Abaddon

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[e][h]Abaddon
Dire Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
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
717
1527
2112
Mana
327
663
903
Armor
1.7
5
7.4
Damage
55-65
91-101
117-127
Spell Amp
1.5%
3.4%
4.8%
Magic Resist
26%
29%
31%
Movement Speed Amp

1.2%
2.2%
3%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Abaddon Abaddon, the Lord of Avernus[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support Carry Durable

The Font of Avernus is the source of a family’s strength, a crack in primal stones from which vapors of prophetic power have issued for generations. Each newborn of the cavernous House Avernus is bathed in the black mist, and by this baptism they are given an innate connection to the mystic energies of the land. They grow up believing themselves fierce protectors of their lineal traditions, the customs of the realm—but what they really are protecting is the Font itself. And the motives of the mist are unclear.

When the infant Abaddon was bathed in the Font, they say something went awry. In the child’s eyes there flared a light of comprehension that startled all present and set the sacerdotes to whispering. He was raised with every expectation of following the path all scions of Avernus took—to train in war, that in times of need he might lead the family’s army in defense of the ancestral lands. But Abaddon was always one apart. Where others trained with weapons, he bent himself to meditation in the presence of the mist. He drank deep from the vapors that welled from the Font, learning to blend his spirit with the potency that flowed from far beneath the House; he became a creature of the black mist.

There was bitterness within the House Avernus—elders and young alike accusing him of neglecting his responsibilities. But all such accusations stopped when Abaddon rode into battle, and they saw how the powers of the mist had given him mastery over life and death beyond those of any lord the House had ever known.

Abilities[edit]

Mist Coil
QD
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Units
Damage Type
Magical
Abaddon releases a coil of deathly mist that can damage an enemy unit or heal a friendly unit at the cost of some of Abaddon's health.
Ally Heal/Enemy Damage100 / 150 / 200 / 250
175 / 225 / 275 / 325
Self Damage75 / 100 / 125 / 150
Cast Range800
Cast Point0.25
Radius375
4.5
50
Does not pierce Spell Immunity on enemies. Can heal spell immune allies. The self damage will pierce spell immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
A mysterious vapor from the Font of Avernus now infuses the breath of Abaddon, who releases it at will.
Notes
  • The
      projectile travels at 1300 speed.
  • The self damage can be absorbed by
     .
  • The self damage is Pure type.
  • Abaddon can deny himself with this ability.
Aphotic Shield
WT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Units
Damage Type
Magical
Summons dark energies around an ally unit, creating a shield that absorbs a set amount of damage before expiring. When the shield is destroyed it will burst and deal damage to the area around it. Performs a strong dispel on cast.
Damage Absorbed/Dealt110 / 140 / 170 / 200
425
Blast Radius675
Shield Duration15
Cast Range500
Cast Point0.4
12 / 10 / 8 / 6
115
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
The powers of the black mist rise to absorb attacks like the black mist absorbs light.
Notes
  •   bursts as soon as the maximum damage has been absorbed.
  • When the duration runs out, the shield bursts and the maximum damage is dealt regardless of how much was absorbed.
  • Casting on the same unit again will replace the Aphotic Shield currently active on the target, causing the first shield to burst immediately for full damage.
  • Does not damage invisible units.
Curse of Avernus
EF
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Units
Abaddon strikes an enemy with chilling power on each attack, slowing them and causing all units who attack the slowed enemy to gain increased attack speed. If a target gets hit enough times they are silenced and slowed more, while all allied heroes that attack the target will receive an attack speed boost for a short time.
Basic Movement Speed Slow10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Curse Movement Speed Slow30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
Bonus Attack Speed40 / 60 / 80 / 100
Slow/Silence/Bonus Duration4
Hits To Curse4
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain the buff, but do not apply the debuff.
The curse that slows an enemy, speeds an ally.
Notes
  • Displays a stack indicator above the target. Visible to allies.
Borrowed Time
RB
Affects
Self
When activated, all damage dealt to you will heal instead of harm. Performs a strong dispel on cast. If the ability is not on cooldown, it will passively activate if Abaddon takes damage when his health is below the threshold.
Health Threshold400
Duration4 / 5 / 6
5 / 6 / 7
Cast Point0
Damage Redirect
50%
Redirect Radius
900
60 / 50 / 40
Increases the duration and redirects damage dealt on allies to Abaddon.
When broken, only the passive activation is disabled. The ability may still be manually activated.
The most unnatural of all the gifts of the Font of Avernus, this power defies mortal understanding. What should hurt, instead heals; and what should kill gives strength anew.
Notes
  •   will activate automatically if Abaddon suffers damage while having less than 400 HP.
  • Damage nukes greater than Abaddon's current health will kill Abaddon without passively activating Borrowed Time.
  • When Borrowed Time is active, Abaddon is visually covered in a bright blue glow.
  • Can be cast while disabled, and performs a strong dispel on cast. This allows Abaddon to remove a stun from himself while stunned.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
375 AoE Mist Coil 25 +225 Aphotic Shield Health
+90 Damage 20 20% Cooldown Reduction
+75 Mist Coil Heal/Damage 15 +8 Armor
+25% XP Gain 10 +25 Movement Speed

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Observer Ward
Tango
Healing Salve
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Ring of Basilius
Clarity
Stout Shield
Mid Game Late Game
Tranquil Boots
Magic Wand
Urn of Shadows
Solar Crest
Assault Cuirass
Vladmirs Offering

General Strategy[edit]

Able to transform enemy attacks into self-healing, Abaddon can survive almost any assault. Shielding allies and launching his double-edged coil at a friend or foe, he is always ready to ride into the thick of battle.
Abaddon (In-Game Description)

Overview

Abaddon is a seemingly unkillable hero. His abilities are useful for his own potential protection as well as to save those who desperately need to stay alive. Proper play of Abaddon requires good management skills of your hp and mana.

