Harbinger, the Outworld Devourer, is a ranged intelligence hero who qualifies as a carry, though unlike traditional carries, he excels against high-armor targets whilst being crippled by spell immunity. With Arcane Orb, his damage output is reliant on his intelligence attribute and the size of his mana pool, so he must focus more or less exclusively on items which augment them. Though he lacks somewhat in range and has no innate mobility skills, Arcane Orb deals Pure damage, meaning that if he gains an advantage in a match he deals constant, colossal damage which cannot be decreased or resisted except with total spell immunity and gets stronger with each hit. He enjoys more-or-less unlimited mana because of his Essence Flux, which can be activated to augment his abilities with a powerful slow when they deal damage. With Astral Imprisonment, Harbinger can render himself or an ally invulnerable for a short period of time, or disable the target enemy. His ultimate, Sanity's Eclipse, can instantly deal colossal area-of-effect damage against his enemies based on how much greater his mana pool is than theirs.
- The bonus damage is dealt in a separate damage instance, and counts as spell damage.
- Deals its damage before the attack damage is applied, but still depends on the attack hitting the target.
- Checks Outworld Devourer's mana pool upon projectile hit, so increasing or decreasing his mana pool while the projectile flies does affect its damage.
- The targeting reticule must be centered over a unit.
- Astral Imprisonment fully disables the target and turns it invulnerable and hidden for its duration.
- The damage is applied at the end of the duration and affects the imprisoned unit as well, if it was an enemy.
- The red ring expanding at the center of the visual effects indicates the default duration of the imprisonment. The red ring is visible to allies only.
- The ring does not adapt to duration changes caused by status resistance.
- The -disablehelp command prevents an allied Outworld Devourer from casting this spell on you.
- Interrupts Outworld Devourer's channeling spells upon cast.
- Places the slow debuff after the triggering damage.
- The passive restores the mana after the spell is cast.
- Essence Flux does not proc on any item abilities.
- Essence Flux uses pseudo-random distribution.
- On average, restores 5%/7.5%/10%/12.5% of caster's maximum mana per cast.
- Gains 1 charge whenever hits an enemy hero or illusion
- Gains 3 charges whenever is cast on an enemy hero or illusion.
- The amount of charges are visible as a number on the status buff on Outworld Devourer. The buff's description tells how much mana it currently grants.
- Gaining a new charge refreshes the duration of the entire stack.
- Outworld Devourer keeps his current mana percentage upon gaining or losing the charges.
- When cast, the damage is based on the maximum mana pool of Outworld Devourer and the hit enemies, not the current mana.
- The damage only affects enemy heroes and illusions. All other units are completely unaffected.
|20% Spell Lifesteal||25||+1.6%Damage|
|+0.1Mana Difference Multiplier||20||+20 Strength|
|+6 Armor||15||+250 Mana|
|+15 Attack Speed||10||+200 Health|
- The health talent increases maximum health capacity, and keeps the current health percentage.
- The mana talent increases maximum mana capacity, and keeps the current mana percentage.
- The spell lifesteal talent stacks additively with other sources of spell lifesteal.
- Reduced mana cost from 110/140/170/200 to 80/120/160/200.
- Added an AoE targeting indicator.
- Increased cast range from 225/300/375/450 to 300/350/400/450.
- Increased buff duration from 6 to 8.
- Increased slow duration from 1.75 to 2.
- Level 25 left talent: 12% spell lifesteal increased to 20%.
- Increased movement speed slow from 11%/22%/33%/44% to 20%/30%/40%/50%.
- Increased base damage from 150/225/300 to 150/250/350.
- Level 10 left talent: +20 attack speed reduced to +15.
- Level 10 right talent: +250 health reduced to +200.
- Level 15 left talent: +6 armor reduced to +5.
- Level 15 right talent: +350 mana reduced to +275.
- Level 20 left talent: +0.1 mana difference multiplier reduced to +0.08.
- Level 25 left talent: 15% spell lifesteal reduced to 12%.
- Level 25 right talent: +2% current mana as damage reduced to +1.6%.
- provides cheap attributes for a mid hero with low base damage. Outworld Devourer may consider a second Null Talisman later on to boost his intelligence for cheap, giving him an edge in the laning stage.
- gives a little bit of extra damage, and can be consumed to turn the tide in a close fight.
- restores health to stay in lane.
