life stealerIn the prisons of Devarque, a rancorous wizard lay in manacles, plotting his escape. He shared his cell with a babbling creature known as N’aix, a bandit blighted by the Vile Council with longevity, so that its life-sentence for theft might be as penalizing as possible. Over the years, its chains had rusted, along with its sanity; N’aix retained no recollection of its former life and no longer dreamt of escape. Seeing a ideal vessel for his plans, the wizard wove a spell of Infestation and cast his life force into N’aix’s body, intending to compel N’aix to surrender itself in a frenzy of hostility while the mage returned to his body and crept away unnoticed. Instead, the wizard found his mind caught in a vortex of lunacy so powerful that it swept away his plans and destroyed his will. Jarred to awareness by the sudden infusion of fresh life, N’aix woke from its nightmare of madness and followed the disembodied voice that filled its skull, which had only the one thought: To escape. In that moment Lifestealer was born. The creature transmits its mind into dungeon guards and soldiers, compelling them to open locks and cut down their cohorts, opening an unobstructed path to freedom while feeding on their lives. Lifestealer still wears the broken chains as a warning that none may hold him, but on the inside remains a captive. Two minds dwell in the single form–a nameless creature of malevolent cunning, and the Master whose voice he pretends to obey.




life stealer rageRage

Launch into a maddened rage, becoming immune to magic spells and gaining increased attack speed. The madness and brutality of N’aix makes him a vicious and unrelenting foe in combat.



Mana Cost: 75/75/75/75
Cooldown: 15
Ability: No Target
Attack Speed Bonus: 30 / 45 / 60 / 80
Duration: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6


life stealer feast


Regenerates a portion of the attacked enemy’s current HP and deals the same portion of damage per attack. After escaping from his cell in Devarque, N’aix subsisted on flesh and bones of those unfortunate to cross his path.


Ability: Passive
Life Leech: 4% / 5% / 6% / 7%


life stealer open wounds

Open Wounds

Lifestealer rends an enemy unit, slowing the victim’s move speed and allowing all allies to life steal on that unit. All damage dealt will steal life, including damage from spells. The victim recovers movement speed over the duration. Fresh wounds and the scent of blood often draw out the scavengers to finish the job.


Mana Cost: 110/110/110/110
Cooldown: 24/20/16/12
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Life Leech: 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Max Slow: 70%
Duration: 8


life stealer infest


Lifestealer will infest the body of the target unit, lying dormant and undetectable inside. When he reveals himself, he deals damage to all nearby enemy units. The Lifestealer can gain experience from units that die while he is infesting a unit. If the unit is a creep, he will devour it first, gaining health equal to the unit’s current HP. Does not work on enemy Heroes. With this infestation, N’aix consumes the lifeblood of the host, restoring him back to full unholy power.


Mana Cost: 50/50/50
Cooldown: 100
Ability: Unit Target
Damage: Magical
Damage Radius: 700 / 700 / 700
Damage: 150 / 275 / 400


life stealer consume


Lifestealer eats the host body from the inside out.



Ability: No Target