Zeus

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[e][h]Zeus
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP 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
1100
1478
Mana
375
930
1335
Armor
1.8
4.4
6.4
Damage
53-61
90-98
117-125
Spell Amp
1.8%
5.1%
7.4%
Magic Resist
26%
28%
29%
Movement Speed Amp

0.7%
1.7%
2.5%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Zeus Zeus, the Lord of Heaven[edit]

Recommended Roles
Nuker

Lord of Heaven, father of gods, Zeus treats all the Heroes as if they are his rambunctious, rebellious children. After being caught unnumbered times in the midst of trysts with countless mortal women, his divine wife finally gave him an ultimatum: 'If you love mortals so much, go and become one. If you can prove yourself faithful, then return to me as my immortal husband. Otherwise, go and die among your creatures.' Zeus found her logic (and her magic) irrefutable, and agreed to her plan. He has been on his best behavior ever since, being somewhat fonder of immortality than he is of mortals. But to prove himself worthy of his eternal spouse, he must continue to pursue victory on the field of battle.

Abilities[edit]

Arc Lightning
QC
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Hurls a bolt of lightning that leaps through enemy units, zapping nearby targets.
Damage70 / 95 / 120 / 145
300
Maximum Bounces5 / 7 / 9 / 15
Bounce Radius500
Bounce Interval0.25
Cast Range850
Cast Point0.2
1.6
80
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Arc Lightning is Zeus' favourite spell to use against puny mortals.
Notes
  • Does not bounce to invisible units or units in the fog of war.
  • Units can only be hit by this spell once per cast.
Lightning Bolt
WG
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Summons a bolt of lightning to strike an enemy unit, causing damage and a mini-stun. Lightning Bolt also provides Flying Vision and True Sight of the targeted area. Can also be cast on the ground, damaging the closest enemy hero within range.
Damage125 / 200 / 275 / 350
Vision Radius750
Vision Duration4.5
Mini-Stun Duration0.2
0.7
Point Target Search Radius325
Cast Range700 / 750 / 800 / 850
Cast Point0.4
6
90 / 105 / 120 / 135
Does not pierce Spell Immunity. Spell immune enemies are still revealed by true sight.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
A shocking punishment for rebellious heathen.
Notes
  • When point targeted, it can potentially hit a hero up to 1025 range away.
Static Field
EF
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Zeus shocks all nearby enemy units whenever he casts a spell, causing damage proportional to their current health.
Damage4% / 6% / 8% / 10%
5.5% / 7.5% / 9.5% / 11.5%
Radius1200
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Disabled by break.
The air crackles with static when the Thunder God walks the world.
Notes
  • Damage dealt is a percentage of current enemy hp.
  • Does not disable
     .
  • Does not affect Roshan.
Thundergod's Wrath
RW
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Damage Type
Magical
Strikes all enemy heroes with a bolt of lightning, no matter where they may be. Thundergod's Wrath also provides True Sight around each hero struck. If an enemy hero is invisible, it takes no damage, but the True Sight is still created at that hero's location.
Damage225 / 325 / 425
Vision Radius500
True Sight Radius900
Vision Duration3
Cast Point0.4
90
225 / 325 / 450
Does not pierce Spell Immunity. Spell immune enemies are still revealed by true sight.
The Lord of Heaven smites all who oppose him, near or far.
Notes
  • Vision radii are centered around enemy heroes.
  • Invisible units take no damage, but are still revealed.
  • Units under the effect of
      will not take damage or be revealed.

Aghanim's Scepter Ability[edit]

Nimbus
D
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Magical
Creates a storm cloud anywhere on the map. The cloud periodically casts
  on the closest enemy within range.
Bolt Interval2.25
Melee Hero Hit Count4
Ranged Hero Hit Count8
Non-Hero Hit Count16
Duration35
Radius450
Gold Bounty100
Cast RangeGlobal
Cast Point0.2
35
275
This ability is independent from Zeus's spells and is granted directly by the scepter.
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.
Notes
  • Aghanim's Scepter cannot be dropped or sold by Zeus.
  • The Nimbus is considered the damage source of the
     . It does not benefit from spell amplification.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+155 Arc Lightning Damage 25 +275 Cast Range
+0.5s Lightning Bolt Ministun 20 15% Cooldown Reduction
+1.5% Static Field Damage 15 +30 Movement Speed
+25% XP Gain 10 +6 Armor

Summon Stats[edit]

Nimbus [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Ward
Duration
35
Health
16
Cast Duration
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Gold Bounty
100
Notes
Takes 1 damage from non-hero units, 2 damage from ranged heroes, and 4 damage from melee heroes.

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Tango
Clarity
Clarity
Bottle
Boots of Speed
Null Talisman
Circlet
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Mid Game Late Game
Arcane Boots
Veil of Discord
Aether Lens
Euls Scepter of Divinity
Octarine Core
Aghanims Scepter

General Strategy[edit]

None can hide from Zeus, whether he's calling down a bolt to reveal his surroundings, sending an arc coursing through his nearest enemies, or summoning a terrifying volley of lightning upon all enemies. Wherever his foes are, Zeus will find them.
Zeus (In-Game Description)

Overview


Skill Build

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Spell
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Spell

