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Roshan

Roshan [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Ancient
Attack Type
Armor Type
 
Health
6000
Health Regen
20
Damage
75
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Instant
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
2
Armor
20
Movement Speed
270
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Status Resistance
25%
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
225 - 325
Experience
400

Roshan, the Immortal[edit]

Roshan is a powerful Neutral Creep located in a cavern in the middle of the north-west section of the river. He initially spawns at the very beginning of the game, and will respawn at a random time between 8 and 11 minutes after every death. You may only attack Roshan from inside his pit, although many spells can be cast from outside. If Roshan is ever brought outside of his pit, he will become invulnerable.

When killed, Roshan drops the Aegis of the Immortal; for his second and all subsequent deaths he will also drop Cheese. At his third death, he additionally drops either a Refresher Shard or an Aghanim's Blessing. At the fourth and beyond, he drops all of the above. The hero who kills Roshan will receive a random bonus reward between 225 - 325 gold, and all five members of the team will receive 150 gold.

Every minute (starting at the 0:00 minute mark) Roshan will gain +10 damage to his Slam ability, +115 hp, +6 damage, and +0.325 armor. Roshan's experience bounty also increases by 20 every minute.

Abilities[edit]

Spell Block
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Roshan's hardy skin is said to be impenetrable by spells. He will block a targeted spell every few seconds.
Spells Blocked1
Status Resistance25%
15
Notes
Bash
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Roshan will savagely strike even the strongest of heroes. He has a chance to stun on attack.
Bash Chance15%
Bonus Damage50
Stun Duration1.65
Disabled by break.
Slam
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
When surrounded, Roshan will slam the ground to shake off his foes, damaging and slowing nearby enemies.
Damage70 (+40 every 4 minutes)
Hero Slow Duration2
Creep Slow Duration4
Movement Slow50%
Attack Slow50
Radius350
10
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Notes
  • Roshan will only cast Slam when there are 3 or more units nearby.
Devotion
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Roshan possesses numerous protective abilities, including the ability to gain stat upgrades as time goes on.
Upgrade Interval60
Health Upgrade115
Damage Upgrade2.5
Armor Upgrade0.325
Experience Upgrade20
Bonus Attack Speed100
Illusion Damage Reduction80%
Notes
  • The first armor bonus is given at the 00:00 mark. The health and damage bonuses are given starting at the 01:00 mark.
  • The health bonus only increases Roshan's maximum health, so he is not healed every time it upgrades.
  • The bonuses increase even while Roshan is dead.

Innate Abilities[edit]

Phased
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Roshan is permanently phased.
DurationPermanent
Notes
  • Roshan can also phase through normally unphaseable units, such as path-blocking wards.

Item Drops[edit]

Aegis of the Immortal Aegis of the Immortal[edit]

  • When the carrier dies, he will respawn at the death location after 5 seconds with full health and mana. The Aegis is consumed in the process.
  • After five minutes without being used, the Aegis will be consumed and the carrier will regenerate to full health and mana over 5 seconds. This regeneration is stopped if the carrier takes damage from a tower or hero.
  • Cannot be shared or dropped.

Cheese Cheese[edit]

  • Consume to restore 2500 Health and 1500 Mana.
  • Sells for 500 gold.

Refresher Shard Refresher Shard[edit]

  • Consume to reset the cooldowns of all your items and abilities.
  • Sells for 500 gold.

Aghanims Scepter Aghanim's Blessing[edit]

  • Passive: Ultimate Upgrade.
    • Upgrade the ultimate, and some abilities, of certain heros.
  • Unlike a bought one, the Aghanim's Blessing dropped by Roshan cannot be sold.

Strategy[edit]

Because of the powerful items and gold received from killing Roshan, he is a large side objective. Many large fights may occur around his pit, and players may try to kill Roshan without being noticed.

Roshan's location, circled on the minimap.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.22
  • Template:Buff Base armor increased by 2
  • Template:Buff Attack damage per minute increased from 4 to 6
  • Template:Rework Last hit gold bounty range changed from 150-400 to 225-325 (average unchanged)
  • Template:Nerf Last hit XP bounty reduced from 750 to 400
  • Template:Rework Roshan now drops a consumable Scepter buff item. The third Roshan will randomly drop either a consumable Scepter item or a Refresher Shard. The fourth Roshan has both.
7.15
7.08
7.07
  • Template:Buff Third Roshan kill now drops a single-use consumable refresher orb (Cooldown is independent from Refresher Orb)
  • Template:Buff Roshan base armor increased from 15 to 18
  • Template:Buff Roshan Slam damage increased from 70 + 5/Min to 70 + 8/Min
  • Template:Nerf Illusions now deal 80% less damage to Roshan rather than dying instantly when attacking him
  • Rescale Roshan now upgrades every minute rather than every 4 minutes (bonuses rescaled so that it is the same, just smoother)
7.06
  • Template:Nerf Roshan team bounty reduced from 200 to 150
  • Template:Buff Roshan now drops cheese from the second death instead of the third
  • Template:Buff Roshan armor bonus per upgrade interval increased from 1.1 to 1.3
7.00
6.87
6.86
6.84b
  • Template:Buff Roshan armor upgrade increased from 1 per 8 minutes to 1.4 per 8 minutes
6.82
6.81
6.80
6.79
  • Template:Rework Roshan will respawn at a random time between 8 and 11 minutes after death
6.75b
  • Template:Buff Roshan no longer has mana nor requires mana for his spells
6.75

See also[edit]