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Rubick

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Rubick
21 + 2
23 + 2.5
25 + 3.7
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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4.83
Armor
(750.66 EHP)
27.5%
Magic Resist
(802.76 EHP)
1125
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
0.4 + 0.77
Turn Rate This unit takes 0.15s to turn 180°.
1800 / 800
Default
Gib Type
2012-06-20
Released
2011-04-27
(v[[]])
Competitive Span
Unavailable
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Steals the spells of his enemies to use against them.
A renowned duelist among sorcerers, Rubick ascended to the title of Grand Magus through the careful elimination of his rivals. Accustomed to assassins, Rubick reacts by lifting attackers off the ground with his mind using Telekinesis to fling them where he will. Arcane Supremacy amplifies his every spell, while enemy arms falter being struck with Fade Bolt. No magic is beyond the reach of the Grand Magus. Rubick replicates enemy specialties and their most unique advantage against them, Stealing and deciphering their secrets, while improving and making it his own, before turning them back towards their owners.
Telekinesis
Telekinesis
Fade Bolt
Arcane Supremacy
Spell Steal
Spell Steal
Roles:Support Support Disabler Disabler Nuker Nuker
ComplexityHero ComplexityHero ComplexityHero Complexity
AdjectivesArachnophobic, Cape, Green
Legs ( 2 )

Upgrades[edit]

Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Spell Steal
Increases cast range and the number of acquirable abilities.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Telekinesis
Telekinesis can now be ally-targeted.
Telekinesis Land
Upon an ally unit cast, increases the Telekinesis throw range and reduces the landing delay.

Bio[edit]

No sorcery lies beyond my grasp.
Grand Magus
Any mage can cast a spell or two, and a few may even study long enough to become a wizard, but only the most talented are allowed to be recognized as a Magus. Yet as with any sorcerer's circle, a sense of community has never guaranteed competitive courtesy.

Already a renowned duelist and scholar of the grander world of sorcery, it had never occurred to Rubick that he might perhaps be Magus material until he was in the midst of his seventh assassination attempt. As he casually tossed the twelfth of a string of would-be killers from a high balcony, it dawned on him how utterly unimaginative the attempts on his life had become. Where once the interruption of a fingersnap or firehand might have put a cheerful spring in his step, it had all become so very predictable. He craved greater competition. Therefore, donning his combat mask, he did what any wizard seeking to ascend the ranks would do: he announced his intention to kill a Magus.

Rubick quickly discovered that to threaten one Magus is to threaten them all, and they fell upon him in force. Each antagonist's spell was an unstoppable torrent of energy, and every attack a calculated killing blow. But very soon something occurred that Rubick's foes found unexpected: their arts appeared to turn against them. Inside the magic maelstrom, Rubick chuckled, subtly reading and replicating the powers of one in order to cast it against another, sowing chaos among those who had allied against him. Accusations of betrayal began to fly, and soon the sorcerers turned one upon another without suspecting who was behind their undoing.

When the battle finally drew to a close, all were singed and frozen, soaked and cut and pierced. More than one lay dead by an ally's craft. Rubick stood apart, sore but delighted in the week's festivities. None had the strength to argue when he presented his petition of assumption to the Hidden Council, and the Insubstantial Eleven agreed as one to grant him the title of Grand Magus.

Innate[edit]

Might and Magus
Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Each 1% Spell Amplification also increases Rubick's attack damage by 1% and Magic Resistance by 0.75%.

Abilities[edit]

Telekinesis[edit]

Q
Z
Telekinesis
<ab>Rubick Telekinesis 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Rubick Telekinesis 2.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Partially nullified or conditionally bypasses Spell Block sources. This ability is nullified by Spell Reflection sources. Partially disabled while rooted or leashed.
Affects
Enemies / Allies
Utilizes his telekinetic powers to lift the enemy unit into the air briefly, then hurls them back at the ground.

The affected unit lands on the ground with such force that it stuns other enemy units within the radius.
Cast Animation: 0.1 + 0.97
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 550/575/600/625
Stun Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 300/325/350/375
Lift Duration: 0.95/1.2/1.45/1.7 (With level 15 Left Talent.With level 15 Left Talent. 1.35/1.6/1.85/2.1)
Landing Time: 0.3
The Immortal cannot be lifted. However, it stuns him for the lift duration, then applies the landing ability effects within the radius afterward.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Telekinesis can now be ally-targeted.
24/21/18/15 (With level 20 Left Talent.With level 20 Left Talent. 20/17/14/11)
Mana Cost
110
Even the Grandest Magus may use his powers for enjoyment.

