gyrocopterAfter serving through a life span of wars, disturbance, rebellions, and insurgencies, the brass figured Aurel had seen an adequate amount. In addition to a few ornaments and his significant pension, the one-time engineer left with something far more attractive: a long-forgotten, unfinished chart for a Gyrocopter, the world’s first manned, non-magical flying machine. Retiring to the tropical anonymity of the Ash Archipelago with little else but time and money, he set to work building the apparatus. As the years wore on and the remnants of failed prototypes began to load up, he began to question if mechanical flight was achievable. A decade and a day after giving up work, on a sunny afternoon with a southerly breeze, Aurel sat in his latest endeavour bristling with annoyance and expectant malfunction. With a grunt of effort, he pulled the blast-off cord and sheltered his head, waiting for the expected explosion. However, to his great shock he began to lift and, following a few panicked modifications, stabilize. Within an hour, he was flying with the breeze. Aurel found himself filled with the gasping wonder of flight. As dusk settled in, he set a route back to his workshop, but no sooner had he turned his craft when a cannonball tore through his tailfin. Unravelling himself from the wreckage, he swam toward the adjacent piece of land and cursed to see the ship responsible for the cannonball collecting the wreckage. Days later, when Aurel returned to his workshop, he set to work on yet another gyrocopter, this one capable of carrying a much heavier, more dangerous payload.





gyrocopter rocket barrageRocket Barrage

Launches a salvo of rockets at nearby enemy units in a radius around the Gyrocopter. Lasts 3 seconds. Aurel’s new craft has an increased payload for rockets, enhancing their rapid-fire capabilities.


Mana Cost: 90/90/90/90
Cooldown: 7/6.50/6/5.50
Ability: No Target
Damage: Magical
Damage: 11 / 15 / 19 / 23
Radius: 400
Rockets Per Second: 10


gyrocopter homing missileHoming Missile

Fires a homing missile to seek the targeted enemy unit. The missile gains speed over time, dealing damage and stunning when it impacts the target. Homing Missile deals greater damage the further it has traveled. Enemy units can destroy the missile before it reaches its target. The biggest missile Aurel could possibly attach to his craft, The Bomb™ has carefully calculated aerodynamics and explosives for maximum impact.


Mana Cost: 120/130/140/150
Cooldown: 20/17/14/11
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Damage: 110 / 220 / 330 / 440
Stun Duration: 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.8
Minimum Damage: 50


gyrocopter flak cannonFlak Cannon

Gyrocopter’s attacks hit all enemy units in an area around it for a limited number of attacks. Only the main target of attacks will receive attack bonuses such as Critical Strike. Lasts 15 seconds or until the attacks are used. This newly revamped Gyrocopter has attached enough armaments to assault in a 360 degree radius.


Mana Cost: 50/50/50/50
Cooldown: 20
Ability: No Target
Damage: Physical
Radius: 1000
Max Attacks: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6


gyrocopter call downCall Down

Call down an aerial missile strike on enemy units in a target area. Two missiles arrive in succession, the first dealing major damage and minor slow; the second dealing minor damage and major slow. Upgradable by Aghanim’s Scepter. ‘Bombs Away!’


Mana Cost: 125/125/125
Cooldown: 55/50/45
Ability: Point Target
Damage: Magical
Missile One Damage: 250 / 300 / 350
Missile Two Damage: 100 / 150 / 200
Missile One Slow: 20%
Missile Two Slow: 50%
Radius: 450
Scepter Missile Two Damage: 175 / 225 / 275