Channeling an ability Abilities are unique skills that heroes and creeps have access to on the battlefield. They range from simple passive effects, to devastating explosions of energy, to complex, terrain changing feats. All heroes have four or dota2 causes the caster to stop acting for the duration of the spell. Channeled spells may be ended when the channeling unit takes another action or is interrupted by another spell. While spells are being channeled, a draining bar will appear on the screen, indicating how much time is left in the channel.

Interrupting channeled abilities

If the channeling unit is issued another command, such as to move, stop, or attack, the unit will disrupt the channeled ability. Casting other spells or using items will also interrupt channeling, with the exception of toggled abilities, Wind Walk Wind Walk may refer to: Brewmaster s Storm s Wind Walk Bounty Hunter s Shadow Walk Clinkz Skeleton Walk Nyx Assassin s Vendetta Invoker s Ghost Walk Shadow Blade s Shadow Walk Silver Edge s Shadow Walk Play “One divided against its Self abilities, a few other abilities like Blade Fury, and the items below.

The only items that may be activated while channeling are Armlet of Mordiggian For the cosmetic item equipped by Chaos Knight, see Chaos Knight s Armlet of Mordiggian   Item   Changelogs     Armlet of MordiggianB Weapon of choice among brutes, the bearer sacrifices his life energy to dota2 , Glimmer Cape   Item   Changelogs     Glimmer CapeB The stolen cape of a master illusionist. Cost1850 Bought FromCaster Active Glimmer Bonus +20 Attack speed+15% Magic resistance Disassemble? Yes Alert allies? No Recipe The Glimmer Cape dota2 , Mask of Madness   Item   Changelogs     Mask of MadnessBL Once this mask is worn, its bearer becomes an uncontrollable aggressive force. Cost1975 Bought FromArtifacts Active Berserk Passive Lifesteal Bonus +10 Attack speed+20 Attack damage Disassemble? dota2 , Observer and Sentry Wards   Item   Changelogs   Known Bugs     Observer and Sentry WardsB Advancements in stacking efficiency have made wards easier to carry than ever. Cost160 Bought FromConsumables Active Place Ward Disassemble? No Alert allies? dota2 (switching only), Phase Boots   Item   Changelogs     Phase BootsBL Boots that allow the wearer to travel between the ether. Cost1240 Bought FromCommon Active Phase Bonus +24 Attack damage+45 Movement speed Disassemble? No Alert allies? No Recipe dota2 , Radiance   Item   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Radiance A divine weapon that causes damage and a bright burning effect that lays waste to nearby enemies. Cost5150 (1350) Bought FromWeapons Passive Burn Bonus +65 dota2 , Ring of Aquila   Item   Changelogs     Ring of AquilaB The ring of the fallen Warlord Aquila continues to support armies in battle. Cost985 Bought FromSupport Passive Aquila Aura Bonus +3 Strength+9 Agility+3 Intelligence+10 Attack damage dota2 , Ring of Basilius   Item   Changelogs     Ring of BasiliusB Ring given as a reward to the greatest mages. Cost500 Bought FromSupport Passive Basilius Aura Bonus +7 Attack damage Disassemble? Yes Alert allies? No Recipe The dota2 , Shadow Amulet   Item   Changelogs     Shadow AmuletB A small talisman that clouds the senses of one s enemies when held perfectly still. Cost1300 Bought FromArcane Active Fade Bonus +20 Attack speed Disassemble? No Alert allies? dota2 , Shadow Blade For the cosmetic item equipped by Kunkka, see Kunkka s Shadow Blade.   Item   Changelogs   Known Bugs     Shadow BladeB The blade of a fallen king, it allows you to move unseen and dota2 , Shiva`s Guard   Item   Changelogs     Shiva s Guard Said to have belonged to a goddess, today it retains much of its former power. Cost4750 (650) Bought FromArmor Active Arctic Blast Passive Freezing Aura Bonus +30 dota2 and Silver Edge   Item   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Silver Edge Once used to slay an unjust king, only to have the kingdom erupt into civil war in the aftermath. Cost5550 (700) Bought FromWeapons Active dota2 . Activating any other item, including Power Treads   Item   Changelogs     Power TreadsBL A pair of tough-skinned boots that change to meet the demands of the wearer. Cost1350 Bought FromCommon Active Switch Attribute Bonus +25 Attack speed+45 Movement speed Disassemble? dota2 , Drum of Endurance   Item   Changelogs     Drum of EnduranceB A relic that enchants the bodies of those around it for swifter movement in times of crisis. Cost1640 (575) Bought FromSupport Active Endurance Charges 6 Passive dota2 or consumables will interrupt channeling.

