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Entering battle

  • Play Necrophos.
  • Play I am the Plague Mage.
  • Play Comes the Dark Rot.
  • Play Behold the Pope of Pestilence.


  • Play It's in the bag!

Beginning battle


6 seconds cooldown


6 seconds cooldown

Ordering a spell cast

Only when distance is at least 2x the cast range, 4 seconds cooldown

  • Play Sick em!
  • Play You're a corpse already.


Death Pulse icon.png Death Pulse
On cast
50% chance

  • Play Toxic shock!
  • Play A pox upon you!
  • Play Pox marks the spot!

Heartstopper Aura icon.png Heartstopper Aura
Killing enemy
10% chance

  • Play u Beat down!
  • Play Your heart slows.
  • Play Be still your beating heart.

Sadist icon.png Sadist

  • Play u Can you do anything when I feel this?
  • Play u Ah, sadistic.

Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe
Killing enemy
30% chance

  • Play Greet the reaper!
  • Play I reap your life.
  • Play You reap what you sow.

Leveling up

  • Play Grow, pestilence!
  • Play So putrid!
  • Play My boils bulge!
  • Play My name is lesion!
  • Play Spread the contagion!
  • Play More chancres!
  • Play How I fester!
  • Play Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Play Ho hoh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Play Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Killing an enemy

  • Play You wither on the vine.
  • Play Die young and leave a purulent corpse.
  • Play The stench of death is upon you.
  • Play Rancid death.
  • Play Your flesh spoils.
  • Play You taste your own rotting tongue.
  • Play You become feast for the flesh flies.
  • Play Ah, sweet sepsis.
  • Play Rot starts at the head.
  • Play You plagued me long enough.
  • Play There shall be chancres by the acres.

Killing a specific enemy
25% chance

  • Play Pudge Oh Pudge, you're a rotter.
  • Play Pudge u Was that you, Pudge?
  • Play Pudge u Very nice, Pudge.
  • Play Pudge I like your work, Pudge.
  • Play Pudge Oh Pudge, I just can't hate you.
  • Play Pudge u Oh Pudge, is that one of yours?
  • Play Omniknight u Omniknight, you're just too clean.
  • Play Omniknight Oh Omniknight, you just don't get it.
  • Play Omniknight u Oh Omniknight, maybe now you'll understand.
  • Play Omniknight Oh Omniknight, death's not so bad.
  • Play Omniknight u Omniknight, is death really that bad?
  • Play Omniknight u Death's not so bad, is it, Omniknight?
  • Play Omniknight u You're a dirty bitch, Omniknight.
  • Play Omniknight u You're a dirty, dirty knight.
  • Play Omniknight Oh Omniknight, you useless pustule.

First Blood

  • Play First Blood! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Meeting an ally

During earlygame, within 1000 radius

  • Play Pudge r What a pleasure to be on your team, Pudge.

Last hitting

60 seconds cooldown

  • Play Payment for death.
  • Play Quick decay.
  • Play Rot where you drop.
  • Play Coin for me.
  • Play Spoils of war.
  • Play Poxy loxy.
  • Play What a lot of rot.


Requires visible enemy player within 1000 radius, 60 seconds cooldown

Acquiring an item

  • Play r Shopping is a sickness with me.
  • Play r Oh, this is sick!
  • Play r I feel ill…in a good way.
  • Play r That was costly.

Acquiring a specific item

  • Play Aghanim's Scepter (4200) r Ah, scepter!
  • Play Aghanim's Scepter (4200) r Scepter!
  • Play Aghanim's Scepter (4200) r I'll trade my scythe for a scepter!
  • Play Blink Dagger (2250) r Ah, blink dagger.
  • Play Blink Dagger (2250) r Ah, my blink dagger.
  • Play Aegis of the Immortal Immortality!

25% chance

  • Play Aegis of the Immortal Death is for the living.


  • Play u Nooooooo!
  • Play Kill is the cure!
  • Play My pustules burst!
  • Play My flesh vitiates.
  • Play Spoil sport ehhh.
  • Play A pox upon you ehhh.
  • Play Antiseptic shock…ahhh.
  • Play u May the worms that feed on me sicken and die.
  • Play No malingering…
  • Play Salt in the wound.
  • Play Fever dreams.


  • Play The cure is worse than the disease.
  • Play Rancid resurgence.
  • Play The plague vector returns.
  • Play Out of quarantine.
  • Play Return of the ragin' contagion.
  • Play I relapse.
  • Play An ounce of prevention shan't stop me.
  • Play My enthusiasm is infectious.
  • Play u I'm back like a case of the clap.
  • Play You'll need more than a course of penicillin to get rid of me.
  • Play To your health. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
  • Play Who can't be cured must be endured.
  • Play Kill or cure, it matters not.


  • Play Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Bottling Runes

  • Play A prescription for disaster.
  • Play Damn child-proof cap!
  • Play Let this sit and rot a bit.

Activating runes

Bounty Rune minimap icon.png Bounty Rune

  • Play 300 Coin for me.

Double Damage Rune minimap icon.png Double Damage Rune

  • Play Double damage!

25% chance

  • Play Secondary infection.

Haste Rune minimap icon.png Haste Rune

Illusion Rune minimap icon.png Illusion Rune

25% chance

  • Play Thrice is nice.

Invisibility Rune minimap icon.png Invisibility Rune

  • Play Invisibility!
  • Play u The invisible killer.

Regeneration Rune minimap icon.png Regeneration Rune

  • Play Ugh… Regeneration…

25% chance

  • Play Infection surges.

Ability on cooldown

First attempt within 10 seconds

Second attempt within 10 seconds

Third and more attempts within 10 seconds

Not enough mana

First attempt within 10 seconds

Second attempt within 10 seconds

Third and more attempts within 10 seconds

Taking damage

3 seconds cooldown

25% chance

  • Play 120 I'm under attack!
  • Play u I'm under attack!


5 consecutive clicks on the hero

  • Play Mm hm hm hm hm.
  • Play An ounce of putrefaction is worth a pound of cure.
  • Play You'll rot longer than you live.
  • Play I am the rotten apple that spoils the bunch.
  • Play What do you mean, cheer up? I'm quite cheerful.

Chat responses

Lane missing

  • Play u Top is missing.
  • Play u Middle is missing.
  • Play u Bottom is missing.

thx, thanks, ty, or ally casts certain spell on player, 30 seconds cooldown

  • Play Thank you.
  • Play I shall repay in kind.

/laugh, haha, lol, 15 seconds cooldown

  • Play Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!
  • Play Hm hm hm hm hm!
  • Play Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!
  • Play Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Play Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Play Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!
  • Play Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Match end



Cosmetic item drop



  • Play Yes.
  • Play Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!

Rare and higher

  • Play Ah oh ho ho ho!