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Techies

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Techies
19 + 2.5
14 + 1.3
25 + 3
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
+0.7 Main Attack Damage per attribute
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4.33
Armor
(677.77 EHP)
27.5%
Magic Resist
(742.07 EHP)
900
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
0.5 + 0.5
Turn Rate This unit takes 0.175s to turn 180°.
1800 / 800
Default
Gib Type
2014-09-04
Released
2004-04-08
Competitive Span
2014-12-17 — 2016-12-12
2018-04-26 — Present
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Surprises enemies with invisible landmines and explosive attacks.
Techies Demolitions was not so much a business as it was an excuse for Squee, Spleen, and Spoon to practice their favorite hobby: Blowin' stuff up. For them, battle is a matter of mischief. Giggling while they place misleading Minefield Signs, lob Sticky Bombs around the battlefield, hiding their renowned Proximity Mines they buried beneath Toterin that collapsed the town into a heap of rubble, testing their latest invention — a disarming zaps firing Reactive Tazer, and much more. Techies Demolitions handles dissatisfied customers with unexpected cheer. Their last words 'Blast Off!' can be heard just before an epic and reckless explosion delivers enough to leave most enemies dead. Or at least enraged. Often both.
Sticky Bomb
Reactive Tazer
Reactive Tazer
Blast Off!
Minefield Sign
Minefield Sign
Proximity Mines
Roles:Nuker Nuker Disabler Disabler
ComplexityHero ComplexityHero Complexity
AdjectivesFiery, Potbelly, Steed, Nose
Legs ( 6 )

Facets

Grants Techies attack range bonus per point of current attack speed.

Attack Speed to Attack Range Bonus: 1
The recipe for Spleen's Secret Sauce is sacrificing more health for more Blast Off! damage.

Max Health as Self Damage Factor: 0.15
Self Max Health to Damage Bonus Factor: 0.15
Techies' backpack is now part of their inventory! They can use and benefit from backpack items as if the items were in their inventory.

Inventory Slot Bonus: 3

Upgrades

Aghanim's

Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade:
Minefield Sign
Deals damage per moved distance to enemy heroes within the Minefield Sign radius. The sign is destroyed after the ability effect ends.
Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade:
Reactive Tazer
Reactive Tazer can now be ally-targeted, and now deals damage to the enemy unit attacking the affected ally.

Talents

-0.8s Proximity Mines Activation Delay25+252 Damage
-15s Blast Off! Cooldown20+125 Sticky Bomb Latch/Explosion Radius
+3 Mana Regen15+200 Blast Off! Damage
-3s Proximity Mines Cooldown10+20% Magic Resistance
▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃ ▃
+2 All / / Attributes

Bio

Measurements made." "Bombs built." "Powder's dry." "Okay, let's blow something up!
Techies
Aliases:
Squee, Spleen, Spoon
In the storied saga of Dredger's Bight, no business has ever been more reviled than Techies Demolitions. Then again, Dredger's Bight no longer exists. Nor does Toterin. Or even Trapper Town. In fact, if one were to track the history of Techies Demolitions they might notice that shortly after Techies appear, towns tend to disappear.

Like every inevitable disaster surrounding Techies, the obliteration of Dredger's Bight began with an invention. Tasked with designing a safer way of detonating explosives in the mines beneath the city, pyrotechnic prodigies Squee, Spleen, and Spoon developed their most outlandish creation yet: a button which, when pressed, would trigger a distant device to spark a fuse.

Overeager to test their invention, the trio stuffed barrel after barrel with flamesalt explosives, piling every corner of their tiny workshop high with the newly developed remote bombs. From this stockpile they plucked a single payload, burying it in a far away field. As they cowered in a ditch, Spleen pressed the detonator button. Yet after a moment, nothing happened. Confused, he stood up, pressing his button again and again until, finally, an explosion tore a hole in the field. Elated, Squee and Spleen turned toward home just as a massive wave of sound and force arrived to knock them over.

