Ogre Magi

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Ogre Magi
Ogre Magi.png
Strength
23 + 3.2
Agility
14 + 1.55
Intelligence
17 + 2.4
Level Base 1 16 25
Health 200 660 1660 2580
H. Regen 3.5 4.19 5.69 7.09
Mana 50 254 710 1178
M. Regen 0.01 0.69 2.21 3.79
Damage 41‒47 58‒64 96‒102 135‒141
Armor 6 8 11.61 16.17
Spell Dmg 0% 1.06% 3.44% 5.91%
Att / Sec 0.58 0.67 0.81 1
Movement Speed 295
Turn Rate 0.6
Vision Range 1800/800
Attack Range 150
Projectile Speed Instant
Attack Animation 0.3+0.3
Base Attack Time 1.7
Magic resistance 25%
Collision Size 24
Legs 2

Aggron Stonebreak, the Ogre Magi, is a melee intelligence hero, famous for his random potential for extreme burst damage and his enormous health pool for an intelligence hero. He has good base attributes, and some of the best attributes gain in the game, having a very high base strength, as well as the highest strength gain of any intelligence hero by far. Coupled with his high base armor and high health regeneration, Ogre Magi is very hard to take down in the early game. He is a powerful ganker and disabler, slowing his enemies first with an Ignite, then proceeding to eliminate his opponents with Fireblast. Later in the game he takes on the role of a buffer/debuffer with his powerful Bloodlust buff, buffing his carry's damage potential enormously. And if you happen to be skilled enough, his ultimate Multicast gives him the opportunity to randomly cast his spells multiple times, allowing for great burst potential. Ogre Magi is a very strong disabler, requiring nothing but a bit of luck to successfully pull off his powerful Multicasts.

Bio[edit | edit source]

Ogre Magi Aggron Stonebreak, the Ogre Magi
Play "Once is not enough!" "It's just as high as we can count."
Role: Support Support / Nuker Nuker / Disabler Disabler / Durable Durable / Initiator Initiator
Lore: The ordinary ogre is the creature for whom the phrase 'As dumb as a bag of rock hammers' was coined. In his natural state, an ogre is supremely incapable of doing or deciding anything. Clothed in dirt, he sometimes finds himself accidentally draped in animal skins after eating lanekill. Not an especially social creature, he is most often found affectionately consorting with the boulders or tree-stumps he has mistaken for kin (a factor that may explain the ogre's low rate of reproduction). However, once every generation or so, the ogre race is blessed with the birth of a two-headed Ogre Magi, who is immediately given the traditional name of Aggron Stonebreak, the name of the first and perhaps only wise ogre in their line's history. With two heads, Ogre Magi finds it possible to function at a level most other creatures manage with one. And while the Ogre Magi will win no debates (even with itself), it is graced with a divine quality known as Dumb Luck--a propensity for serendipitous strokes of fortune which have allowed the ogre race to flourish in spite of enemies, harsh weather, and an inability to feed itself. It's as if the Goddess of Luck, filled with pity for the sadly inept species, has taken Ogre Magi under her wing. And who could blame her? Poor things.
Voice: Nolan North (Responses)

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Fireblast
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
Q
F
Fireblast icon.png
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Blasts an enemy unit with a wave of fire, dealing damage and stunning the target.
Cast Animation0.45+0.53
Cast Range: 475
Multicast Interval: 0.5
Damage: 55/110/165/220
Stun Duration: 1.5
Cooldown 12
Mana 75/85/95/105
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. When blocked, ends Multicast, no matter if the initial cast or a multicast instance was blocked.
Modifiers
Buff Fireblast Multicast: Undispellable.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.
The Ogre Magi is easily amused, entertained for hours by playing with fire.

Notes:

  • When multicast, Fireblast hits the same target several times in 0.5 seconds intervals.
  • This is how much damage a multicast Fireblast does (before reductions) and how long it stuns on each level:
    • 2x Multicast: 110/220/330/440 damage, 2.0 seconds stun
    • 3x Multicast: 165/330/495/660 damage, 2.5 seconds stun
    • 4x Multicast: 220/440/660/880 damage, 3.0 seconds stun
  • This is how much mana Fireblast costs and how long its cooldown is on each level with each level of Multicast icon.png Multicast​:
    • Multicast Level 1: 95/105/115/125 mana, 10 seconds cooldown
    • Multicast Level 2: 115/125/135/145 mana, 8 seconds cooldown
    • Multicast Level 3: 135/145/155/165 mana, 6 seconds cooldown


