Silencer

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[e][h]Silencer
Radiant Hero
Attributes

19 +2.5

22 +3

25 +2.5
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base MP 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
542
1172
1622
Mana
450
975
1350
Armor
2.5
9.2
14
Damage
43-57
78-92
103-117
Spell Amp
2.2%
5.3%
7.4%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
29%
Movement Speed Amp
1.4%
4%
5.9%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Nortrom, the Silencer[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Support Disabler Initiator Nuker

Part of the seventh and final generation of a carefully designed pedigree, Nortrom was bred by the ancient order of the Aeol Drias to be the greatest magic user the world had ever seen. He was the prophesied one, the culmination of two-hundred years of careful pairings, a war-mage who would bring glory to the order, and destruction to their sworn enemies, The Knights of the Fold.

Raised with other young mages in a hidden cantonment among the hills of the Hazhadal barrens, the order's preceptors waited for Nortrom's abilities to manifest. While the other students honed their talents with fire, or ice, or incantatory spells, Nortrom sat silent and talentless, unable to cast so much as a hex. As the day of final testing approached, he still hadn't found his magic. In disgust, the preceptors berated him, while the children laughed. "You are no mage," the head of the order declared. Still, Nortrom did not slink away. He entered the day of testing and faced down the young mages who had mocked him. And then his preceptors learned a valuable lesson: a lack of magic can be the greatest magic of all. Nortrom silenced the young mages one by one and defeated them in single combat, until he alone stood as champion of the Aeol Drias, in fulfillment of the prophecy.

Abilities[edit]

Arcane Curse
QC
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Curses the target area, slowing enemy heroes and causing them to take damage. Any time affected enemies cast a spell, the curse duration is increased.
Damage Per Second:14/22/30/38 (68 )
Movement Slow:9%/12%/15%/18%
Duration:6
Stack Duration:4
Radius:425
Cast Range:800
20/18/16/14
75/95/115/135
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Can be dispelled
Can be dispelled
Nortrom's lack of incantations is less of a problem for him than it is for his adversaries.
Notes
  • Total damage without additional stacks:
    • 84 / 132 / 180 / 228
    • 408
  • Total damage added by each stack:
    • 56 / 88 / 120 / 152
    • 272
  • The stack duration directly increases the total duration of the debuff.
  • The debuff is paused when an affected enemy is silenced. The duration does not tick down, but the enemy takes no damage.
  • Each cast creates a separate debuff on targets. The damage and slow from multiple debuffs stack.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • Can be dispelled.
Glaives of Wisdom
WW
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Pure
Silencer enchants his glaives with wisdom, dealing additional damage based on his Intelligence.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade Upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter. Pierces Spell Immunity and deals double damage against silenced units.

Intelligence Damage:25%/40%/55%/70% (90% )
Silence Bonus:
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Ability:
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Pierces Spell Immunity
15
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Although lacking in traditional incantations, Nortrom's pedigree of the Aeol Drias gives him uncanny wisdom, which he applies to physical combat.
Notes
  • Bonus damage is based on Silencer's intelligence.
  • Can be set to Auto-Cast.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity.
  • Pierces Spell Immunity.
Last Word
EL
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Targets an enemy unit placing a debuff on it. While the debuff is active, casting any spell causes the target to become silenced and take damage. If the duration of the debuff runs out without the target casting a spell it will still become silenced and take damage.
Damage:150/200/250/300
Debuff Duration:4
Silence Duration:3/4/5/6
Cast Range:900
30/24/18/12
115
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb
Can be dispelled
Can be dispelled
Nortrom ensures that spells uttered by his opponents will be their last.
Notes
Global Silence
RE
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Silencer stops all sound, preventing enemy heroes and units on the map from casting spells.
Duration:4.5/5.25/6 (8 )
Radius:Global
130
250/375/500
Can be dispelled
Can be dispelled
With a shock to the ground, all magic and sound pauses, and Nortrom fulfills his prophecy.
Notes

Innate Ability[edit]

Intelligence Steal
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
If an enemy hero dies nearby, Silencer will permanently steal Intelligence from that hero. A hero cannot have less than one intelligence, so if killed, Silencer will not receive any intelligence from it.
Intelligence Stolen:2 (4 )
Steal Radius:925
Global if killed by Silencer
Notes
  • This is an innate ability which is not skilled.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+2s Global Silence 25 +20% Glaives of Wisdom Damage
+30 Arcane Curse Damage 20 +125 Attack Range
+2 Intelligence Steal 15 +120 Gold/Min
+25 Attack Speed 10 +5 Armor

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Clarity
Healing Salve
Boots of Speed
Magic Stick
Null Talisman
Circlet
Mantle of Intelligence
Mid Game Late Game
Magic Wand
Power Treads
Force Staff
Hurricane Pike
Scythe of Vyse
Bloodthorn

General Strategy[edit]

