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Roshan
Roshan Portrait.png
Neutral
Level 25 Experience 1789
Health 7500 HP regen 20
Mana 0 Mana regen 0
Damage 65-65 Armor 3
Move Speed 270 Attack Range 128 (melee)
Attack Animation 0.3/0.3 Casting Animation 0.47/0.56
Base Attack Time 1 Missile Speed Instant
Sight Range 1400/1400 Bounty 105-600 who gives the last stroke. +200 for every team player (including killer)
Roshan at his spawn point.
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.

Contents

Respawning

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.

Abilities

Roshan has four abilities at his disposal:

Spell Block
Roshan spell block icon.png
Ability
Passive
Roshan will block one targeted spell every 15 seconds.

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

Slam
Roshan slam icon.png
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

Notes:

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

Strength of the Immortal
Unknown icon.png
Ability
Passive
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.

Notes:

  • 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

Apocalypse
Roshan halloween apocalypse icon.png
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
Roshan halloween wave of force icon.png
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

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

Shell
Roshan halloween shell icon.png
Ability
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).

Trivia

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