Animal Courier

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[e][h]Animal Courier
 
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Animal Courier
Losing the courier is punishable by death.
Ability
Active 
 
Availability
Category
Bought From
Recipe
Animal Courier

General[edit]

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.

Animal Courier[edit]

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.

Flying Courier[edit]

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.

Ability[edit]

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

Summon Abilities[edit]

Courier[edit]

Return To Base
QE
Targeting
No Target
Returns the courier to the safety of your team's base.
Go To Secret Shop
WF
Targeting
No Target
Sends the courier to your team's secret shop.
Return Items
ED
Targeting
No Target
Returns items to their stash at your team's base.
Retrieve Items
DY
Targeting
No Target
Retrieves items from your stash at your team's base.
Transfer Items
FT
Targeting
No Target
Carries and then transfers items to your hero.

Flying Courier[edit]

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

Summon Stats[edit]

Animal Courier [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Ancient
Armor Type
Health
75
Health Regen
0.5
Armor
0
Movement Speed
380
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
125
Notes
  • Has an inventory and backpack
  • Phased
Flying Courier [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Ancient
Armor Type
Health
150
Health Regen
0.5
Armor
10
Movement Speed
470
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
175
Experience
349
Notes
  • Has an inventory and backpack
  • Phased
  • Has the   ability
  • Takes 150% damage from melee heroes

Recommended Heroes[edit]

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Kunkka
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Jakiro
Omniknight
Chen
Treant Protector
Crystal Maiden
Lich
Lion
Shadow Shaman
Pudge

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.21
  • Buff Flying movement speed increased from 460 to 470
7.15
  • Buff Bounty reduced from 175 to 125 (Flying Courier is still 175)
7.10
  • Buff Flying Courier movement speed increased from 450 to 460
7.09
  • Buff Courier cost reduced from 200 to 50
7.07
  • Nerf Courier cost increased from 100 to 200
  • Buff Animal 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
    • Cooldown: 200
    • Duration: 2
  • Nerf Courier can no longer refill Bottle
    • As a result, couriers are no longer slowed by non-full bottles
  • 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 bottles now slow the courier by 30%
6.81
  • Buff Animal Courier respawn time reduced from 180 to 140
6.80
  • Buff Animal 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 inaccessible 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
6.38
  • Buff Added Flying Courier
6.03
  • New New Item

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