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Storm Spirit
Storm Spirit.png
Strength
19 + 1.5
Agility
22 + 1.8
Intelligence
24 + 3
Level Base 1 16 25
Health 200 580 1060 1700
H. Regen 0.25 0.82 1.56 2.5
Mana 50 338 902 1442
M. Regen 0.01 0.97 2.85 4.65
Damage 22‒32 46‒56 93‒103 138‒148
Armor 2 5.14 9.29 14.17
Spell Dmg 0% 1.5% 4.44% 7.25%
Att / Sec 0.58 0.71 0.88 1.08
Movement Speed 285
Turn Rate 0.8
Vision Range 1800/800
Attack Range 480
Projectile Speed 1100
Attack Animation 0.5+0.3
Base Attack Time 1.7
Magic resistance 25%
Collision Size 24
Legs 2

Raijin Thunderkeg, the Storm Spirit, is a ranged intelligence hero who wields the elemental power of lightning. He has high mobility, strong ganking and carrying potential, and very good synergy between his hero abilities.

Static Remnant creates an immobile clone of himself that, upon contact with an enemy, shocks all enemies in a small area for damage. It has a very low cooldown, making it a good farming skill. Electric Vortex binds an enemy to himself, drawing it in slowly; at higher levels of the skill, it will always be able to pull the target into a Static Remnant. Overload further supplements this combo by harnessing the excess charge whenever Raijin casts a spell, adding it in the form of magical damage to his next attack and zapping enemies in a radius around the target. Finally, Storm Spirit's ultimate and signature skill is Ball Lightning, in which he transforms into pure energy, sacrificing his own mana to dash quickly around the map in an invulnerable state, inflicting minor damage to foes he impacts as well as giving him an Overload charge. It can be used to initiate and escape long distances with ease.

Since his ultimate disjoints enemy projectiles and has no cooldown, he can prove to be one of the most slippery foes in the game, provided that he has enough mana regeneration to sustain it and/or the enemy team does not have strong disables such as stuns and silences. However, without proper mana management, he will run out of juice very quickly and become a sitting duck. While extremely vulnerable early game before he acquires his ultimate, once he does so, if he gets a few quick kills and some mana-sustaining items, he will become an unstoppable force of nature.

Bio[edit | edit source]

Storm Spirit Raijin Thunderkeg, the Storm Spirit
Play "Everyone complains about the weather...well, I'm doing something about it!"
Role: Carry Carry / Escape Escape / Nuker Nuker / Initiator Initiator / Disabler Disabler
Lore: Storm Spirit is literally a force of nature--the wild power of wind and weather, bottled in human form. And a boisterous, jovial, irrepressible form it is! As jolly as a favorite uncle, he injects every scene with crackling energy. But it was not always thus, and there was tragedy in his creation. Generations ago, in the plains beyond the Wailing Mountains, a good people lay starving in drought and famine. A simple elementalist, Thunderkeg by name, used a forbidden spell to summon the spirit of the storm, asking for rain. Enraged at this mortal’s presumption, the Storm Celestial known as Raijin lay waste to the land, scouring it bare with winds and flood. Thunderkeg was no match for the Celestial--at least until he cast a suicidal spell that forged their fates into one: he captured the Celestial in the cage of his own body. Trapped together, Thunderkeg's boundless good humor fused with Raijin's crazed energy, creating the jovial Raijin Thunderkeg, a Celestial who walks the world in physical form.
Voice: (Responses)

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Static Remnant
Partially pierces spell immunity. Play
Q
R
Static Remnant icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Creates an explosively charged image of Storm Spirit that lasts 12 seconds and will detonate and deal damage if an enemy unit comes near it.
Cast Animation0+1.1
Trigger Radius: 235
Damage Radius: 260
Activation Delay: 1
Damage: 140/180/220/260
Remnant Duration: 12
Cooldown 3.5
Mana 100
Partially pierces spell immunity. Procs on spell immune enemies. Does not attempt to damage spell immune enemies.
Raijin Thunderkeg's duality allowed him to admire himself in shocking fashion.

