Lone Druid

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[e][h]Lone Druid
Radiant Hero

17 +2.4

24 +2.7

13 +1.4

Base Stats
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
Missile Speed:
Attack Duration:
0.33 + 0.53
Cast Duration:
0.5 + 1.17
Base Attack Time:
Magic Resistance:
Turn Rate:
Level Changes
Hit Points:
Spell Amp:
Most played as
Base HP Regen: 1.75

Sylla, the Lone Druid[edit]

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Long before the first words of the first histories there rose the druidic Bear Clan. Wise and just they were, and focused in their ways to seek an understanding of the natural order. The arch forces of nature saw this, and so sought the most learned among them. Wise old Sylla, clan justiciar and seer, stepped forward for his kin, and to him was given the Seed with these words: 'When all of the world has dimmed, when civilization has left these lands, when the world is slain and wracked by the endless deserts at the end of ages, plant the Seed.' As he grasped his trust, Sylla felt his years recede and his vitality returned. Vast knowledge burst into his mind. He found himself able to project his very will into reality and, with some concentration, alter his own physical form as well. Yet subtle whispers and cruel ears brought word of the Seed and its power to other peoples, and a terrible war crashed upon the Bear Clan. As his ancestral home burned, Sylla took his burden and fled to the wild places. Ages passed, and time and myth forgot the Bear Clan, forgot Sylla and the Seed, forgot wondrous civilizations that rose and fell in Bear Clan's wake. For millennia Sylla has waited, waited for word from his deities, waited for peace to come to the ever warring realms, waited in exile and in secret for the end of all things and for the conclusion of his sacred commitment, preparing himself always to face and destroy whatever would dare threaten his purpose.


Summon Spirit Bear
Targeting Type
No Target
Summons a powerful Spirit Bear companion that can equip items. When the Spirit Bear moves too far from Lone Druid, it cannot attack. If the Spirit Bear dies, the Lone Druid suffers damage as backlash. As the bear increases in levels, it can learn the abilities Return, Entangling Claws, and Demolish. Spirit Bear does not benefit from attributes.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter. Removes the leash range and prevents it from dying with Lone Druid.

Leash Range1100
Backlash Damage10% of maximum HP
Cast Point0.5
No longer dies when Lone Druid dies
Sylla's lifelong companion is symbiotic with his spirit and heart, coming to aid him in any time of need.
  • Spirit Bear cannot be Returned if it has taken damage from a hero within the last 3 seconds.
  • Backlash damage is dealt as Pure damage, with the unit that killed the Spirit Bear as the source.
  • If the Spirit Bear is denied, Lone Druid will not take backlash damage.
  • When the Spirit Bear uses Hand of Midas, Lone Druid receives the Midas experience.
Targeting Type
No Target
Increases the attack and movement speed of Lone Druid and the Spirit Bear.
Bonus Movement Speed10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Bonus Attack Speed20 / 30 / 40 / 50
90 Level 20 Talent
Cast Point0
 Affected By  Can be dispelled
Bears are not commonly seen as being agile creatures, but can actually move rather quickly, especially when enraged.
Savage Roar
Targeting Type
No Target
Enemy Units
Lone Druid roars fiercely causing nearby enemies to flee towards their base in terror.
38 / 32 / 26 / 20
      30 / 24 / 18 / 12 Level 15 Talent
Enemy Speed Bonus20%
Fear Duration1.2 / 1.6 / 2 / 2.4
Cast point0.1
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be dispelled
Sylla studies and masters the arts of the lost Bear Clan, enhancing his attunement with the wild.
  • The Spirit Bear can also cast this ability, but the cooldown is shared with your hero.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • Can be dispelled.
True Form
Targeting Type
No Target
Lone Druid learns to morph himself into a raging bear, losing his ranged advantage and some base movement speed, but gaining melee power as well as the Battle Cry ability. He can morph freely between druid and bear form.
Bonus HP300 / 600 / 900
Bonus Armor4 / 6 / 8
Base Attack Time1.5
Base Movement Speed280
Attack Range150 (Melee)
Transformation Time2
Cast Point0
 Affected By  Illusions gain part of this ability
The mighty bear is the king of the forest, possessing the throne through raw power.
  • Illusions created while Lone Druid is in True Form will receive all the bonuses except the armor bonus.
Druid Form
Targeting Type
No Target
With wisdom from ages long past, Lone Druid returns to his Druid form.
Transformation Time0.8
Cast Point0
Battle Cry
Targeting Type
No Target
Adds damage and armor to the Lone Druid and his Spirit Bear.
      20 Level 20 Talent
Bonus Damage70 / 100 / 130
Bonus Armor10 / 15 / 20
Cast Point0.5
Spell Immunity Duration5 Level 25 Talent
 Affected By  Can be dispelled Illusions gain part of this ability
When Syllabear cries in the forest, the reverberations are felt for a great distance.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Battle Cry Grants Spell Immunity 25 0 Entangle Cooldown
+40 Rabid Attack Speed 20 -25s Battle Cry Cooldown
+10 Spirit Bear Armor 15 -8s Savage Roar Cooldown
+175 Attack Range 10 +250 Health

