Lore & Bio
"I wonder what awaits me at the end of everything…"
For Aeons ago, even before the appearance of languages, there was a clan that thrived which is called the druidic Bear Clan. The members of this clan were wise and put their concentration on figuring out the natural order. Among them, Sylla, the wisest, had been chosen as a representative of his skin to carry on the Seed by the arch forces of nature.
They also gave him some words:
’'When all of the world has dimmed, when civilization has left these lands, when the world is slain and wracked by the endless deserts at the end of ages, plant the Seed."
When the trust fulfilled his heart and soul, he could sense the youth and vitality was running in his vein. His mind was flooded with vast amounts of knowledge. He realized that he could project his own will into real life and if he could focus a little bit longer and more intensely, he could transform himself. Unfortunately, the rumor about the word of the Seed and its miraculous power had been whispered to other peoples and as a result, the war happened upon the Bear Clan. Sylla had nowhere to go as all of his familial home was burned into ashes, therefore he carried on this burden and ran into the wild places.
Time flies, the stories and myths about Bear Clan, remarkable civilizations that emerged and collapsed in Bear Clan’s wake as well as Sylla and the Seed were forgotten. Sylla has been waiting for the next word from his immortals for thousands of years, waiting for the end of the war to the realms. He has been waiting in the isolated place til everything comes to the end and the answers for his sacred commitment is revealed. While waiting he also puts himself in readiness to fight and crush whatever would dare to challenge his purpose.
In-game, Lone Druid is described as:
“Battling alongside his powerful spirit bear, Lone Druid demolishes enemy forces and structures. Switching as needed between ranged and melee attacks with his transformation, should he have enough time to arm and strengthen both himself and his companion, there is little that can stop them.”
Attribute & Stats
Strength: 18 + 2.5 each level;
Agility: 20 + 2.8 each level;
Intelligence: 13 + 1.4 each level;
Health regeneration: + 2.05 each second;
Mana regeneration: + 0.65 each second;
Damage: 38 - 42;
Magic Resistance: 25%;
Turn Rate: 0.6;
Attack Range: 550;
Projectile speed: 900;
Attack Animation: 0.33+0.53;
Sight Range: 1800/800;
Base Attack time: 1.6 seconds per attack;
Damage Block: 0;
Collision size: 24.
Abilities & Talents
The health granted by talent will expand the health pool and remain the current health percentage.
Skills building guide
In this build I will focus on guiding you how to play Lone Druid as a hard carry. The first ability I recommend you max out is Summon Spirit Bear as It is Lone Druid main source of damage and durable in the early game which is used to tank the creeps in the lane and jungle.
The second ability to max out is Spirit Link. The reason why you should max out this ability is because of the endurance it grants which can help you and your Spirit Bear survive better in fights. Besides, the lifesteal this ability grants also helps Lone Druid harass the enemies. Furthermore, this ability can help to proc Entangling Claw in teamfight or combat. And Savage Roar is our last priority.
Don’t forget to add a point on True Form in level 6 or whenever possible as with the help from this skill, you can push the lane faster and destroy more buildings. The reason why you can destroy more buildings is due to the Demolish Lone Druid granted while in True Form.
Summon Spirit Bear
Summon Spirit Bear (No Target, Pure)
Effect: Lone Druid swings his hand and summons a powerful Spirit Bear behind him which can be armed with items. The Spirit Bear will be unable to attack if it is 1100 distance away from Lone Druid. When Spirit Bear dies, Lone Druid will lose 20% of his health. Attributes do not affect Spirit Bear. Spirit Bear has its own abilities.
Mana cost: 75
Cast Animation: 0.5+0.63
Max Health as Backlash Damage: 20%
Attack Proximity Range: 1100
Health Bonus per Level: 90
Attack Damage Bonus per Level: 5
Upgradable from Aghanim’s Scepter:
- Attack Proximity Range: Global
Whenever Lone Druid levels up, Spirit Bear will gain 5 attack damage and 90 health.
To attain this bonus, Spirit Bear does not need to be re summoned as these will apply instantly.
The attack granted is considered as base attack damage, not as attack bonus damage.
When casting Summon Spirit Bear for the first time, the Spirit Bear is literally summoned and the following casts will heal or revive Spirit Bear.
This means buffs or debuffs still effect when Spirit Bear is created again. In addition, the projectiles are not disrupted when Spirit Bear is re-summoned.
The unit killing the Spirit Bear will receive backlash damage which is pure damage.
The backlash damage does not affect the allies or caster when it is denied. However, backlash damage can be triggered if Spirit Bear is executed by neutral creeps.