Notes:

  • Static Remnant interrupts Storm Spirit's channeling spells upon cast.
  • After a remnant is placed, it takes 1 second for it to be able to explode and deal damage.
  • When a remnant expires, it still explodes and deals damage around it.
  • Remnant can be triggered by invisible units and deal damage to them.
  • The remnants are visible on the mini-map with the same color as Radiant/Dire units, not the color of the player.
  • Remnants provide 600 range flying vision at their location for their duration or until detonating.


Electric Vortex
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. Partially pierces spell immunity. Play
W
E
Electric Vortex icon.png
Affects
Enemies / Self
A vortex that pulls an enemy unit to Storm Spirit's location, it also slows the Storm Spirit by 50% for 3 seconds.
Cast Animation0.3+0.77
Cast Range: 300 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 0)
Radius: 0 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 475)
Pull Distance: 100/150/200/250
Pull Duration: 1/1.5/2/2.5
Self Movement Speed Slow: 50%
Slow Duration: 3
Cooldown 21/20/19/18
Mana 85
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Electric Vortex affects all enemies within a radius around Storm Spirit.
Partially pierces spell immunity. Cannot be cast on spell immune enemies. Effect persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Self-slow pierces spell immunity. Slow persists if buff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere. When blocked, Storm Spirit is not slowed either. Not blocked when upgraded.
Modifiers
Debuff Electric Vortex Pull: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Electric Vortex Slow: Dispellable with any dispel.
Raijin's thunderous, boisterous energy often draws others into an electrifying situation.

Notes:

  • Electric Vortex pulls affected units at a speed of 100.
  • The Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgraded version still uses the same cast time.
    • Does not hit invisible, invulnerable and hidden units as well as units in the Fog of War within the radius.
    • Unlike the unupgraded version, it does hit ancient creeps, Roshan, Warlock's Golem and Storm and Fire from Primal Split.
    • When cast while no enemies are within range, Storm Spirit is not slowed. It still procs Overload icon.png Overload​.
  • Multiple casts on the same target refresh the pull duration and the self-slow duration but do not update the pull location.


Overload
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Disabled by Break. Partially pierces spell immunity. Play
E
V
Overload icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Casting a spell creates an electrical charge, which is released in a burst on his next attack, dealing damage and slowing nearby enemies.
Radius: 300
Damage: 40/60/80/100
Move Speed Slow: 80%
Attack Speed Slow: 50
Slow Duration: 0.6
Partially pierces spell immunity. Procs and applies area effect when attacking spell immune enemies. Does not slow and does not attempt to damage spell immune enemies. Slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Disabled by Break. Prevents gaining a new charge. An already existing charge still fully works.
Modifiers
Buff Overload: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff Overload Debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.
Pow! Zip! Zap!

Notes:

  • Using items does not trigger Overload.
  • The slow and damage are applied to all enemy units within the radius around the attacked target.
  • The charge is released upon successfully hitting a target. If the attack misses or is disjointed, nothing happens.
  • Each attack checks for the buff on Storm Spirit upon successfully hitting the target. If the buff is present, the charge is released.
    • This means when Storm Spirit gains the buff while an attack projectile is flying, that attack still releases the charge when it hits.
  • Attacking buildings or allies does not release the charge, however attacking wards does.


Ball Lightning
Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
R
G
Ball Lightning icon.png
Ability
Target Point
Affects
Self / Enemies
Damage
Magical
Storm Spirit becomes volatile electricity, charging across the battlefield until he depletes his mana or reaches his target. The activation mana cost is 30+8% of his total mana pool, and the cost per 100 units traveled is 12+0.7% of his total mana pool. Damage is expressed in damage per 100 units traveled.
Cast Animation0.3+0
Cast Range: Global
Damage Radius: 125/200/275
Travel Speed: 1250/1875/2500
Damage per 100 Units: 8/12/16
Mana Cost per 100 Units: 12 + 0.7% of max mana
Cooldown 0
Mana 30 + 8% of max mana
Modifiers
Buff Ball Lightning: Undispellable.
The Storm is coming in.

