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Announcer: Dr. Kleiner
Cosmetic icon Announcer Dr. Kleiner.png
Announcer
Rarity: Mythical
Slot: Announcer

This item replaces the Default announcer with the sharp mind of science's Dr. Kleiner.
Created By
Valve logo.svg
Released
Origin
Main Article: Isaac Kleiner

Welcome

Game mode

All Pick

All Random

Captain's Draft

Captain's Mode

Deathmatch

Easy Mode

Random Draft

Reverse Captain's Mode

Single Draft

Other Modes
Least Played, Limited Heroes, Mid Only, One vs One and other possible future game modes

Drafting

Picking

Banning

Time left to pick

Draft end

  • ▶️ u Your team is complete.
  • ▶️ u Radiant's team is completely complete.
  • ▶️ u Dire's team is quite complete.
  • ▶️ u The ball is in play. The dice have been thrown. Et cetera et cetera.

Picking heroes

Beginning battle

Entering battle

Time before battle

Battle begins

Kills

First Blood

Team Wipe

  • ▶️ u You might want to find a way to be more useful to your boon companions.
  • ▶️ u Your entire team destroyed? I wish I could say I had no idea what you're feeling right now.

Team announcements

Your Radiant Dire Enemy
Courier
killed
  • ▶️ Brace yourself for sad tidings: Radiant's courier has been slain. followup
  • ▶️ Radiant's courier has been slain. followup
  • ▶️ Bad tidings, I'm afraid: Radiant's courier has been slain. followup
  • ▶️ Radiant's courier has been slain. Let us hope it left no little ones behind.
  • ▶️ Radiant's courier has been slain. A moment of silence please.
  • ▶️ Radiant's courier has been slain. This is no sort of place for a peaceable beast.
  • ▶️ Ladies and gentlemen, Dire's courier has been slain. followup
  • ▶️ Dire's courier has been slain. followup
  • ▶️ It is with grave emotion that I report the death of Dire's courier.
  • ▶️ Dire's courier has been slain. News of the death is expected to travel swiftly.
  • ▶️ I take no pleasure in informing you that Dire's courier has been slain. followup
  • ▶️ Dire's courier has been slain. Another innocent slain for our amusement. followup
Roshan
killed
  • ▶️ Roshan has fallen to the Radiant! followup
  • ▶️ For reasons known only to itself, the Radiant have slain Roshan. followup
  • ▶️ We now have confirmation that Roshan is the latest victim of Radiant hostility. followup
  • ▶️ Roshan has fallen to the Radiant! Roshan, we hardly knew ye. followup
  • ▶️ And so Roshan passes into history, leaving nothing but fond memories, a taste of immortality, and a questionable cheese. followup
Structure
under attack

Top tower

  • ▶️ 7 Your top tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 7 Your top tower is under attack. No reflection on you, you understand.
  • ▶️ 7 I hate to inform you that your top tower is under attack.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ 7 Your middle tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 7 Your middle tower is under attack. Just thought you'd want to know.
  • ▶️ 7 Regrettably, your middle tower is under attack.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ 7 Your bottom tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 7 Your bottom tower is under attack. Does this happen a lot?
  • ▶️ 7 Excuse me but your bottom tower is under attack.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ 7 Your top barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 7 Your top barracks are under attack. Most distressing.
  • ▶️ 7 Get moving! Your top barracks are under attack!

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ 7 Your middle barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 7 Your middle barracks are under attack. I regret being bearer of such tidings.
  • ▶️ 7 You should know that your middle barracks are under attack.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ 7 Your bottom barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 7 Your bottom barracks are under attack. I'm sure this can still be remedied.
  • ▶️ 7 I hate to say it, but your bottom barracks are under attack.

The Ancient

  • ▶️ 6 Your ancient is under attack.
  • ▶️ 6 Your ancient is under attack. And I'm not feeling so well myself.
  • ▶️ 6 Your ancient is under attack. Imagine how I feel.
  • ▶️ 6 Good grief! Your ancient is under attack!

