Medusa

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[e][h]Medusa
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
470
794
1028
Mana
303
651
903
Armor
3
10
15
Damage
44-50
79-85
104-110
Spell Amp
1.3%
3.4%
4.9%
Magic Resist
25%
26%
27%
Movement Speed Amp

1%
2.8%
4%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Medusa, the Gorgon[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Disabler Durable

Beauty is power. This thought comforted Medusa—the youngest and loveliest of three beautiful Gorgon sisters, born to a sea goddess—because she alone of the sisters was mortal. It comforted her, that is, until the day masked assailants invaded the Gorgon realm and tore the two immortal sisters from their home, unmoved by their beauty or by their tears. One of the invaders seized Medusa as well, but then cast her aside with a disgusted look: 'This one has the mortal stink upon her. We have no use for that which dies.' Humiliated, enraged, Medusa fled to the temple of her mother and cast herself before the goddess, crying, 'You denied me eternal life—therefore I beg you, give me power! Power, so I can dedicate what life I have to rescuing my sisters and avenging this injustice!' After long thought, the goddess granted her daughter's request, allowing Medusa to trade her legendary beauty for a face and form of terrifying strength. Never for a moment has Medusa regretted her choice. She understands that power is the only beauty worth possessing—for only power can change the world.

Abilities[edit]

Split Shot
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Medusa splits her attack into extra arrows that deal lesser damage to multiple foes.
Extra Targets3
10
Damage30% / 45% / 60% / 75%
Extra Range100
Cast Point0
Disabled by break.
Illusions have the toggle state Medusa was in when they were created.
All who encounter the cursed Gorgon will feel her rage.
Notes
  • Reduces her base damage and bonus damage. Reduction does not affect the primary target.
  • Only the primary target will receive attack modifiers.
  • Talent hits all targets with Medusa's attack modifiers.
  • Has no effect when attacking allies.
  • Extra targets will be the closest enemy units excluding the primary target.
  • Range of search for extra targets is determined by Medusa's attack range +100.
  • Does not target buildings, wards, and units that are not visible to Medusa.
Mystic Snake
WC
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Pure
A mystic snake made of energy jumps from target to target, dealing damage and stealing mana. After it reaches its last target, it jumps back to Medusa to replenish her with mana. The snake's damage dealt increases each jump. Deals Pure damage to petrified targets.
Base Damage80 / 120 / 160 / 200
Bonus Damage Per Bounce35%
Maximum Bounces3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Mana Drain11% / 14% / 17% / 20%
31% / 34% / 37% / 40%
Bounce Radius475
Cast Range700
Cast Point0.4
Petrify Duration
1
Bonus Duration Per Bounce
0.3
11
140 / 150 / 160 / 170
Causes Mystic Snake to turn enemies into stone. Petrify duration increases with each bounce.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Petrification is dispellable with strong dispels.
Cannot be disjointed.
The Gorgon's curse is her greatest strength.
Notes
  • Damage increase per bounce:
    • 28 / 42 / 56 / 70
  • Mana drain is a percentage of the target's maximum mana.
  • Always steals the full amount of mana regardless of actual mana drained.
  • Bounces to the closest target that hasn't been hit before.
  • Bounces to targets in the Fog of War, but not invisible units.
  • The mystic snake moves at 800 speed and has 100 flying vision.
Mana Shield
EE
Targeting
Toggle
Affects
Self
Creates a shield that absorbs most incoming damage by using Medusa's mana.
Damage Per Mana1.6 / 1.9 / 2.2 / 2.5
Damage Absorbed60%
Cast Point0
While Medusa was not gifted with eternal life upon birth, her curse bestowed her with impressive defensive powers.
Notes
  • Absorbs damage before any damage reduction takes place, meaning that armor will not reduce the amount of mana needed to absorb damage.
Stone Gaze
RG
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Any enemy units looking at Medusa will have their movement and attack speed slowed. If looking at Medusa while Stone Gaze is active, that unit will turn to stone. Petrified units are stunned, have magic resistance, and take bonus Physical damage.
Enemy Movement Slow35%
Enemy Attack Slow35
Enemy Turn Rate Slow35%
Enemy Look Time2
Petrify Duration3
Bonus Physical Damage50%
Enemy Magic Resistance100%
Gaze Duration5 / 6 / 7
9.5
Radius1000
Cast Point0.4
90
200
Petrification is dispellable with strong dispels.
The beauty of Medusa is legendary.
Notes
  • Affects invisible units but does not reveal them.
  • Affects any units that view Medusa at any time during the Gaze.
  • Every enemy unit in range that faces Medusa within 85° is affected by Stone Gaze.
  • Enemies that turn away from Medusa will stop being affected by the slow. If they turn to look at her again it is reapplied, but the petrify timer is reset.
  • Petrification only increases physical damage dealt by attacks. Physical damage from spells is not increased.
  • Petrified illusions are instantly killed.
  • Stops immediately if Medusa is killed.
  • Does not affect neutral creeps.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Split Shot Uses Modifiers 25 +7 Split Shot Targets
+2.5s Stone Gaze Duration 20 +700 Mana
+20% Mystic Snake Mana Steal 15 +30 Attack Speed
15% Evasion 10 +20 Damage

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Ring of Protection
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Ring of Basilius
Boots of Speed
Ring of Health
Tango
Healing Salve
Mid Game Late Game
Phase Boots
Ring of Aquila
Dragon Lance
Eye of Skadi
Butterfly
Linkens Sphere

