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Year Beast
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Neutral
Level 7 Experience 1789
Health 750000 HP regen 20
Mana 5000 Mana regen 20
Damage 65-65 Armor 0
Move Speed 475 Attack Range 128 (melee)
Attack Animation 0.3/0.3 Casting Animation 0.47/0.56
Base Attack Time 170 Missile Speed Instant
Sight Range 99999/99999 Bounty 20-30
Year Beast Horn
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Neutral
Level 2 Experience 20
Health 7500 HP regen 0
Mana 0 Mana regen 0
Damage 0 Armor 100
Move Speed 0 Attack Range 0
Attack Animation 0.0 Casting Animation 0.0
Base Attack Time 126 Missile Speed Instant
Sight Range 321/321 Bounty 32-34
Year Beast Tail
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Neutral
Level 2 Experience 20
Health 7500 HP regen 0
Mana 0 Mana regen 0
Damage 0 Armor 100
Move Speed 0 Attack Range 0
Attack Animation 0/0 Casting Animation 0/0
Base Attack Time 126 Missile Speed Instant
Sight Range 321/321 Bounty 32-34

Nian, the Year Beast is an event creep that was introduced for the New Bloom Festival 2014 game mode. It is composed of three parts, the body, the horn, and the tail.

Abilities[edit]

Right Claw Swipe
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Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Physical
Swings at enemies in front.
Range: 300
Radius: 130
Knockback Distance: 375
Knockback Duration: 0.25
Damage: 750/1000/1250/1500

Notes:

  • Has a cast point of 1.3 second.

Left Claw Swipe
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Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Physical
Swings at enemies in front.
Range: 300
Radius: 130
Knockback Distance: 600
Knockback Duration: 0.75
Damage: 750/1000/1250/1500

Notes:

  • Has a cast point of 1.3 second.

Waterball
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Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
Sends out balls of water that follows nearby enemies. Each ball leaves a trail that does damage.
Range: 1200
Damage: 1500
Trail Radius: 125
Trail Damage Per Second: 500
Stun Duration: 2.5
Cooldown 1

Notes:

  • Balls will dissipate after 10 seconds if they do not strike a hero.
  • Trails will dissipate after 5 seconds.

Hurricane
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Channeled Enemies Magical
Channels a hurricane that disorients enemies and causes random spouts of water to erupt nearby.
Radius: 215
Movement Slow: 35%
Slow Duration: 4
Stun Duration: 1.53
Number of Torrents: 3
Damage: 1250
Cooldown 1

Notes:

  • Has a 12 second channel time.

Tail Spin
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Physical
Spins in place, striking nearby enemies with its tail.
Radius: 100
Damage: 1500
Knockback Distance: 375
Knockback Duration: 0.25
Cooldown 10

Tail Swipe
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Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Physical
Slams its tail into the ground and sends out a wave of spikes that stuns enemies.
Range: 2500
Radius: 1000 (Starting Radius)/3000 (Final Radius)
Stun Duration: 5
Fly Distance: 650
Fly Duration: 1
Cooldown 1

Apocalypse
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Channeled Enemies Magical
Stuns a target and sears it with fire for damage every 0.5 second. Has a 2.5 second delay.
Range: 3500
Radius: 200
Damage Per Second: 200
Stun Duration: 3
Cooldown 1

Notes:

  • Has a 0.63 cast point with a 8 second channel time.

Dive
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Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Physical
Dives on a hero, leashing it and swipes with its claw once.
Range: 30000
Leash Radius: 325
Leash Duration: 3.5
Leash Damage: 35
Stun Radius: 150
Stun Duration: 0.2
Claw Radius: 150
Claw Damage: 1500
Knockback Distance: 375
Knockback Duration: 0.25
Cooldown 1

Notes:

  • On cast, Nian leaps forward at a speed of 1500, stopping when he latches onto an enemy hero or has traveled 3000 distance.

Charge
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Charges an enemy, stunning and knocking them back.
Radius: One target
Impact Damage: 500
Damage Per Second: 300
Stun Duration: 1.2
Cooldown 1 Mana 100

Roar
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Channeled Enemies Magical
Sends out waves of blue projectiles in all directions.
Radius: 50 (Stating Radius)/150 (Final Radius)
Damage: 1000
Number of Projectiles: 12
Cooldown 1

Notes:

  • Has a 1.95 second cast point with a 10 second channel time.

Whirlpool
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Ability Affects Damage
Channeled Enemies Magical
Creates whirlpools that pull units in, damaging them.
Pull Radius: 200
Pull Speed: 65
Damage Per Second: 75
Cooldown 1

Stone Gaze
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be purged.
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Ability Affects
No Target Enemies
Slows movement and attack speed of enemies facing the Year Beast. Targets affected for two seconds turn to stone. Petrified units are stunned, have 100% magic resistance, and take bonus physical damage.
Radius: 900
Duration: 4
Stone Duration: 3
Attack speed slow: 50%
Movement speed slow: 50%
Turn rate slow: 50%
Bonus Physical Damage: 50%
Cooldown 1

Notes:

  • Affects any units that have line of sight with Nian at any period for 2 seconds after cast.
  • Stoned effect can be Purged, but initial movement and attack speed slow cannot.

Eruption
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Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magica1
Call down beams from the sky to deal area damage.
Range: 1000
Beam Radius: 150
Explosion Radius: 400
Explosion Duration: 15
Damage Per Second: 200
Cooldown 1

Sigils
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
Spawns sigils which slow attack and movement speed.
Radius: 600
Duration: 120
Movement Speed Slow: 25%
Attack Speed Slow: 60%
Number of Sigils: 5
Cooldown 1

Greater Bash
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Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Has a chance to stun enemies hit.
Chance to Trigger on Attack: 17%
Damage: 10/20/30/40% of movement speed
Knockback Duration: 0.5
Stun Duration: 1/1.2/1.4/1.6
Increased Movement Speed: 15%
Increased Movement Speed Duration: 3
Cooldown 1.5

Frenzy
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Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Physical
Dives on a hero, and swipes both of its claws at 1.9 second intervals.
Range: 300
Damage Radius: 90
Damage: 750
Knockback Distance: 50
Knockback Duration: 0.15
Knockdown Duration: 10
Stun Radius: 350
Stun Duration: 5
Cooldown 1

Reflection
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Ability Affects Damage
Self Enemies Physical
Reflects 50% of the damage dealt back to the dealer.
Duration: 10
Cooldown 30

Notes:

  • Has a delay of 2 seconds.

Behavior[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Nian is a mythical beast that appears at Chinese New Year in Chinese folklore.