Phantom Assassin

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[e][h]Phantom Assassin
Dire Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP 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
578
1118
1496
Mana
255
483
651
Armor
5.6
14.4
20.7
Damage
46-48
90-92
121-123
Spell Amp
1.1%
2.4%
3.4%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
29%
Movement Speed Amp

1.2%
3.4%
4.9%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Phantom Assassin Mortred, the Phantom Assassin[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Escape

Through a process of divination, children are selected for upbringing by the Sisters of the Veil, an order that considers assassination a sacred part of the natural order. The Veiled Sisters identify targets through meditation and oracular utterances. They accept no contracts, and never seem to pursue targets for political or mercenary reasons. Their killings bear no relation to any recognizable agenda, and can seem to be completely random: A figure of great power is no more likely to be eliminated than a peasant or a well digger. Whatever pattern the killings may contain, it is known only to them. They treat their victims as sacrifices, and death at their hand is considered an honor. Raised with no identity except that of their order, any Phantom Assassin can take the place of any other; their number is not known. Perhaps there are many, perhaps there are few. Nothing is known of what lies under the Phantom Veil. Except that this one, from time to time, when none are near enough to hear, is known to stir her veils with the forbidden whisper of her own name: Mortred.

Abilities[edit]

Stifling Dagger
QD
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Throws a dagger, dealing damage and slowing enemy movement speed.
Base Damage65
Attack Damage25% / 40% / 55% / 70%
Movement Speed Slow50%
Slow Duration1.75 / 2.5 / 3.25 / 4
Cast Range525 / 750 / 975 / 1200
Cast Point0.3
Multishot Daggers 3
Search Radius1500
6
30 / 25 / 20 / 15
The slow does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
The first skill learned by the Sisters of the Veil often signals an incoming hit.
Notes
  • Applies on-hit effects from items and abilities such as
      and
     .
  • The dagger travels at 1200 speed and has 450 flying vision. The vision lasts for 3.34 seconds on impact.
  • Multishot Details
    • Throws 2 extra daggers if there are enough targets within search range.
    • Secondary targets are chosen randomly.
Phantom Strike
WB
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Units
Blinks toward a unit, friendly or enemy. Grants bonus attack speed if it's an enemy unit.
Bonus Attack Speed130
Maximum Attacks4
Duration4
Cast Range1000
Cast Point0.3
14 / 11 / 8 / 5
50
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Cannot be cast while rooted.
Mortred's silken veil is the last thing her unfortunate target sees.
Notes
  • The bonus attack speed is lost when Phantom Assassin changes targets.
Blur
ER
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
The Phantom Assassin blurs her body, causing some enemy attacks to miss and allowing her to disappear from the enemy minimap when far from enemy heroes. Stacks diminishingly with other sources of Evasion.
Evasion20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
75%
Blur Reveal Radius1600
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain this ability.
Meditation allows a Veiled Sister to carefully anticipate her opponents in combat.
Notes
  • Blur only triggers on real heroes, not illusions.
  • Blur also triggers on invisible and spell immune enemies entering the radius.
Coup de Grace
RC
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Phantom Assassin refines her combat abilities, gaining the chance to deliver a devastating critical strike to enemy units.
Critical Damage230% / 340% / 450%
Critical Chance15%
20%
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain this ability.
A divine strike, Mortred honors her opponent by choosing them for death.

Talent Abilities[edit]

Phantom Assassin can gain Cleave or Armor Corruption.

Cleave
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Phantom Assassin's attacks cut down multiple targets. Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value. Radius expands forward in a cone shape.
Cleave Damage 20%
Radius150 ➜ 330
Distance625
Notes
  • A visual effect moves across the cleave area, showing its shape.
Armor Corruption
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Phantom Assassin identifies her enemy's weaknesses. Her attacks reduce their armor for a short time.
Armor Reduction 4
Duration10
Dispellable.
Illusions gain this ability.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+25% Blur Evasion 25 +5% Coup de Grace Chance
+2 Multishot Stifling Dagger 20 20% Lifesteal
+20% Cleave 15 +4 Armor Reduction
+15 Damage 10 +150 Health

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Healing Salve
Tango
Stout Shield
Boots of Speed
Magic Wand
Blight Stone
Mid Game Late Game
Phase Boots
Vladmirs Offering
Desolator
Black King Bar
Abyssal Blade

General Strategy[edit]

