Year Beast (2014)

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Year Beast (2014)
Year Beast ingame1.png
Ancient Unknown unit type
Level 7
Health 750000
Health regeneration 20
Mana 5000
Mana regeneration 20
Armor 0
Magic resistance ?
Attack damage 65
Acquisition range ?
Attack range 128
Base attack time 1
Attack animation 0.3+0.3
Movement speed 475
Follow range 100
Turn rate ?
Collision size ?
Vision range 99999
Vision type Unknown
Bounty 20‒30
Experience 1789


Year Beast Horn
Yearbeasthorn.png
Unknown unit type
Level 2
Health 7500
Health regeneration 0
Armor 100
Magic resistance ?
Collision size 0
Vision range 321
Bounty 32‒34
Experience 20


Year Beast Tail
Yearbeasttail.png
Unknown unit type
Level 2
Health 7500
Health regeneration 0
Armor 100
Magic resistance ?
Collision size 0
Vision range 321
Bounty 32‒34
Experience 20


Nian, the Year Beast is an event creep that was introduced for the New Bloom 2014 event. It is composed of three parts, the body, the horn, and the tail.

Abilities[edit]

Right Claw Swipe
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
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Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Swings at enemies in front.
Cast Animation: 1.3+?
Cast Range: 300
Radius: 130
Damage: 750/1000/1250/1500
Knockback Distance: 375
Knockback Duration: 0.25


Left Claw Swipe
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Swings at enemies in front.
Cast Animation: 1.3+?
Cast Range: 300
Radius: 130
Damage: 750/1000/1250/1500
Knockback Distance: 600
Knockback Duration: 0.75


Waterball
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Sends out balls of water that follows nearby enemies. Each ball leaves a trail that does damage.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Range: 1200
Trail Radius: 125
Trail Damage per Second: 500
Impact Damage: 1500
Impact Stun Duration: 2.5
Cooldown: 1

Notes:

  • The balls follow heroes for 10 seconds. If it doesn't reach the hero within that time, it disappears.
  • The balls leave a trail behind which deals damage. The trail lingers for 5 seconds.


Hurricane
Partially pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Channels a hurricane that disorients enemies and causes random spouts of water to erupt nearby.
Cast Animation: 0.47+0
Max Channel Time: 12
Hurricane Radius: Global
Eruption Radius: 215
Eruption Interval: 1
Number of Eruptions per Interval: 3
Eruption Delay: 1.6
Eruption Damage: 1250
Movement Speed Slow: 35%
Slow Duration: 4
Stun Duration: 1.53
Cooldown: 1
Partially pierces spell immunity. The hurricane's effect is not blocked, the eruptions are. Slow persists, and attempts to damage if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Modifiers
Debuff Hurricane Debuff: Undispellable.
Debuff Torrent: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Torrent Slow: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • The hurricane causes all heroes to get pushed away from the Year Beast at an unknown speed.
  • Heroes can still move and act during that. They also can try to move, able to change directions.
  • It is possible to walk back up to the year beast with high enough movement speed.
  • The eruptions work in the same way as Torrent does.
  • Spawns 3 eruptions in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after channeling begin, resulting in a total of 36 eruptions.
  • Eruptions can spawn anywhere on the map.


Tail Spin
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Spins in place, striking nearby enemies with its tail.
Radius: 100
Damage: 1500
Knockback Distance: 375
Knockback Duration: 0.25
Cooldown: 10
Modifiers
Debuff Tail Spin Knockback: Dispellable with strong dispels.

Notes:

  • The radius is centered at the Year Beast's tail.


Tail Swipe
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Slams its tail into the ground and sends out a wave of spikes that stuns enemies.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Cast Range: 2500
Starting Radius: 1000
Travel Distance: ?
End Radius: 3000
Stun Duration: 6
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Debuff Tail Swipe Knockup: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.

Notes:

  • The spikes travel at a speed of [ Info Needed ].
  • The complete area is shaped like a cone.
  • Stun duration consists of 1 second air time + 5 seconds actual stun time.
  • Affected units fly 650 range upwards. Other units can pass below them during the air time.