Top tower

  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's top tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's top tower is under attack. And not in a good way.
  • ▶️ 10 It would appear Radiant's top tower is under attack.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's middle tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's middle tower is under attack. I have no reason to lie about such things.
  • ▶️ 10 Strange to say, Radiant's middle tower is under attack.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's bottom tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's bottom tower is under attack. Has that ever been cause for celebration?
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's bottom tower is being subjected to extreme violence.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's top barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's top barracks are under attack. And what an attack it is.
  • ▶️ 10 A little bird tells me that Radiant's top barracks are under attack!

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's middle barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's middle barracks are under attack. Pay very close attention now.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's lovely middle barracks are under great duress.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's bottom barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Radiant's bottom barracks are under attack. It seems to be going around.
  • ▶️ 10 I spy with my little eye that Radiant's bottom barracks are under attack!

The Ancient

  • ▶️ 8 Radiant's ancient is under attack.
  • ▶️ 8 Radiant's ancient is under attack. Someone had better do something.
  • ▶️ 8 Radiant's ancient is under attack. I can't believe my eyes.
  • ▶️ 8 My goodness. Radiant's ancient is under attack.

Top tower

  • ▶️ 10 Dire's top tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's top tower is under attack. Must I repeat myself?
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's top tower is being attacked like nobody's business.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ 10 Dire's middle tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's middle tower is under attack. I feel like a broken record.
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's middle tower is under an extraordinary amount of stress.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ 10 Dire's bottom tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 I don't mean to be alarmist, but…Dire's bottom tower is under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Sorry, I just noticed that Dire's bottom tower is under attack.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ 10 Dire's top barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's top barracks are under attack. To put it bluntly.
  • ▶️ 10 Wouldn't you just know it? Dire's top barracks are under attack.

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ 10 Dire's middle barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's middle barracks are under attack. Oh this is a sorry state of affairs.
  • ▶️ 10 Dear me. Dire's middle barracks are under attack.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ 10 Dire's bottom barracks are under attack.
  • ▶️ 10 Dire's bottom barracks are under attack. That's good news for someone, rather worse news for someone else.
  • ▶️ 10 It cannot be stated firmly enough that Dire's bottom barracks are under attack.

The Ancient

  • ▶️ 8 Dire's ancient is under attack.
  • ▶️ 8 Dire's ancient is under attack. That can't be a positive development.
  • ▶️ 8 Dire's ancient is under attack. You heard it here first!
  • ▶️ 8 Stop the presses! Dire's ancient is under attack.
  • ▶️ 8 Can it be that Dire's ancient is under attack? Yes! Yes it is!
Structure
fallen

Top tower

Middle tower

  • ▶️ Your middle tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Your middle tower has fallen. Let's hope that's the worst of it.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ Your bottom tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Your bottom tower has fallen. They seem rather prone to that don’t they?
  • ▶️ It would appear that your bottom tower has fallen.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ Your top barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ Your top barracks has fallen. I'm afraid there's no fixing it.
  • ▶️ Well, drat. Your top barracks has fallen.

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ Your middle barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ You rmiddle barracks has fallen. Was that an important one?
  • ▶️ I regret to inform you of the loss of your middle barracks.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ Your bottom barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ u Your bottom barracks has fallen. I assure you, any disappointment you may hear in my voice is completely imaginary.
  • ▶️ Your bottom barracks are no more, my friend.

Top tower

  • ▶️ Radiant's top tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Radiant's top tower has fallen. Surely that was intentional?
  • ▶️ Well, it seems that Radiant's top tower has fallen.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ Radiant's middle tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Radiant's middle tower has fallen. Someone must be very pleased with themselves.
  • ▶️ I would like to point out that Radiant's middle tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Radiant's middle tower has fallen. Someone must be very pleased with themselves. Or himself…uh…singular antecedent, singular pronoun.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom tower has fallen. Seems to be the day for it.
  • ▶️ Oh look, Radiant's bottom tower has fallen.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ Radiant's top barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ u Radiant's top barracks has fallen. Well, that seals it. Seals something anyway.
  • ▶️ Fascinating. Radiant's top barracks has fallen.

