Riki

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[e][h]Riki
Radiant 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
524
992
1334
Mana
243
459
615
Armor
7
13.2
17.6
Damage
44-48
74-78
96-100
Spell Amp
1%
2.3%
3.2%
Magic Resist
26%
27%
28%
Movement Speed Amp

1.5%
3%
4.1%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Riki Riki, the Stealth Assassin[edit]

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Riki was born middle child to the great dynasty of Tahlin. With an older brother groomed for the throne, and a younger brother coddled and kept, Riki, the small middle son, seemed born for the art of invisibility. It was an art he cultivated, and one which ultimately saved his life on the night that his people were betrayed and his family slaughtered. Of all the royal line, he alone escaped—small and agile, unassuming, using smoke as cover. He cut his way out of the royal grounds, using the advantage of surprise, quietly slitting the throats of one enemy warrior after another. Now free of his royal responsibilities, Riki uses his talents in service to a new trade: Stealth Assassin. He silences his enemies, sharpening his skills, hoping to one day take revenge on those who killed his family and robbed him of his birthright.

Abilities[edit]

Smoke Screen
QC
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Throws down a smoke bomb, silencing, blinding, and slowing enemy units in the area, while greatly reducing their vision.
Enemy Miss Chance10% / 30% / 50% / 70%
Movement Speed Slow8% / 12% / 16% / 20%
Enemy Vision100
Smoke Radius325
Smoke Duration6
Cast Range550
Cast Point0.2
17 / 15 / 13 / 11
     10 / 8 / 6 / 4
90
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Since his escape during the night of his betrayal, Riki has valued the use of a simple smoke screen to confuse his opponents.
Notes
  • Enemies are only affected while inside the smoke cloud.
Cloak and Dagger
EE
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Damage Type
Physical
Riki fades into the shadows, staying permanently invisible except when attacking. If Riki attacks from behind, bonus damage is applied based on his current agility.
Fade Time7.5 / 6 / 4.5 / 3
Bonus Agility Damage40% / 60% / 80% / 100%
120%
Ability Can attack while invisible
Disabled by break.
Illusions gain the invisibility part of this ability.
Riki comes for you.
Notes
  • Bonus damage is based on Riki's agility.
  • Riki can cast spells and use items while invisible.
  • The backstab can activate on denies.
  • Riki turns invisible without fade time upon respawning, including respawning by
     .
  • The fade time is displayed as a cooldown on the ability icon, but it is not an actual cooldown.
Tricks of the Trade
RK
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Riki phases out of the world for a few seconds, attacking a random enemy from behind in an area around him. He attacks once when phasing out and once per short interval while being phased out.
Attack Interval0.6 / 0.55 / 0.5
Duration4 / 4.5 / 5
8 / 8.5 / 9
Radius450
750
Cast Point0.3
Cast Range
1000
Targeting
Unit Target
50 / 45 / 40
75
Increases the duration and allows Riki to hide inside an ally hero.
Cannot be cast while rooted.
The Stealth Assassin is not afraid to fight dirty, and specializes in attacking his opponents from behind.
Notes
  • Prioritizes hitting heroes.
  • When hiding inside of an ally, the radius follows their movement.

Talent Ability[edit]

Critical Strike
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants a chance to deal a bonus damage critical strike.
Critical Damage 150%
Critical Chance20%
Illusions gain this ability.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Cloak and Dagger Doesn't Reveal 25 +300 Tricks of the Trade AoE
+700 Blink Strike Cast Range 20 +0.2 Backstab Multiplier
-7s Smoke Screen Cooldown 15 +20% Critical Strike (1.5×)
+8 Agility 10 +5 Health Regen

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Orb of Venom
Stout Shield
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Mid Game Late Game
Power Treads
Magic Wand
Diffusal Blade
Sange and Yasha
Abyssal Blade

General Strategy[edit]

