Manta Style


Mirror Image
Pierces spell immunity. Play
No Target
Creates 2 images of your hero that last 20 seconds. Melee heroes have a 30 second cooldown on this ability, while for Ranged heroes the cooldown is 45 seconds.

Melee images deal 33% damage and take 350% damage, while Ranged images deal 28% and take 400% damage.
Split Time: 0.1
Number of Illusions: 2
Illusion Damage Dealt (Melee): 33%
Illusion Damage Dealt (Ranged): 28%
Illusion Damage Taken (Melee): 350%
Illusion Damage Taken (Ranged): 400%
Illusion Duration: 20
Cooldown symbol.png 30/45
Mana symbol.png 125
Buff Manta Phase: Undispellable.


  • Has 30 seconds cooldown for melee heroes and 45 seconds cooldown for ranged heroes.
  • Resets all current attack and spell targeting orders from other units on the owner.
  • Though the formation is always the same, the owner and the illusions take a random position in the formation and have all the same facing angle.
  • Recasting this replaces the illusions from the previous cast which are currently under the owner`s control.


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Manta Style
An axe made of reflective materials that causes confusion amongst enemy ranks.
5000 (900)
Bought From
Active Mirror Image
Bonus +10 Strength Strength is the attribute that grants health and health regeneration. For each point of strength a hero gets: 20 Health 0.06 Health regeneration Additionally, strength heroes also get 1 attack damage per strength point. To dota2
+26 Agility
+10 Intelligence Intelligence is the attribute that grants mana, mana regeneration and spell damage amplification. For each point of intelligence a hero gets: 11 Mana 0.04 Mana regeneration 0.07% Spell damage Additionally, intelligence heroes also get 1 dota2
+15 Attack speed
+10% Movement speed   Item   Old Abilities   Changelogs     Manta Style An axe made of reflective materials that causes confusion amongst enemy ranks. Cost5000 (900) Bought FromArmor Active Mirror Image Bonus +10 Strength+26 Agility+10 Intelligence+15 dota2
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No

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  • The Manta Style is not effective on ranged heroes excepted with heroes with attack modifiers that works on illusions like Luna Moon Glaive bounce, Drow Ranger`s high agility and Morphling which mostly buy stats items that benefits illusions.
  • Doesn`t work with Lone Druid`s Spirit Bear.
  • The illusions can be used to scout to secure your farming, prepare a gank or before attacking Roshan. They are useful to deward and destroy Techies` mines but they don`t get True Sight from Gem.
  • The active of the Manta Style applies a basic dispel, so it can replace a Linken`s Sphere against a Bloodthorn or Rod of Atos.
  • The illusions are good against a hero carrying a Skull Basher, they will have 2/3 chances to bash your illusion.

Additional information

Recommended heroes

  • Illusions benefit from Mana Break making for an explosive combo with Mana Void.
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Naga Siren
  • Allows Naga Siren to exert even more pressure on all lanes together with Mirror Image.
  • Illusions benefit from Radiance.
Phantom Lancer
  • As Metamorphosis increases Terrorblade`s base damage, the illusions from Manta Style can also benefit from the bonus damage.
  • If Manta Style is cast before using Metamorphosis, Terrorblade benefits from Manta Style`s melee cooldown.
    • The Manta Style illusions will also transform upon casting Metamorphosis.


Arc Warden
  • Arc Warden`s Tempest Double can spawn illusions of himself with Manta Style.
Drow Ranger
Vengeful Spirit
  • Illusions can deal Poison Sting damage.
  • Illusions get Viper`s Corrosive Skin, making his illusions hard to deal with.
  • Be that as it may, they do not benefit from Nethertoxin, thus do not deal a lot of damage.

Items synergy

  • Recommended items to get with Manta Style are those that gives attack speed, mana burn, stats, evasion, movement speed, damage block, auras, attack range (ranged heroes).
  • Damage Items:
    • Diffusal Blade: the item will give 35 attack speed and an additionnal 35 damage to agility heroes and will add mana burn to your illusions. It is more useful on melee agility heroes to burn more mana, a strength or intelligence hero will prefer to go for Necronomicon instead if mana burn is needed.
    • Moon Shard: this item gives a massive 120 attack speed to you and your illusions. Combined with Mana Burn this can melt the entire mana pool of your enemy in few seconds. Be careful the illusions doesn`t get the 60 attack speed if consumed. On Chaos Knight the illusions will proc more critical strikes and lifesteal (lifesteal only works with Chaos Knight).
    • Daedalus: this will add critical hit to your illusions, having one or two moon shard will allow to proc it a lot more.
    • Assault Cuirass: the illusions get the full attack speed and will hit harder with the 5 armor reduction aura but they will only get protected by the 5 armor aura because they can`t use armor. Prefer combining moon shard with a survivability item.
    • Mjollnir: the illusions get the 80 attack speed.
  • Survivability and damage Items:
    • Butterfly: add a lot of damage to your illusions and 35⃂% evasion. If you aren`t using an agility hero the moon shard will give more damage.
    • Heart of Tarrasque: this increases the survivability of your illusions and gives 45 damage to a strength hero. If you have picked an agility hero prefer buying an Eye of Skadi or Butterfly for the agility stats.
    • Eye of Skadi: will increase the survivability of your illusions and give 25 damage and attack speed to any type of hero. Your hero only will get movement and attack slow on attack.
    • Black King Bar: gives 10 strength and makes your hero immune to most magic abilities.
    • Armlet of Mordiggian: add 25 strength to your illusions and does not drain HPTechnology company on them. The illusions also get the attack speed but not the raw damage.
    • Vanguard: block 40 damages on melee illusion and gives 250 HP. They will be able to tank creep and towers.
  • Optionnal Items:
    • Dragon Lance: this item gives a lot of stats for his price. It increase the attack range of ranged heroes.
    • Radiance: since Manta Style`s illusions do not last quite long, Radiance is not as wise to build with Manta Style, as the burn damage does not stack and the illusions typically do not last long enough to travel from one area to another and deal the burn damage. On some heroes, be that as it may, it is still useful for farming and split pushing at the same time.
    • Linken`s Sphere: will give 15 additional stats for every types, mana regen and more survivability against disablers especially stuns and hex.
    • Mask of Madness: the illusions doesn`t get any of the active of the Mask of Madness but if you get a diffusal blade you will burn mana quicker.
    • Octarine Core: can be helpful if you are constantly summoning illusions to push lanes.

