Lich/Old Abilities

From Dota 2 Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Old Abilities

Ice Armor
Ice Armor icon.png
Allies / Enemies
Creates a shield around the target friendly unit or building, which adds armor and slows attacking units. Lasts 40 seconds.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0.93
Cast Range: 1000 (Talent 1175)
Armor Bonus: 4/6/8/10
Health Regeneration Bonus: 0 (Talent 30)
Move Speed Slow: 8%/16%/24%/32%
Attack Speed Slow: 8/16/24/32
Armor Duration: 40
Slow Duration: 2
Cooldown: 5
Mana: 50
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Does not slow spell immune enemies. Slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Buff Frost Armor: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff Frost Armor Autocast: Undispellable.
Debuff Frostarmor Slow: Dispellable with any dispel.
Originally crafted during his ambush for self-defense, the Lich is capable of enchanting others with a formidable defense of frost magic.


  • The slow is applied upon a successful hit on a unit with the buff on.
  • Allied units can attack an ally with the buff on without getting slowed.
  • Can be set to autocast.
    • When on autocast, Lich automatically casts this spell on an allied hero that is attacked within 1100 radius of Lich.
    • This includes attacks from any source, including wards and allied attacks.
    • Only heroes and illusions are autocast targets, including spell immune heroes. All other units are ignored by autocast.
    • Can interrupt Lich's current order and makes him forget the next queued command. Following queued commands are not forgotten.
    • Cannot occur while channeling a spell.
  • When choosing the talent, restores health in the form of health regeneration, so it regenerates 3 health in 0.1 second intervals.
    • Regenerates a total of 1200 health.
    • The regeneration works for buildings as well.

Sacrifice icon.png
Allied Units / Self
Sacrifices a friendly creep and converts its current hit points into mana for Lich.
Cast Animation: 0.4+0.93
Cast Range: 400 (Talent 575)
Current Health Converted: 55%/70%/85%/100%
Cooldown: 60/46/32/18
It was not unheard of Ethreain to make examples out of those who contested his rule during his human life.


  • Despite the visual effects, Lich instantly gains the mana from this spell.
  • Units killed by Sacrifice do not count as denied. Enemies do not gain any experience from the unit.
  • All allied heroes within the experience range share experience from the unit killed by Sacrifice.