Notes:

  • Ball Lightning disjoints projectiles upon cast.
  • Storm Spirit can turn, cast spells, use items and attack during Ball Lightning.
  • If Storm Spirit runs out of mana while traveling, he stops immediately.
  • Ball Lightning destroys trees within 100 radius of Storm Spirit while traveling.
  • Provides 400 radius flying vision around Storm Spirit during Ball Lightning.
  • Drains Storm Spirit's mana after every 100 range traveled, resulting in 0.08/0.05/0.04 second intervals.
  • The spell's tooltip mana cost shows the current initial mana cost of the spell based on Storm Spirit's current maximum mana pool.
  • The damage of Ball Lightning works identical to shockwave-based spells (like e.g. Magnus' Shockwave icon.png Shockwave​), with Storm Spirit acting as the projectile.
    • This means it applies its damage instantly on enemies getting within range, and an enemy can only be damaged once per cast.
    • Unlike a regular shockwave spell, Ball Lightning's damage increases based on how far the projectile (Storm Spirit) has traveled.
    • The damage increases by 8/12/16 per 100 units. This means for the first 99 units, it deals 0 damage within its entire radius.
    • This means if Storm Spirit rolls directly towards an enemy, it does not get damaged when within 224/299/374 (99 distance + radius) range of the starting location.
    • This is because Storm Spirit will have traveled only 99 range, where it deals a 0 damage instance to all enemies within its 125/200/275 radius.
  • This is how much damage Ball Lightning can deal around Storm Spirit at certain travel distances (before reductions):
    • 500 Distance: 40/60/80 damage (90 + 11.5% of max mana)
    • 1000 Distance: 80/120/160 damage (150 + 15% of max mana)
    • 2500 Distance: 200/300/400 damage (330 + 25.5% of max mana)
    • 5000 Distance: 400/600/800 damage (630 + 43% of max mana)
    • 10000 Distance: 800/1200/1600 damage (1230 + 78% of max mana)


Recommended items[edit | edit source]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon.png Tango and Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve are generally recommended basic regen items in most situations.
  • Clarity icon.png Clarity allows Storm Spirit to replenish his mana in the laning stage. It can be useful for allowing Storm Spirit to use Static Remnant icon.png Static Remnant​ one or two more times.
  • Mantle of Intelligence icon.png Mantle of Intelligence and Circlet icon.png Circlet provide good stats, especially to intelligence for increased base damage. In particular, the two items build towards a Null Talisman, which give Storm Spirit a number of useful bonuses.

Early game:

  • Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick can give Storm Spirit a quick burst of mana and health when needed. This can help give Storm the extra bit he needs to survive and escape a gank, or enough to cast one more spell to finish off a foe.
  • Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed are important on all heroes as early as possible. For Storm Spirit, the ability to out-maneuver his lane opponent is crucial to victory.
  • Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman gives Storm Spirit a good balance of stats, most importantly intelligence and damage for more mana and last-hitting power. Depending on the situation, two Null Talismans can be useful for giving Storm good early stats.

