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Templar Assassin

Popularity: #34

Leaderboard: #66

Ban Rank: #28

KDA Rank: #9

Slows down enemies with traps

Peppering the battlefield with slowing traps, Templar Assassin hides invisibly, ready to ambush her prey. Once she springs her attack, she shreds enemies with piercing psionic blades, and deflects counterattacks with her refracting shield.

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506 +52.8/lvl

240 +24/lvl

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23 +2.4/lvl

Agility Image

23 +3.2/lvl

Intelligence Image

20 +2/lvl



30 - 36 + 3.2/level (122.8 - 128.8 at level 30)






0 + 0.5/level (14.5 at level 30)














Before the game starts make sure to share your units with your team so they can use your traps.

Consider skilling Meld on level 1 against melee match-ups.

Keep repositioning to Psi Blade the opponent when lasthitting.

You can push the lane in faster with psi blades and refraction in order to secure river runes.

Try to get your level 6 as soon as possible and force your opponent out of the lane.

Ask your teammates to stack for you, especially ancients as you can clear them early.

Psionic Traps provide vision, so place them on rune spots, Roshpit and other strategic spots.

You can stack with Psionic Traps but you need to be within the aggro range of neutral creeps.

Don't rotate unnecessarily. Focus on hitting your item timings and pressure opponents' tower.

Focus on bursting squishy backliners and supports, especially with Blink Dagger.

Templar Assassin is great at taking Roshan early, Look for opportunities to rosh once you have desolator.

Counter Strategy

Damage over time spells and items are great at removing Templar's Refraction charges.

To dodge Templar's Psi Blade, play on your hero's max range and on the same side of the lane as Templar.

Templar assassin struggles against well coordinated ganks in the early game before her traps are online.

Make sure to have sentry on the lane against Templar's Psionic Trap.

Templar Assassin tends to stack and farm ancients early on. Block the camp or contest her.

Carry detection on multiple heroes against Templar.

Templar Assassin takes down buildings fast with Desolator. Organize defense quickly.

Armor items, Ghost Scepter and Heaven's Halberd are great against Templar Assassin.

Be aware of Templar Assassin's Desolator and Blink Dagger timing. She can solo kill most heroes.

Templar Assassin is able to take Roshan early on. Ward and check Roshan.

Check the Roshpit for Psionic Trap before taking Roshan.


Win Rate 49.3%
Pick Rate 10.8%


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Win Rate: 45.3%

Pick Rate: 15.2%

Enemies hit by Psi Blades split damage are slowed.

Psi Blades

Enemies hit by Psi Blades split damage are slowed.





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Win Rate: 50.1%

Pick Rate: 84.8%

Refraction gains a damage charge every time a shield charge gets consumed.


Whenever a shield instance is consumed, Templar Assassin gains a damage instance.




Templar Assassin becomes highly elusive, gaining a small barrier and bonus to her damage. The damage and avoidance effects are separate, and have a limited number of instances. If a barrier is consumed, a new one is created as long as there are charges left. If an instance of damage would deal more damage than the remaining barrier, all of the damage is absorbed.


  • instances:2 / 3 / 4 / 5

  • shield per instance:20 / 30 / 40 / 50

  • bonus damage:20 / 40 / 60 / 80

  • duration:17

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+25 Refraction Damage

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Refraction Can Be Cast While Disabled

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Refraction Dispels

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+5 Refraction Instances

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Templar Assassin conceals herself, becoming invisible as long as she remains still. If Meld's invisibility is broken by attacking an enemy, Lanaya will deal bonus damage to the enemy and reduce their armor for %abilityduration% seconds.


  • bonus damage:70 / 125 / 180 / 235

  • bonus armor:-5 / -6 / -7 / -8

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+3 Meld Armor Reduction

Cool Down

11 / 9 / 7 / 5

Mana Cost

35 / 40 / 45 / 50

Psi Blades

Templar Assassin's psi blades slice through the attacked unit, splitting and damaging enemy units directly behind it, while gaining bonus attack range. For each unit it damages, the spill damage is reduced by a percentage.

  • PASSIVE:Breakable

  • bonus attack range:0 / 50 / 100 / 150 / 200

  • attack spill range:350 / 550 / 600 / 650 / 700

  • attack spill width:90

  • attack spill pct:80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100

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+120 Psi Blades Attack and Spill Range


Psionic Trap

Templar Assassin places mystical traps that invisibly monitor enemy movement. When sprung at her command, they deal a small amount of damage and exert a slowing influence of 30 in the area. Traps charge up to slow 60 after 3.5 seconds. Deals bonus damage when fully charged.



  • trap radius:400

  • trap duration:5

  • max traps:5 / 8 / 11

  • trap fade time:2 / 2 / 2

  • movement speed min:30

  • movement speed max:60

  • trap bonus damage:225 / 300 / 375

  • extra damage:200

  • damage tick rate:0.5

  • trap max charge duration:3.5

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Increases max trap count and trap vision range. When activated, traps now silence affected enemies.

  • max traps:4

  • min silence duration:1

  • max silence duration:3

  • bonus vision:125

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+5% Psionic Trap Slow

Cool Down

11 / 8 / 5

Mana Cost

15 / 15 / 15

Psionic Projection

CHANNELED - Allows Templar Assassin to teleport to any Psionic Trap after channeling for 2 seconds, detonating it upon arrival as if it was fully charged and instantly dealing 300 bonus damage. Channeling Psionic Projection does not break Meld.


  • extra damage:300

Cool Down


Mana Cost



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+25 Refraction Damage

+5% Psionic Trap Slow

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Refraction Can Be Cast While Disabled

+120 Psi Blades Attack and Spill Range

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Refraction Dispels

+3 Meld Armor Reduction

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1s Meld Hit Bash

+5 Refraction Instances


Lanaya, the Templar Assassin, came to her calling by a path of curious inquiry. Possessed of a scientific bent, she spent her early years engaged in meticulous study of nature's laws--peering into grimoires of magic and alchemy, recreating experiments from charred fragments of the Violet Archives, and memorizing observations of the Keen recordkeepers. Already quiet and secretive by nature, the difficulty of acquiring these objects further reinforced her skills of stealth. Had she been less retiring, she might have become notorious among the guilds as a thief-scholar. Instead her investigations led her into far more obscure corners. As she devoted her furtive talents to unlocking the secrets of the universe, she instead unlocked a secret door that exists in nature itself: the entryway to the most Hidden Temple. The intelligences that waited beyond that portal, proved to be expecting her, and whatever mysteries they revealed in the moment of their discovery was nothing compared to the answers they held out to Lanaya should she continue in their service. She swore to protect the mysteries, but more to the point, in service to the Hidden Temple she satisfies her endless craving for understanding. In the eyes of each foe she expunges, a bit more of the mystery is revealed.