Balanar, the Night Stalker
|Carry Initiator Durable Disabler Nuker|
Of the Night Stalker, there is no history, only stories. There are ancient tales woven into the lore of every race and every culture, of an impossible time before sunlight and daytime, when night reigned alone and the world was covered with the creatures of darkness—creatures like Balanar the Night Stalker.
It is said that on the dawn of the First Day, all the night creatures perished. All, that is, save one. Evil's embodiment, Night Stalker delights in his malevolence. He created the primal role of the Night Terror, the Boogeyman, and as long as there have been younglings, his is the specter summoned to terrify them. This is a role he relishes—nor are these empty theatrics. He does indeed stalk the unwary, the defenseless, those who have strayed beyond the lighted paths or denied the warnings of their communities. Night Stalker serves as living proof that every child's worst nightmare....is true.
Mini-stuns at night, interrupting abilities. The slow also improves at night.
The duration is improved at night.
- Enemies that leave the area are no longer silenced.
This ability only works at night.
|Movement Speed||22%/28%/34%/40% |
|Attack Speed||20/40/60/80 |
Consume Non-Player Units
|Max HP/Mana Restore|
- Day changes to night for the duration.
- Does not pause the clock. This effectively shortens the day time if cast during the day.
|-60s Dark Ascension cooldown||25||+80 Hunter in the Night Attack Speed|
|+35 Damage||20||+30 Movement Speed|
|+10% Hunter in the Night Movement speed||15||+12 Strength|
|+ +45 Void Damage||10||+4 Armor|
Once the sun goes down, Night Stalker's hunt begins. Charging through the shadowy forests, he snares prey in a slowing void as he tears them to shreds. Should sunrise threaten to end his terror, he can darken the skies to extend his onslaught.Night Stalker (In-Game Description)
Night Stalker is a ganking hero that thrives during the mid game. As his name implies, he is especially dangerous during the night, as his skills become much more powerful while the sun is down. The first night of a match is when Night Stalker is at his strongest, so capitalizing on that advantage through ganks is essential. However, he becomes less intimidating as the match enters the late game, due to his inability to compete with the raw damage output of carries.
Night Stalker can be played in the middle lane with a Bottle, allowing for excellent ganking opportunities thanks to Rune control and decent mana regeneration, or in the safe lane going straight into an Armlet.
When ganking it is often important to remember that Night Stalker has no hard disables, but void will cancel channeling spells with its ministun. This is quite useful when trying to gank a hero that is attempting to use a teleport scroll to escape.