Riki stalks the battlefield, unseen by the enemy. He chooses his moment carefully and bursts forth in a puff of silencing smoke, stabbing at his foes before they even know he's there.
Riki (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell
Level111213141516182025
Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.20e
  • Buff Base damage increased by 3
7.20
  • Buff Blink Strike cooldown rescaled from 16/12/8/4 to 10/8/6/4
  • Rescale Blink Strike damage rescaled from 100 to 75/90/105/120
7.19d
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow rescaled from 10/15/20/25% to 8/12/16/20%
  • Nerf Smoke Screen miss chance rescaled from 40/50/60/70% to 10/30/50/70%
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade AoE reduced from 500 to 450
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade duration rescaled from 4/5/6 to 4/4.5/5
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent reduced from +900 Blink Strike Range to +700
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from +400 Tricks of the Trade AoE to +300
7.19
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.2
7.18
  • Buff Base damage increased from 8-12 to 11-15
  • Buff Blink Strike damage rescaled from 55/70/85/100 to 100
  • Nerf Blink Strike cast range rescaled from 800 to 500/600/700/800
  • Buff Smoke Screen AoE increased from 250/275/300/325 to 325
  • Nerf Smoke Screen cooldown increased from 11 to 17/15/13/11
7.17
  • Buff Base armor increased from 0 to 1
  • Buff Base damage increased from 4-8 to 8-12
7.16
  • Buff Base HP regen increased from 1.5 to 3
  • Buff Blink Strike can now be cast on Spell Immune enemies
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade cooldown increased from 40/35/30 to 50/45/40
  • Nerf Cloak and Dagger fade time increased from 6/5/4/3 to 7.5/6/4.5/3
7.14
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade now attacks at a slower pace, nerfed from 0.5/0.45/0.4 to 0.6/0.55/0.5
7.12
  • Rework Tricks of the Trade reworked:
    • Now hits a random hero once per 0.5/0.45/0.4 seconds
    • (Instead of hitting every hero in the AoE once per second)
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade will hit creeps if there are no heroes available
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade duration increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6
7.10
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from -5s Smoke Screen Cooldown to -7s
7.07b
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from -4s Smoke Screen Cooldown to -5s
  • Nerf Base agility reduced from 34 to 30
7.07
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 285 to 275
  • Buff Enemy units in Smoke Screen have no vision
  • Buff Backstab damage can now be used in procs like Critical Strike, Cleave, etc.
  • Nerf Backstab damage reduced from 0.5/0.75/1/1.25× to 0.4/0.6/0.8/1×
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 290 to 285
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 1.6 to 1.9
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +20% XP Gain to +30%
7.01
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow reduced from 13/17/21/25% to 10/15/20/25%
7.00
  • Buff Added Scepter for Riki:
    • Increases ultimate duration by 4 seconds
    • Allows Riki to target an allied hero, hiding inside them for the duration
    • The radius that you attack in follows the allied hero
    • 1000 Cast Range
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88f
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow reduced from 19/21/23/25% to 13/17/21/25%
6.88e
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow reduced from 25% to 19/21/23/25%
6.88b
  • Nerf Blink Strike damage reduced from 60/80/100/120 to 55/70/85/100
6.88
  • Nerf Smoke Screen mana cost increased from 75/80/85/90 to 90
6.87
  • Playable in Competitive Added to Captains Mode
  • Buff Blink Strike damage increased from 20/40/60/80 to 60/80/100/120
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.3
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown reduced from 40 to 40/35/30
6.86c
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown reduced from 70 to 40
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade AoE increased from 475 to 500
