Animal Courier

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[e][h]Animal Courier
Gold Cost
200
Animal Courier
Losing the courier is punishable by death.
Ability
Active:
Availability
Category:
Item Type:
Basic
Bought From:
Recipe
Flying Courier

Animal Courier

General[edit]

An Animal Courier (also known simply as a Courier) is used to deliver items to players on the field of battle. The Animal Courier automatically upgrades into a Flying Courier after 3 minutes. The courier cannot use most items, but it can use a select few listed here. Couriers are also phased and spell immune.

The Animal Courier can only be purchased once. Cannot be sold or destroyed.

If killed, 150 gold will be awarded to all enemy players. It respawns at the fountain after 120 seconds, and any items it was carrying will be inaccessible until then. The courier is invulnerable at the allied fountain. When carrying a Bottle that isn't full, the courier is slowed by 30%.

Flying Courier[edit]

The Flying Courier moves faster than the Animal Courier, and can fly over impassable terrain. Also gains the Shield ability.

If killed, 175 gold will be awarded to all enemy players. It respawns at the fountain after three minutes. Any items it was carrying will be inaccessible until then. The courier is invulnerable at the allied fountain. When carrying a Bottle that isn't full, the courier is slowed by 30%. The flying courier takes 50% bonus damage from melee heroes.

Ability[edit]

Deploy Courier
Targeting Type
No Target
Summons an Animal Courier to carry and deliver items for your team. Control is automatically shared among team mates.
Couriers Deployed1

Courier Abilities[edit]

Return To Base
Targeting Type
No Target
Returns the courier to base.
QE
Go To Secret Shop
Targeting Type
No Target
Sends the courier to your team's secret shop.
WF
Return Items
Targeting Type
No Target
Returns your items to your stash.
ED
Retrieve Items
Targeting Type
No Target
Retrieves your items from your stash.
DY
Transfer Items
Targeting Type
No Target
Transfers items to your hero.
FT

Flying Courier Abilities[edit]

Shield
Targeting Type
No Target
Affects
Self
Makes the courier invulnerable for a brief moment.
RR
200
Duration2

Courier Stats[edit]

Animal Courier [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type

None
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Ancient
Hit Points:
75
HP Regen:
0.5
Armor:
0
Movement Speed:
380
Sight Range:
350 / 350
Gold Bounty:
150
Magic Resistance:
Immune
Notes:
Has an inventory.
Flying Courier [h]
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type

None
Basic Armor
Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Ancient
Hit Points:
150
HP Regen:
0.5
Armor:
10
Movement Speed:
450
Sight Range:
300 / 300
Gold Bounty:
175
Experience:
349
Magic Resistance:
Immune
Notes:
Has an inventory and the Shield ability.

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Version History[edit]

Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.07
  • Nerf Courier cost increased from 100 to 200
  • Buff Ground Courier movement speed increased from 350 to 380
  • Buff Flying Courier speed increased from 430 to 450
  • Buff Flying Courier upgrade can no longer be purchased, Courier now upgrades automatically at 3 minutes
  • Rework Flying Courier now has Courier Shield instead of the Haste ability (200 CD, Duration: 2)
  • Nerf Courier can no longer refill Bottle
  • Rework Courier can no longer be purchased more than once
6.87
  • Buff Respawn time reduced from 140 seconds to 120 seconds
6.86
  • Nerf Courier purchase cooldown increased from 7 seconds to 2 minutes
  • Buff Animal Courier cost decreased from 120 to 100
6.83
  • Buff Cost reduced from 150 to 120
  • Nerf Non-full Bottle slows courier
6.81
  • Buff Ground Courier respawn time reduced from 180 seconds to 140 seconds
6.80
  • Buff Ground Courier bounty per player reduced from 175 to 150
6.79
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 300 to 350
  • Buff HP increased from 45 to 75
6.78
  • Nerf Courier no longer block neutral creeps from spawning
  • Nerf While empty, Bottle causes couriers to move 30% slower
6.74
  • Nerf Courier death team bounty from 150 to 175
  • Buff Courier cost decreased from 170 to 150
6.73b
  • Buff Couriers are now invulnerable near their fountain
6.73
  • Buff Basic courier is magic immune (like flying courier, most spells did not work on couriers already)
  • Buff Couriers no longer drop items when they die
  • Buff Couriers respawn 3 minutes after death, the items they have are inaccesible during that time
  • Nerf Couriers now give 150 to each enemy player, instead of 300 to the killer
6.68
  • Buff Price decreased from 200 to 170
6.57
  • Buff Courier cost decreased from 225 gold to 200 gold
6.55
  • Nerf Couriers can no longer place wards

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