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Io

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[e][h]Io
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
582
1527
2202
Mana
351
627
831
Armor
3.2
6.8
9.4
Damage
45-51
87-93
117-123
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Release Date
2012-06-28
Competitive Release
2012-07-05
 — 2019-01-29
2019-05-24
Collision Size
Legs

Io Io, the Wisp[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support Escape Nuker

Io is everywhere, and in all things. Denounced by enemies as the great unmaker, worshiped by scholars as the twinkling of a divine eye, this strange Wisp of life-force occupies all planes at once, the merest fraction of its being crossing into physical existence at any one moment.

Like the great twin riders Dark and Light, and yet another ancient traveler whose true history is lost to the ages, Io the Wisp is a Fundamental of the universe—a force older than time, a wanderer from realms far beyond mortal understanding. Io is nothing less than the sum of all attractive and repulsive forces within the material field, a sentient manifestation of the charge that bind particles together. It is only in the controlled warping of these forces that Io's presence can be experienced on the physical plane. A benevolent, cooperative force, Io bonds its strange magnetism to others so that the power of allies might be enhanced. Its motives inscrutable, its strength unimaginable, Io moves through the physical plane, the perfect expression of the mysteries of the universe.

Io has a talent for making allies more effective. A powerful companion, the wisp's tether speeds allies and stops enemies. Capable of linking to and teleporting across the battlefield with an ally, Io can make a dangerous ally even deadlier.

Abilities[edit]

Tether
QT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Units
Tethers Io to an allied unit, granting bonus movement speed to both. When Io restores health or mana, tethered units target gains a larger portion of that amount. The tether breaks when the allied unit moves too far away, or Io cancels the tether.
Io may cancel tether at any time with Break Tether Break Tether.
Heal/Restore Transfer60%/80%/100%/120%
Movement Speed Bonus6%/8%/10%/12%
12%/14%/16%/18%
Enemy Move/Attack Slow15%/25%/35%/45%
30%/40%/50%/60%
Slow Duration0.2
Tether Break Distance1000
Cast Range1600
Cast Point0
Attack Damage Bonus15
Health Bonus400
AbilityAttack Tethered Ally's Target
Passive Spell Lifesteal
10%
12
40
Io gains Spell Lifesteal and can now share Spell Lifesteal with its tethered target.
The benevolent touch of Io brings strength from between the planes.
Notes
  • Ally regeneration is based on Io's current regeneration.
  • Io's movement speed is set to match the tethered ally's movement speed.
  • Enemy units may only be slowed once per cast of tether.
  • If Io and the target ally are further than 700 range when tether is used, Io will slingshot rapidly at 1000 speed towards the ally to a distance of 300 range. When this slingshot occurs, trees at the destination around Io within 350 range will be destroyed.
  • If Io is more than 700 range away while tethered, the tether visual gets thinner to indicate it is near breaking distance.
  • If interrupted, the tether is canceled and Io stops traveling.
  • Attacking the tethered ally's target is passive and does not interrupt Io.
Sub Ability
Break Tether
QT
Targeting
No Target
Breaks the link to the tethered unit.
Cast Point0
0.25
Spirits
WW
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Summon five particle spirits that dance in a circle around Io. If a particle collides with an enemy hero, it explodes, damaging all enemy units in an area around it. Creeps take minor damage from touching a particle spirit, but do not cause them to explode. When its duration ends, any remaining Spirits explode.
Collision Damage10/15/20/25
Explosion Damage30/50/70/90
85/105/125/145
Collision Radius110
Explosion Radius360
Spirits Duration19
Spirits Spawn Interval1
0.8
Explosion Move Speed Slow
15%
Slow Duration
0.3
26/24/22/20
100/110/120/130
Spirits now passively spawn around Io constantly every second up to the max. Spirits colliding with enemy Heroes slows them briefly.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Io twists the particles of the universe with his unimaginable capabilities.
Notes
  • Spirits spawn one by one over 4 seconds and will initially spawn 150 units away.
  • Spirits provide 150 flying vision briefly when colliding with an enemy hero.
  • If the spell duration runs out or is recast, any spirits still circling Io will explode at their present location.
  • The spirits complete a revolution every 2.7 seconds regardless of distance from Io, meaning spirits will move more quickly when further away.
Sub Ability
Spirits In
DD
Targeting
Toggle
Sends the spirits closer to you. Can be toggled on and off.
Minimum Distance200
Cast Point0
Sub Ability
Spirits Out
FE
Targeting
Toggle
Sends the spirits farther away from you. Can be toggled on and off.
Maximum Distance700
Cast Point0
Overcharge
EV
Targeting
Toggle
Affects
Self
Io gains bonus attack speed, spell amplification, and HP Regen based on max health.
If Io is Tether Tethered to an ally, that unit also gains the bonuses.
Bonus Attack Speed35/60/85/110
Max HP Regen0.5%/0.6%/0.7%/0.8%
0.7%/0.8%/0.9%/1%
Spell Amplification8%/10%/12%/14%
18%/20%/22%/24%
Duration8
Cast Point0
25/22/19/16
40/60/80/100
Increases Overcharge Spell Amplification, and Io gains Spell Lifesteal and can now share Spell Lifesteal with its tethered target.
Drawing on the energy of matter from all worlds, Io begins the unraveling of time.
Ultimate Ability
Relocate
RR
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Self
Teleports Io and any Tether Tethered ally to any location. After the spell expires Io and any tethered ally will return to their original location. Double-click to teleport to your team's base fountain.
Delay3.5/3.25/3
Duration12
Cast RangeGlobal
Cast Point0
100/90/80
     75/65/55
175
Io is the embodiment of the mystery of the universe.
Notes
  • Double clicking Relocate teleports to the fountain.
  • Destroys trees within 300 range of the teleport destination and return location.
  • The visual effect on Io, visual effect at the destination, and minimap marker of the destination are also visible to enemies.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Attack Tether Tether Unit's Target 25 +400 Health to Tether Tether Unit
-25s Relocate Relocate Cooldown 20 +60 Overcharge Overcharge Max HP Regen Bonus
+6% Tether Tether Movement Speed 15 +55 Spirits Spirits Explosion Damage
+15 Damage to Tether Tether Unit 10 +15% Tether Tether Enemy Move/Attack Slow

