Silencer/Old Abilities

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Curse of the Silent
Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
Arcane Curse icon.png
Target Area
Curses the target area, causing enemy heroes to take damage and lose mana until they cast a spell.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.37
Cast Range: 800
Radius: 350
Damage per Second: 20/35/50/65
Mana Loss per Second: 8/16/24/32
Duration: 6
Cooldown symbol.png 20/16/12/8
Mana symbol.png 75/95/115/135
Debuff Curse Of The Silent: Dispellable with any dispel.
Nortrom's lack of incantations is less of a problem for him than it is for his adversaries.


  • This ability got replaced by Arcane Curse icon.png Arcane Curse in the 6.86 gameplay patch.
  • Curse of the Silent is dispelled when the affected hero casts a spell.
  • Successive casts of Curse of the Silent place always new, independent debuffs. This includes the curse applied by Global Silence icon.png Global Silence.
  • Cannot curse invulnerable or hidden units, however, if a unit turns invulnerable or hidden while being cursed, it still loses mana.
  • Damages and burns mana in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is applied, resulting in 6 instances.
  • Can deal up to 120/210/300/390 damage (before reductions) and burn up to 48/96/144/192 mana on a single unit.
  • Applies the mana loss first on each tick, and then the damage.
  • The sound effect played on every damage instance is only audible to the affected unit's player.

Last Word (Pre 6.76)
Cannot be used by illusions. Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
Last Word icon.png
Enemy heroes nearby will be silenced whenever they cast a spell. If an enemy hero dies while in range of Last Word, Silencer will permanently steal 2 Intelligence from that hero.
Radius: 750
Duration: 0.75/1.5/2.25/3
Debuff Silence: Dispellable with any dispel.
Nortrom ensures that spells uttered by his opponents will be their last.


  • This ability got reworked into the current Last Word icon.png Last Word in the 6.76 gameplay patch.
  • The spell which triggers the aura still takes effect.
  • Last Word does not trigger on item use.
  • Does trigger on channeling spells, but waits for the channeling to stop first.
  • The intelligence steal is not retroactive, meaning any kills made before this ability is leveled at least once does not count.
  • Stolen intelligence is added to Silencer's base intelligence.
  • It does not matter how an enemy hero within the radius dies, Silencer always steals its intelligence.
  • However, Silencer needs to be alive as the kill happens to steal the intelligence.