He can drive targets into a maddened Bloodrage, increasing the damage of their attacks, and allowing them to heal their wounds by killing their enemies. He can also cast Bloodrage on himself turning him into a nuker. His speed is unmatched when he senses the blood of the dying, and from this perception none can escape his Thirst. By using Blood Rite, he can create a ritual field where his foes will be silenced and damaged in the process. His ultimate, Rupture, sunders the skin of his victims, causing them to trail their life force behind if they dare to flee.
- Bloodrage amplifies all three damage types the bloodraged unit deals and takes, including self-inflicted damage and damage dealt by allies.
- Amplifies for half the value when the dealer and receiver are over 2200 range apart from each other.
- Does not amplify outgoing damage when it has the no-reflection flag.
- The heal is based on the dying unit's maximum health, and not on the health of the unit that gets healed.
- Denying allies while bloodraged, or denying bloodraged allies heals the killing unit.
- Suiciding heroes still heal buffed allied units when within the radius, but for halved values.
- Since the cooldown is shorter than the duration from level 3 on, it is possible to have two units bloodraged at a time.
- When a bloodraged unit attacks another bloodraged unit, the damage is overall amplified by 56.25%/69%/82.25%/96%.
- Does not amplify damage dealt by abilities that use an independent source of damage (e.g. Proximity Mines, Death Ward).
- The disable help function prevents an allied Bloodseeker from casting this ability on you.
- The affected area is visible to enemies.
- Applies a silence within the targeted area after the 2.6-second delay.
- Bloodrite first applies the damage, then the debuff.
- With max level Bloodrage on Bloodseeker, Blood Rite deals 168/224/280/336 ( 273/329/385/441) damage (before reductions).
- With max level Bloodrage applied on both Bloodseeker and the enemy unit, it deals 235.2/313.6/392/470.4 ( 382.2/460.6/539/617.4) damage (before reductions).
- Choosing the damage upgrading talent immediately upgrades all of Bloodseeker's currently active Blood Rite casts when chosen during the delay.
- Grants 200 radius ground vision at the center of the affected area for 6 seconds after cast.
- Learning Thirst removes the 550 movement speed cap for Bloodseeker.
- The first stack is applied when an enemy hero is below 75% health and the last when below 26%.
- Grants 0.32/0.48/0.64/0.8 ( 0.72/0.88/1.04/1.2) attack damage and 0.32%/0.48%/0.64%/0.8% ( 0.72%/0.88%/1.04%/1.2%) movement speed for each percent of enemy heroes' missing health between 75% and 25%.
- When an enemy hero drops below 25% health, Thirst applies True Sight and makes them visible through the Fog of War.
- When enemies are revealed by Thirst, a debuff and particle effects are placed on them, which is visible to everyone.
- Bloodseeker himself also gets a status buff and particle effects and speaks certain lines, making it clear that an enemy is currently being revealed by Thirst.
- Bloodseeker does not receive any Thirst bonuses for hidden enemy heroes, but does for invulnerable ones.
- The bonuses linger for 2 seconds if the enemy dies. However, it does not linger, and disappears immediately if the enemy has Aegis of the Immortal or Reincarnation.
- This is how much attack damage and movement speed Bloodseeker gains from Thirst with a certain amount of heroes being below 25% of their maximum health:
- 1 Hero: 16/24/32/40 ( 36/44/52/60) attack damage and 16%/24%/32%/40% ( 36%/44%/52%/60%) movement speed
- 2 Heroes: 32/48/64/80 ( 72/88/104/120) attack damage and 32%/48%/64%/80% ( 72%/88%/104%/120%) movement speed
- 3 Heroes: 48/72/96/120 ( 108/132/156/180) attack damage and 48%/72%/96%/120% ( 108%/132%/156%/180%) movement speed
- 4 Heroes: 64/96/128/160 ( 144/176/208/240) attack damage and 64%/96%/128%/160% ( 144%/176%/208%/240%) movement speed
- 5 Heroes: 80/120/160/200 ( 180/220/260/300) attack damage and 80%/120%/160%/200% ( 180%/220%/260%/300%) movement speed
- Checks the distance the affected unit moved every 0.25 seconds, starting immediately upon cast, resulting in 49 checks.
- If the unit's position changed between checks, it takes damage based on the distance.
- If the unit did not move, or moved a distance greater than 1300 between a check, no damage is applied.
- If the unit is invulnerable as a check occurs, the value is set nil, so that it does not take damage on the next check, regardless of distance.
- This is how much damage Rupture deals (before reductions) when the affected unit travels certain distances:
- Choosing the damage upgrading talent does not affect any of Bloodseeker's currently active Rupture debuffs.
- Multiple casts on the same target do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
- Despite the sounds, affected units take no damage when moving upwards (with e.g. Torrent or Impale).
- Can be cast on, but cannot damage couriers.
|+20 Max Thirst MS and Damage||25||-6s Blood Rite Cooldown|
|25% Lifesteal||20||+14% Rupture Damage|
|+75 Blood Rite Damage||15||+300 Health|
|+4 Armor||10||+25 Attack Speed|
- Stout Shield provides early protection from harassment and reduces the damage taken from creeps.