Telekinesis Land[edit]

Q
Z
Telekinesis Land
Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Casting this ability does not proc any on-cast effects.
Affects
Enemies
Spell / Magical
Chooses the location the target will land when Telekinesis finishes.
Max Throw Distance: 375 (With level 25 Right Talent.With level 25 Right Talent. 775)
Landing Time: 0.3
Stun Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 300/325/350/375
Stun Duration: 0.9/1.1/1.3/1.5 (With level 15 Left Talent.With level 15 Left Talent. 0.7)
Landing Damage: (With level 10 Right Talent.With level 10 Right Talent. 150)
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Upon an ally unit cast, increases the Telekinesis throw range and reduces the landing delay.
Ally Max Throw Distance: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 506.25)(With level 25 Right Talent.With level 25 Right Talent. 1046.25)
Throw Delay: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 0.5)
0
Mana Cost
0

Fade Bolt[edit]

W
X
Fade Bolt
<ab>Rubick Fade Bolt 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Rubick Fade Bolt 2.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Partially nullified or conditionally bypasses Spell Block sources. This ability is nullified by Spell Reflection sources.
Affects
Enemies
Spell / Magical
A powerful stream of arcane energy that travels between enemy units, dealing damage and reducing their attack damage.

Each bolt bounce instance deal lesser damage.
Cast Animation: 0.1 + 0.93
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 800
Bounce Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 440
Number of Bounces:
Base Damage: 100/175/250/325
Bounce Damage Factor: 0.94
Attack Damage Reduction: 5%/15%/25%/35% (With level 10 Left Talent.With level 10 Left Talent. 17%/27%/37%/47%)
Debuff Duration: 10
16/14/12/10 (With level 20 Right Talent.With level 20 Right Talent. 11/9/7/5)
Mana Cost
120/130/140/150
Rubick's favorite spell for dispatching would-be assassins is a rather simple conjuration.

Arcane Supremacy[edit]

E
N
Arcane Supremacy
This ability can be bestowed by Illusions. Fully disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Rubick's mastery of the arcane allows him to have a larger cast range and increased potency.
Cast Range Bonus: 60/120/180/240
Spell Damage Amp: Increases the outgoing damage type of the affected unit. 14%/18%/22%/26%
Not every magus can be a Grand Magus...

Spell Steal[edit]

R
Q
Spell Steal
<ab>Rubick Spell Steal 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Rubick Spell Steal 2.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. This ability is nullified by Spell Block sources. This ability ignores Spell Reflection sources. This ability cannot be disjointed.
Affects
Enemy Heroes / Self
Rubick studies the trace magical essence of the affected enemy hero, learning the secrets of the last ability that it casts.
Cast Animation: 0.1 + 0.93
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 1000 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 1400)
Max Stolen Spells: 1 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 2)
The acquired ability is more potent when evoked by the Grand Magus.
Debuff Duration Factor: 1.1/1.2/1.3
Spell Duration: 180/240/300
Cooldown Reduction Bonus: (With level 15 Right Talent.With level 15 Right Talent. 25%)
Spell Damage Amp: (With level 25 Left Talent.With level 25 Left Talent. 40%)
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Increases cast range and the number of acquirable abilities.
20/12/4
Mana Cost
25
...but even their lesser magics can be a source of much utility.

Stolen Spell 1[edit]

D
D
Stolen Spell 1
Passive
Affects
Self
The acquired ability of Spell Steal will take this slot.
Set Cast Point: 0.15
Ability Slot Cast Animation Time: 1.37
The cooldowns and charges of all acquired abilities upon swapping out are saved in another hidden ability slot.

Neither reacquiring the same ability nor cooldown reset sources affects all previously acquired ability's cooldown or charges.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Grants the corresponding abilites acquired its ability upgrades.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Grants the corresponding abilites acquired its ability upgrades.

Stolen Spell 2[edit]

D
D
Stolen Spell 2
Passive
Affects
Self
The acquired sub-abilities of Spell Steal will take this slot, unless explicitly stated.
Set Cast Point: 0.15
Ability Slot Cast Animation Time: 1.37
The cooldowns and charges of all acquired abilities upon swapping out are saved in another hidden ability slot.

Neither reacquiring the same ability nor cooldown reset sources affects all previously acquired ability's cooldown or charges.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Newly acquired abilities are always placed in the fourth slot. If there is already an ability there, it will be moved to the fifth slot.

The Grand Magus loses the previous ability in the fifth slot.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Grants the corresponding abilites acquired its ability upgrades.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Grants the corresponding abilites acquired its ability upgrades.
Misc.

rubick_empty2;rubick_hidden2;rubick_hidden3 (5453/5455;5454/5456;5457)

  • This ability is in the       fifth ability slot.
  • The following sub-ability sources are indirectly acquired and automatically take this slot:

Innate[edit]

Innate
Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Most ability's bonus effects apply on Rubick when cast. However, he innately does not turns into a flying unit for certain abilities.
Telekinesis cannot be offensively cast on Rubick.
Spell Steal cannot be offensively cast on Rubick.
"An endless streams of weird ability interactions, edge cases, and maybe unintended consequences to look into... and that's just Rubick.", as the one who dwells on the hill remarks.

