Riki

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[e][h]Riki
Radiant Hero
Attributes

17 +1.9

30 +2.2

14 +1.3
Base Stats
Sight Range
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
Base Magic Resist
Turn Rate
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health

506

974

1316

Mana
243
459
615
Armor
6
12.2
16.6
Damage
34-38
64-68
86-90
Spell Amp
1%
2.3%
3.2%
Magic Resist

26.36%

28.44%

29.96%

Movement Speed Amp
1.9%
3.8%
5.1%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Riki, the Stealth Assassin[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Escape Disabler

Riki was born middle child to the great dynasty of Tahlin. With an older brother groomed for the throne, and a younger brother coddled and kept, Riki, the small middle son, seemed born for the art of invisibility. It was an art he cultivated, and one which ultimately saved his life on the night that his people were betrayed and his family slaughtered. Of all the royal line, he alone escaped—small and agile, unassuming, using smoke as cover. He cut his way out of the royal grounds, using the advantage of surprise, quietly slitting the throats of one enemy warrior after another. Now free of his royal responsibilities, Riki uses his talents in service to a new trade: Stealth Assassin. He silences his enemies, sharpening his skills, hoping to one day take revenge on those who killed his family and robbed him of his birthright.

Abilities[edit]

Smoke Screen
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Throws down a smoke bomb, silencing and slowing enemy units in an area while causing them to miss on most attacks. Enemies within the cloud have greatly reduced vision.
QC
90
11
      4
Radius250 / 275 / 300 / 325
Miss Chance40% / 50% / 60% / 70%
Movement Slow10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Duration6
Cast Range550
Cast Point0.4
Enemy Vision100
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity
Since his escape during the night of his betrayal, Riki has valued the use of a simple smoke screen to confuse his opponents.
Notes
  • Enemies in Smoke Screen have their vision reduced to 100.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Units
Damage Type
Magical
Teleports behind the target unit, striking for bonus damage if it is an enemy.
WB
50
16 / 12 / 8 / 4
Strike Damage55 / 70 / 85 / 100
Cast Range800
1700
Cast Point0.3
 Affected By Blocked by Spell Immunity Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb Cannot be cast while rooted
The Stealth Assassin's agile movement makes him impossible to escape.
Notes
Cloak and Dagger
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Damage Type
Physical
Riki fades into the shadows, staying permanently invisible except while attacking. If Riki attacks from behind, bonus damage is applied based on his current agility.
WE
Invisibility Fade Time6 / 5 / 4 / 3
Bonus Agility Damage40% / 60% / 80% / 100%
120%
AbilityAttacking doesn't reveal Riki
 Affected By  Disabled by Break Illusions gain part of this ability
Riki comes for you.
Notes
  • Bonus damage is based on Riki's agility.
  • Riki can cast spells and use items while invisible.
  • Riki can also attack while invisible.
  • The backstab can activate on denies.
  • Illusions can use the invisibility part of this ability.
  • Riki turns invisible immediately upon respawning, including via Aegis.
  • The fade time is displayed as a cooldown on the ability icon, but it is not affected by cooldown reduction or Refresher Orb.
  • Disabled by Break.
Tricks of the Trade
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Riki phases out of the world for a few seconds, attacking a random enemy from behind in an area around him. He attacks once when phasing out and once per short interval while being phased out.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter. Increases the duration and enables Riki to hide inside an allied hero.

RK
75
40 / 35 / 30
Duration4 / 5 / 6
8 / 9 / 10
Attack Interval0.5 / 0.45 / 0.4
Radius500
900
Cast Point0.3
Cast Range
1000
Targeting
 Affected By  Cannot be cast while rooted
The Stealth Assassin is not afraid to fight dirty, and specializes in attacking his opponents from behind.
Notes
  • Prioritizes hitting heroes.
  • Cannot be cast while rooted.
  • When hiding inside of an ally, the radius follows their movement.

Talent Ability[edit]

Riki gains Critical Strike.
Critical Strike
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants a chance to deal a bonus damage critical strike.
Critical Damage150%
Critical Chance20%
 Affected By  Illusions gain this ability
Notes

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Cloak and Dagger Doesn't Reveal 25 +400 Tricks of the Trade AoE
+900 Blink Strike Cast Range 20 +0.2 Backstab Multiplier
-7s Smoke Screen Cooldown 15 +20% Critical Strike (1.5×)
+8 Agility 10 +5 Health Regen

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Orb of Venom
Stout Shield
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Mid Game Late Game
Power Treads
Magic Wand
Diffusal Blade
Sange and Yasha
Abyssal Blade

General Strategy[edit]