Ignite
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. Partially pierces spell immunity. Play
W
G
Ignite icon.png
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Drenches a target in volatile chemicals, causing it to burst into flames. The target is in immense pain, taking damage and moving more slowly.
Cast Animation0.45+0.43
Cast Range: 700
Multicast Radius: 1400
Effect Radius: 0
Multicast Interval: 0.5
Damage per Second: 26/34/42/50
Move Speed Slow: 20%/22%/24%/26%
Duration: 5/6/7/8
Cooldown 15
Mana 90
Partially pierces spell immunity. Cannot target spell immune units. When the projectile connects with a spell immune unit, it still affects other units within the radius. Slow persists and attempts to damage if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked fully only when primary or multicast target. Blocked upon impact. Does not end Multicast.
Modifiers
Buff Ignite Multicast: Undispellable.
Debuff Ignite: Dispellable with any dispel.
Batter up!

Notes:

  • The targeting reticule must be centered over an enemy unit.
  • Ignite travels at a speed of 1000 and can be disjointed.
  • Disjointing it completely nullifies the effects, including the area slow and damage.
  • When multicast, launches Ignite projectiles with 0.5 seconds intervals at random enemy or neutral units within 1400 range of Ogre Magi.
    • They travel at the same speed as the original and are disjointable as well.
    • Cannot target invisible units or units inside the Fog of War.
    • Prioritizes units which do not have the Ignite debuff already.
    • Can hit the same unit multiple times.
  • The debuff from Ignite does not stack with itself. Successive casts on the same units refresh the debuff.
  • Each level of Multicast icon.png Multicast​ increases the cast range by 150 and the area of effect of Ignite by 150.
    • This results in a total cast range of 700/850/1000/1150 cast range and radius of 0/150/300/450.
  • Deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is placed, resulting in 5/6/7/8 damage ticks.


Bloodlust
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity. Play
E
B
Bloodlust icon.png
Affects
Allies
Incites a frenzy in a friendly unit, increasing its movement speed and attack speed. Can be cast on towers.
Cast Animation0.45+0.67
Cast Range: 600
Multicast Radius: 575
Move Speed Bonus: 10%/12%/14%/16%
Attack Speed Bonus: 30/40/50/60
Duration: 30
Cooldown 20
Mana 50
Modifiers
Buff Bloodlust: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff Bloodlust Autocast: Undispellable.
'Running’s not as fun as hitting… Not one bit fun.'

Notes:

  • Despite the visual effect, the buff is applied instantly on the target upon cast. The projectile has only a visual purpose.
  • When multicast, instantly applies the Bloodlust buff on random allies within the radius.
  • Causes the target's model size to increase by 25% for its duration. This has no impact on its collision size.
  • Can be set on autocast.
    • When on autocast, Ogre Magi automatically casts this spell on the closest allied hero that does not have the Bloodlust buff on.
    • This includes hero clones, creep-heroes, but not illusions.
    • Does not automatically target lane creeps, spell immune creep-heroes and other allied or own summons.
    • Interrupts Ogre Magi's current order and makes him forget queued commands. This cannot occur while channeling a spell, though.
  • Each level of Multicast icon.png Multicast​ reduces the cooldown by 5 seconds, resulting in a 15/10/5 seconds cooldown.


Multicast
Multicast icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Enables Ogre Magi to cast his spells multiple times with each use, while also granting his spells greater potency:
Fireblast has its cooldown decreased and its mana cost increased.
Ignite hits enemies in an area, its range is increased, and it may be cast onto random nearby enemies when used.
Bloodlust has its cooldown reduced, and may be cast on random nearby allies when used.
Fireblast Mana Increase: 20/40/60
Fireblast Cooldown Reduction: 2/4/6
Ignite Multicast Radius: 1400
Ignite Effect Radius Increase: 150/300/450
Ignite Cast Range Increase: 150/300/450
Bloodlust Multicast Radius: 575
Bloodlust Cooldown Reduction: 5/10/15
2x Multicast Chance: 40%/50%/60%
3x Multicast Chance: 0%/20%/25%
4x Multicast Chance: 0%/0%/12.5%
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Grants the Unrefined Fireblast ability.
Partially disabled by Break. Only the multicast part is disabled. The mana, cooldown, range and radius changes are not disabled.
Despite being largely incapacitated by his IQ, the Ogre Magi's success in battle is attributed to pure skill.

Notes:

  • The mana cost and cooldown changes of the spells are reflected in the spells' tooltips, however, the other effects are not.