Counter items

  • Battle Fury: the cleave is a strong counter against illusions.


Manta Style (also known as Manta) is an item purchasable at the Home Shop under Armor. Can be disassembled.


Mirror Image
Ability: No Target
Affects: Self
Creates controllable illusions of your hero that last a short time. Casting Mirror Image removes debuffs. Mirror Image resets the current attack and spell targeting priority when cast.

30 if the user is melee 45 if the user is ranged
Melee Illusions:

Ranged Illusions:

Illusions Created:

Illusion Duration:
Banish Duration:
₠Deal 33% damage
₠Receive 350% damage
₠Deal 28% damage
₠Receive 400% damage

  • Provides 1000 ground vision briefly when cast.
  • There is a 0.1 second period during which the illusions are created and your hero is Banished. This can be used to dodge spells.

Aggressive Use

The move speed aura allows you to chase the enemy and kill them more effectively. The illusions also contribute more damage and cause confusion for the enemy.

Defensive Use

The move speed aura allows you to escape ganks and counter-gank more easily. Summoning the illusions also can buy time to escape or confuse the enemy that has to pick a target to use a spell on.

Notable Heroes

  • Tiny can utilize manta style when going for a carry-style of play, mainly from the attack speed and movement speed auras. After he builds Aghanim`s Scepter his illusions will do large amounts of damage.
  • Chaos Knight: His ultimate, Phantasm, combined with manta style allows him to deal large amounts of damage very quickly, granting him up to 6 illusions at a time.
  • Antimage: Antimage`s illusions have mana break, allowing him to burn opponents mana twice as fast. Antimage also benefits from the survivability, movement speed aura for chasing, attack speed aura, and damage.
  • Morphling: He directly benefits from increased stats, which allows him to gain more agility to do damage with adaptive strike. Manta provides increased damage from illusions and survivability with its movespeed bonus.
  • Phantom Lancer: Manta style illusions can proc his juxtapose, allowing him to get many illusions very quickly.
  • Naga Siren: Manta style illusions have Radiance burn, and Diffusal Blade mana burn if naga chooses to get either of these items. The increased damage output of manta illusions also synergizes well with her ensnare and ultimate, allowing time for the illusions to do more damage.


Manta Style generally synergizes well with heroes that have spells that summon illusions, for the same reasons that they have spells that generate illusions in the first place. Getting an item that does the same thing as an innate spell plays to a hero`s natural strengths.

  • Can be used to dodge some spells during a split second of invulnerability while casting.
  • Using Manta Style removes most debuffs.

Recommended Heroes

Version History

Patch Version Balance Changes
  • Mirror Image range/melee cooldown reduced from 50/35 to 45/30
  • Mirror Image mana cost reduced from 165 to 125
  • Mirror Image vision type changed from Unobstructed/Flying to Ground
  • Recipe cost reduced from 900 to 800
  • Mirror Image now resets the current attack and spell targeting priority
  • Price increased by 150 (Recipe cost increased by 250 from 650 to 900 and Yasha cost decreased by 100)
  • Decreased cooldown of melee Heroes (50→35sec)
  • Increased damage ranged Illusions take (350%→400%)
  • Lowered damage ranged Illusions deal (33%→28%)
  • Increased recipe cost by 50 (Yasha recipe cost was reduced by 50)
  • Attribute reduced bonus from +10 to all attributes to +8 to all attributes
  • Cost increased by 50 (Manta recipe cost increased by 100 (500 to 600) and yasha recipe cost decreased by 50 (800 to 750)
  • Reworked
  • Can now be disassembled
  • Increased cooldown (40→50 cd)
  • Tweaked Manta Style
  • Increased Diffusal Blade`s agility bonus by 5 (carries through to Manta Style)
  • Lowered Manta Style`s cooldown a bit
  • Reduced cooldown on Manta Style
  • Reduced animation time on Manta Style

WC3 DotA Version

  • Warcraft III DotA - Manta Style