Dota IMBA/Nyx Assassin

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Abilities[edit]

Impale
Impale icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Rock spikes burst from the earth along a straight path. Enemy units are hurled into the air, taking damage and being stunned. Nyx makes each target relive it's recent memories of pain, repeating part of the damage it has taken in the last 3 seconds.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0
Spikes Radius: 180
Stun Duration: 1.87/2.17/2.47/2.77
Cast Range: 800
Spikes Travel Distance: 900
Repeated Damage: 20%/30%/40%/50%
Damage: 80/140/200/260
Cooldown: 13/11/9/7
Mana: 95/115/135/155
Does not pierce spell immunity. Attempts to damage if already hit enemies turn spell immune before landing.
Modifiers
Debuff Impale: Dispellable with strong dispels.
All zealot scarabs possess intimate knowledge of underground pathways, using them to their advantage.

Notes:

  • Total damage dealt is shown on a red damage number above all affected units.
  • While Burrowed, the cast range and travel distance increase to 1400.


Mana Burn
Mana Burn icon.png
Damage
Magical
Destroys the target hero's mana equal to a multiplier of its Intelligence, and deals damage equal to the mana burned.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0
Cast Range: 800
Mana Burned per Intelligence: 4/5/6/7
Mana Burned as Damage: 100%
Cooldown: 10/8/6/4
Mana: 100
The tome in Ultimyr describes one scarab with the ability to eat away at the minds of lesser beings.

Notes:

  • While Burrowed, the cast range increases to 1400.


Spiked Carapace
Spiked Carapace icon.png
Ability
No Target
Damage
Pure
When activated, Spiked Carapace reflects and negates damage dealt to Nyx Assassin, as well as stunning the source of the damage. All damage is reflected (not only one instance per source).
Cast Animation: 0+0
Burrow Stun Radius: 425
Damage Reflected: 100%
Carapace Duration: 2.25
Stun Duration: 1/1.5/2/2.5
Cooldown: 21/18/15/12
Modifiers
Buff Spiked Carapace: Undispellable.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.
While their carapaces are relatively thin, they're guarded by a retractable field of razor-sharp spikes.

Notes:

  • Can be cast during Vendetta without breaking invisibility.


Vendetta
Vendetta icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Damage
Physical
Allows Nyx Assassin to become invisible and gain a speed bonus. If Nyx Assassin attacks to break the invisibility, massive bonus damage is dealt with the attack. Whenever Nyx Assassin takes hero-based damage, he stores the sensation for later use. When Nyx strikes from Vendetta, he injects his target's mind with his own painful memories, dealing extra damage equal to the damage stored.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Fade Time: 0
Move Speed Bonus: 20%
Base Damage Bonus: 250/400/550
Stored Damage Limit: 300/500/700 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 0)
Duration: 40/50/60
Cooldown: 70/55/40
Mana: 160/210/260
Aghanim's upgrade: Removes Vendetta's stored damage limitation and add a Burrow ability, which empowers all of Nyx's other abilities.
Modifiers
Buff Vendetta: Undispellable.
The scarab kills for the glory of his queen.

Notes:

  • Vendetta does not interrupt Nyx Assassin's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The attack out of Vendetta cannot be evaded.
  • Stored Damage stacks do not expire until a hero is successfully hit from Vendetta.
  • Adds 1 Stored Damage stack for each 10 damage received.
  • Each Stored Damage stack adds extra 10 damage to Vendetta.
  • Stacks would not increase if the individual source of damage is less than 10 after reductions.


Burrow
Burrow icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Nyx Assassin buries himself beneath the battlefield over 0.7 seconds. Once burrowed, Spiked Carapace instantly stuns nearby enemies when cast, the range of Mana Burn and Impale increase by 50%, and Impale's cooldown is decreased. While burrowed, Nyx Assassin is stationary, unable to attack and invisible. His health and mana regeneration are increased, and he gains 50% damage reduction.
Cast Animation: 1+0
Max Health/Mana Regenerated per Second: 2%
Incoming Damage Reduction: 40%
Impale Cast/Travel Range Increase: 600
Impale Cooldown: 10
Mana Burn Cast Range Increase: 600
Spiked Carapace Radius: 425
Modifiers
Buff Burrow: Undispellable.
Some castes of Zealot scarab are known to create small burrows to lie in wait, ready to ambush their prey.

Notes:

  • Burrow lasts until unburrowing or using Vendetta.
  • Nyx Assassin can still be moved by spells and can still teleport while burrowed, without getting unburrowed. This is a known bug.


Unburrow
Unburrow icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Emerge from the burrow.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Some castes of Zealot scarab are known to create small burrows to lie in wait, ready to ambush their prey.