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Anub'arak, the Nerubian Assassin is a hero from Dota Allstars and as the Nyx Assassin in Dota 2. In Dota Allstars, he is an Agility Scourgehero, while in Dota 2, he is an Agility Dire hero.

Nyx.png Nyx Assassin
Attributes Agility Roles Melee, Disabler, Nuker
Health 492 Attack damage 30-34
Armor 3.66 Attack speed 1.7
Mana 234 Sight Range 1800 day / 800 night
Range 128 (melee) Mov. speed 300

Ability Name Ability Description Details

Impale dota2

Rock spikes burst from the earth along a straight path. Enemy units are hurled into the air, then are stunned and take damage when they fall. Range: 500

Damage: 60/130/200/260
Stun Duration: 1.27/1.77/2.27/2.77

Mana Burn

Mana Burn dota2

Destroys the target hero's mana equal to a multiplier of its Intelligence, and deals damage equal to the mana burned. Intelligence Multiplier: 5
Spiked Carapace

Spiked Carapace dota2

When activated, Spiked Carapace reflects and negates damage dealt to Nyx Assassin (max once from each source), as well as stunning the source of the damage.
  • Deals Pure Damage
Reflect Duration: 2.75

Stun Duration: 0.6/1.2/1.8/2.4


Vendetta dota2

Allows Nyx Assassin to become invisible and gain a speed bonus. If Nyx Assassin attacks to break the invisibility, massive bonus damage is dealt with the attack. Duration: 20 / 35 / 50

Movement Speed: 16% / 18% / 20% Bonus Damage: 225 / 375 / 525

The Nerubian Assassin
Attributes Agility Alignment Scourge
Health 492 Mana 234 Damage 49-53 Attack Speed 1.7 Range 128 (melee)
Health Regen. 0.73 Mana Regen. 0.85 Armor 3.66 Mov. Speed 300
Strength 18 (+2) Agility 19 (+2.2) Intelligence 18 (+2.1)
Ability Name Ability Description


Slams the ground with massive claws, shooting spiked tendrils out in a straight line, dealing damage and hurling enemy ground units into the air in their wake.

Mana Burn

Sends a bolt of negative energy that burns mana equivalent to 4x the target enemy unit's Intelligence. Burned mana combusts, dealing damage to the target equal to the amount of mana burned.

Spiked Carapace (Passive)

The Nerubian Assassin forms barbed layers of chitinous armor that increases its defense and returns damage to enemy melee attackers.


The Nerubian Assassin turns invisible for a short period of time, and can break his invisibility with an incredibly damaging attack.

Anub'arak was once the greatest champion of the Nerubians, but fell in the Second War of the Spider. He was resurrected by the Lich King Ner'zhul, who promised him eternal undeath in exchange for his unswerving loyalty. When threatened, he shoots these spikes through enemies, maiming and disorienting them. He channels his dark powers into a bolt of disarming negative energy, and those who witness him blending into the shadows of the frozen tundra have never lived to tell the tale.

Dota 2:
Deep in the Archive of Ultimyr, shelved between scholarly treatises on dragon cladistics and books of untranslatable spells, there is an ancient tome of entomological curiosities. Compiled by scholars, the book describes the telepathic talents of the zealot scarab, a strange species of social insect with abilities unique to all the seven planes.

Unlike most grubs of his colony, Nyx Assassin did not arise from metamorphosis with the plodding thoughts and blunted appendages common to the worker caste of his kind. For his was a special transformation, guided by the grace of Nyx. He was the chosen one, selected from the many and anointed with an extract of the queen goddess herself. Not all survive the dark blessing of the queen's chamber, but he emerged with a penetrating mind, and dagger-like claws--his razor sharp mandibles raking the air while his thoughts projected directly into the minds of those around him. Of all zealot scarabs, he alone was selected for the highest calling. After his metamorphosis, he was reborn, by grace of Nyx, with abilities which shaped him for one thing and one thing only: to kill in the name of his goddess.

The Nerubian Assassin starts off by wearing his opponents down early on, Burning their Mana for damage, keeping them fairly useless and vulnerable. With a Vendetta against living things, he can become invisible, travel faster, and deal great damage to the next thing he hits. Following up with his powerful line stunning impale and then Mana Burn is a combo most will instantly fall victim to--hard to see it coming and difficult to escape. His Scarabs can spy the lay of the land to alert him to danger or his next victim.

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