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Winter Wyvern
Winter Wyvern.png
24 + 2.1
16 + 1.9
25 + 3.1
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 606 1233 1936
Mana 325 949 1547
Damage 38‒45 86‒93 132‒139
Armor 1.24 5.51 10.42
Attacks / Second 0.68 0.85 1.06
Movement Speed 285
Turn Rate 0.4
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range 425
Missile Speed 700
Attack Duration 0.25+0.8
Cast Duration 0.3+0.51
Base Attack Time 1.7
Collision Size 24


Winter Wyvern Auroth, the Winter Wyvern
Role: N/A
Voice: Merle Dandridge (Responses)



Arctic Burn
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Ability Affects Damage
No Target Self HP-Removal
Imbues you with a deathly chill, causing you to gain bonus attack range and flying movement for 6 seconds. Your attacks place an arctic burn on enemies that slows them and burns a portion of their health away.
Attack Range Bonus: 275/375/475/575
Attack Projectile Speed Bonus: 500
Night Vision Bonus: 400
Current Health as Damage per Second: 6%
Move Speed Slow: 25%/30%/35%/40%
Slow Duration: 4
Damage Duration: 5
Arctic Burn Duration: 6
Cooldown 50/40/30/20 Mana 120/110/100/90


  • Increases Winter Wyvern's attack range to 700/800/900/1000 and projectile speed to 1200.
  • Successive attacks on the same target do not stack the damage per second and the slow, but refresh their duration instead.
  • Can deal up to 30% of the target's current health as damage (before reductions).
  • Damage per Second does not affect Roshan.

Splinter Blast
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Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Fires a passive shard of ice at an enemy unit. Upon impact, it gains new life and splits off into active shards that deal heavy damage and slow to all other enemy units. Initial target is unaffected.
Cast Range: 1200
Split Search Radius: 500
Damage: 100/180/260/340
Move Speed Slow: 25%
Slow Duration: 4
Cooldown 7 Mana 120/130/140/150


  • The initial projectile travels at a speed of 500, or reaches the target in 1.35 seconds, whichever is faster. Cannot be disjointed.
  • The secondary projectiles travel at a speed of 500 and can't be disjointed as well.

Cold Embrace
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Ability Affects
Target Unit Allied Heroes
Reduces an allied hero's body temperature by encasing him in ice, sending him into a deep sleep and regenerating a percentage of max HP for 4 seconds, in addition to blocking all physical damage for its duration.
Cast Range: 1000
Base Heal per Second: 20
Max Health as Heal per Second: 3%/4%/5%/6%
Duration: 4
Cooldown 17/16/15/14 Mana 75


  • The target friendly hero is disabled for the duration of the buff.
  • While the target is invulnerable to physical attacks, it can still be targeted and will be affected by Magic/Pure damage and other buff/debuffs.
  • Can heal up to 80 + 12/16/20/24% of maximum health over the duration.

Winter's Curse
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Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemies
Winter Wyvern strikes the battlefield with a maddening chill, cursing a targeted enemy unit and freezing it in place. All of the target's nearby allied units will go into an uncontrollable frenzy, attacking the frozen ally for a short duration.
Cast Range: 800
Radius: 350
Duration: 2.5/2.75/3
Cooldown 90/80/70 Mana 250


  • Winter Wyvern gets credit for kills done this way, unless the target is affected by Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe.
  • Disables the primary target even if it is magic immune, but does not affect target's magic immune allies.
  • Enemies that move into Winter's Curse's radius during its duration will also be affected.


  • Much like Legion Commander, who is also voiced by Merle Dandridge, the gender of Winter Wyvern was changed from male to female with the transition from DotA to Dota 2. [1]
  • In DotA, Winter Wyvern makes use the model of the Warcraft 3 version of the Frost Wyrm, a well known undead dragon type from the Warcraft universe.[2]

Update History[edit]

Balance Changelog[edit]


  • Intelligence growth increased from 2.4 to 3.1.
  • Arctic Burn no longer provides flying vision.


  • Arctic Burn cooldown decreased from 60/50/40/30 to 50/40/30/20.
  • Splinter Blast cooldown decreased from 8 to 7.


  • Arctic Burn debuff duration increased from 4 to 5.
  • Cold Embrace cooldown rescaled from 14 to 17/16/15/14.
  • Splinter Blast initial projectile speed improved from 1.5 to 1.35 seconds.
  • Winter's Curse cooldown rescaled from 90 to 90/80/70.


  • Created.


See also[edit]


  2. Winter Wyvern as he appears in DotA.