Ancient Apparition – Kaldr

18 + 1.4

20 + 2.2

25 + 2.6

  • Affiliation: Scourge
  • Attack Animation: 0.45 / 0.3
  • Damage: 44 – 54
  • Casting Animation: 0.01 / 0.75
  • Armor: 1.8
  • Base Attack Time: 1.7
  • Move speed: 295
  • Missile Speed: 1250
  • Attack Range: 600
  • Sight Range: 1800 / 1400

Background story

Defeated in a battle long forgotten, this once great mage was banished to a tomb of ice for all eternity. For countless ages he lay in unbearable anguish until he was discovered by minions of the Lich King. In a vain attempt to gain favour with this ancient soul for his own purposes, the Lich King released him. But this soul no longer knew gratitude, it no longer knew friend from foe, it knew only pain. With its body long since decayed, the soul took up the only form it knew. Consumed with hatred, even a touch from this monstrosity causes agony. Able to conjure devastating ice storms with a mere thought and hurl soul-shattering bolts of frost seemingly impossible distances, this creature punishes all who dare to stand their ground against it.

(center picture is Kaldr aka Ancient apparition, not really the sexiest looking hero but pretty much cool)


  • Cold Feet

The Apparition curses his foes with The Frozen Mark which will freeze enemies to the ground. Unless target enemy moves at least 740 away from the mark within 4 seconds he is frozen still.

  • Ice Vortex

Gathers ancient frost energy into one area to create a small, immobile ice vortex at a location. Whenever enemies are near it, their movement speed and magical resistance are reduced.

  • Chilling Touch

Releases a gust of cold wind at a target area, enchanting allied heroes with bonus magical damage on their attacks. Lasts for a limited number of attacks up to a maximum of 40 seconds. While the enchanted heroes have this chilling touch, their attack speed is reduced by 15%.

  • Ultimate: Ice Blast

Ancient Apparition projects his presence out to make way for a powerful ripple of hailstone and dark magic. Once cast, it can release the spell to strike targets within the area of where his presence was upon release. It will deal damage to enemy units and apply a frostbite curse on them where their health regeneration will be frozen and will shatter if they fall close enough to death. This spell has global range depending on how long you wait for the projections to move. Frostbitten units will take minor damage over time.

Personal opinion:

Ancient apparition is one of my favorite heroes in the game of DotA, it needs skill, speed and a lot of practice to master this hero… Mainly considered as a support hero which is logical considering all 4 of his levels target a group of heroes (allies/enemy) and thus may contribute enormously in team fights and ganks.

My items build would be as following:

start with a magic wand, boots of speed then Urn of shadows… afterwards aim for power threads, assault cuirasse or shiva’s guard, otherwise depending on role in game, you might aim for mekansm/pipe/

A good AA is a GOOD GAME… end of the story…

a combination of his levels especially level 1 and level 2 is deadly and without mercy… speaking of which… even a hero running back towards the base fountain 2 towers behind closest enemy can still be reached and attacked by AA’s ultimate. (again, deadly and without mercy)

To note that in the CAPTAIN MODE of DotA (played in tournaments and events) AA has became first choice of many of the top teams and has turned into a banable hero after long being forgotten in the world of competitive DotA.

So that’s it for today’s DotA Hero of the day… stay tuned for more heroes soon.



About janbein

Gamer research Biologist who loves art, space and sports.

Posted on August 28, 2011, in Dota hero of the day, Gaming and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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