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Necronomicon
Necronomicon icon.png
Necronomicon 1 icon.png
Necronomicon 2 icon.png
Necronomicon icon.png
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.

One Necronomicon grants the following on each level


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.
Duration: 40
Cooldown 95 Mana 50
Can be purged. The summons take purge damage.

Notes:

  • Interupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The summons are always summoned infront of the caster.
  • All 3 levels of Necronomicon share cooldown.
  • Recasting this with the same Necronomicon replaces the summmons from the previous cast, no matter under whom control they are.
    • However, recasting it with a second Necronomicon creates 2 new summons.

Summons[edit]

Necronomicon Warrior[edit]

Necronomicon Warrior
Necronomicon warrior.png
Duration 40 Seconds
Hit Points 400/600/800
Health Regen 5
Damage 25/50/75
Armor 4
Movement Speed 350
Collision size 16
Sight Range 1300/1400/1500
/800
Attack Range Melee
Attack Duration 0.56+0.44
Base Attack Time 0.75
Bounty 100/150/200
Experience 100/150/200
Notes 40% magic resistance
Abilities:
Necronomicon warrior mana burn icon.png Mana Break
Necronomicon warrior last will icon.png Last Will
Necronomicon warrior true sight icon.png True Sight

Mana Break
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere.
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
Burned Mana as Damage: 60%

Notes:

  • The damage is directly added to the warrior's attack damage.
  • Deals up to 15/30/45 damage per hit (before reductions).
  • 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 can not be amplified with e.g. Empower icon.png Empower.
  • Applies the mana loss first, and then the damage.

Last Will
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Necronomicon warrior last will icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Damage dealt to unit that kills Necronomicon Warrior.
Damage: 550/675/800

Notes:

  • Does not affect allied units, so it can be denied without taking damage.

True Sight
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be purged.
Necronomicon warrior true sight icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Enemies
Reveals invisible units.
Radius: 1000

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, its effect lingers for 0.5 seconds.

Necronomicon Archer[edit]

Necronomicon Archer
Necronomicon archer.png
Duration 40 Seconds
Hit Points 400/600/800
Health Regen 5
Damage 40/80/120
Armor 4
Movement Speed 330/360/390
Sight Range 1300/1400/1500
/800
Attack Range 350/450/550
Missile Speed 900
Attack Duration 0.7+0.3
Base Attack Time 1
Bounty 100/150/200
Experience 100/150/200
Notes 40% magic resistance
Abilities:
Necronomicon archer mana burn icon.png Mana Burn
Necronomicon archer aura icon.png Archer Aura

Mana Burn
Blocked by Spell 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.
Cast Time: 0.5+0.13/0.2/0.23
Cast Range: 600
Mana Burned: 125/175/225
Mana Burned as Damage: 100%
Cooldown 20

Notes:

  • This ability has no legacy hotkey currently.
  • 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 effects are applied instantly.

Archer Aura
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be purged. Can be used by illusions.
Necronomicon archer aura icon.png
Ability Affects
Aura Allies
Increases movement and attack speed of nearby units.
Radius: 900
Move Speed Bonus: 3%/6%/9%
Attack Speed Bonus: 3/6/9
Can be used by illusions. Illusions benefit from the movement speed and attack speed bonuses.

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]

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]

6.82

  • Last Will damage type from Pure to Magical (Still does not pierce Spell Immunity)
  • Last Will damage increased from 400/500/600 to 550/675/800

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