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.

Winter Wyvern

From Liquipedia Dota 2 Wiki
[e][h]Winter Wyvern
Dire 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
632
1280
1748
Mana
465
1215
1755
Armor
2.6
6.4
9.1
Damage
40-47
90-97
126-133
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Collision Size
Legs

Winter Wyvern Auroth, the Winter Wyvern[edit]

Recommended Roles
Support Disabler Nuker

Like many great poets, Auroth just wants time to write, but the Winter Wyvern's life is full of interruptions. The epics of the Eldwurms have a long and colorful history, but some fear that the remaining dragon scholars are not as prolific as they once were, with few lines added to the Eldwurm Eddas since the last age of greatness. Auroth laments: "We forget that there is more to life than triumph and dominion over enemies. We must also live our lives in the pursuit of creative expression." She embarks on research expeditions, collecting books for inspiration. But all this research can be terribly distracting, and she spends less time writing than she should. Although she knows she should be lurking in her lair, adding to the Eddas, she finds herself engaged in epic battles against powerful enemies. She loots castles, raids ancient libraries ... and if she happens to heap glory on herself in the process, she tells herself that it's merely a side effect of her research. The fact is, while her skill and power on the battlefield are legendary, her scholarly travails have thus far hardly been the stuff of literary acclaim. But she is not content to stand as a protagonist of heroic lore. She wishes also to create it.

Winter Wyvern stalks the skies, slowing foes with burning cold as she soars over the battlefield. Should the enemy be foolish enough to gather, she curses them to attack one of their own as she blasts the gathering with icy splinters.

Abilities[edit]

Arctic Burn
QR
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Winter Wyvern soars upon an arctic wind, granting her unobstructed movement and allowing her to exhale a blistering chill into each attack. While soaring, her attacks travel further and faster, and slow enemies with a burning freeze that strips them of a percentage of their current health each second.
Her sight is also hardened against night's chill, granting her additional vision range at night.
Current HP Burn Per Second6%/7%/8%/9%
Movement Speed Slow16%/24%/32%/40%
52%
Debuff Duration5
7
Bonus Attack Range350/400/450/500
Night Vision1200
Missile Speed1200
Attack Point0.1
Buff Duration8
Ability
Toggle
Mana Cost Per Second
20
Movement Speed Bonus
25%
38/32/26/20
100
Becomes a toggled ability and increases movement speed.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
The same organ where some dragons stoke their inner flame is, in Auroth, a crucible of unimaginable cold. From deep within her frosty gullet, an exhalation sends enemies into burning agony.
Notes
  • The health burn is based on a percentage of the enemy's current hp.
  • Auroth can move through impassable terrain for the duration.
  • Destroys trees in a 250 radius around Auroth when the duration ends.
  • The debuff can only be applied to enemies once per cast.
    Aghanim's Scepter removes this limit.
  • Does not affect Roshan.
Splinter Blast
WT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Launches a ball of brittle ice toward an enemy. The ice shatters on impact, leaving the primary target unaffected, while hurling damaging splinters into nearby enemies. Enemies struck by these splinters are slowed.
Damage100/180/260/340
200/280/360/440
Movement Speed Slow30%
Slow Duration4
Shatter Radius500
900
Cast Range1200
Cast Point0.3
Cast Backswing1.17
Stun Duration1.5
7
105/120/135/150
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
The primary projectile cannot be disjointed. The secondary projectiles can be disjointed.
Produced slowly by specialized vesicles in her frozen gullet, Winter Wyvern blasts shards of ice at her enemies.
Notes
  • Primary projectile speed is dynamic and moves at either 650 speed or lands in 1 second, whichever is faster.
  • Secondary projectiles travel at 600 speed.
Cold Embrace
EE
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Units
Encases an ally in an icy cocoon which heals a base amount as well as a percentage of their maximum health each second. The cocoon blocks all Physical damage.
Max HP Heal Per Second1.75%/2.5%/3.25%/4%
Base Heal Per Second30/35/40/45
55/60%/65/70
Heal Duration4
Cast Range1000
Cast Point0.3
Cast Backswing0.63
Splinter Blast Radius
1200
24/21/18/15
     
