Lycan


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Banehallow, the Lycan
Play "Wolves need no armor."
Role: Carry / Pusher / Jungler / Durable / Escape
Lore   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Banehallow, the Lycan Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the : Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the landed castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the Fall, as the King`s wants grew strange, and his court grew crowded with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the avarice of the throne. No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates. And then came the teeth behind the old truth: When you strike a king`s neck, you had better take his head. Enraged by the betrayal, the king exterminated the vast Ambry bloodline, sparing only the lord of the house and his youngest son, Banehallow. Before all the royal court, with the disgraced lord chained to the ornate marble floor, the King bade his magicians transform the boy into a wolf so that he might tear out his own father`s throat. "Do this," the king said, "so that Lord Ambry will understand the bite of betrayal." Powerful magic was invoked, and the child was transformed. But though his body was changed, his spirit remained intact, and instead of biting the exposed neck of his father, he attacked his handlers, tearing them to pieces. A dozen of the King`s knights perished under the wolf`s teeth before they managed to drive it off into the night. Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword. Now the heir to the lost house of Ambry, Banehallow wanders the trail as the Lycan, part warrior, part wolf, in search of justice for all that he lost.
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Abilities

Summon Wolves
Play
Q
V
Ability
No Target
Damage Attack damage is the amount of damage a unit is dealing with an unmodified basic attack; the base values are different for every hero. The total attack damage of a unit is the sum of dota2
Physical
Summons two wolves to fight for Lycan. Level 3-4 wolves have Cripple, and level 4 wolves have permanent invisibility.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.73
Number of Wolves: 2 (Talent 4)
Duration: 55
Cooldown symbol.png 30 (Talent 25.5)
Mana symbol.png 145
The very enchantment that twisted his being also summons canine familiars.

Notes:

  • The wolves are summoned 200 range in front on Lycan, with 120 range distance between the wolves and Lycan being in between.
  • When summoning 4 wolves with the Talent talent, the additional wolves spawn next to the right wolf, again with 120 range in between each, forming a line of 4 wolves.
    • Lycan still is between the 2 original wolves, so that now 1 wolf is on his left side, and 3 on his right side.
  • Using this spell replaces currently active Lycan Wolves under Lycan`s control.
  • The wolves gain abilities as the spell gets leveled.
    • Level 1: No abilities
    • Level 2: No abilities
    • Level 3: Cripple
    • Level 4: Cripple and Invisibility
  • Already summoned wolves do not get new abilities when the spell is leveled. Only wolves summoned after leveling get them.
  • Has a cast backswing of 0.6 during Shapeshift.


Howl
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity. Play
W
W
Ability
No Target
Affects
Allies
Grants bonus damage and bonus health to Lycan, all allied heroes and all units under their control. Howl has double effect during night.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0
Radius: Global
Day Hero Attack Damage Bonus: 10/15/20/25
Night Hero Attack Damage Bonus: 20/30/40/50
Day Non-Hero Attack Damage Bonus: 4/6/8/10
Night Non-Hero Attack Damage Bonus: 8/12/16/20
Day Hero Health Bonus: 50/100/150/200
Night Hero Health Bonus: 100/200/300/400
Day Non-Hero Health Bonus: 25/50/75/100
Night Non-Hero Health Bonus: 50/100/150/200
Duration: 13
Cooldown symbol.png 55/50/45/40 (Talent 46.75/42.5/38.25/34)
Mana symbol.png 40
Modifiers
Buff Howl: Dispellable with any dispel.
Blood-curdling wolf cries signal to opponents that Banehallow is among them.

Notes:

  • Upon cast, all allied units get their maximum health and current health increased by the given value.
  • Once the buff expires, the units` maximum health is reverted, but its current health percentage is kept, meaning the current health increase is not reverted.
  • The health bonus does not adapt to the current daytime. It is set once upon cast and does not change.
  • The attack damage does adapt to the current daytime and is not set upon cast like the health bonus.
  • The sound effect is global for allies only.
  • Upon cast, Lycan Wolves owned by him play a special animation. This has only visual purposes.


Feral Impulse
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
E
I
Ability
Aura
Affects
Self
Increases the HPTechnology company regeneration and damage of Lycan and all units under his control.
Radius: 900
Attack Damage Bonus: 15%/26%/37%/48%
Health Regeneration Bonus: 1/4/7/10 (Talent 13/16/19/22)
Modifiers
Buff Feral Impulse: Undispellable.
His animalistic symbiosis with canine kind gives Banehallow enhanced reflexes and hunting capabilities.