Apocalypse
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Stuns a target and sears it with fire for damage every 0.5 second. Has a 2.5 second delay.
Cast Animation: 0.63+0
Cast Range: 3500
Radius: 200
Max Channel Time: 8
Effect Delay: 2.5
Damage per Second: 200
Stun Duration: 3
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Debuff Apocalypse: Undispellable.


Dive
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Dives on a hero, leashing it and swipes with its claw once.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Cast Range: 30000
Leash Radius: 325
Leash Duration: 3.5
Leash Damage: 35
Stun Radius: 150
Stun Duration: 0.2
Claw Radius: 150
Claw Damage: 1500
Knockback Distance: 375
Knockback Duration: 0.25
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Buff Leap: Undispellable.
Debuff Leash: Undispellable.
Debuff Dive Knockback: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.

Notes:

  • On cast, Nian leaps forward at a speed of 1500, stopping when he latches onto an enemy hero or has traveled 3000 distance.


Charge
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Charges an enemy, stunning and knocking them back.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Impact Damage: 500
Damage per Second: 300
Stun Duration: 1.2
Knockback Distance: ?
Knockback Duration: ?
Cooldown: 1
Mana: 100
Modifiers
Buff Charge: Undispellable.
Debuff Charge Knockback: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.


Roar
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Sends out waves of blue projectiles in all directions.
Cast Animation: 1.95+0
Max Channel Time: 10
Projectile Starting Radius: 50
Projectile End Radius: 150
Damage per Projectile: 1000
Number of Projectiles: 12
Cooldown: 1

Notes:

  • Releases projectiles in different patterns and intervals, but always 12 per second.
  • Releases up to 120 projectiles during the whole channel duration.


Whirlpool
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Creates whirlpools that pull units in, damaging them.
Cast Animation: 0.47+0
Max Channel Time: ?
Pull Radius: 200
Pull Speed: 65
Damage per Second: 75
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Debuff Whirlpool pull: Undispellable.


Stone Gaze
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Slows movement and attack speed of enemies facing the Year Beast. Targets affected for two seconds turn to stone. Petrified units are stunned, have 100% magic resistance, and take bonus physical damage.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Radius: 900
Attack Damage Amplification: 50%
Movement Speed Slow: 50%
Attack Speed Slow: 50
Turn Rate Slow: 50%
Gaze Duration: 4
Stone Duration: 3
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Buff Stone Gaze: Undispellable.
Debuff Stone Gaze Facing: Undispellable.
Debuff Stone Gaze Slow: Undispellable.
Debuff Stone Gaze Stone: Dispellable with strong dispels.

Notes:


Eruption
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Call down beams from the sky to deal area damage.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Cast Range: 1000
Beam Radius: 150
Explosion Radius: 400
Explosion Duration: 15
Damage per Second: 200
Cooldown: 1


Sigils
Pierces spell immunity.
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Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Spawns sigils which slow attack and movement speed.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Radius: 600
Movement Speed Slow: 25%
Attack Speed Slow: 60
Number of Sigils: 5
Sigils Duration: 120
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Debuff Frozen Sigil: Undispellable.

Notes:

  • The sigils do not move. They cannot be destroyed.


Greater Bash
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Has a chance to stun enemies hit.
Proc Chance: 17%
Movement Speed as Damage: 40%
Movement Speed Bonus: 15%
Speed Duration: 3
Knockback Duration: 0.5
Stun Duration: 1.6
Cooldown: 1.5
Modifiers
Debuff Knockback: Dispellable with strong dispels.

Notes:


Frenzy
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Dives on a hero, and swipes both of its claws at 1.9 second intervals.
Cast Animation: 0.47+?
Cast Range: 300
Damage Radius: 90
Damage: 750
Knockback Distance: 50
Knockback Duration: 0.15
Knockdown Duration: 10
Stun Radius: 350
Stun Duration: 5
Cooldown: 1
Modifiers
Debuff Frenzy Knockback: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.


Reflection
Pierces spell immunity.
Liquid Fire icon.png
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Reflects 50% of the damage dealt back to the dealer.
Cast Animation: 2+?
Duration: 10
Cooldown: 30
Modifiers
Buff Reflection: Undispellable.


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Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Nian is a mythical beast that appears at Chinese New Year in Chinese folklore.