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refresher orb

Discussion in 'Advanced Mechanics' started by doomboy, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM.

  1. doomboy

    doomboy Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    Hello, just wanting to ask 2 quick question
    • what buffs/debuffs stack with the help of refresher orb? none of it? or does it have some exception?
    • Does 2x Macropyre damage stack?

  2. slipkwar

    slipkwar Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    A lot of things in Dota 2 works like this: Successive casts of X on the same target do not stack, only the debuff gets refreshed.

    What I don't know is if 2 macropyres from 2 different players do affect the same (enemy) target like you say.
  3. doomboy

    doomboy Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    tried using lobby game, macropyre does stack, effectifely doubling the damage. as for debuffs and buffs, i still doesnt have too clear ideas for the exceptions, since i think there's some
  4. Z01d

    Z01d Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Depends on if it's done by an aura, since heroes can only be affected by one of them.
    For others it's just arbitrary if a buff stacks or refreshes.
  5. EebstertheGreat

    EebstertheGreat Forum Manager Staff Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    Macropyre does not place a buff, it simply creates a timer that deals damage periodically to every unit in the AoE. So if you have two Macropyres, each one will do that independently. It's the same as having two Firestorms, two Midnight Pulses, etc. There are only a few examples of spells that do not stack this way, Shrapnel being the only one I can think of off the top of my head.

    Buffs and debuffs from a single source very rarely stack unless they explicitly say so. Thus, for instance, Decay obviously stacks, as do Viscous Nasal Goo, Quill Spray, Sticky Napalm, Melting Strike, Geostrike, and a few others.
  6. Blamagenkind

    Blamagenkind Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Here's a list I made some time ago about abilities that could have multiple instances & stackables. Cheers :D
    All summons except for Spirit Bear, Wolves, Familiars
    All wand of illusion based spells
    Alchemist: Acid Sray(-armor doesn't stack)
    Morphling: Hybrid
    Luna: Eclipse
    Jakiro: Macropyre
    Timbersaw: Whirling Death's stat reduction, Reactive Armor
    Bristleback: Goo, Quill, Warpath
    Silencer: Arcane Curse
    Disruptor: Static Storm
    KotL: Chakra Magic(+mana)
    Skywrath Mage: Mystic Flare
    Oracle: Purifying Flames
    Axe: Battle Hunger(ms buff)
    Sandking: Epicenter(slow doesn't stack)
    Razor: Plasma Field, Static Link, Eye of the Storm
    Enigma: Midnight Pulse
    Warlock: Fatal Bonds, Shadow Word
    Meepo: Geostrike (stacks when applied by multiple meepos)
    Pugna: Nether Ward
    Dazzle: Poison Touch, Weave
    Leshrac: Diabolic Edict
    Undying: Decay, Deathlust(zombie's slow)
    Medusa: Stone Gaze(slow doesn't stack, can stun multiple times)
    Terrorblade: Reflection
    Batrider: Sticky Napalm
    Shadow Demon: Shadow poison, Demonic purge
    Invoker: Chaos Meteor DPS, Forged Spirit's Melting Strike
    Arc Warden: Flux
    Underlord: Firestorm(only base damage stacks)
    The following doesn't stack but can be used without cancelling the previous
    Elder Titan: Earth Splitter
    Faceless Void: Chronosphere
    Nature's Prophet: Wrath of Nature
    Lich: Chain Frost, Ice Armor(doesn't stack with itself, stacks with neutral ogre's ice armor)
    Witch Doctor: Paralyzing Cask
    Darkseer: Wall of Replica

    Edit: removed some outdated stuff
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017 at 5:53 AM
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  7. EebstertheGreat

    EebstertheGreat Forum Manager Staff Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    Some of these don't really stack in any meaningful way. For instance, multiple Chronospheres don't stack (the buff is purely cosmetic and the most recently applied overrides), they just don't interfere with each other. In some cases it's just not accurate. For instance, the slows from multiple Earth Splitters do not stack.
  8. Blamagenkind

    Blamagenkind Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Yeah, I just put them there because they don't cancel previous casts like mirror image. I edited it & put a note about it.

    E: Actually, it might be confusing for other people, maybe I should delete that part?
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM