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Io

Popularity: #88

Leaderboard: #64

Ban Rank: #66

KDA Rank: #77

Links to its allies to buff them

Io has a talent for making allies more effective. A powerful companion, the wisp's tether speeds allies and stops enemies. Capable of linking to and teleporting across the battlefield with an ally, Io can make a dangerous ally even deadlier.

Attributes
io Image

374 +59.4/lvl

276 +20.4/lvl

Strength Image

17 +2.7/lvl

Agility Image

14 +1.6/lvl

Intelligence Image

23 +1.7/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

4 - 10 + 1.1/level (35.9 - 41.9 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

500

Attack

Armor:

1 + 0.3/level (9.7 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

320

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Tether breaks trees which is useful at making tree line paths or optimize farming routes.

Make sure to have spare consumables with you to keep your laning partner healthy.

Look around the map for opportunities to Relocate in and prompt your teammates to setup kills.

Past laning stage, you typically want to play with a core on your team who plays aggressively and utilizes their HP and mana pool while you buff them with Tether and Overcharge.

Avoid showing yourself at the start of the fight as you are number 1 target for opponents.

When using Relocate to save an ally consider relocating nearby to be able to re-engage faster.

You can use Relocate to push out a wave or rat a tower when not much is happening around the map.

Pick up Aghanims Shard later in the game to gain spell lifesteal and slow resistance through Overcharge for yourself and your Tethered ally.

Io is one of the best Cheese carriers in the game as you can extract double the value through the Tether.

Grab the healing lotus to have a burst of HP and mana regen for yourself and the tethered ally.

Past laning stage, if you do not have fighting core hero on your team, look to play with your farming core to boost his farm and stack camps.

Counter Strategy

Someone should buy Spirit Vessel against Io to offset healing and regeneration.

Harass either Io or his laning partner, not both equally.

Relocate can be cancelled by disabling or silencing Io during channel time.

Focus Io in the fights as he's good at sustaining and saving his cores.

Gap closing items will help you get on top of Io.

Items that reduce healing and regeneration are great against Io.

Be careful about Io's ratting potential with Relocate.

Stats

Win Rate 49.5%
Pick Rate 4.0%

Facets

damage icon

Kritzkrieg

Win Rate: 49.3%

Pick Rate: 79.3%

Overcharge grants attack speed and spell amplification to Io and any Tethered allies.

Overcharge

Overcharge grants attack speed and spell amplification to Io and any Tethered allies.

ATTACK SPEED:

35/60/85/110

SPELL AMPLIFICATION:

8%/10%/12%/14%

armor icon

Medigun

Win Rate: 50.2%

Pick Rate: 20.7%

Overcharge grants armor and magic resistance to Io and any Tethered allies.

Overcharge

Overcharge grants armor and magic resistance to Io and any Tethered allies.

ARMOR:

4/7/10/13

MAGIC RESISTANCE:

12%/18%/24%/30%

Abilities

Q

Tether

Tethers Io to an allied unit, granting bonus movement speed to both. When Io restores health or mana, the tethered unit gains a portion of that amount. The tether breaks when the allied unit moves too far away, or Io cancels the tether. Tether slows and damages enemies touching it.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • BUFF:yes

  • radius:1000

  • movespeed:6 / 8 / 10 / 12

  • latch distance:700

  • latch speed:1000

  • tether heal amp:60 / 80 / 100 / 120

  • tether mana amp:60 / 80 / 100 / 120

  • movement slow:10% / 20% / 30% / 40% / 0%

  • slow duration:0.2

  • damage:15 / 25 / 35 / 45

  • tick rate:0.5

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Tether stuns enemies touching it for 1.75 seconds and deals 150 damage. Does not affect the same unit more than once every 7 seconds. Increases movement speed bonus by 8%%.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +15% Tether Enemy Move/Attack Slow

    Talent tree branch

    +5% Tether Movement Speed

    Talent tree branch

    Attack Tethered Ally's Target (75% damage)

    Cool Down

    12

    Mana Cost

    40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40

    W

    Spirits

    Summon five particle spirits that dance in a circle around Io. If a particle collides with an enemy hero, it explodes, damaging all enemy units in an area around it. Creeps take minor damage from touching a particle spirit, but do not cause them to explode. When its duration ends, any remaining Spirits explode.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • creep damage:12 / 18 / 24 / 30

    • hero damage:30 / 50 / 70 / 90

    • revolution time:5 / 5 / 5 / 5

    • min range:200

    • max range:650

    • hero hit radius:110

    • explode radius:360

    • hit radius:150 / 150 / 150 / 150

    • spirit movement rate:250 / 250 / 250 / 250

    • spirit duration:19 / 19 / 19 / 19

    • spirit amount:5

    • AbilityManaCost:100 / 110 / 120 / 130

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

    Spirits now passively spawn around Io constantly every second up to the max. Spirits colliding with enemy Heroes slows them briefly. Can be activated to explode spirits.

    • slow pct:15

    • slow duration:0.3

    • AbilityCooldown:-50%

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +60 Spirits Hero Damage

    Cool Down

    26 / 24 / 22 / 20

    E

    Overcharge

    Io gains health regeneration based on max health. If Io is Tethered to an ally, that unit also gains any bonuses granted by Overcharge.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • hp regen:0.5 / 0.6 / 0.7 / 0.8

    • duration:8

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

    Grants Overcharge Slow Resistance. Io also gains Spell Lifesteal and can now share Spell Lifesteal with its tethered target.

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

      +0.2% Overcharge Max HP Regen Bonus

      Cool Down

      25 / 22 / 19 / 16

      Mana Cost

      40 / 60 / 80 / 100

      R

      Relocate

      Teleports Io and a tethered ally to any location. After the spell expires, Io and the tethered ally will return to their original location. Double-click to teleport to your team's base fountain.

      • PASSIVE:No

      • cast delay:3.5 / 3.25 / 3

      • return time:12 / 12 / 12

      Cool Down

      100 / 90 / 80

      Mana Cost

      175

      Talents

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +15% Tether Enemy Move/Attack Slow

      +12 Attack Damage to Tethered Units

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +5% Tether Movement Speed

      +60 Spirits Hero Damage

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +0.2% Overcharge Max HP Regen Bonus

      -30s Relocate Cooldown

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +400 Health to Tethered Units

      Attack Tethered Ally's Target (75% damage)

      Lore

      Io is everywhere, and in all things. Denounced by enemies as the great unmaker, worshiped by scholars as the twinkling of a divine eye, this strange Wisp of life-force occupies all planes at once, the merest fraction of its being crossing into physical existence at any one moment. Like the great twin riders Dark and Light, and yet another ancient traveler whose true history is lost to the ages, Io the Wisp is a Fundamental of the universe, a force older than time, a wanderer from realms far beyond mortal understanding. Io is nothing less than the sum of all attractive and repulsive forces within the material field, a sentient manifestation of the charge that bind existence together. It is only in the controlled warping of these electrical waylines that Io's presence can be experienced on the physical plane. A benevolent, cooperative force, Io bonds its strange magnetism to others so that the power of allies might be enhanced. Its motives inscrutable, its strength unimaginable, Io moves through the physical plane, the perfect expression of the mysteries of the universe.