broodmotherFor centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother prowled in the dark lava tubes underneath the smouldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos. Raising millions of spiderlings in shelter before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. The Vizier of Greed, Ptholopthales, raised his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any robbers who sought his alluring wealth must endure the spider-filled passageways. After a millennia of motherly peace, Black Arachnia found herself overwhelmed by a steady stream of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths. All of them delectable, without doubt, and yet tending to produce a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. Tiring of the interruptions, she paid a visit to Ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to talk about a compromise, she covered the Vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centrepiece of a special birthday banquet. Regrettably, the nonappearance of the Magnetic Ziggurat’s master simply encouraged a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trampled underfoot by a awkward furfeet, she reached the end of her silken rope. Broodmother started for the surface, declaring her goal to rid her world of each possible invader, down to the last Hero if necessary, until she could guarantee her nursery might once more be a safe and congenial environment for her precious spiderspawn.



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Spawn Spiderlings

Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence. Black Arachnia continues to raise her young, even amidst the field of combat. The brood quickly learns how to support their mother.


Mana Cost: 120/120/120/120
Cooldown: 10
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Damage: 75 / 150 / 225 / 300
Count: 1 / 2 / 3 / 3


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Spin Web

Throws out a web that renders Broodmother invisible in its vicinity, while also boosting regeneration and granting a passive movement speed increase. Webs never expire, but when the maximum limit of webs is exceeded, the oldest web disappears. Weaving a bed of silken fibers, Arachnia’s web both protects her and her offspring, as well as giving advancing opponents a sense of forboding.


Mana Cost: 50/50/50/50
Cooldown: 30
Ability: Point Target
Allowed Webs: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Health Regen: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Move Speed: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35%


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Incapacitating Bite

Broodmother’s venom cripples enemy units, causing her attacks to slow and giving the affected unit a chance to miss its attacks. Incapacitating Bite is a Unique Attack Modifier, and does not stack with other Unique Attack Modifiers. Paralytic toxins come from Black Arachnia’s fangs, causing a slow and painful death to those who intrude on her webs.


Ability: Passive
Miss Chance: 10% / 20% / 30% / 40%
Move Slow: 10% / 20% / 30% / 40%


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Insatiable Hunger

A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother’s attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack. While most of her prey is wrapped in silken cocoons and saved for her young, the Broodmother herself has a taste for wandering heroes.


Mana Cost: 100/100/100
Cooldown: 60/45/30
Ability: No Target
Bonus Damage: 60 / 80 / 100
Lifesteal: 40% / 60% / 80%
Duration: 14 / 14 / 14