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Version history[edit]

Version
Description
  • Morph icon.png Morph
    • Now copies the target's primary attribute as well.
    • Now sets Morphling's health and mana back to what they were before he morphed upon unmorphing.
    • Reduced duration from 30 to 20.
  • Level 20 left talent: Replaced -25s Morph icon.png Morph cooldown with +15s Morph icon.png Morph duration.
  • Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike (Agility)
    • Increased minimum damage agility multiplier from 0.25 to 0.5.
    • Increased maximum damage agility multiplier from 0.5/1/1.5/2 to 1/1.5/2/2.5.
  • Increased Adaptive Strike (Strength) icon.png Adaptive Strike (Strength) minimum stun duration from 0.25 to 0.5.
  • Increased Attribute Shift icon.png Attribute Shift passive agility and strength bonus from 3/4/5/6 to 4/5/6/7.
  • Level 10 left talent: Replaced +20 movement speed with +300 Waveform icon.png Waveform range/max distance.
  • Level 25 right talent: Replaced +800 Waveform icon.png Waveform range/max distance with replace Waveform icon.png Waveform cooldown with 2 charges.
  • Reduced base Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence from 17 to 13.
  • Reduced movement speed from 285 to 280.
  • Increased base health regeneration from 0 to 1.5.
  • Increased base mana regeneration from 0.01 to 0.9.
  • Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter no longer grants Morphling the Hybrid icon.png Hybrid ability.
  • Split Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike up into two spells which level together, Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike (Agility) and Adaptive Strike (Strength) icon.png Adaptive Strike (Strength).
    • The agility version only deals damage, no stun or knockback. The strength version only stuns and knocks back, no damage.
    • When either is cast, the other one goes on a 3 second cooldown.
    • Cast range, cast time, mana cost and cooldown remain the same.
  • Adaptive Strike (Strength) icon.png Adaptive Strike (Strength)
    • Neutral creeps targeted by Adaptive Strike (Strength) icon.png Adaptive Strike (Strength) now draw aggro and can be auto-attacked again.
    • Rescaled maximum stun duration from 1.25/2.25/3.25/4.25 to 1.5/2/2.5/3.
    • Increased max knockback distance from 300 to 500.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph
    • Renamed to Attribute Shift.
    • No longer costs 30 mana per second to shift attributes.
    • Increased shift rate per second from 2/4/8/16 to 1/4/10/25.
  • Replaced Morph icon.png Replicate with Morph icon.png Morph
Morph icon.png Morph
Morphling changes his form to match the targeted enemy, gaining their basic abilities.
Cast range: 600
Duration: 30
Mana cost: 75/100/125
Cooldown: 160/100/40
Notes: Copies the target enemy's model, stats, attributes and non-ultimate abilities. Morphling still stays Morphling, he only copies the model of the hero. He is not replaced by a new hero or an illusion. Applies a basic dispel on Morphling upon cast. Dying during Morph still results in a regular death.
  • Reworked talents:
Old:
Level 10: +200 mana or +8 Agility attribute symbol.png agility
Level 15: 12% cooldown reduction or +25 attack speed
Level 20: +40 attack damage or +25 movement speed
Level 25: +50% Morph icon.png Replicate outgoing damage or +400 Waveform icon.png Waveform range/max distance
New:
Level 10: +20 movement speed or +10 Agility attribute symbol.png agility
Level 15: +30 attack speed or Waveform icon.png Waveform triggers attacks on hit enemies
Level 20: -25s Morph icon.png Morph cooldown or Morph icon.png Morph can target allies
Level 25: Adaptive Strike icon.png Adaptive Strike hits two additional random targets or +800 Waveform icon.png Waveform range/max distance
  • Increased Strength attribute symbol.png strength gain from 2 to 2.3.
  • Reduced base health regeneration from 0.25 to 0.
  • Rescaled Adaptive Strike icon.png Adaptive Strike mana cost from 100/90/80/70 to 80.
  • Level 25 left talent: Increased Morph icon.png Replicate illusion damage bonus from 30% to 50%.