Bewildered, their ears ringing from the unexpected blast, they gathered in the dingy miasma to see a smoking ruin where their workshop once stood. Chunks of wood and stone continued to fall as the yawning crater before them slowly deepened into an expanding pit. The whole of Dredger's Bight shuddered, and then gradually started to slide into the mines below as its panicked residents fled.

Sitting at the edge of their sinking home they grinned and giggled, as giddy at the possibilities as they were oblivious to the scorn of their former neighbors. They wondered only one thing: how could they trigger an even bigger blast?

Innate

Minefield Sign

F
G
Minefield Sign
<ab>Techies Minefield Sign 2.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Minefield Sign 3.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Minefield Sign 4.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Casting this ability does not proc any on-cast effects.
Area / Aura
Affects
Proximity Mines / Enemy Units
Spell / Magical
Places a warning sign! Proximity Mines within the radius are now invulnerable.
Cast Animation: 1.5 + 1.03
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 150
Effect Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 500 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 1000)
Max Signs: 1
Hit Count: 1
Duration: 60 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 240)
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
This ability unacquirable and is off limits for the Grand Magus.
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Aghanim's Scepter Upgrade
Deals damage per moved distance to enemy heroes within the Minefield Sign radius. The sign is destroyed after the ability effect ends.
Moved Distance Threshold: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 200)
Damage per Proc: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 300)
Distance Check Interval: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 0.25)
Minefield Duration: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 10)
60
Mana Cost
0
Watch your step!

Squee's Scope

  Squee's Scope
This ability can be bestowed by Illusions. Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants Techies attack range bonus per point of current attack speed.
Attack Speed to Attack Range Bonus: 1

Spoon's Stash

  Spoon's Stash
Neither affected nor disabled by Break.
Passive
Affects
Self
Techies' backpack is now part of their inventory! They can use and benefit from backpack items as if the items were in their inventory.
Inventory Slot Bonus: 3

Abilities

Sticky Bomb

Q
E
Sticky Bomb
<ab>Techies Sticky Bomb 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Sticky Bomb 2.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Sticky Bomb 3.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. This ability can be partially disjointed.
Affects
Enemy Units
Spell / Magical
Lobs a Sticky Bomb toward the area-targeted location. Once the bomb latches itself to an enemy hero within proximity, it applies a movement speed slow.
Cast Animation: 0.1 + 0.7
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 1000
Latch Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 300 (With level 20 Right Talent.With level 20 Right Talent. 425)
Latch Move Speed Slow: 25%/35%/45%/55%
After an effect delay, the latched bomb explodes and deals damage within the radius, applying a secondary movement speed slow.
Explosion Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 350 (With level 20 Right Talent.With level 20 Right Talent. 475)
Explosion Delay: 2
Damage: 80/160/240/320
Move Speed Slow: 15%/25%/35%/45%
Slow Duration: 3
If the Sticky Bomb does not latch onto an enemy hero within the area-targeted radius, it also detonates after its explosion delay duration.
100/115/130/145
Mana Cost
13/11/9/7
Such revolutionary brilliance was meant to be shared.

Reactive Tazer

W
T
Reactive Tazer
<ab>Techies Reactive Tazer.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources.
No / Unit
Affects
Self / Ally Units
Spell / Magical
Triggers an electric charge, granting the Techies team bonus movement speed for a short time.
Cast Animation: 0.1 + 0.5
Move Speed Bonus: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 18%/22%/26%/30%
Buff Duration: 6
Applies an offensive basic dispel and disarms enemy units attacking the Techies team.

After the buff duration ends, the charge explodes, applying all negative effects onto enemy units within the radius.
Proc Distance: Global
Effect Radius: 400
Disarm Duration: 2.4/2.7/3/3.3
Damage: (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 300)
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Aghanim's Shard Upgrade
Reactive Tazer can now be ally-targeted, and now deals damage to the enemy unit attacking the affected ally.
30/25/20/15
Mana Cost
60
A steady bomb hand prefers an abundance of personal space.

Detonate Tazer

W
T
Detonate Tazer
<ab>Techies Reactive Tazer.mp3</ab>
Affects
Self / Ally Units
Instantly detonates Reactive Tazer and apply all its ability effects.
Max Duration: 6
0.5

Blast Off!

