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Plague Rider
Plague Rider.jpg
Hellbourne.png Hellbourne
Strengthlogo.gif 18 Agilitylogo.gif 15 Intelligencelogo.gif 18
(+1.6) (+1.8) (+3.3)
Level 1 16 25
Health 492 986 1594
Mana 234 897 1521
Damage 42-51 93-102 141-150
Armor 3.5 7.56 12.32
Attack Speed 0.67 0.83 1
Movement Speed 315
Magic Armor 5
Base Health Regen 0.25
Attack Range 600 (Ranged)
Missile Speed 1000
Base Attack Time 1.7
Attack Animation 0.46/0.54
Turn Rate 450

Info[edit | edit source]

The pestilential stench of the Plague Rider can be smelled for miles, a foul warning of the diseases following in its wake. Mounted atop his undead steed, carried aloft on a stinking cloud of flies, the Plague Rider sows sickness among friends and enemies alike, all with the end of spreading disease across the lands of Newerth.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

[ Q ]
Plague Rider Contagion.jpg
Cast Time: 0.4 / 0.7 seconds
Target Unit Enemy Units
Type - Magic
The Plague Rider instantly afflicts an enemy with a Contagion, damaging and Infecting all nearby enemies.
Range: 600
Radius: 200
Mana Cost: 125/150/175/200
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deals 125/200/250/325 Magic Damage to the target and 75/100/125/150 Magic Damage to all other enemies within 200 radius of target. If the targeted unit dies from this, another 75/100/125/150 Magic Damage will be dealt to surrounding creeps.

Enemies affected by Contagion receive a 30% Movement Speed Slow for 2.5/3/3.5/4 seconds.

You might want to get yourself checked out.

Diseased Effects
30% Movement Slow

  • The main target will also take additional damage when a unit was killed by Contagion.
  • The bonus damage will trigger if any unit was killed by the initial Contagion cast, main target or otherwise.
  • Deals 200/300/375/475 Magic Damage to the main target if Contagion killed a unit.

[ W ]
Plague Rider Earthblight.jpg
Cast Time: 0.3 / 0 seconds
Target Position Enemy Units
Type - Magic
Gnarled bones of slain creatures erupt from the ground. Imbued with pestilent magics, they try to drag enemies back with them for a short time.
Range: 900
Mana Cost: 85/90/95/100
Cooldown: 24/20/16/12 seconds
Deals 40/60/80/100 Magic Damage to enemies in the target area and blight the earth under them. Earthblight gives -1/-2/-3/-4 Magic Armor and slowly pulls the enemies back to their starting location for 4 seconds.

If the target moves too far from this location, it will be forced back to the original position. This effect only happens once per target.

The doctor prescribed penicillin!
  • Has an impact delay of 0.55 seconds.
  • Tethered units will be pulled towards the impact location at a force of 30 units per second.
  • If the target moves more than 350 units from its impact location, it will become Immobilized then pushed pushed to the location at a force of 500 units per second. This effect can only occur once per instance.
  • If the target moves more than 500 units away from the location in a single frame, then the tether is forcibly broken without the pull.

[ E ]
Plague Rider Extinguish.jpg
Cast Time: 0.4 / 0.7 seconds
Target Unit Ally Creeps
Type - Magic Transfigure
The Plague Rider ends the life of an allied creep instantly, restoring his own mana. His mount enjoys the snack and feeds off the destruction he caused.
Range: 400
Mana Cost: 25
Cooldown: 50/45/40/35 seconds
Kills the target unit and converts 20/40/60/80% of its current life into mana.

Level 4 of this ability can be cast on enemy and jungle creeps. Acts as an actual creep deny on ally creeps.

Your death will not be in vain.

Plague Carrier (Epidemic)
[ R ]
Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg
Cast Time: 0.4 / 0.7 seconds
Target Unit
Type - Superior Magic
The Plague Rider lets loose a Plague Carrier towards an enemy that mini-stuns the first target it hits. The Carrier deals damage to the target it lands on before traveling to another nearby target. Any enemy hit becomes Infected.
Range: 750
Mana Cost: 200/350/500
Cooldown: 140/100/60 seconds
Stuns the target for 0.1 seconds and launches a projectile at it that deals 280/370/460 Magic Damage on impact and applies a 30% Movement Speed Slow for 3 seconds. The projectile bounces to a random enemy within 600 units up to 10 (infinite number of) times and can bounce to a unit more than once over the duration.

Travels at 700 speed. Kills creeps instantly.

You dirty rat!
  • Can deal up to 1400/1850/2300 (infinite) Magic Damage to a single unit.

Alt Avatars[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Version 4.1.3

  • Magic Armor decreased from 7 to 6.
  • Plague Rider Earthblight.jpg Earthblight
    • Impact delay decreased from 650ms to 550ms.
    • Pull mechanics changed: now pulls with a constant force of 30 units per second for 4 seconds (instead of the force increasing with distance travelled).
    • Upon reaching 350 units away from the center of the Earthblight, the target is pulled back to the center. This effect only happens once per target per cast instance of Earthblight.
    • Break radius decreased from 700 to 350.
  • Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg Plague Carrier
    • Now applies a 30% Movement Speed Slow for 3 seconds.
    • Projectile speed increased from 600 to 700 units per second.