Level 10: +8 Agility attribute symbol.png agility or +200 mana
Level 15: +25 attack speed or 12% cooldown reduction
Level 20: +25 movement speed or +40 attack damage
Level 25: +400 Waveform icon.png Waveform max distance or +30% Morph icon.png Replicate illusion damage
  • Increased Agility attribute symbol.png agility gain from 3.4 to 3.7.
  • Reduced Hybrid icon.png Hybrid cooldown from 70 to 60.
  • Increased Morph icon.png Replicate illusion damage dealt from 50% to 80%.
  • Reduced Hybrid icon.png Hybrid cooldown from 120 to 70.
  • Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike
    • Increased base damage from 50/60/70/80 to 100 on each level.
    • Reduced mana cost from 100 on each level to 100/90/80/70.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph
    • Morph now shifts in intervals of 1 rather than 2. [?]
    • Increased shift rate per second from 2/4/6/10 to 2/4/8/16.
  • Reduced Hybrid icon.png Hybrid cooldown from 140 to 120.
  • Increased Agility attribute symbol.png agility gain from 3 to 3.4.
  • Increased Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike base damage from 20/40/60/80 to 50/60/70/80.
  • Hybrid icon.png Hybrid
    • No longer hides Morphling and no longer disables him for its duration.
    • Can now be used while having a Replicate illusion.
    • Hybrids are now visible as an illusion to the enemy.
Hybrid icon.png Hybrid:
Allows morphling to target an ally, turning himself into a hybrid illusion, removing the Morphling himself. This hybrid illusion can cast non-ultimate abilities and has your original attributes. Lasts 20 seconds.
Cast range: 600
Illusion damage dealt: 50%
Illusion damage taken: 100%
Illusion duration: 20
Mana cost: 200
Cooldown: 140
Notes: When the duration ends or the hybrid dies, Morphling emerges (cannot end prematurely). Hybrid is not available while having a living Replicate.
  • Increased Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike max stun duration from 0.75/1.5/2.25/3 to 1.25/2.25/3.25/4.25.
  • Morphling can now attack and use spells and items during Waveform icon.png Waveform.
  • Increased Attribute Shift icon.png Morph shift rate per second from 2/4/6/8 to 2/4/6/10.
  • Reduced cast point from 0.4 to 0.25.
  • Reduced cast point from 0.45 to 0.4.
  • Increased cast point from 0.3 to 0.45.
  • Reduced base attack damage from 19-28 to 13-22 (total attack damage is now 37-46).
  • Waveform icon.png Waveform
    • Reduced damage radius from 255 to 200.
    • Morphling can no longer attack or use spells or items during Waveform.
  • Increased Attribute Shift icon.png Morph mana cost per second from 20 to 30.
  • Increased base armor from 0 to -2 (total armor is now 0.66)
  • Morph icon.png Replicate now has a visual timer (player only) that counts down its duration.
  • Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike
    • Now deals 20/40/60/80 base damage.
    • Reduced maximum damage agility multiplier from 0.75/1.5/2.25/3 to 0.5/1/1.5/2.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph no longer passively grants 2/4/6/8 agility and strength when leveling.
Old Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike:
Blasts the target, dealing damage or stunning and knocking it back based on the Morphling's dominant attribute between strength and agility.
Cast range: 600/700/800/900
Base damage: 30/60/90/120
Agility as damage multiplier: 1.4/1.8/2.2/2.6
Stun duration: 1.4/2.8/2.2/2.6
Knockback distance: 200
Mana cost: 100
Cooldown: 20
Notes: Damages when agility is higher than strength, stuns and knocks back when strength is higher than agility. Applies all effects when agility and strength are even.
New Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike:
Damages, stuns and knocks back the target. Damage, stun and knockback are determined by Morphling's agility-strength ratio. If agility is 50% higher than strength, full damage is dealt and minimum stun/knock back is applied. When strength is 50% higher than agility, minimum damage is dealt, maximum stun/knockback is applied.
