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DotA2 Skill: Assimilate


Casting Method:Active
Targetting Method:Target Unit
Allowed Targets:Allied Hero
Lifestealer swallows an allied hero, allowing them to hide inside him. Any healing Lifestealer receives is shared with the hero within. When an assimilated hero leaves Lifestealer, they erupt outwards, damaging nearby enemies.

Cast Time: 0.2 + 0.5
Cast Range: 150
Damage Radius: 700
Damage: 300
Ally Order Lock Duration: 2

How can Lifestealer resist the chance to sample an ally?
Mana Cost: 50 Cooldown Time: 50
Additional Information
  • Requires Aghanim's Scepter to be unlocked.
  • Can only be cast on allied heroes, including Meepo clones, excluding illusions.
  • The allied hero is invulnerable and hidden and still gains experience and gold during Infest.
  • 2 seconds after assimilating an allied hero, the hero can move out of N'aix by issuing any order.
  • During Assimilate, the allied hero is periodically moved to Lifestealer's current position.
  • When Assimilate ends (be it via Eject, or Lifestealer dies), the allied hero will appear at the Lifestealer's location.
  • Every aura the allied hero has (including Gem of True Sight and Radiance) affect units around Lifestealer.
  • Relocate causes the periodic moving of the allied hero to get canceled, so that the 2 notes above don't apply anymore.
  • Recall will cause the ally to pop out of Lifestealer, dealing the area damage and then being teleported.
  • Assimilate does not stop any regeneration. So the ally will return with the health and mana he had before Assimilate + what Lifestealer healed + what he could regenerate during it.
  • Lifestealer is marked with a visual effect above him, visible to allies only.

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