Spirit Bear is prevented from summoning if it receives damage from a player in the past seconds regardless of the damage value.
Even the attack dealing zero damage due to the damage reduction or damage block can block Spirit Bear from being summoned again.
If the damage causes the death of Spirit Bear, it can be summoned instantly.
Most of the items can be used by Spirit Bear except Observer and Sentry Wards. It can consume runes.
When Spirit Bear uses Hand of Midas, both Spirit Bear and Lone Druid can benefit from the gold and experience .
Manta Style and Illusion Rune can not create the illusion of the Bear.
Spirit Bear can not attack, cast spells or use items if it is 1100 range away from Lone Druid.
Only allies can see the grey and disarm symbol while everyone can see the animations.
Spirit Bear is free from these restrictions if Lone Druid purchases Aghanims’ Scepter. Furthermore, Spirit Bear still survives when Lone Druid dies.
Casting Summon Spirit Bear during True Form will have 0.57 second delayment.
Spirit Link (Passive)
Effect: There is a connection between Spirit Bear and Lone Druid which grants the attack speed bonus for both and Lone Druid will get healed when Spirit Bear deals damage.
Attack Speed Bonus: 16/34/52/70
Shared Lifesteal: 20%/35%/50%/65%
When Spirit Bear attacks enemy units, it triggers lifesteal and Lone Druid is benefited from it, not Spirit Bear.
Lifesteal amplification has an effect on the lifesteal, but only if the amplification source is on Lone Druid.
The leveling up visual effect is only visible when the Spirit Bear is within 1500 range of Lone Druid.
Only Spirit Bear and its owner can be benefited from the Spirit Link.
Savage Roar (No Target)
Effect: Both Lone Druid and Spirit Bear generate an unpleasant noise around them which force the nearby enemies to head back to their fountain in fear . In addition, the affected target’s movement speed is increased by 20%.
Mana cost: 50
Cooldown: 38/32/26/20 ( Talent 28/22/16/10)
Cast Animation: 0.1+0.57
Enemy Radius: 375
Enemy Move Speed Bonus: 20%
Enemy Duration: 1.4/1.8/2.2/2.6
Upgradable by Aghanim’s Shard:
- Ally Radius: 700
- Ally Move Speed Bonus: 20%
- Ally Attack Speed Bonus: 60
- Ally Duration: 5
Savage Roar is cast by Lone Druid and Spirit Bear at the same time regardless of who made the order.
If the others is disabled or affected by status effects, the effect can not be triggered.
With Aghanim’s Shard, this limitation is no longer available which means the other can cast the spell even when being disabled or affected by status effects.
The status can not prevent the cooldown from being triggered.
The enemies within the active range will be feared which forces them head back to their fountain and prevents them from acting.
Only units controlled by players will be affected.
Have the same cooldown duration with Spirit Bear’s Savage Roar
With upgrades from Aghanim’s Shard, both Lone Druid and the Spirit Bear take advantage of the basic dispel when Savage Roar is upon cast.
The Savage Roar caster also benefits from the ally bonus attack and movement speed.
True Form (No Target, Self)
Effect: Lone Druid summons a shining circle around him which morphs him into a ranging bear. While in the bear form, he trades his attack range for the resistance as well as the upgrades for Entangling Roots and Demolish.
Cooldown:100 (Talent 50)
Cast Animation: 0+0
Transformation Time: 1.933
Base Attack Time: 1.7
Armor Bonus: 8/10/12
Health Bonus: 500/1000/1500 (Talent 1500/2000/2500)
Attack Range Loss: 325
Lone Druid will be disabled and immobile when True Form is upon cast and it can not be disrupted.
Lone Druid will be transformed into a melee hero temporarily with 225 attack range.
Which means when using items, he will be treated as a melee hero.
The transformation does not affect the attack range bonuses.
The health bonus that Lone Druid receives during True Form is not considered as a heal.
When the duration of this spell reaches its end, his health remains, only the health bonus is removed.
The maximum health increase granted by talent does not affect the True Form is active at this moment but changes the Spirit Bear’s health.
While in the form of the bear, Lone Druid is granted Demolish and Entangling Claws which is in the same level with Spirit Bear’s abilities:
Lone Druid’s Demolish will deal 15%/30%/45%/60% bonus damage on the buildings.
The Lone Druid’ proc chance is 30% when casting Entangling Claws.
If Lone Druid dies during True Form, He is still in the form of the bear after respawning.
Changes the model and voice of Lone Druid.