Summons

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Call of the Wild icon.png

Summons are a type of units that are created with spells. Players do not encounter them, unless they play as, with or against certain heroes. Summons are usually under the control of the summoning unit's player, but most of them can be converted by the enemy. Only very few of them cannot be controlled. Summoned units usually live only for a certain amount of time (although some stay permanently, until killed) after being summoned and a player can have a limited amount of some summons.

There are 3 types of summons: Regular summons, which are treated like regular creeps by spells, usually have no active abilities and usually are not a big threat, creep-heroes, which are treated like heroes by most spells and are significantly stronger than other summons, and wards, which usually are immobile and fully immune to most spells.

Regular summons[edit]

These summons are comparable to lane and neutral creeps when it comes to their power. A single one of them is usually not a threat, however, they can get quite dangerous when encountered in groups. Summons usually have certain abilities, giving each of them a different role. They can either be passive and used for scouting, or aggressive used in fights. Losing regular summons is usually not a big deal, since they provide rather low bounties, they expire and they can be resummoned after a short while.

Regular summons are treated like lane and neutral creeps by almost every spell. A few spells have specific effects against summoned units (e.g. dealing extra damage).

Statistics[edit]

Model Name Source Health Health Regen Armor Attack Damage BAT Attack Range Move Speed Vision Range Duration Bounty Notes
Beastmaster Hawk model.png Hawk Call of the Wild
0/0/1/1 (Talent 2/2/3/3) per cast
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experience
-
Beastmaster Boar model.png Boar Call of the Wild
1 per cast
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experience
Ability:
Poison
Broodmother Spiderling model.png Spiderling Spawn Spiderlings
1/2/3/4 per dying
debuffed unit
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experience
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Abilities:
Poison Sting
Spawn Spiderite
Broodmother Spiderling model.png Spiderite Spawn Spiderite
1 per dying debuffed unit
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Enigma Eidolon model.png Eidolon Demonic Conversion
3 (Talent 11) per cast,
can multiply once
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(Talent
)
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experience
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Name progress:
Lesser Eidolon
Eidolon
Greater Eidolon
Dire Eidolon
Invoker Forged Spirit model.png Forged Spirit Forge Spirit
1 (Talent 2) per cast,
max 1 (Talent 2) per player
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experience
Mana: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. )
Mana Regen:
Ability:
Melting Strike
Lycan Wolf model.png Lycan Wolf Summon Wolves
2 (Talent 5) per cast,
max 2 (Talent 5) per player
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experience
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Abilities:
Cripple
Invisibility
Nature's Prophet Treant model.png Treant Nature's Call
1 per tree, up to 2/3/4/5
(Talent 6/7/8/9) per cast
Wrath of Nature (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.)
1 per dying
debuffed non-hero
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-
Nature's Prophet Treant model.png Greater Treant Wrath of Nature (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.)
1 per dying
debuffed hero
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Undying Zombie model.png Undying Zombie Tombstone
1 for each enemy
in set intervals
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(Talent –)
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- Uncontrollable
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attacks and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from non-hero attacks
Abilities:
Deathlust
Spell Immunity
Dark Troll Summoner Skeleton Warrior model.png Wraith King Skeleton Mortal Strike
1 (Talent 2) per charge,
max 2/4/6/8 charges
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(Talent –)
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Mud Golem model.png Shard Golem Shard Split
2 per death
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Mana:
Mana Regen:
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Ability:
Hurl Boulder
Dark Troll Summoner Skeleton Warrior model.png Skeleton Warrior Raise Dead
2 per cast
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-
Necronomicon Warrior 3 model.png Necronomicon Warrior Demonic Summoning
1 per cast,
max 1 per player
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gold
experience
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Immune to:
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator
Hand of Midas icon.png Hand of Midas
Abilities:
Mana Break
Last Will
True Sight
Necronomicon Archer 3 model.png Necronomicon Archer Demonic Summoning
1 per cast,
max 1 per player
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gold
experience
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Immune to:
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator
Hand of Midas icon.png Hand of Midas
Abilities:
Purge
Archer Aura

Creep-heroes[edit]

These summons are special in a way that they are treated as heroes by most (but not all) abilities and effects. They are more powerful than other summons and usually the "main weapon" of the heroes that summon them. Compared to most other summons, they do not come in masses but are rather strong individual units. However, as a downside, their bounty is usually quite high, the spell they are summoned with has a large cooldown or they have other negative effects on the owner upon losing them, so it is important for the player to keep them alive as long as possible.

