Shadow Fiend

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Shadow Fiend
Shadow Fiend icon.png
Strength attribute symbol.png
Agility attribute symbol.png
Intelligence attribute symbol.png
15 + 2
20 + 2.9
18 + 2
Level 0 1 15 25 30
Health 200 500 1060 1460 1660
Health regen 0.5 2 4.8 6.8 7.8
Mana 75 291 627 867 987
Mana regen 0 0.9 2.3 3.3 3.8
Armor -2 1.33 8.1 12.93 15.35
Att/sec 0.59 0.71 0.94 1.12 1.2
Damage 15‒21 35‒41 75‒81 104‒110 119‒125
Magic resistance 25%
▶️ Movement speed 315
▶️ Attack speed 100
Turn rate 1
Vision range 1800/1800
Attack range 500
Projectile speed 1200
Attack animation 0.5+0.54
Base attack time 1.7
Damage block 0
Collision size 24
Legs 0


Abilities[edit]

Shadowraze (Near)
Shadowraze (Near) icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Shadow Fiend razes the area in front of him, dealing damage to enemy units in an area.
Cast Animation: 0.67+0
Distance: 300
Radius: 350
Damage: 100/175/250/325
Cooldown: 10/9/8/7
Mana: 50/55/60/65
Modifiers
Debuff Shadowraze Counter: Dispellable with any dispel.
Nevermore's trademark for harvesting souls.

Notes:

  • Modified values: Cooldown, mana cost, cast time, distance and radius.
  • All three Shadowraze spells are always on the same level. Leveling one of them automatically levels the others as well.
  • Shadowraze (Near) blasts a 350 radius area 300 range in front of Nevermore upon cast.
    • This means that it can hit units up to 50 range behind Shadow Fiend, and up to 650 range in front of him.
  • All three razes together can deal up to 300/525/750/975 damage to a single unit (before reductions), if all of them hit.
  • The Shadowraze Counter debuff placed on heroes is used to count successive Shadowraze hits. It lasts for 3 seconds.
    • Although only the Demon Eater cosmetic item makes use of it, the counter is always placed.
  • The cooldown reduction talent for Shadowraze does not work.


Shadowraze (Medium)
Shadowraze (Medium) icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Shadow Fiend razes the area in front of him, dealing damage to enemy units in an area.
Cast Animation: 0.67+0
Distance: 650
Radius: 350
Damage: 100/175/250/325
Cooldown: 10/9/8/7
Mana: 50/55/60/65
Modifiers
Debuff Shadowraze Counter: Dispellable with any dispel.
Nevermore's trademark for harvesting souls.

Notes:

  • Modified values: Cooldown, mana cost, cast time, distance and radius.
  • Shadowraze (Medium) blasts a 350 radius area 650 range in front of Nevermore upon cast.
    • This means that it can hit units from 300 to 950 range in front of Shadow Fiend.
  • The cooldown reduction talent for Shadowraze does not work.


Shadowraze (Far)
Shadowraze (Far) icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Shadow Fiend razes the area in front of him, dealing damage to enemy units in an area.
Cast Animation: 0.67+0
Distance: 1000
Radius: 350
Damage: 100/175/250/325
Cooldown: 10/9/8/7
Mana: 50/55/60/65
Modifiers
Debuff Shadowraze Counter: Dispellable with any dispel.
Nevermore's trademark for harvesting souls.

Notes:

  • Modified values: Cooldown, mana cost, cast time, distance and radius.
  • Shadowraze (Far) blasts a 350 radius area 1000 range in front of Nevermore upon cast.
    • This means that it can hit units from 650 to 1350 range in front of Shadow Fiend.
  • The cooldown reduction talent for Shadowraze does not work.


Necromastery
Partially usable by illusions. Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
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Necromastery icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Shadow Fiend steals the soul from units he kills, gaining bonus damage. If the killed unit is a hero, he gains 12 souls. On death, he releases half of them from bondage.
Max Souls: 18/24/30/36 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 22/30/38/46)
Attack Damage Bonus per Soul: 2 (Talent 4)
Aghanim's upgrade: Increases max souls.
Disabled by Break. Prevents gaining new stacks. Already existing stacks still provide bonus attack damage.
Partially usable by illusions. Illusions start with 0 souls. Illusions can gather souls for themselves, but cannot make use of the raw bonus damage.
Modifiers
Buff Necromastery: Undispellable.
Harvested souls swirl in and out of the Abysm, empowering the Shadow Fiend to increase the size of his collection.

Notes:

  • Modified values: None.
  • Despite the visual effects, Shadow Fiend instantly gains the soul and thus the damage of killed units.
  • The number of current souls is visible on the status buff icon.
  • If Shadow Fiend has an odd number of souls upon death, the number of lost souls is rounded down.
    • This means that he never can lose all his souls. He still keeps 1 soul, even when dying while only having 1 soul.
  • The more souls Shadow Fiend has, the more red particles fly around his chest area.
  • The maximum possible amount of souls with each level of Necromastery provides 36/48/60/72 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 44/60/76/92) bonus damage.
    • With the respective level 20 talent skilled, it is increased up to 72/96/120/144 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 88/120/152/184) bonus damage.
  • The extra souls from Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter do affect the number of lines created by Requiem of Souls.
    • It effectively increases the number of possible lines from 9/12/15/18 to 11/15/19/23.
    • When dropping Aghanim's Scepter, Shadow Fiend keeps his souls even when having more than the default allowed amount.
    • This means Requiem of Souls still releases more lines even when not holding the Scepter.
    • However, the attack damage bonus adapts immediately and does not account the extra souls when not holding the Scepter.


