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Elder Titan
Elder Titan icon.png
Strength primary attribute symbol.png
24 + 2.6
Agility attribute symbol.png
14 + 1.8
Intelligence attribute symbol.png
23 + 1.6
Level Base 1 15 25
Health 200 680 1400 1920
H. regen 0 1.44 3.62 5.18
Mana 75 328 570 746
M. regen 0.01 0.93 1.83 2.47
Damage 23‒33 47‒57 83‒93 109‒119
Armor 1 3 6.6 9.17
Spell dmg 0% 1.64% 3.24% 4.39%
Att/sec 0.59 0.67 0.82 0.92
Movement speed 315
Turn rate 0.4
Vision range 1800/800
Attack range 150
Projectile speed Instant
Attack animation 0.35+0.97
Base attack time 1.7
Magic resistance 25%
Collision size 24
Legs 2

The Elder Titan is a melee strength hero who is renowned as a powerful area nuker and disabler.

Elder Titan is perhaps best known for his ability Astral Spirit, which sends forth an image of himself that damages enemies that it passes through, and upon returning to Elder Titan boosts his attack damage and movement speed, making him a fearsome melee fighter. Possessing a channeled sleep in Echo Stomp, Elder Titan is also capable of knocking out his foes for an extended period of time if they are caught within its radius; Astral Spirit also allows him to cast this ability and disable large groups of enemies from afar, making him one of the few initiators that does not require a Blink Dagger. This combination creates a perfect setup for his powerful ultimate Earth Splitter, which damages enemies based on their maximum HP and slows their movement speed. This, along with his ability to lower his enemies' physical and magical resistance with his Natural Order aura, makes Elder Titan scale well through his abilities and be effective at all stages of the game. As the progenitor of this world, Elder Titan reshapes the battlefield on a whim and can turn any teamfight in his favor.

Bio[edit]

Elder Titan Elder Titan, the Worldsmith
Play "It is only right that I am cast into this world, for I had a hand in breaking it."
Role: Initiator Initiator / Disabler Disabler / Nuker Nuker / Durable Durable
Lore: Well may you ask, "How did this world take its form?" Why of all the worlds in creation, has this one its strange properties, its diverse and motley collection of creatures, cultures and lore? "The answer," One whispers, "lies with the Titans."

These original progenitors were there near the Beginning--if not actual witnesses to the creation, then born with it still echoing in their ears. Stamped with the earliest energies of the universe, they wished nothing more than to continue as creators themselves. Thus they bent to the task of shaping matter to their will: hammering and heating, bending and blasting. And when matter proved less challenging than they liked, they turned their tools upon themselves, reshaping their minds and reforging their spirits until they had become beings of great endurance. Reality itself became the ultimate object of their smithing. Yet, along the way, they sometimes erred. In cases of great ambition, mistakes are unavoidable.

The one we know as the Elder Titan was a great innovator, one who studied at the forge of creation. In honing his skills, he shattered something that could never be repaired, only thrown aside. He fell into his own broken world, a shattered soul himself. There he dwelt among the jagged shards and fissured planes, along with other lost fragments that had sifted down through the cracks in the early universe. And this is why the world we know resembles an isle of castaways, survivors of a wreck now long forgotten. Forgotten, that is, by all but the One who blames himself. He spends his time forever seeking a way to accomplish the repairs, that he might rejoin the parts of his broken soul, that we and the world alike might all be mended. This is the One we know as Elder Titan.

Voice: Jim French (Responses)

Abilities[edit]

Astral Spirit's icon.

Echo Stomp
Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
Q
T
Echo Stomp icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Elder Titan and his Astral Spirit both stomp the ground, damaging and knocking nearby enemy units unconscious around their locations. The Elder Titan stomp deals physical damage, while the Spirit stomp deals magical damage.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0
Channel Time: 1.3
Radius: 500
Physical Damage: 70/100/130/160 (Talent 100/130/160/190)
Magical Damage: 70/100/130/160 (Talent 100/130/160/190)
Sleep Duration: 2/3/4/5
Cooldown symbol.png 14/13/12/11
Mana symbol.png 100
Modifiers
Debuff Echo Stomp: Dispellable with strong dispels.
The force of creation still echoes in the stomp of the Titan.

