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Hellbourne.png Hellbourne
Strengthlogo.gif 21 Agilitylogo.gif 17 Intelligencelogo.gif 20
(+2.6) (+1.7) (+2.3)
Level 1 16 25
Health 549 1328 2107
Mana 260 728 1235
Damage 50-56 86-92 125-131
Armor 2.58 6.36 10.98
Attack Speed 0.67 0.83 1
Movement Speed 300
Magic Armor 5
Base Health Regen 1.00
Attack Range 150 (Melee)
Missile Speed Instant
Base Attack Time 1.7
Attack Animation 0.5/0.5
Turn Rate 540

Info[edit | edit source]

While the world above burned, within the deepest crevices of Newerth an abominable conglomeration of sentient gels, pathogens, and other lurkers of the deep simmered in a primordial pool, slowly evolving and multiplying. From this cesspool emerged the Parasite, sickeningly intelligent and chaotically evil.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

[ Q ]
Parasite Leech.jpg
Cast Time: 0.2 / 0.8 seconds
Target Unit Enemy Units
Type - Magic
The Parasite steals essence from target enemy unit, dealing damage and stealing Movement Speed
Range: 600
Mana Cost: 75/90/105/120
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deals 80/140/200/260 Magic Damage to target enemy and applies Leeching Bile to it and Fed to yourself for 4 seconds.
All your Movement Speed are belong to me!

Leeching Bile Effects
-50/-75/-100/-125 Movement Speed

Fed Effects
+50/75/100/125 Movement Speed

[ W ]
Parasite Infest.jpg
Cast Time: 0.3 / 0.2 seconds
Target Unit
Type - Transmute
Takes control of target unit, hiding yourself within. The Parasite can consume the target at any time, healing himself.
Range: 300
Mana Cost: 100/110/120/130
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Takes control of the target unit and hides yourself within, granting it 20/40/60/80 Attack Speed, 2/3/4/5 times Parasite's level in Damage, and 25/50/75/100 Movement Speed. Can target ancients.

The unit loses 3/2/1/0% of its Max Health per second.

Creates an ability on target that will kill the controlled creep and heal the Parasite for 30/40/50/60% of its current Health.

Level 1 of this ability cannot target allied units.

Let me in let me in let me in
  • Cannot Infest player-controlled units.
  • Removes all buffs and debuffs and disjoints projectiles on Infest.
  • Infest will also remove the ally version of Ophelia's Judgment and break the channel on Circe's Twisted Visage.
  • Parasite is invulnerable while Infesting a creep.
  • While infesting a creep, Parasite can be selected, although you can't do anything with Parasite besides leveling his abilities.
  • Damage drain directly removes Health, and cannot be reduced with Damage Reduction effects.
  • Draining Venom will function on the Infested creep as it would on Parasite.
  • The Infested unit gains an ability that allows Parasite to kill and consume it (bound to R by default).
  • When Parasite leaves an Infested creep with less than 5 seconds of cooldown of Infest, its cooldown will be set to 5 seconds.
  • Infested units have a special icon on the minimap.
  • If Infest ends by Consuming the creep or from health loss at Levels 1-3, the kill is credited to Parasite. If an enemy kills the Infested creep, the kill is credited to the killer instead.

[ R ]
Parasite Infest.jpg
Cast Time: 0 / 0.5 seconds
Self Self
Instantly kills the controlled creep, healing Parasite for a portion of the creep's Health.
Kills the creep and heals Parasite for 30/40/50/60% of its current Health.
It's not you, it's me
  • When used, the Bounty from the Infested creep is granted to the last enemy-controlled unit that dealt damage to the Infested minion in the last 2 seconds. If no other hero applies, Parasite will be credited as the killer.

Draining Venom
[ E ]
Parasite Draining Venom.jpg
Any target the Parasite attacks takes extra damage from it and deals less damage to it.

Draining Venom is applied when you attack a target with a unit you Infest, or if you use an ability on a target.

On Attack
Applies Draining Venom to the target for 3 seconds
Can't touch this!

