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Lifestealer

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[e][h]Lifestealer
Dire Hero
Attributes
Primary Attribute
Base Stats (Level 0)
Vision Range

1800 / 800
Attack Type
0.39 + 0.44
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
30
Health
(Regen)
670
2.75
1396
6.11
2188
9.71
2496
11.11
Mana
(Regen)
255
0.75
555
2.01
915
3.51
1047
4.06
Armor
4.17
10.23
16.57
19.07
Magic R
26.5%
29.02%
32.02%
33.12%
Damage
47-53
80-86
116-122
130-136
Notes
2
Release Date
2011-12-01
Competitive Span
2011-12-16 — Present

Lifestealer N'aix, the Lifestealer[edit]

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In the dungeons of Devarque, a vengeful wizard lay in shackles, plotting his escape. He shared his cell with a gibbering creature known as N'aix, a thief cursed by the Vile Council with longevity, so that its life-sentence for theft and cozening might be as punishing as possible. Over the years, its chains had corroded, along with its sanity; N'aix retained no memory of its former life and no longer dreamt of escape.

Seeing a perfect vessel for his plans, the wizard wove a spell of Infestation and cast his life-force into N'aix's body, intending to compel N'aix to sacrifice itself in a frenzy of violence while the mage returned to his body and crept away unnoticed. Instead, the wizard found his mind caught in a vortex of madness so powerful that it swept away his plans and shattered his will. Jarred to consciousness by the sudden infusion of fresh life, N'aix woke from its nightmare of madness and obeyed the disembodied voice that filled its skull, which had only the one thought: To escape.

In that moment Lifestealer was born. The creature cast its mind into dungeon guards and soldiers, compelling them to open locks and cut down their companions, opening an unobstructed path to freedom while feeding on their lives. Lifestealer still wears the broken shackles as a warning that none may hold him, but on the inside remains a prisoner. Two minds inhabit the single form—a nameless creature of malevolent cunning, and the Master whose voice he pretends to obey.

Should Lifestealer get close to his prey, there is little that can save them. Travelling within a creep or an allied hero, once he nears a foe he explodes from his host body, surprising enemies and tearing into them with his claws.

Abilities[edit]

Rage
QR
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Launch into a maddened rage, becoming Debuff Immune, increasing magic resistance, and gaining increased movement speed.
Applies a Basic Dispel
Bonus Movement Speed6%/9%/12%/15%
18%/21%/24%/27%
Bonus Magic Resistance80%
Duration3/4/5/6
7.5
Cast Point 0
Cast Backswing 0
Cooldown
20/19/18/17
75/100/125/150
Dispellable only by death.

The madness and brutality of N'aix makes him a vicious and unrelenting foe in combat.
Feast
WF
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Lifestealer's attacks deal damage and provide heal for a percentage of his target's max health.
Enemy Max Health as Lifesteal1.6%/2.2%/2.8%/3.4%
2.8%/3.4%/4%/4.6%
Enemy Max Health as Damage1%/1.3%/1.6%/1.9%
2.2%/2.5%/2.8%/3.1%

Pierce Debuff Immunity.

Undispellable.

Disabled by Break.

Does not affects illusions.

After escaping from his cell in Devarque, N'aix subsisted on flesh and bones of those unfortunate enough to cross his path.
Notes
  • Damage/lifesteal is based on a percentage of max enemy HP.
  • Will always heal the full amount regardless of actual damage dealt.
  • Does not work on wards, buildings, and Roshan.
Ghoul Frenzy
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Passively causes Lifestealer's attacks to significantly slow enemy movement speed for few seconds. Grants you Attack Speed.
Bonus Attack Speed25/40/55/70
Movement Speed Slow15%/20%/25%/30%
30%/35%/40%/45%
Slow Duration1.5
Does not pierce Debuff Immunity.

Dispellable.

Affect illusions.

Ultimate Ability
Infest
RT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Units
Lifestealer infests the body of a target unit, becoming undetectable, and healing for a portion of his max hitpoints every second while inside. He can then explode from the host body, dealing damage to nearby enemies. If the infested unit is an enemy creep or a neutral creep, he can take control of the unit's ability to move and attack. Does not work on enemy heroes.
Bonus Movement Speed15%/20%/25%
30%/35%/40%
Bonus Health400/800/1200
460/920/1380
Infestable Ancients0/1/1

AbilityInfest Enemy Hero
Duration5
Attack Duration1.25
Self-Regeneration2x
Cast Point 0.2
Cast Backswing 0
Cooldown
80/65/50
     20
100/125/150
Increases cast range and reduces cooldown. Infest may target enemy heroes for a short duration, disarming them and attacking them from the inside while increasing Lifestealer's regeneration rate.
Pierce Debuff Immunity.

