Illusion

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Icon Illusion.jpg

Illusions are fake copies of a hero. To enemies, illusions look exactly like the original, but to allies, illusions have a green tint, and are easily recognizable as illusions. Illusions behave like summoned units, and have a limited lifetime.

Illusions can only autoattack, and cannot use active abilities, but can inherit certain passive abilities. Only certain stats benefit illusions, whether from abilities or items. Most status effects are also not transferred when the illusion is created.

Most illusions deal a portion of the original's damage, and also take much more damage from all sources, making them easier to distinguish from their effectiveness. Illusions are also instantly killed by certain abilities.

While illusions can trigger certain hero-based effects, they never trigger "On Kill" effects when killed. Illusions are controllable by its creator, but some illusions are uncontrollable and only attack its target.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Hero/Item Source Controllable Duration % damage dealt % damage taken Notes
Adrenaline.jpg Adrenaline Adrenaline Shard Blast.jpg Shard Blast No 3 Attacks or 5 seconds 10% 400% 1800 Attack Range; Permanently Immobilized
Distinguishable from real heroes
Adrenaline.jpg Adrenaline Adrenaline Death's Halo.jpg Death's Halo No 3 Attacks or 5 seconds 10% 400% 1800 Attack Range; Permanently Immobilized
Distinguishable from real heroes
CirceHero.jpg Circe Circe Doppelganger.jpg Doppelganger Yes 15/20/25/30 seconds 33% 350% Illusions cannot attack structures if CirceHero.jpg Circe is more than 1000 range away
CirceHero.jpg Circe Circe Deceive.jpg Deceive Yes 4/6/8/10 seconds 33% 350%
Fayde.jpg Fayde Fayde Burning Shadows.jpg Burning Shadows No 1/2/3/4 attacks or 8 seconds 60 Magic Damage Invulnerable Has 55% of original's Attack Speed & max Movement Speed
Geometer's Bane.jpg Geometer's Bane Activation Yes 20 seconds 33% 350%
Icon Illusion.jpg Illusion Rune Rune Yes 75 seconds 35% 300%
Ioyn Stone.jpg Ioyn Stone (Illusion) Activation Yes 10 seconds 35% 300%
Xemplar.jpg Xemplar Xemplar Schism.jpg Schism Yes 30 seconds 50/75/100% 150% Illusions also deal ability damage
Nomad.jpg Nomad Nomad Mirage Strike.jpg Mirage Strike No 1 attack or 3 seconds 100% 100%
Sand Wraith.jpg Sand Wraith Sand Wraith Sand Stalkers.jpg Sand Stalkers Yes 20 seconds 25/30/35/40% 400/350/300/250%
Sand Wraith.jpg Sand Wraith Sand Wraith Mirage.jpg Mirage No 4/5/6 seconds 40% 250%
Silhouette.jpg Silhouette Silhouette Shadow.jpg Shadow Yes 20/30/40 seconds 100% 200/150/100% Copies Silhouette Death Lotus.jpg Death Lotus animations (Deals no damage)

Abilities that propagate to illusions[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

By default, all passive effects propagate to illusions, unless stated otherwise. Abilities that deal damage deal 100% of its damage when used by illusions, regardless of its % damage dealt from autoattacks. Status effects from auras do not stack.

In addition, these types of modifiers propagate to illusions:

Items[edit | edit source]

Reduced effectiveness[edit | edit source]

Hero/Item Source Notes
Bramble.jpg Bramble Bramble Chomp.jpg Chomp! Deals 1/3 damage
Brutalizer.jpg Brutalizer Passive Deals 1/3 damage and does not stun
Chronos.jpg Chronos Chronos Curse of Ages.jpg Curse of Ages Deals 1/3 damage and does not stun
Flint Beastwood.jpg Flint Beastwood Flint Beastwood Hollowpoint Shells.jpg Hollowpoint Shells Deals 1/3 damage and does not stun
Gravekeeper.jpg Gravekeeper Gravekeeper Defiling Touch.jpg Defiling Touch Only deals bonus damage, does not slow or drop a corpse
Keeper of the Forest.jpg Keeper of the Forest Keeper of the Forest Strength in Numbers.jpg Strength in Numbers 1/3 proc chance
Klanx.jpg Klanx Klanx Lackey.jpg Lackey Deals 1/3 damage
Lord Salforis.jpg Lord Salforis Lord Salforis Dark Lord's Presence.jpg Dark Lord's Presence Deals 1/3 damage; stolen regeneration unchanged
Magebane.jpg Magebane Magebane Mana Combustion.jpg Mana Combustion Burns 1/3 of Mana
Nullfire Blade.jpg Nullfire Blade Passive Burns 1/3 of Mana
Pestilence.jpg Pestilence Pestilence Gore.jpg Gore Deals 1/3 damage and does not stun
Predator.jpg Predator Predator Carnivorous.jpg Carnivorous Deals 1/3 damage
Savage Mace.jpg Savage Mace Passive Deals 1/3 damage and does not stun
Silhouette.jpg Silhouette Silhouette Relentless Salvo.jpg Relentless Salvo Applies Relentless Salvo, but does not deal bonus damage
Slither.jpg Slither Slither Toxicity.jpg Toxicity 1/3 duration
Soul Reaper.jpg Soul Reaper Soul Reaper Withering Presence.jpg Withering Presence Deals 1/3 damage
Thunderclaw.jpg Thunderclaw Passive Deals 1/3 damage
The Madman.jpg The Madman The Madman Gash.jpg Gash Applies Gash, but does not deal bonus damage
Voltstone.jpg Voltstone Passive Deals 1/3 damage
Warchief.jpg Warchief Warchief Power of the Elders.jpg Power of the Elders Deals 1/3 damage

Buffs[edit | edit source]

These buffs will propagate to illusions if they are created while the buff is active. Illusions have no way to regain the buff by themselves if it expires, even if the original regains the buff.

