Clinkz

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Clinkz
Clinkz icon.png
Strength attribute symbol.png
Agility attribute symbol.png
Intelligence attribute symbol.png
14 + 2.2
22 + 2.7
18 + 2.2
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 200 480 1080 1520 1740
Health regen 0.25 1.65 4.73 6.93 8.03
Mana 75 291 651 915 1047
Mana regen 0 0.9 2.44 3.54 4.09
Armor 0 3.67 9.97 14.47 16.72
Att/sec 0.59 0.72 0.94 1.1 1.18
Damage 15‒21 37‒43 74‒80 101‒107 115‒121
Magic resistance 25%
▶️ Movement speed 290
▶️ Attack speed 100
Turn rate 0.5
Vision range 1800/800
Attack range 625
Projectile speed 900
Attack animation 0.4+0.3
Base attack time 1.7
Damage block 0
Collision size 24
Legs
Gib type Default

Clinkz, the Bone Fletcher, is a ranged agility hero specializing in ambushing lone enemies due to his high physical damage and incredible speed. Though frail and easy to kill, Skeleton Walk grants Clinkz stealth and haste to escape and re-position himself. This skill is also what makes Clinkz such an incredible ganker. This assassin is also equipped with Death Pact which consumes an enemy unit or creep for bonus health and an armor debuff. Searing Arrows provide huge bonus damage, greatly injuring enemies. To aid his assault, Clinkz can summon a Burning Army of fiery bone archers who cut down his foes with powerful arrows.

Bio[edit]

Clinkz minimap icon.pngClinkz, the Bone Fletcher
▶️ "Better to run than curse the road."
At the base of the Bleeding Hills stretches a thousand-league wood—a place called The Hoven, where black pools gather the tarry blood of the uplands, and the king-mage Sutherex sits in benevolent rule. Once a sworn protector of the Hoven lands, Clinkz earned a reputation for his skill with a bow. In the three-hundredth year of the king-mage, the demon Maraxiform rose from sixth hell to lay claim to the forest. In response, the king-mage decreed an unbreakable spell: to any who slew the demon would be granted Life Without End.

Unaware of the spell, Clinkz waded into battle, defending his lands against the demon’s fiery onslaught. Clinkz drove Maraxiform back to the gates of sixth-hell itself, where on that fiery threshold the two locked in a mortal conflict. Grievously wounded, the demon let out a blast of hellfire as Clinkz loosed his final arrow. The arrow struck the demon true as hellfire poured out across the land, lighting the black pools and burning Clinkz alive at the instant of the demon’s death. Thus, the mage’s spell took effect at the very moment of the archer’s conflagration, preserving him in this unholy state, leaving him a being of bones and rage, caught in the very act of dying, carrying hell’s breath with him on his journey into eternity.

Abilities[edit]

Strafe
Strafe icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Clinkz nimbly attacks with a barrage of arrows. Gains 100% evasion against ranged attackers and dramatically increases attack speed for a short time.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Attack Speed Bonus: 90/120/150/180
Ranged Evasion: 100%
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Cooldown: 34/30/26/22 (Talent 24/20/16/12)
Mana: 40/50/60/70
Modifiers
Buff modifier_clinkz_strafe: Dispellable with any dispel.
It's hard to say whether the blur around the Bone Fletcher is from his flaming heart or his speed with the quiver.

Notes:

  • Strafe does not interrupt Clinkz' channeling spells upon cast.
  • The evasion works against ranged attacks only.
  • Successive casts of Strafe do not stack, but refresh the duration, and update the attack speed to the current level.


Searing Arrows
Searing Arrows icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Imbues Clinkz's arrows with fire for extra damage.
Cast Range: 625 (Talent 750)
Damage: 24/36/48/60 (Talent 49/61/73/85)
Arrows per Cast: 1 (Talent 2)
Cooldown: 0
Mana: 12
Modifiers
Buff modifier_clinkz_searing_arrows: Undispellable. Persists death.
Clinkz simply lights his arrows from his flaming essence for quite the destructive effect.