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ Radiant's middle barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ Radiant's middle barracks has fallen. And yet, all is not lost.
  • ▶️ Dear me! Radiant's middle barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ I'll just point out that Radiant's middle barracks has fallen.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom barracks has fallen. Could still go either way though.
  • ▶️ I don't believe it! Radiant's bottom barracks has fallen.

Top tower

  • ▶️ Dire's top tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Dire's top tower has fallen. I could have predicted this.
  • ▶️ In a stunning development, Dire's top tower has fallen.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ Dire's middle tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Dire's middle tower has fallen. As any fool can see.
  • ▶️ I am required to point out that Dire's middle tower has fallen.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ Dire's bottom tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ Dire's bottom tower has fallen. If that's the proper term for it, and I believe it is.
  • ▶️ In a blow to the Dire, their bottom tower has fallen.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ Dire's top barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ Dire's top barracks has fallen. Fate is smiling, but not in their direction.
  • ▶️ Someone might want to inform the Dire that their top barracks has fallen.

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ Dire's middle barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ Dire's middle barracks has fallen. That seems like it might be a significant development.
  • ▶️ If you're just tuning in, Dire's middle barracks has fallen.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ Dire's bottom barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ Dire's bottom barracks has fallen. There are more where that came from. Ah wait, ah what, there are no more where that came from.
  • ▶️ Sadly, Dire's bottom barracks has fallen.

Top tower

  • ▶️ The enemy's top tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ The enemy's top tower has fallen. There, that must feel good.
  • ▶️ Note well: The enemy's top tower has fallen.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ The enemy's middle tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ The enemy's middle tower has fallen. It's hard to see that as anything but advantageous.
  • ▶️ At last, the enemy's middle tower has fallen.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom tower has fallen.
  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom tower has fallen. One in a series, I daresay.
  • ▶️ You'll be delighted to hear the enemy's bottom tower has fallen.

Top barracks

  • ▶️ The enemy's top barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ The enemy's top barracks has fallen. As I knew it eventually must.
  • ▶️ Pat yourself on the back. The enemy's top barracks has fallen.

Middle barracks

  • ▶️ The enemy's middle barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ The enemy's middle barracks has fallen. Someone's worst fears confirmed.
  • ▶️ It's too good to be true! The enemy's middle barracks has fallen.

Bottom barracks

  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom barracks has fallen.
  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom barracks has fallen. Well, I hope you're very pleased with yourself.
  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom barracks has incredibly fallen.
Structure
denied

Top tower

  • ▶️ Your top tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Your top tower has been denied. It's a little thing I know but take some pride in it.
  • ▶️ Well done. Your top tower has been denied.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ Your middle tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Your middle tower has been denied. Better than the alternative certainly.
  • ▶️ Just in time, your middle tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Your midmost stony obelisk has been denied.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ Your bottom tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Your bottom tower has been denied. Does it get any better than this?
  • ▶️ Not to brag but your bottom tower has been denied.

Top tower

  • ▶️ Radiant's top tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Radiant's top tower has been denied. Let it never be said of that tower that it is such a jolly good fellow that nobody shall deny it.
  • ▶️ Surprisingly or not, Radiant's top tower has been denied.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ Radiant's middle tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Radiant's middle tower has been denied. I've never seen a tower more denied.
  • ▶️ My oh my, Radiant's middle tower has been denied.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom tower has been denied. This is quite a day.
  • ▶️ Radiant's bottom tower has been soundly denied.

Top tower

  • ▶️ Dire's top tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Dire's top tower has been denied. We won't be seeing that tower again.
  • ▶️ What a blow! Dire's top tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ In the grand tradition of tower denial, Dire's top tower has been denied.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ Dire's middle tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Dire's middle tower has been denied. And not a moment too soon.
  • ▶️ In a master stroke of sorts, Dire denied its middle tower.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ Dire's bottom tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ Dire's bottom tower has been denied. As have I on various occasions.
  • ▶️ How about that? Dire's bottom tower has been denied!
  • ▶️ It is my solemn duty to inform you that Dire's bottom tower has been denied.