Notes:

  • Applies a sleep on affected units, preventing them from acting, until woken up.
  • If a unit is hit by both damage components of the stomp, it takes 140/200/260/320 (Talent 200/260/320/380) damage (before reductions).
  • When the Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit is summoned, it performs the stomp perfectly synchronized with Elder Titan.
    • The physical damage is dealt around Elder Titan, while the magical damage around the spirit.
    • The sleep is applied in the radius around Elder Titan and the spirit. If the radii overlap, the duration does not stack up.
    • If the spirit is not summoned or Astral Spirit is not learned, both magical and physical damage are centered around Elder Titan.
  • The Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit has this ability as well (with a different Echo Stomp (Astral Spirit) icon.png icon). Ordering the spirit to cast it forces Elder Titan to cast his part.
    • When being cast on the spirit while Elder Titan is disabled, it goes on cooldown for the spirit and does nothing.
    • However, Elder Titan can still use it afterwards and the spirit still mimics, despite its own being on cooldown.
    • When Elder Titan casts Echo Stomp while the Astral Spirit is disabled (e.g. inside Chronosphere icon.png Chronosphere), it still casts its part.
    • Echo Stomp cannot be cancelled by ordering the spirit to stop. During the Echo Stomp animation, the spirit cannot act.
  • Affected units cannot be woken up for the initial 0.8 seconds of the sleep.
  • Knocked out units are never automatically attacked, regardless of settings. A forced attack order is required to attack them.
  • Only player-based damage can wake up affected units, the only exception being Elder Titan's own Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit.


Astral Spirit
Elder Titan Astral Spirit model.png
Unknown Unit icon.png
Ancient Creep-Hero
Level 1
Health 100
Health regeneration 0
Armor 0
Magic resistance 0 %
Movement speed 315
Follow range 100
Turn rate 0.5
Collision size 8
Vision range 400400 (G)
Bounty 0
Experience 0
Model scale 1
Notes Invulnerable
Movement speed is set equal to caster's movement speed
Abilities:
Echo Stomp (Astral Spirit) icon.png Echo Stomp
Return Astral Spirit icon.png Return Astral Spirit
Natural Order (Astral Spirit) icon.png Natural Order

Astral Spirit
Pierces spell immunity. Play
W
C
Astral Spirit icon.png
Ability
Target Point
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Elder Titan sends forth his Astral Spirit, damaging any units it passes through. When the spirit rejoins the Titan, it grants bonus damage and movement speed for each unit it damaged.
The Astral Spirit possesses the Echo Stomp, Return Spirit, and Natural Order abilities.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0
Cast Range: 1200
Damage Radius: 275
Damage: 60/90/120/150
Move Speed Bonus per Creep: 1%
Move Speed Bonus per Hero: 5%
Attack Damage Bonus per Creep: 6/9/12/15
Attack Damage Bonus per Hero: 15/30/45/60 (Talent 115/130/145/160)
Spirit Duration: 8
Buff Duration: 9
Cooldown symbol.png 16
Mana symbol.png 80/90/100/110
Pierces spell immunity. Does not attempt to damage spell immune enemies.
Modifiers
Buff Ancestral Spirit Buff: Undispellable.
Like the four fundamentals, Elder Titan exists across all planes at once and can draw other aspects of himself to assist in times of need.