Notes:

  • Only increases base damage and that given by the primary attribute of affected units. Raw bonus damage is not increased.
  • Affects all units under Lycan`s control, not just himself and his wolves.
  • Be that as it may, Lycan illusions created by other spells ( Disruption, Wall of Replica, Reflection) do provide their owner and its units the bonuses.


Shapeshift
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Partially usable by illusions. Pierces spell immunity. Play
R
F
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self
Lycan assumes his lupine form, granting him and his units critical strikes and added vision at night. During Shapeshift, Lycan and all units under his control move at increased speed, cannot be slowed and have a 40% chance to deal a critical strike doing 160%/180%/200% damage.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Transformation Time: 1.5
Night Vision Bonus: 1000
Haste Speed: 650
Critical Chance: 40%
Critical Damage: 160%/180%/200%
Duration: 18 (Talent 33)
Cooldown symbol.png 120/90/60 (Talent 102/76.5/51)
Mana symbol.png 100
Partially usable by illusions. Illusions get their own Shapeshift buff lasting its regular duration. Illusions benefit from the aura`s effects (movement speed and critical strike), but do not bestow it. Illusions gain the night vision.
Modifiers
Buff Shapeshift Transform: Undispellable.
Buff Shapeshift Aura: Undispellable.
Buff Shapeshift Speed: Undispellable.
Forever a slave to his lycanthropy, Banehallow has come to accept his curse, and embrace his own savagery.

Notes:

  • During the transformation, Lycan cannot do anything. Cannot be interrupted.
  • The critical strike increases the attack damage of Lycan and all his units by an average of 24%/32%/40%.
  • The proc chances of multiple crit sources stack.
    • If two sources of critical strike proc at the same time, the higher multiplier has priority.
  • Shapeshift is fully canceled on death.


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Hero Strategy   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Contents 1 Gameplay 2 Ability Builds 2.1 Generic Lycan 2.2 5-man push dota2 Counters Play “Many hands make light work.” This article is badly written or needs more information. Please help the community by updating it. Read this formatting guide first.   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Equipment   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     v • d • e Lycan Equipment (collapse sets)Sets Armor of the Sanguine Moon Set Curse of dota2 Gear   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     This is a list of cosmetic items that reflects Lycan s design aesthetics. dota2 Responses   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     v • d • e  Voice responses Hero responses Abaddon Alchemist Ancient Apparition Anti-Mage Arc Warden Axe Bane Sounds   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     v • d • e  Dota 2 Sounds Hero Sounds Abaddon Alchemist Ancient Apparition Anti-Mage Arc Warden Axe Lore   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Banehallow, the Lycan Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the Old Abilities   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Howl (6.53–6.88f) PlayWW AbilityNo Target AffectsAllies Grants bonus damage to Lycan, all dota2 Changelogs   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Contents 1 Version history 2 Patch history Version history edit] Version Description dota2
Lycan
Strength primary attribute symbol.png
25 + 3.3
Agility attribute symbol.png
16 + 1
Intelligence attribute symbol.png
17 + 1.55
Level Base 1 15 25
Health “ Play Life becomes death becomes new life. As it should be.  Click to listen— Treant Protector ” Health (also known as HP, which can be short for: health pool or health points) represents the life dota2 200 700 1620 2280
H. Regen “ Play Life becomes death becomes new life. As it should be.  Click to listen— Treant Protector ” Health (also known as HP, which can be short for: health pool or health points) represents the life dota2 0 1.5 4.27 6.25
Mana Play Out of mana! “ Play It s a new age of magic! Click to listen— Keeper of the Light ” Mana (also known as MP, which is short for mana points) represents the magic power of a dota2 75 262 493 669
M. Regen Play Out of mana! “ Play It s a new age of magic! Click to listen— Keeper of the Light ” Mana (also known as MP, which is short for mana points) represents the magic power of a dota2 0.01 0.69 1.56 2.18
Damage Attack damage is the amount of damage a unit is dealing with an unmodified basic attack; the base values are different for every hero. The total attack damage of a unit is the sum of dota2 36‒41 61‒66 107‒112 140‒145
Armor Armor is an attribute shared by all units. Armor is used to determine the amount of damage reduction (or amplification if an armor value is negative) a unit takes from physical damage sources. Higher armor dota2 1 3.29 5.29 6.71
Spell Dmg   Spell damage   Spell damage sources     Spell damage is all damage which is not dealt by physical attacks. This includes all spells which deal magical, physical or pure damage. Even the damage dota2 0% 1.21% 2.76% 3.87%
Att / Sec The frequency with which units attack is measured in attack speed. A unit s attack speed can be modified by items, agility, abilities, and auras. Contents 1 Base attack time 2 Attack speed representation 3 Attack dota2 0.58 0.68 0.76 0.82
Movement Speed 305
Turn Rate Turn rate is the speed at which a unit can turn. When moving to a location, a unit first turns to face that location, then begins walking. Similarly, when targeting another unit with an attack 0.5
Vision Range Vision changes around while the hero moves. Vision describes what a unit can and cannot see from its current location and state. Places a unit cannot see are filled with the Fog of War, a dota2 1800/800
Attack Range Attack range is the range at which a hero may perform his or her basic attack on another unit. There are two main subdivisions of attacks: melee and ranged. Attack range can be extended by 150
Projectile Speed Instant
Attack Animation Every unit in Dota 2 has an attack animation. In mechanical terms, this is a delay between when an attack command is issued, and damage is dealt (in the case of melee units) or a 0.55+0.55
Base Attack Time 1.7
Magic resistance Magic resistance is an attribute of heroes, similar to armor. Instead of reducing physical damage, it reduces magical damage. All heroes, except for Meepo and Visage, possess 25% magic resistance from their armor type. This dota2 25%
Collision Size 8
Legs 2

