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Bristleback

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[e][h]Bristleback
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Health Regen
Mana Regen
Magic Resistance
Attack Speed
Attack Time
Attack Duration
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Turn Rate
Sight Range
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
695
1482
2045
Mana
243
711
1047
Armor
3.7
7.8
10.6
Damage
57-58
92-93
117-118
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Release Date
2013-03-28
Competitive Release
2013-05-02
Collision Size
Legs

Bristleback Rigwarl, the Bristleback[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Durable Initiator Nuker

Never one to turn his back on a fight, Rigwarl was known for battling the biggest, meanest scrappers he could get his hands on. Christened Bristleback by the drunken crowds, he waded into backroom brawls in every road tavern between Slom and Elze, until his exploits finally caught the eye of a barkeep in need of an enforcer. For a bit of brew, Bristleback was hired to collect tabs, keep the peace, and break the occasional leg or two (or five, in the case of one unfortunate web-hund).

After indulging in a night of merriment during which bodily harm was meted out in equal parts upon both delinquent patrons and his own liver, Bristleback finally met his match. "Your tusks offend me, sir," he was heard to drunkenly slur to one particularly large fellow from the northern wastes whose bill had come due. What followed was a fight for the ages. A dozen fighters jumped in. No stool was left unbroken, and in the end, the impossible happened: the tab went unpaid. Over the weeks that followed, Bristleback's wounds healed, and his quills grew back; but an enforcer's honor can be a prickly thing. He paid the tab from his own coin, vowing to track down this northerner and extract redemption. And then he did something he'd never done before—he actually trained, and in so doing made a startling discovery about himself. A smile peeled back from his teeth as he flexed his quills. Turning his back to a fight might be just the thing.

When it comes to a fight, Bristleback really puts his back into it. Reducing all damage arriving from the rear or from the sides, he wades into battle with barely a care, spraying enemies with damaging quills and slowing snot.

Abilities[edit]

Viscous Nasal Goo
QG
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Covers a target in snot, causing it to have reduced armor and movement speed. Multiple casts stack and refresh the duration.
Base Movement Speed Slow15%
Movement Speed Slow Per Stack3%/6%/9%/12%
Base Armor Reduction2
Armor Reduction Per Stack1.5/2/2.5/3
Maximum Stacks4
7
Duration5
Cast Range650
800
Cast Point0.3
0
Targeting
No Target
1.75
12/16/20/24
Viscous Nasal Goo becomes a no target area of effect ability, applying to all enemies within range. Increases stack limit.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Having caught a cold while stuck in the snow, Bristleback turns it to his advantage.
Notes
  • Maximum movement speed slow:
    • 32%/44%/56%/68%
    • 50%/80%/110%/140%
  • Maximum armor reduction:
    • 7.6/9.2/10.8/12.4
    • 16/21/26/30
  • The goo projectile travels at 1000 speed.
Quill Spray
WR
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Sprays enemy units with quills dealing damage in an area of effect around Bristleback. Deals bonus damage for every time a unit was hit by Quill Spray in the last few seconds.
Base Damage25/45/65/85
Damage Per Stack28/30/32/34
48/50/52/54
Damage Cap550
Stack Duration14
Radius700
Cast Point0
3
35
An enforcer's honor can be a prickly thing. So can his quills.
Notes
  • Quill Spray deals damage radiating out from Bristleback at 2400 speed over 0.3 seconds.
Bristleback
EK
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Bristleback takes less damage if hit on the sides or rear. If Bristleback takes an amount of damage from the rear, he releases a Quill Spray Quill Spray of the current level.
Reduced Damage (Rear)16%/24%/32%/40%
24%/32%/40%/48%
Reduced Damage (Side)8%/12%/16%/20%
12%/16%/20%/24%
Rear Angle70°
Side Angle110°
Damage Threshold200
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain the damage reduction, not the Quill Spray bonus.
Turning his back to a fight might be just the thing.
Notes
  • Does not reduce HP Cost damage.
  • Bristleback's rear is considered to be within 70° angle from the back.
  • Bristleback's side is considered to be within 110° angle from the back.
  • For a visual of Bristleback passive reduction areas, see here.
  • The bonus Quill Spray does not cost mana and does not have a cooldown.
Ultimate Ability
Warpath
RW
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Bristleback works himself up into a fury every time he casts a spell, increasing his movement speed and damage.
Movement Speed Per Stack3%/4%/5%
Damage Per Stack20/25/30
38/43/48
Maximum Stacks6/8/10
Stack Duration16/18/20
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain this ability.
‘Temper, temper,’ his mum always chided. But in a fight, a temper can come in handy.
Notes
  • Maximum movement speed bonus:
    • 15%/28%/45%
  • Maximum attack damage bonus:
    • 90/168/270
    • 540
  • Using items will not earn Warpath stacks.
  • Bristleback visually grows slightly larger per stack.
  • The bonus Quill Spray triggers from Bristleback's passive does not earn a Warpath stack.

Aghanim's Shard[edit]

Hairball
DB
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy
Damage Type
Magical
Coughs a quill-packed hairball towards the target location. Erupts at the location, hitting enemies in with Viscous Nasal Goo and stacks of Quill Spray.
Radius700
Goo1
Quills2
Cast Range1500
20
100
This ability is granted by Aghanim's Shard.
Dispellable.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+18 Warpath Warpath Damage Per Stack 25 12% Spell Lifesteal
+20 Quill Spray Quill Spray Stack Damage 20 +20 Health Regen
+150 Viscous Nasal Goo Viscous Nasal Goo Cast Range 15 +8%/+4% Bristleback Bristleback Back/Side Damage Reduction
+1.5 Mana Regen 10 +15 Damage

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.32d
  • Buff Base Health Regen increased from 0.25 to 1
7.32
  • Viscous Nasal Goo Viscous Nasal Goo
    • Rework Scepter radius changed from 800 to current Cast Range of Viscous Nasal Goo
  • Warpath Warpath
    • Nerf Attack Damage Bonus per stack decreased from 25/30/35 to 20/25/30
  • Talent Talent
    • Rework Level 15 Talent +20 Attack Speed replaced with +150 Viscous Nasal Goo Cast Range
    • Rework Level 15 Talent +200 Health replaced with +8%/+4% Bristleback Back/Side Damage Reduction
    • Nerf Level 25 Talent Warpath Damage per Stack decreased from +25 to +18
7.31d

Notable Players[edit]

Dame 
Scourge McDuck 
Datbb 
Otaker 
Vivian 

See also[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

References[edit]