Meteor Hammer

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Item
 
 
Meteor Hammer
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An enchanted hammer forged of metals discovered in the ruins of a village destroyed by a great star storm.
Cost
2625
Bought From
Weapons
Active Meteor
Bonus +12 Strength
+12 Intelligence
+4 Health regeneration
+1.5 Mana regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
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Ogre Axe (1000)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Ring of Regen (300)
Sage's Mask (325)

The Meteor Hammer is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons.

Additional information[edit]

Abilities[edit]

Meteor Hammer
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
After a successful channel, summons a meteor that strikes a 300 AoE, stunning enemies for 2 seconds and dealing impact damage. Continues to deal damage over time to enemy units and buildings for 6 seconds.
Cast Range: 600
Channel Time: 2.5
Impact Radius: 300
Effect Delay: 0.5
Impact Damage (Units): 150
Impact Damage (Buildings): 75
Damage per Second (Units): 90
Damage per Second (Buildings): 50
Burn Duration: 6
Stun Duration: 2
Cooldown: 28
Mana: 125
Modifiers
Debuff Meteor Hammer Burn: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.

Notes:

  • When interrupted during the channeling, the spell does nothing, wasting the cooldown and mana.
  • The visual effect at the target area during the channeling is visible to allies only.
  • The visual effect around the caster is visible to everyone who has vision on the caster.
  • The casting sound effect is audible to everyone who has vision on the caster.
  • The meteor takes 0.5 seconds to hit the ground after the channeling.
  • Upon landing, all enemies within the area, including buildings but excluding wards, get damaged, stunned and receive a damaging debuff.
  • The meteor first applies the debuffs, then the impact damage.
  • Deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is placed, resulting in 7 total instances, including the impact damage.
  • Multiple casts on the same targets do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
  • Provides flying vision within the targeted area for 3.8 seconds, starting upon channel begin.
    • This vision stays even when the channeling gets canceled.
  • Destroys trees within the radius upon impact.


Recommended heroes[edit]

Disablers[edit]

Heroes with non-standard disables have extra time to channel Meteor Hammer, allowing the wielder to extend the time the target is disabled.

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Bane
  • Nightmare keeps enemies from moving out of Meteor Hammer's AoE.
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Disruptor
  • Kinetic Field traps enemies in a small area to nuke with Meteor Hammer.
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Elder Titan
  • Echo Stomp allows for safe channeling of Meteor Hammer after opponents have been put to sleep. Can be used along with Earth Splitter to deal large amounts of damage.
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Kunkka
  • X Marks the Spot provides a way to reliable reposition the enemy under the meteor, and can be combined with his other AoE stuns for a large amount of lockdown.
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Naga Siren
  • Ensnare roots an opponent long enough to set up Meteor Hammer.
  • Song of the Siren sets up Meteor Hammer giving opponents little time to react. During the song, start channeling Meteor Hammer, and shift-queue Song of the Siren's sub-spell, giving enemies just a split second of time to cast spells.
    • It is possible to do the combo frame-perfect with the help of a toggle item, like Ring of Basilius (Active) icon.png Ring of Basilius. While channeling the item, shift-queue the toggle item three times before shift-queuing the song's sub-spell.
    • Note that this combo is quite obvious when executed, since Meteor Hammer's channeling sound and cast animation are visible and audible to enemies, which gives them more than enough time to prepare for it. Even with a frame-perfect timing, enemies can still cast non-targeted instant-cast spells and items.
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Shadow Demon
  • Disruption sets up Meteor Hammer.
  • Soul Catcher causes enemies to take more damage from Meteor Hammer, and leaves the target very vulnerable to follow-up damage.
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Underlord
  • Pit of Malice traps enemies in a small area to nuke with Meteor Hammer.
  • Firestorm adds to Meteor Hammer's AoE nuke damage.
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Nyx Assassin
  • Impale stuns enemies for 2.8 seconds, giving you some time to use Meteor Hammer afterwards. This can fail, however, if the enemy is too close. Impale's effect has a travel time and the closer they are, the harder it will be for this combo to work. Get an Aether Lens icon.png Aether Lens to offset this further and to provide more range for Meteor Hammer.

Siegers[edit]

Heroes with abilities that damage buildings can use Meteor Hammer to quickly bring down structures.

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Jakiro
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Pugna

Hiders[edit]

Heroes who hide or go invisible can channel Meteor Hammer safely.

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Dark Willow
  • Cursed Crown is a good setup for Meteor Hammer, and increases Dark Willow's overall nuke damage.
  • Shadow Realm can be used to stay safe while channeling Meteor Hammer.
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Monkey King
  • Tree Dance lets Monkey King use Meteor Hammer while out of vision.
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Riki
  • Cloak and Dagger allows the item to be channeled while hidden by invisibility, allowing him to stealthily initiate targets or push towers.
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Treant Protector
  • Nature's Guise allows the item to be channeled safely while invisible, while Overgrowth allows Treant Protector to reliably meteor hammer multiple heroes.


Special[edit]

These heroes can use Meteor Hammer during certain circumstances.

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Phoenix
  • Meteor Hammer can be used during Icarus Dive. This means you can start channeling while near an enemy tower and fly back to safety while the channel completes.

Tips[edit]

  • Meteor Hammer can be hard to aim, as the long and obvious casting allows most opponents to interrupt or dodge the ability. Use the active in conjunction with disables, or after the target has expended their escape abilities.
  • Meteor Hammer can be considered a situational item for teams that require extra sieging power, as it deals 375 damage against buildings (about 1/4 of the HP of a Tier 1 tower).
  • Meteor Hammer can be used to quickly clear jungle stacks.

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