Roshan the Immortal is the most powerful neutral creep in DotA Allstars, and its sequel Dota 2, and holds the Aegis of the Immortal, a relic that allows its bearer to cheat death. He is a golem-like creature with tough, leathery wings, and possess many powerful abilities.
Roshan can be found in his special den on the Dire side of the river, and can easily defeat a hero one-on-one in the early- and mid-game. He grants the team that kills him 200 gold, and drops the Aegis, allowing the hero that picks it up a free revive when killed. He also drops the Cheese the 3rd time he is killed (regardless of team), a healing item that instantly heals a hero 2500 hp and 1000 mana. Roshan respawns randomly between 8-11 minutes after he was last killed, and the Aegis, if not consumed, will disappear from its wielder healing him to full health and returning to Roshan.
Stats (October 27th, 2014 Patch)
|Move Speed||270||Attack Range||128 (Melee)|
|Attack Animation||0.3/0.3||Casting Animation||0.47/0.56|
|Baste Attack time||1||Missile Speed||Instant|
|Sight Range||1400/1400||Bounty||150-400 for last hitting player. +200 for every team player (including killer)|
Roshan's first passive ability.Roshanwill block an ability targeted at him once every 15 seconds. Heroes can use their spells on Roshan after the first one is blocked.
Roshan's second passive ability which provides him with 15% chance to stun a target on attack.
Roshan's third passive ability which affects enemies and deals magical damage. He slams the ground to damage and slow enemies. Roshan will not cast Slam unless there are 3 or more units near him. Damage increases by 20 every 4 minutes since the first creep spawn.
Roshan's fourth passive ability. He possesses numerous protective abilities, including 75% magic resistance, the ability to instantly purge attacking illusions, and a scaling armor bonus that increases as time goes on. The armor bonus starts at +0.5 armor, and increases by +0.5 every 4 minutes from the first creep spawn. He will also gain +500 HP and +10 damage each time.
During Diretide (Dota's version of Halloween), Roshan is freed from his imprisonment, and prowls the land looking for Greevil Taffy, a sweet that only Roshan can stand. He dresses up in various Halloween costumes, and chases down heroes, both Radiant and Dire, in search of this dreadful concoction made by the confectioners of Yhauron. After consuming these sweets, Roshan will become afflicted by a Sugar Rush, and heroes from both sides must combine forces to take him down.
Diretide is a special halloween-only mode, and was available from October 30, 2012, to November 12, 2012.
Sugar Rush Abilities
|Apocalypse (Active)||Roshan launches beams at all enemy heroes between 400 to 1200 range from him, dealing massive damage.|
|Wave of Force (Active)||Roshan smashes the ground to cause massive damage and knockback to all enemies around him.|
|Toss (Active)||Roshan tosses an enemy unit to another unit further away. Toss does not deal damage.|
Roshan becomes immune to physical damage, but takes more magical damage for a period of time. All hero abilities are refreshed when Roshan uses Shell.
- Roshan means "bright or "on" in Farsi. It is also a common Persian name.
- Baron Nashor is Roshan's equivalent from League of Legends, and its name is an anagram of Roshan. It, however, does not drop a free revive, but instead gives a team-wide buff.
- Kongor, Heroes of Newerth's Roshan equivalent, also drops an item that provides a free revive (Token of Life) and a healing item (Banana) upon killing it. It, however, is a giant gorilla-like creature.
- During the Greeviling, Roshan is replaced by a giant Greevil that looks similar to him. Killing him still drops the Aegis.