Lion

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[e][h]Lion
Dire Hero
Attributes
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
524
1028
1388
Mana
345
975
1425
Armor
1.4
4.8
7.2
Damage
47-53
89-95
119-125
Spell Amp
1.6%
5.3%
7.9%
Magic Resist
26%
27%
28%
Movement Speed Amp

0.9%
2.3%
3.2%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Lion, the Demon Witch[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support Disabler Nuker Initiator

Once a Grandmaster of the Demon Witch tradition of sorcery, Lion earned fame among his brethren for fighting on the side of light and righteousness. But adulation corrupts. With powers surpassed only by his ambition, the mage was seduced by a demon and turned to evil, trading his soul for prestige. After committing horrible crimes that marred his soul, he was abandoned. The demon betrayed him, striking better deals with his enemies. Such was Lion's rage that he followed the demon back to hell and slew it, ripping it limb from limb, taking its demonic hand for his own. However, such demonoplasty comes at a cost. Lion was transfigured by the process, his body transformed into something unrecognizable. He rose from hell, rage incarnate, slaying even those who had once called him master, and laying waste to the lands where he had once been so adored. He survives now as the sole practitioner of the Demon Witch tradition, and those who present themselves as acolytes or students are soon relieved of their mana and carried off by the faintest gust of wind.

Abilities[edit]

Earth Spike
QE
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Rock spikes burst from the earth along a straight path. Enemy units hit are stunned and damaged.
Damage80 / 140 / 200 / 260
Duration1.4 / 1.8 / 2.2 / 2.6
Radius125
Distance825
1825
Cast Range500
Cast Point0.3
12
70 / 100 / 130 / 160
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
The Demon Witch exercises his demonic covenant, opening a fissure from hell.
Hex
WD
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Transforms an enemy unit into a harmless beast, with active abilities, items, and attacks disabled.
Duration2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4
Base Movement Speed140
Cast Range500
Cast Point0
Radius 325
30 / 24 / 18 / 12
125 / 150 / 175 / 200
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Lion is compelled to share his transfiguration, twisting the essence of those who oppose him.
Notes
Mana Drain
ER
Affects
Enemy Units
Absorbs the magical energies of a target enemy unit, taking mana from it every second and slowing it.
Mana Drain Per Second20 / 40 / 60 / 120
Movement Speed Slow16% / 19% / 22% / 25%
Channel Time5
Break Distance1200
Cast Range850
Cast Point0.3
Extra Drain Targets 2
Search Radius375
16 / 12 / 8 / 4
10
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Lesser magi are nothing more than a source of magical restoration for the Demon Witch.
Notes
  • Total mana drain:
    • 100 / 200 / 300 / 600
  • Drains mana in smaller amounts every 0.1 seconds.
  • Instantly destroys illusions.
  • Drain stops if the primary target dies or runs out of mana.
  • Drains up to 2 additional enemies near the primary target.
Finger of Death
RF
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Rips at an enemy unit, dealing massive damage.
Damage600 / 725 / 850
800 / 925 / 1050

725 / 875 / 1025

925 / 1075 / 1225
Cast Range900
Cast Point0.3
Radius
325
160 / 100 / 40
     
100 / 60 / 20
200 / 420 / 650
     
200 / 420 / 625
Increases the damage, decreases the mana cost, and decreases the cooldown. Adds an area of effect.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Lion's disfigured hand is also the source of his greatest power, capable of flooding victims with malefic force.
Notes
  • Damage occurs 0.25 seconds after cast and can be dodged by certain items and skills.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+325 AoE Hex 25 +1000 Earth Spike Range
+2 Mana Drain Multi Target 20 +500 Health
+120 Gold/Min 15 +200 Finger of Death Damage
+90 Damage 10 +75 Cast Range

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Healing Salve
Iron Branch
Magic Stick
Boots of Speed
Iron Branch
Wind Lace
Mid Game Late Game
Magic Wand
Tranquil Boots
Wind Lace
Blink Dagger
Aether Lens
Kaya

General Strategy[edit]

