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Queen of Pain

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Blinks in to deal massive magical damage.
Queen of Pain strikes without warning, she Blinks past defenses, wracking her victims with her deafening Screams. Should an enemy survive her onslaught, she slows their escape with a hurl of Shadow Strikes, drawing out their suffering over time. Running is futile. There is only one release from such torture. The Queen flexes her membranous wings, then delivers an ear-piercing Sonic Wave that will put an end to all misery.
Shadow Strike
Shadow Strike
Scream of Pain
Sonic Wave
Roles:Carry Carry Nuker Nuker Escape Escape
ComplexityHero ComplexityHero Complexity
AdjectivesDemon, Female, Horns, Wings, Nose
Legs ( 2 )
Queen of Pain
18 + 2.4
22 + 2.5
25 + 3.4
Grants the following bonuses per attribute point:
+22HP and +0.1HP regeneration
+0.17 armor and 1 attack speed
+12MP and +0.05MP regeneration
+0.1% base magic resistance
+1 Main Attack Damage
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(629.62 EHP)
Magic Resist
(711.72 EHP)
Projectile Speed
Melee Melee units have their projectile speed set to 900, if they should ever need it.
Base Attack Time Attacks per Second is defined as
ΣAS / BAT / 100
0.56 + 0.41
Turn Rate This unit takes 0.175s to turn 180°.
1800 / 800
Gib Type
Competitive Span
2011-10-27 — Present
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Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Shadow Strike
Causes Shadow Strike to become an area-of-effect ability. Increases first damage.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Releases a sonic boom, deals damage and silences affected enemy units within the radius when Queen of Pain blinks, at both her starting and ending locations.


They say pain is all in the mind, but they're wrong: It's all in my hands.
Queen of Pain
Akasha, QOP
The Ecclesiast-King of Elze nursed a desire for pain — forbidden pain. In a less prominent political figure, such desires might be considered unwise, but in a monarch of his stature, to satisfy such thirsts would have threatened the virtue of the Divine Throne itself. Therefore he turned to his dungeon full of demonologists, promising freedom to whoever could summon a personal succubus of torment and bind it entirely to his service. The creature who arrived, Akasha by name, visited upon him such exquisite torments that he named her his Secret Queen, and he began to spend all his spare moments submitting to her clever torments—eventually abdicating all his responsibilities in his pursuit of the painful pleasures that only she could bring. Queen of Pain could bring him to the brink of death, but she was rune-bound to keep him alive. At last the King's neglect of state brought on an uprising. He was dragged from his chamber and hurled from the Tower of Invocations, and at the moment of death, Queen of Pain was let loose into the world, freed from servitude—freed to visit her sufferings on anyone she deigned to notice.



Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Source / No-Reflection
Reflects specfically incoming spell damage of the same damage type on Akasha to the damage source.
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 1200
Damage Reflected: 10%


Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Grants a spell lifesteal aura with values corresponding to the proximity between Akasha and the affected enemy units.
Min Bonus Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 800
Proximity Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 300
Min Spell Lifesteal: 12%
Max Spell Lifesteal: 18%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5


Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Source / No-Reflection
Grants Akasha spell amplification bonus with a cost of some of her life blood.
Spell Damage Amp: Increases the outgoing damage type of the affected unit. 15%
Self Damage Factor per Spell Cast: 0.23


Shadow Strike[edit]

Shadow Strike
Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Partially nullified or conditionally bypasses Spell Block sources. Partially nullified or conditionally ignores Spell Reflection sources. This ability can be disjointed.
Unit / Area
Self / Enemies
Spell / Magical
Hurls a poisoned dagger which deals large initial damage, and then deals damage over time. The poisoned unit has its movement speed slowed for seconds.
Cast Animation: 0.4 + 0.67
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 450/500/550/600
First Damage: 30/60/90/120 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 80/110/140/170)
Move Speed Slow: 20%/35%/50%/65%
Duration: 16
Affected enemy units feel the damage instance being inflicted again in fixed intervals after the first damage.
Instance Interval: 3 (With level 15 Right Talent.With level 15 Right Talent. 2)
Damage per Instance: 20/40/60/80
A unit with less than the max threshold value can be denied with the debuff active.
Max Health Threshold: 25%
Grants bonus attack speed specifically on enemy units affected by the debuff.
Attack Speed Bonus: 40
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Causes Shadow Strike to become an area-of-effect ability. Increases first damage.
Search Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 375)
Mana Cost
Akasha's envenomed dagger allows her to delight in the drawn out suffering of her victims.


Scream of Pain[edit]

Scream of Pain
Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. This ability cannot be disjointed. Casting this ability does not proc any on-cast effects.
No / Passive
Spell / Magical
The Queen of Pain lets loose a piercing scream around her, damaging nearby enemies.
Cast Animation: 0 + 0.63
Search Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 600
Damage: 75/150/225/300 (With level 20 Right Talent.With level 20 Right Talent. 175/250/325/400)
Mana Cost
The sultry voice of Akasha beckons her opponents while stealing their souls.