- restores health more quickly than Tangoes while being slightly less cost efficient, however it is better to buy a Salve if you are forced out of last hit range due to spam damage.
- gives cheap attributes, and Outworld Devourer can use it with Tango to receive more heal.
- make Outworld Devourer run faster, which is important in middle lane.
- gives attributes and sustainability.
- lets Outworld Devourer scale better, although it may hamper some of your early game power.
- is a cheap and cost effective item that gives Outworld Devourer stats across the board, and greatly helps your teamfight potential. Tyoically, if you plan to farm more before fighting, pick up a Hand of Midas instead, but if you plan to teamfight early, Drum can be amazing.
- should be bought every game on Outworld Devourer, provides exactly what the hero needs and builds into Yasha and Kaya.
- allow you to heal quickly between skirmishes. As you effectively have infinite mana, it can be annoying to go back to the fountain or have to shrine just to heal. Outworld Devourer builds almost no health regen items, so Tranquil Boots are excellent. He also has an outstanding base move speed, a move speed talent, and his default build includes Yasha and Kaya, allowing you to move extremely quickly (around 475 ups) with Tranquils active.
- provide exactly the stats Outworld Devourer needs, allowing him to move ridiculously fast, attack faster, and have more armor. Sange and Kaya may be considered if the enemy lineup consists of mainly spellcasters, but even then Yasha and Kaya is more attractive.
- provides an escape mechanism as well as good attributes and upgrades later into Hurricane Pike.
- increases his mobility, allowing Outworld Devourer to blink and escape after a self-cast Astral Imprisonment.
- active is guaranteed by Astral Imprisonment, provided you are not otherwise stunned. This grants extra damage and two seconds of stun to land arcane orbs.
- gives attack range and attributes. The active allows Outworld Devourer to position, as well as increasing his attack speed for a number of attacks.
- protects against most disables and nukes, buying Outworld Devourer the time to stack intelligence and use his ultimate more effectively.
- provides him with both additional intelligence and a hex, giving him more time to deal damage with Arcane Orb.
- gives attack speed and intelligence to use more Arcane Orbs. Can be considered as an alternative to Tranquil Boots.
- will give him more armor for survivability, as well as more intelligence. The slow also helps him either chase, or escape.
- can be considered as an alternative to Black King Bar if you find yourself heavily focused by single target abilities.
- gives the most mana in a single item, as well as immense survivability for Outworld Devourer by lifestealing from his Arcane Orb and his other spells. It also increase damages and allows Sanity Eclipse to be used more frequently.
- gives a high attack speed boost, allowing him to deal more damage in battles and steal intelligence faster.
- root against a single target. will provide him with additional health and intelligence, as well as the ability to
- silence that also amplifies his damage for the time period. Also builds later into . gives him even more intelligence and attack speed, and also gives him a
- is one of the strongest late-game items on Outworld Devourer, as it allows Sanity's Eclipse, as well as items like Black King Bar and Scythe of Vyse to be used twice, which can be devastating in teamfights.
- provides attributes, health, and mana boosts. Extra Astral Imprisonment charges and its range improvement provides an additional disable.
|Roles:||Carry Nuker Disabler|
|Playstyle:||Wary of the happenings near the central sun, Harbinger departs from his vigil to take his place on the plains of war. The Outworld Devourer creates an Essence Flux, balancing the tides of mana between him and his opponents. Any being may be placed in Astral Imprisonment, strategically removing them from the field. Glowing spheres fly from his staff, Arcane Orbs that permeate any shield. Looming above his enemies, the Outworld Devourer drops the proverbial hammer, extinguishing the unenlightened with the cosmic force of Sanity's Eclipse.|
- Outworld Devourer was originally called Obsidian Destroyer in DotA. Obsidian Destroyer was based on two units in Warcraft III: Frozen Throne; the Obsidian Statue, and its alternate form, the Destroyer.
- Outworld Devourer's original Dota 2 name was "Outworld Destroyer". This was changed to "Outworld Demolisher" on the Test Client, but due to community outcry, it was changed again when it arrived on the main client to his current name, "Outworld Devourer". Due to such name changes, there are many community humour names in circulation, such as "Outworld Developer" and "Outhouse Decorator".
- Outworld Devourer has lines for carrying two, three or even four Aghanim's Scepter. The reason for this is because in Dota 1 early development Aghanim's Scepter was made using Mystic Staff and a Soul Booster giving 500 mana and 30 int, which helped Outworld Devourer tremendously.