Night Stalker


Bio

Balanar, the Night Stalker
Play "I feed the darkness and the darkness feeds me."
Role: Carry / Initiator / Durable / Disabler / Nuker
Lore   Hero   Strategy   Counters   Equipment   Gear   Responses   Sounds   Lore   Old Abilities   Changelogs   Known Bugs     Balanar, the Night Stalker Of the Night Stalker, there : Of the Night Stalker, there is no history, only stories. There are ancient tales woven into the lore of every race and every culture, of an impossible time before sunlight and daytime, when night reigned alone and the world was covered with the creatures of darkness--creatures like Balanar the Night Stalker.

It is said that on the dawn of the First Day, all the night creatures perished. All, that is, save one. Evil`s embodiment, Night Stalker delights in his malevolence. He created the primal role of the Night Terror, the Boogeyman, and as long as there have been younglings, his is the specter summoned to terrify them. This is a role he relishes; nor are these empty theatrics. He does indeed stalk the unwary, the defenseless, those who have strayed beyond the lighted paths or denied the warnings of their communities. Night Stalker serves as living proof that every child`s worst nightmare....is true.

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General Strategy

Once the sun goes down, Night Stalker`s hunt begins. Charging through the shadowy forests, he snares prey in a slowing void as he tears them to shreds. Should sunrise threaten to end his terror, he can darken the skies to extend his onslaught.

Abilities

Void
Blocked by Linken`s Sphere. Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
Q
V
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
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
Creates a damaging void that slows an enemy unit and deals damage. Void also mini-stuns, interrupting channeling abilities. The slowing effect lasts longer at night.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.33
Cast Range: 525 (Talent 625)
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 : 90/160/255/335
Move Speed Slow: 50%
Attack Speed Slow: 50
Day Slow Duration: 1.25
Night Slow Duration: 2.5/3/3.5/4
Stun Duration: 0.1
Cooldown symbol.png 8
Mana symbol.png 80/90/100/110
Does not pierce spell immunity. Slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Modifiers
Debuff Void: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff Stunned: Dispellable with strong dispels.
Balanar creates a vortex of infinite night, tearing opponents violently into the eternal darkness that once was.

Notes:

  • Also uses the night values during the night from Eclipse.
  • Has a cast backswing of 0.57 during Hunter in the Night.


Crippling Fear
Blocked by Linken`s Sphere. Does not pierce spell immunity. Play
W
F
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
Night Stalker horrifies the target enemy Hero, causing it to miss attacks and become silenced. The effect lasts longer at night.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.33
Cast Range: 500 (Talent 600)
Day Miss Chance: 10%
Night Miss Chance: 50%
Day Duration: 3
Night Duration: 5/6/7/8
Cooldown symbol.png 12 (Talent 4)
Mana symbol.png 50
Does not pierce spell immunity. Silence and blind persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Modifiers
Debuff Crippling Fear: Dispellable with any dispel.
A vision of the twisted maw of Balanar etches itself into the minds of the poor souls unlucky enough to cross his path.


Hunter in the Night
Can be used by illusions. Disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity.
E
G
Ability
Passive / No Target
Affects
Self
Night Stalker is in his element at night, attacking and moving with great swiftness. Can be activated during night to grant Night Stalker flying movement for 2 seconds.
Cast Animation: 0+0
Move Speed Bonus: 20%/25%/30%/35%
Attack Speed Bonus: 45/60/75/90
Night Flight Vision: 1200
Night Flight Duration: 2
Cooldown symbol.png 26/22/18/14
Mana symbol.png 80
Modifiers
Buff Hunter In The Night Flight: Dispellable with any dispel.
The hunting prowess of Balanar improves as the night beckons.

Notes:

  • Both the passive and the active part also work during the night from Eclipse.
  • Hunter in the Night turns into an active ability during nighttime, so it can only be cast during the night.
  • Despite flying, Night Stalker can still trigger and take damage from Proximity Mines.
  • Hunter in the Night does not end prematurely when it becomes day while it is active.


The appearance of the game clock changes when Darkness is cast.

