Anti-Mage is a fast melee agility hero with an emphasis on disrupting and killing high-mana enemies. He has notably high agility and low base attack time, giving him high damage and scaling with his basic attacks. His signature ability is Mana Break, a passive attack modifier that makes him a huge threat to mana-reliant heroes, mainly Intelligence-based casters. In addition to granting substantial bonus damage on each attack, its mana burn sets enemies up to be devastated by his ultimate ability, Mana Void. Blink is a highly versatile ability that allows Anti-Mage to instantly teleport short distances, thereby allowing him to escape, chase, and even farm with ease. Combined with his high base movement speed, this makes Anti-Mage a highly mobile hero at all points in the game. Counterspell greatly increases Anti-Mage's magic resistance, allowing him to sustain more damage from enemy casters. Finally, Mana Void finishes off targets after their mana has been burned, inflicting heavy damage to both the target and enemies surrounding the target. The damage Mana Void can potentially deal scales extremely well into the late game, as enemies' mana pools only grow larger over time. His naturally fast basic attacks combined with his powerful abilities make him extremely dangerous in the late game, allowing him to devastate enemies with ease if he is allowed to farm as a hard carry.
- Deals 14/20/26/32 extra damage + 0.5%/0.9%/1.3%/1.7% of the target's max mana as damage (before reductions).
- The bonus damage is dealt in one instance together with the attack damage, and counts as attack damage as well.
- It can be lifestealed off of and cleave, but it is not considered by crit.
- It is also not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions, but can be reduced with flat reductions.
- Illusions burn a reduced amount of 14/20/26/32 mana + 0.5%/0.9%/1.3%/1.7% max mana per hit.
- Illusions also deal a reduced amount of bonus damage; 7/10/13/16 extra damage + 0.25%/0.45%/0.65%/0.85% of the target's max mana as damage (before reductions)
- Applies the mana loss first, and then the damage.
- Does not work against allied units when attacking them.
- Does not stack with Diffusal Blade's .
- Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
- Increases Anti-Mage's total magic resistance to 36.25%/43.75%/51.25%/58.75% ( 51.25%/58.75%/66.25%/73.75%).
- Interrupts Anti-Mage's channeling spells on cast.
- , , and do not trigger for Anti-Mage while Counterspell is active.
- Unlike other sources of spell reflection, Counterspell does not reflect and . They do get blocked still.
- When upgraded with illusion of Anti-Mage whenever Counterspell gets triggered.
, creates a controllable
- The illusion is spawned exactly on the triggering enemy's location, and it automatically starts attacking that enemy.
- There is no limit for how often this effect can trigger. Each instance creates an illusion.
- This effect also works for the illusion and its replicated Counterspell.
- Requires to be unlocked.
- The illusion is created facing the same direction as the caster, along with 's particles and sounds.
- The illusion cannot act, so it is completely uncontrollable.
- The illusion is not invulnerable, and can be attacked and killed normally.
- When targeting an enemy, the illusion attacks that enemy.
- When targeting the ground, the illusion relies on default auto-attack rules.
- The illusion ignores the player's auto-attack settings and is always in auto-attack mode.
- When no enemies are nearby, the illusion just idles in place, only moving when getting aggroed.
- The illusion is permanently phased.
- The Blink Fragment illusion's replicated benefits from the upgrade as well, spawning illusions whenever it gets triggered.
- The targeting reticule must be centered over an enemy unit.
- The damage is calculated based on the primary target's mana, but applied to all enemies within the radius.
- Mana Void first applies the debuff, then the damage.
- Only the primary target gets stunned.
- Can be cast on units without a mana pool, applying the mini-stun only.
- Plays a sound effect during the cast time, which is audible to everyone.
|+8 Armor||15||+300Cast Range|
|+15 Attack Speed||10||+9 Strength|
- Reduced max mana burned per hit from 1%/2%/3%/4% to 1%/1.8%/2.6%/3.4%.
- Old: Increases 's stun duration to 1.3, and causes it to place a debuff on enemy heroes within the area which lasts as long as the stun does. If an enemy dies with this debuff, they get 100 seconds added to the current cooldown of their highest cooldown spell.
- New: Grants the ability.
