown.
  • Despite the visual effects, the mana burn and damage are applied instantly.


Archer Aura
Can be used by illusions. Not disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
Archer Aura (Necronomicon Archer) icon.png
Ability
Aura
Affects
Allies
Increases movement and attack speed of nearby units.
Radius: 900
Move Speed Bonus: 5%/7%/9%
Attack Speed Bonus: 5/7/9
Can be used by illusions. Illusions benefit from the movement and attack speed bonuses.
Modifiers
Buff Necronomicon Archer Aura: Undispellable.

Notes:

  • Fully stacks with other sources of movement and attack speed, except for other Archer Auras.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

- Heroes whose default item build includes Necronomicon as a core item: Arc Warden icon.png Arc Warden​.

- Heroes whose default item build includes Necronomicon as a situational item: Beastmaster icon.png Beastmaster​, Treant Protector icon.png Treant Protector​, Abaddon icon.png Abaddon​, Invoker icon.png Invoker​, Io icon.png Io​, Lycan icon.png Lycan​, Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon​, Shadow Shaman icon.png Shadow Shaman​, Queen of Pain icon.png Queen of Pain​, Techies icon.png Techies​, Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet​, Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet​, Underlord icon.png Underlord​, Undying icon.png Undying​.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Necronomicons can easily feed the enemy, so make sure to use them carefully.
  • Good items in combination are:
    • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass for the attack speed aura, as the Necronomicons have one of the lowest base attack times in the game so they benefit from it a lot. In addition, the armor aura doubles their physical damage resistance and it reduces the armor of enemies around.
    • Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos, Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade's Purge or Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse's Hex for the movement slow, allowing the Necronomicons to hit more often and burn more mana. Situationally, you can also get an Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi or Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard to slow them.
    • Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering gives lifesteal, 4 bonus armor and 15% bonus damage.
    • Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves or Mekansm icon.png Mekansm to heal your Necronomicons, allies and yourself.
    • A Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn for the critical strike, True Strike and the silence applied on your target making it unable to use his abilities while burning down his remaining mana.
    • Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest's active to reduce the armor of your enemy and apply blind. You can also get a Desolator icon.png Desolator.
    • An Octarine Core icon.png Octarine Core allows casting the Necronomicons more often, making sure to have them in every fight.
  • Necronomicon is a good pick against an enemy with a Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail because they take their own damage back and the Necronomicon Warrior returns 800 damages if it dies.
  • Necronomicon is a good pick against an enemy with invisibility because when upgraded to maximum level, it can give True Sight over them.
  • Necronomicon is good against mana-dependent heroes.
  • You can use the Necronomicons to tank and destroy towers safely, but be careful not to feed enemy heroes with them.
  • With Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel you can teleport directly to your Necronomicons on the map.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]