Darkness
Not disabled by Break. Pierces spell immunity. Play
R
R
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Night Stalker smothers the sun and summons instant darkness, so that he might use his powers at their fullest. While Darkness is in effect, enemy heroes, units, wards and buildings have their vision range reduced to 675.
Cast Animation: 0.3+0.5
Enemy Maximum Vision Range: 675
Duration: 50
Cooldown symbol.png 160/120/80
Upgradable by Aghanim`s Scepter. Grants unobstructed vision in the night. The improved vision does not depend on using Darkness.
Not disabled by Break. Unobstructed night vision is not disabled by Break.
Modifiers
Buff Darkness: Undispellable.
Debuff Darkness Blind: Undispellable.
It is a humbling sight to see when the mightiest of warriors become afraid of the dark.

Notes:

  • The vision limitation only occurs during Darkness nights. Regular nights and the night from Eclipse do not limit vision when Night Stalker is in the game.
  • The unobstructed vision from the Aghanim`s Scepter upgrade is not bound to any of Night Stalker`s spells
    • It is also not bound to Darkness nights, and is active during any night.


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Night Stalker
Strength primary attribute symbol.png
23 + 3.1
Agility attribute symbol.png
18 + 2.25
Intelligence attribute symbol.png
16 + 1.6
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 200 660 1520 2140
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 1.75 3.13 5.73 7.59
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 75 251 493 669
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 0.65 1.55 2.19
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 38‒42 61‒65 104‒108 135‒139
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 3 5.57 10.07 13.29
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% 1.14% 2.74% 3.89%
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 0.69 0.87 1.01
Movement Speed DPS multiplier when chasing Minimum (pursuer MS / target MS) Ratio for Maximum Chase DPS Movement speed (sometimes abbreviated as move speed or MS) is the speed at which a unit can move. Movement speed dota2 295
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 1200/1800
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 24
Legs 2

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Unlike other heroes in the game, Night Stalker`s strength greatly changes depending on the time of day. While he is not a very great threat in sunlight, he becomes a living nightmare when the moon rises, as all of his basic abilities become much stronger. He has a mini-stun and slow in Void, which allows him to hound and nuke down lone enemies who are unfortunate enough to encounter him. He also has the ability to silence and blind his foes with Crippling Fear, which drastically increases in duration at night, preventing spellcasters and even carries from retaliating against him. His passive, Hunter In the Night, greatly boosts Night Stalker`s movement speed and attack speed at night, allowing him to easily move around the map, to pursue and tear apart his prey. At long last, his ultimate, Darkness, summons instant nighttime and destroys enemy night vision, making even the strongest enemy heroes prey. A terror in darkness, Night Stalker is the embodiment of heroes` nightmares, and one of the last things they will ever wish to encounter alone at night.

Talents

Hero Talents
-8s Crippling Fear Cooldown 25 +12 Armor
+50 Damage 20 +30 Movement Speed
+25 Attack Speed 15 +300 Mana
+100 Cast Range 10 +7 Strength attribute symbol.png Strength
Notes:
  • Upgrading mana increases maximum mana capacity and keeps the current mana percentage.
  • The armor and attack damage are added as bonus armor and bonus attack damage, and therefore do not benefit illusions.

Recommended items

Starting items:

  • Two Gauntlets of Strength greatly increase Night Stalker`s base damage, as well as give him more HPTechnology company to survive enemy harass.
  • Clarity allows Night Stalker to maintain his early mana pool, particularly since his base intelligence is so low. Keeping his mana up can allow Night Stalker to get last-hits with Void safely.
  • One each of Tango and Healing Salve are generally recommended in most any lane that Night Stalker is put in.
  • Stout Shield is a very good starting item to purchase on Night Stalker, as he is a melee hero who can be easily harassed. The damage block can greatly increase his survivability in-lane, and can be later upgraded into a Vanguard.

Early game:

  • Magic Stick is a very important item on Night Stalker, as he is very aggressive and must have mana to cast his spells when tower-diving. None of his spells cost more than 150 mana, so having a Magic Stick with full charges guarantees that Night Stalker will always have enough mana to cast something if he needs it.
  • Boots of Speed icon.png

Balanar, the Night Stalker

Recommended Roles
Carry Initiator Durable Disabler Nuker

Of the Night Stalker, there is no history, only stories. There are ancient tales woven into the lore of every race and every culture, of an impossible time before sunlight and daytime, when night reigned alone and the world was covered with the creatures of darkness⃢₀ₔcreatures like Balanar the Night Stalker.

