Broodmother

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[e][h]Broodmother
Dire Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base MP 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
524
1226
1730
Mana
291
627
867
Armor
3
9.2
13.6
Damage
41-47
71-77
93-99
Spell Amp
1.3%
3.2%
4.6%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
30%
Movement Speed Amp

0.8%
2.3%
3.4%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Black Arachnia, the Broodmother[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Pusher Escape Nuker

For centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother lurked in the dark lava tubes beneath the smoldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, raising millions of spiderlings in safety before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. In a later age, the Vizier of Greed, Ptholopthales, erected his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any looters who sought his magnetic wealth must survive the spider-haunted passages. After millennia of maternal peace, Black Arachnia found herself beset by a steady trickle of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths—all of them delicious, certainly, and yet tending to create a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. Tiring of the intrusions, she paid a visit to Ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to discuss a compromise, she wrapped the Vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centerpiece of a special birthday feast. Unfortunately, the absence of the Magnetic Ziggurat's master merely emboldened a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trodden underfoot by a clumsy adventurer, she reached the end of her silken rope. Broodmother headed for the surface, declaring her intent to rid the world of each and every possible invader, down to the last Hero if necessary, until she could ensure her nursery might once more be a safe and wholesome environment for her precious spiderspawn.

Abilities[edit]

Spawn Spiderlings
QW
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The Spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence.
Damage70 / 140 / 210 / 280
145 / 215 / 285 / 355
Debuff Duration2
Spiderlings Spawned1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Cast Range700
Cast Point0.2
11 / 10 / 9 / 8
100
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Black Arachnia continues to raise her young, even amidst the field of combat. The brood quickly learns how to support their mother.
Notes
  • Spiderlings will only spawn if the target is killed within the debuff duration of being hit by this skill.
  •   will create smaller and less powerful versions of Spiderlings when units get killed by Spiderlings.
Spin Web
WB
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Self
Throws out a web that grants Broodmother boosted HP regeneration, granting a passive movement speed increase, and giving her unobstructed movement in its vicinity. Spin Web has no cooldown, but has a number of charges that replenish over time. Webs can be created globally if the new web touches an existing web.
Bonus Movement Speed25% / 40% / 55% / 70%
Bonus HP Regeneration3 / 5 / 7 / 9
Charges2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Charge Replenish Time45
Radius900
Cast Range1000
Global if web touches another web
Cast Point0.4
50
Weaving a bed of silken fibers, Arachnia's web both protects her and her offspring, as well as giving advancing opponents a sense of foreboding.
Notes
  • Webs never expire, but when the maximum limit of webs is exceeded the oldest web disappears.
  • Broodmother can phase through cliffs, trees, and even buildings within the web.
  • Spiderlings and Spiderites gain the same bonuses as Broodmother when within webs.
  • Webs can be selected and have the ability to destroy themselves with
     .
Incapacitating Bite
EP
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Broodmother's venom cripples enemy units, causing her attacks to slow as well as giving the affected unit a chance to miss its attacks.
Enemy Miss Chance30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
Movement Speed Slow16% / 26% / 36% / 46%
Duration2
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain this ability.
Paralytic toxins come from Black Arachnia's fangs, causing a slow and painful death to those who intrude on her webs.
Insatiable Hunger
RT
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother's attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.
Bonus Damage60 / 100 / 140
200
Lifesteal60% / 100% / 140%
200%
Duration14
Cast Point0.2
60 / 45 / 30
100
While most of her prey is wrapped in silken cocoons and saved for her young, the Broodmother herself has a taste for wandering heroes.
Notes

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+350 Spiders Health 25 +60 Insatiable Hunger Damage/Lifesteal
+50 Attack Speed 20 +20 Spiders Attack Damage
+35% XP Gain 15 20% Cooldown Reduction
+200 Health 10 +75 Spawn Spiderlings Damage

Summon Abilities[edit]

Spin Web[edit]

Destroy Spin Web
QD
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Web
Destroys the selected Spin Web.
Cast Point0

Spiderling[edit]

Poison Sting
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Poisons enemies on attack. Multiple instances of this ability do not stack and will only refresh the duration.
Damage Per Second8
Movement Speed Slow8%
Hero Duration2
Creep Duration6
Dispellable.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 16 to heroes
    • 48 to creeps
Spawn Spiderite
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Applies debuff on attack. If the debuffed unit dies, a spiderite will spawn.
Spiderite Duration60
Debuff Duration2
Spiderites Spawned1
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Notes
  • Works on allied creeps and units when denying.