Summon Abilities[edit]

Spirit Bear[edit]

Targeting Type
No Target
Teleports the Spirit Bear back to the Lone Druid. The Spirit Bear gains this ability at level 2.
Cast RangeGlobal
Cast Point0
Damaged Cooldown3
  • Spirit Bear cannot be Returned if it has taken damage from a hero within the last 3 seconds.
Entangling Claws
Targeting Type
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Attacks have a chance to cause roots to burst from the ground, immobilizing the attacked enemy unit, dealing damage per second. The Spirit Bear gains this ability at level 3.

      0 Level 25 Talent
Damage Per Second60
Entangle Chance20%
Hero Duration3
Non-Hero Duration9
 Affected By  Can be dispelled Disabled by Break
Savage Roar
Targeting Type
No Target
Enemy Units
Spirit Bear roars fiercely causing nearby enemies to flee towards their base in terror.
38 / 32 / 26 / 20
      30 / 24 / 18 / 12 Level 15 Talent
Enemy Speed Bonus20%
Fear Duration1.2 / 1.6 / 2 / 2.4
Cast point0.1
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Can be dispelled
Sylla studies and masters the arts of the lost Bear Clan, enhancing his attunement with the wild.
Targeting Type
Increases the power of the Spirit Bear, causing it to deal more damage to buildings and have additional spell resistance. The Spirit Bear gains this ability at level 4.
Bonus Building Damage40%
Magic Resistance33%
 Affected By  Disabled by Break

Summon Stats[edit]

Spirit Bear [h]
Attack Type
Armor Type

Basic Armor
Unit Type:
Hit Points:
1500 / 2000 / 2500 / 3000
HP Regen:
4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Mana Regen:
35 / 45 / 55 / 65
3 / 4 / 5 / 6
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 Level 15 Talent
Movement Speed:
320 / 330 / 340 / 350
Base Attack Time:
1.65 / 1.55 / 1.45 / 1.35
Attack Range:
Missile Speed:
Attack Duration:
0.43 + 0.67
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Sight Range:
1400 / 800
Gold Bounty:
Magic Resistance:
0% / 0% / 0% / 33%
Has an item inventory. Is targeted by spells as a hero.

Recommended Items[edit]

Lone Druid[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Healing Salve
Iron Branch
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Wind Lace
Iron Branch
Mid Game Late Game
Tranquil Boots
Magic Wand
Town Portal Scroll
Black King Bar
Aghanims Scepter

Spirit Bear[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Stout Shield
Boots of Speed
Orb of Venom
Quelling Blade
Mid Game Late Game
Phase Boots
Monkey King Bar
Black King Bar
Boots of Travel

General Strategy[edit]

Battling alongside his powerful spirit bear, Lone Druid demolishes enemy forces and structures. Switching as needed between ranged and melee attacks with his transformation, should he have enough time to arm and strengthen both himself and his companion, there is little that can stop them.


It would be beneficial to get used to using control groups when learning this hero. Have one for just your hero, one for just the bear, and another for both the hero and the bear. While he may feel daunting to micro, Lone Druid is basically all about right clicking things. You will just need to manage your positioning and watching your health in fights. In general, you want to keep your hero out of fights as it is your bear that will be doing all the work, however, make sure to keep the bear in range as a bear that can't attack doesn't do much!

Skill Build[edit]

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 25

Early Game[edit]

Lone Druid is known as a very strong 1v1 laner as he has a tanky bear that can zone enemies out while the hero gets last hits. A quick Orb of Venom and Boots of Speed on the bear help it get more auto attacks on an enemy laner.

If you are in the offlane, you can pull the creep wave under your tower to get a fast level 2. Getting early levels is key to this hero as you get kill potential once you reach Level 5. An early Quelling Blade is also super useful (buy it from the side shop). In the Radiant offlane, you can use it to cut down the tree next to the large camp so you can pull the wave. For both sides, it helps with clearing the neutral camp near the secret shop for whenever the lane gets too hot to handle.

