Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Anger Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes also activate Lord of Hatred, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 1 second.
1 Furious Spark Every 5th hit from Lightning Nova against the same target deals 90 (+4% per level) bonus damage.
1 Malicious Intent Shade of Mephisto grants 15% Spell Power while active and for 2.5 seconds after ending.
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.
4 Hateful Mending Skull Missile heals Mephisto for 60% of the damage it deals to Heroes.
4 Spite Increase Regeneration Globe healing duration by 100%. Every tick of Regeneration Globe healing activates Lord of Hatred, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.
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.
7 Frost Storm Enemies near Shade of Mephisto are Slowed by 50% for 2 seconds. Hitting enemies with Skull Missile while Shade of Mephisto is active increases its Slow to 50%.
7 Ghastly Armor Shade of Mephisto grants 20 Armor while active and for 2.5 seconds after it ends.
7 Trickery Shade of Mephisto grants 20% Movement Speed while active and for 2.5 seconds after it ends. After Shade of Mephisto expires, all Slows and Roots are removed from 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. 60
13 Abhorred Skull Hitting a Hero with Skull Missile grants 20% Spell Power for 6 seconds.
13 Hysteria Lord of Hatred also reduces the cooldown of Mephisto's Heroic Ability.
13 Shard of Hate Basic Attacks hit enemies near the primary target.
16 Animosity Activate to extend the duration of Lightning Nova by 2.5 seconds. Passive: Basic Attacks while Lightning Nova is active cause an immediate pulse of Lightning Nova damage. 15
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.
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 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
20 Unspeakable Horror Durance of Hate Silences enemies for 3 seconds after its Root expires.
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 45 (+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 55
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 40
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. 60 60
None 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

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.