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Razor
Razor.png
Strength
21 + 2.3
Agility
22 + 2
Intelligence
19 + 1.8
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 549 1233 1974
Mana 247 624 1066
Damage 45‒47 77‒79 113‒115
Armor 2.08 6.56 11.6
Attacks / Second 0.71 0.9 1.11
Movement Speed 295
Turn Rate 0.4
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range 475
Missile Speed 2000
Attack Duration 0.3+0.7
Cast Duration 0.5+0.125
Base Attack Time 1.7
Collision Size 24

Razor the Lightning Revenant is a ranged position-based agility tank/carry that employs his abilities to deal massive damage in a relatively short amount of time, chase down the fleeing injured with his speed, and inflict debuffs on more powerful foes. Razor prefers to keep his position or kite his enemies allowing his spells to unleash its full potential. Known for being one of the Anti-carry heroes, Razor specializes in using his opponent's own powers against them, draining them of their damage and using it to smite them, as well as damaging, slowing, and purging them of buffs should they dare cast a spell on him. His ultimate, Eye of the Storm, further enhances his carry-killing powers by inflicting constant, armor-shattering, lightning strikes on the foe with the lowest HP within a 500 radius. For those who rely on their pure brute force alone to fight, there is truly no escape from the Underscape.

Bio[edit]

Razor Razor, the Lightning Revenant
Play "I bring my lightning whip not to punish souls, but only to hasten them toward the inevitable exit."
Role: Pip carry.png Carry / Pip tank.png Durable / Pip ganker.png Nuker
Lore: Among the emblematic powers that populate the Underscape, Razor the Lightning Revenant is one of the most feared. With his whip of lightning, he patrols the Narrow Maze, that treacherous webwork of passages by which the souls of the dead are sorted according to their own innate intelligence, cunning and persistence. Drifting above the Maze, Razor looks down on the baffled souls below, and delivers jolts of scalding electricity that both punish and quicken the souls as they decide their own fates, hurrying on toward luminous exits or endlessly dark pits. Razor is the eternal embodiment of a dominating power, abstract and almost clinical in his application of power. Yet he has a lordly air that suggests he takes a sardonic satisfaction in his work.
Voice: Eric Newsome (Responses)

Abilities[edit]

Plasma Field
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Play
Q
F
Plasma Field icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
Releases a wave of energetic plasma that grows in power as it expands, but also zaps on contraction, dealing damage to enemy units caught in its path. Damage increases with distance from Razor.
Radius: 700
Minimum Damage: 30/50/70/90
Maximum Damage: 160/230/300/370
Cooldown 14 Mana 125
The Lightning Revenant rules the Underscape with plasmatic power.

Notes:

  • The damage is divided into 2 instances. One instance is applied while expanding, and the other one whiler retracting. Both instances can hit a unit only once each.
  • Plasma Field icon.png Plasma Field's damaging area is actually a 200 radius ring, which is right infront of the actual visible ring.
  • This means that upon cast, it instantly will damage units within 200 radius and can hit units up to 900 range away.
  • So upon expanding, the damage hits 200 range before the visible ring hits, and upon retracting, the damage hits after the ring passed the units already.

Static Link
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Play
W
C
Static Link icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemy Heroes
Creates a charged link between Razor and an enemy Hero, stealing damage from the target and giving it to Razor.
Cast Range: 600
Damage Stolen per Second: 7/14/21/28
Link Duration: 8
Buff Duration: 18
Cooldown 32/30/28/26 Mana 50
Razor's polarity channels electricity into his being, draining the power of his opposition.

Notes:

  • The link is broken when either unit dies or the distance between them becomes greater than 700.
  • Only distance or death can break the link, and nothing else.
  • Static Link icon.png Static Link drains damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after linking.
  • Static Link icon.png Static Link can steal up to 56/112/168/224 damage when draining for the full duration.

Unstable Current
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be purged. Can be used by illusions.
E
N
Unstable Current icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemy Heroes Magical
Razor moves with increased speed, and any abilities targeted at him are instantly countered with a jolt of electricity which damages, slows, and purges buffs from enemies.
Move Speed Bonus: 4%/8%/12%/16%
Damage: 40/70/100/130
Move Speed Slow: 100%
Attack Speed Slow: 100
Slow Duration: 0.5/1/1.5/2
Attacking the Lightning Revenant is rewarded with shock therapy.

