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Courier

Courier [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Ancient
Armor Type
Health
70
Health Regen
0.5
Armor
0
Movement Speed
275
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
25 + (5 × Level)
Experience
35 + (20 × Level)
Notes
  • Has an inventory and backpack.
  • Kill Bounty and XP are awarded to the entire team.
  • Respawn Time: 50 + (7 × Level)

General[edit]

The Courier is used to deliver items to players on the field of battle. Each player has their own personal courier. The courier is invulnerable in its home fountain. When killed, any items it was carrying will be inaccessible until it respawns. It will also not grant passive GPM to its owner during this time.

Innate Abilities[edit]

Devotion
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
The devoted creature improves itself along with its master per level.
Movement Speed Upgrade10
Health Upgrade10
GPM Upgrade2
Notes
  • A level 30 courier has:
    • 575 Movement Speed
    • 370 Health
    • 145 GPM
  • Stats & abilities gained:
    • Level 5: Flying Movement
    • Level 10: Speed Burst
    • Level 15: Can Plant Wards
    • Level 20: Shield
    • Level 25: Can Use Items
Phased
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
The courier is permanently phased.
DurationPermanent

Abilities[edit]

Speed Burst
RB
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Increases the courier's movement speed.
Bonus Movement Speed50%
Duration6
120
Shield
F4R
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Makes the courier invulnerable for a brief moment.
Duration2
200

Delivery Commands[edit]

Retrieve Items
QY
Targeting
No Target
Retrieves items from your stash.
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 your stash.
Transfer Items
FT
Targeting
No Target
Transfers items to your hero.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.23
  • Buff Each player now has their own courier automatically (No longer an item)
  • Buff Courier now gains levels when your hero gains levels
  • Nerf Courier movement speed reduced from 380 to 275
  • Nerf Courier health reduced from 75 to 70
  • Buff Courier now provides 85 GPM while it is alive
    • (This replaces the base 91 GPM that previously existed on heroes)
  • Buff Courier passively gains +10 movement speed, +10 health and +2 GPM increase per level
  • Buff Courier gains flying movement at level 5
  • Buff Courier gains Speed Burst active ability at level 10 (6 second duration +50% MS, 120 CD)
  • Buff Courier gains ability to use wards at level 15
  • Buff Courier gains Shield active ability at level 20 (2s duration, 200 CD)
  • Buff Courier gains ability to use items in general at level 25
  • Nerf Courier vision reduced from 350 to 200
  • Rework Courier team bounty is now 25 + 5 × Level, xp is 35 + 20 × Level
  • Rework Courier respawn time changed from 120/180 ground/flying to 50 + 7 × Level
  • Buff Courier Return Items ability will now cause the courier to return home even if it doesn't have items
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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