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Dark Willow

Popularity: #40

Leaderboard: #25

Ban Rank: #74

KDA Rank: #28

Has an arsenal of disables at her disposal

A slight flutter from the shadows may be all an enemy sees of Dark Willow, as she eludes pursuit and controls her foe's movements with cunning fae tricks. Calling upon powers far more ancient than any scholarly magic, she binds enemies in place before unleashing the full wrath and terror of the fae realm upon them.

Attributes
dark willow Image

440 +44/lvl

252 +31.2/lvl

Strength Image

20 +2/lvl

Agility Image

18 +1.3/lvl

Intelligence Image

21 +2.6/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

5 - 13 + 0.9/level (31.1 - 39.1 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

475

Attack

Armor:

0 + 0.2/level (5.8 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

290

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Consider using Shadow Realm to secure range creep last hits.

You can dodge ranged attacks and many spell projectiles with Shadow Realm.

If in trouble, you can potentially do Shadow Realm into teleport out play.

Dark Willow is great at picking off isolated heroes with no escape or dispel due to insane Bedlam damage.

In teamfights, focus on getting off Terrorize, Bramble Maze and Cursed Crown timely and then burst an isolated target with Bedlam.

If the game opens up for you, you can transition into right-clicker with Aghanim's Scepter and attack speed talent.

You can use your Bedlam on initiators on your team and do all your damage while staying back in fights.

Counter Strategy

Dark Willow is squishy at the start and doesn't trade well.

Under effect of Cursed Crown make sure not to get too close to your allies or they will be stunned too.

Bedlam does a lot of damage to a single target. Share the damage with allied units.

Items that provide dispels are generally good against Cursed Crown, Bramble Maze and Terrorize.

Black King Bar is great against Dark Willow's disables and magical damage output.

Don't clump up in teamfights for Terrorize and Cursed Crown.

Stats

Win Rate 51.9%
Pick Rate 9.6%

Facets

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Throwing Shade

Win Rate: 48.4%

Pick Rate: 24.9%

Dark Willow deals more damage to nearby heroes when she's in the Shadow Realm.

Shadow Realm

While in Shadow Realm, Dark Willow emits a 600 radius aura that increases damage that she deals to enemies in its area of effect by up to 30%. Damage scales based on how long she remains under the effects of Shadow Realm.

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Thorny Thicket

Win Rate: 53.1%

Pick Rate: 75.1%

Bramble Maze creates extra brambles.

Bramble Maze

Creates extra brambles. These brambles last 6s.

Abilities

Q

Bramble Maze

Dark Willow creates a 500 AoE maze of 8 brambles that grow in the target area after 0.3 seconds. Enemies that walk into a bramble are rooted and take damage over time. Lasts 15 seconds.

  • AFFECTS:area

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • placement range:500

  • placement count:8

  • placement duration:15

  • extra brambles placement duration:6

  • latch duration:1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5

  • latch range:90

  • damage per tick:50 / 55 / 60 / 65

  • latch creation interval:0.075

  • latch creation delay:0.1

  • initial creation delay:0.3

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-7s Bramble Maze CD

Cool Down

22

Mana Cost

100 / 120 / 140 / 160

W

Shadow Realm

Dark Willow recedes into the shadows, becoming untargetable. Her next attack has 600 bonus attack range and deals bonus magic damage, and will end Shadow Realm. Damage scales based on how long she remains under the effects of Shadow Realm, the maximum being reached after 3 seconds.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • duration:5

  • fade time:0.3

  • damage:120 / 200 / 280 / 360

  • attack range bonus:600

  • max damage duration:3

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Attacking no longer takes Dark Willow out of Shadow Realm. Each attack still has bonus damage based on the duration of the buff.

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    -2s Shadow Realm Cooldown

    Talent tree branch

    +1.5s Shadow Realm Duration

    Cool Down

    22 / 20 / 18 / 16

    Mana Cost

    70 / 80 / 90 / 100

    E

    Cursed Crown

    Dark Willow casts an ancient fae curse on the target. After a delay, the target and nearby enemies are stunned.

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • DEBUFF:yes

    • delay:4

    • stun duration:1.2 / 1.6 / 2 / 2.4

    • stun radius:360

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

    Cursed Crown creates 4 brambles in a 175 radius around the target after the counter ends. Triggers even upon dispel. Reduces stun delay by 1 second.

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      +0.5s Cursed Crown Stun Duration

      Talent tree branch

      +150 Cursed Crown AoE

      Cool Down

      17 / 15 / 13 / 11

      Mana Cost

      80 / 90 / 100 / 110

      R

      Terrorize

      Dark Willow releases her pet wisp to terrorize her enemies. After a short delay, all enemies in the target area become fearful and run toward their home fountain. Terrorize cannot be used while Bedlam is active.

      • AFFECTS:area

      • PASSIVE:No

      • DISPELLABLE:basic

      • DEBUFF:yes

      • destination travel speed:2000

      • destination radius:400 / 450 / 500

      • destination status duration:2.8 / 3 / 3.2

      • return travel speed:600

      • starting height:300

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

      500 Terrorize Impact Damage

      Cool Down

      100 / 90 / 80

      Mana Cost

      150

      Talents

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +0.5s Cursed Crown Stun Duration

      -2s Shadow Realm Cooldown

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +30 Bedlam Damage

      +150 Cursed Crown AoE

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      +1.5s Shadow Realm Duration

      -7s Bramble Maze CD

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      500 Terrorize Impact Damage

      +2 Bedlam Attack Targets

      Lore

      Children love telling stories about the whimsical adventures of fairies... That’s because children don’t know that most fairies are spiteful jerks. And in the world of spiteful fairies there are few names spoken of with more contempt than Mireska Sunbreeze. Born to a fae merchant king, Mireska grew up in Revtel; a cutthroat nation where manipulation and murder were the norm. But while she was quite adept at navigating the etiquette, unspoken laws, and social rituals that permeated every element of her life, she found the whole thing rather boring. So, Mireska did what most rebellious children do: burn down her family estate and set off with her pet wisp Jex to live the life of a wandering grifter.