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Pudge

Popularity: #1

Leaderboard: #12

Ban Rank: #8

KDA Rank: #77

Hooks and pulls enemies towards him

Each carefully aimed throw of Pudge's signature hook strikes fear into his foes. Pulling his enemies near to carve them with his cleavers, he gains additional health and damage with every kill, and soon becomes an unstoppable killer.

Attributes
pudge Image

550 +66/lvl

192 +21.6/lvl

Strength Image

25 +3/lvl

Agility Image

11 +1.4/lvl

Intelligence Image

16 +1.8/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

45 - 51 + 1.4/level (85.6 - 91.6 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

175

Attack

Armor:

0 + 0.2/level (5.8 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

280

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

You can hook runes. Try to hook an enemy into your allies at the intial bounty rune.

During the laning stage don't play only around the Hook, also use your hero's tankiness and high base damage.

Try to keep the creep equilibrium close to your tower, so you can hook your enemies under the tower.

Meat Hook destroys creeps instantly, except for ancients. Protect your tower by hooking the catapult.

You can heal up signicantly by dismembering a high HP creep.

Find a partner and use smokes to find pick-offs.

Blink Dagger and Aghanim's Shard combined allow you to save your allies instantly.

Fight around vision so you can land your Hooks more easily.

Counter Strategy

Be aware of Pudge's camp spots and place observer wards to cover those spots

Be careful when playing close to enemy towers because a simple hook with tower damage can easily get you killed

Physical damage is strong against Pudge as he has low armor

Anti-magic damage items are good against pudge

Armor reducing items are great for bursting Pudge

Stats

Win Rate 52.9%
Pick Rate 30.1%

Facets

meat icon

Fresh Meat

Win Rate: 52.8%

Pick Rate: 49.2%

Dismember increases Strength when dealing damage to heroes.

Dismember

Dismember increases Strength when dealing damage to heroes.

STRENGTH INCREASE:

1/3/5

STRENGTH DURATION:

12

pudge_hook icon

Flayer's Hook

Win Rate: 52.9%

Pick Rate: 50.8%

Meat Hook deals bonus damage based on the distance pulled, but base damage is reduced.

Meat Hook

Meat Hook deals bonus damage based on the distance pulled, but base damage is reduced.

DAMAGE:

80/120/160/200

CAST RANGE:

+15%

DISTANCE AS DAMAGE:

12%/18%/24%/30%

Abilities

Q

Meat Hook

Launches a bloody hook toward a unit or location. The hook will snag the first unit it encounters, dragging the unit back to Pudge, killing it if it's a non-ancient creep and dealing damage if it is an enemy otherwise.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • damage:150 / 220 / 290 / 360

  • hook speed:1600

  • hook width:100

  • hook distance:1300

  • vision radius:500 / 500 / 500 / 500

  • vision duration:4 / 4 / 4 / 4

Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

+150 Meat Hook Damage

Talent tree branch

-4s Meat Hook Cooldown

Cool Down

18 / 16 / 14 / 12

Mana Cost

110

W

Rot

A toxic cloud that deals intense damage and slows movement--harming not only enemy units but Pudge himself.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • rot radius:250

  • rot tick:0.2

  • rot slow:-14 / -20 / -26 / -32

  • rot damage:30 / 60 / 90 / 120

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Increases Rot radius and damage, and causes it to reduce enemy health regen.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +15% Rot Slow

    E

    Meat Shield

    Pudge covers himself with a layer of flesh that blocks damage of any type taken from any source.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • damage block:8 / 14 / 20 / 26

    • duration:5 / 6 / 7 / 8

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    x1.5x Flesh Heap and Meat Shield bonuses

    Cool Down

    20 / 19 / 18 / 17

    Mana Cost

    50 / 60 / 70 / 80

    R

    Dismember

    CHANNELED - Pudge chows down on an enemy unit, disabling it and dealing damage over time. Damage is increased by Pudge's Strength and heals him for the total amount. Pudge pulls the unit at a rate of 75 units, up to a minimum of 125 range.

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:strong

    • DEBUFF:yes

    • dismember damage:80 / 100 / 120

    • strength damage:0.3 / 0.6 / 0.9

    • ticks:6

    • pull units per second:75

    • pull distance limit:125

    • animation rate:1.5

    • AbilityChannelTime:2.75 / 2.75 / 2.75

    • order lock duration:2.75

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

    Decreases cooldown, and allows targeting an ally with bonus cast range to swallow them and heal them for a percentage of their max health per second.

    • AbilityCooldown:-5

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +0.75s Dismember Duration

    Talent tree branch

    x1.5x Dismember Damage/Heal

    Cool Down

    30 / 25 / 20

    Mana Cost

    100 / 130 / 170

    Talents

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +5 Armor

    +15% Rot Slow

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +8% Spell Lifesteal

    +150 Meat Hook Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +0.75s Dismember Duration

    -4s Meat Hook Cooldown

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    x1.5x Dismember Damage/Heal

    x1.5x Flesh Heap and Meat Shield bonuses

    Lore

    In the Fields of Endless Carnage, far to the south of Quoidge, a corpulent figure works tirelessly through the night--dismembering, disembowelling, piling up the limbs and viscera of the fallen that the battlefield might be clear by dawn. In this cursed realm, nothing can decay or decompose; no corpse may ever return to the earth from which it sprang, no matter how deep you dig the grave. Flocked by carrion birds who need him to cut their meals into beak-sized chunks, Pudge the Butcher hones his skills with blades that grow sharper the longer he uses them. Swish, swish, thunk. Flesh falls from the bone; tendons and ligaments part like wet paper. And while he always had a taste for the butchery, over the ages, Pudge has developed a taste for its byproduct as well. Starting with a gobbet of muscle here, a sip of blood there...before long he was thrusting his jaws deep into the toughest of torsos, like a dog gnawing at rags. Even those who are beyond fearing the Reaper, fear the Butcher.