Notes:

  • Choosing the damage upgrading talent immediately upgrades all of Clinkz's currently flying Searing Arrows.
  • When choosing the level 25 talent, whenever Searing Arrows is used, a different random target within its cast range is also targeted by a second Searing Arrow.
    • Causes Clinkz to perform an instant attack on the chosen target whenever he launches a Searing Arrow.
    • This instant attack can proc any attack modifier or on-hit effect like a regular attack.
    • Since it uses the spell's cast range, effects which increase its cast range increase the secondary arrows' range as well.
    • The secondary arrow has no target priorities. It simply chooses a random valid target within cast range.
    • Since Searing Arrows affects buildings, the secondary arrows can target buildings as well.


Skeleton Walk
Skeleton Walk icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Clinkz moves invisibly through units until the moment he attacks or uses items.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Fade Time: 0.6
Move Speed Bonus: 15%/30%/45%/60%
Number of Archers: 0 (With Aghanim's Shard 2)
Invisibility Duration: 25/30/35/40
Cooldown: 20/19/18/17 (Talent 13/12/11/10)
Mana: 75
Aghanim's Shard upgrade: Causes Skeleton Walk to create two Burning Army Skeletons.
Modifiers
Buff modifier_clinkz_wind_walk: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_clinkz_burning_army: Dispellable with death only.
With a burst of fire and puff of smoke, the Bone Fletcher was nowhere to be seen.

Notes:

  • Skeleton Walk does not interrupt Clinkz' channeling spells upon cast.
  • During the fade time, Clinkz can cast spells, use items and perform attacks without breaking the invisibility.
  • Invisibility is broken upon launching an attack, or upon reaching the cast point of items and spells, except for Strafe, Death Pact, and Burning Army.
    • This means re-casting Skeleton Walk while already invisible does break it, so that the fade time applies again.
    • This also means any other spell cast during it does break it. This goes for Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick, Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling, and Ability Draft.
  • Allows Clinkz to path through other units, including wards, but not through buildings.
  • Clinkz can pick up or drop items without breaking the invisibility.
  • With Aghanim's Shard icon.png Aghanim's Shard, the Skeleton Archers spawns 250 range away from Clinkz, to his right and left side, facing the same direction.
    • The archers only spawn upon losing the Skeleton Walk buff, no matter how.
    • The archer is the same as the ones summoned by Burning Army. See below for their stats.


Skeleton Archer
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Ward
Level 1
Duration 8
Health 1000
Health regeneration 0
Mana 100
Mana regeneration 0
Armor 0
Magic resistance 0%
Status resistance 0%
Attack damage 5
Acquisition range 900
Attack range 500
Base attack time 1.6
Attack animation 0.3+0.3
Projectile speed 900
Turn rate 0.5
Collision size 8
Vision range 800 (G)
Bounty 20
Experience 20
Model scale 1.1
Notes Uses current level of Searing Arrows

Burning Army
Burning Army icon.png
Clinkz summons an army of fiery ranged skeleton archers. Archers are immobile and die with 2 attacks from a hero. Skeletons deal a percentage of Clinkz' damage, use his current Searing Arrows ability and attack only heroes. Attack range is equal to Clinkz's attack range.
Cast Animation: 0+0.67
Cast Range: 1200
Spawn Range: 1300
Number of Archers: 5
Archers Spawn Interval: 0.7
Hero Attacks to Destroy: 2
Non-Hero Attacks to Destroy: 8
Archers Attack Interval: 1.6
Archers Attack Damage: 30%
Duration: 20
Cooldown: 90
Mana: 150
Modifiers
Buff modifier_clinkz_burning_army_thinker: Undispellable. Persists death.
Buff modifier_clinkz_burning_army: Dispellable with death only.
Existing on the brink of life and death, Clinkz has learned to temporarily bridge the gap between the two.

Notes:

