Wraith King

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[e][h]Wraith King
Dire Hero
Attributes
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
695
1572
2202
Mana
291
555
747
Armor
1.9
5.7
8.4
Damage
61-63
100-102
128-130
Spell Amp
1.3%
2.8%
3.9%
Magic Resist
26%
29%
31%
Movement Speed Amp

0.9%
2.1%
2.9%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Ostarion, the Wraith King[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Support Durable Disabler Initiator

For untold years, King Ostarion built a kingdom from the remains of his enemies. It was an obsessive's errand, done to pass the long eternities of a monarchy that seemed fated never to end. He believed that as long as he built up the towers of his palace, he could not die. But eventually he learned that he had been deluded...that bone itself could perish. Deeply mistrustful of flesh, he sought a more permanent way of extending his reign, and at last settled on pursuit of wraith energy, a form of pure spirit given off by certain dark souls at death. Should he infuse himself with Wraith Essence, he thought he might create a body as luminous and eternal as his ego. On the millennial solstice known as Wraith-Night, he submitted to a rite of transformation, compelling his subjects to harvest enough souls to fuel his ambition for immortality. No one knows how many of his champions died, for the only survivor who mattered was the Wraith King who rose with the sun on the following morn. Now he rarely spends a moment on his glowing throne—but strides out with sword drawn, demanding a fealty that extends far beyond death.

Abilities[edit]

Wraithfire Blast
QT
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Wraith King sears an enemy unit with spectral fire, dealing damage and stunning them. Additional damage is dealt over time, slowing the target after the stun finishes.
Impact Damage50 / 100 / 150 / 200
Damage Per Second20 / 35 / 50 / 65
Movement Speed Slow20%
Stun Duration2
DPS/Slow Duration2
3.5
Cast Range525
Cast Point0.35
11 / 10 / 9 / 8
95 / 110 / 125 / 140
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Dispellable.
Ostarion calls on his damned lineage, laying waste to his opponents.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 90 / 170 / 250 / 330
    • 130 / 240 / 350 / 460
  • The slow and DPS occur after the stun.
  • The projectile travels at 1000 speed.
Vampiric Aura
WV
Targeting
Toggle
Aura
Affects
Allied Units
Nearby friendly units gain hit points based on their damage dealt when attacking enemy units. When toggled off, allied non-hero units will not receive the lifesteal.
Lifesteal18% / 22% / 26% / 30%
55%
Radius900
Disabled by break.
Illusions will carry the aura but cannot use lifesteal. It will always be the toggled off state, which provides the full effect to allies.
Wraith King's blade drains his enemy's essence to feed his aura.
Notes
  • Vampiric Aura's healing visual will not be seen by enemies if Wraith King is not visible.
Mortal Strike
EC
Affects
Enemy Units
Passively grants the chance to land a critical strike. Kills with mortal strike gain charges that can be used to summon skeletons.
Critical Damage
Critical Chance9% / 11% / 13% / 15%
Skeleton Duration90
Kills Needed Per Charge2
Max Skeleton Charges2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Skeletons Summoned Per Charge1
2
Skeleton Spawn Interval0.25
50
30 / 45 / 60 / 75
Critical strike and charge gain disabled by break. Can still summon skeletons.
Illusions only critical strike, they cannot gain skeleton charges.
One blow to crush a foe.
Notes
  • Skeletons cannot be controlled and will automatically attack-move down the lane toward enemies.
  • Casting
      on a target will order all skeletons to attack that target.
Reincarnation
RR
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Wraith King's members regroup after death, allowing him to resurrect when killed in battle. Upon death, enemy units in the area will be slowed greatly.
Reincarnation Time3
Movement Speed Slow75%
Attack Speed Slow75
Slow Duration5
Slow Radius900
Ability
Allies become Wraiths when killed
Wraith Aura Radius
1200
Wraith Duration
7
200 / 120 / 40
160
     0
Grants a Wraith Aura, delaying allied deaths.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Dispellable.
Conspirators against the Wraith King wonder why he never stays dead.
Notes
  • Revives with full Health and Mana.
  • If Wraith King has both the Aegis of the Immortal and Reincarnation available, Reincarnation will trigger first.
  • Wraith King provides vision while reincarnating, equivalent to his current vision.
  • Wraiths can continue attacking, casting, and using items.
  • When the Wraith duration ends, the hero dies and credit for the kill goes to whoever landed the original killing blow.
  • Wraiths will always die when the duration ends, even if death prevention spells are used on them.
  • The Wraith Aura remains active during Reincarnation.
  • The talent replaces the slow. Fires Wraithfire Blasts at 500 speed.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Reincarnation Casts Wraithfire Blast 25 +25% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal
2× Skeletons Spawned 20 No Reincarnation Mana Cost
+35 Skeleton Attack Damage 15 +15 Strength
+20 Attack Speed 10 +1.5s Wraithfire Blast Slow Duration

Summon Stats[edit]

Wraith King Skeleton [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Summoned
Damage Type
Armor Type
Duration
90
Health
350
Health Regen
0
Damage
35-40
70-75
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Instant
Attack Duration
Base Attack Time
1.2
Armor
1
Movement Speed
350
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Turn Rate
Gold Bounty
5
Experience
5