Notes:

  • The spirit is controllable by Elder Titan until the end of its duration.
  • Other players cannot select the spirit, so it cannot be used to prevent selecting other units behind it.
  • The spirit's movement speed is set equal to Elder Titan's movement speed once upon cast and does not adapt to it afterwards.
  • If Natural Order icon.png Natural Order is learnt, the aura's debuff is always applied before the Astral Spirit's damage, effectively increasing it.
  • The Astral Spirit unites with Elder Titan when it comes within 100 range of him, meaning just walking through it returns it as well.
  • Casting Echo Stomp icon.png Echo Stomp while the spirit returns forces the spirit to stop and cast his part. It continues returning once the cast finishes.
  • Upon having returned, Elder Titan receives the Ancestral Spirit Buff, which grants him damage and speed based on the hit enemies.
    • Does not count couriers.
    • If the buff is still present on a recast, it gets refreshed, but not updated, upon returning the spirit again.
    • If no enemies were hit, the buff is not placed, nor is an already existing buff getting refreshed.


Return Astral Spirit
Does not proc any on-cast effects when cast. Play
W
R
Return Astral Spirit icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Returns the Astral Spirit to Elder Titan.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Cooldown symbol.png 0

Notes:

  • Replaces Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit until the spirit unites with Elder Titan again, or until Elder Titan dies.


  • Return Astral Spirit does not interrupt Elder Titan's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The Astral Spirit possesses this ability as well.
  • Elder Titan cannot cast this while disabled, however, the Astral Spirit can while Elder Titan is disabled.
  • The Astral Spirit moves back with a speed of 600.
Astral Spirit's icon.

Natural Order
Can be used by illusions. Partially disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
E
N
Natural Order icon.png
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies
Reduces all elements to their basic levels, removing base armor and magic damage resistance from nearby enemy units. The armor reduction is centered around the hero, while the magic armor reduction is centered around Astral Spirit.
Radius: 350
Base Armor Reduction: 40%/60%/80%/100%
Base Magic Resistance Reduction: 40%/60%/80%/100%
Partially disabled by Break. Since Elder Titan only carries the armor reduction aura, only the armor reduction gets disabled. The magic resistance reduction still works.
Can be used by illusions. Illusions apply both parts of the aura as well, regardless of the Astral Spirit.
Modifiers
Debuff Natural Order Armor: Undispellable.
Debuff Natural Order Magic Resistance: Undispellable.
As it was at the beginning, Elder Titan makes it so again.

Notes:

  • Armor reduction is based on the affected units' base armor and armor granted by agility. Direct armor bonuses are ignored.
  • Magic resistance reduction is based on the affected units' base magic resistance. Magic resistance bonuses are ignored.
    • This means, for heroes with 25% base magic resistance, it reduces magic resistance by 10%/15%/20%/25%, down to 15%/10%/5%/0%.
    • For Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo, who has 35% base magic resistance, it reduces magic resistance by 14%/21%/28%/35%, down to 21%/14%/7%/0%.
    • For Visage minimap icon.png Visage, who has 10% base magic resistance, it reduces magic resistance by 4%/6%/8%/10%, down to 6%/4%/2%/0%.
  • Adapts the armor reduction based on how the affected units' armor changes due to agility loss or gain in 0.5 second intervals.
  • When the Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit is summoned, the magic resistance reduction is centered around it, while the armor reduction around Elder Titan.
    • If the spirit is not summoned or Astral Spirit is not learned, both armor and magic resistance reduction are centered around Elder Titan.
  • The aura's debuff lingers for 1 second.
    • However, if Astral Spirit gets cast, enemies around Elder Titan who are not within range of the spirit's aura immediately lose the magic resistance reducing debuff.


Earth Splitter
Pierces spell immunity. Play
R
E
Earth Splitter icon.png
Ability
Target Point
Affects
Enemies
Sends forth a jagged crack in front of Elder Titan. After 3 seconds, the crack implodes, slowing movement while dealing damage to each enemy based on their maximum life. Half of the damage dealt is Magical damage, while the other half is Physical damage.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0.73
Cast Range: 2400
Effect Delay: 3.14
Crack Width: 315
Crack Distance: 2100
Max Health as Damage: 30%/40%/50%
Move Speed Slow: 30%/40%/50%
Slow Duration: 3/4/5 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 4/5/6)
Disarm Duration: 0 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 4/5/6)
Cooldown symbol.png 100
Mana symbol.png 125/175/225
Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. Increases slow duration, and units pulled in by Earth Splitter are also disarmed.
Modifiers
Debuff Earth Splitter: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff Earth Splitter Scepter: Dispellable with any dispel.
That which he created, the titan tears asunder.

