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Bane

[e][h]Bane
Dire Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base Mana Regen
Sight Range
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Speed
Base Attack Time
Base Magic Resist
Turn Rate
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
614
1262
1730
Mana
420
960
1350
Armor
4.7
10.5
14.7
Damage
58-64
94-100
120-126
Spell Amp
2%
5.2%
7.5%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
30%
Movement Speed Amp

1.4%
3.7%
5.3%
Most Played As
LessMore
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5

Bane Atropos, the Bane Elemental[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support Disabler Nuker Durable

When the gods have nightmares, it is Bane Elemental who brings them. Also known as Atropos, Bane was born from the midnight terrors of the goddess Nyctasha. A force of terror too powerful to be contained by sleep, he surfaced from her slumbers, fed upon her immortality, and stole his vaporous form from her inky blood. He is the essence of fear. Mortals who hear his voice hear their darkest secrets whispered in their ear. He calls to the hidden fear in every Hero's heart. Wakefulness is no protection, for Bane's black blood, continuously dripping, is a tar that traps his enemies in nightmare. In the presence of Bane, every Hero remembers to fear the dark.

Abilities[edit]

Brain Sap
QB
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Feasts on the vital energies of an enemy unit, dealing damage and gaining health equal to the damage dealt.
Damage/Heal100 / 200 / 300 / 400
650
Cast Range600
Cast Point0.4
0.2
14 / 13 / 12 / 11
     
1.5
90 / 115 / 140 / 165
Decreases the cooldown and cast point.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Pierces Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Atropos finds no greater pleasure than to harvest the fear he creates.
Nightmare
WT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Units
Puts the target enemy or friendly hero to sleep. Sleeping units are awakened when attacked, but the nightmare passes to the attacking unit. Bane can attack nightmared targets freely.
Sleep Duration4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Invulnerability Duration1
Cast Range425 / 500 / 575 / 650
Cast Point0.4
22 / 19 / 16 / 13
165
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
A stolen prowess from the goddess Nyctasha is to put his prey into forever sleep.
Notes
  • Nightmared units provide no vision.
  • Only auto attacks will transfer Nightmare.
  • Only Bane can attack nightmared units without waking them.
  • Nightmare's duration is refreshed when it is transferred.
  • The sleeping unit instantly wakes up if it takes player-based damage.
  • Towers and creeps will not attack a target affected by Nightmare.
Nightmare End
ET
Targeting
No Target
Ends all nightmares.
Cast Point0
Notes
  • Ends all nightmares, including enemy nightmares.
Enfeeble
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Your abilities now place an enfeeble debuff on the target, reducing their status resistance and magic resistance.
Status Resistance Reduction15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Magic Resistance Reduction4% / 8% / 12% / 16%
Duration8
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Even the mightiest of warriors crumble before the terror of Atropos.
Notes
  • Does not stack on the same target. Multiple casts only refresh the duration.
Fiend's Grip
RF
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Grips an enemy unit, disabling it and causing heavy damage over time, while stealing mana based on the unit's maximum mana.
Damage Per Second100 / 155 / 215
Max Mana Drain Per Second5%
Duration6
13
Cast Range625
Cast Point0.4
120 / 110 / 100
200 / 300 / 400
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable with strong dispels.
Victims of Atropos are frequently torn apart by vivid conjurations of their own nightmares.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 600 / 930 / 1290
    • 2795
  • Total maximum mana drain:
    • 30%
    • 65%
  • Deals damage/steals mana in smaller amounts every 0.5 seconds.
  • Mana drain percentage is based on the target's maximum mana.
  • Grants true sight of the target unit.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+7s  Fiend's Grip Duration 25 +250  Brain Sap Damage/Heal
+50 Movement Speed 20 +20% Spell Lifesteal
+40% XP Gain 15 +8% Spell Amplification
+100 Cast Range 10 +7 Armor

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Clarity
Animal Courier
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Soul Ring
Observer Ward
Observer Ward
Iron Branch
Mid Game Late Game
Arcane Boots
Magic Wand
Glimmer Cape
Aether Lens
Blink Dagger