Riki stalks the battlefield, unseen by the enemy. He chooses his moment carefully and bursts forth in a puff of silencing smoke, stabbing at his foes before they even know he's there.
Riki (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell
Level111213141516182025
Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
7.12
  • Rework Tricks of the Trade reworked: Instead of hitting every hero in the AoE once per second, it hits a random hero once per 0.5/0.45/0.4 seconds
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade will hit creeps if there are no heroes available
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade duration increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6
7.10
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from -5s Smokescreen Cooldown to -7s
7.07b
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from -4s Smokescreen Cooldown to -5s
  • Nerf Base agility reduced from 34 to 30
7.07
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced by 10
  • Buff Enemy units in Smoke Screen have no vision
  • Buff Backstab damage can now be used in procs like Critical Strike, Cleave, etc.
  • Nerf Backstab damage reduced from 0.5/0.75/1/1.25 to 0.4/0.6/0.8/1
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced by 5
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +20% XP Gain to +30%
7.01
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow from 13/17/21/25% to 10/15/20/25%
7.00
  • Buff Added a Scepter for Riki:
    • Increases ultimate duration by 4 seconds, and allows you to target an allied hero, hiding inside them for the duration
    • The radius that you attack in follows the allied hero
    • 1000 Cast Range
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow reduced from 19/21/23/25% to 13/17/21/25%
6.88e
  • Nerf Riki's Smoke Screen slow reduced from 25% to 19/21/23/25%
6.88b
  • Nerf Riki's Blink Strike damage reduced from 60/80/100/120 to 55/70/85/100
6.88
  • Nerf Smoke Screen mana cost increased from 75/80/85/90 to 90
6.87
  • Playable in Competitive Added to Captains Mode
  • Buff Blink Strike damage increased from 20/40/60/80 to 60/80/100/120
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.3
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown reduced from 40 to 40/35/30
6.86c
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown reduced from 70 to 40
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade AoE increased from 475 to 500
  • Buff Blink Strike cast range increased from 700 to 800
  • Buff Blink Strike cast point reduced from 0.4 to 0.3
6.86b
  • Buff Cloak and Dagger backstab damage multiplier increased from 0.4/0.6/0.8/1 to 0.5/0.75/1/1.25
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade now only affects heroes
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade AoE increased from 450 to 475
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown rescaled from 90/80/70 to 70
6.86
  • Removed Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Rework Reworked Permanent Invisibility to include Backstab
  • Rework Blink Strike back to basic ability without charges
  • Rework Added a new ultimate for Riki, Tricks of the Trade
  • Nerf Strength growth reduced from 2 to 1.6
  • Nerf Agility growth reduced from 2.9 to 2.2
  • Nerf Base armor reduced by 1
  • Nerf Smoke Screen no longer slows turn rates
6.85
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility health regen increased from 4/5/6/7 to 6/8/10/12
6.84
  • Nerf Smoke Screen no longer slows attack speed
  • Buff Smoke Screen now reduces turn rate by 30%
6.83
  • Buff Blink Strike max charges increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6
  • Nerf Blink Strike charge restore time increased from 30 to 35
  • Buff Blink Strike bonus damage from 50/70/90 to 40/70/100
6.82
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 300 to 290
  • Nerf Base damage reduced by 10
  • Nerf Base HP regeneration reduced from 1.5 to the default 0.25
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility is now a basic ability
  • Rework Permanent Invisibility fade delay from 3/2/1 to 8/6/4/2
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility now provides 4/5/6/7 HP regeneration while invisible
  • Buff Blink Strike is now an Ultimate and can target Spell Immune
  • Rework Blink Strike bonus damage from 30/60/90/120 to 50/70/90
  • Buff Blink Strike now has 3/4/5 charges, with a 30 second replenish time, instead of a 20/15/10/5 cooldown
  • Buff Blink Strike mana cost reduced from 50 to 40
  • Buff Blink Strike cast range increased from 700 to 800
6.81b
  • Buff Smoke Screen cooldown reduced from 13 to 11
6.81
  • Buff Backstab now works when attacking allied units
6.80
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 0.75 to 1.5
6.79
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast range increased from 425 to 550
  • Buff Riki is no longer revealed out of Permanent Invisibility when he casts spells or uses items
6.78
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility fade time decreased from 3/2.25/1.5 to 3/2/1
6.73
  • Buff Backstab damage bonus increased from 0.25/0.5/0.75/1 to 0.5/0.75/1/1.25 of agility
6.72
  • Buff Smoke Screen cooldown decreased from 15 to 13 seconds
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast range increased from 350 to 425
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 0.75
  • Buff Blink Strike cooldown rescaled from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5
6.68
  • Buff Base agility increased by 10
6.58
  • Nerf Removed ministun and tree destruction on smokescreen
  • Buff Backstab damage type is now Physical
6.55
  • Buff Changed Riki's Blink Strike to move him behind the target
6.52
  • Buff Slightly reduced Riki's cast animation time
6.51
  • Buff Smokescreen interrupts teleportation once again

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