Talents[edit]

+40% Spell Amp For Stolen Spells25+400 Telekinesis Land Distance
-4s Telekinesis Cooldown20-5s Fade Bolt Cooldown
+0.4s Telekinesis Lift/Stun Duration15-25% Stolen Spells Cooldown
-12% Fade Bolt Damage Reduction10+150 Telekinesis Landing Damage
▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃
+2 All / / Attributes

Other Interactions[edit]

Transformation Sources[edit]

Transformation Sources Priorities
Passive
Affects
Self
Multiple transformation sources' bonus and reductions fully stack with each other, with their attack range definitions and notes apply.
Metamorphosis does not grant Rubick bonus attack range.
Transform Priority: 1
Set Base Attack Time: 1.5
Terror Wave grants Rubick bonus attack range and sets the base attack time corresponding to the acquired ability level. Rubick does not lose the buff upon losing the ability.
Transform Priority: 2
Attack Range Bonus: 340/360/380/400
Shapeshift sets the current attack range to a fixed value.
Transform Priority: 3
Set Base Attack Range: This bonus/reduction source only affect Melee heroes. 200/300/400
Chemical Rage sets the base attack time corresponding to the acquired ability level.
Transform Priority: 4
Set Base Attack Time: 1.2/1.1/1
Rubick is a melee hero upon Berserker's Rage toggle on. Reverts to his original attack range type regardless of the toggled state upon losing the ability.
Transform Priority: 5
Set Base Attack Time: 1.4
Attack Range Loss: 350
Details
  • Rubick loses the transformation buff upon losing the Stolen Spell unless explictly stated.
  • Multiple transformation sources' ability effects stack independently of each other. This includes the following ability effects:
    • Attack Range Attack range definitions.
    • If a transformation source affects illusions, it affects Rubick's illusions as well.
  • Rubick visually transforms to smaller version of the original transformation source, and into the form of the last cast transformation source.
    • Metamorphosis-based abilities have priority over every other transformation sources. Rubick will stay in the demon form until it expires or he dies, regardless of other transformation abilities.
    • Ability particle effects persist and are not overridden.
    • Rubick will use the attack projectile of the last cast transformation source, if the ability expires, then he uses the previous cast one.

Ability Animations[edit]

Recent Changes[edit]

Main Articles: Changelogs, Old Abilities and Hero Lore
Description
7.29b
(2024-07-18)
  • Increased Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Rubick" on "Telekinesis". stun duration from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75 to 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8.
7.29
(2024-07-18)
  • Reduced Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Rubick" on "Telekinesis". cooldown from 34/30/26/22 to 28/26/24/22.
  • [[File:|20px|link=Aghanim's Shard|class=noprint]] Aghanim's Shard upgrade:
    • Increased Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Rubick" on "Telekinesis". max throw distance bonus from 60% to 85%.
  • Talents:
Level 10 right talent changed: +150 health ➜ +175 Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Rubick" on "Telekinesis". landing damage.
Level 15 right talent changed: +100 cast range ➜ +0.6s Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Rubick" on "Telekinesis". lift duration.
7.28a
(2024-07-18)
  • Increased Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Rubick" on "Arcane Supremacy". cast range bonus from 75/125/175/225 to 100/150/200/250.

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

Telekinesis Leading To Kills

Multi-Hero Fade Bolts

Stuns with Telekinesis

Ultimates Stolen

Spells Stolen

Teleports Leading To Kills

Eul's Leading To Kills

Blinks Leading To Kills

Channels Canceled

Dominating Kill Streaks

Dusts Leading To Kills

Wards Placed

Kill Assists

Kills

Bronze
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_laugh_06.mp3</ab> Ah ha ha! Eh he he he he he he he he he!
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_move_12.mp3</ab> Excellent idea!

Silver
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_lasthit_06.mp3</ab> I almost feel bad.
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_levelup_04.mp3</ab> That perked me up a bit!

Gold
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_rival_07.mp3</ab> Your name offends me.
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_itemcommon_02.mp3</ab> What a surprise!

Platinum
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_failure_02.mp3</ab> Whoops!

Master
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_itemrare_01.mp3</ab> Exquisite! Absolutely exquisite!

Grandmaster
  • <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_spellsteal_09.mp3</ab> Yoink!

Equipment[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In both DotA and Dota 2, he is the son of Aghanim. He also possesses an imitation of [[File:|20px|link=Aghanim's Scepter|class=noprint]] [[Aghanim's Scepter|]] as one of his cosmetic items.
  • Upon using Walrus PUNCH!, Rubick launches a projectile of himself, spinning and with head ahead, towards the target. When his target is Tusk, the overhead text on the target reads "Sucker Punch!" in green colors. The text reads "Stolen Punch!" on other targets.
  • Rubick is named after Ernő Rubik, the Hungarian inventor who designed the "Magic Cube" (now more commonly called as the "Rubik's Cube"), a popular combination puzzle. His response, <ab>vo_rubick_rubick_purch_04.mp3</ab> "Now, where's my cube?", and his cosmetic item, File:Staff of Perplex Telekinesis icon.png Staff of Perplex, are also references to the Rubik's Cube.

Gallery[edit]

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