The moment she finds her prey, Phantom Assassin strikes. Instantly closing in on a target, she effortlessly dodges attacks as she relentlessly cuts away at her foe. Without warning, any one of her attacks could prove suddenly and brutally fatal.
Phantom Assassin (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell
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Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.17
  • Buff Stifling Dagger slow increased from 1/2/3/4 seconds to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4
  • Buff Level 20 Talent improved from Double Strike Stifling Dagger to Triple Strike Stifling Dagger
7.16
  • Buff base health regeneration increased from 1.5 to 1.75
  • Buff Blur now only triggers on real heroes
  • Buff Blur now always triggers on Invisible and Spell Immune enemies
7.12
  • Buff Stifling Dagger can now be targeted on Spell Immune units
    • (The slow won't have any effect, but the physical damage will go through)
7.10
  • Buff Stifling Dagger Talent now has a 300 cast range buffer for the secondary target
7.07
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 310 to 305
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +15 Movement Speed to +20
7.01
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger base damage reduced from 70 to 65
7.00
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger base damage reduced from 75 to 70
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger cast range reduced from 825/950/1075/1200 to 525/750/975/1200
6.88e
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger cast range reduced from 1200 to 825/950/1075/1200
6.88
  • Buff Phantom Strike can now target Spell Immune heroes
6.87c
  • Buff Stifling Dagger base damage increased from 60 to 75
6.87
  • Rework Stifling Dagger now does a real physical attack for 60 + 25/40/55/70% of attack damage
    • All attack effects work and behave as if your hero performed them
  • Buff Phantom Assassin turn rate increased from 0.4 to 0.6
6.86
  • Buff Base intelligence increased from 13 to 15
  • Buff Intelligence gain increased from 1 to 1.4
6.85
  • Buff Stifling Dagger now applies your attack's on-hit effects
  • Buff Blur no longer has a 0.75 second delay
6.83
  • Nerf Coup de Grace critical strike damage from 250/350/450% to 230/340/450%
6.82
  • Buff Blur minimap hide now has the opposite effect, and is active when no enemies are near
6.81b
  • Buff Phantom Strike bonus attack speed increased from 100 to 130
6.81
  • Buff Stifling Dagger cooldown reduced from 8 to 6
  • Buff Blur evasion chance increased from 20/25/30/40% to 20/30/40/50%
6.80
  • Buff Invisible heroes now trigger Blur
  • Buff Blur delay reduced from 1.5 to 0.75
6.79
  • Buff Stifling Dagger shares the same crit chance/factor as Coup de Grace
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger is now dodgeable
  • Nerf Stifling Dagger damage rescaled from 50/100/150/200 to 60/100/140/180
6.78
  • Buff Blur level 4 evasion increased from 35% to 40%
6.75
  • Buff Coup de Grace critical strike multiplier increased from 2.5/3.25/4 to 2.5/3.5/4.5
6.74
  • Buff Phantom Strike cast range increased from 700/800/900/1000 to 1000
  • Buff Phantom Strike cooldown rescaled from 20/15/10/5 to 14/11/8/5
6.73
  • Buff Stifling Dagger damage increased from 40/80/120/160 to 50/100/150/200
6.71
  • Rework Reworked Blur fade mechanism
  • Buff Coup de Grace critical strike rescaled from 2/3/4× to 2.5/3.25/4×
6.70
  • Buff Blur evasion increased from 15/20/25/30% to 20/25/30/35%
6.69
  • Buff Base strength increased from 17 to 20
  • Nerf Strength gain decreased from 2.05 to 1.85
  • Buff Phantom Strike cooldown from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5
6.63
  • Buff Stifling Dagger cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds
6.60
  • Rework Replaced Blink Strike with a new ability: Phantom Strike
6.55
  • Buff Increased Blur evasion chance from 7/14/21/28% to 15/20/25/30%
6.54
  • Nerf Blur visual effect is now applied only to enemies
6.53
  • Buff Improved Stifling Dagger
6.51
  • Rework Replaced Shadow Strike with Stifling Dagger
  • Buff Lowered Phantom Assassin's cast point from 0.5 to 0.3
6.43
  • Bug Fix Fixed Phantom Strike cast range
6.35
  • Buff Base armor increased from -1 to 1
6.10
  • Buff Phantom Assassin may now Phantom Strike to allies
6.07
  • Bug Fix Changed how Blink Strike is triggered a bit to improve it
6.06
  • Bug Fix Fixed Blink Strike not dealing damage
6.04
  • Rework Coup de Grace now has 2/3/4× crit at 15% chance
6.00
  • Bug Fix Changed "Coup de Gras" to "Coup de Grâce"
  • Bug Fix Blink Strike re-triggered (thank you Wikidme)
  • Neutral Ported

Notable Players[edit]

QO 

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