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Night Stalker

Popularity: #44

Leaderboard: #5

Ban Rank: #33

KDA Rank: #11

Enpowered by the shadows of nightfall

Once the sun goes down, Night Stalker's hunt begins. Charging through the shadowy forests, he snares prey in a slowing void as he tears them to shreds. Should sunrise threaten to end his terror, he can darken the skies to extend his onslaught.

Attributes
night stalker Image

506 +66/lvl

180 +19.2/lvl

Strength Image

23 +3/lvl

Agility Image

18 +2.2/lvl

Intelligence Image

15 +1.6/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

40 - 44 + 2.2/level (103.8 - 107.8 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

150

Attack

Armor:

2 + 0.4/level (13.6 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

295

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Run to mid as you load into the game and scout for opponents' midlaner placing observer ward.

Night Stalker has great night vision but very limited day vision.

Look to survive through the first 5 minutes of the game and ideally have phase boots as the night hits.

Use Void to secure ranged creep lasthits.

Try to manipulate creep lane equilibrium to get it closer to your tower during the day time.

Keep a skill point or opt to skill Crippling Fear as the first night approaches if it is necessary to score a kill.

Play and farm aggressively during the night time and provide additional vision for your team.

When going for a kill, be careful with Voiding right away as the opponent might just teleport out.

Avoid fighting when it's daytime and Dark Ascension is down, play defensively or push out lanes.

Prioritize dealing with backliners and supports in fights, especially once you have Blink Dagger.

Counter Strategy

Night Stalker is weak in the first 5 minutes of the game. Pressure him early.

Night Stalker will fight you at the 5 minute mark, as night time will hit.

Night Stalker's Dark Ascension will allow him to see you inside or behind trees.

Look to fight during daytime and when Dark Ascension is down.

Force Staff and Hurricane Pike are great items against Night Stalker's Crippling Fear.

Break effects remove Hunter in the Night and Nightstalker becomes significantly weaker.

Stats

Win Rate 54.0%
Pick Rate 9.1%

Facets

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Blinding Void

Win Rate: 55.1%

Pick Rate: 28.9%

Enemies affected by Void do not share vision with their allies. Affected enemies take damage per second when they are not visible to their allies.

Void

Enemies affected by Void do not share vision with their allies. Affected enemies take damage per second when they are not visible to their allies.

DAMAGE PER SECOND WHEN NOT VISIBLE:

50

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Night Reign

Win Rate: 53.6%

Pick Rate: 71.1%

The game now starts at night instead of day. Night is longer than day.

DAYTIME REDUCTION:

-15

NIGHTTIME EXTENSION:

15

Abilities

Q

Void

Creates a damaging void that slows an enemy unit, reduces its vision and deals damage. At night, Void also mini-stuns, interrupting channeling abilities, and its effects lasts longer.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • damage:80 / 160 / 240 / 320

  • duration day:1.25

  • duration night:2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4

  • movespeed slow:-50

  • attackspeed slow:-50

  • vision penalty:100 / 200 / 300 / 400

  • invisible damage tickrate:0.1

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+80 Void Damage

Cool Down

11 / 10 / 9 / 8

Mana Cost

90 / 95 / 100 / 105

W

Crippling Fear

Night Stalker horrifies all nearby enemies, causing them to become silenced and take damage over time while near him. The effect lasts longer at night.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • duration day:3

  • duration night:4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6

  • mana interval:1

  • radius:375

  • dps:25 / 30 / 35 / 40

  • tick rate:0.1

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+20 Crippling Fear DPS

Cool Down

30 / 25 / 20 / 15

Mana Cost

50

Hunter in the Night

Night Stalker is in his element at night, attacking and moving with great swiftness.

  • PASSIVE:Breakable

  • bonus movement speed pct night:22 / 28 / 34 / 40

  • bonus attack speed night:20 / 40 / 60 / 80

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Hunter in the Night may be cast on a creep, instantly killing it and restoring some of Night Stalker's maximum health and mana. Cannot target ancients during the daytime.

  • AbilityManaCost:50

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+35% Hunter in the Night Status Resistance

Talent tree branch

+100 Hunter In The Night Attack Speed

R

Dark Ascension

Night Stalker smothers the sun and summons instant darkness, so that he might use his powers at their fullest. Refreshes the cooldown of all non-ultimate abilities when cast. Night Stalker gains flight and bonus damage during this time. Has unobstructed vision.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • duration:30

  • bonus damage:50 / 100 / 150

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+8s Dark Ascension Duration

Talent tree branch

+25 Dark Ascension Damage

Cool Down

140 / 135 / 130

Mana Cost

125 / 175 / 225

Talents

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+80 Void Damage

+8s Dark Ascension Duration

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+25 Dark Ascension Damage

+35% Hunter in the Night Status Resistance

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+20 Crippling Fear DPS

+20 Strength

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+100 Hunter In The Night Attack Speed

-50s Dark Ascension Cooldown

Lore

Of the Night Stalker, there is no history, only stories. There are ancient tales woven into the lore of every race and every culture, of an impossible time before sunlight and daytime, when night reigned alone and the world was covered with the creatures of darkness--creatures like Balanar the Night Stalker. It is said that on the dawn of the First Day, all the night creatures perished. All, that is, save one. Evil's embodiment, Night Stalker delights in his malevolence. He created the primal role of the Night Terror, the Boogeyman, and as long as there have been younglings, his is the specter summoned to terrify them. This is a role he relishes; nor are these empty theatrics. He does indeed stalk the unwary, the defenseless, those who have strayed beyond the lighted paths or denied the warnings of their communities. Night Stalker serves as living proof that every child's worst nightmare....is true.