If you are on the safelane, you can use the bear to pull creeps to help you control your lane.

Mid Game[edit]

1. When you're in melee form, keep the boots on the hero. Otherwise, he'll be slow as a snail and your bear can't hit things.

2. Don't stay in melee form all the time. Your range form walks around a lot faster. In general though, it is safer to stay in melee form. Staying in range form allows you to move quicker and go from camp to camp in the jungle while farming. In fights though, it is often better to stay in melee form.

3. Get a casual Cloak if the enemy has a lot of nuke damage. Try to get it after your farming item cause that's usually when most nukes do their worst.

4. Tranq Boots are an option on the hero. They give you armor, HP regen, and you walk really fast too if they aren't broken! The HP regen also works on the bear if you pass the boots on to him.

5. A casual Ring of Basilius helps a lot with the needed mana to sustain the uptime of the Rabid buff. This also gives you the option of upgrading to a Vladimir's Offering later in the game.

6. If you opted for the Radiance build and you got a Quelling Blade earlier, pass it to the hero so you can farm the jungle with him a bit quicker while the bear is burning down creep waves.

7. Lone Druid has two timings when he is strong compared to other heroes: the midgame, and the very late game. His midgame strength comes from the power spike in your bear as he gets Entangling Claws, Demolish, and Battle Cry; you will be able to demolish towers and terrorize supports with your first big item (for example, Radiance). Later, while other carries may struggle to find use out of their gold past the sixth slot, Lone Druid can always get better items for either himself or the bear; remember that he is an agility hero, and without factoring in the bear he still has two powerful personal buffs, high hitpoints, and a low base attack time thanks to his ultimate. Certain item combinations for himself and the bear are also deadly, such as double Basher or double Scythe of Vyse.

8. Although you have 12 item slots, the bear's lack of stat gain makes Lone Druid fall flat in the late game, with significantly less scaling on the bear itself than other carries have. If the game goes really late, you'll find that the bear is easily brought down by enemy right clicks. Try to coordinate pushes with your team to really abuse the peak of your power, and as the game gets later you may have to protect the bear as much as, if not more than, the hero.

9. Get used to passing items between the hero and bear. For example, when pushing the enemy offlane tier 2 tower, pass the farming item (Maelstrom or Radiance) to the hero, walk the bear to the secret shop, buy a Hyperstone, recall the bear, and pass the farming item back to the bear. Be careful about dropping them on the ground though, especially if the enemy team has an invis hero.

Late Game[edit]

Try to keep the Rabid buff up constantly. Save your Battle Cry for when you're in teamfights, pushing towers, doing Roshan, or farming ancients.