Hero Source Notes
Grinex.jpg Grinex Grinex Nether Strike.jpg Nether Strike
Maliken.jpg Maliken Maliken Possession.jpg Possession
Myrmidon.jpg Myrmidon Myrmidon Forced Evolution.jpg Forced Evolution Illusions do not inherit Cleave (SotM version)
Oogie.jpg Oogie Oogie Primal Surge.jpg Primal Surge
Salomon.jpg Salomon Salomon Wish for Revenge.jpg Wish for Revenge Copies shield amount; illusions have 1 Health when Wish for Revenge expires
Shadowblade.jpg Shadowblade Shadowblade Gargantuan's Blast.jpg Gargantuan's Blast
Shadowblade.jpg Shadowblade Shadowblade Feint's Siphon.jpg Feint's Siphon
Shadowblade.jpg Shadowblade Shadowblade Soul's Sight.jpg Soul's Sight Illusions do not deal bonus Magic Damage
Shadowblade.jpg Shadowblade Shadowblade Essence Shift.jpg Essence Shift
War Beast.jpg War Beast War Beast Metamorphosis.jpg Metamorphosis
Wildsoul.jpg Wildsoul Wildsoul Bear Form.jpg Bear Form

Abilities that do not propagate to illusions[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

These types of stat bonuses do not benefit illusions:

  • Damage (bonus Base Damage sources work)
  • Armor (Armor from Agility works)
  • Magic Armor

Abilties[edit | edit source]

These abilities are explicitly stated to not propagate to illusions.

Hero/Item Source Notes
Amun-Ra.jpg Amun-Ra Amun-Ra Pyroclasmic Rebirth.jpg Pyroclasmic Rebirth
Balphagore.jpg Balphagore Balphagore Corpse Conversion.jpg Corpse Conversion Illusions cannot consume corpses
Bushwack.jpg Bushwack Bushwack Jungle Toxin.jpg Jungle Toxin
Calamity.jpg Calamity Calamity Funeral Pyre.jpg Funeral Pyre
Chronos.jpg Chronos Chronos Rewind.jpg Rewind
Dawnbringer.jpg Dawnbringer Passive
Devourer.jpg Devourer Devourer Cadaver Armor.jpg Cadaver Armor
Emerald Warden.jpg Emerald Warden Emerald Warden Summon Gawain.jpg Summon Gawain
Forsaken Archer.jpg Forsaken Archer Forsaken Archer Call of the Damned.jpg Call of the Damned
Frostburn.jpg Frostburn Passive
Frostwolf's Skull.jpg Frostwolf's Skull Passive
Grave Locket.jpg Grave Locket Passive Does not charge from enemy death
Grimoire of Power.jpg Grimoire of Power Passive
Icebrand.jpg Icebrand Passive
Icon of the Goddess.jpg Icon of the Goddess Passive Does not gain charges from enemy death
Kane.jpg Kane Kane Offensive Force.jpg Force of Balance
Kraken.jpg Kraken Kraken Splash.jpg Splash
Master of Arms.jpg Master of Arms Master of Arms Cheetah.jpg Cheetah Illusions will always have Bulldozer
Null Stone.jpg Null Stone Passive
Oogie.jpg Oogie Oogie Kindled Fury.jpg Kindled Fury Shows effect, but cannot use
Prophet.jpg Prophet Prophet Shared Fate.jpg Shared Fate Illusions cannot propagate attacks
Rampage.jpg Rampage Rampage Horned Strike.jpg Horned Strike
Sacrificial Stone.jpg Sacrificial Stone Passive Does not charge from enemy death
Sand Wraith.jpg Sand Wraith Sand Wraith Dissipate.jpg Dissipate
Shieldbreaker.jpg Shieldbreaker Passive
Soulstealer.jpg Soulstealer Soulstealer Soulsteal.jpg Soulsteal
Token of Life.jpg Token of Life Passive
Zephyr.jpg Zephyr Zephyr Cyclones.jpg Cyclones

Abilities that can kill illusions[edit | edit source]

These abilities instantly kill enemy illusions when used on them.

Hero/Item Source
Electrician.jpg Electrician Electrician Cleansing Shock.jpg Cleansing Shock
Kuldra's Sheepstick.jpg Kuldra's Sheepstick Activation
Pollywog Priest.jpg Pollywog Priest Pollywog Priest Morph.jpg Morph
Reckless Horseman.jpg Reckless Horseman Reckless Horseman Flaming Surprise.jpg Flaming Surprise
Vagabond Assassin.jpg Vagabond Assassin Magebane Master of the Mantra.jpg The Assassin's Touch
Witch Slayer.jpg Witch Slayer Witch Slayer Miniaturization.jpg Miniaturization
Witch Slayer.jpg Witch Slayer Witch Slayer Power Drain.jpg Power Drain

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Version 4.2.0

  • Illusions now inherit bonus Attack Speed, Health Regeneration, Mana Regeneration, and Lifesteal from the original hero.