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Terrorblade
Terrorblade.png
Strength
15 + 1.4
Agility
22 + 3.2
Intelligence
19 + 1.75
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 435 872 1442
Mana 247 611 1053
Damage 48‒54 98‒104 144‒150
Armor 7.08 14.08 20.63
Attacks / Second 0.81 1.14 1.45
Movement Speed 315
Turn Rate 0.5
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range Melee
Missile Speed Instant
Attack Duration 0.3+0.6
Cast Duration 0.5+0.51
Base Attack Time 1.5
Collision Size 24

Terrorblade is a melee Agility Carry with a focus on a limited amount of powerful illusions. As with any illusion based hero, he requires stats-based items to make his illusions as strong as possible. His unique ultimate allows him to swap his health bar with another hero making ganks on him dangerous without extended lockdown to keep him from casting it. He can create long duration illusions of himself that deal a significant amount of his own base damage and a powerful slow that creates an unattackable illusion of target enemy hero that deals a significant amount of their base damage. His third ability is a potent long duration transformation spell that makes him a powerful ranged damage dealer. He has high starting armor but low starting health making him particularly vulnerable to early game spell damage.

Bio[edit]

Terrorblade Terrorblade, the Demon Marauder
Play "The self-righteous shall choke on their sanctimony."
Role: Pip carry.png Carry
Lore: Terrorblade is the demon marauder--an outlaw hellion whom even other demons fear. A cosmic iconoclast, he stole from the Demon Lords, ignored the codified rites that should have bound his behavior, and broke every law of the seven Infernal Regions. For his crimes, he was taught this lesson: even Hell has a hell. A short, brutal trial ensued, with many dead on all sides, and he was finally incarcerated in Foulfell, a hidden dimension where demonkind imprison their own.

But Foulfell is no normal prison. In this dark mirror of reality, demons are sentenced to gaze eternally into the twisted reflection of their own souls. But instead of suffering, Terrorblade made himself master of his own reflected worst self--a raging, thieving demon of unimaginable power. With his inner beast under sway, he destroyed the fractal prison walls and burst free to turn his terror loose upon all creation.

Voice: David Sobolov (Responses)

Abilities[edit]

Reflection
Blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Partially purgeable. Play
Q
C
Reflection icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemies
Terrorblade brings forth an invulnerable dark reflection of the targeted enemy Hero. The enemy Hero is slowed and attacked by the reflection for a short duration.
Cast Range: 275
Move Speed Slow: 60%
Attack Speed Slow: 60
Illusion Damage Dealt: 40/50/60/70%
Duration: 2.5/3.5/4.5/5.5
Cooldown 22/18/14/10 Mana 50
Partially purgeable. The slow can be purged, the illusion not.
In the fractal prison of Foulfell, Terrorblade learned the truth of this old tale: you are your own worst enemy. Now it is a lesson he teaches others.

Notes:

  • The illusion will attempt to attack the target. If it cannot be attacked, it will follow the target close until it can be attacked again.
  • The illusion will not lose track when the target turns invisible, hidden or moves in the Fog of War. Though it needs vision to attack.
  • The illusion will benefit from any passive skill or item the target has (given illusions can make use of them).
  • The slow debuff and the illusion are independent from each other. Purging the slow does not remove the illusion.

Conjure Image
Can be purged. Play
W
E
Conjure Image icon.png
Ability Affects
No Target Self
Creates an illusion of Terrorblade under his control that deals damage.
Number of Illusions: 1
Illusion damage dealt: 30/40/50/60%
Illusion damage taken: 425%
Duration: 32
Cooldown 16 Mana 80
Can be purged. Illusions take Purge damage.
There's only one thing more dangerous than facing Terrorblade. Facing MORE Terrorblades!

Notes:

  • Like with any other illusions creating spells, the illusions always spawn in cardinal directions, starting on east and going counterclockwise.
  • It is possible to have up to 2 illusions up at a time, given the cooldown is not reseted.

Metamorphosis
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Cannot be purged. Can be used by illusions. Play
E
T
Metamorphosis icon.png
Ability Affects
No Target Self
Terrorblade transforms into a powerful Demon with a ranged attack.
Transformation Time: 0.35
Attack Damage Bonus: 20/40/60/80
Attack Range Bonus: 422
Base Attack Time: 1.6
Move Speed Loss: 25
Duration: 40/44/48/52
Cooldown 140 Mana 50
Temper, temper. The rage rises up and takes control. Meet Terrorblade's own worst self.