Skill Build

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Spell
Level111213141516182025
Spell

Mist Coil is Abaddon's main damage nuke and heal ability. By using early levels of Aphotic Shield you mitigate damage in the early game, have the utility to remove stuns, and cover the self damage dealt by Mist Coil as you level it up. Abaddon's slow is very minor, so it is saved for later in the game due to his other skills having a much more powerful impact.

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.20
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 310 to 325
  • Buff Base agility increased from 17 to 23
  • Nerf Mist Coil projectile speed reduced from 1600 to 1300
  • Rework Reworked Curse of Avernus
    • Slows the targets you attack by 10/15/20/25% for 4 seconds
    • If a target gets hit 4 times, they become cursed for 4 seconds, getting silenced and slowed by 30/40/50/60%
    • All allied heroes that attack the target will receive a 40/60/80/100 AS boost
  • Rework Level 25 Talent changed from +25% Curse of Avernus Slow to +375 AoE Mist Coil
7.19
  • Buff Mist Coil mana cost reduced from 50/60/70/80 to 50
7.18
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 305 to 310
7.17
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +20% XP to +25%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +60 Mist Coil Heal/Damage to +75
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +6 Armor to +8
7.13b
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 310 to 305
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from -1 to -2
7.10
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +50 Mist Coil Heal/Damage to +60
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +15% Cooldown Reduction to +20%
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from +250 Aphotic Shield Health to +225
7.07
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.05
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 2.5 to 2.3
  • Rework Base health regeneration reduced from 0.25 to 0
7.04
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 2.7 to 2.5
  • Nerf Mist Coil projectile speed reduced from 2000 to 1600
7.03
  • Nerf Aphotic Shield mana cost rescaled from 100/105/110/115 to 115
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +200 Aphotic Shield Health to +300
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +15% XP Gain to +20%
7.00
  • Buff Mist Coil cast point reduced from 0.35 to 0.25
  • Nerf Mist Coil now has a fast projectile (2000 speed, disjointable)
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cast point reduced from 0.452 to 0.4
  • Nerf Borrowed Time no longer disjoints projectiles
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Mist Coil cast point reduced from 0.452 to 0.35
6.87
  • Buff Curse of Avernus slow increased from 5/10/15/20% to 8/12/16/20%
6.85
  • Buff Mist Coil cooldown reduced from 5 to 4.5
  • Buff Borrowed Time Aghanim's Scepter damage redirection increased from 35% to 50%
6.84
  • Buff Borrowed Time can now be cast while disabled (same rules as Morphling's Morph)
6.83
  • Buff Borrowed Time duration increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6
6.82
  • Buff Mist Coil mana cost rescaled from 75 to 50/60/70/80
6.81
  • Buff Aghanim's Scepter:
    • Borrowed Time now redirects 35% of all damage dealt to nearby allied heroes to Abaddon
    • Heroes within 900 range of Abaddon will have their damage redirected
6.79
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 0 to -1
  • Nerf Mist Coil self damage increased from 50/75/100/125 to 75/100/125/150
  • Nerf Aphotic Shield is now dispellable
  • Nerf Borrowed Time no longer activates under
     
6.78
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 300 to 310
6.75
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cooldown decreased from 14/12/10/8 to 12/10/8/6
  • Buff Borrowed Time cooldown now scales from 60 to 60/50/40
  • Buff Death Coil cooldown decreased from 6 to 5 seconds
  • Buff Frostmourne enemy debuff duration increased from 2 to 2.5
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 2 to 0
6.73
  • Buff Aphotic Shield will explode at the end of its duration if it has not taken sufficient damage
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cooldown decreased from 18/15/12/9 to 14/12/10/8
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cast range increased from 450 to 500
6.72
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cast range increased from 350 to 450
6.71
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cast range increased from 300 to 350
6.70
  • Buff Frostmourne bonus movement speed increased from 10% to 15%
6.64
  • Nerf Aphotic Shield cast range decreased from 800 to 300
  • Buff Death Coil cast range increased from 300 to 800
6.63
  • Nerf Death Coil cast range reduced from 600 to 300
6.60
  • Buff Lowered Death Coil cooldown (7 ➜ 6)
  • Buff Gets the Mark of the Abyss buff on his first attack instead of on his second attack
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter to Lord of Avernus
6.57
  • Buff Improved Aphotic Shield life from 100/125/150/175 to 110/140/170/200
6.54
  • Rework Changes to Aphotic shield and Borrowed Time
6.52
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 295 to 300
6.50
  • Buff Death Coil cooldown decreased from 11 to 7
6.49
  • Buff Death Coil cooldown decreased from 15 to 11
6.43
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 300 to 295
6.39
  • Nerf Can no longer use Aphotic Shield on allies affected by
     
6.34
  • Nerf Aphotic Shield cast range reduced from 1000 to 800
  • Nerf Aphotic Shield cooldown increased from 21 to 23
6.33
  • Rework Reworked/Improved Abaddon
6.28
  • Buff Base agility increased from 13 to 17
  • Buff Aphotic Shield cast range increased from 600 to 1000
6.24
  • Rework Reworked Mark of the Abyss and tweaked some of his other abilities a little
6.20
  • New New Hero

Ability History[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

Rapy 

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