  • Buff Blink Strike cast range increased from 700 to 800
  • Buff Blink Strike cast point reduced from 0.4 to 0.3
6.86b
  • Buff Cloak and Dagger backstab damage increased from 0.4/0.6/0.8/1× to 0.5/0.75/1/1.25×
  • Nerf Tricks of the Trade now only affects heroes
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade AoE increased from 450 to 475
  • Buff Tricks of the Trade cooldown rescaled from 90/80/70 to 70
6.86
  • Removed Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Rework Reworked Permanent Invisibility to include Backstab
  • Rework Blink Strike back to basic ability without charges
  • Rework Added a new ultimate for Riki, Tricks of the Trade
  • Nerf Strength growth reduced from 2 to 1.6
  • Nerf Agility growth reduced from 2.9 to 2.2
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 1 to 0
  • Nerf Smoke Screen no longer slows turn rates
6.85
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility health regen increased from 4/5/6/7 to 6/8/10/12
6.84
  • Nerf Smoke Screen no longer slows attack speed
  • Buff Smoke Screen now reduces turn rate by 30%
6.83
  • Buff Blink Strike max charges increased from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6
  • Nerf Blink Strike charge restore time increased from 30 to 35
  • Buff Blink Strike bonus damage from 50/70/90 to 40/70/100
6.82
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 300 to 290
  • Nerf Base damage reduced from 14-18 to 4-8
  • Nerf Base HP regeneration reduced from 1.5 to the default 0.25
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility is now a basic ability
  • Rework Permanent Invisibility fade delay from 3/2/1 to 8/6/4/2
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility now provides 4/5/6/7 HP regeneration while invisible
  • Buff Blink Strike is now an Ultimate and can target Spell Immune
  • Rework Blink Strike bonus damage from 30/60/90/120 to 50/70/90
  • Buff Blink Strike now has 3/4/5 charges
    • 30 second replenish time, instead of a 20/15/10/5 cooldown
  • Buff Blink Strike mana cost reduced from 50 to 40
  • Buff Blink Strike cast range increased from 700 to 800
6.81b
  • Buff Smoke Screen cooldown reduced from 13 to 11
6.81
  • Buff Backstab now works when attacking allied units
6.80
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.75 to 1.5
6.79
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast range increased from 425 to 550
  • Buff Riki is no longer revealed out of Permanent Invisibility when he casts spells or uses items
6.78
  • Buff Permanent Invisibility fade time reduced from 3/2.25/1.5 to 3/2/1
6.73
  • Buff Backstab damage bonus increased from 0.25/0.5/0.75/1× to 0.5/0.75/1/1.25×
6.72
  • Buff Base HP regeneration increased from 0.25 to 0.75
  • Buff Smoke Screen cooldown reduced from 15 to 13
  • Buff Smoke Screen cast range increased from 350 to 425
  • Buff Blink Strike cooldown rescaled from 30/20/10/5 to 20/15/10/5
6.68
  • Buff Base agility increased from 24 to 34
  • Nerf Base attack damage reduced from 24-28 to 14-18
6.58
  • Nerf Removed ministun and tree destruction from Smoke Screen
  • Rework Backstab damage type changed from magical to physical
6.55
  • Buff Changed Blink Strike to move Riki behind the target
6.52
  • Buff Slightly reduced cast animation time
6.51
  • Buff Smoke Screen interrupts teleportation again
6.35
  • Buff Base armor increased from 2 to 3
6.31
  • Nerf Smoke Screen duration reduced from 7 to 6
6.24
  • Nerf Smoke Screen radius reduced from 300/325/350/400 to 250/275/300/325
6.08
  • Buff Backstab agility damage increased from 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8× to 0.25/0.5/0.75/1×
6.04
  • Rescale Smoke Screen slow rescaled from 15/20/25/30% to 20%
  • Nerf Smoke Screen now causes a 50/60/70/80% miss chance instead of disarming
6.03
  • Nerf Smoke Screen slow reduced from 10/20/30/40% to 15/20/25/30%
6.02
  • Nerf Smoke Screen mana cost increased from 40/45/50/55 to 75/80/85/90
  • Nerf Smoke Screen cooldown increased from 11 to 17
6.00
  • Rework Reworked Riki
    • Replaced Blink with Blink Strike
    • Replaced Critical Strike with Backstab
    • Made Permanent Invisibility his ultimate
    • Removed Death Ward
    • Added Smoke Screen

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