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
  • Buff Spirit Bear Health increased from 1400/1800/2300/2700 to 1500/2000/2500/3000
  • Buff Spirit Bear HP regen increased from 2/3/4/5 to 4/5/6/7
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced by 5
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 0.25 to 1.75
  • Buff Turn rate improved from 0.4 to 0.5
  • Buff Battle Cry cooldown reduced from 60 to 45
  • Nerf Battle Cry duration reduced from 6 to 5
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
  • Buff Spirit Bear base attack time improved from 1.75/1.65/1.55/1.45 to 1.65/1.55/1.45/1.35
  • Buff Rabid attack speed increased from 10/20/30/40 to 20/30/40/50
  • Buff Rabid duration rescaled from 18/22/26/30 to 25
  • Buff Rabid cooldown reduced from 45 to 35
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +50% Spirit Bear Magic Resistance (Level 20)
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +30 Spirit Bear Damage to +50
  • Nerf Base damage reduced by 4
  • Nerf Rabid cooldown increased from 30 to 45
  • Nerf Level 15 Talent reduced from +55 Damage to +50 Damage
  • Nerf Level 10 Talent from +200 Attack Range to +175
  • Nerf Level 15 Talent from +65 Damage to +55
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +7 Spirit Bear Armor to +12
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent from -50s Respawn Time to -40s
  • Buff Returning from True Form to Druid Form reduced from 1.9 to 0.8
  • Buff Spirit Bear now has 0.5 Mana regen
  • Nerf True Form no longer disjoints projectiles.
  • New Added Talent Tree
  • Rework Spirit Bear's Entangle now uses Pseudo-Random Distribution
  • Nerf Battle Cry damage reduced from 90/120/150 to 70/100/130
  • Nerf Savage Roar cooldown increased from 28/24/20/16 to 38/32/26/20
  • Rework Enabled in Captains Mode
  • Rework Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Rework Replaced Synergy with a new ability for Lone Druid, Savage Roar
  • Buff Spirit Bear attack damage increased from 33 to 35/45/55/65
  • Buff Spirit Bear movement speed increased from 320/320/330/340 to 320/330/340/350
  • Buff Rabid duration increased from 10 to 18/22/26/30
  • Buff Rabid movement speed increased from 5/10/15/20% to 10/15/20/25%
  • Buff True Form Health Bonus increased from 250/400/600 to 300/600/900
  • Buff Summon Spirit Bear cooldown reduced from 180/160/140/120 to 120
  • Buff Battle Cry bonus damage increased from 60/90/120 to 90/120/150
  • Buff Battle Cry bonus armor increased from 6/12/18 to 10/15/20
  • Buff True Form is no longer removed on death
  • Buff Battle Cry armor increased from 5/10/15 to 6/12/18
  • Buff Battle Cry damage increased from 50/75/100 to 60/90/120
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Lone Druid: Allows Spirit Bear to attack at any range from Lone Druid, and prevents Spirit Bear from dying if Lone Druid dies
  • Buff Removed the cast time on Spirit Bear's Return
  • Nerf Battle Cry cooldown increased from 30 to 60
  • Nerf Battle Cry duration reduced from 8 to 6
  • Buff Battle Cry bonus damage increased from 20/40/60 to 50/75/100
  • Buff Battle Cry bonus armor increased from 2/4/6 to 5/10/15
  • Buff Spirit Bear now has 300 mana
  • Buff Spirit Bear using Hand of Midas now grants the XP to Lone Druid
  • Buff Spirit Bear death now deals 10% max health as Pure damage instead of 100/200/300/400 composite damage
  • Buff Spirit Bear health regeneration increased from 2 to 2/3/4/5
  • Buff Spirit Bear's Entangle is no longer an Orb Effect
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 315 to 325 (still 280 in True Form)
  • Nerf Spirit Bear XP bounty increased from 196 to 300
  • Nerf Spirit Bear now has its HP drained by Armlet when active
  • Nerf Spirit Bear bounty increased from 100 to 300
  • Nerf Spirit Bear can no longer be resummoned while it is taking damage
  • Nerf Spirit Bear can no longer use Return if it has taken damage from a player unit in the last 3 seconds
  • Nerf Spirit Bear's Demolish decreased from 60% to 40% bonus damage versus buildings
  • Buff Fixed common scenarios where Spirit Bear would miss its attack as the target was moving, it will not miss anymore.
  • Buff Casting Summon Spirit Bear while the Bear is still alive will restore that Bear's health instead of not allowing you to cast.
  • Buff True Form movement speed increased from 270 to 280
  • Buff Spirit Bear's leash range increased to 1100
  • Nerf True Form movement speed reduced from 305 to 270
  • Nerf Spirit Bear's leash range reduced from 1500 to 925
  • Nerf True Form transformation time increased from 1.45 to 2 seconds
  • Buff True Form's armor increased by 2
  • Buff Hero movement speed increased by 10
  • Nerf Spirit Bear no longer returns to Lone Druid when he attacks out of leash range. Instead the bear will not attack.
  • Nerf Spirit Bear's Entangle no longer prevents the target from attacking
  • Buff Spirit Bear's Entangle damage increased from 40/sec to 60/sec
  • Buff Added Battle Cry to all level of True Form and scaled the bonus damage/armor (20/2➜20/2, 40/4, 60/6) and lowered duration (10➜8 seconds)
  • Rework Changed Spirit Bear's ability progression (Lv1➜Adds Inventory, Lv2➜Adds Return, Lv3➜Adds Entangle, Lv4➜Adds Demolish and Spell Damage Reduction)
  • Buff Improved True Form's melee attack range (100➜150)
  • Buff Rabid now goes on both the Spirit Bear and Lone Druid when casted instead of requiring a target
  • Rework Removed One from True Form
  • Rework Spells now last the same duration on Spirit Bear as they do on heroes
  • Buff Improved Spirit Bear's Entangle chance from 16% to 20% and cooldown from 6 to 5 seconds
  • Buff Improved cooldown progression on Spirit Bear
  • Buff Minor bonus armor in True Form
  • Buff Improved Spirit Bear's Demolish

Notable Players[edit]

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