General Strategy[edit]

Bane brings terror to his enemies with his arsenal of disabling abilities. Whether trapping a foe within a contagious nightmare, or gripping an enemy in place, he gives allies all the time they need to slay their enemy.
Bane (In-Game Description)

Overview

Skill Build

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Spell
Level111213141516182025
Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.23
  • Rework Reworked Enfeeble
    • Now a passive
    • Your abilities now place an enfeeble debuff on the target
    • Enfeeble has been moved down to the third ability
  • Buff Brain Sap now heals for as much damage as the target takes
  • Nerf Brain Sap damage type changed from Pure to Magical
  • Buff Brain Sap damage increased from 75/150/225/300 to 100/200/300/400
  • Buff Fiend's Grip now deals damage through Spell Immunity
  • Rework Level 15 Talent changed from Enfeeble Steals Attack Speed to +8% Spell Amplification
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from +125 Enfeeble Attack Speed Reduction to +20% Spell Lifesteal
7.22
  • Buff Brain Sap Scepter now also reduces cast point by 50%
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +100 Enfeeble Attack Speed Reduction to +125
7.21b
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 2.4 to 2.6
  • Buff Agility gain increased from 2.4 to 2.6
  • Nerf Intelligence gain reduced from 2.8 to 2.6
7.21
  • Buff Enfeeble attack speed slow increased from 40/60/80/100 to 50/75/100/125
  • Buff Enfeeble mana cost reduced from 70/90/110/130 to 50/75/100/125
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +6 Armor to +7
  • Buff Fiend's Grip duration increased from 5 to 6
7.20
  • Rework Reworked Enfeeble
    • Applies 36/44/52/60% status amplification to the target
    • Causes debuffs to last longer, being the opposite of status resistance
    • Reduces enemy attack speed by 40/60/80/100
    • Lasts 8 seconds
    • Can be dispelled
    • Cast Range: 1000
    • Cooldown: 12/10/8/6
    • Mana Cost: 70/90/110/130
  • Rework Level 15 Talent changed from Enfeeble Steals Damage to Enfeeble Steals Attack Speed
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from +100 Enfeeble Damage Reduction to +100 Enfeeble Attack Speed Reduction
7.18
  • Nerf Fiend's Grip cooldown increased from 100 to 120/110/100
7.17
  • Nerf Base damage reduced from 37-43 to 35-41
  • Nerf Brain Sap mana cost increased from 70/100/130/160 to 90/115/140/165
7.16
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent reduced from +75 Movement Speed to +65
  • Nerf Enfeeble duration reduced from 14/16/18/20 to 8/12/16/20
7.07d
  • Nerf Enfeeble duration reduced from 20 to 14/16/18/20
  • Nerf Brain Sap damage rescaled from 90/160/230/300 to 75/150/225/300
7.07c
  • Nerf Nightmare cast range reduced from 500/550/600/650 to 425/500/575/650
7.07b
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from Enfeeble Steals Damage to +100 Cast Range
  • Rework Level 15 Talent changed from +150 Cast Range to Enfeeble Steals Damage
7.07
  • Buff Bane can attack nightmared units without waking them
  • Buff All cast points reduced from 0.5 to 0.4
  • Nerf Nightmare no longer deals 20 damage per second
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06f
  • Buff Base Strength, Agility, and Intelligence increased from 22 to 23
  • Buff Nightmare cast point reduced from 0.5 to 0.4
7.06
  • Rework Reworked Bane's Scepter:
    • Causes Brain Sap to have a 1.5 second cooldown
    • Pierces Spell Immunity
  • Buff Strength, Agility, and Intelligence gain increased from 2.1 to 2.4
  • Buff Fiend's Grip deals damage every 0.5 seconds instead of every 1
7.05
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +25% XP Gain to +30%
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +75 Enfeeble Damage Reduction to +90
7.03
  • Buff Base damage increased from 33-39 to 37-43
