Dark Seer

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[e][h]Dark Seer
Dire Hero
Attributes

24 +2.9

12 +1.2

21 +2.7
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
632
1352
1874
Mana
390
945
1350
Armor
6.9
9.6
11.5
Damage
54-60
91-97
118-124
Spell Amp
1.8%
5.1%
7.5%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
30%
Movement Speed Amp
0.8%
1.8%
2.6%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Ish'kafel, the Dark Seer[edit]

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Fast when he needs to be, and a cunning strategist, Ish'Kafel the Dark Seer requires no edged weapons to vanquish his enemies, relying instead on the strength of his powerful mind. His talent lies in his ability to maneuver the fight to his advantage. Hailing from a place he calls 'The Land behind the wall,' Dark Seer remains an outsider here—a warrior from a realm beyond the veil of this reality.

Once a great general among his people, and a valiant defender of the god-king Damathryx, Dark Seer's army was wiped out by a much larger force in the final days of the Great Boundaries War. Facing certain defeat, he made one last desperate act: he led the enemy forces into the maze between the walls. At the last moment, just before capture, he crossed over—then sealed the walls forever in an explosive release of dark energy. When the dust settled, he saw that he had saved his people but found himself blinking at the sun of a different world, with no way to return. Now he is committed to proving his worth as a military strategist, and vows to show that he's the greatest tactician this strange new world has ever seen.

Abilities[edit]

Vacuum
QC
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Dark Seer creates a vacuum over the target area that sucks in enemy units, disrupting them and dealing damage.
Damage:25/50/100/200
Radius:400/450/500/550 (475/525/575/625 )
Pull Duration:0.3/0.4/0.5/0.6
Cast Range:450/500/550/600
Cast Point:0.4
60/50/40/30
100/130/160/190
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Ish'Kafel modifies the center of gravity to a place of his choosing.
Notes
Ion Shell
WE
Affects
Units
Damage Type
Magical
Surrounds the target unit with a bristling shield that damages enemy units in an area around it.
Damage Per Second:30/50/70/90 (240 )
Duration:25
Radius:250
Cast Range:600
Cast Point:0.4
9
100/110/120/130
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Can be dispelled
Can be dispelled
The Dark Seer slices holes into the 'Land Behind the Wall,' causing prismatic energy to seep forth.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 750 / 1250 / 1750 / 2250
    • 6000
  • Damage is dealt every 0.1 seconds as:
    • 3 / 5 / 7 / 9
    • 24
  • Does not damage the unit it is cast on.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity on enemies.
  • Can be dispelled.
Surge
ER
Affects
Allied Units
Charges a target friendly unit with power, giving it a brief burst of maximum movement speed.
Duration:3/4.5/6/7.5
Movement Speed:550
Cast Range:600
Cast Point:0.4
Radius:400
13/12/11/10
50
Can be dispelled
Can be dispelled
Ish'Kafel once used his speed of mind to navigate the maze between the walls.
Notes
Wall of Replica
RW
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Damage Type
Magical
Raises a wall of warping light that slows and creates replicas of any enemy hero who crosses it. Enemy replicas serve at the Dark Seer's will.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter. Increases the damage dealt by replicas.

Movement Speed Slow:75%
Slow Duration:0.5/0.75/1
Wall Length:1300
Duration:45
Cast Range:500/900/1300
Cast Point:0.4
Replica Damage Taken:200%
Replica Damage Dealt:70%/85%/100% (
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
100%/120%/140%
)
Ability:Parallel Wall
100
125/250/375
The Dark Seer, while unable to return to his natural realm, can channel part of the prismatic wall with powerful strength of mind, sowing confusion amongst enemy ranks.
Notes
  • The Wall only slows an enemy hero when it creates an illusion of them.
  • Replica illusions have a unique visual effect seen by both allies and enemies.
  • Replica illusions last until killed or the wall expires.
  • Can only create one illusion per enemy hero, a new illusion will only spawn if there is no currently existing replica illusion.
  • Created illusions can be controlled. On creation, illusions automatically attack the enemy hero if not given any commands.
  • When cast, the wall is created perpendicular to the direction Dark Seer is facing.
  • Creates a second wall 600 distance away.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+150 Ion Shell Damage 25 Parallel Wall
400 AoE Surge 20 15% Cooldown Reduction
+75 Vacuum AoE 15 +12 Health Regen
+90 Damage 10 12% Evasion

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Healing Salve
Clarity
Soul Ring
Boots of Speed
Stout Shield
Iron Branch
Mid Game Late Game
Arcane Boots
Mekansm
Blink Dagger
Guardian Greaves
Shivas Guard
Pipe of Insight

General Strategy[edit]