Statistics[edit]

Model Name Source Health Health Regen Armor Attack Damage BAT Attack Range Move Speed Vision Range Duration Bounty Notes
Brewmaster Earth model.png Brewmaster Earth minimap icon.png Earth Primal Split
1 per cast,
max 1 per player

(Talent )
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Mana Regen:
Abilities:
Hurl Boulder
Spell Immunity
Demolish
Thunder Clap (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.)
Brewmaster Storm model.png Brewmaster Storm minimap icon.png Storm Primal Split
1 per cast,
max 1 per player

(Talent )
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Mana Regen:
Abilities:
Dispel Magic
Cyclone
Wind Walk
Drunken Haze (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.)
Brewmaster Fire model.png Brewmaster Fire minimap icon.png Fire Primal Split
1 per cast,
max 1 per player
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Abilities:
Permanent Immolation
Drunken Brawler (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.)
Elder Titan Astral Spirit model.png Astral Spirit Astral Spirit
1 per cast,
max 1 per player
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to Elder Titan
- Invulnerable
Can only be selected
by the owner
Abilities:
Echo Stomp
Return Astral Spirit
Natural Order
Lone Druid Spirit Bear model.png Spirit Bear Summon Spirit Bear
1 per cast,
max 1 per player

(Talent )
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experience
Mana:
Mana Regen:
6-slot inventory
Abilities:
Return
Entangling Claws
Savage Roar
Demolish
Visage Familiar model.png Familiar Summon Familiars
2 (Talent 3) (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 3, Talent 4) per cast,
max 2 (Talent 3) (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 3, Talent 4) per player
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experience
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Ability:
Stone Form
Warlock Golem model.png Warlock's Golem Chaotic Offering
1 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 2) per cast
(Talent 1 on Warlock's death)

(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. )

(Talent )

(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. )
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(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. ) gold
experience
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Abilities:
Flaming Fists
Permanent Immolation
Spell Immunity (Talent)

Wards[edit]

"Wards" redirects here. For the custom Observer/Sentry Wards skins, see Custom Wards.

These summons are usually, but not necessarily, immobile and are immune to almost every ability (e.g. Meat Hook just flies through them). Their purpose differs heavily, depending on their abilities and capabilities. Some wards can attack, which makes them usually used offensively, while others have an aura for rather defensive uses.

Statistics[edit]

