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DotA2 Skill: Unstable Concoction

Unstable Concoction

Casting Method:Active
Targetting Method:No Target
Allowed Targets:Self
Alchemist brews up an unstable concoction that he can throw at an enemy hero, to stun and deal damage in an area around the explosion. The longer the concoction brews, the more damage it deals and the longer the target is stunned. After 5 seconds, the brew reaches its maximum damage and stun time. However, after 5.5 seconds, the concoction will explode on Alchemist himself if not thrown. Grants Alchemist 4% / 8% / 12% / 16% movement speed while charging.

Damage Type: Physical
Concoction Radius: 250
Minimum Damage: 0 ( 400)
Maximum Damage: 160 / 240 / 320 / 400 ( 560 / 640 / 720 / 800)
Maximum Stun Duration: 2.2 / 2.8 / 3.4 / 4
Mana Cost: 100 Cooldown Time: 13
Additional Information
A silver lining to the failure of turning a mountain into gold, this volatile solution has destructive potential.

  • Has an instant cast time, but cancels channeling upon cast.
  • Upon cast, it is replaced by Throw Unstable Concoction.
  • A timer above Alchemist's head shows how much time is left before the concoction blows up. This timer is visible to everyone.
  • The brewing animation and particles are visible to everyone. The sound can be heard by enemies only when the spell was casted within their vision range.
  • When Alchemist dies while brewing, it instantly blows up, hitting units around him based on how long it was brewed.
  • While brewing the concoction, Alchemist can still move around and act freely.
  • The stun and damage can hit creep-heroes* within the radius as well.
  • Alchemist can deny himself with this ability.
  • Choosing the Alchemist: +400 Unstable Concoction Damage talent immediately upgrades currently brewing concoction and all of his currently flying concoction projectiles.
*The following units are considered creep-heroes: Earth, Familiar, Fire, Golem, Spirit Bear and Storm.


Spell Immunity:
  • Does not affect self when blowing up while spell immune, but still applies the area effect.
Spell Block:
  • When blowing up on self, it is blocked by enemies but not blocked by self.
  • Brewing is undispellable.
  • The stun is dispellable with strong dispels.

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michimatsch (26) | June 10, 2015 5:58am
Doesn't it show the timer for everyone now?
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