Magic Immunity

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Magic Immunity grants immunity against Magic Damage, as well as Magic type effects.

When a unit becomes Magic Immune, all Magic Damage and any status effects that are typed Magic are negated, and single-target abilities with the target type Magic cannot be used on it. Magic Immunity is not the same as effects such as 100% Magic Damage reduction (Ex. Rhapsody Protective Melody.jpg Protective Melody), as the latter only reduces damage, and does not protect against status effects and can still be targeted.

While Magic Immunity is largely a beneficial effect, it works for both sides. Allies cannot use abilities with the type Magic on Magic Immune units as well.

Some units are passively Magic Immune. Wild Hunters are the only Neutral units with innate Magic Immunity. Couriers are also immune to Magic, among other things. In addition, all Gadgets are Magic Immune.

Superior Magic effects will go through Magic Immunity. Abilities with target type of Superior Magic or have no type, usually ultimates, will bypass Magic Immunity in some form, typically only applying a status effect. Superior Magic Damage is reduced by Magic Armor, but ignores Magic Immunity.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Unit/Item Source Duration Notes
Jeraziah.jpg Jeraziah Jeraziah Protective Charm.jpg Protective Charm 8 seconds Can be dispelled
Predator.jpg Predator Predator Stone Hide.jpg Stone Hide 4/5/6/7 seconds
Shrunken Head.jpg Shrunken Head Activation 7 seconds
Swiftblade.jpg Swiftblade Swiftblade Blade Frenzy.jpg Blade Frenzy 5 seconds

Abilities that bypass Magic Immunity[edit | edit source]

How each ability interacts with Magic Immunity varies. Any single-target Magic type abilities do not affect Magic Immune units at all. Some projectile abilities such as Artesia Arcane Missile.jpg Arcane Missile can hit Magic Immune units, but does not have any adverse effects on them. Superior Magic type abilities can at least target Magic Immune units, and usually it will not damage the unit, but will apply a status effect on it. All forms of Mixed Damage and True Damage will ignore Magic Immunity. Mixed Damage is actually typed as both Superior Magic and Superior Physical, and True Damage has no type. Physical type abilities are unaffected by Magic Immunity.

Some abilities have multiple types of effects associated with it. For example, Magebane Mana Combustion.jpg Mana Combustion, despite dealing Physical Damage, is blocked by Magic Immunity because Mana Combustion has the effect type of Magic.

Superior Magic Damage Sources[edit | edit source]

Superior Magic Damage ignores Magic Immunity, but is reduced by Magic Armor.

These abilities also apply status effects that bypass Magic Immunity.

Hero Source Notes
Behemoth.jpg Behemoth Behemoth Shockwave.jpg Shockwave Initial shockwave only
Blood Hunter.jpg Blood Hunter Blood Hunter Hemorrhage.jpg Hemorrhage
Bubbles.jpg Bubbles Bubbles Kelp Field.jpg Kelp Field Requires SotM; Applies to kelp break damage
Lord Salforis.jpg Lord Salforis Lord Salforis Life Tap.jpg Life Tap Slow is blocked, damage is not
Lord Salforis.jpg Lord Salforis Lord Salforis The Undying.jpg The Undying
Magmus.jpg Magmus Magmus Volcanic Touch.jpg Volcanic Touch Only to non-organic units
Hellbringer Summon Malphas.jpg Malphas Malphas Immolate.jpg Immolate
Martyr.jpg Martyr Martyr Guardian Angel.jpg Guardian Angel
Ravenor.jpg Ravenor Ravenor Power Overwhelming.jpg Power Overwhelming Converts attack damage to Superior Magic Damage
Witch Slayer.jpg Witch Slayer Witch Slayer Silver Bullet.jpg Silver Bullet SotM version only

Mixed Damage[edit | edit source]

Mixed Damage is actually typed both Superior Magic and Superior Physical, meaning it bypasses both Magic Immunity and Physical Immunity, but is reduced by both Armor and Magic Armor.