Early Game

Mid Game

Late Game

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.20
  • Bug Fix Nimbus is no longer automatically selected when hitting Tab
  • Nerf Nimbus Lightning Bolt no longer benefits from cooldown reductions on your hero
7.19d
  • Nerf Arc Lightning mana cost increased from 65/70/75/80 to 80
7.19c
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 2.3 to 2.1
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from +170 Arc Lightning damage to +155
7.19
  • Nerf Nimbus radius reduced from 500 to 450
7.17
  • Nerf Lightning Bolt mana cost increased from 75/95/115/135 to 90/105/120/135
7.16
  • Nerf Level 15 Talent Movement Speed reduced from +40 to +30
  • Buff Base damage increased from 28-36 to 33-41
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 2.6 to 2.3
  • Rescale Arc Lightning damage rescaled from 85/100/115/145 to 70/95/120/145
  • Buff Lightning Bolt cast range increased from 700 to 700/750/800/850
  • Buff Lightning Bolt damage increased from 100/175/275/350 to 125/200/275/350
7.15
  • Nerf Base intelligence reduced from 22 to 20
  • Buff Base damage increased from 26-34 to 28-36
7.14
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +1% Static Field to +1.5%
7.13b
  • Buff Base strength increased from 19 to 21
7.12
  • Buff Attack range increased from 350 to 380
  • Buff Base damage increased from 21-29 to 26-34
7.10
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +200 Cast Range to +275
7.07
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06c
  • Buff Movement Speed increased from 295 to 300
7.06
  • Rework Replaced Respawn Talent: +0.5s Lightning Bolt Ministun (Level 20)
7.05
  • Buff Base intelligence increased from 20 to 22
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +200 Health to +25 Movement Speed
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +5 Armor to +7 Armor
  • Rework Level 20 Talent changed from +35 Movement Speed to +75 Arc Lightning
7.03
  • Buff Nimbus cooldown/duration reduced from 40 to 35
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +175 Health to +200
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +1.5% Static Field to +2%
7.02
  • Buff Nimbus strike interval improved from 2.5 to 2.25
  • Buff Nimbus cooldown/duration reduced from 50 to 40
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from +150 Health to +175
7.01
  • Buff Zeus Level 20 Talent increased from -35s Respawn Time to -40
  • Buff Zeus Level 20 Talent increased from +30 Movement Speed to +35
7.00
  • Rework Reworked Zeus Scepter: Grants the Nimbus ability
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Lightning Bolt ministun increased from 0.1 to 0.2
6.88
  • Buff Arc Lightning cooldown reduced from 1.75 to 1.6
6.87
  • Nerf Static Field damage reduced from 5/7/9/11% to 4/6/8/10%
  • Nerf Static Field no longer disables Blink Dagger
  • Nerf Thundergod's Wrath damage reduced from 225/350/475 to 225/325/425
6.84
  • Nerf Thundergod's Wrath vision area reduced from 1000 to 500
  • Bug Fix Fixed Thundergod's Wrath sometimes hitting invisible units depending on the order of player slots
6.82
  • Buff Static Field area of effect increased from 1000 to 1200
6.81b
  • Buff Lightning Bolt vision/true sight duration increased from 3 to 4.5
  • Buff Lightning Bolt search radius increased from 250 to 325
6.81
  • Buff Arc Lightning cast point improved from 0.4 to 0.2
  • Nerf Lightning Bolt true sight range reduced from 900 to 750
  • Nerf Lightning Bolt flying vision range reduced from 1000 to 750
  • Buff Lightning Bolt can now be cast on the ground, affecting the closest enemy hero in a 250 range
6.80
  • Buff Arc Lightning cast range increased from 700 to 850
6.77
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 1.8 to 2.3
6.76
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath damage increased from 210/335/460 to 225/350/475
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath scepter damage increased from 400/500/600 to 440/540/640
6.75
  • Buff Arc lightning cooldown reduced from 2 to 1.75
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath cooldown reduced from 120 to 90
6.73
  • Buff Arc Lightning level 4 damage increased from 130 to 145 damage
  • Buff Lightning Bolt cooldown reduced from 6.5 to 6
  • Buff Static Field now affects creeps
  • Buff Static Field no longer requires unit visibility to take effect
6.72c
  • Buff Lightning Bolt/Thundergod's Wrath now reveal the same area at night as during the day
    • (From 1000/750 to 1000/1000)
6.72
  • Buff Arc Lightning mana cost reduced from 65/72/79/87 to 65/70/75/80
  • Buff Arc Lightning cooldown reduced from 2.25 to 2
6.71
  • Buff Thundergod's Wrath scepter from 355/460/570 to 400/500/600
  • Buff Static Field AoE increased from 900 to 1000
6.70
  • Buff Lightning Bolt cooldown reduced from 7 to 6.5
6.68
  • Buff Arc Lightning cooldown reduced from 2.5 to 2.25 seconds
6.67
  • Buff Static Field AoE increased from 800 to 900
6.63
  • Nerf Agility decreased from 15 + 1.7 to 11 + 1.2
6.60
  • Buff Arc Lightning becomes available for cast immediately after cooldown
    • (Rather than waiting for the Lightning to finish traveling)
  • Nerf Arc Lightning cooldown increased from 2 to 2.5
6.41
  • Nerf Thundergod's Wrath no longer hits Meepo clones
6.35
  • Buff Static Field AoE increased from 600 to 1000
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 1.4 to 1.8
  • Buff Intelligence gain increased from 2.5 to 2.8
6.28
  • Rework Static Field reworked
    • Ability changed from active to passive
    • Passive activates whenever Zeus casts a spell
6.00
  • Nerf Arc Lightning mana cost increased from 50/57/64/71 to 65/72/79/86
  • Rework Static Field no longer affects sleeping units
  • Nerf Strength gain reduced from 2 to 1.4

Notable Players[edit]

Nine 

See also[edit]

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Guides[edit]

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