Summon Stats[edit]

Spiderling [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Summoned
Attack Type
Armor Type
Duration
60
Health
280
630
Health Regen
0.5
Mana
0
Damage
14-16
34-36
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Instant
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
1.35
Armor
0
Movement Speed
350
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
9
Experience
9
Notes
Has the Poison Sting and Spawn Spiderite abilities.
Spiderite [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Summoned
Attack Type
Armor Type
Duration
60
Health
100
450
Health Regen
0.5
Mana
0
Damage
9-10
29-30
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Instant
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
1.35
Armor
0
Movement Speed
350
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
3
Experience
3
Notes
Spawned from units killed by the Spawn Spiderite debuff.

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Clarity
Iron Branch
Soul Ring
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Iron Branch
Sages Mask
Ring of Basilius
Mid Game Late Game
Power Treads
Orchid Malevolence
Black King Bar
Solar Crest

General Strategy[edit]

Hiding invisibly within her webs, Broodmother births an army of spiders to lead her team's forces toward the enemy base. As prey wanders near, she joins her children and attacks, slowing foes with incapacitating bites as she indulges her insatiable hunger.
Broodmother (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.19b
  • Nerf Base agility reduced from 18 to 15
7.19
  • Nerf Spin Web movement speed reduced from 40/50/60/70% to 25/40/55/70%
  • Nerf Spin Web charge replenish rate increased from 40 to 45 seconds
7.16
  • Buff Spiderlings health increased from 250 to 280
7.14
  • Buff Spiderite bounty reduced from 16-21 gold and 20 exp to 3 gold and 3 xp
  • Buff Spiderling bounty reduced from 11-13 gold and 31 exp to 9 gold and 9 xp
  • Nerf Spiderite armor reduced from 8 to 0
  • Nerf Spiderling armor reduced from 8 to 0
  • Nerf Spiderling damage reduced from 18-19 to 14-16 (~19% less)
  • Buff Spawn Spiderlings mana cost reduced from 120 to 100
  • Buff Spawn Spiderlings cooldown reduced from 10 to 11/10/9/8
7.07d
  • Nerf Spiders vision reduced from 1100/800 to 700/700
7.07c
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +60 Spawn Spiderling Damage to +75
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent reduced from +60 Attack Speed to +50
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from +75 Insatiable Hunger Damage/Lifesteal to +60
7.07
  • Nerf Spin Web no longer grants invisibility
  • Buff Spin Web pathing/speed buff is no longer removed when taking damage
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 290 to 270
  • Nerf Spiderling HP reduced from 450 to 250
  • Nerf Spiderite HP reduced from 175 to 100
  • Buff Spiders now have 50% magic resistance
  • Buff Spiders armor increased by 8
  • Buff Spiders HP regen increased from 0.5 to 2
  • Buff Spin Web charges increased from 1/2/3/4 to 2/4/6/8 (matches amount you can place)
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06e
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +12 Spiders Attack Damage to +14
7.06b
  • Buff Spin Web HP Regeneration increased from 2/4/6/8 to 3/5/7/9
7.05
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite slow increased from 14/24/34/44% to 16/26/36/46%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +325 Health to +350
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +200 Spiders Health to +225
7.04
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 60/90/120% to 60/100/140%
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger damage increased from 60/90/120 to 60/100/140
7.03
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +250 Health to +325
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +50 Attack Speed to +70
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +8 Spiders Attack Damage to +12
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +15% XP Gain to +25%
  • Rework Level 10 Talent from +10 Agility to +60 Spawn Spiderling Damage
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +7 Armor to +250 Health
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +300 Health to +8 Spiders Attack Damage
7.01
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite slow increased from 10/20/30/40 to 14/24/34/44%
7.00
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal rescaled from 60/80/100 to 60/90/120
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger is no longer dispellable
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.86