Lion gives enemies little chance to retaliate. Stunning targets with a damaging row of spikes, or temporarily transforming them into a harmless critter, even if his powerful spells aren't enough, he and his allies should still have all the time they need to slay their foes.
Lion (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.15
  • Nerf Base Intelligence reduced from 20 to 18
  • Buff Base attack damage increased from 27-33 to 29-35
7.13b
7.12
  • Buff Earth Spike mana cost rescaled from 100/120/140/160 to 70/100/130/160
7.10
  • Buff Mana Drain slow increased from 14/16/18/20% to 16/19/22/25%
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +75 Damage to +90
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +90 Gold/Min to +120
7.08
  • Buff Mana Drain now slows the target by 14/16/18/20%
7.07
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06f
  • Buff Earth Spike stun duration increased from 1.1/1.6/2.1/2.6 to 1.4/1.8/2.2/2.6
  • Buff Level 20 Talent changed from +8% Spell Amplification to +300 Finger of Death Damage
7.06
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 1.7 to 2
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +75 Cast Range (Level 10)
7.03
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from -25s Respawn Time to -30s
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +45 Damage to +60
7.02
  • Rework Level 10 Talent from 175 Health to -25s Respawn Time
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from -30s Respawn Time to +80 Earth Spike Damage
7.00
  • Buff Finger of Death Scepter AoE increased from 300 to 325
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.87d
6.86
  • Buff Earth Spike mana cost reduced from 100/120/145/170 to 100/120/140/160
  • Buff Earth Spike duration increased from 1.02/1.52/2.02/2.52 to 1.1/1.6/2.1/2.6
  • Buff Mana Drain reduced cooldown from 20/15/10/5 to 16/12/8/4
6.85
  • Buff Finger of Death Aghanim's Scepter upgrade area of effect increased from 200 to 300
6.83c
  • Nerf Hex unit movement speed reduced from 100 to 140 (same as Scythe of Vyse)
6.83
  • Buff Base attack damage increased from 20-26 to 27-33
  • Buff Mana Drain drain interval from 0.25 to 0.1
6.82
  • Buff Earth Spike damage increased from 60/130/200/260 to 80/140/200/260
6.81
  • Buff Hex cooldown reduced from 30/25/20/15 to 30/24/18/12
6.80
  • Buff Scepter now causes Finger of Death to hit units within 200 AoE of the target
6.79
  • Buff Mana Drain duration increased from 4 to 5
  • Nerf Hex cooldown increased from 15 to 30/25/20/15
  • Buff Hex duration increased from 1.75/2.5/3.25/4 to 2.5/3/3.5/4
6.78
  • Buff Mana Drain break and cast range improved by 100 (750/1100 ➜ 850/1200)
  • Buff Scepter Finger of Death cooldown decreased from 160/100/40 to 100/60/20
6.76
  • Buff Mana Drain break threshold range increased from 850 to 1100
  • Buff Finger of Death cooldown rescaled from 170/105/40 to 160/100/40
  • Buff Finger of Death cast range increased from 700 to 900
6.75
  • Rescale Finger of Death cooldown rescaled from 150/90/55 to 170/105/40
  • Buff Finger of Death damage increased from 500/650/850 to 600/725/850
    • (Aghanim's from 600/800/1025 to 725/875/1025)
  • Buff Mana Drain initial cast range increased from 600/650/700/750 to 750
  • Buff Mana Drain threshold range increased from 800 to 850
  • Buff Mana Drain cooldown decreased from 25/20/15/10 to 20/15/10/5
6.74
  • Buff Hex duration increased from 1.25/2/2.75/3.5 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4 seconds
  • Nerf Hex cooldown increased from 13 to 15 seconds
  • Nerf Hex mana cost increased from 110/140/170/200 to 125/150/175/200
6.73
  • Buff Mana Drain level 4 increased from 100 to 120 per second
  • Buff Mana Drain now drains at 0.25 second intervals instead of 1 second
6.60
  • Nerf Hex duration reduced from 1/2/3/4 to 1.25/2/2.75/3.5 seconds
6.49
  • Buff Mana Drain is now faster (same mana drain over 4 seconds instead of 5)
6.48
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 280 to 290
6.41
  • Buff Mana Drain cast range increased from 600 to 600/650/700/750
  • Buff Mana Drain per second increased from 15/30/50/70 to 15/30/50/80
  • Buff Mana Drain cooldown reduced from 25 to 25/20/15/10
6.10
  • Buff Hex duration reduced from 2/3/4/5 to 1/2/3/4
6.00
  • Rework Ported

Notable Players[edit]

ddc 
LaNm 

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