Notes:

  • During the transformation, Terrorblade can't do anything. Cannot be interrupted.
  • Bonus damage is added to Terrorblade's base damage, thus benefitting his illusions.
  • Increases Terrorblade's base attack damage to 68-74/88-94/108-114/128-134, attack range to 550 and decreases movement speed to 290.
  • It also gives him ranged unit properties, meaning all items with ranged and melee differences (Manta Style icon.png Manta Style) use their ranged values. His attack projectile travels at a speed of 900.
  • While Transformed, Terrorblade will not leave foot prints behind.

Sunder
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Play
R
R
Sunder icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Heroes HP Removal
Severs the soul from both Terrorblade and a target Hero, then exchanges them, carrying a percentage of each units' life force. Some hit points must remain.
Cast Range: 325
Minimum Health: 25/20/15%
Cooldown 120/80/40 Mana 200/100/0
You didn't need that life, did you? The demon marauder steals that which you hold most dear.

Notes:

  • Sunder icon.png Sunder has a 0.35 second cast time.
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder cannot bring Terrorblade's or his target's health below 25/20/15% of their max health.
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder directly manipulates Terrorblade's and his target's health. This means it does not interact with any on-damage effect.

Recommended items[edit]

Explanation:
Starting items:

  • Tango and Salve both provide needed health regeneration during the laning phase.
  • Slippers of Agility help Terrorblade last hit and deny easier and build into a Ring of Aquila.
  • Stout Shield along with Terrorblade's high base armor help reduce the amount of damage he might take from harassment and creeps while laning.

Early-game items:

Core items:

  • Power Treads provide attack speed and some strength, both of which are needed on Terrorblade.
  • Drum of Endurance provides a solid attribute bonus, while the movement and attack speed aura will benefit both you and illusions you create from Conjure Image.
  • Sange and Yasha provides great all around benefits for Terrorblade and his illusions.

Situational items:

  • Manta Style is a great complement to Conjure Image as it will allow you to have up to 4 illusions at once.
  • Butterfly provides the 2nd most agility of any item. Illusions also benefit from the evasion.
  • Radiance provides a lot of damage and the Radiance aura can accelerate Terrorblade's farm and increase his ability to push. Illusions carry the Radiance aura, although the aura will not stack from multiple sources.
  • Black King Bar is the standard choice against multiple disablers.
  • Eye of Skadi's Attack and Movement slow stacks nicely with your Reflection, and can bring enemy heroes to a halt.

Equipment[edit]


Tips[edit]

  • Satanic could be considered as an alternative to Heart of Tarrasque provided you can deal enough damage for the lifesteal to be effective.
  • A Blink Dagger allows you to close large distances instantly to get within Reflection's extremely short range, allowing you to initiate and hopefully kill lone targets without the help of an ally. It also provides you with a much-needed escape.
  • While Sunder is most often used to save yourself from death or nuke an enemy carry, it can also be used to save allies. However, since Terrorblade often serves as the team's main carry, leaving yourself with very little health can be a game-risking mistake.
  • Terrorblade's item builds are versatile, and can range from an early/mid-game oriented build such as Ring of Aquila, Drum of Endurance, and Sange and Yasha, to a more conservative late game build such as a Linken's Sphere rush into Manta Style (similar to how you can itemise Medusa icon.png Medusa or Morphling icon.png Morphling).
  • Terrorblade's extremely high armor allows him to trade auto-attacks and tower dive with impunity in the laning phase, especially when combined with a Poor Man's Shield. However, the trade-off is his low health pool which makes him very susceptible to nukes such as Finger of Death or Laguna Blade.
  • Shadow Blade is a great initiation and escape item, which also allows you to get close enough to your enemy and use Sunder with minimal risk. It also provides great damage and attack speed, both good attributes in all stages of the game.
  • Terrorblade excels at split pushing in the mid and late game, where he can summon up to four Metamorphosed illusions with a Manta Style. Additionally, Sunder allows you to dominate any one-versus-one fights with heroes who don't have enough lockdown to prevent you from casting it.
  • With enough points in Conjure Image, Terrorblade can become an efficient jungler who can clear multiple camps with reasonable speed.
  • If a fight allows, try to pre-emptively cast Metamorphosis so you can maximise the uptime of metamorphosed illusions.

