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Zeus

Popularity: #9

Leaderboard: #56

Ban Rank: #29

KDA Rank: #1

Strikes enemies near and far with lightning

None can hide from Zeus, whether he's calling down a bolt to reveal the surroundings, sending an arc coursing through his nearest enemies, or summoning a terrifying volley of lightning upon all enemies. Wherever his foes are, Zeus will find them.

Attributes
zeus Image

418 +46.2/lvl

264 +39.6/lvl

Strength Image

19 +2.1/lvl

Agility Image

11 +1.2/lvl

Intelligence Image

22 +3.3/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

33 - 41 + 1.2/level (67.8 - 75.8 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

380

Attack

Armor:

2 + 0.2/level (7.8 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

315

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Lightning Bolt provides vision and reveals invisible heroes and wards.

Use Arc Lightning to secure creep last hits and damage the opponents at the same time.

Mana management and rune control are key for Zeus to be able to farm and fight effectively.

Look around the map to kill opponents on low health with Thundergod's Wrath.

Thundergod's Wrath reveals invisible heroes but doesn't damage them.

Thundergod's Wrath lightens the part of the map where opponents are smoked but doesn't damage them.

Don't show yourself at the start of the fight. Let opponents focus on your allies so you can get all of your spells off.

As you are moving around, constantly check for opponents wards with Lightning Bolt.

You can pop smoke for yourself here and there and cast spells from it in the fights.

Aghanims Scepter is a huge power spike against backliners and evasive heroes, such as Tinker.

Black King Bar on enemy heroes is problematic for your damage output. You need to kite those and prolong the fight.

It is fine to use your ultimate here and there in late game to scout for opponents.

Pick up Aghanims Shard around the 15 minute mark to significantly increase your damage output and farm speed without expending your mana.

Counter Strategy

Agree on who builds magic resistance items such as Pipe of Insight against Zeus - all players should have items with some magic resistance

Place wards in unusual spots because of Zeus

Keep your HP above Thundergod's Wrath damage of 300

Control Power Runes to prevent Zeus from getting arcane or regeneration runes

Smoke of Deceit can be useful to dodge Thundergod's Wrath or to wrap around Zeus to catch him off-guard

Stats

Win Rate 49.8%
Pick Rate 17.0%

Facets

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Livewire

Win Rate: 49.5%

Pick Rate: 51.4%

Static Field deals more damage to nearby enemies.

Static Field

Static Field deals more damage to nearby enemies.

MAX DAMAGE:

4%/5%/6%/7%

MIN DAMAGE:

2%

MAX DAMAGE RANGE:

200

MIN DAMAGE RANGE:

1200

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Divine Rampage

Win Rate: 50.2%

Pick Rate: 48.6%

When Thundergod's Wrath kills an enemy, it deals more damage to the other enemies.

Thundergod's Wrath

Damage is dealt to one enemy at a time, moving from lowest health hero to highest. If an enemy is killed by this ability, the damage for all subsequent enemies is increased.

DELAY BETWEEN BOLTS:

0.2

AMPLIFICATION PER KILL:

15%

Abilities

Q

Arc Lightning

Hurls a bolt of lightning that leaps through nearby enemy units that deal a base damage and a percentage of their current health.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • arc damage:90 / 120 / 150 / 180

  • radius:500 / 500 / 500 / 500

  • jump count:5 / 7 / 9 / 15

  • jump delay:0.25 / 0.25 / 0.25 / 0.25

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+60 Arc Lightning Damage

Cool Down

1.6

Mana Cost

75 / 80 / 85 / 90

W

Lightning Bolt

Calls down a bolt of lightning to strike an enemy unit, causing damage and a mini-stun. When cast, Lightning Bolt briefly provides unobstructed vision and True Sight around the target in a 750 radius. Can be cast on the ground, affecting the closest enemy hero in 325 range.

  • AFFECTS:unit

  • PASSIVE:No

  • true sight radius:750

  • sight radius day:750

  • sight radius night:750

  • sight duration:5

  • spread aoe:325

  • ministun duration:0.35

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+0.5s Lightning Bolt Ministun

Cool Down

6 / 6 / 6 / 6

Mana Cost

120 / 125 / 130 / 135

E

Heavenly Jump

Zeus performs a Heavenly Jump, leaping forward and shocking the closest visible nearby enemy (prioritizing heroes), dealing damage as well as reducing their movement and attack speed. Zeus gets 900 unobstructed vision around him for 3 seconds.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • damage:25 / 50 / 75 / 100

  • hop distance:500

  • hop duration:0.5

  • hop height:250

  • range:700 / 800 / 900 / 1000

  • duration:1.6

  • move slow:80

  • aspd slow:100

  • targets:1

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-4s Heavenly Jump Cooldown

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+25 Movement Speed after Heavenly Jump

Talent tree branch

+1 Heavenly Jump Target

Cool Down

26 / 22 / 18 / 14

Mana Cost

50 / 60 / 70 / 80

R

Thundergod's Wrath

Strikes all enemy heroes with a bolt of lightning, dealing damage, no matter where they may be.Thundergod's Wrath also provides True Sight around each hero struck. If an enemy hero is invisible, it takes no damage, but the True Sight is still created at that hero's location.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • sight radius day:500

  • sight radius night:500

  • sight duration:3 / 3 / 3 / 3

  • damage:300 / 475 / 650

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+150 Thundergod's Wrath Damage

Cool Down

130

Mana Cost

250 / 375 / 500

Nimbus

Creates a storm cloud anywhere on the map that automatically casts Lightning Bolt on nearby enemies.

  • AFFECTS:area

  • PASSIVE:No

  • cloud duration:30

  • cloud bolt interval:2.5

  • cloud radius:450

  • hits to kill tooltip:8

  • creep hits to kill tooltip:16

  • cloud bounty tooltip:125

Cool Down

45

Mana Cost

325

Lightning Hands

Zeus gains bonus attack speed and his attacks create Arc Lightnings that deal a percentage of its damage. Can be toggled off to stop this effect.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • attack speed bonus:30

  • arc lightning damage pct:50

  • arc lightning damage illusion pct:20

Talents

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-4s Heavenly Jump Cooldown

+200 Health

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+25 Movement Speed after Heavenly Jump

+1 Heavenly Jump Target

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+60 Arc Lightning Damage

+0.5s Lightning Bolt Ministun

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325 AoE Lightning Bolt

+150 Thundergod's Wrath Damage

Lore

Lord of Heaven, father of gods, Zeus treats all the Heroes as if they are his rambunctious, rebellious children. After being caught unnumbered times in the midst of trysts with countless mortal women, his divine wife finally gave him an ultimatum: 'If you love mortals so much, go and become one. If you can prove yourself faithful, then return to me as my immortal husband. Otherwise, go and die among your creatures.' Zeus found her logic (and her magic) irrefutable, and agreed to her plan. He has been on his best behavior ever since, being somewhat fonder of immortality than he is of mortals. But to prove himself worthy of his eternal spouse, he must continue to pursue victory on the field of battle.