Presence of the Dark Lord
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
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Presence of the Dark Lord icon.png
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies
Shadow Fiend's presence reduces the armor of nearby enemies.
Radius: 900
Armor Reduction: 3/4/5/6
Modifiers
Debuff Presence: Undispellable.
Even being near Nevermore eats away at one's soul.

Notes:

  • Modified values: None.
  • The armor reduction is provided by an aura. Its debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
  • Has no effect on enemies that have no vision of Shadow Fiend, thus, it shows no debuff icon on them either.


Requiem of Souls
Requiem of Souls icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Self)
Damage
Magical
Shadow Fiend gathers his captured souls to release them as lines of demonic energy. Units near Shadow Fiend when the souls are released can be damaged by several lines of energy. Any unit damaged by Requiem of Souls will have its movement speed and attack damage reduced. Lines of energy are created for every 2 souls captured through Necromastery. Requiem of Souls is automatically cast whenever Shadow Fiend dies, regardless of its cooldown.
Cast Animation: 1.67+0.77
Damage Lines Travel Distance: 1000
Damage Lines Starting Width: 125
Damage Lines End Width: 425
Damage per Line: 100/150/200
Damage per Line on Return: 0 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 40/60/80)
Heal per Line on Return: 0 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 40/60/80)
Move Speed Slow: 25%
Attack Damage Reduction: 50%
Debuff Duration: 5
Cooldown: 100/90/80
Mana: 100/125/150
Aghanim's upgrade: Increases Necromastery Max Souls and causes Requiem of Souls to return back to Shadow Fiend. The wave back to Shadow Fiend deals less damage, but heals Shadow Fiend for all the damage it dealt.
Not disabled by Break. The passive cast upon death is not disabled by Break.
Modifiers
Buff Requiem Invis Break: Undispellable.
Debuff Requiem: Dispellable with any dispel.
The captured souls of those past slain are released to ravage their former allies.

Notes:

  • Modified values: Cooldown, mana cost and damage per line.
  • The damaging lines travel at a speed of 700, taking 1.43 seconds to reach the max distance.
  • Shadow Fiend is phased while casting this ability.
  • The damage is entirely based on the amount of souls gathered with Necromastery. Each 2 souls create 1 damaging line.
  • If an odd number of souls are gathered, the number gets rounded down to the next even number.
  • The area of every single damaging line is shaped like a cone.
  • Damaging lines can hit units up to 1425 range away (travel distance + end width).
  • The distance between the damaging lines is always even. One line is always released towards east and the others adapt accordingly.
    • So the distance between the lines on each amount of lines is:
    2 lines: 180°, 3 lines: 120°, 4 lines: 90°, 5 lines: 72°, 6 lines: 60°, 7 lines: 51.43°, 8 lines: 45°, 9 lines: 40°, 10 lines: 36°,
    11 lines: 32.73°, 12 lines: 30°, 13 lines: 27.69°, 14 lines: 25.71°, 15 lines: 24°, 16 lines: 22.5°, 17 lines: 21.18°, 18 lines: 20°
    (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 19 lines: 18.95°, 20 lines: 18°, 21 lines: 17.14°, 22 lines: 16.36°, 23 lines: 15.65°)
  • Only reduces base damage and that given by the primary attribute of affected units. Raw bonus damage is not reduced.
  • Can deal up to 1800/2700/3600 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 2300/3450/4600) damage to a single unit (before reductions), if all lines hit.
  • Upon death, Requiem of Souls is cast automatically and instantly, regardless of mana and cooldown.
    • Shadow Fiend first loses 50% of his souls before this happens. So this passive requiem can only have 9 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 11) lines at max.
    • If Shadow Fiend had 1 soul left upon death, it still releases 1 line, despite requiring at least 2 souls when normally cast.
  • When having Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, after reaching their max distance, each line starts moving back to Shadow Fiend.
    • Despite the visual effects, the lines do not "respawn" around Shadow Fiend. They start moving back exactly where they stopped.
    • The lines return to Shadow Fiend's current location, not to the location he originally cast the spell from.
    • The lines do not adapt to new locations if Shadow Fiend moves. Once they started to return, their path cannot be further altered.
    • The max travel distance applies to the lines also upon returning, meaning they travel a total distance of 2000.
    • The width of the lines is reversed upon returning: They start with maximum width and get thinner towards the end.
    • Lines from the passive Requiem of Souls released on death do not return.
    • The returning lines deal 40% damage. They hit all units regularly like the expanding lines and also apply the debuff.
  • The returning lines can deal up to 920/1380/1840 damage to a single unit (before reductions), if all lines hit.
    • Together with the expanding lines, Requiem of Souls can deal up to 3220/4830/6440 damage to a single unit (before reductions).
  • The heal is only based on the damage dealt by the returning lines, not by the initial expanding lines.
  • Only heals from damage dealt to heroes, including illusions. The heal is applied as soon as the lines stop moving.
  • Always heals for 40/60/80 health per hit, regardless of how much damage the lines actually did.


Talents[edit]

Hero Talents
-7s Shadowraze Cooldown25+150 Attack Range
+2 Damage per Necromastery Soul2015% Evasion
+175 Health15+6% Spell Amplification
+20 Attack Speed10+15 Movement Speed
Notes:
  • Replaced talents: None.
  • Upgrading health increases maximum health capacity and keeps the current health percentage.
  • The evasion stacks multiplicatively with other sources of evasion.
  • The cooldown reduction talent for Shadowraze does not work.

Patch history[edit]

Patch
Description
  • Added to Dark Moon.