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.32
  • Tether Tether
    • Nerf Heal/Mana Transfer decreased from 75/90/105/120% to 60/80/100/120%
  • Spirits Spirits
    • Nerf Mana Cost decreased from 120/130/140/150 to 100/110/120/130
  • Overcharge Overcharge
    • Rescale Attack Speed rescaled from 25/55/85/115 to 35/60/85/110
  • Talent Talent
    • Rework Level 10 Talent +4 Health Regen replaced with +15% Tether Enemy Move/Attack Slow
    • Buff Level 15 Talent Spirits Hero Damage increased from +45 to +55
7.31d
  • Overcharge Overcharge
    • Rescale Attack Speed Bonus rescaled from 50/70/90/110 to 25/55/85/115
7.31
  • Rework Aghanims Shard Reworked Shard. Passively grants Io 10% spell lifesteal. Increases Overcharge spell amplification by 10% and causes it to also share Io's current spell lifesteal with any Tethered units
  • Tether Tether
    • Rescale Heal transfer rescaled from 70/90/110/130% to 75/90/105/120%
    • New Aghanims Scepter Scepter now also causes Spirits to apply a 15% slow for 0.3 seconds when impacting an enemy hero
  • Overcharge Overcharge
    • Nerf Cooldown increased from 22/20/18/16s to 25/22/19/16s
    • Nerf Spell Amplification reduced from 10/12/14/16% to 8/10/12/14%
  • Talent Talent
    • Rework Level 10 Talent +30 damage replaced with +15 damage to Tethered units
    • Rework Level 15 Talent +15% spell lifesteal replaced with +6% Tether movement speed
    • Rework Level 15 Talent +300 Spirits max range replaced with +45 spirit damage
    • Rework Level 20 Talent +60 Spirit damage replaced with +0.2 Overcharge max HP regen bonus
    • Rework Level 25 Talent +900 health replaced with +400 health to Tethered units

Notable Players[edit]

KuroKy 
Mira 
fy 
kaka 
pieliedie 

See also[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

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