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Healing Salve
Enchanted Mango
Magic Stick
Boots of Speed
Echo Sabre
Iron Branch
Quelling Blade
Mid Game Late Game
Magic Wand
Power Treads
Armlet of Mordiggian
Blink Dagger
Desolator
Assault Cuirass

General Strategy[edit]

Striding fearlessly toward his enemies, Wraith King stuns his foes and slashes them into submission. Should his enemies gain the upper hand, his self-resurrecting ultimate ensures he'll have another chance to swing his sword.
Wraith King (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.18
  • Buff Mortal Strike skeletons magic resistance increased from 30% to 50%
  • Buff Vampiric Aura increased from 15/20/25/30% to 18/22/26/30%
7.17
  • Buff Mortal Strike skeletons now have 30% Magic Resistance
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +25 Skeletons Attack Damage to +35
7.16
  • Nerf Mortal Strike no longer has a chance to kill creeps
  • Buff Mortal Strike now gains skeleton charges for every 2 enemy units you kill
  • Rework Mortal Strike skeleton count rescaled from 4/5/6/7 to 2/4/6/8
  • Buff Mortal Strike skeletons bounty reduced from 15/15 XP/Gold to 5/5
  • Buff Mortal Strike mana cost reduced from 75 to 30/45/60/75
7.14
  • Buff Wraithfire Blast mana cost rescaled from 140 to 95/110/125/140
  • Nerf Wraithfire Blast cooldown rescaled from 8 to 11/10/9/8
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +40 Wraithfire DPS to +1.5s Wraithfire Blast Slow Duration
7.13b
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 300 to 295
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 0 to -1
7.10
  • Rework Level 15 Talent changed from +5 Max Skeletons to +25 Skeletons Attack Damage
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from +30 Skeletons Attack Damage to 2× Skeletons Spawned
7.07
  • Buff Turn Rate increased from 0.4 to 0.5
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 3.2 to 2.8
  • Rework Reworked Mortal Strike
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06f
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown reduced from 240/140/40 to 200/120/40
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +15 Movement Speed to +30
7.06
  • Rework Level 20 Talent from +20 Strength to +10% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal
  • Rework Level 25 Talent from +20% Vampiric Aura Lifesteal to Reincarnation Casts Wraithfire Blast
    • Replaces the slow
    • Fires Wraithfire Blasts at half the projectile speed
7.02
  • Buff Level 10 Talent from +8 Intelligence to +10
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +200 Health to +50 Wraithfire Blast DPS
7.00
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown reduced from 260/160/60 to 240/140/40
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Wraithfire Blast damage over time increased from 15/30/40/50 to 20/35/50/65
6.87
  • Buff Mortal Strike now does a critical hit for double the value when attacking non-heroes
6.86
  • Buff Vampiric Aura can now be toggled to make the lifesteal for heroes only
6.85
  • Buff Base damage increased by 7
  • Buff Vampiric Aura does not show the healing effect if Wraith King is in the fog of war or is invisible to the enemy
  • Buff Reincarnation Aghanim's Scepter ally death delay increased from 5 to 7 seconds
  • Buff Reincarnation Aghanim's Scepter ally wraith aura now remains active during Reincarnation
6.84
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Scepter upgrade to Wraith King:
    • Allies who are near Wraith King (within 1200 aoe) when slain become Wraiths for 5 seconds, delaying their death
    • They can continue attacking, casting, etc.
    • When the duration ends, the hero dies and credit for the kill goes to whoever landed the original killing blow
6.82
  • Nerf Reincarnation mana cost increased from 140 to 160
6.81
  • Buff Mortal Strike damage ratio increased from 1.25/1.75/2.25/2.75 to 1.5/2/2.5/3
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 1 to 0
6.80
  • Buff Reincarnation slow increased from 50% to 75%
  • Buff Reincarnation slow duration increased from 4 to 5
6.79
  • Buff Base Intelligence increased from 23 to 18
  • Rework Removed Mortal Strike active
  • Buff Vampiric Aura now provides full effectiveness on ranged units
  • Buff Reincarnation slow increased from 30% to 50%
  • Buff Reincarnation slow AoE increased from 700 to 900
6.78
  • Buff Reincarnation slow now affects attack speed as well
  • Buff Reincarnation slow happens immediately upon death rather than after reincarnating
  • Rework Critical Strike Reworked
6.75
  • Buff Hellfire Blast slow increased from 15% to 20%
6.73
  • Buff Reincarnation slow duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds
  • Buff Reincarnation cooldown decreased from 300/220/140 to 260/160/60
6.72
  • Buff Reincarnation now does a 700 AoE 3 second 30% slow around the area where he respawns
  • Buff Reincarnation delay decreased from 5/4.5/4 to 3 seconds
6.69
  • Buff Skeleton King will be automatically selected for you after he reincarnates
  • Rework Hellfire Blast damage redistributed to some on impact and some dps
6.68
  • Buff Vampiric Aura lifesteal improved from 10/16/22/28% to 15/20/25/30%
  • Nerf Reincarnation mana cost increased from 100 to 140
  • Rework Reworked Hellfire Blast
6.67
  • Buff Vampiric Aura AoE increased from 600 to 900
  • Buff Reincarnation now costs a constant 100 mana cost instead of 100/150/200
6.64
  • Buff Vampiric Aura increased from 5/10/15/20% to 10/16/22/28%

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