Liquipedia Dota 2 needs more help, are you able to? You just have to register an account and then log in to edit our pages. If you have any questions you can join the #dota2 channel on Discord.

Skywrath Mage

From Liquipedia Dota 2 Wiki
[e][h]Skywrath Mage
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Health Regen
Mana Regen
Magic Resistance
Attack Speed
Attack Time
Attack Duration
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Turn Rate
Sight Range
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
578
1082
1442
Mana
450
1305
1920
Armor
0.1
1.9
3.2
Damage
41-51
98-108
139-149
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Release Date
2013-04-18
Competitive Release
2013-05-02
Collision Size
Legs

Skywrath Mage 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.

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.

Abilities[edit]

Arcane Bolt
QC
Targeting
Unit Target
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.
Damage75/95/115/135
Intelligence Damage Multiplier1.5x
Cast Range875
Cast Point0.1
Cast Backswing0.9
Extra Bolts1
5/4/3/2
90
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Cannot be disjointed.
Within the Ghastly Eyrie's endless intrigue, only the clever and calm can hope to survive.
Notes
  • The bolt travels at 500 speed and has 325 flying vision. Vision lingers for 3.34 seconds after impact.
  • The extra bolt is cast at a random enemy in range, prioritizing heroes.
  • Pierces Spell Immunity.
  • Scepter stacks with the talent to fire 3 bolts total.
Concussive Shot
WT
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
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. If no hero is nearby, targets creeps instead.
Hero Damage120/180/240/300
Creep Damage Percentage75%
Movement Speed Slow40%
Slow Duration4
Radius250
Cast Range1600
Global
Cast Point0
Cast Backswing1.03
15/14/13/12
80/85/90/95
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
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 and illusions.
Ancient Seal
ER
Targeting
Unit Target
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 Reduction20%/25%/30%/35%
32%/37%/42%/47%
Silence Duration3/4/5/6
Cast Range700/750/800/850
Cast Point0.1
Cast Backswing0.97
14
     6
80/90/100/110
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
A holy incantation, whosoever finds themselves touched by Avilliva's sigil must suffer in penitent silence.
Ultimate Ability
Mystic Flare
RE
Targeting
Point Target
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 Damage800/1200/1600
1250/1650/2050
Duration2.2
Radius170
Cast Range1200
Cast Point0.1
60/40/20
300/550/800
Does not pierce Spell Immunity. Spell immune heroes are not counted when distributing damage.
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:
    • 31.3/49/66.7
    • 86.7
  • Each flare's damage is divided evenly among heroes inside the area of effect.
  • Only damages or counts creeps if there are no heroes inside the area of effect.
  • Does not damage or count illusions.

Aghanim's Scepter Ability[edit]

Second Wind
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Every time Skywrath Mage casts an ability, it is cast again at a random enemy near the target.
Search Radius700
This spell is granted directly by the scepter.
Notes
  • Heroes are prioritized when searching for the secondary target.
  • The cast range of Second Wind is centered around the target.
  • The second cast of Mystic Flare Mystic Flare 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.

Aghanim's Shard Ability[edit]

Skywrath Mage Shard Upgrade
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Every time you cast abilities you gain bonus intelligence and bonus Armor for a duration. Stacks independently.
Bonus Intelligence5
Bonus Armor1
Buff Duration35
This ability is granted by Aghanim's Shard

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+450 Mystic Flare Mystic Flare Damage 25 Arcane Bolt Arcane Bolt Pierces Spell Immunity
+12% Ancient Seal Ancient Seal Magic Resistance Reduction 20 Global Concussive Shot Concussive Shot
+1 Arcane Bolt Arcane Bolt Per Cast 15 -8s Ancient Seal Ancient Seal Cooldown
+10 Intelligence 10 +175 Health

Recent Changes[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.31
  • Arcane Bolt Arcane Bolt
    • Buff Damage multiplier increased from 1.4x to 1.5x
  • Concussive Shot Concussive Shot
    • Buff Damage increased from 100/160/220/280 to 120/180/240/300
  • Ancient Seal Ancient Seal
    • Nerf Magic resistance reduction reduced from 30/35/40/45% to 20/25/30/35%
  • Mystic Flare Mystic Flare
    • Buff Damage increased from 750/1175/1600 to 800/1200/1600
7.29
  • Buff Base damage increased by 2
  • Rework Reworked Shard upgrade. Every time you cast abilities you gain +5 Intelligence and +1 Armor for 35 seconds. Stacks independently.
  • Buff Concussive Shot cooldown reduced from 18/16/14/12 to 15/14/13/12
  • Nerf Arcane Bolt damage multiplier reduced from 1.6 to 1.4
  • Buff Arcane Bolt base damage increased from 60/80/100/120 to 60/85/110/135
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +15 Movement Speed to +175 Health
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from +480 Mystic Flare Damage to +450
7.28b
  • Buff Ancient Seal shard status resistance reduction increased from 40% to 50%

Notable Players[edit]

Fenrir 
Q 
Lil 
NutZ 
Yif 

See also[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

References[edit]