General Strategy[edit]

Constant attack is the key to Medusa's success. Using her mana shield to stave off assault, she employs split shots to mow down waves of enemies. Once she gathers her full strength, she becomes a force powerful enough to stop anyone in their tracks.
Medusa (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell
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Spell

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Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.08
  • Nerf Mystic Snake cast range reduced from 800 to 700
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from 12% Evasion to 15%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +15% Mystic Snake Mana Steal to +20%
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent reduced from +800 Mana to +700
7.07d
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 1.5 to 1.3
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 285 to 275
  • Nerf Level 10 Talent reduced from +25 Damage to +20
7.07b
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 1.95 to 1.5
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from 10% Evasion to +12%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from 10% Mystic Snake Mana Steal to +15%
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +2s Stone Gaze Duration to +2.5s
  • Nerf Split Shot damage from 35/50/65/80% to 30/45/60/75%
7.07
  • Nerf Stone Gaze slow no longer continues to affect targets after they turn away from Medusa
  • Buff Stone Gaze can now be reapplied after it wears off if the target continues to face Medusa
    • Timer on facing direction is reset after a Stone debuff is over
  • Rework Split Shot is now a passive
  • Rescale Split Shot projectiles rescaled from 1/2/3/4 to 3
  • Nerf Split Shot rescaled from -20% damage to -65/50/35/20%
  • Buff Split Shot no longer reduces damage for the primary target
  • Buff Split Shot range now uses your attack range +100, rather than a fixed 700
  • Rework Split Shot does not fire when attacking allied units
  • Nerf Movement Speed reduced by 5
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06d
  • Buff Scepter stun increase per bounce from +0.2 to +0.3
7.06
  • Buff Added Scepter for Medusa: Causes Mystic Snake to turn enemies into stone for 1 second, increases by 0.2 seconds per bounce
7.03
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +1s Stone Gaze Stun to +2s
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +10 Intelligence to +12
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from 10% Evasion to 15%
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +15 Agility to +1 Split Shot target
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +500 Mana to +600
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Intelligence gain increased from 1.85 to 2.1
6.87
  • Buff Stone Gaze damage amplification increased from 30/40/50% to 50%
  • Rescale Stone Gaze duration rescaled from 6 to 5/6/7 seconds
  • Nerf Stone Gaze slow reduced from 50% to 35%
6.86
  • Rework Mystic Snake no longer increases mana steal per jump
  • Rework Mystic Snake mana steal is now 11/14/17/20% of total mana
6.85
  • Buff Mystic Snake damage and mana steal boost per jump increased from 25% to 35%
6.84
  • Buff Split Shot and Mana Shield are no longer removed on death
6.82
  • Buff Mana Shield damage absorption rate increased from 50% to 60%
  • Buff Mystic Snake outgoing speed increased from 633 to 800
  • Nerf Mystic Snake return speed reduced from 833 to 800
  • Buff Mystic Snake mana steal increased from 20/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
6.81
  • Buff Split Shot reworked from 50/60/70/80% damage with 5 maximum targets, to 80% damage with 2/3/4/5 maximum targets
  • Buff Mystic Snake no longer requires Fog of War vision to bounce
  • Buff Mana Shield damage absorption per mana increased from 1/1.5/2/2.5 to 1.6/1.9/2.2/2.5
6.80
  • Buff Mana Shield damage absorption increased from 0.75/1.25/1.75/2.25 to 1/1.5/2/2.5
6.79
  • Buff Mystic Snake now does Pure damage to units in Stone Form
  • Rework Added to Captains Mode
6.78
  • Rework Stone Gaze Reworked
  • Rework Removed from Captains Mode
6.77
  • Buff Stone Gaze cooldown decreased from 140/110/80 to 140/100/60
6.75
  • Buff Mana Shield absorption rate increased from 0.75/1.25/1.5/2 to 0.75/1.25/1.75/2.25
  • Buff Mystic Snake damage bonus per jump increased from 20% to 25%
  • Buff Split Shot damage per arrow increased from 45/55/65/75% to 50/60/70/80%
6.74
  • Buff Split Shot now shoots 5 arrows instead of 4
6.73
  • Rework Stone Gaze rebalanced
  • Buff Toggle cooldown on mana shield removed
6.68
  • Nerf Movement speed decreased from 300 to 290
  • Nerf Strength gain decreased from 1.85 to 1.65
6.65
  • Nerf Stone Gaze cooldown increased from 35 to 100
6.61
  • Buff Lowered Stone Gaze cooldown (70➜35 seconds)
  • Buff Minor improvements to Mystic Snake speed, cast range, and cooldown
  • Buff Improved Mystic Snake's damage from 60/100/140/180 to 80/120/160/200
6.60
  • Rework Replaced Chain Lightning with a new ability Mystic Snake
  • Rework Replaced Purge with a new ability Stone Gaze
6.55
  • Buff Added an extra arrow to Medusa's Split Shot (3➜4)
  • Buff Rescaled Medusa's Purge cooldown from 12/11/10 to 12/10/8 seconds
6.52
  • Buff Increased level 2 and 3 Purge's damage to summoned unit
  • Buff Lowered Medusa's attack animation time to 0.5
6.50
  • Buff Removed mana cost on Mana Shield activation

Notable Players[edit]

Jeyo 
MS 

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