Silencer changes the dynamic of every battle when he shuts down the enemy's ability to cast their spells. As he cuts his foes to ribbons with his glaive, he steals their intelligence to add to his own, ensuring his foes are always at a disadvantage.
Silencer (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.14
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom from 15/30/45/60% to 25/40/55/70%
  • Buff Global Silence duration increased from 4/5/6 to 4.5/5.25/6
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +90 Gold/Min to +120
7.13b
  • Buff Base strength increased from 17 to 19
7.07
  • Nerf Glaives of Wisdom damage from 35/50/65/80% to 15/30/45/60%
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06
  • Rework Reworked Silencer's Scepter: Glaives of Wisdom now Pierce Spell Immunity and deal 100% more damage against Silenced units
7.02
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from +20% Curse Slow to +25%
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88b
  • Buff Arcane Curse damage increased from 14/21/28/35 to 14/22/30/38
6.88
  • Buff Agility increased from 16 to 22
6.87
  • Nerf Last Word no longer slows
  • Nerf Arcane Curse base duration reduced from 7 to 6
  • Buff Arcane Curse now slows movement speed by 9/12/15/18%
  • Nerf Arcane Curse cooldown increased from 18/16/14/12 to 20/18/16/14
  • Nerf Glaives of Wisdom damage rescaled from 30/50/70/90% to 35/50/65/80%
6.86
  • Rework Replaced Curse of the Silent with a new ability: Arcane Curse
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom is no longer a Unique Attack Modifier
6.85
  • Bug Fix Fixed Last Word countdown debuff not being purgeable
6.84
  • Nerf Silencer base movement speed from 300 to 295
  • Buff Last Word initial enemy cast allowance window from 5 to 4 seconds
  • Nerf Last Word no longer disarms
  • Buff Last Word now applies a 14/16/18/20% movespeed slow whenever it triggers
6.83
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom intelligence into damage bonus from 30/48/66/84% to 30/50/70/90%
  • Buff Last Word cooldown reduced from 36/28/20/12 to 30/24/18/12
  • Nerf Scepter Global Silence no longer increases duration by 1 second
6.82
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom percent intelligence to damage from 30/45/60/75% to 30/48/66/84%
  • Nerf Global Silence mana cost from 250/350/450 to 250/375/500
6.81
  • Buff Agility growth increased from 2.1 to 3
  • Buff Curse of the Silent cooldown reduced from 20/18/16/14 to 20/16/12/8
6.80
  • Buff Global Silence cooldown reduced from 140 to 130
6.79
  • Buff Intelligence Steal is an innate part of the hero rather than an element of Glaives of Wisdom
6.78
  • Buff Global Silence now affects sleeping units
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter for Silencer
    • Applies the current level of Curse of the Silent to all units and increases ultimate duration by one second
6.76c
  • Nerf Last Word mana cost from 100 to 115
6.76
  • Buff Global Silence cooldown decreased from 160 to 140
  • Buff Global Silence duration increased from 3/4.5/6 to 4/5/6
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased by 6
  • Nerf Base Damage reduced by 6
  • Nerf Curse of the Silent duration rescaled from 5/6/7/8 to 6
  • Buff Curse of the Silent hp drain rescaled from 20/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
  • Buff Curse of the Silent mana drain rescaled from 10/15/20/25 to 8/16/24/32
  • Rework Int Steal moved from Last Word back to Glaives of Wisdom
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom now steals Intelligence from outside of the AoE if Silencer gets the kill
  • Buff Int Steal AoE increased from 850 to the standard 900 AoE range
  • Rework Last Word replaced with new active skill
6.75
  • Buff Strength growth increased from 1.7 to 2.2
  • Buff Global Silence duration increased from 3/4/5 to 3/4.5/6
  • Buff Last Word now always steals 2 intelligence if an enemy hero dies in its AoE
6.73
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom damage increased from 30/40/50/60% to 30/45/60/75%
  • Buff Last Word now functions while Silencer is stunned/silenced
  • Nerf Last Word no longer triggers when enemies use items
6.72
  • Buff Movement speed increased from 290 to 300
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom cooldown from 2/0/0/0 to 0
  • Buff Last Word now steals a point of intelligence if Silencer gets a killing blow on a hero
  • Nerf Curse of the Silent cast range decreased from 900 to 800
  • Nerf Last Word is now muted when Silencer is stunned (previously it was only when silenced)
  • Nerf Last Word no longer triggers on Spell-Attacks (Frost Arrows, Burning Spears, etc.)
  • Nerf Last Word AoE decreased from 900 to 750
6.70
  • Buff Increased Glaives of Wisdom damage from 15/30/45/60 to 30/40/50/60
  • Buff Glaives of Wisdom cooldown from 3/2/1/0 to 2/0/0/0
  • Nerf Rebalanced cooldown on Curse of the Silent from 14 to 20/18/16/14
6.65
  • Buff Base damage modified a little from 39-61 to 43-57
6.63
  • Buff Curse of the Silent duration changed from 2/4/6/8 to 5/6/7/8
  • Buff Curse of the Silent cooldown reduced from 20 to 14
  • Buff Curse of the Silent mana cost decreased from 105/115/125/135 to 75/95/115/135
  • Nerf Curse of the Silent damage/burn reduced from 50/25 hp/mp to 20/10, 30/15, 40/20, and 50/25
6.61
  • Rework Transferred Glaive of Wisdom's secondary effect of +1/-1 Intelligence from hero kills to Last Word
    • If an enemy hero dies under the Last Word effect, that hero will lose 1 intelligence and you will gain 1 intelligence
  • Buff Increased Last Word AoE from 700 to 900
  • Rescale Rebalanced Curse of the Silent from 10/20/30/40 HP and 5/10/15/20 mana per second for 10 seconds to 50 HP and 25 mana for 2/4/6/8 seconds
6.60
  • Buff Recoded Last Word to properly detect animation canceling and silence after a spell is cast
  • Nerf Lowered Last Word duration (1/2/3/4➜0.75/1.5/2.25/3)
6.59
  • Buff Increased Curse of the Silent AoE and reduced cooldown slightly
6.58
  • Buff Curse of the Silent is now an AoE effect

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