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +75 Movement Speed to +100
7.02
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +35 Movement Speed to +75 Enfeeble Damage Reduction
  • Rework Level 25 Talent from +120 Enfeeble Damage Reduction to +75 Movement Speed
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Brain Sap cooldown reduced from 14 to 14/13/12/11
6.87
  • Buff Enfeeble mana cost reduced from 95/105/115/125 to 95
6.86c
  • Nerf Nightmare cooldown increased from 16/15/14/13 to 22/19/16/13
6.86
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 315 to 310
6.85
  • Buff Enfeeble cooldown reduced from 10 to 8
  • Buff Brain Sap mana cost reduced from 100/125/150/175 to 70/100/130/160
  • Bug Fix Fixed Fiend's Grip sometimes not granting True Sight over the target properly
6.84
  • Buff Brain Sap mana cost reduced from 125/150/175/200 to 100/125/150/175
  • Buff Units affected by Nightmare no longer provide vision
  • Buff Nightmare End can now be used by Bane to end all other existing Nightmares
6.83
  • Buff Nightmare cooldown from 15 to 16/15/14/13
6.82
  • Buff Scepter Fiend's Grip now causes anyone who attacks Bane while he is channeling to be affected by Nightmare
  • Rework Nightmare damage from HP Removal to Pure
6.76
  • Buff Enfeeble cooldown reduced from 12 to 10
  • Buff Bane can now wake himself up from Nightmare with a subability
6.75
  • Buff Fiend's Grip Aghanim's duration increased from 6 to 7
  • Buff Enfeeble damage reduction increased from 25/50/75/100 to 30/60/90/120
  • Buff Enfeeble can no longer be dispelled (By Manta, BKB, or any other dispel)
6.73
  • Buff Base Str/Agi/Int increased from 18/18/18 to 22/22/22
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 305 to 315
6.72d
  • Buff Enfeeble mana cost rescaled from 125 to 95/105/115/125
6.72
  • Rework Enfeeble now reduces attack damage by a constant amount
  • Buff Fiend's Grip now gives vision of the target
  • Buff Brain Sap cooldown reduced from 16 to 14
6.71
  • Buff Fiend's Grip Scepter duration increased from 5 to 6
6.70
  • Buff Fiend's Grip cooldown reduced from 120 to 100
6.69
  • Bug Fix Nightmare fixed so it properly stops enemy potions
  • Bug Fix Enfeeble damage rebalanced from 30/60/90/120% to 40/60/80/100% (above 100% didn't work properly)
  • Buff Brain Sap damage rebalanced from 75/150/225/300 to 90/160/230/300
6.68
  • Buff Brain Sap cooldown reduced from 20 to 16
  • Buff Fiend's Grip Scepter upgrade now drains 10% mana per second instead of 5%
6.63
  • Bug Fix Fiend's Grip mana cost increased from 100/175/250 to 200/300/400
    • (Was intended for the 6.58 rework)
6.60
  • Buff Improved cast range on Enfeeble (800 ➜ 1000)
  • Buff Added Scepter upgrade to Bane Elemental
    • Fiend's Grip damage per second increases from 100/155/215 to 155/215/270
6.58
  • Rework Changed how Fiend's Grip works a little
    • No longer has a 40/60/80 HP and Mana cost per second
    • Increased initial mana cost from 100/175/250 to 200/300/400
    • Now transfers 5% of enemy max mana per second to Bane while channeling
  • Nerf Fiend's Grip now wakes a unit up from Nightmare
  • Buff Removed the life degen and enemy suicide mechanism from Enfeeble
6.50
  • Buff Enfeeble cast range increased from 500 to 800
  • Buff Enfeeble attack damage reduction improved from 20/40/60/80% to 30/60/90/120%
6.36
  • Nerf Nightmare cast range reduced from 650 to 500/550/600/650
6.29b
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 297 to 305
6.10
  • Buff Enfeeble attack damage reduction improved from 20/30/40/50% to 20/40/60/80%
  • Nerf Enfeeble duration reduced from 40 to 20
  • Buff Enfeeble cooldown reduced from 20 to 15
6.07
  • Buff Attack range increased from 300 to 400
6.00
  • Rework Ported

Notable Players[edit]

ppd 
Fear 
Solo 
fng 

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