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Magnus

Popularity: #64

Leaderboard: #116

Ban Rank: #83

KDA Rank: #92

Charges in to reposition his enemies

Enemies who are foolish enough to gather learn to fear the horn of Magnus. Able to pull nearby foes together, he can batter them with empowered attacks or skewer them with his horn to bring them before his merciless allies.

Attributes
magnus Image

550 +68.2/lvl

240 +19.2/lvl

Strength Image

25 +3.1/lvl

Agility Image

9 +2/lvl

Intelligence Image

20 +1.6/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

9 - 17 + 1.4/level (49.6 - 57.6 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

200

Attack

Armor:

1 + 0.3/level (9.7 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

305

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Skewer destroys trees which can be useful against certain heroes.

When fighting close to pillars and cliffs, consider Skewering opponents on them.

Magnus has huge base damage that is further amplified by Empower. Use to win the lane last hit wise.

When an opponent is close to your tower, consider making Shockwave into Skewer play.

Ask your teammates to make stacks for you as you can clear them with ease once Empower is maxed out.

Consider turning during Reverse Polarity animation to be able to Skewer stunned units towards allies right away.

Don't rotate too much. Focus on farming Blink Dagger and then start playing more actively.

Once you have Blink Dagger, make use of it immediately before opponents are able to scout it.

Avoid showing yourself at the start of the fight. Wait for opponents to clump up and do your combo.

Pick up Aghanims Shard later in the game to boost your farming speed, damage output, and control.

Counter Strategy

Be careful not to get Skewered by Magnus under the opponent's tower.

Empower is a great farming buff for Magnus and his melee cores. Contest their jungle and block camps.

Be aware of Magnus's Blink Dagger timing. Look to cancel his Dagger in the fights.

Avoid fighting in choke spots and clumping up against Blink Dagger into Reverse Polarity combos.

Reverse Polarity has a long cooldown. Look to fight opponents when it is down.

Status resistance items shorten the disable duration of Reverse Polarity.

Having Aegis on a core hero is a protection against Reverse Polarity. Kill Roshan on the first chance.

Stats

Win Rate 44.7%
Pick Rate 6.4%

Facets

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Run Through

Win Rate: 44.8%

Pick Rate: 97.2%

Skewer deals bonus damage when pushing enemies through trees and cliffs.

Skewer

Deals additional damage when skewering enemies into trees or cliffs.

TREE HIT DAMAGE:

10/15/20/25

CLIFF HIT DAMAGE:

40/60/80/100

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Reverse Reverse Polarity

Win Rate: 40.1%

Pick Rate: 2.8%

Reverse Polarity pushes enemies away all around Magnus instead of pulling enemies that are in front of him.

Reverse Polarity

Reverse Polarity pushes enemies away all around Magnus instead of pulling enemies that are in front of him.

PULL RADIUS:

-100%

EFFECT RADIUS:

700

MAX KNOCKBACK DISTANCE:

850

Abilities

Q

Shockwave

Magnus sends out a wave of force, damaging enemy units in a line, pulling them towards him, and slowing them for a brief period.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • shock speed:1200

  • shock width:200

  • shock damage:90 / 160 / 230 / 300

  • movement slow:75

  • slow duration:2

  • pull duration:0.2

  • pull distance:150

  • basic slow duration:0.7 / 0.8 / 0.9 / 1

  • AbilityCastRange:1200

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Increases range, and causes Shockwave to return towards the caster's original cast location after reaching max length, hitting enemies a second time for undefined of the damage.

  • shock speed:400

  • return damage pct:75

  • AbilityCastRange:400

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+0.5s Shockwave Slow Duration

Talent tree branch

+125 Shockwave Damage

Cool Down

13 / 12 / 11 / 10

Mana Cost

75

W

Empower

Gives an allied unit bonus damage and cleave on attack. Magnus receives 50 larger bonus.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • BUFF:yes

  • AbilityCastRange:800

  • empower duration:30 / 33 / 36 / 39

  • bonus damage pct:16 / 24 / 32 / 40

  • cleave damage pct:16 / 24 / 32 / 40

  • cleave starting width:150

  • cleave ending width:360

  • cleave distance:650

  • self multiplier:50

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+10s Empower Duration

Talent tree branch

+10% Empower Damage/Cleave

Cool Down

8

Mana Cost

45 / 55 / 65 / 75

E

Skewer

Magnus rushes forward, goring enemy units on his massive tusk. Heroes hit on the way will be dragged to the destination, then damaged and affected by slowed movement and attack speed.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • skewer speed:900

  • range:900 / 975 / 1050 / 1125

  • slow pct:20 / 30 / 40 / 50

  • skewer radius:145

  • slow duration:3.25

  • skewer damage:75 / 150 / 225 / 300

  • tree radius:200

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-5s Skewer Cooldown

Talent tree branch

+275 Skewer Range

Cool Down

22 / 20 / 18 / 16

Mana Cost

80 / 80 / 80 / 80

R

Reverse Polarity

Magnus changes properties of matter, pulling all nearby enemies in front of him and stunning them with a damaging slam.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:strong

  • pull radius:430

  • polarity damage:100 / 200 / 300

  • hero stun duration:2.5 / 3 / 3.5

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+12 All Stats per hero hit with Reverse Polarity

Talent tree branch

+0.8s Reverse Polarity Stun Duration

Cool Down

120

Mana Cost

150 / 225 / 300

Horn Toss

Magnus tosses any enemies in front of him, launching them to his rear. Enemies take damage, spend 0.6 seconds in the air, and are stunned while in the air and an additional amount of time after landing.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • damage:300

  • radius:325

  • air duration:0.6

  • air height:300

  • slow duration:2

  • pull offset:75

  • destination offset:175

  • pull angle:230

  • horn toss slow pct:100

  • stun duration:0.75

Cool Down

30

Mana Cost

100

Talents

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+10s Empower Duration

+0.5s Shockwave Slow Duration

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+12 All Stats per hero hit with Reverse Polarity

-5s Skewer Cooldown

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+125 Shockwave Damage

+275 Skewer Range

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+10% Empower Damage/Cleave

+0.8s Reverse Polarity Stun Duration

Lore

The master-smiths of Mt. Joerlak agree on only a single point: that the horn of a magnoceros is more precious than any alloy. And of all such horns, the largest and sharpest belongs to the beast they call Magnus. For half a generation, Magnus took easy sport goring hunters come to claim the treasures of his kin. Each time he would return to his cave with hooves and horns stained red, until his Matriarch urged him and all their kin to seek refuge to the north beyond the shadow of the mountain. But Magnus scoffed, having never failed to defend his people. The magnoceroi would stay, he decided, for a magnoceros does not believe in chance... nor does it ever change its mind. But when Mt. Joerlak erupted without warning, and half his kin perished in the fire and ash, Magnus changed his mind after all. The survivors pushed north, until they reached a blockade watched over by a hundred hunters armed with bow and steel. Magnus expected no less. He led his fiercest brothers and sisters in a charge against their enemies, and fought with a ferocity matched only by the fire-spewing mountain at his back. Meanwhile the magnoceros elders, mothers, and calves vanished into the drifts. The master-smiths are divided about what happened next. Some say Magnus reunited with his kin, while others claim he suffered mortal injuries and expired alongside the body of his Matriarch. Neither theory is correct. Magnus did vow to rejoin his kin...but only after seeking out those responsible for the eruption of Mt. Joerlak and watching them die upon his horn, for a magnoceros does not believe in chance.