Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Unyielding Power Quest: Hit Heroes with Skull Missile. Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, increase Skull Missile's damage by 100. Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes, Skull Missile's cooldown is permanently reduced to 5 seconds.
1 Furious Spark Every 3rd hit from Lightning Nova against the same target deals 65 (+4% per level) bonus damage and grants Mephisto 2 Mana.
1 Malicious Intent Shade of Mephisto grants 25% Spell Power while active and for 2.5 seconds after ending. If Mephisto hits enemy Heroes at least 18 times with his Basic Abilities while Shade of Mephisto is active, then increase the duration of the Spell Power bonus to 10 seconds after it ends.
4 Hateful Mending Skull Missile heals Mephisto for 60% of the damage it deals to Heroes.
4 Static Barrier At the end of its duration, Lightning Nova grants Mephisto a Shield equal to 40% of the damage it dealt to Heroes. Lasts 5 seconds.
4 Spite Increase Regeneration Globe healing duration by 150%. Every tick of Regeneration Globe healing activates Lord of Hatred, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 1 second.
7 Ghastly Armor Shade of Mephisto grants 20 Armor while active and for 2.5 seconds after it ends.
7 Frost Storm While Shade of Mephisto is active, enemies who are hit by Lightning Nova are Slowed by 15% for 1 second and the Slow from Skull Missile is increased to 50%.
7 Trickery Shade of Mephisto grants 20% Movement Speed while active and for 2.5 seconds after it ends. If Mephisto hits enemy Heroes at least 18 times with his Basic Abilities while Shade of Mephisto is active, then reset the cooldown of Shade of Mephisto.
10 Consume Souls Channel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes. After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 (+4% per level) damage and are Slowed by 25% for 2.5 seconds. 120
10 Durance of Hate After 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero hit for 2.5 seconds and deal 250 (+4% per level) damage to them over the same duration. Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes. 50
13 Abhorred Skull Hitting a Hero with Skull Missile grants 25% Spell Power for 6 seconds.
13 Hysteria Lord of Hatred also reduces the cooldown of Mephisto's Heroic Ability. Mephisto is healed for 15% of his maximum Health and Mana when he casts his Heroic Ability.
13 Shard of Hate Basic Attacks hit enemies near the primary target and activate Lord of Hatred against enemy Heroes, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 1 second per Hero hit.
16 Lightning Reaction Skull Missile explodes on contact with Lightning Nova, dealing 138 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.
16 Static Field When Lightning Nova's damage bonus reaches 30%, enemy Heroes within its radius take damage equal to 10% of their maximum Health.
16 Animosity Increase the duration of Lightning Nova by 1 second and the maximum amount of bonus damage it can deal from 30% to 36%.
20 Consumed by Hatred Consume Souls deals bonus damage equal to 10% of the target's missing Health. If Consume Souls initial cast kills a Hero it will cast 1 additional time.
20 Unspeakable Horror Durance of Hate Silences enemies for 3 seconds after its Root expires.
20 Mimic While both Shade of Mephisto and Lightning Nova are active, Lightning Nova also casts from the Shade's location.
20 Shade Lord Activate to swap locations with Shade of Mephisto and refresh its duration. Passive: Shade of Mephisto benefits from all of Mephisto's level 7 Talents. 40
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Skull Missile Conjure a skull that travels in the target direction after 0.75 seconds, dealing 127 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit and Slowing Heroes hit by 25% for 2 seconds. 8 20
W Lightning Nova A ring of lightning appears around Mephisto for 2.5 seconds. Enemies within the ring take 43 (+4% per level) damage every 0.25 seconds. Each time a cast of Lightning Nova hits a Hero, its damage is increased by 3%, up to 30%. 14 50
E Shade of Mephisto Teleport to a location, dealing 78 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies and leaving behind a Shade of Mephisto at Mephisto's original location. After 2.5 seconds, Mephisto is teleported back to the Shade's location. 18 35
R Consume Souls Channel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes. After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 (+4% per level) damage and are Slowed by 25% for 2.5 seconds. 120 80
R Durance of Hate After 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero hit for 2.5 seconds and deal 250 (+4% per level) damage to them over the same duration. Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes. 50 50
Lord Of Hatred Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Abilities reduces Mephisto's Basic Ability cooldowns. Skull Missile and Shade of Mephisto grant 1.5 seconds of cooldown reduction per Hero hit, and Lightning Nova grants 0.3 seconds per Hero hit.