20/17/14/11
50/60/70/80
When Cold Embrace ends, a Splinter Blast goes off at that location, hitting enemies within range.
From winter's heart comes a cold, healing embrace. The ice slows the blood and allows the spell to better work its curative magic.
Notes
  • Total heal:
    • 56/72/88/104 + 12%/16%/20%/24%
  • The heal is based on a percentage of the ally's maximum HP.
  • The allied unit is disabled for the duration of the buff.
Ultimate Ability
Winter's Curse
RW
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Winter Wyvern freezes an enemy in place while striking those nearby with a maddening curse which causes them to attack their frozen ally with increased attack speed. Units affected by Winter's Curse are immune to damage from enemies, except from the Winter Wyvern player's hero or units. Curse ends if no enemy is present in the area for a while.
Duration4.5/5/5.5
6/6.5/7
Damage Resistance100%
Bonus Attack Speed65
Taunt Radius525
End Timer2.5
Cast Range700
Cast Point0.3
Cast Backswing1.37
90/85/80
250
The taunt does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
The oldest of Auroth's spells, the curse lends truth to the old saw: sometimes the enemy of my enemy is my enemy still.
Notes
  • Winter Wyvern gets credit for kills done this way.
  • The taunt radius moves with the stunned target. Entering the radius will force attacks to the target. Exiting the radius will not dispel it. The curse ends when the stunned target dies.
  • All units affected by Winter's Curse are immune to damage from enemies, except from the Winter Wyvern player's hero or units.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Splinter Blast Splinter Blast 1.5s Stun 25 +1.5s Winter's Curse Winter's Curse Duration
+100 Splinter Blast Splinter Blast Damage 20 +12% Arctic Burn Arctic Burn Slow
+400 Splinter Blast Splinter Blast Radius 15 +2s Arctic Burn Arctic Burn Debuff Duration
+35 Damage 10 +25HP/s Cold Embrace Cold Embrace Heal