  • Burning Army can be cast without having to face towards the targeted area.
  • Spawns the archers in the given line one after another, starting immediately upon cast.
    • It takes 2.8 seconds for all archers to spawn.
  • The first archer spawns at the initial targeted location. Following archers spawn with 312.5 in between each.
    • The archers spawn facing the same direction as Clinkz does as they spawn.
  • The spawned archers cannot be controlled. They automatically attack nearby enemy heroes, regardless of auto-attack settings.
    • However, it is possible to turn the autocast on their Searing Arrows off.
  • The archers' base attack damage is periodically set equal to Clinkz' main attack damage.
    • The archers also gain bonus damage for raw damage bonuses Clinkz has.
  • The attack range of the archers is also periodically set equal to Clinkz' attack range.
  • The archers only attack heroes, including illusions and clones, excluding creep-heroes.
    • The archers follow default auto-attack rules. However, they only switch targets when their current target cannot be attacked anymore.
  • The archers have Searing Arrows, with the same level as on Clinkz.
    • The level for it is set for each archer as it spawns. Leveling it afterwards does not update its level on the archers.
    • Although being identical to Clinkz's Searing Arrows, and having a mana pool, the archers do not need mana to cast it.
    • The archers fully benefit from the Searing Arrows damage and Searing Arrows multishot talents.
    • In Ability Draft, Searing Arrows must be drafted as well for the archers to gain them.
  • The Skeleton Archers' attack damage is not reduced by Damage Block.


Death Pact
Death Pact icon.png
Affects
Enemy Units / Self
Clinkz consumes the target enemy unit or friendly unit, gaining max health and damage based on its current health.
Cast Animation: 0.2+0.47
Cast Range: 900
Target Max Health as Health Bonus: 40%/70%/100% (Talent 90%/120%/150%)
Target Max Health as Attack Damage Bonus: 4%/8%/12% (Talent 9%/13%/17%)
Duration: 65
Cooldown: 80/70/60
Mana: 100
Aghanim's Scepter upgrade: Grants a new ability: Burning Army.
Modifiers
Buff modifier_clinkz_death_pact_passive: Undispellable. Persists death.
Buff modifier_clinkz_death_pact: Dispellable with death only.
Sutherex' bond of life and death has become a part of Clinkz, and his old bones are refreshed with repetition of the pact on lesser beings.

Notes:

  • Despite the description, the bonuses are based on the target's maximum health, not current health.
  • The targeted unit is instantly killed, counting as a regular last hit or deny.
  • Increases Clinkz' maximum health without keeping the current health percentage, then heals Clinkz for the same amount.
  • When the Death Pact buff expires, Clinkz' maximum health returns to normal, but his current health is kept, without exceeding his maximum health.
  • The attack damage bonus is added as raw attack damage, so it is not affected by most percentage-based damage increasing or reducing effects.
  • Successive casts of Death Pact do not stack, but refresh the duration and update the values.


Talents[edit]

Hero Talents
Searing Arrows Multishot25+50/5% Death Pact Health/Damage
-10s Strafe Cooldown20+125 Attack Range
+25 Searing Arrows Damage15-7s Skeleton Walk Cooldown
+1.75 Mana Regen10+8 Agility attribute symbol.png Agility
Notes:

Recent Changes[edit]

Main Article: Clinkz/Changelogs
Version
Description
  • Reduced Death Pact target max health as attack damage bonus from 4%/9%/14% to 4%/8%/12%.
  • Talents:
Level 15 right talent: -10s Skeleton Walk cooldown reduced to -7s.
Level 10 right talent changed: Skeleton Walk summons a Unknown Unit icon.png Skeleton Archer upon exit ➜ +8 Agility attribute symbol.png agility.
Level 20 left talent changed: hero kills reset Death Pact cooldown ➜ -10s Strafe cooldown.
  • Reduced Strafe attack speed bonus from 110/140/170/200 to 90/120/150/180.
  • Reduced Searing Arrows damage from 30/40/50/60 to 24/36/48/60.
  • Death Pact
    • Reduced target max health as health bonus from 60%/80%/100% to 40%/70%/100%.
    • Reduced target max health as attack damage bonus from 6%/10%/14% to 4%/9%/14%.

Recommended items[edit]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon.png Tango gives Clinkz the basic health regeneration to stay longer in lane.
  • Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve can save Clinkz at the very last second in an emergency.
  • Clarity icon.png Clarity helps Clinkz dominate the lane by harassing your enemies with Searing Arrows.

Early game:

  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand helps against enemies that can spam spells.
  • Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring can offset Clinkz's mana expenditure from Searing Arrows.
  • Blight Stone icon.png Blight Stone helps in early ganking or pushing, as well as harassing enemies in lane. It can be upgraded into a Desolator icon.png Desolator or a Medallion of Courage icon.png Medallion of Courage, the latter also providing some much needed mana regeneration. It's not unheard of to get both these items. You can therefore get an early Blight Stone, finish a Medallion of Courage, and immediately get a second Blight Stone.