Banehallow, the Lycan, is a melee Attack range is the range at which a hero may perform his or her basic attack on another unit. There are two main subdivisions of attacks: melee and ranged. Attack range can be extended by strength Strength is the attribute that grants health and health regeneration. For each point of strength a hero gets: 20 Health 0.06 Health regeneration Additionally, strength heroes also get 1 attack damage per strength point. To dota2 hero   Main   Mechanics   Attributes Table   Release Dates   Grid Layout     Heroes are the essential element of Dota 2, as the course of the match is dependent on their intervention. During dota2 who is capable of immense physical damage and considerable movement speed, who also excels at pushing buildings and bolstering his team`s damage and health. He is capable of summoning Wolves who make excellent sources of damage and objective control. His Howl gives a large boost to the attack damage and health of his allies, while Feral Impulse turns Lycan and his pack into prime fighters on their own with bonus attack damage and health regeneration. When the time is right, Shapeshift allows the Lycan himself to join in the hunt, overwhelming foes with deadly critical strikes and incredible movement speed.

Lycan Wolf

Lycan Wolf
Lycan Wolf model.png
Summon
Level 1/2/3/3
Duration 55
Health “ Play Life becomes death becomes new life. As it should be.  Click to listen— Treant Protector ” Health (also known as HP, which can be short for: health pool or health points) represents the life dota2 200/240/280/320
Health regeneration 0.5
Armor Armor is an attribute shared by all units. Armor is used to determine the amount of damage reduction (or amplification if an armor value is negative) a unit takes from physical damage sources. Higher armor dota2 1
Magic resistance Magic resistance is an attribute of heroes, similar to armor. Instead of reducing physical damage, it reduces magical damage. All heroes, except for Meepo and Visage, possess 25% magic resistance from their armor type. This dota2 80%
Attack damage 15/26/35/44‒19/30/39/48
Acquisition range 500
Attack range 90
Base attack time 1.2/1.1/1.0/0.9
Attack animation 0.33+0.64
Movement speed 400/420/440/460
Follow range 100
Turn rate 0.5
Collision size 8
Vision range 1200800 (G)
Bounty 21/26/36/41
Experience 20
Model scale 0.9/0.95/0.975/0.99
Notes Abilities:
Cripple
Invisibility

Cripple
Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity. Play
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies / Allies
Damage Attack damage is the amount of damage a unit is dealing with an unmodified basic attack; the base values are different for every hero. The total attack damage of a unit is the sum of dota2
Magical
Gives 20% chance to cripple the target, causing 8 damage per second and lose 60 attack speed for 4 seconds.
Proc Chance: 20%
Damage per Second: 8
Attack Speed Slow: 60
Duration: 4
Modifiers
Debuff Summon Wolves Crit Maim: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • Available for level 3-4 wolves.
  • Deals damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after proccing, resulting in 4 instances.
  • Multiple procs on the same target do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.


Invisibility
Not disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.

Banehallow, the Lycan

Recommended Roles
Carry Pusher Jungler Durable Escape

Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the landed castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the Fall, as the King`s wants grew strange, and his court grew crowded with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the avarice of the throne. No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates. And then came the teeth behind the old truth: When you strike a king`s neck, you had better take his head. Enraged by the betrayal, the king exterminated the vast Ambry bloodline, sparing only the lord of the house and his youngest son, Banehallow. Before all the royal court, with the disgraced lord chained to the ornate marble floor, the King bade his magicians transform the boy into a wolf so that he might tear out his own father`s throat. "Do this," the king said, "so that Lord Ambry will understand the bite of betrayal." Powerful magic was invoked, and the child was transformed. But though his body was changed, his spirit remained intact, and instead of biting the exposed neck of his father, he attacked his handlers, tearing them to pieces. A dozen of the King`s knights perished under the wolf`s teeth before they managed to drive it off into the night. Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword. Now the heir to the lost house of Ambry, Banehallow wanders the trail as the Lycan, part warrior, part wolf, in search of justice for all that he lost.

