The Animal Courier (also known as the Courier) is used to deliver items to players on the field of battle. The Animal Courier can only be purchased once. It cannot be sold or destroyed. The courier cannot use most items, but it can use a select few listed here. Couriers are also phased and spell immune. The courier is invulnerable at the allied fountain.
If killed, 125 gold will be awarded to all enemy players. It respawns at the fountain after 2 minutes, and any items it was carrying will be inaccessible until then.
The Animal Courier automatically upgrades into a Flying Courier after 3 minutes. It moves faster, can fly over impassable terrain, and has the Shield ability.
If killed, 175 gold will be awarded to all enemy players. It respawns at the fountain after 3 minutes, and any items it was carrying will be inaccessible until then.The flying courier takes 50% bonus damage from melee heroes.