Hero Source Notes
Lodestone.jpg Lodestone Lodestone Headsmash.jpg Headsmash Deals 1/2 damage in Physical Damage
Lodestone.jpg Lodestone Lodestone Shatterstorm.jpg Shatterstorm Deals 1/2 damage in Physical Damage
Tundra.jpg Tundra Tundra Piercing Shards.jpg Piercing Shards
Wildsoul.jpg Wildsoul Wildsoul Summon Booboo.jpg Summon Booboo Wildsoul takes Mixed Damage when Booboo is killed

Status Effect Only[edit | edit source]

Abilities with Superior Magic or no target type partially bypass Magic Immunity by applying a status effect on them, even if it deals no damage.

This list includes abilities that do not deal damage.

Hero/Item Source Notes
Astrolabe.jpg Astrolabe Activation
Blitz.jpg Blitz Blitz Lightning Shackles.jpg Lightning Shackles
Bubbles.jpg Bubbles Bubbles Kelp Field.jpg Kelp Field Attaches kelp to targets, but no damage or stun
Chronos.jpg Chronos Chronos Chronofield.jpg Chronofield
CirceHero.jpg Circe Circe Twisted Visage.jpg Twisted Visage Cannot target Magic Immune units, but channel does not break from Magic Immunity
Devourer.jpg Devourer Devourer Devour.jpg Devour
Electrician.jpg Electrician Electrician Cleansing Shock.jpg Cleansing Shock
Flint Beastwood.jpg Flint Beastwood Flint Beastwood Money Shot.jpg Money Shot
Glacius.jpg Glacius Glacius Glacial Downpour.jpg Glacial Downpour
Hellbringer.jpg Hellbringer Hellbringer Summon Malphas.jpg Summon Malphas Stun only
Keeper of the Forest.jpg Keeper of the Forest Keeper of the Forest Root.jpg Root
King Klout.jpg King Klout King Klout Parade of Power.jpg Parade of Power
Kraken.jpg Kraken Kraken Release the Kraken.jpg Release the Kraken!
Legionnaire.jpg Legionnaire Legionnaire Decapitate.jpg Decapitate Kills units below threshold, deals no damage otherwise
Magebane.jpg Magebane Magebane Mana Rift.jpg Mana Rift
Maliken.jpg Maliken Maliken Possession.jpg Possession
Parasite.jpg Parasite Parasite Facehug.jpg Facehug Silence only
Pestilence.jpg Pestilence Pestilence Swarm.jpg Swarm
Pharaoh.jpg Pharaoh Pharaoh Wrath of the Pharaoh.jpg Wrath of the Pharaoh Initial projectile only; No damage or stun on pull
Plague Rider.jpg Plague Rider Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg Plague Carrier Mini-stun and debuff are not blocked, bounces to Magic Immune units
Riftwalker.jpg Riftwalker Riftwalker Wormhole.jpg Wormhole
Sand Wraith.jpg Sand Wraith Sand Wraith Mirage.jpg Mirage SotM Fear is not blocked
Scout.jpg Scout Scout Marksman Shot.jpg Marksman Shot
Shadowblade.jpg Shadowblade Shadowblade Essence Shift.jpg Essence Shift
Sir Benzington.jpg Sir Benzington Sir Benzington Knightfall.jpg Knightfall
Soul Reaper.jpg Soul Reaper Soul Reaper Demonic Execution.jpg Demonic Execution
Succubus.jpg Succubus Succubus Cursed Embrace.jpg Succubus' Hold
Tempest.jpg Tempest Tempest Elemental Void.jpg Elemental Void
The Chipper.jpg The Chipper The Chipper Sawblade Showdown.jpg Sawblade Showdown SotM slow only
Tundra.jpg Tundra Tundra Avalanche.jpg Avalanche Stun and push only
Vindicator.jpg Vindicator Vindicator Final Chapter.jpg Final Chapter