Versatile and strategic, Dark Seer excels at manipulating the positions of his enemies. Vacuuming foes into the attacks of his allies, he can turn enemy strength against itself by pulling foes through his replicating wall.
Dark Seer (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.14
  • Buff Wall of Replica illusions incoming damage reduced from 300% to 200%
  • Buff Wall of Replica illusions outgoing damage increased from 60/75/90% to 70/85/100%
  • Buff Wall of Replica now auto attacks the hero it made the illusion of (can still be controlled)
7.13b
  • Buff Base strength increased from 22 to 24
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 2.6 to 2.9
7.12
  • Buff Vacuum AoE increased from 250/350/450/550 to 400/450/500/550
  • Rescale Vacuum cooldown rescaled from 32 to 60/50/40/30
  • Rescale Vacuum cast range rescaled from 500 to 450/500/550/600
  • Rescale Vacuum Pull duration rescaled from 0.5 to 0.3/0.4/0.5/0.6
  • Rescale Vacuum damage rescaled from 40/80/120/160 to 25/50/100/200
  • Buff Wall of Replica incoming illusion damage reduced from 400% to 300%
  • Buff Wall of Replica width increased from 1000 to 1300
7.10
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +300 AoE Surge to +400
7.07
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06e
  • Nerf Surge cooldown increased from 12/11/10/9 to 13/12/11/10
7.06d
  • Nerf Base intelligence reduced from 25 to 23
  • Nerf Wall of Replica slow reduced from 0.6/0.8/1 to 0.5/0.75/1
7.06
  • Nerf Wall of Replica slow rescaled from 1 second to 0.6/0.8/1
7.03
  • Nerf Vacuum cooldown increased from 28 to 32
7.02
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 300 to 295
  • Nerf Ion Shell mana cost from 70/90/110/130 to 100/110/120/130
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +90 Damage to +120
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +25 Intelligence to +75 Vacuum AoE
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +12 Strength to +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • Rework Level 25 Talent from +12% Cooldown Reduction to +25 Strength
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +70 Ion Shell Damage to +80
7.00
  • Nerf Wall of Replica no longer deals damage when heroes walk through it
  • Buff Wall of Replica now applies a 1 second 75% slow to units that cross and proc the wall
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.86c
  • Nerf Surge mana cost increased from 20/30/40/50 to 50
6.86
  • Nerf Base intelligence reduced from 27 to 25
  • Nerf Ion Shell is now purgeable
6.85
  • Nerf Base intelligence reduced from 29 to 27
6.84
  • Buff Ion Shell duration increased from 20 to 25 seconds
  • Nerf Wall of Replica damage dealt by illusions from 70/80/90% to 60/75/90%
  • Buff Wall of Replica duration from 15/30/45 to 45
  • Buff Wall of Replica mana cost from 200/300/400 to 125/250/375
6.83
  • Buff Base armor increased from 4 to 5
  • Buff Vacuum pull duration increased from 0.4 to 0.5
6.80
  • Buff Ion Shell cooldown reduced from 10 to 9
6.79
  • Nerf Vacuum cooldown increased from 24 to 28
6.78
  • Nerf Vacuum cooldown increased from 22 to 24
6.76
  • Nerf Vacuum cooldown increased from 19 to 22
6.75
  • Nerf Movement speed decreased from 305 to 300
  • Nerf Vacuum cooldown increased from 16 to 19
  • Nerf Vacuum cast range decreased from 550 to 500
  • Nerf Vacuum AoE decreased from 275/375/475/575 to 250/350/450/550
  • Nerf Vacuum can no longer pull invulnerable units
6.74
  • Buff Wall of Replica Aghanim bonus now increases illusion damage from 70/80/90% to 100/120/140% instead
  • Nerf Wall of Replica Aghanim bonus no longer creates allied illusions
  • Nerf Wall of Replica illusions take 300% damage (up from 250%)
6.73
  • Buff Ion Shell duration increased from 15 to 20
  • Buff Ion Shell AoE increased from 225 to 250
  • Buff Ion Shell damage increased from 30/45/60/75 to 30/50/70/90
  • Nerf Ion Shell cooldown increased from 7 to 10
  • Nerf Wall of Replica illusions are now semi-transparent to enemy players
6.72
  • Buff Added an Aghanim's Scepter upgrade
  • Buff Wall of Replica illusion damage improved from 70% to 70/80/90%
6.65
  • Nerf Vacuum cast range decreased from 800 to 550
  • Nerf Vacuum damage decreased from 60/120/180/240 to 40/80/120/160
6.64
  • Nerf Ion Shell cast on an already affected unit will replace the old buff instead of stacking
  • Buff Wall of Replica damage dealt when affecting an enemy hero increased from 125 to 150
  • Buff Wall of Replica illusion damage increased from 60% to 70%
6.63
  • Nerf Ion Shell mana cost increased from 60/80/100/120 to 70/90/110/130
  • Nerf Wall of Replica no longer replicates allies
  • Buff Wall of Replica now deals 125 damage each time it affects an enemy hero
  • Buff Wall of Replica illusion damage improved from 35% to 60%
6.60
  • Buff Improved Vacuum cast range from 550 to 800
  • Buff Lowered Ion Shell cooldown (15➜7 cd)
  • Nerf Vacuum no longer goes through magic immunity
  • Rework Vacuum now drags the units in over 0.3 seconds rather than instantly
6.59
  • Buff Improved Surge duration from 2/3.5/5/6.5 to 3/4.5/6/7.5 seconds
6.57
  • Buff Improved Dark Seer's cast animation point
  • Buff Increased Wall of Replica length from 800 to 1000
6.45
  • Buff Surge no longer purges target
6.44b
  • Rework Reduced the pause effect on Vacuum considerably
6.44
  • New New Hero

Notable Players[edit]

Yao 

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