Notes:

  • This means when the casting unit has low enough health to die to it, the spell will not be cast.

Eye of the Storm
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Play
R
E
Eye of the Storm icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Physical
A powerful lightning storm strikes out at enemy units with the lowest health, dealing damage and reducing their armor.
Radius: 500
Strike Interval: 0.7/0.6/0.5 (0.6/0.5/0.4*)
Damage Per Strike: 37.5/50/62.5
Armor Reduction Per Strike: 1
Duration: 30
Cooldown 80/70/60 Mana 100/150/200
Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). Causes faster strikes that can damage structures as well. When striking buildings, it will only target towers, barracks, and the Ancient.
Ride the lightning.

Notes:

  • Always targets the unit with the lowest current health in range as first.
  • The armor reduction debuff on units lasts as long as long as the storm, or until Razor dies.
  • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm strikes first deal their damage and then apply the armor reduction.
  • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm can strike up to 42/50/60 (50/60/75) times and deal up to 1600/2500/3700 (1600/2500/4687*) damage to a single unit when all strikes hit.
  • When Razor turns invisible, the whole storm and its strike turn invisible aswell, but still striking on nearby enemies without them seeing or hearing it.

Recommended items[edit]

Explanation:

  • Magic Wand is a critical item for burst healing.
  • Ring of Aquila provides stats and mana regeneration so Razor can consistently cast abilities.
  • Power Treads allows Razor to min-max his stats for survivability, damage, or mana efficiency.
  • Sange and Yasha grants a good mix of chasing power, damage, and survivability.
  • Desolator and Butterfly both provide Razor with extreme damage. Desolator amplifies Razor's armor shredding while Butterfly provides Evasion, which helps Razor fight opposing carries.
  • Heart of Tarrasque is an extreme survivability item, making Razor extremely difficult to kill.
  • Aghanim's Scepter enables his ultimate to damage structures, which can be useful if more pushing power is required for the team.

Equipment[edit]


Tips[edit]

  • Consider Phase Boots instead of Power Treads, as they allow you to keep in tether range of Static Link.
  • Yasha is a strong item to get after the core as it works well with Unstable Current and further increases the movement speed of Razor plus it grants you the opportunity to upgrade it into either the Manta Style or the Sange and Yasha based on different situations.
  • Plasma Field can be manipulated by moving Razor around, since it centers around him. This can help you position yourself so that Plasma Field can hit right at its maximum range. This ability does significant damage, so in lane it can be used to harass and force your opponents out of lane at the cost of pushing the lane. If your lane is warded, this can often times be worth it.
  • Razor has very few escape mechanisms, but can be deceptively durable with Unstable Current if focused.
  • Eye of the Storm damages the lowest health enemy close to him, making this ability very weak near creep waves. Try to save the ultimate for isolated team fights, or use Plasma Field to clear the creep wave quickly to focus the damage on heroes.
  • Static Link will not be purged if Razor's target becomes magic immune during the drain.
  • Shadow Blade is an excellent item on Razor because the invisibility will conceal the particles for Static Link and Eye of the Storm, concealing Razor's position.
  • Refresher Orb allows two instances of Eye of the Storm to be active at the same time, allowing for extreme DPS and armor reduction.
    • Combined with Aghanim's Scepter, this can deal twice the damage to buildings.
  • Generally in the early game, its best to pick up Static Link as it can boost your survivability by lowering enemy damage as well as allow you to create a noticeable difference in you and your opponents last hitting power. This allows you to dominate the last hitting stage of the lane and keep your enemies in check.
  • When laning against a single opponent, you can easily zone your opponent out of last hits by using Static Link on them then standing in or behind their creep wave. This forces them to do one of a few things: fight you, walk away to break the link and prevent the damage steal, or let you steal all of their damage. This capability makes Razor a solid choice for mid lane.
  • Static Link will also stay applied to the hero Brewmaster when using Primal Split, and will continue to sap damage from the Earth Spirit.