Sonic Wave[edit]

Sonic Wave
Pierces Debuff Immunity sources.
Creates a gigantic wave of sound in front of Queen of Pain, dealing heavy damage to all enemy units in its wake and pushing them back.
Cast Animation: 0.452 + 0.9
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 700
First Radius: 100
Travel Distance: Affected by Cast Range increasing sources. 900
End Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 450
Knockback Distance: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 350
Total Damage: 350/500/650 (With level 25 Left Talent.With level 25 Left Talent. 600/750/900)
Debuff Duration: 1.4
100/95/80 (With level 20 Left Talent.With level 20 Left Talent. 55/50/35)
Mana Cost
Her most exquisite of all of torments, Akasha's Sonic Wave puts her poor foes out of their misery.


+250 Sonic Wave Damage25-2s Blink Cooldown
-45s Sonic Wave Cooldown20+100 Scream of Pain Damage
+40 Attack Speed On Striken Units15-1s Shadow Strike Damage Interval
+8 Strength10+20 Damage
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Recent Changes[edit]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
  • Reduced Masochist outgoing spell damage as self-damage from 22% to 20%.
  • ADDED the Bondage innate ability for Queen of Pain :
    • Grants a 1200-radius aura that returns 0.1 * SpellDmg DamageTaken damage.
  • ADDED the Facet component:
    • Succubus
      • Grants self an 800-radius spell lifesteal aura.
      • Has a 12% spell lifesteal bonus at 800-radius and graducally increases with proximity up to 18% spell lifesteal bonus at 300-radius centered around Queen of Pain.
    • Masochist
      • Grants self 15% outgoing spell amplification bonus.
      • Deals 0.22 * OutgoingSpellDamage as non-lethal self-damage (before reductions).
        • Does not proc self-damage while damaging illusions.
        • Debuff immune sources negate reflected damage.
  • Shadow Strike
    • No longer applies a 10/20/30/40 self-heal per damage instance.
    • Increased duration from 15 to 16.
    • Reduced mana cost from 125/135/145/155 to 125/130/135/140.
  • Rescaled Scream of Pain cooldown from 7 on each level to 7.5/7/6.5/6.

Dota Plus Progress[edit]

Main Article: Hero Challenges

Relics track a hero's actions and statistics, and display in-game notifications when a milestone is reached. They are only available to Dota Plus subscribers.

Relics Voice Lines

Spells Blocked With Linken's Sphere

Orchids leading To Kills

Pure Damage

Eul's leading To Kills

Spells Disjointed

Veil of Discord leading To Kills

Triple Kills

Mega Kill Streaks

Kill Assists


  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_laugh_04.mp3</ab> Uh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_spawn_02.mp3</ab> There will be pain, there will be screaming.

  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_kill_08.mp3</ab> You hurt the ones you love.
  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_kill_12.mp3</ab> That was perfect.

  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_attack_04.mp3</ab> Does this hurt?
  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_cast_01.mp3</ab> I love it when you resist.

  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_taunt_01.mp3</ab> You want me? Come get me.

  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_respawn_04.mp3</ab> I know I'm a pain, but you love me anyway.

  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_kill_13.mp3</ab> I'm sorry, did you say stop?



  • Akasha is the name (or variant of the name) of the fifth element in many religions such as Hinduism, Wicca (or other Neopaganism), with its roots deriving from ancient Paganism. "Akasha", when translated to English (from Sanskrit), means "aether" (air/spirit, depending on context).
    • This element is seen/represented as the top point of a pentagram, a symbol sometimes misused as one of evil (there is no Devil-esque figure in Paganism), and could have been intended to show or derive from Queen of Pain's sadistic nature. The Doom ability icon is a regular pentagram, so it might be a misconception held by the DotA staff and the reasoning for her name. A regular pentagram on someone, ignoring misconceptions, is actually protective.
    • The name Aether is one of the many references Dota 2 makes to Greek mythology, as it is derived from a Greek deity of the same name.
    • Akasha is also the name of the Queen of the Damned from Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" novel series, which could have inspired Queen of Pain's name, who, in turn, could have derived her name from the above roots.
  • Scream of Pain and Sonic Wave's ability sounds are based on some voice lines of Queen of Pain. Scream of Pain is based on this <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_pain_12.mp3</ab>, while Sonic Wave uses a part of this <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_pain_17.mp3</ab>.
  • "Your queen is dead" is possibly a reference to an album from "The Smiths", "The Queen is Dead".
  • Most of Queen of Pain's abilities were derived from the "Warcraft III" Night Elf hero, the Warden, with Sonic Wave being the only new ability introduced, replacing Vengeance. Fan of Knives was also substituted for Scream of Pain with the same effect, though an older version of Queen of Pain did have the Fan of Knives ability.
  • Queen of Pain's response for killing Phantom Assassin "Blink! You're dead." likely refers to the popular Dr. Who episode "Don't Blink" in which the Doctor says, referring to Weeping Angels, "Don't blink, don't even blink. Blink, and you're dead."
  • <ab>vo_queenofpain_pain_respawn_06.mp3</ab> "The Queen is dead, long live the Queen." is a reference to the saying "The King is dead, long live the King" which has been used throughout the centuries in the UK.
  • "Misery loves company.", which plays when Queen of Pain activates Illusion Rune or Mirror Image is a well-known proverb that originated over 400 years ago in Christopher Marlowe's "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus". It could also be a reference to the Metallica song "My Friend of Misery".