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Lycan

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[e][h]Lycan
Dire 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
785
1842
2607
Mana
351
627
831
Armor
2.6
6.4
9.1
Damage
50-55
97-102
131-136
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Release Date
2012-03-22
Competitive Release
2012-03-28
Collision Size
Legs

Lycan Banehallow, the Lycan[edit]

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Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the landed castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the Fall, as the King's wants grew strange, and his court grew crowded with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the avarice of the throne. No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates. And then came the teeth behind the old truth: When you strike a king's neck, you had better take his head.

Enraged by the betrayal, the king exterminated the vast Ambry bloodline, sparing only the lord of the house and his youngest son, Banehallow. Before all the royal court, with the disgraced lord chained to the ornate marble floor, the King bade his magicians transform the boy into a wolf so that he might tear out his own father's throat. "Do this," the king said, "so that Lord Ambry will understand the bite of betrayal." Powerful magic was invoked, and the child was transformed. But though his body was changed, his spirit remained intact, and instead of biting the exposed neck of his father, he attacked his handlers, tearing them to pieces. A dozen of the King's knights perished under the wolf's teeth before they managed to drive it off into the night. Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword. Now the heir to the lost house of Ambry, Banehallow wanders the trail as the Lycan, part warrior, part wolf, in search of justice for all that he lost.

As a man or as a wolf, Lycan devastates enemies with sharp claws and deadly jaws. Summoning stealthy wolves to scout ahead or assault a foe, his wolf transformation grants him the speed and strength to run down his enemies, or escape an ambush.

Abilities[edit]

Summon Wolves
QV
Targeting
No Target
Lycan summons wolves to fight alongside him. The wolves benefit from his other abilities.
Wolves Summoned2
4
Duration50
Cast Point0.3
Cast Backswing0.5
30
125/130/135/140
Causes one of your creep waves to include an uncontrollable wolf that moves with each wave.
The very enchantment that twisted his being also summons canine familiars.
Notes
  • Summoning new wolves will remove the old ones.
Howl
WW
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Allied Units
Strikes fear into enemies, reducing armor and attack damage to all enemies near Lycan and his wolves.
Damage Reduction25%/30%/35%/40%
45%/50%/55%/60%
Armor Reduction4/5/6/7
Duration8
Radius2000
Cast Point0.3
22/20/18/16
35/40/45/50
Dispellable.
Blood-curdling wolf cries signal to opponents that Lycan is among them.
Notes
  • This spell's radius is cast around Lycan and each of his wolves individually, covering multiple large areas at once.
Feral Impulse
EI
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Increases the damage and HP regeneration of Lycan and all units under his control.
Bonus Damage10%/20%/30%/40%
35%/45%/55%/65%
Bonus HP Regen1/3/5/7
Disabled by break.
Illusions carry this aura but do not benefit from it themselves.
His animalistic symbiosis with canine kind gives Lycan enhanced reflexes and hunting capabilities.
Ultimate Ability
Shapeshift
RF
Targeting
No Target
Aura
Affects
Self
Lycan assumes his true form, increasing his combat capabilities. During Shapeshift, Lycan and all units under his control are hasted, cannot be slowed, and gain critical strike.
Bonus Health200/300/400
Movement Speed550
Critical Damage160%/190%/220%
Critical Chance40%
70%
Night Vision1800
Duration25
31
Transformation Time1.1
Cast Point0
120/110/95
     105/95/80
100
Illusions created while in Shapeshift form will have all benefits but will not carry the aura.
Forever a slave to his Lycan, Banehallow has come to accept his curse, and embrace his own savagery.

Aghanim's Scepter Ability[edit]

Wolf Bite
DT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Heroes
Lycan bites an ally, granting them Shapeshift properties. Lycan and the bitten target gain lifesteal and share it as long as they are near each other.
Shared Lifesteal30%
Lifesteal Radius1200
Cast Range300
Cast Point0.3
Cast Backswing0.73
120/110/95
150
Notes
  • Can target creep-heroes units like Spirit Bear and Golem.
  • Now grants Shapeshift to the target only, rather than the target and units it controls.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+2 Summon Wolves Summon Wolves Summoned 25 +30% Chance Shapeshift Shapeshift Critical Strike
+25% Feral Impulse Feral Impulse Damage 20 +6s Shapeshift Shapeshift Duration
-15s Shapeshift Shapeshift Cooldown 15 +200 Summon Wolves Summon Wolves Health
+10 Summon Wolves Summon Wolves Damage 10 +10 Feral Impulse Feral Impulse HP Regen

Summon Abilities[edit]

Lycan Wolf[edit]

Invisibility
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Permanently invisible when not attacking. Given when wolves reach level 3.
Fade Time1.7
Notes
  • Wolves retain their collision size while invisible and can block paths.

Lycan Wolf & Lane Wolf[edit]

Cripple
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Gives a chance to cripple the target, doing damage over time and slowing attack speed. Given when wolves reach level 4. Can affect building.
Cripple Chance20%
Damage Per Second8
Attack Speed Slow60
Movement Speed Slow15%
Duration4
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Disabled by break.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 32

Summon Stats[edit]

Lycan Wolf [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Summoned
Attack Type
Armor Type
Duration
50
Health
325/375/425/475
525/575/625/675
Health Regen
0.5
Mana
0
Damage
20/26/32/38 ‒ 23/29/34/40
30/36/42/48 – 33/39/44/50
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Instant
Base Attack Time
1.2/1.1/1/0.9
Attack Duration
Armor
0
Movement Speed
400/420/440/460
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
21/26/36/41
Experience
20
Notes
Gains the Invisibility ability at level 3. Gains the Cripple ability at level 4.
Lycan Lane Wolf [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Summoned
Attack Type
Armor Type
Health
450
650
Health Regen
0.5
Mana
0
Damage
38-40
48-50
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Instant
Base Attack Time
0.9
Attack Duration
Armor
0
Movement Speed
325
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
15
Experience
10
Notes
Gains the Cripple ability.

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.31d
  • Shapeshift Shapeshift
    • Buff Critical Damage increased from 150/175/200% to 160/190/220%
7.31c
  • Buff Base Attack Speed increased from 100 to 110
  • Summon Wolves Summon Wolves
    • Buff Increased attack damage from 17-20/23-26/29-32/35-38 to 20-23/26-29/32-34/38-40
    • Buff Aghanim's Shard Shard Lane Wolf increased Attack Damage from 35-38 to 38-40
7.31b
  • Summon Wolves Summon Wolves
    • Nerf Damage reduced from 24-28/32-36/40-44/48-52 to 17-20/23-26/29-32/35-38
    • Nerf Aghanim's Shard Shard wolf damage reduced from 48-52 to 35-38
7.31
  • Feral Impulse Feral Impulse
    • Nerf Damage decreased from 11/22/33/44% to 10/20/30/40%
  • Shapeshift Shapeshift
    • Nerf Duration reduced from 28s to 25s
  • Talent Tree Talents
    • Nerf Level 10 Talent +13 Summon Wolves Damage decreased to +10
    • Rework Level 10 Talent +10 Feral HP regen replaced with +20% Howl attack damage reduction
    • Nerf Level 25 Talent +32% Shapeshift critical chance reduced to +30

Notable Players[edit]

MATUMBAMAN 
Arteezy 
Sylar 
Silent 
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See also[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

References[edit]