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Winter Wyvern

Popularity: #83

Leaderboard: #45

Ban Rank: #82

KDA Rank: #92

Able to force her enemies to attack their own ally

Winter Wyvern stalks the skies, slowing foes with burning cold as she soars over the battlefield. Should the enemy be foolish enough to gather, she curses them to attack one of their own as she blasts the gathering with icy splinters.

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440 +48.4/lvl

312 +33.6/lvl

Strength Image

20 +2.2/lvl

Agility Image

16 +1.5/lvl

Intelligence Image

26 +2.8/lvl



-1 - 4 + 1/level (28 - 33 at level 30)






1 + 0.3/level (9.7 at level 30)














Make sure to hit each enemy at least once to apply the Arctic Burn debuff.

Avoid Splinter Blasting melee creeps until it reaches level 4 as you will put ranged creep in deny range.

Be careful when using Cold Embrace as a save. Often it is better to use your slows or Winter's Curse.

It is good to play close to trees or cliffs in dangerous spots on the map, so you can escape with Arctic Burn.

Avoid showing yourself early in fights. Stay hidden and play around your Winter's Curse and Cold Embrace. Use Arctic burn to reposition.

Use Winters Curse carefully in the middle of fights as you might waste a lot of your ally's damage and cooldowns.

Having timely Blink Dagger will allow you to seize a moment and land multi-hero Winter's Curses.

Fight around good vision so you can position well and land multi-hero Winter's Curses.

Counter Strategy

Winter Wyvern is bad at trading when Arctic Burn is down.

Cold Embrace prevents all physical damage.

Focus Winter Wyvern in fights as she provides saves and disables for her team.

Avoid clumping up and fighting in choke spots against Winter's Curse.

Black King Bar prevents you from hitting a Cursed unit, but you can still get cursed yourself.

Status resistance items shorten the duration of Winter's Curse.


Win Rate 50.8%
Pick Rate 4.6%


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Essence of the Blueheart

Win Rate: 49.3%

Pick Rate: 54.9%

Winter Wyvern's heals also restore mana.



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Dragon Sight

Win Rate: 52.6%

Pick Rate: 45.1%

Winter Wyvern gains bonus damage when her attack range is over 400.





Arctic Burn

Winter Wyvern soars upon an arctic wind, granting her unobstructed movement and allowing her to exhale a blistering chill into each attack. While soaring, her attacks travel further and faster, and slow enemies with a magical freeze that strips them of 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 of their current health each second.


  • BUFF:yes

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • duration:7 / 8 / 9 / 10

  • attack range bonus:275 / 300 / 325 / 350

  • percent damage:4 / 6 / 8 / 10

  • tick rate:0.5

  • damage duration:5

  • move slow:16 / 24 / 32 / 40

  • projectile speed bonus:500

  • tree destruction radius:175

  • attack point:0.1

  • max attacks:5

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Causes Arctic Burn to be a toggle ability, draining mana every second when active. Removes limit on number of attacks per target. Increases Winter Wyvern's movement speed.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +3s Arctic Burn Debuff Duration

    Talent tree branch

    +17% Arctic Burn Slow

    Cool Down

    26 / 24 / 22 / 20

    Mana Cost



    Splinter Blast

    Launches a ball of brittle ice toward a unit. The ice shatters on impact, leaving the primary target completely unaffected, while hurling damaging splinters into nearby enemies in a 500 base radius. Enemies struck by these splinters are slowed by 28 / 32 / 36 / 40.

    • AFFECTS:unit area

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • BUFF:yes

    • DEBUFF:yes

    • projectile speed:1200

    • projectile max time:1

    • split radius:500

    • bonus movespeed:-28 / -32 / -36 / -40

    • movespeed slow tooltip:28 / 32 / 36 / 40

    • slow duration:4

    • secondary projectile speed:1000

    • damage:80 / 160 / 240 / 320

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +400 Splinter Blast Shatter Radius

    Talent tree branch

    +100 Splinter Blast Damage

    Talent tree branch

    Splinter Blast 1.5s Stun

    Cool Down


    Mana Cost

    105 / 115 / 125 / 135


    Cold Embrace

    Encases an ally in an icy cocoon, freezing them solid while healing a base amount as well as a percentage of their maximum health each second. The cocoon blocks all physical damage.

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • BUFF:yes

    • duration:4

    • heal additive:40 / 45 / 50 / 55

    • heal percentage:2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5

    Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

    Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

    When Cold Embrace ends, a Splinter Blast goes off at that location, hitting enemies within 1150 range. Reduces cooldown by 4 seconds.

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

      +25HP/s Cold Embrace Heal

      Cool Down

      24 / 21 / 18 / 15

      Mana Cost

      50 / 60 / 70 / 80


      Winter's Curse

      Winter Wyvern dispells then freezes an enemy in place while striking those nearby with a maddening curse which causes them to attack their frozen ally with increased attack speed. The frozen ally and those cursed to attack their ally are immune to all damage from their enemies with the exception of magic damage from Winter Wyvern or her controlled units, that is amplified.

      • AFFECTS:unit area

      • PASSIVE:No

      • radius:525

      • damage reduction:100

      • damage amplification:30

      • bonus attack speed:65

      • duration:2

      • max duration:4 / 5.5 / 7

      • bonus duration per hero:2

      • bonus duration per creep:0.5

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

      +55 Winter's Curse Attack Speed

      Cool Down

      85 / 80 / 75

      Mana Cost

      150 / 200 / 250


      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +25HP/s Cold Embrace Heal

      +35 Damage

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +3s Arctic Burn Debuff Duration

      +400 Splinter Blast Shatter Radius

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +17% Arctic Burn Slow

      +100 Splinter Blast Damage

      Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

      +55 Winter's Curse Attack Speed

      Splinter Blast 1.5s Stun


      Like many great poets, Auroth just wants time to write, but the Winter Wyvern's life is full of interruptions. The epics of the Eldwurms have a long and colorful history, but some fear that the remaining dragon scholars are not as prolific as they once were, with few lines added to the Eldwurm Eddas since the last age of greatness. Auroth laments: "We forget that there is more to life than triumph and dominion over enemies. We must also live our lives in the pursuit of creative expression." She embarks on research expeditions, collecting books for inspiration. But all this research can be terribly distracting, and she spends less time writing than she should. Although she knows she should be lurking in her lair, adding to the Eddas, she finds herself engaged in epic battles against powerful enemies. She loots castles, raids ancient libraries ... and if she happens to heap glory on herself in the process, she tells herself that it's merely a side effect of her research. The fact is, while her skill and power on the battlefield are legendary, her scholarly travails have thus far hardly been the stuff of literary acclaim. But she is not content to stand as a protagonist of heroic lore. She wishes also to create it.