Blocked by Spell Block.

Reflected by Spell Reflection.

Dispellable only by death.

With this infestation, N'aix consumes the life blood of the host, restoring him back to full unholy power.
Notes
  • Infest cooldown begins once you leave the infested unit.
  • Infest can target ancient creeps at level 2 and 3.
  • Lifestealer can still earn experience and gold while infesting.
  • Infest dispels debuffs off Lifestealer.
  • Lifestealer retains vision while infesting.
  • Lifestealer cannot cast spells and items while infesting.
  • Lifestealer is considered to be at the same position as his host. Item auras still work and Smoke of Deceit can be broken.
  • A visual icon appears over the infested unit, visible to allies only.
  • Scepter cannot be dropped or sold by Lifestealer.
Sub Ability
Consume
RT
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Lifestealer eats the host body from the inside out. When he reveals himself, he deals damage to all nearby enemy units. The Lifestealer can gain experience from units that die while he is Infesting a unit. If the unit is an enemy creep, he will devour it first, gaining health equal to the unit's current HP.
Damage150/275/400
300/425/550
Damage Radius700
Max Heal Per Second3%/4%/5%

Pierce Debuff Immunity.

Does not proc any on-cast effects when cast.
Notes
  • Lifestealer does not heal if cast from within an ally.
  • Only heals from enemy/neutral creep infestations.
Sub Ability
Control
DD
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Units
Lifestealer automatically seizes control of the host body's nervous system, allowing him to issue movement and attack orders from within. Controlled units share Lifestealer's movement speed. Cannot be used on heroes.
Notes
  • Allows you to take control of the unit you are infesting, including their abilities.
  • Can only be cast once per infestation. If Lifestealer loses ownership, he cannot take control again.
  • If you take control of a unit it will maintain its cover, however it will become attackable by your enemy.
  • Controlled units have Lifestealer's movement speed and vision.
  • Restores the unit's mana on cast.

Aghanim's Shard[edit]

Aghanim's Shard Ability
Open Wounds
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Lifestealer rends an enemy unit, slowing the victim's movement speed and allowing all allies to regain health for a percentage of the damage they deal to that unit. All damage dealt will steal life, including damage from spells. The victim recovers movement speed over the duration. Deals a percantage of the target's max health per attack on the target from real heroes. After receiving an amount of damage, the Open Wounds fester and spread to a non-infected random enemy within a radius.
Lifesteal50%
Enemy Max HP as Damage2%
Initial Movement Speed Slow50%
Spread Search Radius500
Spread Damage Threshold700
Slow Duration7
Cast Point 0.2
Cast Backswing 0.4
Cooldown
15
75
Granted by Aghanim's Shard.
Does not pierce Debuff Immunity.

Blocked by Spell Block.

Reflected by Spell Reflection.

Dispellable.

Affected by cast range bonus.
Fresh wounds and the scent of blood often draw out the scavengers to finish the job.
Notes
  • Lifesteals damage from any allied source.
  • Is a decaying slow, weakening over 8 different steps.
    • 50%/50%/40%/30%/20%/10%/10%/10%
    • Stacks additively with other sources of Lifesteal

Talent Tree[edit]

+1.5s Rage Rage Duration 25 +1.2% Feast Feast Lifesteal and Damage
+15% Ghoul Frenzy Ghoul Frenzy Slow 20 +15% Infest Infest Target Movespeed/Health
+30 Damage 15 +350 Health
+12% Rage Rage Move Speed Bonus 10 +150 Infest Infest Damage

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.35d
  • Rage Rage
    • Nerf Movement Speed bonus decreased from 9/12/15/18% to 6/9/12/15%
  • Infest Infest
    • Nerf Aghanim's Scepter Cast Range bonus decreased from 350 to 250
  • Open Wounds Open Wounds
    • Nerf Cast Range decreased from 800 to 600
7.35
  • Rage Rage
    • Nerf Movement Speed bonus decreased from 15/16/17/18% to 9/12/15/18%
7.34d
  • Feast Feast
    • Buff Max Health Damage increased from 0.8/1/1.2/1.4% to 1/1.3/1.6/1.9%
7.34
  • Talent Talent
    • Buff Level 15 Talent Damage increased from +25 to +30
    • Buff Level 15 Talent Health increased from +325 to +350
    • Buff Level 25 Talent +1.2% Feast Lifesteal replaced with +1.2% Feast Lifesteal and Damage

Notable Players[edit]

Monet 
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K1 
Costabile 
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Additional Content[edit]

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