Any disable that would normally prevent a unit from casting the spell in question will also interrupt channeling. This includes Stuns Stun is a status effect that prevents active actions like moving, turning, using spells or items, but does not prevent passive abilities, such as evasion and Damage Block. Stuns also interrupt spell casts, channeling spells dota2 , Mini-stuns, Cyclones Cyclone is a status effect that causes afflicted units to be lifted up, completely disabling them, but also rendering them invulnerable to all sources of damage, similar to being hidden. Cyclone dispels the target, removing dota2 , Hexes Hex (also referred to as Sheep or Polymorph) is a status effect which turns the affected unit into a harmless critter, disabling many of its fighting capabilities. Contents 1 Mechanics 2 Sources of Hex 3 dota2 , Sleeps Sleep is a rare status effect that completely disables those affected for the entire duration. Be that as it may, Sleep can be broken by dealing damage to the affected unit. Sleeping units cannot be woken up while they and getting hidden Hiding (also referred to as banishing) a unit causes it to temporarily disappear. It renders the unit unable to move, attack, cast spells and use items. All hiding spells also turn the affected unit invulnerable. . Though they do not prevent casting, most Root Root (formerly known as Ensnare and Entangle) is a status effect that prevents affected units from moving, and from casting some mobility spells. Contents 1 Mechanics 2 Rooting abilities 3 Self-rooting abilities 4 Disabled by dota2 effects will also interrupt channeling. Silence Play Silence! Silence is a status effect that prevents those affected from using active hero abilities for the duration of the silence. It can be useful when ganking a hero with a blink or invisibility dota2 will interrupt channeling from abilities only, while Doom and Static Storm (with Aghanim`s Scepter   Item   Upgraded Abilities   Old Abilities   Lore   Changelogs     Aghanim s Scepter The scepter of a wizard with demigod-like powers. Cost4200 Bought FromCaster Passive Ultimate Upgrade Bonus +10 Strength+10 Agility+10 Intelligence+175 dota2 ) will interrupt channeling from items as well. Some spells that forcibly move units, such as Vacuum or X Marks the Spot (the first applies a ministun while moving units, and the second one is like an uncontrollable blink), will interrupt channeling as well, even if used on friendly units, be that as it may, other spells like Force Staff For the cosmetic item equipped by Crystal Maiden, see Force Staff (Equipment)   Item   Changelogs     Force StaffB Allows you to manipulate others, for good or evil. Cost2250 (400) Bought FromCaster Active Force dota2 and Boulder Smash, will not interrupt channeling, because they just give a little push to their targets.

If the channel is interrupted before the spell`s effects occur, the mana and cooldown will be wasted, and the spell`s effect will be cut short, and in some cases will not perform their effects at all. This is in contrast to other, non-channeled spells with high cast times, such as Assassinate and Requiem of Souls, which will not expend mana or go on cooldown until the spell has been completed. Certain channeled spells, such as Illuminate and Powershot, will still perform their effect even if they are cancelled, usually at the cost of damage.


Channeled spells

Channeled items

  • Boots of Travel - Teleport
    Channel Time: 3
    Teleports the caster to a friendly non-hero unit (/hero when upgraded) at the end of the duration.
  • First Channel Time: 3
    Second Channel Time: 5
    Following Channel Time Increase: 0.5
    Teleports the caster to a friendly building at the end of the duration.

Channeled Abilities

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability
Bane Fiend`s Grip
Crystal Maiden Freezing Field
Elder Titan Echo Stomp
Enigma Black Hole
Keeper of the Light Illuminate
Lion Mana Drain
Monkey King Primal Spring
Oracle Fortune`s End
Puck Phase Shift
Pudge Dismember
Pugna Life Drain
Sand King Sand Storm
Shadow Shaman Shackles
Tinker Rearm
Warlock Upheaval
Windranger Powershot
Witch Doctor Death Ward
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability
Wildwing Ripper Tornado
Item Abilities
Item Ability
Town Portal Scroll Teleport
Boots of Travel Teleport
Boots of Travel (Level 2) Teleport Level 2

Abilities that can be used while channeling

These abilities can be used while the user is channeling.
Hero Abilities
Hero Ability
Bane Nightmare End
Bounty Hunter Shadow Walk
Clinkz Strafe
Skeleton Walk
Elder Titan Return Astral Spirit
Invoker Ghost Walk
Io Spirits In
Spirits Out
Juggernaut Blade Fury
Leshrac Pulse Nova
Medusa Mana Shield
Split Shot
Morphling Morph (Agility Gain)
Morph (Strength Gain)
Nyx Assassin Vendetta
Pudge Rot
Slardar Guardian Sprint
Templar Assassin Trap
Timbersaw Return Chakram
Return Chakram
Troll Warlord Berserker`s Rage
Weaver Shukuchi
Witch Doctor Voodoo Restoration
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability
Storm Wind Walk
Item Abilities
Item Ability
Phase Boots Phase
Mask of Madness Berserk
Shadow Amulet Fade
Glimmer Cape Glimmer
Shadow Blade Shadow Walk
Silver Edge Shadow Walk
Shiva`s Guard Arctic Blast
Armlet of Mordiggian Unholy Strength
Radiance Burn
Ring of Basilius Basilius Aura