Notes:

  • Deals 15%/20%/25% of the affected units' max health as magical damage first, and then 15%/20%/25% as physical damage.
  • The crack extends at a speed of 910.
  • Can hit units up to 2415 range away (crack distance + crack radius).
  • Also affects units up to 315 range behind Elder Titan's cast position.
  • The crack visually extends up to 2600 distance, but the actual effects stop at 2100.
  • Affected units are instantly pulled towards the crack once it implodes.
  • When having Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, the ability places the Earth Splitter Scepter debuff, instead of the Earth Splitter debuff.
    • This debuff disarms enemies, on top of slowing them.
    • The default and the scepter debuff stack with each other.


Talents[edit]

Hero Talents
+100 Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit Hero Attack 25 +15 Armor
+50 Attack Speed 20 +12% Magic Resistance
+30 Echo Stomp icon.png Echo Stomp Damage 15 +275 Health
+10 Strength attribute symbol.png Strength 10 +200 Mana
Notes:
  • Upgrading health increases maximum health capacity and keeps the current health percentage.
  • The magic resistance stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
  • The armor is added as bonus armor, and therefore does not benefit illusions.

Recommended items[edit]

Starting items:

  • Tango icon.png Tango provides health regeneration to offset any harass damage you take.
  • Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve also restores large amount of health.
  • Clarity icon.png Clarity supplies mana to use rather expensive abilities of Elder Titan.
  • Enchanted Mango icon.png Enchanted Mango has passive health regeneration and actice mana restoration, a great starting item to survive and use abilities.
  • Stout Shield icon.png Stout Shield blocks physical attacks of heroes and creeps, complementing Elder Titan's decent strength and armor, allowing him to survive the lane and take last hits.

Early game:

  • Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed provides bonus movement speed to Elder Titan, allowing him to evade ganks by the enemy supports in the offlane early game, but also allows him to get in position for his spells more quickly. Also, it improves the mobility of Astral Spirit, which is based on Elder Titan's own movement speed.
  • Magic Stick icon.png Magic Stick allows Elder Titan to benefit from burst health and mana. In emergency situations, a full-charge Magic Stick can allow Elder Titan to cast any of his non-ultimate spells one more time, and can allow him to cast his ultimate provided that he is not completely out of mana.
  • Wind Lace icon.png Wind Lace gives small movement speed bonus to allow Astral Spirit to reach for more units; it can upgrade to Tranquil Boots and Eul's Scepter of Divinity later on.

Mid game:

  • Tranquil Boots (Active) icon.png Tranquil Boots provides sustain with health regeneration, as well as increased movement speed for Astral Spirit to go through more units.
  • Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand provides Elder Titan with attributes and a way to instantly replenish health and mana.
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity provides bonus movement speed for Elder Titan and Astral Spirit, as well as mana and mana regeneration to sustain his ability usage. Additionally, Cyclone can set up for Echo Stomp or Split Earth.

Late game:

  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb provides armor and health regeneration to increase Elder Titan's tankiness, and mana regeneration to fuel his spell casting. Echo Shell can be cast on an ally to discourage the enemy from casting targeted spells on them, or on Elder Titan himself to increase his survivability when directly engaging the enemy in combat.

