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Night Stalker

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[e][h]Night Stalker
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
717
1662
2337
Mana
255
519
711
Armor
4.9
9.8
13.3
Damage
63-67
105-109
135-139
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Release Date
2011-06-11
Competitive Release
2011-06-11
Collision Size
Legs

Night Stalker Balanar, the Night Stalker[edit]

Recommended Roles
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.

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.

Abilities[edit]

Void
QV
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Creates a damaging void that slows an enemy unit and deals damage.
At night, Void also mini-stuns, interrupting channeling abilities, and the slowing effect lasts longer.
Damage80/160/240/320
130/210/290/370
Movement Speed Slow50%
Attack Speed Slow50
Day Slow Duration1.25
Night Slow Duration2.5/3/3.5/4
Day Stun Duration0
Night Stun Duration0.1
1
Cast Range525
0
Cast Point0.3
Cast Backswing0.33
Radius
900
11/10/9/8
90/100/110/120
Void becomes an area of effect ability. Increases the mini-stun duration.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Balanar creates a vortex of infinite night, tearing opponents violently into the eternal darkness that once was.
Crippling Fear
WF
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Night Stalker horrifies all nearby enemies, causing them to become silenced while near him.
The effect lasts longer at night.
Day Duration3
Night Duration4.5/5/5.5/6
Radius375
Cast Point0
Cast Backswing0.43
30/25/20/15
     25/20/15/10
50
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
A vision of the twisted maw of Balanar etches itself into the minds of the poor souls unlucky enough to cross his path.
Notes
  • Enemies that leave the area are no longer silenced.
Hunter in the Night
EG
Affects
Self
Units
Night Stalker is in his element at night, attacking and moving with great swiftness.
This ability only works at night.
Movement Speed22%/28%/34%/40%
Attack Speed20/40/60/80
120/140/160/180
Status Resistance15%
Abilty
Consume Non-Player Units
Max HP/Mana Restore
35%
Cast Range
150
Cast Point
0
Cast Backswing
1.04
0
     
20
Hunter in the Night may be cast on a creep, instantly killing it and restoring some of Night Stalker's maximum health and mana. Cannot target ancients during the daytime.
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain the passive of this ability.
The hunting prowess of Balanar improves as the night beckons.
Notes
  • Can be cast on creeps or player units except special units such as Warlock's Golems or Lone Druid's Spirit Bear.
  • Can be cast during daytime, but only on non-ancient units.
Ultimate Ability
Dark Ascension
RR
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Night Stalker smothers the sun and summons instant darkness, so that he might use his powers at their fullest. Night Stalker gains flight and bonus damage during this time. Has unobstructed vision.
Night Duration30
38
Bonus Damage50/100/150
85/135/185
AbilityUnobstructed Vision
Cast Point0.3
140/135/130
     90/85/80
125/175/225
It is a humbling sight to see when the mightiest of warriors become afraid of the dark.
Notes
  • Day changes to night for the duration.
  • Does not pause the clock. This effectively shortens the day time if cast during the day.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
-50s Dark Ascension Dark Ascension Cooldown 25 +100 Hunter in the Night Hunter in the Night Attack Speed
+20 Strength 20 -5s Crippling Fear Crippling Fear Cooldown
+15% Hunter in the Night Hunter in the Night Status Resistance 15 45 Dark Ascension Dark Ascension Damage
+8s Dark Ascension Dark Ascension Duration 10 +50 Void Void Damage

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.32c
7.32
  • Void Void
    • Buff Scepter Stun Duration increased from 0.8s to 1s
  • Crippling Fear Crippling Fear
    • Rescale Night Duration rescaled from 4/5/6/7s to 4.5/5/5.5/6s
  • Talent Talent
    • Rework Level 15 Talent +10% Hunter in the Night Movement Speed replaced with +15% Hunter in the Night Status Resistance
7.31d
  • Void Void
    • Nerf Mana cost increased from 80/90/100/110 to 90/100/110/120

Notable Players[edit]

Artstyle 
Rong 
womy 
oldWhite 
sQreen 

Additional Content[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]