Heroes \ The Dire \ Intelligence \ Lich

Attribute info
Strength 18 + 1.55
Agility 15 + 2.00
Intelligence 18 + 3.25
Advanced info
Movement Speed: 290
Sight Range: 1800/800
Attack Range: 550
Missile Speed: Instant
Attack Duration: 0.5+0.5
Cast Duration: 0.3+0.51
Base Attack Time: 1.7
Lich.pngEthreain
The Lich
"Feel death's cold embrace."



Dire Intelligence Hero. In life, the frost-mage Ethreain (not yet a Lich) had used the threat of destructive ice to enslave entire kingdoms. His subjects, aided by a few desperate magicians, eventually grew bold enough to ambush him. Armed with enough charmed rope to bind him forever, they tied the frost mage to adamant weights and dropped him in a pool known chiefly for being bottomless. It wasn't. He only fell for a year or so before an outcrop snagged him. There he rested, dead but undecaying, until the geomancer Anhil thought to verify the legend of the supposedly bottomless Black Pool. Anhil's plumbline snarled with the ropes that bound the drowned magician, and up he hauled an unexpected prize. Thinking that by rendering the dead undead, he could question the Lich about the properties of the pool, he removed the bindings and commenced a simple rite of resurrection. Even the descendants of Ethreain's enemies were long forgotten by time, so there were none to warn Anhil against imprudence. But he learned the error of his judgment almost immediately, as Lich threw off the shackles and consumed him.

1. Skills


Frost_Blast_icon.pngFrost Blast

Blasts the target enemy unit with damaging frost, dealing area damage and slowing movement and attack rates for 4 seconds. The primary target takes the most damage.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
125/150/170/190
Cooldown:
8
Range:
600
Radius:
200
Slow Duration:
4
Initial Target Damage:
50/100/150/200
Area Damage:
75/100/125/150
Movement Speed Slow:
30%
Attack Speed Slow:
20%
Notes
Damage type: Magical


Ice_Armor_icon.pngIce Armor

Creates a shield around the target friendly unit, which adds armor and slows attacking melee units. Lasts 40 seconds.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
50
Cooldown:
5
Range:
800
Duration:
40
Armor Bonus:
3/5/7/9
Movement Speed Slow:
30%
Attack Speed Slow:
20%
Notes
If autocast is activated, the Lich will cast this spell on nearby allies who are attacked.




Sacrifice_icon.pngSacrifice

Sacrifices a friendly creep and converts its current HP into mana for Lich.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
25
Cooldown:
35/30/25/20
Range:
400
Current Health Converted:
15%/30%/45%/60%
Notes
Enemy heroes get no experience from creeps killed with Sacrifice.


Chain_Frost_icon.pngChain Frost (Ultimate)

Releases an orb of frost that bounces up to 7 times, slowing and damaging enemy units. The first target is mini-stunned.

Skill Information
Mana Cost:
200/325/500
Cooldown:
145/115/60
Range:
750 (850)
Bounce Distance:
575
Damage:
280/370/460 (370/460/550)
Movement Speed Slow:
30%
Attack Speed Slow:
20%
Notes
Damage type: Magical

There is a 0.2 second delay between bounces.

Can be improved by Aghanim's Scepter.

The first target of this ability is mini-stunned.





2. Items


3. Pros and cons



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