Cast range: 600/700/800/900
Minimum agility as damage multiplier: 0.25
Maximum agility as damage multiplier: 0.75/1.5/2.25/3
Minimum stun duration: 0.25
Maximum stun duration: 0.75/1.5/2.25/3
Minimum knockback distance: 100
Maximum knockback distance: 300
Mana cost: 100
Cooldown: 20
Notes: Always deals damage, stuns and knocks back. The multiplier and stun values are not fixed. They adapt linearly in smooth intervals depending on the difference between Morphling's Agility and Strength. The values change with each % difference between agility in strength, even when it's just a minimal change.
  • Waveform icon.png Waveform
    • No longer hides Morphling for the duration.
    • Now turns Morphling invulnerable for the duration.
    These changes prevent messing up with unit selections. It also allows Morphling to cast spells and attack during Waveform.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph now passively grants 2/4/6/8 agility and strength when leveling it up.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph
    • Now also morph stats when manually clicking or using their hotkeys, instead of doing nothing at all.
    • Cooldown for manual cast is 1/1/0.75/0.5
    • Added legacy hotkeys (D for agility morph, F for strength morph).
  • Reduced base attack damage from 30-39 to 19-28 (total attack damage is now 38-47).
  • Increased base attack damage from 15-24 to 30-39 (total attack damage is now 49-58).
  • Morph icon.png Replicate
    • Reduced mana cost from 125 to 25.
    • Reduced cooldown from 120 to 80.
  • Reduced Morph icon.png Replicate mana cost from 200 to 125.
  • Increased Waveform icon.png Waveform mana cost from 120 to 140/155/160/165.
  • Fixed illusions of Morphling instantly dying when spawning while having very low strength.
  • Increased movement speed from 275 to 285.
  • Waveform icon.png Waveform
    • Increased cast range and max distance from 800 to 1000.
    • Increased speed from 1000 to 1250.
    • Fixed an endless Waveform bug.
  • Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike
    • Increased base damage from 30 on each level to 30/60/90/120.
    • Reduced mana cost from 120 to 100.
    • Reduced cooldown from 25 to 20.
    • Can no longer knock Roshan icon.png Roshan back.
  • Morph icon.png Replicate illusions no longer shift color in the same way as Morphling does, but use the target's colors.
Old Waveform icon.png Waveform:
Morphling dissolves into his components and surges forwards, dealing damage to everything in his wake.
Cast range: 700
Blink distance: 700
Starting damage width: 110
Damage distance: 810
End damage width: 300
Damage: 75/150/225/300
Notes: Morphling blinks on the targeted point and simultaneously releases a damaging water wave. The wave always travels the full distance, while Morphling blinks to where the spell was targeted.
New Waveform icon.png Waveform:
Morphling dissolves into his components and surges forwards, dealing damage to everything in his wake.
Cast range: 800
Max travel distance: 800
Damage width: 200
Damage: 100/175/250/325
Mana cost: 140
Cooldown: 11
Notes: Morphling is invulnerable while surging. Surges at a speed of 1000 and damages any enemy on his way. Damage and travel distance are the same.
Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon.png Adaptive Strike:
Blasts a target with magical energy, dealing damage or disabling the target based on the Morphling's dominant attribute between agility and strength.
Cast range: 600/700/800/900
Base damage: 30
Agility as damage: 140%/180%/220%/260%
Stun duration: 1.4/1.8/2.2/2.6
Knockback distance: 100
Mana cost: 120
Cooldown: 25
Notes: Damages when agility is higher than strength, stuns and knocks back when strength is higher than agility. Applies all effects when agility and strength are even.
Morph icon.png Replicate:
The Morphling has the unique ability to replicate any target, friendly or enemy. Although it deals reduced damage, the hero can morph into the replication, instantly taking its position.
Cast range: 700/1100/1500
Illusion damage dealt: 50%
Illusion damage taken: 100%
Illusion duration: 30/45/60
Mana cost: 200
Cooldown: 120
Notes: Creates an illusion of the target hero. Morphling can take its place at any time using the Morph Replicate icon.png Morph Replicate sub-ability. The illusion's name mimics the name of the targeted player's hero. Cannot be cast on self.
