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Danil «Dendi» Ishutin

"Catharsis (from the Greek -"purification" or "cleansing") is the purification and purgation of emotions — especially pity and fear — through any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.".

In Dota 2 purge - is not only a good way to survive, but also an effective tool for killings. All you need to know about the nuances of ability is in this article.
Danil «Dendi» Ishutin


Purge - is a type of ability that causes a drastic slow in movement and attack speed, dispels most negative buffs from allies and positive buffs from enemies.



  • A purge on an ally it will dispel most negative buffs from him. 
  • If cast on an enemy unit it will slow his movement speed, and can slow his attack speed depending on the specific ability.
    Most purges on Heroes will slow a unit down to an initial 100 MS.
    The rate they regain speed is determined by the number of the effect's ticks. As a rule, this value ranges from 1 to 5 (from 20% till 100% of speed regeneration).
    For example, the amount of ticks equalls to 5 and hero's move speed -  400, it will gradually regain speed as 80(100/160/240/320/400) per tick.

Move speed cannot be reduced more than 100 because the 1st tick has already this value. 
If you cast Demonic Purge Demonic Purge or  Purge on a non-hero unit it will be paused for 3 seconds.



Purging abilities

table of purging abilities
Unit or item Ability Duration Update frequency

Move speed (350)

Attack speed

Razor Razor Unstable Current Unstable Current 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6 1 100/350 -100%
Shadow Demon Shadow Demon Demonic Purge Demonic Purge 5 5 100/140/210/280/350 is not changed
 Diffusal Blade  Purge 4 5 100/140/210/280/350 is not changed
Satyr Banisher  Purge 5 5 100/140/210/280/350 is not changed



Purging abilities has the following effects:



Exorcism abilities

Exorcism - ability to deal extra damage to summoned units or illusions.

  • Does not effect on Lone Druid Lone Druid - Summon Spirit Bear Spirit Bear
  • Does not effect on Pugna Pugna - Nether Ward Nether Ward, Undying Undying - Tombstone Tombstone



Summoned units which won't be killed by purge

Summoned units which won't be killed by DIFFUSAL BLADE PURGE
Hero Unit
Brewmaster Brewmaster  Fire -  Storm -  Earth
Juggernaut Juggernaut  Healing Ward
Lone Druid Lone Druid  Spirit Bear
Pugna Pugna  Nether Ward
Shadow Shaman Shadow Shaman  Mass Serpent Ward
Templar Assassin Templar Assassin  Psionic Trap
Tusk Tusk  Frozen Sigil
Undying Undying  Tombstone
Undying Undying  Zombie
Venomancer Venomancer  Plague Ward
Weaver Weaver  The Swarm



Exorcism abilities

Exorcism abilities
Unit or Item Ability Range


 Diffusal Blade  Purge Target unit 99999
Satyr Banisher  Purge Target unit 400
Brewmaster Brewmaster Primal Split Primal Split (Storm) - Dispel Magic Radius: 200 200
Shadow Demon Shadow Demon Demonic Purge Demonic Purge Target unit 0
Razor Razor Unstable Current Unstable Current Passive 0
Legion Commander Legion Commander Overwhelming Odds Overwhelming Odds Radius: 315 25% of the summoned unit's current hp + ability's damage
Outworld Devourer Outworld Devourer Arcane Orb Arcane Orb Target unit 100/200/300/400


AuthorJane Lovejoy Date16 April 2014, 13:10 Views13947 Comments7
Comments (7)
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#1 tr trixilon 20 June 2014, 11:19
Nobody uses the privileges of Satyr Banisher ) It's better than diffusal blade. Am i the only one who uses it ?
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#2 ph edrilordz 25 June 2014, 08:44
That Purge thing... a great help for ganking ^_^
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#3 ua Oblivion 30 June 2014, 10:58
Extreme slow for ganking you mean?
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#4 1 July 2014, 08:34
Clearly, I must remember this. Otherwise I may purge doom... lol
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#5 si žnj 3 July 2014, 12:57
thank you for info
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#6 hu hryniel 9 August 2014, 19:49
Thanks for the guides guys! Helped a lot!
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#7 ph grainassault 26 August 2014, 10:11
Purge is great help for killing powerful units like the Brewmaster Primal Split and the Bear of Lone Druid.
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