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Phantom Assassin

Popularity: #22

Leaderboard: #90

Ban Rank: #26

KDA Rank: #66

Blinks onto her foes with critical strikes

The moment she finds her prey, Phantom Assassin strikes. Instantly closing in on a target, she effortlessly dodges attacks as she relentlessly cuts away at her foe. Without warning, any one of her attacks could prove suddenly and brutally fatal.

Attributes
phantom assassin Image

418 +44/lvl

180 +20.4/lvl

Strength Image

19 +2/lvl

Agility Image

21 +3.4/lvl

Intelligence Image

15 +1.7/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

33 - 35 + 3.4/level (131.6 - 133.6 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

150

Attack

Armor:

1 + 0.6/level (18.4 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

310

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Use Stifling Dagger to secure creep lasthits.

Try to get to cornucopia in tough lanes and put a point in Blur on level 2. Otherwise you will need extra regen.

Opponents are likely to have a lot of stick charges so take that into account when playing aggressively.

You can disjoint most projectile spells and ranged attacks with Blur.

When farming dangerous areas or stacks, consider using Blur.

Make sure to max phantom_strike after stifling dagger for faster farming speed.

You typically want to focus on killing disabling supports and backliners at the start of the fight.

Check opponents' inventories for break effects and evasion-piercing items. Adjust playstyle and itemization.

Pick up aghanims shard if you need the break vs heroes like timbersaw/bristleback etc..

Counter Strategy

PA uses Stifling Dagger frequently to obtain lasthits. Buy Magic Stick and Magic Wand to get charges.

PA is weak against spell harass in early game. Manage your mana and pressure her

Armor items are good against PA as she is all about physical damage and armor reduction

Cheap items that allow you to survive PA's Phantom Strike are Ghost Scepter, Glimmer Cape and Eul's Scepter

Counter PA's Blur ability with items piercing through evasion, breaking passive or causing magical damage

PA can be killed by a well timed Blade Mail

Control power runes to prevent PA from getting double damage

Stats

Win Rate 47.3%
Pick Rate 13.3%

Facets

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Veiled One

Win Rate: 48.8%

Pick Rate: 72.0%

Blur is no longer dispelled when attacking and reduces mana costs during and after Blur.

Blur

Blur is no longer dispelled when attacking and reduces mana costs during and after Blur.

MANA COST REDUCTION DURING BLUR:

30%

BUFF DURATION AFTER BLUR:

5

MANA COST REDUCTION AFTER BLUR:

100%

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Methodical

Win Rate: 43.3%

Pick Rate: 28.0%

Coup de Grace procs every 6 attacks on the same hero or 4 attacks on non hero units.

Coup de Grace

Coup de Grace procs every 6 attacks on the same hero or 4 attacks on non hero units.

CRITICAL DAMAGE:

125%

Abilities

Q

Stifling Dagger

Throws a dagger slowing the enemy unit's movement speed, dealing 65 / 70 / 75 / 80+30 / 45 / 60 / 75 of Phantom Assassin's attack damage as physical damage and applying attack effects from items and abilities.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • move slow:-50

  • dagger speed:1200

  • duration:2.2 / 2.8 / 3.4 / 4

  • base damage:65 / 70 / 75 / 80

  • attack factor:-70 / -55 / -40 / -25

  • attack factor tooltip:30 / 45 / 60 / 75

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

-2s Stifling Dagger Cooldown

Talent tree branch

+20% Stifling Dagger Damage

Cool Down

6

Mana Cost

30

W

Phantom Strike

Teleports to a unit, friendly or enemy, and grants bonus attack speed while attacking if it's an enemy unit.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • BUFF:yes

  • bonus attack speed:100 / 130 / 160 / 190

  • duration:2.5

  • AbilityCastRange:1000

  • creep lifesteal penalty:40

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+0.5s Phantom Strike Duration

Talent tree branch

+200 Phantom Strike Cast Range

Talent tree branch

+60 Phantom Strike Attack Speed

Cool Down

11 / 9 / 7 / 5

Mana Cost

35 / 40 / 45 / 50

E

Blur

Phantom Assassin blurs her body, increasing her movement speed, causing her to be impossible to see until she attacks or comes near enemy heroes, towers, or outposts.

  • BUFF:yes

  • duration:30

  • radius:625 / 550 / 475 / 400

  • fade duration:0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1

  • break on attack:1

  • active movespeed bonus:3 / 6 / 9 / 12

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Causes Blur to have instant cast time and applies a dispel. Any time Phantom Assassin gets a hero kill, her abilities are refreshed. Reduces cooldown.

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

    Increases your movement speed by 40% while in Blur's active.

      Cool Down

      60 / 55 / 50 / 45

      Mana Cost

      50

      Coup de Grace

      Phantom Assassin refines her combat abilities, acquiring a chance of gaining Deadly Focus with each attack. When attacking with Deadly Focus, Phantom Assassin will consume the buff and guarantee a critical hit. Stifling Dagger has a bonus chance to cause Deadly Focus.

      • PASSIVE:Breakable

      • crit chance:17

      • dagger crit chance:34

      • crit bonus:200 / 325 / 450

      • duration:6 / 8 / 10

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

      +10% Coup de Grace chance

      Fan of Knives

      Phantom Assassin releases sharp blades around her, dealing a percentage of each victim's max health on impact and applying Break.

      • PASSIVE:No

      • DISPELLABLE:basic

      • pct health damage initial:28

      • pct health damage:2

      • degen:-50

      • duration:3

      • radius:550

      • projectile speed:1000

      • max damage initial:-1

      Cool Down

      15

      Mana Cost

      50

      Talents

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +0.5s Phantom Strike Duration

      -2s Stifling Dagger Cooldown

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +15% Immaterial Evasion

      +200 Phantom Strike Cast Range

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +20% Stifling Dagger Damage

      +60 Phantom Strike Attack Speed

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +10% Coup de Grace chance

      Triple Strike Stifling Dagger

      Lore

      Through a process of divination, children are selected for upbringing by the Sisters of the Veil, an order that considers assassination a sacred part of the natural order. The Veiled Sisters identify targets through meditation and oracular utterances. They accept no contracts, and never seem to pursue targets for political or mercenary reasons. Their killings bear no relation to any recognizable agenda, and can seem to be completely random: A figure of great power is no more likely to be eliminated than a peasant or a well digger. Whatever pattern the killings may contain, it is known only to them. They treat their victims as sacrifices, and death at their hand is considered an honor. Raised with no identity except that of their order, any Phantom Assassin can take the place of any other; their number is not known. Perhaps there are many, perhaps there are few. Nothing is known of what lies under the Phantom Veil. Except that this one, from time to time, when none are near enough to hear, is known to stir her veils with the forbidden whisper of her own name: Mortred.