Model Name Source Health Attack Damage BAT Attack Range Move Speed Vision Range Duration Bounty Notes
Clockwerk Power Cog model.png Power Cog Power Cogs
8 per cast
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Shocks enemies when they get too close
(can only shock once)
Gyrocopter Homing Missile model.png Homing Missile Homing Missile
1 per cast
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target or
destroyed
gold
experience
Uncontrollable
Takes Expression error: Unexpected / operator. damage from hero, Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from
buildings, and 0 from non-hero attacks
Homes the target, damaging
and stunning it upon impact
Can be targeted by
Force Staff icon.png Force Staff and Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike
Juggernaut Healing Ward model.png Healing Ward Healing Ward
1 per cast
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Phased
Has a healing aura
Phoenix Sun model.png Phoenix Sun Supernova
1 per cast
(Talent )
(Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. , Talent )
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Takes Expression error: Unexpected / operator. damage from hero attacks
and 0 from non-hero attacks
Damages nearby enemies
and stuns when it goes off
Pugna Nether Ward model.png Nether Ward Nether Ward
1 per cast
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and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from non-hero attacks
Reduces mana regeneration and zaps
spell-casting enemies nearby
Can be targeted by Decrepify
Shadow Shaman Serpent Ward model.png Serpent Ward Mass Serpent Ward
10 per cast
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Can attack two units when upgraded
Techies Proximity Mine model.png Proximity Mine Proximity Mines
1 per cast
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Damages in an area when activated
Ability:
Invisibility
Techies Stasis Trap model.png Stasis Trap Stasis Trap
1 per cast
- - - (Talent ) - Permanent gold
experience
Phased
Roots in an area when activated
Can be targeted by
Quelling Blade icon.png Quelling Blade and Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury
Ability:
Invisibility
Techies Remote Mine model.png Remote Mine Remote Mines
1 per cast
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Phased
Damages in an area when activated
Can be targeted by
Quelling Blade icon.png Quelling Blade and Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury
Abilities:
Pinpoint Detonate
Invisibility
Templar Assassin Psionic Trap model.png Psionic Trap Psionic Trap
1 per cast,
max 5/8/11 per player
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Slows in an area when activated
Abilities:
Trap
Invisibility
Tusk Frozen Sigil model.png Frozen Sigil Frozen Sigil
1 per cast
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and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from non-hero attacks
Has a slowing aura
Undying Tombstone model.png Tombstone Tombstone
1 per cast
(Talent 1 on Undying's death)

(Talent )
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Spawns Undying Zombie icon.png Zombies for each enemy nearby
Can be targeted by
Soul Rip and Decrepify
Ability:
Spell Immunity
Venomancer Plague Ward model.png Plague Ward Plague Ward
1 per cast
Venomous Gale (Talent)
2 per hit hero

(Talent )

(Talent –)
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Ability:
Poison Sting
Witch Doctor Death Ward model.png Death Ward Death Ward
1 per cast
(Talent )
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(channeled)
- Invulnerable
Can only attack heroes
Attacks bounce 4 times and have
True Strike when upgraded
Zeus Nimbus model.png Nimbus Nimbus (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.)
1 per cast
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and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from non-hero attacks
Periodically casts Lightning Bolts
on the closest enemy
Wildwing Ripper Tornado model.png Tornado Tornado
1 per cast
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(channeled)
- Invulnerable
Ability:
Tempest
Observer Ward model.png Observer Ward Plant
1 per cast
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(+4 per min) experience
Phased
100% Accuracy
Takes Expression error: Unexpected / operator. damage from hero attacks
and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from non-hero attacks
Can be targeted by enemy Tango icon.png Tango,
Quelling Blade icon.png Quelling Blade and Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury
Ability:
Invisibility
Sentry Ward model.png Sentry Ward Plant
1 per cast
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100% Accuracy
Takes Expression error: Unexpected / operator. damage from hero attacks
and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. from non-hero attacks
Can be targeted by enemy Tango icon.png Tango,
Quelling Blade icon.png Quelling Blade and Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury
Abilities:
True Sight
Invisibility

Uncategorized units[edit]

These units do not belong to any of the unit groups named earlier. They are all dummy units used by spells, which can interact with the players. They usually act like wards, meaning they do not interact with any spells (e.g. Meat Hook just flies through them).

Although many other spells use dummies as well (e.g. the remnants of Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit, Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit and Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit, Ice Blast, Rocket Flare, etc), this list only includes actually selectable dummies.

Statistics[edit]

Model Name Source Health Attacks to Destroy Vision Range Duration Bounty Notes
Spin Web icon.png Spin Web Spin Web
1 per cast,
max 3/5/7/9 per player
- - Permanent - Invulnerable
Phased
Can only be selected by the owner
Ability:
Destroy Spin Web
Weaver Beetle model.png Beetle The Swarm
12 per cast
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Uncontrollable
Phased
Spell immune
Takes Expression error: Unexpected / operator. (Talent Expression error: Unexpected / operator.) damage from hero attacks
and Expression error: Unexpected / operator. (Talent Expression error: Unexpected / operator.) from non-hero attacks
Latches on an enemy, reducing armor
and dealing damage over time
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