Spectre – Mercurial

19 + 2

23 + 2.2

16 + 1.9

  • Affiliation: Scourge
  • Attack Animation: 0.3 / 0.7
  • Damage: 46 – 50
  • Casting Animation: 0.3 / 0.51
  • Armor: 3.22
  • Base Attack Time: 1.7
  • Movespeed: 295
  • Missile Speed: Instant
  • Attack Range: 128 (melee)
  • Sight Range: 1800 / 800

Background story

A darkness who was ancient even in the early days of the world’s existence, Mercurial is the embodiment of rage and vengeance in the souls of those long dead. Haunting her enemies with relentless fervor, she is able to throw a dagger-like projectile that allows her to chase her prey beyond physical boundaries, and the fear and the desolation struck in the hearts of those who have the misfortune of encountering her alone is a pain impossible to withstand. Spectre’s thirst for destruction is insatiable, and the upcoming struggle seems to be just what she was waiting for.

(the awesome looking Spectre… ❤ )


  • Spectral Dagger

The Spectre launches a deadly dagger that trails a Shadow Path. Deals damage to the targets in its path. Units hit by the dagger will also trail a Shadow Path. The Spectre becomes phased (gains zero collision) while on the path.

  • Desolate

Deals bonus damage that cuts through armor when attacking a hero that has no nearby allied units. Works on Illusions.

  • Dispersion

Causes any damage taken by Mercurial to be reflected onto all enemies in a 1000 AoE. The further away the enemy is the less damage is dealt.

  • Haunt

Creates a haunting image beside each enemy hero. These images are uncontrollable, take 200% damage, deal 40% damage and each of them will attack only its pair. Haunting images have a 1 second delay before they become active.

Personal opinion:

Spectre is one of the most feared heroes in the world of DotA. With one of the most effective escape mechanisms and a base strength that goes up to 21 points… Spectre is not only a hard hero to kill… but once with vanguard, spectre is a pseudo impossible hero to kill 1v1 or even up to 3v1.

My items build would be as following:

start quelling blade + stout shield and tangos… buy ur ring first, vanguard, power threads and then immediatly start farming ur radiance.

Spectre + radiance = nearly good game, if the game takes longer you should aim for heart of terrasque, although some like to play her with Manta style and diffusal blade.

His dagger level brings fear to the heart of near by heroes, but it’s really her radiance like level 3 (dispersion) that makes spectre an IMBA hero…



About janbein

Gamer research Biologist who loves art, space and sports.

Posted on October 12, 2011, in Dota hero of the day, Gaming. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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