Mephisto

2020-07-15 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Lightning Nova [W]
    • Damage reduced from 45 to 43.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Furious Spark [W]
      • Damage reduced from 72 to 65.
  • Level 13
    • Abhorred Skull [Q]
      • Spell Power bonus increased from 20% to 25%.

Developer Comment: Mephisto is generally performing a little bit too well, particularly when it comes to playing with Furious Spark at Level 1. We're making some small nerfs to him to bring him in line with other casters.


2020-03-11 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Malicious Intent [E]
      • Number of enemy Heroes required to hit for the Spell Power duration bonus reduced from 20 to 18.
  • Level 7
    • Trickery [E]
      • Number of enemy Heroes required to hit to reset the cooldown of Shade of Mephisto reduced from 20 to 18.

Developer Comment: Malicious Intent and Trickery are getting their additional procs slightly less often than we would like, so we're reducing the requirement.


2020-01-22 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Malicious Intent [E]
      • Spellpower bonus increased from 20% to 25%.
  • Level 16
    • Animosity [W]
      • Bonus duration increased from .5 seconds to 1 second.
      • No longer increases the duration of Lightning Nova as a result of Basic Attacking enemy Heroes.
      • Additional functionality: Increase the maximum bonus damage of Lightning Nova from 30% to 36%.

Developer Comment: Mephisto's talents are in a much better place since our last changes, but Malicious Intent and Animosity were underperforming so we're giving them some buffs.


2019-12-03 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Furious Spark [W]
      • Bonus damage is now dealt every 3rd hit.
      • Damage reduced from 95 to 72.
      • Additional functionality: Now also grants Mephisto 2 Mana when dealing damage with Furious Spark.
    • Malicious Intent [E]
      • Additional functionality: If Mephisto hits enemy Heroes at least 20 times with Basic Abilities while Shade of Mephisto is active, then increase the duration of the Spell Power bonus to 10 seconds after it ends.
  • Level 4
    • Spite [Passive]
      • Regeneration Globe duration increased from 125% to 150%.
      • Cooldown reduction increased from .75 seconds to 1 second.
  • Level 7
    • Frost Storm [E]
      • No longer Slows enemy Heroes near the Shade of Mephisto.
      • Additional functionality: Enemy Heroes who are hit by Lightning Nova while Shade of Mephisto is active are Slowed by 15% for 1 second.
    • Trickery [E]
      • No longer removes Slows and Roots from Mephisto.
      • Additional functionality: If Mephisto hits enemy Heroes at least 20 times with Basic Abilities while Shade of Mephisto is active, then reset its cooldown.
  • Level 13
    • Hysteria [Trait]
      • Additional functionality: Mephisto gains 15% of his maximum Health and Mana when he casts his Heroic Ability.
  • Level 16
    • Animosity [W]
      • New functionality: Increase the duration of Lightning Nova by .5 seconds. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes while Lightning Nova is active increase the duration of Lightning Nova by an additional .25 seconds.

Developer Comment: Mephisto's talents have been largely unchanged since his release. While many of them seem to be in a good spot, some talents and talent tiers had some systemic issues that we felt could be improved with some changed functionality. We're not looking to overhaul the Mephisto that you know and love, but we felt that he could use some new builds to play with.


2019-07-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Anger [Passive]
      • Removed
    • ​​Furious Spark [W]
      • Damage increased from 90 to 95
    • ​​Malicious Intent [E]
      • Spell Power bonus increased from 15% to 20%
  • Level 4
    • Spite [Passive]
      • Healing Globe duration bonus increased from 100% to 125%
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 0.5 to 0.75 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Shard of Hate [Passive]
      • Additional Functionality: Now also causes Mephisto's attacks to activate Lord of Hatred, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 1 second

Developer Comment: Anger and Shard of Hate have such obvious synergy that it is too often a mistake to not take one without the other. We're combining their functionalities while also doing a pass on his other underperforming talents.