Core items:

  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand is a cheap upgrade from Magic Stick which provides very cost effective attributes, as well as additional burst HP and mana regen.
  • Power Treads icon.png Power Treads give Storm Spirit the ability to treads switch, crucial when combined with a Bottle. As well, the increased attack speed increases his ability to put damage on his opponents (particularly Overload icon.png Overload​), while the attribute bonus can be shifted between strength for more survivability or intelligence for more mana and attack damage.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence is extremely strong on Storm Spirit, as it greatly magnifies his offensive potential. The intelligence and mana regen bonus allow him to remain relatively autonomous when roaming the battlefield, giving him the mana to engage on enemies. The damage and attack speed bonuses, combined with the intelligence bonus, increase Storm's right-click power, allowing him to use his physical attacks to greater effect. Most importantly, the active allows Storm Spirit to silence enemies that he initiates on with Ball Lightning icon.png Ball Lightning​, magnifying the amount of damage he deals due to the damage amplification, as well as preventing targets from simply using their escape spells.
    • Later you can upgrade you Malevolence into a Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn.
  • Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle is crucial to obtain early when playing in the mid lane. Bottling runes allows Storm Spirit to maintain his HP and mana against his lane opponent, and the runes themselves can be put to use at a time of the player's choosing, making it an extremely potent item at all stages of the game.
  • Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll is crucial on all heroes. For Storm Spirit, the ability to teleport to a teammate's aid or show up to a teamfight will allow him to take utmost advantage of his already strong mobility.

Situational items:

  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse is a very strong item to purchase on any intelligence hero, and is good on Storm Spirit for all the same reasons as Orchid Malevolence. The item grants a strong intelligence and mana regeneration boost, making Storm extremely mana-independent, and the bonus strength and agility shore up his weaknesses in those areas as well. The active ability allows Storm Spirit to instantly disable an enemy during an initiation, and more than double up on the time that the enemy is hard-disabled when combined with Electric Vortex icon.png Electric Vortex​.
  • Bloodstone icon.png Bloodstone gives Storm Spirit many strong benefits, allowing him to become a force to be reckoned with by any foe. The large HP and mana bonuses make Storm Spirit much more survivable and allow him to cast his spells more profligately, and the bonus mana regen (both the percentage-based regen and the flat regen from the charges) give him an almost infinite mana pool, allowing him to be active on the map for extended periods of time. If it can be built early and multiple charges obtained, Storm Spirit can quickly snowball out of control and dominate the battlefield.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere gives Storm Spirit stats across the board and increased mana regen, as well as a very strong survivability passive. Spellblock can block targeted disables, making him much harder to catch out of position, making him an extremely slippery foe.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar is useful when the enemy team has numerous disables that they can use to catch and kill Storm Spirit. The spell immunity can be used during a fight to focus down enemies without fear of being stunned or silenced.
  • Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon can be a situationally strong item if Storm Spirit needs more single-target killing power and already has a strong advantage over the enemy team. The item itself provides more intelligence, and the active can put more damage on an enemy in order to accelerate the amount of time required to kill them.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard gives Intelligence, armor, and a giant slow that is useful for teamfights. It can be a strong item if Storm Spirit needs survivability against physical damage instead of against disables.
  • Octarine Core icon.png Octarine Core can be a good item to purchase on Storm Spirit. The bonuses it grants are powerful on any intelligence hero, and the spell lifesteal can allow Storm to maintain his HP pool by using his spells, making him harder to bring down in fights if the enemy is able to damage him. More importantly though, the cooldown reduction can greatly improve Storm's turnaround time, as his spells and items become ready for use faster; in particular, the reduced cooldown on Static Remnant can allow for greater damage output and more Overload procs.


Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Audio[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Storm Spirit, like Brewmaster icon.png Brewmaster​, Earth Spirit icon.png Earth Spirit​ and Ember Spirit icon.png Ember Spirit​, was a Pandaren in DotA. He was re-skinned to avoid copyright issues with Blizzard, since Pandaren are a race of in the Warcraft Universe.
  • The line Play I'll spirit you away!, as well as him muttering Spirit... Away... when he dies may be a reference to the film Spirited Away.
  • Storm Spirit's speech is very similar to Ninjor, a character from the Power Rangers franchise, whose voice acting is largely based on the character Dudley Do-Right, from the Dudley Do-Right Show.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity has an equivalent in Heroes of Newerth called "Stormspirit".

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