Trivia[edit]

  • Terrorblade was Anti-Mage icon.png Anti-Mage's twin brother in DotA. Valve originally planned to retain this relationship in Dota 2 based on Anti-Mage's certain responses, but these responses were removed upon Terrorblade's release, thus removing any connection between the two heroes.
  • Terrorblade's title in DotA was Soul Keeper. Unlike other name changes, this one does not appear to be related to copyright issues with Blizzard. It is speculated that the name was changed to avoid conflicting abbreviations with Sand King.
  • In-game, Terrorblade constantly leaves flaming footprints wherever he goes, similar to his DotA hero model, Illidan Stormrage (a prominent Warcraft character), who also leaves flaming footprints. These can be seen by enemies, but stop being rendered once he's out of their vision, meaning that one cannot track down an enemy Terrorblade that goes invisible or slides into Fog of War on the basis of his footprints.
  • Similar to Visage, Terrorblade has undergone numerous skill remakes and revisions over time. At one point Terrorblade had a 20/40/60/80 Life Drain icon.png Life Drain-eque ability called Soul Steal. Eventually it was buffed to drain life without requiring channeling, allowing TB to easily sustain himself through jungle or run someone down while draining 640 hp over the 8 second duration. Instead of granting range and a massive damage bonus at the cost of move speed, Metamorphosis used to grant range, bonus 20 movespeed, and 3 hp regen. In a later update the skill was merged with Conjure Image to both transform himself and immediately generate two ranged 10-20% damage illusions upon cast. Soul Steal was replaced by an AoE version of the current Reflection, giving Terrorblade some CC to slow and damage an area with, and the new vacant skill slot was filled with the passive Zeal, which granted him and all of his illusions 2/3/4/5 hp regen and a whopping 20/30/40/50% attack speed. The only skill that has remained relatively constant over time has been his ultimate, Sunder.

Balance Changelog[edit]

6.82c

  • Metamorphosis icon.png Metamorphosis movement speed reduced from 315 to 290
  • Conjure Image icon.png Conjure Image damage intake increased from 300% to 425%
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder:
    • No longer interrupts the target
    • Cast range increased from 250 to 325

6.82

  • Enabled in Captain's Mode
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder cast point improved from 0.5 to 0.35

6.81

  • Strength gain reduced from 1.9 to 1.4.
  • Reflection icon.png Reflection slow no longer persists through magic immunity.
  • Reflection icon.png Reflection duration rebalanced from 5 to 2.5/3.5/4.5/5.5.

6.80

  • Sunder icon.png Sunder cooldown reduced from 160/110/60 to 120/80/40.
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder is no longer partially blocked by Magic Immunity.
  • Reflection icon.png Reflection cast range increased from 250 to 275.

6.79

6.78

  • Conjure Image icon.png Conjure Image Image illusion duration increased from 25 to 32.
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder minimum HP exchange decreased from 33/28/23% to 25/20/15%.

6.76

  • Metamorphosis icon.png Metamorphosis bonus damage increased from 15/30/45/60 to 20/40/60/80.

6.75

  • Armor increased by 2.
  • Base hp regen increased to 2.
  • Sunder icon.png Sunder is no longer blocked by Magic Immunity.
  • Metamorphosis icon.png Metamorphosis reworked
Transforms Terrorblade into a power Demon with a ranged attack.
Bonus Damage: 15/30/45/60
Attack Range: 500
Duration: 40
Cooldown: 150
Manacost: 50
Slows the target unit's movement and attack speed and creates a phantom illusion (untargetable, invulnerable) of that target attacking it for the duration.
Cast range: 250
Manacost: 50
Cooldown: 22/18/14/10
Illusion Damage: 40/50/60/70%
MS/AS Slow: 60%
Duration: 5 seconds
Creates an image of Terrorblade under his control. The illusion deals a percentage of his damage and takes amplified damage from all sources.
Illusion damage dealt: 30/40/50/60%
Illusion damage taken: 300%
Duration: 25
Manacost: 80
Cooldown: 16

6.73

  • Added to Captain's Mode.

6.72d

  • Undid melee hero collision change from 6.72c

6.72c

  • Melee hero collision size now reduced from 24 to 12.

