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Hellbourne.png Hellbourne
Strengthlogo.gif 19 Agilitylogo.gif 24 Intelligencelogo.gif 16
(+1.8) (+2.5) (+1.8)
Level 1 16 25
Health 511 1062 1708
Mana 208 585 1027
Damage 54-58 93-97 134-138
Armor 2.4 7.86 13.6
Attack Speed 0.71 0.95 1.18
Movement Speed 310
Magic Armor 5
Base Health Regen 1.00
Attack Range 150 (Melee)
Missile Speed Instant
Base Attack Time 1.7
Attack Animation 0.43/0.64
Turn Rate 540

Info[edit | edit source]

For many years, stories have been told in Newerth of a place where unimaginable creatures live in perpetual darkness known as the Great Rift. Many on Newerth have attempted to commune with this place of power and Valreia the Riftwalker is one of the few who is known to have succeeded. Since the Hellbourne enlisted her help in the war against the Legion, rifts have been opening in various parts of Newerth and a great creature has made its way through. Even in the darkness of the Great Rift, there's terror and this creature known only as Grinex is the embodiment of fear. Trapped in a strange new world, this evil power seeks the Riftwalker, as she represents his only chance to escape from this wretched land. Using the Great Rift's power should not be taken lightly and this mere human has grown arrogant. Her time grows short as Grinex approaches from the shadows!

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Shadow Step
[ Q ]
Grinex Shadow Step.jpg
Cast Time: 0 / 0.5 seconds
Vector Entity Non-Boss Enemies
Type - Magic
Grinex jumps into the darkness and leaps at an enemy thrusting them into a direction of your choice dealing damage and stunning them if they collide with an object.
Range: 450
Radius: 375
Mana Cost: 100/110/120/130
Cooldown: 14 seconds
Leaps to target unit and drags the target 450 units in vector direction, dealing 50/80/110/140 Magic Damage. If the target collides with a cliff, tree, building, or a hero (ally or enemy), deals 30/60/90/120 Magic Damage the target and enemy hero it collides with and Stuns for 1/1.2/1.4/1.6 seconds.
A step in the right direction.
  • Grinex will leap to the target over 0.25 seconds. Grinex is invulnerable during this period.
  • Pushes the target at 1000 speed.

Rift Stalk
[ W ]
Grinex Rift Stalk.jpg
Cast Time: 0 / 0 seconds
Grinex moves through the shadows with swiftness granting invisibility and movement speed.
Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown: 1 second
Applies Rift Stalk to self for 6/7/8/9 seconds. You may perform actions without breaking Stealth during fade time. You may attack once without breaking invisibility.

A charge is refreshed every 20/18/16/14 seconds. Maximum of 2 charges.

Stalking? I prefer the term excessive observation.

Rift Stalk Effects
+25% Movement Speed
Stealth with 1 second fade time

Nether Strike
[ E ]
Grinex Nether Strike.jpg
Grinex's abilities call upon his shades adding bonus damage to his next attack.
Applies Nether Strike to Grinex for 9 seconds.
They Nether see it coming.

Nether Strike Effects
Your next attack deals an additional 40/60/80/100 Physical Damage.

  • The Nether Strike buff propagates to illusions if they were created while the buff was active on Grinex.

Illusory Assault
[ R ]
Grinex Illusory Assault.jpg
Cast Time: 0 / 0 seconds
Self Visible Enemy Heroes
Grinex's connection to the underworld allows him to summon his brethren to attack enemies and hide himself.
Radius: 1200
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown: 70/60/50 seconds
Sends out a shadow of Grinex to each enemy heroes in radius, with its first attack proccing Nether Strike. Shadows deal up to 200/300/400 Physical Damage and leave behind a shadow trail that lasts 6 seconds. Shadows have a lifetime of 5/6/7 seconds.

Applies Illusory Assault to self while on the trail. Buff lingers for 1 seconds.

Shadows have 750 Movement Speed before landing their first attack, and 560 Movement Speed afterwards. Grants 300 day and night vision around targets and Reveals it for the duration of this skill.

Say hello to my little friends.

Illusory Assault Effects
+15% Movement Speed
Stealth with 1 second fade time

  • The shadow trail has a radius of 150.
  • Shadows have 33/43/50 Attack Damage and have a BAT of 0.9 with a 0.3 second attack startup time.
  • Shadow attacks ignore Deflection.
  • Shadows have 560 Movement Speed (after first attack) and a Turn Rate of 900.

Alt Avatars[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Version 4.5.5

  • Base Attack Time increased from 1.5 to 1.7.


  • Grinex Shadow Step.jpg Shadow Step
    • No longer able to be used while Immobilized or Restrained.
  • Grinex Rift Stalk.jpg Rift Stalk
    • Fade Time increased from 0.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Grinex Illusory Assault.jpg Illusory Assault
    • Cooldown increased from 50/40/30 seconds to 70/60/50 seconds.
    • Shadow's no longer deal 100% of Grinex's Attack Damage on their first attack.
    • The potential Physical Damage over the duration decreased from 240/420/640 to 200/300/400.

Version 4.0.0

  • Agility gain per level increased from 2.0 to 2.5.
  • Magic Armor decreased from 5.5 to 5.
  • Armor decreased from 4.0 to 2.4.
  • Grinex Shadow Step.jpg Shadow Step
    • Distance travelled increased from 375 units to 450 units.
    • Delay on the pounce reduced from 500ms to 250ms.
  • Grinex Rift Stalk.jpg Rift Stalk
    • Fade Time reduced from 1.5 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
    • Now allows you to attack 1 time during stealth without breaking stealth.
  • Grinex Illusory Assault.jpg Illusory Assault
    • Initial attack of the shadow deals 100% of Grinex's Attack Damage.
    • Initial attack of the shadow now procs Grinex Nether Strike.jpg Nether Strike.

Version 3.9.9

  • Grinex Illusory Assault.jpg Illusory Assault
    • Shadow’s attack action time and attack duration decreased from 900ms to 300ms.
    • Shadow’s lifetime increased from 4/5/6 seconds to 5/6/7 seconds.
    • Shadow’s attacks now pierce deflection (i.e. damage block from Iron Buckler.jpg Iron Buckler and its derivatives).
    • Movement Speed of Shadows increased from 522 to 560.

Version 3.6.0

  • Agility gain increased from 1.8 to 2.0

Version 3.5.0

  • Base Attack Damage increased from 51-55 to 54-58
  • Starting Agility increased from 22 to 24
  • Grinex Shadow Step.jpg Shadow Step
    • Mana Cost decreased from 125 to 100/110/120/130

Version 3.4.0

  • Agility gain lowered from 2.0 to 1.8

Version 3.0.4

  • Grinex Rift Stalk.jpg Rift Stalk
    • Fade Time lowered from 2 seconds to 1.5.

Version 2.6.31

  • Grinex Illusory Assault.jpg Illusory Assault
    • Illusions now move at 750 Movement Speed until they land one attack
    • Fade time has been decreased from 1.5 seconds to 1 second

Version 2.6.29

  • Hero Added

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Grinex was a Legion hero on release. This was fixed in the next patch.

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