Top tower

  • ▶️ The enemy's top tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ The enemy's top tower has been denied. Keep up the good…ah what? Never mind.
  • ▶️ The enemy just denied their top tower.

Middle tower

  • ▶️ The enemy's middle tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ The enemy's middle tower has been denied. Has there ever been a more flagrant injustice?
  • ▶️ The enemy's middle tower was flagrantly denied.

Bottom tower

  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom tower has been denied.
  • ▶️ The enemy's bottom tower has been denied. Well, I'm crushed.
  • ▶️ Well, well, the enemy's bottom tower has been denied.
Structures
fortified
  • ▶️ I've never seen Radiant's structures looking so fortified.
  • ▶️ Radiant's structures are beautifully fortified.
  • ▶️ Radiant's structures are fortified.
  • ▶️ Radiant's structures are fortified. There appears to be some sort of magic at work.
  • ▶️ Radiant's structures are fortified. In fact they appear radiant with health.
  • ▶️ Radiant's structures are not only fortified, they are positively glowing.
  • ▶️ Very nice. Dire's structures are fortified.
  • ▶️ Dire's structures are cunningly fortified.
  • ▶️ Dire's structures are fortified.
  • ▶️ Dire's structures are fortified. They are looking quite robust.
  • ▶️ Dire's structures are fortified.
  • ▶️ In a stroke of cunning, or perhaps of desperation, Dire's structures have been fortified!
Megacreeps
  • ▶️ I have it on good authority that the Radiant now have megacreeps.
  • ▶️ In late breaking news, the Dire now have megacreeps.
  • ▶️ I'm sorry to report, the enemy now has megacreeps.
Victory

Respawning

25% chance

Periods with no action

During earlygame

Any time

  • ▶️ r I believe that is a juvenile form of neutral creep.
  • ▶️ r I was distracted for a moment there. What just happened?
  • ▶️ r Ah, butterflies!
  • ▶️ r Nothing quite as restful as a river.
  • ▶️ r I can't quite identify these trees. I wonder if there's a field guide.
  • ▶️ r I hope you will forgive my meager display of expert knowledge.
  • ▶️ r I truly am confused.

During late game

During very late game

  • ▶️ r It won't be long now, one way or another.

Purchasing items

25% chance, midgame and onward

Unclassified

Positive

Denying

Killing

Leveling

Negative
Dying

Roshan

  • ▶️ u What sort of beast is that?
  • ▶️ u What sort of beast is that?
  • ▶️ u Catch and release wild Roshan.
  • ▶️ u Oh dear, and that was the last of its kind.
  • ▶️ u Nothing good will come of this, I fear!
  • ▶️ u Oh wonderful! Well deserved.
  • ▶️ u I was hoping that would fall to you. Well, perhaps it's for the best.
  • ▶️ u Any chance you could tag that thing and release it into the wild?

Followups

Entering battle

  • The response rules for entering battle suggest a followup, but there are no response rules for its followup.

Time before battle

  • ▶️ r Is this on?
  • ▶️ r Will I need my calculator for this?
  • ▶️ r I'm not much of an announcer but I'll do my best.
  • ▶️ r Ah heh hem. Is this on?
  • ▶️ r Is this on?
  • ▶️ r Hello?
  • ▶️ r Oh, I see. Are those little…little people down there? Wonderful what they can do these days.
  • ▶️ r I had a terrarium once…rather like this…well, except with mice. And a chameleon. But the possibilities for combat were much the same.

Battle begins
20% chance

Courier killed
25% chance

  • ▶️ r There is certain to be unimaginable retaliation.

Roshan killed
25% chance, third death and onward

  • ▶️ r There appears to be cheese in the lava.

Victory
for winning team

  • ▶️ r A foregone conclusion, I should think.
  • ▶️ r I like to think your success is a testament to my mentorship.

for losing team

  • ▶️ r Back to the drawing board. In fact, maybe we should draw up plans for a new drawing board.
  • ▶️ r Don't be discouraged. It only encourages them.