Situational items:

  • Infused Raindrop icon.png Infused Raindrop provides mana regeneration and blocks some magical damage, a good survivability item in the early game.
  • Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring can greatly improve Elder Titan's ability to cast spells, allowing him to draw from his health pool for mana.
  • Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots are very useful if Elder Titan is being built to cast instead of brawl. It increases the size of his mana pool and allows him to replenish his and his teammates' mana, greatly increasing his utility and allowing him to always have the mana to cast his spells in fights.
  • Power Treads icon.png Power Treads gives Elder Titan many strong benefits. Treads switching allows him to give himself more intelligence to reduce the strain that casting places on his mana pool, or strength for more health and base damage. As well, the additional attack speed allows Elder Titan to better take advantage of any damage he gains from Astral Spirit.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff serves many useful benefits on Elder Titan if he is being built in a support-utility role. The item's components are easy to build, and it increases the size of his mana pool while also giving him some health regeneration and an active that helps with his positioning, which can be crucial for getting his spells off.
  • Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance gives Elder Titan useful attributes across the board as well as an aura that provides movement and attack speed. The aura, as well as its active component, give Elder Titan an edge in teamfights, especially when combined with the bonuses provided by Astral Spirit.
  • Mekansm icon.png Mekansm offers attributes and survivability. Elder Titan's tanky nature allows him to benefit from those bonuses, however he must build up his mana pool first, as Mekansm's active costs more than any of his spells.
  • Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering is a strong durability item on Elder Titan, and has good buildup due to the cheap price of its components. It provides an armor aura that gives Elder Titan and his teammates more survivability against physical damage, and the damage bonus and lifesteal aura also provide strong bonuses in teamfights. The mana regeneration also helps to maintain Elder Titan's mana pool.
  • Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard grants damage block, armor, and additional health which beefs up Elder Titan. The active ability allows him to increase the survivability of his team against physical attacks.
  • Pipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight provides Elder Titan and teammates with protection against magical damage, also allowing him to stand in teamfights and make the most of Natural Order against the enemies.
  • Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest provides Elder Titan with additional armor, evasion, and mana regeneration, giving him survivability and helping to maintain his mana pool. The active can be targeted on allies to give them more resistance to physical damage, or can be targeted on enemies to further reduce their armor alongside Natural Order, making them weaker against allied attacks, as well as Elder Titan's attacks (especially when combined with Astral Spirit) and Earth Splitter.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd serves as a utility and survivability item that increases Elder Titan's offensive potential. The strength and evasion give Elder Titan increased survivability against physical attacks, while the strength and damage bonus increase the power of his own physical attacks, adding a Lesser Maim on top that can slow his foes down. The active ability, Disarm, can also be used against the enemy's main carry, preventing them from attacking for some time.
  • Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos provides good attributes to increase health and mana; the active root can set up Echo Stomp or Split Earth.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard is a strong physical survivability item that gives Elder Titan more intelligence for casting spells and an active slow that benefits his abilities. Slowing the enemy down can make it harder for them to escape, allowing Elder Titan to catch up and apply his Natural Order aura, or can be stacked on top of a successful Earth Splitter to keep the enemy bunched up.
  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass shares strong synergy with Elder Titan's abilities, on top of the physical survivability it grants. The attack speed allows Elder Titan to leverage any bonus damage he gains from Astral Spirit, while the armor reduction aura stacks with that of Natural Order, causing Elder Titan's attacks to hit even harder.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter gives Elder Titan all-around attributes that aid in his survivability and ability to cast spells. It augments the power of Earth Splitter, allowing him to slow enemies for a longer duration and disarm them at the same time, preventing them from retaliating.

Gameplay[edit]

Audio[edit]

History[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Elder Titan was known as the Tauren Chieftain in DotA. The name change was likely done to avoid copyright issues with Blizzard Entertainment, since the Tauren is an existing race in the Warcraft universe.
  • Elder Titan is voiced by Jim French, a prominent voice actor and radio personality; he is best known for voice-acting Bill in the Left 4 Dead series and Father Grigori in Half Life 2, two titles also made by Valve.
  • In the splash artwork, a faint image of what looks to be Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander can be seen.
  • The delay time on Earth Splitter is 3.14 seconds, which is most likely a reference to pi. Pi is the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter, making it a fundamental constant in geometry and other more complex areas of mathematics.
  • In DotA, Astral Spirit icon.png Astral Spirit is named Ancestral Spirit. It was changed to Astral Spirit in Dota 2 for thematic reasons.

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