Trivia[edit]

  • Razor's alternate/fun name was Gillette, which is also the name of a reputable brand of shaving razors.
  • As Razor moves, sometimes he says "Ride the Lightning", which is also the name of Metallica's album and song (which references execution via electric chair).
  • One of Razor's quotes upon picking up Aegis of the Immortal is "There is a lightning that never goes out" which is a reference to a song "There is a light that never goes out" by The Smiths.
  • All of Razor's skills except Unholy Aura have been changed since his introduction. His first skill used to be Frenzy, which gave him an attack speed boost, second was Chain Lightning and his ultimate was a passive Stormseeker which dealt damage to enemies near him every few seconds.

Update history[edit]

July 18, 2013 Patch

June 14, 2013 Patch

March 28, 2013 Patch

June 28, 2012 Patch

  • Removed ambient effects on Razor and Morphling when hexed.

April 12, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed some bugs with Unstable Current killing a target after its ability starts (like Omnislashing while dead).
  • Fixed Plasma Field not giving aoe vision following Razor.

March 28, 2012 Patch

  • Added a buff/debuff effect for Razor's Static Link.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Static Charge damaging friendly units and towers. Note that towers can still proc the ability.
  • Fixed Static Link damage from being purgable.

March 08, 2012 Patch

  • Added rival taunts and misc. lines to Razor, Zeus, Tiny and Tidehunter to fill out basic voice set.

December 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Static Link not showing bonus damage on the modifier
  • Fixed Static Link interaction rules.

October 27, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Eye of the Storm not hitting invisibile units.

October 06, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Razor's Static Link working on Juggernaut while he is omnislashing.

August 02, 2011 Patch

  • Static Link's projectile now grants 800/800 flying vision which persists for 3.34 seconds.
  • Clamped the damage values of Plasma Field to ensure it wasn't resulting in too much damage.
  • Static Link is no longer purgable.
  • Eye of the Storm no longer affects ancients.
  • The armor reduction from Eye of the Storm is removed immediately if Razor dies.
  • The armor reduction from Eye of the Storm is no longer purgable.

July 01, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug where a stray health bar and "no-selection-boxes" icon were drawing whenever Plasma Field was used.

June 10, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Razor's Plasma Field not giving vision.

June 02, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Eye of the Storm hitting fogged/invisible units.

March 03, 2011 Patch

  • Razor's Eye of the Storm is now a two stage process. First it targets units then it targets towers, barracks, and the ancient.

February 19, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the radius and shape of Plasma Field.

February 12, 2011 Patch

  • Added impact effect to Plasma Field.
  • Fixed Eye of the Storm debuff lasting only 5 seconds from the last impact, instead of the full duration of the storm.
  • Fixed Razor having 600 instead of 475 attack range.


Balance changelog[edit]

6.82c

6.82

6.81

  • Strength gain increased from 1.7 to 2.3.
  • Unstable Current icon.png Unstable Current slow duration increased from 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6 to 0.5/1/1.5/2.

6.78

6.76

6.75

  • Plasma Field icon.png Plasma Field
    • Min damage from 80/120/160/200 to 60/100/140/180.
    • Max damage from 140/210/280/350 to 160/230/300/370.
  • Static Link icon.png Static Link
    • No longer breaks if Razor loses vision of the target.
    • Can no longer ground target.
    • Can now target magic immune (it could before via ground seeking).
  • Unstable Current icon.png Unstable Current purge duration increased from 0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2 to 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6.

6.74

6.73

  • Static Link icon.png Static Link
    • Duration, after it finishes draining, increased from 13 to 18.
    • Cooldown rescaled from 35/30/25/20 to 25.

6.70

  • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm
    • Can now target Ancients (not roshan).
    • No longer ignores magic immune units.

6.69

  • Static Link icon.png Static Link
    • Drains damage over 8 seconds instead of 10.
    • Damage per second rescaled from 5/10/15/20 to 7/14/21/28
  • Plasma Field icon.png Plasma Field cooldown from 16 to 14.

6.68

  • Static Link icon.png Static Link cooldown decreased from 45/40/35/30 to 35/30/25/20.
  • Added Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter to Razor
    • Increases striking speed from 0.85/0.75/0.60 to 0.7/0.6/0.5 and can target structures. Does not reduce structure's armor.

