Skywrath Mage

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[e][h]Skywrath Mage
Attributes

21 +1.8

13 +0.8

25 +3.6
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
578
1028
1352
Mana
450
1200
1740
Armor
0.1
1.9
3.2
Damage
39-49
89-99
125-135
Spell Amp
2.2%
6.6%
9.7%
Magic Resist
26%
27%
28%
Movement Speed Amp

0.8%
1.5%
2%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Dragonus, the Skywrath Mage[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support Nuker Disabler

A highly placed mage in the court of the Ghastly Eyrie, Dragonus lives a troubled existence. Sworn by birth to protect whoever sits within the Nest of Thorns, he hates the current Skywrath queen with all his soul. As a youth, high-born, he was a friend and companion to the eldest Skywrath princess, Shendelzare, first in line for the Nest. He had loved her warmly and unshakably, but as his studies took hold, his mind turned to arcane learning and the mastery of Skywrath sorcery.

Obsessed with matters aetherial, he missed the mundane signs of courtly treachery that hinted at a plot against Shendelzare, and lost his chance to foil it. When the court was shaken by a swift and violent coup, he emerged from his studies to discover his oldest and dearest friend had been lost to him. The Nest of Thorns now belonged to Shendelzare's ruthless younger sister, and Dragonus could do nothing. The magic of the Skywrath Mage serves only the sworn protector of the Skywrath scion, so to act against the Nest would render him helpless. He clings to his post, believing it to be the best hope of one day restoring his true love to her rightful place. Meanwhile, his secret is known only to the goddess Scree'auk, whose magic it was transformed Shendelzare from a crippled physical creature into an embodiment of pure vengeful energy. While he dreams of restoring his beloved queen to the Ghastly Eyrie, he dreams even more desperately of restoring Shendelzare herself to a fully healed physical form. The duplicity of his role at court tortures him, for he is a noble and good-hearted creature; but the worst torture of all is imaging the hatred that Vengeful Spirit must hold in her heart for him.

Abilities[edit]

Arcane Bolt
QC
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
The Skywrath Mage fires off a bolt of arcane energy to harm his adversaries. Deals an additional multiplier of damage based on Skywrath Mage's Intelligence.
Damage:60/80/100/120
Bonus Intelligence Damage:160%
Cast Range:875
Cast Point:0.1
Extra Bolts:1
5/4/3/2
70
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
Within the Ghastly Eyrie's endless intrigue, only the clever and calm can hope to survive.
Notes
Concussive Shot
WT
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Damage Type
Magical
With Dragon like intuition, the Skywrath Mage releases a compact ball of magical lightning at the closest visible hero nearby. Upon impact the ball bursts slowing enemies and dealing damage around the target.
Damage:70/140/210/280
Movement Slow:30%/35%/40%/45%
Damage/Slow Radius:250
Slow Duration:4
Cast Range:1600 (Global )
Cast Point:0
18/16/14/12
95
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Can be dispelled
Can be dispelled
Those who serve the court of the Ghastly Eyrie are ever locked in covert war. One must always know where danger lurks nearest.
Notes
  • The shot travels at 800 speed and has 300 flying vision. Vision lingers for 3.34 seconds after impact.
  • Although the projectile only targets heroes, the area damage and slow can still be dealt to nearby creeps.
  • Only works on visible heroes. Nearby heroes hidden by the Fog of War or invisibility will not be targeted even if within range.
  • Does not target spell immune heroes or illusions.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity. The projectile's area of effect still bursts.
  • The slow can be dispelled.
Ancient Seal
ER
Affects
Enemy Units
Dragonus draws a mystical rune on the enemy that amplifies all spell damage against them and snuffs out their ability to cast spells for a few seconds.
Magic Resistance Reduction:30%/35%/40%/45% (60% )
Silence Duration:3/4/5/6
Cast Range:700
Cast Point:0.1
14 (6 )
80/90/100/110
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
A holy incantation, whosoever finds themselves touched by Avilliva's sigil must suffer in penitent silence.
Notes
Mystic Flare
RE
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Damage Type
Magical
Dragonus uses his ultimate magical ability to conjure a precise and violent mystical field that lays waste to his adversaries. Deals massive damage distributed evenly among any heroes in the radius.
Total Damage:600/1000/1400 (2000 )
Duration:2.4
Radius:170
Cast Range:1200
Cast Point:0.1
60/40/20
300/550/800
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Blocked by Spell Immunity
Only the most practiced of Skywrath sorcerers could hope to shape the skies into such a storm.
Notes
  • Fires a total of 24 flares, each dealing a damage of:
    • 25 / 42 / 58
    • 83
  • Each flare's damage is divided evenly among heroes inside the area of effect.
  • Does not damage or count illusions and creeps.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity. Spell immune heroes are not counted when distributing damage.

