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DotA2 Skill: Rot


Casting Method:Toggle
Targetting Method:Instant
Allowed Targets:Enemy Units/Self
A toxic cloud that deals intense damage and slows movement--harming not only enemy units but Pudge himself.

Radius: 250
Damage per Second: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120
Move Speed Slow: 11% / 18% / 25% / 32%
Additional Information
A foul odor precedes a toxic, choking gas, emanating from the Butcher's putrid, ever-swelling mass.

  • Rot does not interrupt Pudge's channeling spells upon toggling.
  • The damage to self is magical aswell, so it can be blocked with spell immunity. It also is lethal, so Pudge can deny himself with this ability.
  • This allows most cancelable consumables to persist through the first 3 levels of Rot, since its damage is too low to cancel them.
  • The area damage does not depend on the self afflicted damage. The area damage is still applied even when the damage on Pudge himself is blocked.
  • The slow is provided by an aura. This aura debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds, even if rot is toggled off.
  • Rot deals 7 / 12 / 17 / 22 damage in 0.2 second intervals. The time intervals are set for the whole game when Rot gets toggled the first time.
  • Every 0.2 seconds, Rot checks if Pudge has Rot active, and if that is the case, Pudge and all enemies which have the slow debuff from Pudge are damaged. Therefore:
  • It is possible to rapidly toggle Rot on and off several times to drastically reduce damage dealt/taken while still maintaining the slow.
  • Enemies that get out of range can still can get hit by 2 to 3 damage instances, as long as Pudge has Rot active.
  • Silencing or disabling Pudge does not turn Rot off, not even when hidden.

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bromega322 | May 11, 2012 1:52am
Tapping this very fast will deal full damage on enemies and about half to a quarter on yourself.
Donk_illMe (6) | October 31, 2011 10:22am
Pudge releases the disease and filth inside of him, dealing intense damage and slowing surrounding enemies while hurting Pudge as well.
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