2019-01-23 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Lightning Nova (W)
    • Mana cost reduced from 55 to 50
  • Shade of Mephisto (E)
    • Mana cost reduced from 40 to 35
  • Durance of Hate (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 50 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 60 to 50

2018-10-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Durance of Hate (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Malicious Intent (E)
      • ​Spell Power reduced from 20% to 15%
  • ​​​​Level 4
    • Hateful Mending (Q)
      • ​Healing increased from 50% to 60%
    • Static Barrier (W)
      • Shield duration reduced from 7 to 5 seconds​
    • Spite (Trait)
      • ​Bonus globe duration increased from 60% to 100%

2018-09-25 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Mephisto: Fixed an issue preventing the Static Barrier talent from granting Mephisto shields if damage was dealt to Shields or Protected Heroes.

2018-09-19 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Lightning Nova (W)
    • Damage reduced from 48 to 45
    • Damage bonus reduced from 4% to 3%
    • Maximum damage bonus reduced from 40 to 30%
  • Consume Souls (R)
    • Slow amount reduced from 40 to 25%
    • Consume Souls will now go on a full cooldown if interrupted by any source (including friendly.)
  • Durance of Hate (R)
    • Missile Speed increased by 25%
    • Ability range increased by 25%
    • Root duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
    • Damage increased from 160 to 250 over its duration

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Unyielding Power (Q)
      • Damage bonus upon hitting 20 Heroes increased from 60 to 100
    • Anger (Passive)
      • Basic Ability cooldown reduction from Basic Attacking Heroes increased from .75 to 1 second
  • Level 4
    • Static Barrier (W)
      • Shield amount reduced from 50% to 40% of Lightning Nova's damage dealt to Heroes
  • Level 16
    • Lightning Reaction (Q)
      • Damage reduced from 144 to 138
    • Static Field (W)
      • Damage reduced from 12% to 10% of enemies maximum Health
  • Level 20
    • Shade Lord (E)
      • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 40 seconds

Developer Comment: Mephisto is certainly making an impact on the Nexus. He's been on the higher end of Hero winrates and, judging from how players with a lot of games are performing with him, we expect that he will continue to rise as players gain experience. Our goal with these changes is to bring his overall damage down, balance out a few of the Talent tiers performance, and increase the consistency of Durance of Hate.


2018-09-04 Patch Notes

New Hero

Dul'Mephistos, the Lord of Hatred, is said to the be most cunning among his brethren. Even while imprisoned in a soulstone, his vile influence corrupted the Zakarum and manipulated them into breaking the seal, giving him free reign to reunite the Prime Evils and enslave humanity.

Trait

  • Lord of Hatred
    • Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Abilities reduces Mephisto's Basic Ability cooldowns.
    • Skull Missile and Shade of Mephisto grant 1.5 seconds of cooldown reduction per Hero hit, and Lightning Nova grants 0.3 seconds per Hero hit.

Basic Abilities

  • Skull Missile (Q)
    • Conjure a skull that travels in the target direction after 0.75 seconds, dealing 127 damage to enemies hit and Slowing Heroes hit by 25% for 2 seconds.
  • Lightning Nova (W)
    • A ring of lightning appears around Mephisto for 2.5 seconds. Enemies within the ring take 48 damage every 0.25 seconds.
    • Each time a cast of Lightning Nova hits a Hero, its damage is increased by 4%, up to 40%.
  • Shade of Mephisto (E)
    • Teleport to a location, dealing 78 damage to nearby enemies and leaving behind a Shade of Mephisto at Mephisto's original location. After 2.5 seconds, Mephisto is teleported back to the Shade's location.

Heroic Abilities

  • Consume Souls (R)
    • Channel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes. After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 damage and are Slowed by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
  • Durance of Hate (R)
    • After 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero hit for 2 seconds and deal 160 damage to them over the same duration.
    • Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes.