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Popularity: #108

Leaderboard: #62

Ban Rank: #73

KDA Rank: #11

Shapeshifts into a ferocious beast

As a man or as a wolf, Lycan devastates enemies with sharp claws and deadly jaws. Summoning stealthy wolves to scout ahead or assault a foe, his wolf transformation grants him the speed and strength to run down his enemies, or escape an ambush.

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572 +66/lvl

276 +14.4/lvl

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26 +3/lvl

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18 +1.8/lvl

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23 +1.2/lvl



4 - 9 + 1.3/level (41.7 - 46.7 at level 30)






0 + 0.3/level (8.7 at level 30)














Rush Helm of Iron Will to solve your health sustain issues.

You can scout enemy whereabouts with Wolves before the 0 minute runes and check for the mid lane ward.

Focus on securing last hits and denying as you have extra damage from the Wolves and Feral Impulse.

Avoid feeding summons to opponents. Deny them or send them away, perhaps to block a camp or control a rune.

Lycan's laning power spike is Helm of Dominator and level 6. Try to get a kill or force the enemy out of the lane and you can take the tower fast.

Delay death of the 5 minute catapult wave to meet Helm of the Dominator and level 6 power spike.

Take control of a neutral creep with a stun or root with the Helm of the Dominator so the opponents cant teleport out.

When dominated creep is about to die, you can overtake another one and deny gold and experience to opponents.

When not much is happening, push out the sidelines with summons. Black Dragon is particularly good for that.

Lycan is great at killing Roshan due to summons, Howl and auras. Bring him down by the 20 minute mark.

Consider using wolves to scout in mid to late game. You can deny runes as well.

Aghanim's Scepter's Wolf Bite is a huge buff for one of your right-clicking cores.

In tough late game scenarios resort to ratting, Aghanim's Shard will keep your lanes pushed in and make it easier to rat.

Look to isolate and kill enemy supports quickly in fights as they will find it hard to kite you without items.

Counter Strategy

Lycan is a low armor hero. Pressure him with your right-clicks.

Try to kill the wolves, especially when they are on low levels.

Be aware of Lycan's level 6 and Helm of Dominator timing.

Lycan and his summons do a lot of damage to buildings. Organize defense quickly.

Lycan is a snowbally hero and falls off. Look to extend the game. Don't be greedy with items.

Crimson Guard and armor items are great against the physical damage output of Lycan and his units.

Lycan is great at split-pushing and ratting. Consider getting Boots of Travel on a core.

Lycan is able to kill Roshan early on. Ward and check Roshpit.


Win Rate 49.6%
Pick Rate 2.6%


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Pack Leader

Win Rate: 50.7%

Pick Rate: 24.9%

Enemy heroes killed by Lycan or his units extend Shapeshift duration.


Movement and critical strike bonuses are also applied to all units under Lycan's control. Enemy heroes killed by Lycan or his units extends Shapeshift duration by 5s.

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Spirit Wolves

Win Rate: 49.2%

Pick Rate: 75.1%

Summon Wolves creates invulnerable non-attacking wolves that buff Lycan's health and attack damage.

Summon Wolves

Summoned Wolves are invulnerable and uncontrollable spirits that do not attack, but provide health and damage bonuses to Lycan.





Summon Wolves

Summons 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 wolves to aid Lycan in battle


  • AbilityManaCost:115 / 120 / 125 / 130

  • wolf index:1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  • wolf duration:50

  • wolf bat:1.2 / 1.1 / 1 / 0.9

  • wolf damage:23 / 29 / 35 / 41

  • wolf hp:325 / 375 / 425 / 475

  • bash chance:15

  • bash duration:1

  • wolf count:2 / 2 / 2 / 2

  • health per wolf:50 / 100 / 150 / 200

  • damage per wolf:6 / 12 / 18 / 24

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Causes one of your creep waves to include one uncontrollable wolf that moves with the wave. Additionally, wolves spawned this way may Cripple towers.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +10 Wolves Damage

    Talent tree branch

    +350 Summon Wolves Health

    Talent tree branch

    +2 Wolves Summoned

    Cool Down

    30 / 30 / 30 / 30



    Strikes fear into enemies, reducing armor and attack damage of all enemies within 2000 range of Lycan and his wolves. At night, Howl's armor and attack damage reductions are global.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • DEBUFF:yes

    • howl duration:8

    • attack damage reduction:25 / 30 / 35 / 40

    • armor:4 / 5 / 6 / 7

    • radius:2000

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +3 Howl Armor Reduction

    Talent tree branch

    Howl Reduces Total Attack Damage

    Cool Down

    22 / 20 / 18 / 16

    Mana Cost


    Feral Impulse

    Increases the HP regeneration and damage of Lycan and all units under his control.

    • PASSIVE:Breakable

    • bonus damage:10 / 20 / 30 / 40

    • bonus hp regen:1 / 3 / 5 / 7

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +25% Feral Impulse Damage



    Lycan assumes his lupine form, granting him critical strikes and added vision at night. During Shapeshift, Lycan moves at increased speed and cannot be slowed.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • duration:25

    • speed:550

    • bonus night vision:1000

    • transformation time:1.1

    • crit chance:40

    • crit multiplier:160 / 200 / 240

    • health bonus:250 / 350 / 450

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +6s Shapeshift Duration

    Cool Down

    110 / 100 / 90

    Mana Cost


    Wolf Bite

    Lycan bites an ally, granting them Shapeshift properties. Lycan and the bitten target gain 40 Lifesteal and share the healing effect of Lifesteal with each other as long as they are within 1200 range of each other.

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • BUFF:yes

    • lifesteal percent:40

    • creep penalty:0.4

    • lifesteal range:1200

    • attack range:150

    Cool Down

    110 / 100 / 90

    Mana Cost



    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +3 Howl Armor Reduction

    +10 Wolves Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +350 Summon Wolves Health

    -15s Shapeshift Cooldown

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +6s Shapeshift Duration

    +25% Feral Impulse Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    Howl Reduces Total Attack Damage

    +2 Wolves Summoned


    Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the landed castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the Fall, as the King's wants grew strange, and his court grew crowded with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the avarice of the throne. No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates. And then came the teeth behind the old truth: When you strike a king's neck, you had better take his head. Enraged by the betrayal, the king exterminated the vast Ambry bloodline, sparing only the lord of the house and his youngest son, Banehallow. Before all the royal court, with the disgraced lord chained to the ornate marble floor, the King bade his magicians transform the boy into a wolf so that he might tear out his own father's throat. "Do this," the king said, "so that Lord Ambry will understand the bite of betrayal." Powerful magic was invoked, and the child was transformed. But though his body was changed, his spirit remained intact, and instead of biting the exposed neck of his father, he attacked his handlers, tearing them to pieces. A dozen of the King's knights perished under the wolf's teeth before they managed to drive it off into the night. Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword. Now the heir to the lost house of Ambry, Banehallow wanders the trail as the Lycan, part warrior, part wolf, in search of justice for all that he lost.