It is said that on the dawn of the First Day, all the night creatures perished. All, that is, save one. Evil`s embodiment, Night Stalker delights in his malevolence. He created the primal role of the Night Terror, the Boogeyman, and as long as there have been younglings, his is the specter summoned to terrify them. This is a role he relishes⃢₀ₔnor are these empty theatrics. He does indeed stalk the unwary, the defenseless, those who have strayed beyond the lighted paths or denied the warnings of their communities. Night Stalker serves as living proof that every child`s worst nightmare....is true.

Abilities

Void
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Creates a damaging void that slows an enemy unit and deals damage. Void also mini-stuns, interrupting channeling abilities. The slowing effect lasts longer at night.
QV
80 / 90 / 100 / 110
8
Damage:
Day Duration:
Night Duration:
Movement Slow:
Attack Slow:
Mini-Stun Duration:
Cast Range:
₠90 / 160 / 255 / 335
₠2
₠2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4
₠50%
₠50
₠0.1
₠525
Affected By:₠
Balanar creates a vortex of infinite night, tearing opponents violently into the eternal darkness that once was.
Notes
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken`s Sphere.
  • Can be dispelled.
Crippling Fear
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Night Stalker horrifies the target enemy Hero, causing it to miss attacks and become silenced. The effect lasts longer at night.
WF
50
12
Day Duration:
Night Duration:
Day Chance To Miss:
Night Chance To Miss:
Cast Range:
Talent Cooldown:
₠3
₠5 / 6 / 7 / 8
₠10%
₠50%
₠500
4
Affected By:₠
A vision of the twisted maw of Balanar etches itself into the minds of the poor souls unlucky enough to cross his path.
Notes
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity and Linken`s Sphere.
  • Can be dispelled.
Hunter in the Night
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Night Stalker is in his element at night, attacking and moving with great swiftness.
EG
Bonus Movement Speed:
Bonus Attack Speed:
₠20% / 25% / 30% / 35%
₠45 / 60 / 75 / 90
Affected By:₠
The hunting prowess of Balanar improves as the night beckons.
Notes
  • This ability is only active at night.
  • Illusions gain this ability.
  • Disabled by Break.
Darkness
Ability: No Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Buildings
Night Stalker smothers the sun and summons instant darkness, so that he may use his powers at their fullest. While Darkness is in effect all enemies, including buildings, have their maximum vision range reduced.
Upgradeable by Aghanim`s Scepter to grant Night Stalker flying vision at night.
RR
160 / 120 / 80
Night Duration:
Max Enemy Vision:
Scepter Ability:
₠50
₠675
Grants Night Stalker flying vision at night
It is a humbling sight to see when the mightiest of warriors become afraid of the dark.
Notes
  • Does not pause the clock. This effectively shortens the day time if cast during the day.
  • Darkness changes day to night for the duration, limiting enemy vision and improving Night Stalker`s skills.
  • Enemy wards and buildings also have their vision affected, and cannot see past the maximum limit set by Darkness.
  • When used at night, the only benefit to using Darkness is limiting enemy sight range as Night Stalker is already buffed.
  • Aghanim`s Scepter passively gives Night Stalker flying vision at night. This passive is independent from the use of his ultimate and will be active as long as it is night.

Talent Tree

Talent Tree
-8s Crippling Fear Cooldown 25 +12 Armor
+50 Damage 20 +30 Movement Speed
+25 Attack Speed 15 +300 Mana
+100 Cast Range 10 +7 Strength

Recommended Items

Standard Build
Starting Items Early Game Mid Game Late Game

Overview


Night Stalker is a ganking hero that thrives during the mid game. As his name implies, he is especially dangerous during the night, as his skills become much more powerful while the sun is down. The first night of a match is when Night Stalker is at his strongest, so capitalizing on that advantage through ganks is essential. However, he becomes less intimidating as the match enters the late game, due to his inability to compete with the raw damage output of carries.