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.30d
  • Buff Arctic Burn cooldown reduced from 42/36/28/20 to 38/32/26/20
7.30
  • Nerf Agility gain reduced from 1.9 to 1.7
  • Nerf Arctic Burn attack range bonus decreased from 350/425/500/575 to 350/400/450/500
  • Nerf Arctic Burn movement speed slow reduced from 22/28/34/40% to 16/24/32/40%
  • Nerf Winter's Curse cast range reduced from 800 to 700
  • Nerf Cold Embrace Shard cooldown reduction reduced from 5s to 4s
  • Nerf Cold Embrace percentage heal reduced from 2/3/4/5% to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4%
  • Nerf Level 10 Talent +50 Damage reduced to +35
  • Rework Level 10 Talent +1.5% Cold Embrace Heal replaced with +25HP/s Cold Embrace Heal
  • Rework Level 15 Talent +275 Health replaced with +2s Arctic Burn Debuff Duration
  • Rework Level 15 Talent +400 Night Vision replaced with +400 Splinter Blast Radius
7.29b
  • Nerf Arctic Burn manacost increased from 90 to 100
  • Nerf Winter's Curse cooldown increased from 80 to 90/85/80
7.29
  • Buff Base armor increased by 1
  • Buff Arctic Burn cooldown reduced from 50/40/30/20 to 42/36/28/20
  • Rework Winter's Curse now ends if there are no enemies in the area for 2.5 seconds
  • Buff Winter's Curse cooldown reduced from 90 to 80
  • Buff Winter's Curse duration increased from 4/4.75/5.5 to 4.5/5/5.5
  • Buff Winter's Curse curse radius increased from 500 to 525
  • Buff Winter's Curse attack speed increased from 55 to 65
  • Nerf Cold Embrace shard no longer increases Splinter Blast damage by +80
  • Buff Cold Embrace shard now also reduces cooldown by 5 seconds
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +1% Cold Embrace Heal to +1.5%
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from -4s Cold Embrace cooldown to +100 Splinter Blast Damage
7.28b
  • Buff Splinter Blast shard now also increases damage dealt by 80
7.28
  • Buff Base damage increased by 2
  • Buff Cold Embrace base heal per second increased from 20/26/32/38 to 30/35/40/45
  • Buff Arctic Burn scepter mana cost reduced from 30 to 20
  • Buff Arctic Burn scepter upgrade also increases your movement speed by 25%
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +1.2s Winter's Curse Duration to +1.5
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Shard
    • Upgrades Cold Embrace
      • When Cold Embrace ends, a Splinter Blast goes off at that location, hitting enemies within 1200 range.
7.27b
  • Nerf Winter's Curse cooldown increased from 80 to 90
7.26c
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +0.8% Cold Embrace Heal to +1%
7.26b
  • Nerf All talents are now about 20% weaker
7.25
  • Rework Cold Embrace is now considered a heal instead of regen
7.24
  • Nerf Base Strength reduced from 26 to 24
  • Nerf Cold Embrace percentage heal reduced from 3/4/5/6% to 2/3/4/5%
  • Buff Cold Embrace base heal increased from 14/18/22/26 to 20/26/32/38
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +90 Gold/Min to +1% Cold Embrace Heal
7.23
  • Buff Winter's Curse no longer reduces damage on the targets from the Winter Wyvern player's hero or units
7.22
  • Buff Arctic Burn scepter mana cost per second reduced from 40 to 30
7.21
  • Buff Cold Embrace base health regen increased from 15 to 14/18/22/26
  • Rework Cold Embrace mana cost changed from 75 to 50/60/70/80
7.19
  • Nerf Splinter Blast mana cost increased from 90/110/130/150 to 105/120/135/150
7.17
  • Buff Base intelligence increased from 24 to 26
7.16
  • Buff Splinter Blast slow increased from 25% to 30%
  • Buff Splinter Blast mana cost reduced from 120/130/140/150 to 90/110/130/150
7.14
  • Buff Winter's Curse duration increased from 3.25/4/4.75 to 4/4.75/5.5 seconds
  • Nerf Winter's Curse attack speed bonus reduced from 85 to 55
7.13b
  • Buff Base strength increased from 24 to 26
7.12
  • Buff Arctic Burn attack range changed from 275/375/475/575 to 350/425/500/575
  • Buff Base intelligence increased by 1
7.10
  • Buff Arctic Burn mana cost reduced from 120/110/100/90 to 90
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +50 Damage to +60
7.07d
  • Nerf Cold Embrace base heal reduced from 15 to 10
  • Nerf Arctic Burn damage reduced from 7.5/8/8.5/9% to 6/7/8/9%
7.07c
  • Nerf Arctic Burn damage reduced from 9% to 7.5/8/8.5/9%
  • Nerf Base damage reduced by 3
  • Nerf Level 15 Talent reduced from +600 Night Vision to +500
7.07
  • Nerf Cold Embrace base heal reduced from 25 to 15
  • Buff Turn Rate increased from 0.4 to 0.5
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06f
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +20 Movement Speed to +35
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +50 Damage to +75
7.06e
  • Buff Cold Embrace base health regen increased from 20 to 25
  • Buff Winter Wyvern: Arctic Burn slow increased from 19/26/33/40% to 22/28/34/40%
7.06d
  • Buff Arctic Burn health damage increased from 8% to 9%
7.06c
  • Buff Arctic Burn flight duration from 6 to 8 seconds
7.06
  • Buff Winter's Curse attack speed from 70 to 85
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +1s Cold Embrace Duration (Level 20)
7.03
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +40 Damage to +50
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +15 Movement Speed to +20
7.03
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +6 Strength to +7
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +5 Strength to +6
7.00
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Winter's Curse cooldown reduced from 90 to 80
6.87
  • Buff Added Scepter to Winter Wyvern
  • Buff Winter's Curse cooldown reduced from 120/110/100 to 90
6.86c
  • Buff Winter's Curse attack speed bonus increased from 50 to 70
6.86b
  • Playable in Competitive Enabled in Captains Mode
6.86
  • Removed Temporarily removed from Captains Mode
  • Nerf Cold Embrace cooldown increased from 17/16/15/14 to 24/21/18/15
  • Nerf Arctic Burn slow reduced from 25/30/35/40% to 19/26/33/40%
  • Nerf Winter's Curse primary and secondary units are now immune to all damage from their enemies
  • Buff Winter's Curse secondary units now have 50 attack speed bonus
  • Buff Winter's Curse AoE increased from 400 to 500
  • Nerf Winter's Curse cooldown increased from 110/100/90 to 120/110/100
  • Buff Winter's Curse duration increased from 2.5/3/3.5 to 3.25/4/4.75
  • Bug Fix Fixed Winter's Curse lingering if the primary target died
6.85
  • Nerf Winter's Curse no longer affects Spell Immune enemies in the area, but it still affects the primary target
6.84
  • Playable in Competitive Enabled Winter Wyvern in Captains Mode
  • Rework Reworked Winter's Curse
  • Nerf Those cursed to attack their ally now take 70% less damage from all sources.
  • Buff Area of effect increased from 350 to 400
  • Buff Duration from 2.5/2.75/3 to 2.5/3/3.5
  • Nerf Cooldown from 90/80/70 to 110/100/90
  • Nerf Arctic Burn is now dispellable
  • Buff Arctic Burn damage per second from 6% of health to 8%
  • Nerf Arctic Burn damage type from Pure to Magic
  • Nerf Arctic Burn no longer pierces Spell Immunity
  • Buff Splinter Blast speed increased 500➜650 (1.35 to 1 seconds max)
  • Nerf Splinter Blast debuff is now dispellable
  • Buff Cold Embrace now behaves as normal regeneration instead of 0.1 interval heals
6.83c
  • Buff Arctic Burn slow duration increased from 4 to 5 to match the burn duration
  • Buff Arctic Burn now pierces Spell Immunity
  • Buff Arctic Burn now only gives bonus night vision for the duration of the spell instead of permanently when learned
  • Nerf Splinter Blast no longer ignores Linken's Sphere
  • Buff Cold Embrace can now be cast on spell immune allies
  • Buff Cold Embrace can no longer be dispelled
  • Buff Winter's Curse now fully pierces spell immunity and forces spell immune units to attack the cursed target
6.78
  • Buff Intelligence growth increased from 2.4 to 3.1
  • Nerf Arctic Burn no longer provides flying vision
6.77
  • Buff Arctic Burn cooldown decreased from 60/50/40/30 to 50/40/30/20
  • Buff Splinter Blast cooldown decreased from 8 to 7
  • Bug Fix Fixed Arctic Burn vs Roshan
6.76
  • Buff Winter's Curse cooldown rescaled from 90 to 90/80/70
  • Buff Splinter Blast initial projectile speed improved from 1.5 to 1.35 seconds
  • Buff Arctic Burn debuff duration increased from 4 to 5
  • Nerf Cold Embrace cooldown rescaled from 14 to 17/16/15/14
6.75
  • New New Hero

Notable Players[edit]

y` 
XinQ 
Jabz 

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]

Guides[edit]

References[edit]