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DotA2 Skill: Counterspell


Casting Method:Active/Passive
Targetting Method:No Target
Allowed Targets:Self
Passively grants you magic resistance. Can be activated to create an anti-magic shell around you that sends any targeted spells back towards enemies instead of affecting you.

Magic Resistance Bonus: 20% / 30% / 40% / 50% ( 40% / 50% / 60% / 70%)
Shell Duration: 1.2

Creates an illusion of Anti-Mage next to an enemy caster upon reflecting their spell. Illusion deals 75% damage, takes 100% damage and has a duration of 4 seconds range.
Mana Cost: 45 Cooldown Time: 15 / 11 / 7 / 3
Additional Information
Years of meditation and obsession with revenge have hardened Anti-Mage's skin against mystical opponents.

  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
  • Increases Anti-Mage's total base magic resistance to 36.25% / 43.75% / 51.25% / 58.75% ( 55% / 62.5% / 70% / 77.5%).
  • Interrupts channeling on cast.
  • Linken's Sphere and Lotus Orb do not trigger for Anti-Mage while Counterspell is active.
  • Unlike Lotus Orb, does not reflect Phantom Strike and Blink Strike. They do get blocked still.


  • Dispellable with any dispel.
  • Cannot be used by illusions.
  • The passive magic resistance bonus is disabled.

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Donk_illMe (6) | October 31, 2011 8:16am
Magina learns to protect himself with an anti-magic shield. Increases his resistance to magic damage.
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