Aghanim's Scepter Ability[edit]

Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade This hero is upgradeable by Aghanim's Scepter. The scepter grants the Second Wind ability.
Second Wind
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Every time Skywrath Mage casts an ability, it is cast again at a random enemy near the target.
Search Radius:700
Notes
  • Heroes are prioritized when searching for the secondary target.
  • The cast range of Second Wind is centered around the target.
  • Mystic Flare's second cast cannot be within the radius of the first Mystic Flare. If there are no targets outside of the original radius, there will be no secondary cast.
  • The extra casts do not have a mana cost or cooldown.
  • This ability is independent from Skywrath Mage's spells and is granted directly by the scepter.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+600 Mystic Flare Damage 25 +300 Gold/Min
+15% Ancient Seal Magic Resistance Reduction 20 Global Concussive Shot
+1 Arcane Bolt Per Cast 15 -8s Ancient Seal Cooldown
+8 Intelligence 10 +25 Movement Speed

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Clarity
Clarity
Magic Stick
Null Talisman
Arcane Boots
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Observer Ward
Mid Game Late Game
Magic Wand
Rod of Atos
Aether Lens
Euls Scepter of Divinity
Glimmer Cape
Aghanims Scepter

General Strategy[edit]

Deadly and fragile in equal measure, Skywrath Mage quickly destroys his enemies with a barrage of powerful magic. He silences foes while increasing their vulnerability to spells, meaning he has no trouble vaporizing any who stand against him.
Skywrath Mage (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.13b
  • Buff Base strength increased by 2
7.10
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from -6s Ancient Seal Cooldown to -8s
7.07
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06f
  • Buff Mystic Flare mana cost reduced from 350/575/800 to 300/550/800
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Spell Lifesteal to +15%
7.06d
  • Buff Concussive Shot damage increased from 60/120/180/240 to 70/140/210/280
7.06c
  • Buff Arcane Bolt cast range increased from 800 to 875
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +20 Movement Speed to +40
  • Buff Level 20 Talent from +15% Magic Resistance to +20%
7.06
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +75 Damage to +10% Spell Lifesteal
7.05
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 325 to 330
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +125 Health to +150
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +50 Damage to +75
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +60 Gold/Min to +90
7.00
  • Rework Reworked Skywrath Mage's Scepter:
    • Anytime you cast an ability, a different random nearby target (heroes prioritized) will be targeted within 700 AoE of the target
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Concussive Shot impact AoE increased from 200 to 250
6.87
  • Buff Mystic Flare Scepter duration increased from 2.4 to 12 seconds
  • Nerf Mystic Flare Scepter cooldown increased from 20/10/0 to 20/10/5
6.86
  • Buff Concussive Shot mana cost reduced from 110 to 95
6.85
  • Buff Concussive Shot cooldown reduced from 20/18/16/14 to 18/16/14/12
  • Buff Mystic Flare no longer splits its damage over Spell Immune heroes
6.83
  • Nerf Base agility reduced from 18 to 13
6.82c
  • Nerf Mystic Flare damage is now dealt over 2.4 seconds instead of 2.2 seconds
  • Nerf Ancient Seal cooldown increased from 11 to 14
6.82
  • Nerf Concussive Shot movement slow rebalanced from 40% to 30/35/40/45%
  • Nerf Concussive Shot is now disjointable
  • Nerf Mystic Flare damage is now dealt over 2.2 seconds instead of 2 seconds
6.81b
  • Buff Ancient Seal damage amplification increased from 18/24/30/36% to 30/35/40/45%
6.81
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 315 to 325
  • Buff Concussive Shot damage increased from 50/100/150/200 to 60/120/180/240
6.80
  • Buff Mystic Flare damage increased from 600/900/1200 to 600/1000/1400
6.79
  • Buff Int growth increased from 3.2 to 3.6
  • Buff Added Aghanim's upgrade: Reduces Mystic Flare's cooldown from 60/40/20 to 20/10/0
6.75
  • Buff Concussive Shot cooldown decreased from 20/19/18/17 to 20/18/16/14
6.74
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased by 3
  • Buff Arcane Bolt bonus intelligence damage increased from 1.5× to 1.6×
  • Buff Arcane Bolt mana cost decreased from 90 to 70
  • Buff Concussive Shot cooldown now scales from 20 to 20/19/18/17
6.73
  • New New Hero

Notable Players[edit]

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Lil 
NutZ 
Ryze 

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