Mid game:

  • Power Treads icon.png Power Treads's agility and attack speed bonus help Clinkz get kills.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence solves Clinkz's mana problems associated with using Searing Arrows and allows you to silence heroes. It allows Clinkz to gank more effectively and disable enemies' abilities in fights.
  • Desolator icon.png Desolator stacks with Searing Arrows, which adds more killing capabilities, and helps dispose of heroes with a low health pool more quickly.
  • Aghanim's Shard icon.png Aghanim's Shard creates Burning Army skeletons when Clinkz breaks Skeleton Walk, greatly improving his teamfight presence.

Late game:

  • Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn is a natural upgrade from Orchid Malevolence, and grants active True Strike and critical damage on top of silence, enhancing Clinkz's ability to shred heroes.
  • Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar improves Clinkz's attack damage and Pierce to reliably bring down heroes with evasion.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar counters enemy disables so Clinkz can continue to output damage.

Situational items:

  • Butterfly icon.png Butterfly provides a massive agility and attack speed bonus as well as evasion.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade's mana break allows Clinkz to quickly burn his target's mana while also dealing bonus damage. The active ability also grants Clinkz a slow to keep targets within range of Burning Army.
  • Daedalus icon.png Daedalus's critical multiplier massively increases Clinkz's damage output.
  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger paired up with Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse or Nullifier icon.png Nullifier may help you catch some of the most elusive heroes in the game. Consider it if your innate mobililty isn't enough.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse is comparable to Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence; it offers less damage output but provides a stronger disable.
  • Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest enables Clinkz to shred through the enemy's armor, and to better protect himself once the active has expired.
  • Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance helps keep enemies within range of Burning Army. It also upgrades into Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike for some mobility and extra attributes.
  • Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi stacks with Searing Arrows, which allows you to chase down heroes while improving all your attributes.
  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere can enable you to roam more aggressively without fear, and gives good mana regeneration.
  • Moon Shard icon.png Moon Shard will greatly increase Clinkz's raw damage output, which is useful if you're only looking to take down enemy buildings.
  • Nullifier icon.png Nullifier shuts down Glimmers, Force staffs etc. , grants bonus damage, and can heavily help you kill a hero even when his supports are there to help him.
  • Satanic icon.png Satanic grants enormous Lifesteal that synergizes nicely with Clinkz's immense damage output, giving him an edge in manfights.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter unlocks Burning Army, multiplying Clinkz's damage output in larger battles and letting him set up large hazard zones.
  • Divine Rapier icon.png Divine Rapier is your only option in some games, when other DPS items aren't enough. It should be picked up for True strike and incredible damage, preferrably after a Roshan kill. Paired up with Burning Army and Multishot it can shred both enemy supports and cores.

Gameplay[edit]

Roles: Carry Carry Escape Escape Pusher Pusher
Complexity: ★★☆
Playstyle: As Clinkz loosed his final arrow, the demon Maraxiform ignited the land with hellfire, burning him to the bone. Yet, the heroic bowman did not die. He had slain the demon, and unwittingly earned king-mage Sutherex's reward: Eternal life. Immortalized at the precipice of death, Clinkz now makes advantageous use of his skeletal body. Camouflaged, he walks into hostile lands, forming Death Pacts with wildlife to empower his shots. The demon's inferno burns within his ribs, with which he now lights Searing Arrows to devastating effect. When backup is needed, Clinkz calls upon a Burning Army of skeletal archers, incinerating his foes in the flames of their hellfire barrage.


Audio[edit]

History[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Bone Fletcher's alternate/fun name was "Clinkz Eastwood", a pun on the name of famed actor Clint Eastwood.
  • The line ▶️ "Better to run than curse the road." is a reference to a Wolof (Senegal) proverb, "Better to walk than curse the road".
  • The phrase ▶️ "Thy Flesh Consumed." may be referred to the fourth and final episode of Ultimate Doom game, and also to King James version of the Bible "And thou mourne at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed" PROVERBS 5:11.
  • Clinkz's phrase ▶️ "Ashes to ashes." is a reference to a common christian saying, popularized by the Book of Common Prayer "[...]we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust;[...]".

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