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Skywrath Mage

Popularity: #48

Leaderboard: #32

Ban Rank: #88

KDA Rank: #35

Casts high damage magical spells on a single target

Deadly and fragile in equal measure, Skywrath Mage quickly destroys his enemies with a barrage of powerful magic. He silences foes while increasing their vulnerability to spells, meaning he has no trouble vaporizing any who stand against him.

Attributes
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462 +44/lvl

276 +49.2/lvl

Strength Image

21 +2/lvl

Agility Image

13 +0.8/lvl

Intelligence Image

23 +4.1/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

16 - 26 + 0.8/level (39.2 - 49.2 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

625

Attack

Armor:

-2 + 0.1/level (0.9 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

325

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Skywrath Mage is very squishy, so be mindful about your positioning.

Use Arcane Bolt or Concussive Shot to secure ranged creep last hits.

Cast your spells from fog whenever you can if opponents have magic sticks.

Find a ganking partner that can set up your Mystic Flare and burn smokes with him.

In fights, focus on dropping Mystic Flare on a disabled unit and applying Ancient Seal on a target with no dispel.

Counter Strategy

Skywrath Mage uses his spells frequently to harass. Magic Stick and Wand will be charged up.

Consider purchasing Infused Raindrops against Skywrath Mage's damaging spells.

Focus Skywrath Mage in fights as he does a lot of damage but is very squishy.

Be aware of Rod of Atos timing on Skywrath Mage. He can solo kill most of the heroes with it.

Force Staff is great at saving an ally from Skywrath's Mystic Flare.

Magic resistance and spell immunity items are great against Skywrath Mage.

Items that provide dispel are great against Skywrath's Ancient Seal and root from Rod of Atos.

Stats

Win Rate 51.6%
Pick Rate 8.5%

Facets

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Shield of the Scion

Win Rate: 52.2%

Pick Rate: 60.5%

Every time Skywrath Mage deals magic damage to an enemy hero with an ability, he gains a magic damage barrier equal to 10 + 1 per his hero level. Each buff stacks independently.

BARRIER DURATION:

15

cooldown icon

Staff of the Scion

Win Rate: 50.8%

Pick Rate: 39.5%

Every time Skywrath Mage deals magic damage to an enemy hero with an ability, he reduces all his ability cooldowns by 0.1s.

Abilities

Q

Arcane Bolt

Skywrath Mage launches a slow-moving bolt of arcane magic, dealing damage to an enemy unit based on Skywrath Mage's intelligence. Upon impact, leaves a debuff that increases Skywrath Mage's spell lifesteal against the target.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • bolt speed:500

  • bolt vision:325

  • bolt damage:75 / 95 / 115 / 135

  • int multiplier:1.5

  • vision duration:3.34

  • extra bolt search radius:700

  • total bolt count:1

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

When Skywrath Mage casts Arcane Bolt, undefined bolts are created, one aimed at the original target, and the rest - at random enemies within 700 range of the original target. Heroes will take priority.

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

    When Skywrath Mage casts Arcane Bolt, undefined bolts are created, one aimed at the original target, and the other at a random enemy within 700 range of the original target. Heroes will take priority.

    • total bolt count:1

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    +0.5x Arcane Bolt Int Multiplier

    Cool Down

    5 / 4 / 3 / 2

    Mana Cost

    95

    W

    Concussive Shot

    Skywrath Mage sets off a long range shot that hits the closest hero within a long range. Upon impact, it deals damage and slows in an area of effect. Deals 75 damage to creeps.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • DEBUFF:yes

    • launch radius:1600

    • slow radius:250

    • speed:800 / 800 / 800 / 800

    • damage:120 / 180 / 240 / 300

    • slow duration:4

    • movement speed pct:40

    • shot vision:300

    • vision duration:3.34

    • creep damage pct:75

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

    When Skywrath Mage casts Concussive Shot, a different random target within cast range will be hit with the same ability. Heroes will take priority.

      Cool Down

      15 / 14 / 13 / 12

      Mana Cost

      80 / 85 / 90 / 95

      E

      Ancient Seal

      Skywrath Mage seals the targeted unit with an ancient rune, silencing it and causing it to take additional damage from spells.

      • AFFECTS:unit

      • PASSIVE:No

      • DISPELLABLE:basic

      • DEBUFF:yes

      • resist debuff:-20 / -25 / -30 / -35

      • seal duration:3 / 4 / 5 / 6

      Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

      Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

      Anytime Skywrath Mage casts Ancient Seal, a different random target within 700 range will be affected by the same ability. Heroes will take priority.

        Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

        Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

        Ancient Seal debuff now causes other debuffs applied to last 50%% longer. Grants vision over the target.

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          +10% Ancient Seal Increased Magic Damage

          Cool Down

          14

          Mana Cost

          80 / 90 / 100 / 110

          R

          Mystic Flare

          Skywrath Mage uses his ultimate magical ability to conjure a precise and violent mystical field that lays waste to his adversaries. Deals massive damage distributed evenly among any Heroes in the area over 2 seconds.

          • AFFECTS:area

          • PASSIVE:No

          • radius:170

          • duration:2

          • damage:800 / 1200 / 1600

          • damage interval:0.1

          Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

          Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

          When Skywrath Mage casts Mystic Flare, another Mystic Flare will be created on the position of a different random target enemy within 700 range. Heroes will take priority.

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            +400 Mystic Flare Damage

            Cool Down

            60 / 40 / 20

            Mana Cost

            300 / 550 / 800

            Talents

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            +1.5 Mana Regen

            +0.5x Arcane Bolt Int Multiplier

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            -7s Ancient Seal Cooldown

            +15% Ruin and Restoration Spell Lifesteal

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            Global Concussive Shot

            +10% Ancient Seal Increased Magic Damage

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            Arcane Bolt Pierces Spell Immunity

            +400 Mystic Flare Damage

            Lore

            A highly placed mage in the court of the Ghastly Eyrie, Dragonus lives a troubled existence. Sworn by birth to protect whoever sits within the Nest of Thorns, he hates the current Skywrath queen with all his soul. As a youth, high-born, he was a friend and companion to the eldest Skywrath princess, Shendelzare, first in line for the Nest. He had loved her warmly and unshakably, but as his studies took hold, his mind turned to arcane learning and the mastery of Skywrath sorcery. Obsessed with matters aetherial, he missed the mundane signs of courtly treachery that hinted at a plot against Shendelzare, and lost his chance to foil it. When the court was shaken by a swift and violent coup, he emerged from his studies to discover his oldest and dearest friend had been lost to him. The Nest of Thorns now belonged to Shendelzare's ruthless younger sister, and Dragonus could do nothing. The magic of the Skywrath Mage serves only the sworn protector of the Skywrath scion, so to act against the Nest would render him helpless. He clings to his post, believing it to be the best hope of one day restoring his true love to her rightful place. Meanwhile, his secret is known only to the goddess Scree'Auk, whose magic it was transformed Shendelzare from a crippled physical creature into an embodiment of pure vengeful energy. While he dreams of restoring his beloved queen to the Ghastly Eyrie, he dreams even more desperately of restoring Shendelzare herself to a fully healed physical form. The duplicity of his role at court tortures him, for he is a noble and good-hearted creature; but the worst torture of all is imagining the hatred that Vengeful Spirit must hold in her heart for him.