E
C
Blast Off!
<ab>Techies Blast Off! 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Blast Off! 2.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources. Cannot be cast while rooted or leashed.
Affects
Enemy Units / Self
Spell / Magical
Hurtle themselves into the enemy's midst, deals massive area damage and stuns enemy units within the radius upon landing.
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 1000
Landing Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 400
Damage: 200/300/400/500 (With level 15 Right Talent.With level 15 Right Talent. 400/500/600/700)
Leap Duration: 0.75
Stun Duration: 0.8/1/1.2/1.4
The detonation upon landing also applies a non-lethal self-damage on Techies corresponding to a portion of their current health.
Current Health as Self Damage Factor: 0.2
 Spleen's Secret Sauce
The recipe for Spleen's Secret Sauce is sacrificing more health for more damage.
Max Health as Self Damage Factor: 0.15
Self Max Health to Damage Bonus Factor: 0.15
40/35/30/25 (With level 20 Left Talent.With level 20 Left Talent. 25/20/15/10)
Mana Cost
100/125/150/175
Where we going?

Proximity Mines

R
R
Proximity Mines
<ab>Techies Proximity Mines 1.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Proximity Mines 2.mp3</ab> <ab>Techies Proximity Mines 3.mp3</ab> Does not pierce Debuff Immunity sources.
Affects
Enemy Units
Spell / Magical
Plants an invisible mine that cannot be detected by certain True Sight sources. The mine is visible to enemy units within the mine proc radius, and detonates if an enemy unit is standing within the proc radius for a period of time.
Cast Animation: 0 + 0.47
Cast RangeAffected by Cast Range increasing sources. 400
Min Plant Distance: 350
Proc Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 500
Activation Delay: 1 (With level 25 Left Talent.With level 25 Left Talent. 0.2)
Detonation Delay: 1
Hit Count: 1
Ward Duration:
The mines reduces the affected enemy unit's magic resistance while dealing damage.

The explosions deals more damage the closer the affected unit to the proximity radius.
Min Damage Radius: 500
Max Damage Radius: Affected by AoE Radius increasing sources. 150
Min Damage: 200/287.5/375
Max Damage: 400/575/750
Magic Resist Reduction: 15%/20%/25%
Debuff Duration: 5
Proximity Mines are less effective on buildings.
Damage Factor: Certain component of this ability affects buildings. 0.3
Charge Replenish TimeCharge Replenish Time
19/17/15 (With level 10 Left Talent.With level 10 Left Talent. 16/14/12)
Number of Charges
3
0
Mana Cost
110/140/170
The bane of Toterin!

Recent Changes

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Increased attack range from 550 to 600.
  • Reduced Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Minefield Sign" on "Techies". cast point from 2 to 1.5.
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Reduced attack range from 700 to 550.
  • Template:Cf the Facet component:
    • Squee's Scope
    • Spleen's Secret Sauce
      • Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Blast Off!" on "Techies".
        • Template:Cf damage type from Magical to Pure .
        • Has a 1.15 damage factor.
        • Increased current health as self damage from 20% to 35%.
    • Spoon's Stash
      • [[Techies|]] can use and benefit items in their backpack.

Dota Plus Progress

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.

Techies's Relics Voice Lines

Reactive Tazer Multi Hero Disarms

Suicide Kills

Sticky Bombs Attached To Heroes

Teleports Leading To Kills

Magic Damage With Creeps

Euls Leading To Kills

Creep Tower Damage

Roots Leading To Kills

Triple Kills

Mega Kill Streak

Towers Destroyed

Kill Assists

Kills

Bronze
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_kill_23.mp3</ab> He he he, hehe ah ha! Oh ho ho oh oh ha ha ha!
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_settrap_08.mp3</ab> Fun! Huhuhu!

Silver
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_failure_06.mp3</ab> I was told there'd be a mushroom cloud!
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_suicidesquad_09.mp3</ab> Oh crap!

