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N'aix, the Lifestealer
|Carry Durable Jungler Escape Disabler|
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.
Launch into a maddened rage, becoming Spell Immunity, and gaining increased movement speed.
|Bonus Movement Speed||15%/16%/17%/18% |
The madness and brutality of N'aix makes him a vicious and unrelenting foe in combat.
Lifestealer's attacks deal damage and provide heal for a percentage of his target's max health.
|Enemy Max HP as Lifesteal||1.6%/2.2%/2.8%/3.4% |
|Enemy Max HP as Damage||0.8%/1%/1.2%/1.4%|
|Disabled by break.|
After escaping from his cell in Devarque, N'aix subsisted on flesh and bones of those unfortunate enough to cross his path.
Passively causes Lifestealer's attacks to significantly slow enemy movement speed for few seconds. Grants you Attack Speed.
|Bonus Attack Speed||25/40/55/70|
|Movement Speed Slow||10%/15%/20%/25% |
|Does not pierce Spell Immunity.|
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 Speed||15%/20%/25% |
|Bonus Health||400/800/1200 |
|Cast Range||150 |
Infest Enemy Hero
|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.|
With this infestation, N'aix consumes the life blood of the host, restoring him back to full unholy power.
- 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.
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.
|Max Heal Per Second||3%/4%/5%|
- Lifestealer does not heal if cast from within an ally.
- Only heals from enemy/neutral creep infestations.
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.
- 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.
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.
|Enemy Max HP as Damage||2%|
|Initial Movement Speed Slow||50%|
|Spread Search Radius||500|
|Spread Damage Threshold||700|
|This ability is granted by Aghanim's Shard.|
|Does not pierce Spell Immunity.|
|Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.|
Fresh wounds and the scent of blood often draw out the scavengers to finish the job.
- Lifesteals damage from any allied source.
- Is a decaying slow, weakening over 8 different steps.
- Stacks additively with other sources of Lifesteal
|+1.5s Rage Duration||25||+1.2% Feast Lifesteal|
|+15% Ghoul Frenzy Slow||20||16% Evasion|
|+325 Health||15||+25 Damage|
|+30 Attack Speed||10||+12% Rage Move Speed Bonus|