Unrefined Fireblast
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
D
D
Unrefined Fireblast icon.png
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Blasts an enemy unit with a wave of fire, dealing damage and stunning the target. Its mana cost is 60% of the hero's current mana.
Cast Animation0.45+0.53
Cast Range: 475
Multicast Interval: 0.5
Damage: 275
Stun Duration: 1.5
Cooldown 6
Mana 60% of current mana
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. When blocked, ends Multicast, no matter if the initial cast or a multicast instance was blocked.
Modifiers
Buff Fireblast Multicast: Undispellable.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.
The 'who-casts-spell-first' argument between himself is solved simply by both casting at once.

Notes:

  • Does not require Multicast icon.png Multicast​ to be leveled to be unlocked, once Aghanim's Scepter is acquired.
  • Ogre Magi can never be out of mana to cast this spell, since it always costs 60% of his current mana pool (rounded down).
  • The tooltip shows the momentary mana cost and updates whenever the mouse cursor is moved over the ability icon.
  • When multicast, Unrefined Fireblast hits the same target several times in 0.5 seconds intervals.
  • This is how much damage a multicast Unrefined Fireblast does (before reductions) and how long it stuns on each level:
    • 2x Multicast: 550 damage, 2.0 seconds stun
    • 3x Multicast: 825 damage, 2.5 seconds stun
    • 4x Multicast: 1100 damage, 3.0 seconds stun


Recommended items[edit | edit source]

Early Items

  • Buying two Clarity icon.png Clarity potions gives you two or three extra casts of Fireblast icon.png Fireblast​, depending on its level.
  • A Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick helps to supplement your Fireblast icon.png Fireblast​ casts; it can also be turned into a Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand later on.
  • Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring is incredibly useful due to Ogre's high health pool for an Intelligence Hero, and for providing additional Fireblast casts even when out of mana.
  • Your relative independence from reliance on items to be effective makes you a good candidate for buying Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward.

Core Items

  • Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots give you plenty of mana for all of your spells, and also help more mana-hungry teammates.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter not only gives you a good attribute increase, but also increases your nuking and disabling power in the form of Unrefined Fireblast icon.png Unrefined Fireblast​.

Situational Items

  • Mekansm icon.png Mekansm synergizes well with your high innate strength, high strength growth, and high innate armor.
  • Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord amplifies your Fireblast icon.png Fireblast​ and Ignite damage, as well as any nukes your teammates possess.
  • Bloodstone icon.png Bloodstone greatly boosts your survivability, greater ability to spam Fireblast icon.png Fireblast​, and a suicide to heal your team with in a pinch.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse gives you an additional disable, plenty of attributes, and plenty of mana regeneration.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard gives you an additional slow alongside Ignite icon.png Ignite​, and also gives you even more survivability.
  • Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter lets you avoid dying quickly to heavily physical attack-reliant enemies later on in the game, and also gives some minor attributes.
  • Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance give you some decent attributes for its low cost. The extra movement speed also stacks with Bloodlust icon.png Bloodlust​.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity gives good intelligence and mana regen, and an active that can be used for chasing, escaping, or locking someone out of a fight.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff has a variety of uses; saving yourself, saving a teammate, forcing an enemy out of position, and also gives Intelligence.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Fireblast gives the full 1.5s of stun from the first level, whereas Ignite gains significant additional slow and duration with levels. However, Fireblast can deal high damage if it is leveled and Multicast occurs, so choose your ability build wisely.
  • It may seem wise to delay leveling Multicast to preserve the mana efficiency of Fireblast, but remember that Ignite has no area-of-effect until there is at least one level in your Ultimate. This makes farming and pushing creep waves much more difficult. By delaying Multicast, you are delaying your farming effectiveness which can put you behind for the rest of the game. For most games, the utility of AoE damage makes higher mana costs an acceptable trade-off. Consider the state of the game and your situation when deciding whether to level Multicast at 6.
  • When you have at least 1 point in Multicast, use Ignite when the enemies get clumped to affect them all in a short radius.
  • Bloodlust is a rather versatile ability, allowing you or anyone you cast it on to make a swift escape or entrance during teamfights, as well as being a powerful steroid for any carry. Consider keeping your Bloodlust always on a carry during a teamfight.
  • You are a good chaser: Your Fireblast can stun an enemy for 1.5 seconds and keep him in place, while your Ignite damages and slows the target. Use these abilities to help your teammates get kills.
  • Ogre Magi has the second highest Effective Hit-Point total at level 1 in the game (behind Spirit Breaker), while also being one of the few heroes with exceptionally high base health regeneration. You should use this along with your powerful right click damage to harass enemies out of the lane early on, as almost any hero trading hits with you comes off worse.

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