Maiev Build

Maiev Shadowsong stood watch over the imprisoned Betrayer for ten thousand years, and hunted him relentlessly after he was released. Some say she’s determined; others say she’s obsessed. Either way, she will stop at nothing to ensure the security of her world.

Fan of Knives (Q)

Deal 187 damage to enemies in a crescent area.

Hitting at least 2 enemy Heroes with Fan of Knives reduces its cooldown to 0.5 sec, and refunds its Mana cost.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 4 sec

Umbral Bind (W)

Maiev's next Basic Attack cleaves and applies a tether to enemy Heroes hit for 2.5 sec. If a tethered Hero moves too far from Maiev, they are pulled toward her, dealing 114 damage and breaking the tether.

Mana: 55
Cooldown: 12 sec

Spirit of Vengeance (E)

Send a shadow of Maiev outward that will return to its cast location, dealing 104 damage to enemies along both paths. Deals 100% more damage to enemy Heroes.

Reactivate to Blink to the shadow's location.

Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 sec


Leap into the air, becoming immune to all hostile effects for 0.75 sec.

Passive Maiev has 15 Armor.

Cooldown: 8 sec

Bonds of JusticeQuest: Each tether applied to a secondary target of Umbral Bind permanently increases Umbral Bind's pull damage by 15.

Reward: After applying 5 tethers to secondary targets, increase Umbral Bind's pull damage by 75.

Reward: After applying 10 tethers to secondary targets, increase Umbral Bind's cleave damage by 30%.
Pursuit of VengeanceEach Hero tethered by Umbral Bind reduces the cooldown of Spirit of Vengeance by 1.5 sec.
Naisha's MementoActivate to make primary Basic Attacks bounce between nearby enemies by up to 2 times, dealing 30% more damage to bounce targets. Lasts 8 sec.

Recharge Naisha's Memento by hitting at least 2 Heroes with a single Fan of Knives.
Pin DownQuest: Hit 3 enemy Heroes with a single Fan of Knives.

Reward: Increase Fan of Knives damage by 15%.

Reward: Each additional time 3 enemy Heroes are hit by a single Fan of Knives, gain an additional 5% damage, up to 30%.

Reward: Hit 4 enemy Heroes with a single Fan of Knives to instantly gain all Rewards.
Blade DanceUsing Fan of Knives deals 63 Physical Damage to enemies around Maiev.
Sudden VengeanceUsing Blink within 0.35 sec of Spirit of Vengeance hitting an enemy Hero causes the shadow to explode, damaging all nearby enemy Heroes for 5% of their max Health.
Elune's WrathHitting at least 2 Heroes with a single Fan of Knives causes the next Fan of Knives to drop a star on targets that deals 101 damage when it impacts.
Bonds of CorruptionEnemy Heroes pulled by Umbral Bind have their Physical Armor reduced by 25 for 3 sec.
Ruthless SpiritSpirit of Vengeance's damage is increased by 3% per Minion, Mercenary, or enemy Summon hit, and 24% per enemy Hero hit.
Containment DiscThrow a glaive in the target direction. If an enemy Hero is hit, Containment Disc can be reactivated to remove their vision and Time Stop them for 4 sec.

Containment Disc automatically activates 6 sec after hitting a Hero.

Mana: 60
Cooldown: 65 sec.
Warden's CageSummon 8 Warden Avatars as a cage around Maiev. After 1.5 sec, enemy Heroes that come in contact with an Avatar consume it and are knocked to the center of the cage. Warden Avatars last 7 sec.

Mana: 80
Cooldown: 80 sec.
Bladed ArmorEach enemy Hero hit by Fan of Knives grants 5 Armor for 5 sec, up to 20 Armor.
Chain GangTethering at least 2 enemy Heroes with Umbral Bind grants 35 Armor for 4 sec.
Shadow ArmorBlink grants 25 Armor for 2.5 sec. Maiev's Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes refresh this duration.
Cruel ChainUmbral Bind grants 25% Movement Speed for 2.5 sec. In addition, each time Maiev deals damage to tethered targets, Umbral Bind's pull damage to all targets is increased by 40%, up to 200%.
Vengeful KnivesFor each enemy Hero Spirit of Vengeance hits, Maiev's next Fan of Knives deals 1% max Health as bonus damage to enemy Heroes.
Armored AssaultWhile Maiev has more than 10 Armor of any kind, all Physical Damage dealt is increased by 35%.
Shadow Orb: VengeanceActivate to reset the cooldown of Spirit of Vengeance.

Recharge Shadow Orb by damaging enemy Heroes with Spirit of Vengeance 5 times.
Shadow Orb: HuntressActivate to increase Movement Speed and Attack Speed by 40% for 5 sec.

Recharge Shadow Orb by dealing Physical Damage to enemy Heroes 10 times.
Shadow Orb: Shadow StrikeActivate to deal 164 damage to an enemy Hero, Slowing them by 30% and reducing their Armor by 20 for 4 sec.

Recharge Shadow Orb by dealing Spell Damage to enemy Heroes 10 times.

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