Primary Attribute: Intelligence
Role/s: Tanker (secondary - to some extent), Semi-Carry (main)
- STR: 32 (+1.0)
- AGI: 7 (+2.4)
- INT: 18 (3.2)
- Base MS: 315
- Damage: 33-37 (51-55 w/ base INT)
- Range: 128 (Melee)
- Armor: 2.47 (3.47 w/ base AGI)
- Magic Armor: 5.5
- BAT: 1.5
- Turn Rate: 700
In the Land of the Dead, an undead ruler known as Ha Des governs the Underworld. Unfair, unjust, selfish, greedy, and twisted, deals made with Ha Des surely benefit him and him only. As a ruler of the Underworld, he knows of abilities that defies death and abilities that corrupts life. His main goal in joining the war between the Legion and the Hellbourne is simple: to deal with more clients and get what he wants. Beware of his hate, as it would surely destroy anyone that stands in his way...
[Q] Defy Death
Endures any killing blow dealt, leaving only up to 1 HP while Defy Death status lasts. Status lasts for 3/4/5/6 seconds.
Mana Cost: 105/120/135/150
Cooldown: 27/23/19/15 sec.
*Instant cast upon activation (should show a significant effect while it lasts)
*Legionnaire's Decapitate (R) still goes through Defy Death, killing Ha Des when below the threshold
*Works through magic immunity and physical immunity
*Cannot be dispelled[W] Terrible Deal
Increases the Target's Max. HP by 150/300/450/600, but increases damage taken by 10/15/20/25% while Terrible Deal status lasts. The affected unit also loses 1/1.5/2/2.5% of Max. HP as direct HP removal per second while status lasts. The status lasts for 6 seconds.
Mana Cost: 100/120/140/160
Cooldown: 32/28/24/20 sec.
Cast Range: 650 (Single-Target Hero only)
*After adding max. HP, the target is healed by the same amount
*Can target self or allies
*No cast type (works through any kind of immunity except Invulnerability)
*Direct HP Removal does not dispel any potions, bottles, Striders, and the likes
*Non-lethal Direct HP Removal
*Cannot be dispelled[E] Inhuman Regeneration
Being an undead, Ha Des has an extraordinarily fast regeneration rate, especially when he has taken more blows.
Has a passive HP regeneration of 0.75/1.5/2.25/3. Also regenerates a portion of his Max. HP, depending on the %HP he has lost. The upper limit of HP regeneration below is attained when Ha Des has lost more than or equal to 80% of his HP
Lvl 1: 0.1-0.3% of Max. HP
Lvl 2: 0.25-0.45% of Max. HP
Lvl 3: 0.4-0.6% of Max. HP
Lvl 4: 0.55-0.75% of Max. HP[R] Hate Buster
Ha Des focuses all his hate and despair onto one target, unloading this corrupt energy to that unfortunate target. This ability deals 30/50/70% of Missing HP (of Ha Des) + Attack Damage as a Modified Attack to the target enemy hero, stunning them for 1.2/1.5/1.8 seconds.
Mana Cost: 140/270/400
Cooldown: 80/55/30 sec.
Cast Range: 400/500/600
***SotM Upgrade: Increases damage to 40/70/100% of Missing HP + Attack Damage
*Ha Des quickly rushes to the target hero then attacks them with the force of this ability (1050/1425/1800 units travelled/sec. which converts to 0.333... seconds of travel time to the target from maximum cast range)
*Stun is Magic (blocked by Magic Immunity)
*Modified Attack here means that Hate Buster is an attack with slightly different mechanics. (Drunken Master's Lunge [Q] is an example of Modified Attack)
*Hate Buster applies any attack modifier (FWS, Lifesteal, Shieldbreaker, etc.) or unique modifiers (Savage Mace, Thunderclaw, Nullfire Blade, Riftshards, etc.) to the target.
*Hate Buster's damage is normally physical, but would be changed to magic if Ha Des holds and toggles on Harkon's Blade.
Pros and Cons:
+ Exceedingly high starting STR (maybe even the highest)
+ High AGI and INT gains
+ Scaling W and R (E in some extent)
+ Q prevents kills temporarily
+ Exceptional base stats all around (armor, MS, BAT, Turn Rate)
- Lowest STR gain
- Wise usage and coordination of skills are needed
- [E] Passive Steal depends on the lineup of bothe teams to either be effective, useless, or average
- No farming tool and gap-widening escape mechanisms
- High cooldown abilities
- Steamboots (core)
- Frozen Light (core)
- Helm of the Black Legion (core)
- Insanitarious (core) *use wisely*
- Behemoth's Heart (luxary)
- Frostwulf Skull (luxary)
- Harkon's Blade (luxary)
- Riftshards (luxary)
- Dawnbringer (luxary)
- Brutalizer (luxary)
- Astrolabe (situational)
- Stormspirit (situational)
- Sacrificial Stone (situational)
- Tablet of Command (situational)
- Grimmoire of Power (situational)
**Starting: hatchet, shield, runes / hatchet, 3x minor totems, runes / hatchet, pretender's crown, minor totem, runes
Justification of Items:
As Hate Buster depends on your missing HP, one should try and build up HP quickly to maximize it. In order to do that with minimal farm, an Insanitarious gives the most HP in its cost, along with some armor, attack speed, and damage, although it comes with a trade-off of HP lost per second. The trade-off actually benefits Hate Buster. Helm of the Black Legion is another good choice for a core item, as it helps Ha Des be quite tanky, and it can help him sustain damage while farming in the neutrals. Steamboots (STR) is the best choice for boots, as it gives more HP for a good cost. Frozen Light is another item that benefits him in both farming and HP building, and it also gives him a useful slow (which he lacks).
For Luxary Item Choices, Behemoth's Heart is the most beneficial especially when coupled with Insanitarious because having these two items would make Insanitarious toggle always on. This would also give Ha Des very high amounts of damage in using Hate Buster, making him capable of taking out a key target in one shot. If HP isn't a problem and enemies have high amounts of armor, then Harkon's Blade is the go-to item, as it boosts Ha Des' damage output towards highly armored opponents, and it also makes Hate Buster deal magic damage. Frostwulf Skull (FWS) is another luxary item that gives lots of HP, stats, and has a powerful slow, which helps Ha Des deal more damage and chase. Riftshards is just for the lulz, as Hate Buster can proc its crit. Dawnbringer is an upgrade to your Frozen Light, and it helps Ha Des in chasing targets. Brutalizer is another luxary item that gives Ha Des additional stopping power with an easier build-up compared to the other luxaries, although it isn't as powerful as other luxaries.
As for situational items, Astrolabe is for heal and early stats, Tablet of Command is for escape and chases, Sacrificial Stone is for stats and armor, Stormspirit for more MS and clutch survivability, and Grimmoire of Power is for more DPS and scaling damage amplification if yours are not enough.
Recommended Skill Builds:
Risky Damage Build (Farm-Damage Hybrid Build)