Draining Venom Effects
Takes 9/18/27/36% more damage from the Parasite and deals 9/18/27/36% less damage to the Parasite.

  • Only autoattacks and Parasite's abilities' damage are amplified by Draining Venom.
  • Illusions can apply Draining Venom, but only Parasite benefits from it.

[ R ]
Parasite Facehug.jpg
Cast Time: 0.3 / 0.4 seconds
Target Unit Enemy Units
Type - Superior Magic
The Parasite can steal the strengths of enemies while passing his own weaknesses onto them.
Range: 600
Mana Cost: 125/150/175
Cooldown: 60/45/30 seconds
Target an enemy to leap at it.

On impact, your Debuffs are transferred to the target and the target's Buffs are transferred to you.

Deals 250/350/450 Magic Damage and applies a 2/3/4 second Silence to target.

Here, let's trade!
  • The projectile travels at 1750 speed, and Parasite will leap to the target at 2250 speed upon latching.
  • Does not transfer status effects against Magic Immune targets.
  • Certain status effects cannot be transferred via Facehug. See this page for a list of non-transferable status effects.

Alt Avatars[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Version 4.5.2

  • Parasite Draining Venom.jpg Draining Venom
    • Damage increase and reduction improved from 6/12/18/24% to 9/18/27/36%.

Version 4.5.0

  • Parasite Facehug.jpg Facehug
    • Magic Damage increased from 200/300/400 to 250/350/450.

Version 4.2.2

  • Parasite.jpg Parasite's minimap icon is now visible while Parasite Infest.jpg Infest is active.
  • When Parasite.jpg Parasite's Parasite Infest.jpg Infested creep is killed via Parasite Infest.jpg Consume, it now grants the last enemy player-controlled unit the kill credit if that unit has damaged the Infested creep within the last 2 seconds.
    • This prevents Parasite.jpg Parasite from denying the gold and experience of the opposing team if he uses Parasite Infest.jpg Consume before the opposing team can kill the Infested creep.

Version 4.2.0

Version 4.0.0

  • Magic Armor increased from 5.25 to 6.

Version 3.6.0

  • Parasite Infest.jpg Infest
    • Health Drain Per Second changed from 3/1.5/0/-1.5 to 3/2/1/0%

Version 3.5.3

  • Parasite Infest.jpg Infest
    • If the cooldown is below 5 seconds while inside a unit, whenever you exit the creep the cooldown will reset to 5 seconds

Version 3.5.0

  • Parasite Infest.jpg Infest
    • Attack Speed increased from 15/30/45/60 to 20/40/60/80
    • Damage bonus increased from 1/2/3/4x level to 2/3/4/5x level
    • Health loss rescaled from -3/-2.5/-2/-1.5% to -3/-1.5/0/+1.5% per second

Version 3.2.5

  • Parasite Draining Venom.jpg Draining Venom
    • No longer works on any items.
  • Parasite Facehug.jpg Facehug
    • No longer transfers any buffs or debuffs on magic immune targets. Will still transfer Protective Charm from Jeraziah to self then apply debuffs.

Version 2.5.20

  • Health regen reduced from 1.25 to 1
    • This is a part of a global change to all melee heroes.

Version 2.5.13

  • Parasite Infest.jpg Infest
    • Can no longer be used while inside of a unit.

Version 2.5.12

  • Parasite Infest.jpg Infest
    • Can no longer target allied creeps until level 2

Version 2.2.7

  • Base Strength reduced from 23 to 21
  • Fixed an exploit where if Parasite attempts to use Blood Chalice inside a creep, he can gain mana without losing any Health

Version 2.2.0

  • Health regen increased from 0.25 to 1.25 health per second
    • This is a part of a global change to all melee heroes.

Version 2.1.0

  • Parasite Leech.jpg Leech
    • Damage from 80/130/180/230 to 80/140/200/260
  • Parasite Draining Venom.jpg Draining Venom
    • Now also benefits creeps that Parasite inhabits
    • Applies from ability casts

Version 2.0.36

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