- Quelling Blade gives more damage when hitting creeps, and is amplified by Bloodrage.
- Healing Salve allows Bloodseeker to heal up in situations where his health is so low that trying to heal with Bloodrage becomes too dangerous.
- Boots of Speed gives a higher base movespeed, increasing the effectiveness of Thirst, and the item can be upgraded for very gold-efficient damage or stats.
- Wind Lace and Orb of Venom are cheap options for filling inventory slots, maximizing Bloodseeker's ability to chase down and stay close to enemies.
- Magic Wand provides some attributes and a way to restore Bloodseeker's health and mana on demand.
- Town Portal Scrolls for returning to base safely after chasing an target deep into enemy territory.
- Phase Boots allows Bloodseeker to close gaps quickly when Thirst isn't providing him any speed, and provides even more attack damage.
- Sange and Yasha is an all-round excellent item for hunting targets, as it gives Bloodseeker even more movement speed, and a chance to slow targets on attack with Maim.
- Blade Mail prevents enemies from targeting Bloodseeker during teamfights.
- Black King Bar makes Bloodseeker immune to most disables and nukes, allowing him to safely enter teamfights.
- Ring of Aquila provides damage and armor, and fills Bloodseeker's modest need for mana regeneration, allowing regular use of Blood Rite and Rupture.
- Echo Sabre is sometimes used as an early game source of extra damage and mana, and works well with chance-based attack modifiers such as Skull Basher.
- Shadow Blade can be extremely helpful in ganking due to Bloodseeker's naturally high speed.
- Silver Edge is a natural upgrade from Shadow Blade, and is useful for breaking enemy passives as well as reducing their damage output.
- Hand of Midas is sometimes bought if Bloodseeker has a good early game, or needs to match harder carries in the late game.
- Radiance's area damage allows Bloodseeker to quickly farm large numbers of creeps at once, making it a valuable item when Bloodseeker is taking a carry role. The area damage is amplified by Bloodrage, and allows him to both gain Thirst bonus from all nearby enemies.
- Mjollnir is another option in games where Bloodseeker desires a form of AoE damage.
- Monkey King Bar adds to Bloodseeker's attack speed, and counters evasion from the enemies with its pure damage Pierce procs that guarantee to land.
- Abyssal Blade gives Bloodseeker a powerful stun and a modest measure of durability.
- Butterfly provides much needed agility and attack speed as well as evasion. The active ability can also be used in conjunction with Thirst to catch up to an enemy if needed.
- Aghanim's Scepter allows Bloodseeker to cast Rupture twice, and also gives him some nice attributes and stats.
- Eul's Scepter of Divinity gives you movement speed and mana regeneration which Bloodseeker needs as well as a way to stop enemies from teleporting away.
- Dagon is sometimes picked up to deal high initial damage during ganks, thereby trigger Thirst's damage and speed bonuses to instantly give Bloodseeker the upper hand and finish off the target. Its damage is amplified with Bloodrage.
- Ethereal Blade gives decent attributes, and can deal huge damage when combined with Dagon and the damage amplification from Bloodrage.
|Roles:||Carry Disabler Jungler Nuker Initiator|
|Playstyle:||The Flayed Twins' obscene demand for blood could only be met through constant carnage, a task for which Strygwyr was more than suited. Driven by insatiable Thirst, the Bloodseeker senses injured foes from leagues away, and chases them down with eager speed. Through sacred markings on his gear, the blood of the freshly sacrificed flows directly to the Flayed Ones, leaving just enough to mend his wounds and fuel his Bloodrage. Strygwyr paints the land with a crimson ring, silencing foes caught in this Blood Rite. Those who run only hasten their own demise. The Bloodseeker Ruptures every artery, causing his victim to hemorrhage with each step. By blood loss or by Strygwyr's tribal blades, death is but a foregone conclusion.|
- With Thirst, Bloodseeker is the only hero which can reach the game's absolute movement speed limit of 10,000 movement speed. However, this is not achievable in a normal match.
- This part of Blood Rite's Play sound effect makes use of Play this Bloodseeker voice response.
- Despite the character having an Aztec or Incan motif, Strygwyr likely a Welsh-influenced rendering of the Romanian word 'strigoi', meaning poltergeist, often used in folklore in reference to vampires.
- Bloodseeker's Thirst trigger response Play "Blood is in the air." is most likely a reference to the song "Love is in the air".
- Bloodseeker's respawning response Play "Don't be negative… be positive!" is a reference to the blood types B-Positive and B-Negative.
- Bloodseeker's Rupture kill response Play "Lie down… have a cookie." is a reference to blood donation procedures where patients lie down and are given sweet treats to compensate for the sugar loss.
- Bloodseeker's battle begin response Play "I love the smell of serum in the morning." is a reference to a quote of the movie Apocalypse Now where Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore says "I love the smell of napalm in the Morning."
- Bloodseeker's death response Play "Sangre…sagrada." is spanish for "Sacred/Holy blood".