|Spell damage||Spell damage sources|
Spell damage is all damage which is not dealt by physical attacks. This includes all spells which deal magical, physical or pure damage. Even the damage dealt by attack modifiers counts as spell damage, as long as the effect deals its damage in a separate instance from the attack damage.
Sources of spell damage[edit | edit source]
Spell amplification[edit | edit source]
Spell damage can be directly amplified. Each point of Intelligence increases the hero's spell damage by 0.0625%, which equals to 1% spell damage for every 16 points of intelligence. Spell damage amplification of multiple sources stacks additively. The amplification does not only affect spell damage dealt against enemies, it also causes damage afflicted to allies or the own unit to get amplified.
Currently there is no unit ability that directly amplifies spell damage, but a couple of heroes have perks in the talents tree.
- Spell Amplification: 8%
These items passively increase the owner's spell damage amplification by merely having them equipped. They either grant a flat bonus, or bonus through intelligence.
|Spell damage increasing items (One value point equals 1% spell damage amplification)|
Unaffected by amplification[edit | edit source]
There are certain cases of abilities that ignore spell amplification. It's important to note that those spells cannot spell lifesteal, too.
In general abilities related to health manipulation (instantly killing effect, health cost, delayed damage) abilities and or regular attacks (cleave, instant attacks) don't benefit from spell amplification as well. The exception to this rule is splash, which is still amplified.
1 The rum wear-off damage is not amplified.
2 The AoE health drain is not amplified.
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