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Queen of Pain

Popularity: #58

Leaderboard: #94

Ban Rank: #106

KDA Rank: #11

Blinks in to deal massive magical damage

Queen of Pain strikes without warning, destroying gathered foes with deafening screams. Should an enemy survive her onslaught, she slows their escape with a throw of her dagger before finishing them off.

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396 +52.8/lvl

300 +40.8/lvl

Strength Image

18 +2.4/lvl

Agility Image

22 +2.5/lvl

Intelligence Image

25 +3.4/lvl



26 - 32 + 2.5/level (98.5 - 104.5 at level 30)






0 + 0.4/level (11.6 at level 30)














Use Scream of Pain to secure ranged creeps and hit opponents at the same time.

Avoid overinvesting points in Shadow Strike. It will make your farming and midgame fights hard.

When in trouble, blink into fog, into treelines or over cliffs.

Look around for opportunities to gank once you have Sonic Wave and control runes.

Blink or position yourself in such a way that you land a multi-hero Sonic Wave in the fights.

When not much is happening, push out the sidelines.

Pick up Aghanim's Shard around minute 15 as it provides silence and extra damage. Using it on creep waves also gives you instant wave clear when paired with Scream of Pain.

Aghanims scepter is very strong in teamfights. Try to get it at an early timing.

Counter Strategy

Queen of Pain's Shadow Strike is a great harassing spell. Buy extra consumables or dodge it if your hero has a spell that can.

Look to play aggressively on Queen of Pain once her Blink is on cooldown. She's very squishy.

Control power runes against Queen of Pain. She likes to bottle and gank with those.

Be aware of Queen of Pain's Orchid Malevolence timing. She can solo kill most of the heroes with it.

Avoid fighting in choke spots and clumping up against Queen of Pain's Sonic Wave.

Spell immunity and magic resistance items are quite good against Queen of Pain.


Win Rate 47.1%
Pick Rate 7.1%


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Win Rate: 47.4%

Pick Rate: 60.8%

Queen of Pain gains Spell Lifesteal that increases with proximity to her enemies.

Minimum of 12% at 800 range, increasing to 18% at 300 range.

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Win Rate: 46.7%

Pick Rate: 39.2%

Queen of Pain has bonus Spell Amplification but a percentage of her spell damage is reflected back to her.







Shadow Strike

Hurls a poisoned dagger which deals large initial damage, and then deals damage over time. The poisoned unit has its movement speed slowed for 16 seconds. An instance of damage is dealt every 3 seconds.

  • AFFECTS:unit



  • DEBUFF:yes

  • strike damage:30 / 60 / 90 / 120

  • duration damage:20 / 40 / 60 / 80

  • movement slow:-20% / -35% / -50% / -65%

  • projectile speed:900

  • damage interval:3

  • duration:16

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-1s Shadow Strike Damage Interval

Talent tree branch

+40 Attack Speed against Shadow Striked units

Cool Down

13 / 10 / 7 / 4

Mana Cost

125 / 130 / 135 / 140



Short distance teleportation that allows Queen of Pain to move in and out of combat.


  • min blink range:200

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Releases a sonic boom when Queen of Pain blinks, at both her starting and ending locations. Deals 125 damage in a 300 AoE and silences the target for 1.75 seconds.

    Cool Down

    12 / 10 / 8 / 6

    Mana Cost



    Scream Of Pain

    The Queen of Pain lets loose a piercing scream around her, damaging nearby enemies.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • area of effect:600

    • projectile speed:900

    • damage:75 / 150 / 225 / 300

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    +100 Scream of Pain Damage

    Cool Down

    7.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 6

    Mana Cost



    Sonic Wave

    Creates a gigantic wave of sound in front of Queen of Pain, dealing heavy damage to all enemy units in its wake and pushing them back.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • starting aoe:100

    • distance:900

    • final aoe:450

    • speed:900

    • damage:350 / 500 / 650

    • tick rate:0.1

    • knockback distance:350

    • knockback duration:1.4

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    -45s Sonic Wave Cooldown

    Talent tree branch

    +250 Sonic Wave Damage

    Cool Down

    110 / 95 / 80

    Mana Cost

    250 / 400 / 550


    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +20 Damage

    +8 Strength

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    -1s Shadow Strike Damage Interval

    +40 Attack Speed against Shadow Striked units

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +100 Scream of Pain Damage

    -45s Sonic Wave Cooldown

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    -2s Blink Cooldown

    +250 Sonic Wave Damage


    The Ecclesiast-King of Elze nursed a desire for pain--forbidden pain. In a less prominent political figure, such desires might be considered unwise, but in a monarch of his stature, to satisfy such thirsts would have threatened the virtue of the Divine Throne itself. Therefore he turned to his dungeon full of demonologists, promising freedom to whoever could summon a personal succubus of torment and bind it entirely to his service. The creature who arrived, Akasha by name, visited upon him such exquisite torments that he named her his Secret Queen, and he began to spend all his spare moments submitting to her clever torments--eventually abdicating all his responsibilities in his pursuit of the painful pleasures that only she could bring. Queen of Pain could bring him to the brink of death, but she was rune-bound to keep him alive. At last the King's neglect of state brought on an uprising. He was dragged from his chamber and hurled from the Tower of Invocations, and at the moment of death, Queen of Pain was let loose into the world, freed from servitude--freed to visit her sufferings on anyone she deigned to notice.