Version 4.0.0

  • Attack range increased from 550 to 600.
  • Magic Armor increased from 5.5 to 7.
  • Armor increased from 1.1 to 3.5.
  • Plague Rider Contagion.jpg Contagion
    • Damage rescaled from 125/200/250/325 to 120/190/260/330.
    • Mana Cost increased to 125/150/175/200.
    • Bonus Area of Effect damage is now doubled (and impacts the main target) if the ability kills a creep (occurs once and cannot trigger additional waves of damage).
    • No longer reduces Attack Speed.
  • Plague Rider Cursed Shield.jpg Cursed Shield
    • Reworked and replaced with Plague Rider Earthblight.jpg Earthblight.
      Cast Range: 900
      Radius: 250
      Cooldown: {24/20/16/12} seconds
      Mana Cost: {85/90/95/100}
    • Target an area to deal {40/60/80/100 Magic Damage} to enemies and blight the earth under them.
    • Earthblight gives {-1/-2/-3/-4 Magic Armor} and slowly pulls the enemies back to their starting location for 4 seconds.
      • Enemies who pull for too long or leave the area will snap the ghastly tendons of Earthblight.
  • Plague Rider Extinguish.jpg Extinguish
    • Mana gain increased from {15/30/45/60 to 20/40/60/80%} of target's Current Health.
    • At level 4, Extinguish can target enemy and neutral creeps.
  • Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg Plague Carrier
    • Projectile speed increased from {522 to 600}.
    • When disjointing the ability, the projectile will now bounce from where the target was when it disjointed, rather than the target's new position.
    • Now instantly kills any creeps hit.
    • Max bounces increased from 7 to 10.
    • No longer applies a Movement Speed Slow.
    • Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master now makes the bounce count infinite.
      • No longer increases Magic Damage of Plague Carrier.

Version 3.7.0

  • Plague Rider Extinguish.jpg Extinguish
    • Cooldown reduced from 55/50/45/40 seconds to 50/45/40/35 seconds

Version 3.6.0

  • Plague Rider Cursed Shield.jpg Cursed Shield
    • Now applies a shield in a 600 radius around the target to a max of 6 targets. This prioritizes Heroes first
    • Cooldown increased from 10 to 30 seconds
    • Mana Cost increased from 25 to 75
  • Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg Plague Carrier
    • Cooldown rescaled from 145/115/60 to 140/100/60

Version 2.6.34

Version 2.6.4

  • Strength Gain increased from 1.55 to 1.6
  • Intelligence Gain increased from 3.25 to 3.3
  • Plague Rider Contagion.jpg Contagion
    • Slow duration decreased from 4 to 2.5/3/3.5/4

Version 2.2.0

  • Movement Speed reduced from 320 to 315
  • Plague Rider Cursed Shield.jpg Cursed Shield
    • Armor lowered from 3/6/9/12 to 2/4/6/8
    • No longer applies a MS Slow, just AS
    • Now applies to all attacks, not just Melee

Version 2.0.14

  • Movement Speed increased from 305 to 320

Version 1.0.5

  • Plague Rider Extinguish.jpg Extinguish
    • Now a true deny (awards the stat, now rewards experience to enemies)


  • Agility Gain lowered from 2.0 to 1.8
  • Base Damage rescaled from 37-56 to 42-51

Version 0.1.66

  • Plague Rider Cursed Shield.jpg Cursed Shield
    • No longer debuffs enemy heroes who cast spells on a target.
    • Cooldown increased from 5s to 10s.

Version 0.1.62

Version 0.1.50

Version 0.1.47

  • Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg Plague Carrier
    • Functioning properly (as in DotA),
    • Projectile speed increased to 522.

Version 0.1.46

Version 0.1.45

  • Hero Added

Legacy Abilities[edit | edit source]

Cursed Shield
[ W ]
Plague Rider Cursed Shield.jpg
Cast Time: 0.4 / 0.7 seconds
Target Unit Ally Units
Type - Magic
Places a Cursed Shield on an ally, granting them increased Armor and causing any enemy who attacks them to become infected for 2 seconds.
Range: 800
Mana Cost: 75
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Applies Cursed Shield to the target and up to a total of 6 allies within a 600 radius of the target for 40 seconds. Prioritizes allied heroes.
The doctor prescribed penicillin!

Cursed Shield Effects
+2/4/6/8 Armor
When attacked, applies Infected to attacker for 2 seconds.

Infected Effects
-20 Attack Speed

  • Removed in Version 4.0.0.
  • Applies Cursed Shield to 5 other closest ally units around the target, prioritizing heroes.
  • Does not slow enemy units that are Magic Immune.

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