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A picture of Roshan

Roshan, sometimes also referred to as Roshan the Immortal, is the most powerful neutral creep in Dota 2. It easily outmatches most heroes in one vs one combat. A team generally waits until later in the game where the damage dealers have better items, or tries to take it on with the entire team.

Every 5 minutes (starting at first lane creep spawn) Roshan gets stronger, gaining: +500 hp, +10 damage and +0.5 armor (given by an aura). He will reach his maximum strength at the 45 minutes mark.


Map location
Roshan's location on the minimap

Like all other neutral creeps, Roshan does respawn. However, he does not respawn at fixed times but instead exactly 10 minutes after he was killed. His respawning cannot be stopped (like other neutral creeps) by placing wards and/or standing in his area.


Roshan has four abilities at his disposal:

Spell Block
Roshan will block one targeted spell every 15 seconds.

Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Roshan has a chance to stun on attack.
Chance: 15%
Bonus Damage: 50
Stun Duration: 1.65

Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
Roshan slams the ground, damaging and slowing all nearby enemies.
Radius: 250
Hero Duration: 2
Unit Duration: 4
Attack Speed and Movement Speed Slow: 50%
Damage: 70
Cooldown 10


  • Roshan will not cast Slam unless there are 3 or more units near him.

Strength of the Immortal
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Roshan possesses numerous protective abilities, including 75% magic resistance, the ability to instantly purge attacking illusions, and a scaling armor bonus that increases as time goes on.


  • The armor bonus starts at +0.5 armor, and increases by +0.5 every 5 minutes from the first creep spawn, up to a maximum increase of +5 armor. He will also gain +500 HP and +10 damage each time, up to a maximum of +4,500 HP and +90 damage.

Sugar Rush

See also: Diretide

Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
Roshan launches devastating beams of incineration from the sky at all enemy heroes outside of 400 range, but within 1200 range.
Radius: 200
Delay: 2
Damage: 3000
Cooldown 20

Wave of Force
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Magical
After a delay, Roshan smashes the ground, causing massive radial damage in an area around him, knocking back all enemies. The closer to Roshan the enemy is, the more damage it takes.
Radius: 800
Damage: 600
Cooldown 12

Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemies
Roshan tosses a nearby enemy unit at an enemy that is further away.
Cooldown 5

No Target
Roshan becomes immune to physical damage, but takes enhanced magical damage for a brief time. When Roshan uses Shell, all ability and item cooldowns are refreshed.
Cooldown 45

Aegis and Cheese

When Roshan is killed he will always drop an Aegis. Once picked up this item can't be dropped or given to another hero. When the carrier of Aegis is killed, a tombstone will spawn on the corpse. After 5 seconds the hero will respawn with full hp and mana on top of the tombstone. Aegis will be consumed by this. 6 minutes after Roshan's death, the Aegis will be removed from the hero's inventory if it has not been consumed.

Beginning with the third respawn of Roshan, he will drop not only Aegis but also a Cheese. The Cheese can be shared with allies just like any other consumable, or sold for 500 gold. When used it will instantly give the user 2500 hp and 1000 mana.

Protected area

To attack Roshan the units must be within his spawning location, Roshan on the other hand can attack anyone anywhere if you happen to lure him away. The vision into the spawning location is restricted, and you have to really walk into the spawn to be able to see whats going on in there. Observer Wards and Sentry Wards can not be placed inside the spawning location either, so a team is generally safe from being spotted while fighting Roshan (exceptions consist from hero skills like Spin Web, Psionic Trap and Call of the Wild).


In Farsi, Roshan can literally mean "bright" or "on", it is also a common Persian name.