Gold
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_detonatekill_02.mp3</ab> Where'd he go? Everywhere!
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_trapgoesoff_10.mp3</ab> Gotcha!

Platinum
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_ally_03.mp3</ab> Just have a seat right over there. And let the smart people work.

Master
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_kill_07.mp3</ab> I can't believe that worked.

Grandmaster
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_remotemines_01.mp3</ab> Bomb has been planted.

Equipment

Trivia

  • Before their release, Techies were showcased at the All-Star match of The International 2014, used by Artour "Arteezy" Babaev. He originally picked Sniper, but right before the picking phase ended, his pick got replaced by Techies, fireworks were launched in the arena, Techies' portrait was shown on all screens and this <ab>weapons_hero_techies_super_explosion.mp3</ab> sound effect played.
  • According to Techies' in-game lip-syncing, Squee is the one sitting on the cart with the rocket launcher, the cigar, and the deeper voice, Spleen is the big one pushing the cart, with the high voice, and Spoon is the one inside the barrel, who rarely ever talks, but has the deepest sounding voice.
  • Spoon's design --long nose, revealed half of his fingers-- was largely resembles of Kilroy, the symbol which used by US serviceman during World War II.
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_rival_11.mp3</ab> "They're going to have to glue you back together! Yeah, in Hell!" and <ab>vo_techies_tech_lose_06.mp3</ab> "We're a sorry buncha losers. You said it" are references to similar lines spoken by the Demoman from "Team Fortress 2" (as heard "here" and "here").
  • The flavor text of Lua error in Module:Ability_ID at line 31: Could not find Lpdb data for "Pinpoint Detonate" on "Remote Mine". "Kablooey!" is a direct reference to the line "Kabloeey!" spoken by the Demoman from Team Fortress 2.
  • Many of their lines also reference Counter-Strike, such as <ab>vo_techies_tech_lose_03.mp3</ab> "Counter-Techies Win", <ab>vo_techies_tech_remotemines_01.mp3</ab> "Bomb has been planted" or <ab>vo_techies_tech_failure_02.mp3</ab> "Bomb has been defused. Darn!".
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_attack_09.mp3</ab> "See! Fore!" is a pun on the plastic explosive C-4.
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_rare_05.mp3</ab> "Who said we couldn't count to three, huh?" is a reference to a joke about the fact that Valve has not released a single game with the number three in the title (Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, Portal 3 etc.).
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_lasthit_02.mp3</ab> "Continue testing." is a reference to GLaDOS, a character of Valve's Portal series.
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_items_15.mp3</ab> "Claymore! But not that kind of claymore." is a reference to the M18 Claymore mine.
  • The gag about Spoon being hidden in a barrel without the other two knowing is a reference to DotA, where only some time after Techies were released did people realize that there were actually three of them instead of two; the third one's feet could barely be seen under the barrel behind the other two (Techies used to be named "Squee and Spleen" and eventually became "Squee, Spleen and Spoon").
    • The name "Spoon" may be a reference to a scene from the movie "Matrix" where a boy bends a spoon with his mind and then says to Neo "Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, only try to realise the truth", followed by Neo asking: "What truth?" and the boy answering it with "There is no spoon. Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."[1]
    • Squee and Spleen think that Spoon died to the explosion in their workshop, so they thought "there is no Spoon" anymore and the voice is only in their heads <ab>vo_techies_tech_rare_02.mp3</ab>.
  • The names of the original two Techies most likely came from Magic the Gathering. Squee is a legendary goblin from Magic the Gathering lore, while Spleen was probably named after the flavor text on the Goblin Soothsayer card ("I see a great victory and rivers of blood. And . . . hmm, looks like a spleen.")
  • Squee's design resembles that of the Soldier from Team Fortress 2, as his eyes are covered by a helmet, and he wields what appears to be a rocket launcher.
  • <ab>vo_techies_tech_focuseddetonate_06.mp3</ab> "Loud noises!" is a reference to Brick Tamland, a character from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
  • Sticky Bomb's slow debuff does not have its own particle system and uses the particle effects of Thunder Clap's slow debuff instead.

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