6.65

  • Agi growth decreased from 2.5 to 2.0.
  • Strength grown decreased from 1.9 to 1.7.
  • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm mana cost increased from 100 to 100/150/200.

6.63

  • Base strength increased from 17 to 21.

6.61

  • Lowered Intelligence gain from 2.2 to 1.8.

6.60

  • Reworked.
    • Attack Range: 475. Movement Speed: 295.
    • Strength: 17 +1.9. Agility: 22 +2.5. Intelligence: 19 + 2.2.
    • Plasma Field icon.png Plasma Field:
      • Razor releases a wave energetic plasma which grows in power as it extends outwards. Deals damage to units both on expansion and on contraction. The further the plasma is from razor the more energy it has.
      • Minimum Charge Damage: 40/60/80/100. Max Charge Damage:70/105/140/175.
      • Speed: 800. AOE: 600. Cooldown: 16. Manacost: 125.
      • Note: This can hit a unit once going out and once coming back in. Charge increases to max going outwards, then decreases to min coming inwards. This is a full circle AOE effect, a radius of small electrical effects travel outwards. It spawns from where you are and moves out with you.
    • Unstable Current icon.png Unstable Current:
      • Passive. Increases the movement speed and reflects a static charge whenever targeted, dealing damage and purging the unit briefly.
      • Movement Bonus: 3/6/9/12%. Damage: 40/60/80/100.
      • Purge Duration: 0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2
      • Note: Does not trigger on attack orbs like Poison Attack or Frost Arrows
    • Static Link icon.png Static Link:
      • Taps into the energy of a target hero, creating a charged link between Razor and his foe. As long as this link is maintained, Razor will continue to steal damage from the target and adds it to his own.
      • Attack damage stolen per second: 5/10/15/20. Max link time: 10. Stolen duration: 13 seconds from link break. Cast Range: 600. Break Range: 700. Manacost: 20/30/40/50. Cooldown: 45/40/35/30.
      • Note: If you target a point on the ground, it will move in that path and lock onto the first hero it reaches. You have vision over the link itself.
    • Eye of the Storm icon.png Eye of the Storm:
      • The Lightning Revenant calls upon a powerful storm of crackling energy, which strikes weakened enemies with deadly bolts of lightning. The storm is charged with Razor's malevolent will, and will seek out only the most injured targets for its armor shattering blasts.
      • Damage: 37.5/50/62.5. Interval: 0.85/0.75/0.6. AOE: 500. Armor reduction per hit: 1 (stacks). Duration: 20/25/30. Manacost: 100. Cooldown: 80/70/60.
      • Damage dealt is physical. Only targets units in your vision.
      • This storm stops if Razor dies. Targets the lowest HP unit in the area.

6.57

  • Improved AOE on Fervor

6.40

  • Increased Razor's base damage a bit

Pre-6.60 rework Abilities[edit]

Frenzy
Q
?
Unknown icon.png
Ability Affects
No Target Self
Increases attack speed, at the cost of taking additional damage.
Duration: 20
Bonus Attack Speed: 25/50/75/100
Bonus Damage Taken: 5%/10%/15%/20%
Cooldown 40 Mana 80/90/110/130

Notes:

  • Does not stack with Mask of Madness.

Chain Lightning
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
W
?
Static Link icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemy Heroes Magical
Hurls a bolt of damaging lightning at a target enemy that jumps to nearby enemies. Each jump deals less damage.
Range: 700
Damage: 75/150/225/300
Max jumps: 3/5/7/9
Cooldown 11 Mana 90/105/125/145

Unholy Fervor
E
?
Unknown icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Self
Increases the movement speed and life regeneration rate of Razor.
Movement Speed Bonus: 3%/5%/8%/10%
HP Regeneration Bonus: 0.5/1/1.5/2

Storm Seeker
Blocked by Spell Immunity.
R
?
Eye of the Storm icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Summons a storm that permanently follows Razor. Every few seconds, it strikes Razor's enemies with savage lightning bolts.
Damage Per Strike: 60/90/120

Notes:

  • Each time the ability is leveled, Razor gets mini-stunned.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]