6.72

  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 310.
  • Sunder
    • HP limit now applies to yourself.
    • Cooldown rescaled from 200/120/60 to 160/110/60.
  • Metamorphosis reworked
Transforms to a powerful ranged Demon with illusions.
Attack Range: 550
Base Attack Time: 1.6 (melee is 1.5)
Movement Speed: 300 (melee is 310)
Attack Damage: 20/25/30/35 extra base damage [Illusions benefit from this damage]
Illusion Count: 0/1/1/2
Illusion Outgoing Damage: 0/10/15/20%
Illusion Incoming Damage: 250%
Duration: 30
Cooldown: 70
Manacost: 100
Passive. Grants bonus attack speed and HP regeneration.
Attack Speed: 20/30/40/50
HP Regeneration: 2/3/4/5
Note: Attack Speed bonus affects your Metamorphosis illusions
Terrorblade brings forth a dark reflection of all enemy units in a small area. Affected units are slowed and attacked by their reflections for 5 seconds.
AoE: 350
Duration: 5 seconds
Slow: 20/25/30/35% (MS & AS)
Reflections Outgoing Damage: 35/45/55/65
Reflections Incoming Damage: 0%
Cast Range: 600
Manacost: 75
Cooldown: 20
Note: Reflections can only attack their source.
Note 2: Reflections are not normal illusions, they aren't clickable or selectable and take no damage. They are faded out visually to the enemy.
  • Rebalanced all Melee heroes between 100 and 128 range to be 128 range
    • Terrorblade previously had 100 range.

6.69

  • Base Intelligence increased from 15 to 19.

6.67

Can target an enemy or allied unit. Tranfsers life away from you if cast on an ally and to you if cast on an enemy.
Not Channeling, ends if Link Range is broken.
HP Transfer: 20/40/60/80 HP/Sec
Duration: 5/6/7/8
Cast Range: 400
Link Range: 600
Manacost: 80
Cooldown: 16
Note: When casting it on an ally, you have a secondary ability that lets you interrupt it whenever you want.
  • Removed from Captain's Mode.

6.60

6.53

  • Lowered Terrorblade's base movement speed.
  • Increased cast point.

6.50

  • Reduced cooldown on level 4 Metamorphosis from 135 to 110 seconds.
  • Lowered Mirror Image's cooldown slightly

6.35

  • Reduced Sunder manacost/cooldown at higher levels
  • Minor armor buff (usually 1) to most melee heroes

6.30

  • Conjure Image no longer requires clicking on the hero.

6.28

  • TB base hp accidentally 50 lower due to a typo, so his base hp was increased by 50 but str

reduced by 2 to keep it similar

6.20

  • Sunder mana cost from 175 to 250

6.12b

  • Tweaked clinkz, leo, tb and naix. Better balance between 6.12 and 6.09b

6.12

  • TB meta attack range from 575->500
  • Nerfed str per lvl from 2.4->1.9 on tb

6.10

  • Made collision size on Meta TB same as regular, as the meta could get stuck in certain situations

6.04

  • Reduced max range on soul steal to 600, from 800.(confirm this)
  • Terrorblade meta range 575 from 600

Replaced Abilities[edit]

Reflection (Old)
Q
C
Reflection icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Point Enemies
Terrorblade brings forth a dark reflection of all enemy units in a small area. Affected units are slowed and attacked by their reflections for 5 seconds.
Range: 600
Radius: 350
Attack Speed Reduction: 20%/25%/30%/35%
Movement Speed Reduction: 20%/25%/30%/35%
Illusions Damage Dealt: 35%/45%/55%/65%
Cooldown 20 Mana 75

Notes:

  • Reflections are untargetable, invulnerable illusions.
  • Reflections can only attack their source.

Zeal
W
Z
Unknown icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Self
Increases your attack speed and HP regeneration.
Bonus Attack Speed: 20/30/40/50
Bonus HP Regeneration: 2/3/4/5

Notes:

  • Attack speed bonus affects Terrorblade's illusions too.

Soul Steal (6.67 to 6.72)
Q
E
Unknown icon.png
Ability
Target Unit
Can target an enemy or allied unit. Transfers life away from you if cast on an ally and to you if cast on an enemy.
HP Transfer per second: 20/40/60/80
Duration: 5/6/7/8
Cast Range: 400
Link Range: 600
Cooldown 16 Mana 80

Notes:

  • When casting it on an ally, you have a secondary ability that lets you interrupt it whenever you want.
  • Transfer up to 100/240/420/640 HP over its duration.

Soul Steal (pre-6.67)
Q
Unknown icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Channeled Enemies Magical
CHANNELED - Strangles the soul of a target enemy unit and extracts bits and pieces of it.
Range: 500
Duration: 8
Health Drained Per Second: 20/40/60/80
Cooldown 12 Mana 45

Notes:

  • HP drained depends on the actual damage dealt, so spell reduction reduces it.
  • Will continue to drain as long as the target stays within 600 range from Terrorblade.
  • Soul Steal instantly destroys illusions in its first damage tick.
  • Transfer up to 160/320/480/640 HP over its duration.

Gallery[edit]

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