  • Attribute Bonus icon.png Attribute Bonus
    • No longer adds the attributes directly to Morphlings base attributes
      This means the bonus attributes can no longer be used with Morph.
    • Increased intelligence per level from 0 to 2.
  • Unknown icon.png Crushing Wave
    • Now destroys trees around the target within a 200 radius.
    • Reduced mana cost from 90 to 75.
    • Reduced cooldown from 10 to 9.
  • Unknown icon.png Crushing Wave
    • Reduced mana cost from 95/100/105/110 to 90 on each level.
    • Reduced cooldown from 12 to 10.
  • Fixed Manta Style icon.png Manta Style causing Morphling to stop changing colors randomly.
  • Reduced Attribute Bonus icon.png Attribute Bonus intelligence bonus from 2 to 0.
  • Waveform icon.png Waveform
    • Reduced cast and blink range from 700/750/800/850 to 700 on each level.
    • Increased mana cost from 110/120/130/140 to 175 on each level.
  • Increased Unknown icon.png Morph Attack cooldown from 10 to 20.
  • Increased Unknown icon.png Crushing Wave damage from 50/100/150/200 to 100/150/200/250.
  • Increased Attribute Shift icon.png Morph mana cost from 10 to 20.
  • Unknown icon.png Adapt
    • Increased mana cost from 300 on each level to 300/350/400.
    • Increased cooldown from 0.5 to 5.
  • Fixed Attribute Shift icon.png Morph continuing to shift attributes while dead.
  • Fixed Unknown icon.png Adapt causing Morphling to stop changing colors randomly.
  • Morphling now randomly changes its color every few seconds again.
  • Fixed Attribute Shift icon.png Morph sometimes not using mana.
  • Increased Attribute Shift icon.png Morph mana cost from 0 to 10.
  • Increased Waveform icon.png Waveform cast range and blink distance from 700 on each level to 700/750/800/850.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph
    • Fixed Morph being single target, instead of no target (could only target enemies with no effect).
    • Fixed Morph preventing Morphling to use attack modifier while active.
    • Removed legacy hotkeys (R and O), since manual cast does nothing.
    • Reduced mana cost from 2/4/6/8 to 0.
  • Changed Unknown icon.png Morph Attack damage type from magical to physical.
  • Unknown icon.png Crushing Wave
    • No longer knocks Roshan icon.png Roshan back.
    • Fixed some memory leak issues.
  • Unknown icon.png Adapt
    • Fixed some bugs with Adapt in Death Match mode.
    • Fixed some memory leak issues.
    • Increased mana cost from 300/250/200 to 300 on each level.
  • Fixed Morphling being unable to buy Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb in agility form.
  • Increased base Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence from 15 to 17.
  • Increased Attribute Bonus icon.png Attribute Bonus intelligence per level from 1 to 2.
  • Increased Unknown icon.png Morph Attack damage from 30 + 120%/130%/140%/150% of agility to 30 + 140%/180%/220%/260% of agility.
  • Unknown icon.png Unstable Power
    • Can no longer be cast on enemy units.
    • No longer deals 15/20/25/30 damage per second.
    • Increased duration from 7 to 12.
    • Increased cooldown from 14 to 15.
  • Reworked Morphling.
  • Can now buy Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb again.
  • No longer randomly changes color every few seconds.
  • Attribute Bonus icon.png Attribute Bonus
    • Reduced max levels from 14 to 10.
    • Increased intelligence per level from 0 to 1.
  • Replaced Unknown icon.png Tidal Wave with Waveform icon.png Waveform
Waveform icon.png Waveform
The Morphling dissolves into his components and surges forward, dealing damage to everything in his wake.
Cast range: 700
Max blink distance: 700
Damage starting width: 110
Damage distance: 810
Damage end width: 300
Damage: 75/150/225/300
Mana cost: 110/120/130/140
Cooldown: 11
Notes: Upon cast, Morphling blinks to the targeted point. However, the damaging wave always travels the full distance. The blink does not disjoint.