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings damage reduced from 75/150/225/300 to 70/140/210/280
6.85b
  • Nerf Spiderlings Poison Sting slow reduced from 12% to 8%
6.84c
  • Nerf Spiderlings Poison Sting slow reduced from 15% to 12%
6.84
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite is no longer a Unique Attack Attack Modifier
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger attack damage from 60/80/100 to 60/90/120
6.83
  • Nerf Spiderlings' day vision reduced from 1400 to 1100
6.82
  • Buff Spin Web now has 1/2/3/4 charges with a 40 second replenish time
    • (Instead of a 30 second cooldown)
  • Nerf Spin Web time to enter hidden mode after taking damage increased from 3 to 6 seconds
  • Buff Spin Web movement speed bonus is doubled whenever Broodmother is in hidden mode
    • (Having not taken damage recently)
  • Buff Spin Web phasing and speed bonuses now work on Spiderlings
  • Buff Spin Webs are now selectable and have an ability to destroy themselves
  • Buff Spin Web can now be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches another
  • Buff Whenever Broodmother is taken out of Spin Web's free pathing, she destroys nearby trees
6.81
  • Buff Spiderling's Poison Sting damage per second increased from 4 to 8
  • Buff Spin Web's free pathing no longer deactivates when enemy has vision on Broodmother
  • Nerf Spin Web's free pathing is now disabled for 3 seconds when Broodmother takes damage
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 40/60/80% to 60/80/100%
6.80
  • Nerf Can no longer leave the map boundaries
  • Nerf Spin Web no longer provides 200 vision
  • Nerf Free pathing is now removed when enemies have vision over you
    • (If the enemy has vision over you, you will not be able to run into the trees)
6.79
  • Buff Spin Web AoE increased from 650 to 900
  • Buff Spin Web cast range increased from 600 to 1000
  • Nerf Spin Web cast point nerfed from 0.2 to 0.4
  • Rework Spin Web no longer destroys trees
  • Buff Broodmother now has completely unobstructed movement when under the web
    • (Can walk over cliffs, trees, etc.)
  • Nerf Removed buffer time when leaving Spin Web
    • (You now immediately lose your regen/movement/pathing/invis bonuses)
6.78
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite miss chance from 10/20/30/40% to 30/40/50/60%
  • Buff Spawn Spiderlings unit count increased from 1/2/3/3 to 1/2/3/4
6.75
  • Nerf Spawn Spider's Spiderite bounty increased from 11-13 to 16-21
  • Nerf Incapacitating Bite no longer gives 2/4/6/8 bonus damage
  • Buff Incapacitating Bite miss rate increased from 10/15/20/25 to 10/20/30/40
6.72c
  • Buff Spin Web cooldown reduced from 90/70/50/30 to 30
  • Buff Spin Web AoE increased from 500 to 650
  • Buff Spin Web movement bonus increased from 20/23/26/29% to 20/25/30/35%
  • Buff Spiderlings & Spiderites are now affected by Spin Web
  • Rework Spiderlings now do more damage to heroes (75%➜100%) and less damage to towers (70%➜40%)
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 310 to 295
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings spawn count decreased from 1/2/3/4 to 1/2/3/3
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings mana cost rebalanced from 80/100/120/140 to 120
  • Nerf Spiderlings & Spiderites they now take more damage from towers (50%➜125%)
  • Rework Spiderlings Model size increase slightly
6.71
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 315 to 310
  • Nerf Spawn Spiderlings mana cost increased from 75/90/105/120 to 80/100/120/140
  • Buff Spawn Spiderlings buff duration increased from 0.9 seconds to 2s
6.69
  • Nerf Increased XP given for killing Broodmother's Spiderlings
6.68
  • Nerf Armor decreased by 2
6.63
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger lifesteal increased from 40/55/70% to 40/60/80%
  • Buff Insatiable Hunger duration increased from 12 to 14 seconds
6.60
  • Nerf Spiderling armor type from medium to normal, now takes damage from tier 1 towers (50%➜100%)
6.55
  • Rework Rebalanced Insatiable Hunger
  • Nerf Reduced vision AoE on Spin Webs and tweaked cooldown and mana cost progression
6.52
  • Nerf Increased level 3 Insatiable Hunger cooldown
6.50
  • Buff Improved lifesteal on level 2 and 3 Insatiable Hunger
  • Buff Improved cooldown progression on Insatiable Hunger
  • Buff Added some extra movement bonus on higher level Spin Web
  • Nerf Removed true sight from Spin Web
6.49
  • Buff Improved cast and attack animation time on Broodmother

Notable Players[edit]

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