Solar Crest/Old Abilities

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Old Abilities

Shine (pre 7.20)
Enemies / Allies
When cast on an ally, grants them 10 armor and 20% evasion. When cast on an enemy, removes 10 of their armor and grants your allies 40% Accuracy on the target.

Removes the armor and evasion from the caster when used.

Cannot target magic immune enemies.
Cast Range: 1000
Self Armor Reduction: 10
Enemy Armor Reduction: 10
Ally Accuracy on Enemy Target: 40%
Ally Armor Bonus: 10
Ally Evasion Chance: 20%
Duration: 7
Cooldown: 7
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Cannot be cast on spell immune enemies.
Buff modifier_item_solar_crest_armor_addition: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff modifier_item_solar_crest_armor_reduction: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • This ability got reworked into the current Shine in the 7.20 gameplay patch.
  • Cannot be cast on self.
  • Grants evasion for targeted allies, and accuracy to allies against targeted enemies.
  • The effect on self and the modifier on the target are independent from each other. Dispelling the target does not remove the effect on the caster.
  • Unlike Medallion, Solar Crest does not place a debuff on the caster. Instead, its effects are directly bound to its cooldown.
    • Its duration is always 7 seconds on the target, while the duration on self can vary when the cooldown gets manipulated.
    • This means when the cooldown is reduced, the reduction effects on self are briefer. The reduction effects on self also disappear immediately when the cooldown is refreshed.
    • This also means that the effects on self are applied when using Medallion of Courage, since they share a cooldown.
  • The armor reduction on self fully stacks. When having multiple Solar Crests, each of them reduce armor when on cooldown.
    • The evasion loss also affects all owned Solar Crests, but no other source of evasion.
  • The target buff and target debuff fully stack with each other. The effects on self also stack with the target debuff.
    • When a unit is targeted by an allied and an enemy Solar Crest, it effectively has 12% evasion. This is the result of 20% evasion applying only 60% of the time.
    • When opposing heroes cast it on each other, they effectively have -20 armor, no evasion from Solar Crest, and attackers have 40% accuracy on them.
    • Multiple target debuffs or target buffs do not stack, but refresh their durations.
    • The target buff, target debuff and self-debuff fully stack with those applied by Medallion of Courage.
  • Can be cast on any unit, except on wards and buildings.