Pudge, the Butcher
In the Fields of Endless Carnage, far to the south of Quoidge, a corpulent figure works tirelessly through the night—dismembering, disembowelling, piling up the limbs and viscera of the fallen that the battlefield might be clear by dawn. In this cursed realm, nothing can decay or decompose; no corpse may ever return to the earth from which it sprang, no matter how deep you dig the grave. Flocked by carrion birds who need him to cut their meals into beak-sized chunks, Pudge the Butcher hones his skills with blades that grow sharper the longer he uses them. Swish, swish, thunk. Flesh falls from the bone; tendons and ligaments part like wet paper. And while he always had a taste for the butchery, over the ages, Pudge has developed a taste for its byproduct as well. Starting with a gobbet of muscle here, a sip of blood there... before long he was thrusting his jaws deep into the toughest of torsos, like a dog gnawing at rags. Even those who are beyond fearing the Reaper, fear the Butcher.
Each carefully aimed throw of Pudge's signature hook strikes fear into his foes. Pulling his enemies near to carve them with his cleavers, he gains additional health and damage with every kill, and soon becomes an unstoppable killer.
Launches a bloody hook toward a unit or location. The hook will snag the first unit it encounters, dragging the unit back to Pudge, killing it if it's a non-ancient creep and dealing damage if it is an enemy otherwise.
|Disable blocked by Spell Immunity, the damage and pull are not.|
The Butcher's hook is a symbolic nightmare, its curved blade a frightening reminder of his slaughterous intent.
- Meat Hook only grabs units while it is extending. If the hook touches a unit while retracting, it has no effect.
- Meat Hook can pull Runes back to Pudge. The mana cost is refunded if successful.
- Provides 500 flying vision on hit, lasting at the hit location for 4 seconds.
A toxic cloud that deals intense damage and slows movement--harming not only enemy units but Pudge himself.
|Damage Per Second||30/60/90/120 |
|Movement Speed Slow||14%/20%/26%/32% |
|Increases Rot radius and damage, and causes it to reduce enemy health regen.|
|Does not pierce Spell Immunity.|
A foul odor precedes a toxic, choking gas, emanating from the Butcher's putrid, ever-swelling mass.
- Damage is dealt every 0.2 seconds in smaller instances of:
Gives Pudge a guaranteed damage block against all types of attack. Passively grants bonus strength that increases each time Pudge kills an enemy Hero or it dies in his vicinity. Flesh Heap is retroactive, meaning it can gain charges before it is skilled, which then become active.
|Stack Gain Radius If Pudge Kills||1600|
|Strength Bonus Per Kill||1.1/1.4/1.7/2 |
|Blocked Damage||8/14/20/26 |
|Illusions gain this ability.|
The Butcher gives new meaning to the words ‘meat shield.’
Pudge chows down on an enemy unit, disabling it and dealing damage over time. Pudge gets healed for the same amount he damages. Lasts longer on creeps.
|Damage Per Second||80/100/120 |
|Bonus Strength DPS||30%/60%/90% |
|Decreases cooldown, and allows targeting an ally with bonus cast range to swallow them and heal them for a percentage of their max health per second.|
|Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.|
|Dispellable with strong dispels.|
‘When I'm through with these vermin, they'll be fit for a pie!’
Ejects the swallowed allied hero inside of you.
Allies emerge forever changed.
- Flesh Heap
- Damage block rescaled from 7/14/21/28 to 8/14/20/26
- Scepter Bonus Radius decreased from 225 to 200
- Flesh Heap
- Mana Cost increased from 35/40/45/50 to 35/50/65/80
- Level 25 Talent Flesh Heap Stack Str and Damage Block bonuses decreased from 1.6x to 1.5x
- Base damage increased by 3
- Flesh Heap
- Damage Block increased from 5/10/15/20 to 7/14/21/28
- Level 10 talent -14% Rot Slow increased to -16%