Heroes \ The Dire \ Strength \ Lifestealer

Attribute info
Strength 25 + 2.40
Agility 18 + 1.90
Intelligence 15 + 1.75
Advanced info
Movement Speed: 315
Sight Range: 1800/800
Attack Range: Melee
Missile Speed: Instant
Attack Duration: 0.39+0.44
Cast Duration: 0.01+0.01
Base Attack Time: 1.7
The Lifestealer
"Consumed from within!"

Dire Strength Hero. In the dungeons of Devarque, a vengeful wizard lay in shackles, plotting his escape. He shared his cell with a gibbering creature known as N'aix, a thief cursed by the Vile Council with longevity, so that its life-sentence for theft and cozening might be as punishing as possible. Over the years, its chains had corroded, along with its sanity; N'aix retained no memory of its former life and no longer dreamt of escape. Seeing a perfect vessel for his plans, the wizard wove a spell of Infestation and cast his life-force into N'aix's body, intending to compel N'aix to sacrifice itself in a frenzy of violence while the mage returned to his body and crept away unnoticed. Instead, the wizard found his mind caught in a vortex of madness so powerful that it swept away his plans and shattered his will. Jarred to consciousness by the sudden infusion of fresh life, N'aix woke from its nightmare of madness and obeyed the disembodied voice that filled its skull, which had only the one thought: To escape. In that moment Lifestealer was born. The creature cast its mind into dungeon guards and soldiers, compelling them to open locks and cut down their companions, opening an unobstructed path to freedom while feeding on their lives. Lifestealer still wears the broken shackles as a warning that none may hold him, but on the inside remains a prisoner. Two minds inhabit the single form--a nameless creature of malevolent cunning, and the Master whose voice he pretends to obey.

1. Skills


Launch into a maddened rage, becoming immune to magic spells and gaining increased attack speed.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
Attack Speed Bonus:
Activating Rage will dispell many buffs.

The bonus attack speed stacks with Mask of Madness.


Regenerates a portion of the attacked enemy's current HP and deals the same portion of damage per attack.

Skill Information
Life Leech:
Damage type: Physical

The regeneration does not work on Roshan.

Ignores Magic Immunity.

Heal works independent of damage.

120px-Open_Wounds_icon.pngOpen Wounds

Lifestealer rends an enemy, slowing the victim's movement speed and allowing allies to lifesteal on that unit, while regenerating a portion of all damage dealt. The victim recovers movement speed over 8 seconds, one step per second. All damage dealt will steal life, including damage from spells.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
Casting Range:
Movement Speed Slow:
Life Leech:
Any damage dealt will activate lifesteal, including spell damage.

120px-Infest_icon.pngInfest (Ultimate)

Lifestealer will infest the body of the target unit, lying dormant and undetectable inside. When he reveals himself, he deals damage to all nearby enemy units. The Lifestealer can gain experience from units that die while he is Infesting a unit. If the unit is a creep, he will devour it first, gaining health equal to the unit's current HP. Does not work on enemy Heroes.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
Damage Radius:
If the infested unit is killed, Lifestealer will emerge from it.


Lifestealer eats the host body from the inside out.

Skill Information
Damage type: Magical

Lifestealer will not be healed if the infected unit is killed or if it is an ally.

Consume will not harm an ally that Lifestealer has infested.

2. Items

3. Pros and cons