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 and steals intelligence, 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 and his allies enjoy more-or-less unlimited mana because of his Essence Aura, which gives them a chance to replenish a percentage of their mana upon casting a spell. 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 intelligence is than theirs.
- Cannot be cast on ancient creeps.
- The bonus damage is dealt in a separate damage instance, and counts as spell damage.
- The bonus damage to summons is dealt together with the base damage in one instance and only taken by units which were created by an ability.
- 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.
- Steals intelligence after applying its damage, so newly increased mana pool does not affect the attack's damage.
- The intelligence loss on the target does not keep the current mana percentage, but instead removes 12 mana per intelligence from the current mana pool.
- The intelligence gain on Outworld Devourer keeps the current mana percentage, without adding any extra mana.
- Upon losing the debuff, the target keeps their current mana percentage, but also get 12 mana per intelligence added to their mana pool again.
- This means the target effectively regains more mana than it lost initially.
- The intelligence loss on Outworld Devourer upon losing the buff keeps the current mana percentage, just like upon gaining the buff.
- Cannot steal intelligence from illusions or from clones. Can steal from .
- Cannot reduce enemy intelligence below 0, but Outworld Devourer always gains the full amount of intelligence, no matter how much the target has left.
- Targeted non-intelligence heroes effectively lose 12/24/36/48 mana, 1.8%/3.6%/5.4%/7.2% mana regen amplification and 0.07%/0.14%/0.21%/0.28% spell damage.
- Targeted intelligence heroes effectively lose 15/30/45/60 mana, 2.25%/4.5%/6.75%/9% mana regen amplification, 0.09%/0.18%/0.26%/0.35% spell damage, and 1/2/3/4 attack damage.
- Vice versa, effectively increases Outworld Devourer's mana, mana regen amplification, spell damage, and attack damage by the same amount per cast.
- Places 1 debuff on attacked targets and 1 buff on Outworld Devourer, which show the number of current stacks (a number is visible on the icons).
- The stacks' durations are independent from each other. Successive casts do not refresh previous stacks' durations.
- Upon death, the dying hero's intelligence restores back to its normal values, while the other party keeps the changed intelligence values for the remaining duration.
- 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 duration of the imprisonment. The red ring is visible to allies only.
- The -disablehelp command prevents an allied Outworld Devourer from casting this spell on you.
- The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
- Restores the mana right after the spell is cast.
- Only works for heroes and creep-heroes.
- Essence Aura does not proc on any item abilities.
- Does not proc on any ability which has no cooldown, is a toggle ability, a charge-based ability or an ability which does not count as a cast event.
- This includes talent upgrades which set an ability's cooldown to zero. and
- Does not trigger on any active attack modifier, except for .
- Essence Aura uses pseudo-random distribution.
|15% Spell Lifesteal||25||+60sInt Steal|
|+15%Chance||15||+35 Movement Speed|
|+20 Attack Speed||10||+250 Health|
- The health talent increases maximum health capacity, and keeps the current health percentage.
- The strength talent effectively grants Outworld Devourer 360 health, 11% health regen amplification and 1.6% magic resistance.
- The spell lifesteal talent stacks additively with other sources of spell lifesteal.
- provides cheap compact stats for a mid-laner with low base damage.
- 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.
- will make Outworld Devourer even faster, which is important in middle lane.
- and/or gives more sustainability during the laning stage.
- A second is a common item for intelligence heroes during the laning phase.
- gives more attack speed and intelligence to cast more Arcane Orbs.
- provides an escape mechanism as well as good stats and upgrades later into , which is the most important mid-game item for Outworld Devourer.
- increases his mobility even more, allowing Outworld Devourer to blink to safety after a self-cast Astral Imprisonment.
- protects against most disables and nukes, buying Outworld Devourer the time to stack intelligence and use his ultimate more effectively.
- gives Outworld Devourer an edge in lane with attributes and damage. Furthermore, he can disassemble it later to build Huricane Pike.
gives Outworld Devourer a stun and damage over time that can be set up with Astral Imprisonment with precise timing and can deal decent damage against buildings since Outworld Devourer struggles with taking objective. It also provides extra strength, intelligence, and regeneration.
- A tip to land Astral Imprisonment into Meteor Hammer is to cast it when the timer under the word Banished reach the letter H.
- will give him more armor for survivability, as well as more intelligence. The slow also helps him either chase, or escape.
- provides him with both additional intelligence and a silencing disable, giving him more time to deal damage with his Arcane Orb.
- 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 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.
- provides some much-needed regen and armor, and it is a cheap way to amplify the damage of his ultimate and Astral Imprisonment.
- will provide him with additional health and intelligence, as well as the ability to root against a single target.
- gives him even more intelligence and attack speed, and also gives him a Silence ability that also amplifies his damage for the time period. Also builds later into .
- is one of the strongest late-game items on Outworld Devourer, as it allows Sanity's Eclipse, as well as items like BKB and Hex to be cast twice, which can be devastating in teamfights.
- provides all round stat, 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 is a spring of arcane power, providing close-by allies with bursts of mana. 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 off of 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.