  • Removed Unknown icon.png Blink.
  • Attribute Shift icon.png Morph
    • Reduced level requirement from 6/10/14/18 to 1/3/5/7.
    • Reduced mana cost from 10 on each level to 2/4/6/8.
  • Added a new ultimate ability
Unknown icon.png Adapt:
Allows the Morphling to adapt to his circumstances by altering his hero type.
Channel time: 5/4/3
Changes Morphling primary attribute from agility to intelligence, from intelligence to strength, or from strength to agility, depending on what form he currently is. On each form he has a different 2nd ability, attack range and movement speed. Morphling is still agility by default.
Agility attribute symbol.png Agility form: Has 350 attack range (ranged), 275 movement speed and the Unknown icon.png Morph Attack ability
Unknown icon.png Morph Attack:
Focuses his next attack to reach further targets.
Cast range: 550/650/750/850
Damage: 30 + 120%/130%/140%/150% of agility
Mana cost: 50
Cooldown: 10
Notes: Simply deals damage based on Morphling's agility to the target. Damage is dealt instantly. Damage type is magical.
Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence form: Has 500 attack range (ranged), 275 movement speed and the Unknown icon.png Crushing Wave ability
Unknown icon.png Crushing Wave:
Summons a wave to blast an enemy unit. Deals damage, stuns for a short duration and moves the unit slightly backwards.
Cast range: 800
Damage: 50/100/150/200
Stun duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75
Knockback distance: 100
Mana cost: 95/100/105/110
Cooldown: 12
Notes: Knocks the target back instantly. Damage and stun use a projectile which travels at a speed of 3000 and can be disjointed.
Strength attribute symbol.png Strength form: Has 175 attack range (melee), 290 movement speed and the Unknown icon.png Unstable Power ability
Unknown icon.png Unstable Power:
Increases the damage and armor of a target, but causes it to lose life over time. Castable on enemies and allies.
Cast range: 700
Attack damage bonus: 30%/40%/50%/60%
Armor bonus: 4/5/6/7
Damage per second: 15/20/25/30
Notes: Can be set to auto-cast. The damage per second is lethal. Dying to it counts as a suicide.
  • Unknown icon.png Blink
    • Increased blink distance from 600 on each level to 700/800/900/1000.
    • Increased level requirement from 1/3/5/7 to 3/6/9/12.
    • Rescaled cooldown from 11/8/6/4 to 9/8/7/6.
    • Increased mana cost from 50 to 60.
  • Increased Attribute Shift icon.png Morph level requirement from 1/3/5/7 to 6/10/14/18.
  • Removed Unknown icon.png Spellsteal
  • Attribute Bonus icon.png Attribute Bonus
    • Increased max levels from 10 to 14.
    • Reduced intelligence per level from 2 to 0.
  • Unknown icon.png Blink
    • Reduced blink distance from 1000 to 600.
    • Reduced mana cost from 60 to 50.
    • Reduced cooldown from 12/9/7/5 to 11/8/6/4.

Patch history[edit]

Patch
Description
  • Fixed Morph icon.png Morph transformation stopping if Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling gets purged or cycloned.
  • Added timer to Morph icon.png Replicate that shows up as a buff.
  • There is now a splash effect when Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling takes an illusion's position.
  • Waveform icon.png Waveform now properly gives 1000/1000 flying vision during movement and for 0.94 seconds at the destination.
  • Fixed colors becoming bugged.
  • Fixed Morph icon.png Morph cooldown bug.
  • He can now use Morph icon.png Morph while stunned.
  • He can no longer Morph icon.png Morph when Doom ability icon.png Doomed.
  • Fixed Adaptive Strike icon.png Adaptive Strike not doing its base damage.
  • Fixed Waveform icon.png Waveform triggering linken's sphere for all units it hits.
  • Fixed not being able to attack/cast during Waveform icon.png Waveform.
  • Fixed distance traveled on Waveform icon.png Waveform.