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DotA2 Skill: Wild Axes

Wild Axes

Casting Method:Active
Targetting Method:Point
Allowed Targets:Enemy Units
Beastmaster sends his axes flying and calls them home again, slicing through enemy units and trees along their path. Each axe can hit an enemy once, and amplifies subsequent damage from Beastmaster and his units.

Damage Type: Physical
Cast Animation: 0.4 + 0.47
Radius: 175
Travel Distance: 1500
Spread Distance: 450
Damage per Axe: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 ( 110 / 140 / 170 / 200)
Damage Amplification per Stack: 6% / 8% / 10% / 12%
Stack Duration: 10
Mana Cost: 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 Cooldown Time: 8
Additional Information
While learning to maneuver in nature alone, the Beastmaster also mastered the use of a pair of tomahawks, adept at cutting down trees as well as adversaries.

  • The axes either travel at a speed of 1200 or reach the target point in one second, whichever is faster. The same applies upon returning.
    • Upon returning, their speed periodically adapts based on their distance to Beastmaster and the remaining travel time.
    • This means the axes fly a maximum of two seconds, up to one second towards the point and up to one second back.
  • The axes' minimum travel distance is 450 as well, so when targeting a point closer than 450 range, they still intersect 450 range away.
  • Both axes fly in arcs, so that the axe coming from Beastmaster's left hand travels back towards his right hand, and vice versa.
  • Uses one debuff on hit targets for all stacks. The debuff has a number on it, showing the amount of stacks.
  • Successive hits on the same unit fully refresh the whole stack's duration.
  • The axes first apply the debuff, then the damage. This means they effectively amplify their own damage as well.
    • Since the axes work separate, one of the axes always benefits from 2 stacks of the debuff.
  • A unit can only get hit once by each axe, so the maximum possible damage (before reductions and amplifications) is 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 ( 220 / 280 / 340 / 400).
  • The damage amplification only works for Beastmaster and all his units. Allies do not benefit from it.
  • Does not affect couriers.
  • Choosing the damage upgrading talent immediately upgrades all of Beastmaster's currently flying axes.
  • The axes destroy trees within 175 radius around them.
  • Both axes grant 350 radius flying vision around themselves as they travel. This vision does not last.


Spell Immunity:
  • Does pierce spell immunity.
  • The stacks are dispellable with any dispel.

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Donk_illMe (6) | October 31, 2011 10:11am
Rexxar hurls his two axes outward, which then intersect and return to him. Each axe can only damage a unit once.
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