- Casts an illusion at the target enemy or location that lasts for a short duration. The illusion cannot be controlled. Uses Blink's cast range. Casting Counterspell also casts it on this illusion.
- Cast time: 0.2
- Number of illusions: 1
- Illusion damage dealt: 50%
- Illusion damage taken: 250%
- Illusion duration: 7
- Mana cost: 50
- Cooldown: 20
- Notes: The illusion cannot be controlle, and auto-attacks on its own accord.
upgrade for :
- Removes 's mana cost, and causes it to create an illusion upon successfully triggering on targeted spells that deals 50% damage, takes 250% damage, and lasts 5 seconds. The illusion spawns next to the triggering enemy and attacks it automatiacally. The illusion can be controlled normally.
- Level 25 left talent: -40s cooldown increased to -45s.
- provides Anti-Mage with health regeneration in the early game.
- gives Anti-Mage a massive boost of health restoration.
- gives Anti-Mage an additional attribute boost in the lane, and builds into .
- provides bonus damage against creeps to help Anti-Mage get last hits. It builds into and stacks with Battle Fury.
- give Anti-Mage a speed boost which can be helpful for getting around.
- is a good idea to pick up if the enemy is using a lot of spells since that gives Anti-Mage a lot of regeneration in case of emergency.
- provides Anti-Mage with decent health regeneration in the early game, and later builds into .
- provide Anti-Mage with attack speed and attributes switch, keeping him alive with strength, or sustaining his abilities usage with intelligence.
- provides Anti-Mage with more attributes and good HP and mana regeneration if the enemy is using a lot of spells.
- provides Anti-Mage with HP and mana regeneration, and gives Anti-Mage a cleave that allows Anti-Mage to farm faster and push faster.
- provides attributes that benefit Anti-Mage well. The illusions benefit from Mana Break, greatly improving Anti-Mage damage, pushing potential and mana-burning capabilities. Additionally, the split allows Anti-Mage to dodge and remove spell effects, which can be useful in combat or when escaping.
- gives Anti-Mage a damage boost, a chance to bash enemies when attacking, and a guaranteed stun that goes through spell immunity. It also gives Anti-Mage a small amount of strength and health that will increase his health pool.
- offers a very substantial damage boost as Anti-Mage is an agility hero, it also gives Anti-Mage armor, evasion, and additional attack speed on top of the attack speed gained from the agility on the item.
- grants spell immunity so Anti-Mage can attack without worrying about enemy disables.
- status resistance, and lifesteal, giving Anti-Mage much more survivability. increases strength,
- provides an ultimate tankiness boost so that Anti-Mage can lead pushes and manfight the enemies in the late game.
- grants a lot of attributes, particularly increasing the mana pool so that Manta Style and Mana Void can be used more often. It can also be considered as an alternative to Abyssal Blade if its slow is enough to disable particular enemy heroes (i. e. if particular enemy heroes lack escapes and rely on keeping a good position or high movement speed).
|Roles:||Carry Escape Nuker|
|Playstyle:||Among the ascetic monks of Turstarkuri, only a young acolyte was fortunate enough to escape the fallen legion's assault on the monastery. Now, vowing to eliminate not only the magic of the Dead God, the Anti-Mage returns to eradicate magic altogether. Protected by a Counterspell shield, he shrugs off sorcery that would end lesser heroes. No wizard's trick is enough to contain or elude the Anti-Mage, as he Blinks out of traps and pursues targets to the ends of the world. With each swing of his unorthodox blades, the Anti-Mage erodes his opponent's mana, setting up the depleted caster to perish in a crushing Mana Void.|
- In DotA, Anti-Mage's full name and title was "Magina, the Anti-Mage"; in Dota 2, his name was removed for unspecified reasons.
- In DotA, Anti-Mage has a chance to spawn with "BurNIng" as name, instead of Magina, which is a tribute to the professional DotA player BurNIng.
- In DotA, Anti-Mage and were brothers. This was to be kept in Dota 2 based on certain responses Anti-Mage made in Terrorblade's presence, but upon Terrorblade's release, these relations were severed and thus the lines went unused.
- In DotA, Anti-Mage was blind, due to the model of the Warcraft III character he used, Illidan Stormrage, who was blind.
- uses the same ability icon as the ability from the now removed .