Abilities

Summon Wolves
Ability: No Target
Summons wolves to fight for Lycan.
QV
145
30
Wolves Summoned:
₠2
4 with talent
The very enchantment that twisted his being also summons canine familiars.
Notes
  • If wolves are summoned during the duration of Howl, they will receive the damage bonus until the duration is up.
  • Summoning new wolves will remove the old ones.
Howl
Ability: No Target
Affects: Allied Units
Grants bonus damage and bonus hit points to Lycan, allied heroes, and all units under their control. The effects are doubled at night.
WW
40
55 / 50 / 45 / 40
Hero Bonus Damage:

Unit Bonus Damage:


Hero Max HP Bonus:



Unit Max HP Bonus:



Duration:

₠10 / 15 / 20 / 25
₠20 / 30 / 40 / 50 at night
₠4 / 6 / 8 / 10
₠8 / 12 / 16 / 20 at night
₠50 / 100 / 150 / 200
₠100 / 200 / 300 / 400
₠at night
₠25 / 50 / 75 / 100
₠50 / 100 / 150 / 200
₠at night
₠13
Affected By:₠
Blood-curdling wolf cries signal to opponents that Lycan is among them.
Notes
  • The damage and hp bonuses are doubled at night.
  • Does not affect Tombstone Zombies, Wards, and illusions from Haunt or Reflection.
  • Can be dispelled.
Feral Impulse
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Increases the damage and HP regeneration of Lycan and all units under his control.
EI
Bonus Damage:
HP Regeneration:
Radius:
₠15% / 26% / 37% / 48%
₠1 / 4 / 7 / 10
₠900
Affected By:₠
His animalistic symbiosis with canine kind gives Lycan enhanced reflexes and hunting capabilities.
Notes
  • Illusions carry this aura, but do not benefit from it.
  • Disabled by Break.
Shapeshift
Ability: No Target
Affects: Self
Lycan assumes his true form, increasing his combat capabilities. During Shapeshift, Lycan and all units under his control move at extreme speed, cannot be slowed and gain critical strike.
RF
100
120 / 90 / 60
Movement Speed:
Critical Damage:
Critical Chance:
Night Vision:
Duration:

Transformation Time:

₠650
₠140% / 160% / 180%
₠40%
₠1800
₠18
33 with talent
₠1.5
Affected By:₠
Forever a slave to his Lycan, Banehallow has come to accept his curse, and embrace his own savagery.
Notes
  • Illusions created while in Shapeshift form will have all benefits but will not carry the aura.

Talent Tree

Talent Tree
+2 Wolves Summoned 25 +15s Shapeshift Duration
15% Cooldown Reduction 20 15% Evasion
+12 Strength 15 -25s Respawn Time
+175 Health 10 +15 Damage

Lycan Wolf

Cripple
Ability: Passive
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Gives a chance to cripple the target, doing damage over time and slowing attack speed. Given to level 3 wolves.
Cripple Chance:
Damage Per Second:
Attack Speed Slow:
Duration:
₠20%
₠8
₠60
₠4
Affected By:₠
Notes
  • Total damage: 32.
Invisibility
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Permanently invisible when not attacking. Given to level 4 wolves.
Fade Time:
₠1.7


Notes
  • Wolves retain their collision size while invisible and can block paths.

Summon Stats

Lycan Wolf h
Attributes
Attack Type
Armor Type

Basic

Basic
Stats
Unit Type:
Summoned
Duration:
55
Hit Points:
200 / 240 / 280 / 320
HP Regen:
0.5
Mana:
0
Damage:
17-18 / 27-30 / 34-40 / 43-49
Armor:
1
Movespeed:
400 / 420 / 440 / 460
Base Attack Time:
1.2 / 1.1 / 1 / 0.9
Attack Range:
90
Missile Speed:
Instant
Attack Duration:
0.33 + 0.64
Cast Duration:
0.3 + 0.51
Sight Range:
1200 / 800
Gold Bounty:
21 / 26 / 36 / 41
Experience:
20
Magic Resistance:
80%
Notes:
Gains the Cripple ability at level 3. Gains the Invisibility ability at level 4.

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