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DecoY's Guide To
Darkterror The Faceless Void

Changelog: 24-2-2011 - Started working on guide

Table of contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. Void's Skillset

I. Foreword

Greetings all, this is my first guide on PlayDotA and I have always wanted to write a guide so here I am, and it will be on my favourite hero, Faceless Void. I dont actually know much on Voids past skill history and I am sorry for that.
Like me, im sure many people head straight to the heroes' item build when they read a guide, but if you are awesome enough to read the whole guide give yourself a pat on the back.

II. Introduction

In my opinion void is probably one of the strongest late game heroes in dota, with a 6 sec AoE disable he is able to wreck havoc among an entire team (with the right items ^_^) and you will see later how I play void.

They say he was once human, but his background is shrouded in darkness, even to himself. What we know is that he was thrown into the Void between worlds and has emerged with the power of manipulating time. He can freeze his enemies in time and avoid hits by traveling a split-second back in time, right before receiving the blow. He can briefly rip apart the fabric of space-time to freeze both allies and opponents around him, yet remain free himself to act. It is rumored that he can instantly strike any man in a legion of soldiers, but nobody sees him move...

Advanced Statistics

Affiliation: Scourge
Attack Animation: 0.5 / 0.56
Damage: 58 - 64
Casting Animation: 0.35 / 0.51
Armor: 4
Base Attack Time: 1.7
Movespeed: 300
Missile Speed: Instant
Attack Range: 128 (melee)
Sight Range: 1800 / 800




Pros and Cons

[+] High base damage
[+] Great attack animation for last hitting/denying
[+] has a good escape mechanism
[+] Isnt considered a threat till he pwns everyone

[-] Mana problems early game
[-] Low stat gain
[-] Item dependent
[-] He's a Squid

III. Void's Skillset

Voids skill set is probably where he gets most of his power, i will explain these skills below.

Time Walk

_______.Quickly moves to a target location and slows the movement and attack of all units at the end of its path for 3 seconds.

 ManaCooldownC. RangeAoEDurationEffects
112019 sec7003003 secInvulnerable travel and 25% slow
212017 sec9003003 secInvulnerable travel and 30% slow
312015 sec11003003 secInvulnerable travel and 35% slow
412013 sec13003003 secInvulnerable travel and 40% slow

This is your main intiating, escaping and juking skill.
Faceless Void is invulnerable while moving using Time Walk.
Faceless Void will lose his queued commands when he uses this skill.


_______.Whenever damage is received, Faceless Void moves a moment back in time to try to dodge that damage. Can backtrack both physical and magical attacks.

 ManaCooldownC. RangeAoEDurationEffects
1N/AN/AN/ANoneN/A10% chance to dodge damage
2N/AN/AN/ANoneN/A15% chance to dodge damage
3N/AN/AN/ANoneN/A20% chance to dodge damage
4N/AN/AN/ANoneN/A25% chance to dodge damage

This skill is what makes crystal maiden so jealous, without it he would be mashed into fish and chips in a matter of seconds.
Stacks with evasion.


_______.Gives a chance that an attack will do bonus damage and lock a unit in time

 ManaCooldownC. RangeAoEDurationEffects
1N/AN/AN/AN/A1 second on heroes (2 seconds on creeps)10% chance, 40 bonus damage
2N/AN/AN/AN/A1 second on heroes (2 seconds on creeps)15% chance, 40 bonus damage
3N/AN/AN/AN/A1 second on heroes (2 seconds on creeps)20% chance, 40 bonus damage
4N/AN/AN/AN/A1 second on heroes (2 seconds on creeps)25% chance, 40 bonus damage

This skill is where void gets most of his power, with enough attack speed and the right items Void can single-handedly own a level 16 centaur with ease.
Damage type: magical
Stun works on magic immune units.
Does not stack with Cranium Basher.


_______.Faceless Void creates a rip in spacetime causing all units in that area to become trapped for its duration. Faceless Void has a mysterious connection with spacetime that causes him to be unaffected by the sphere. Casting range increases per level.

 ManaCooldownC. RangeAoEDurationEffects
1150120 (75*) seconds5004004 secondsPauses all units
2175110 (75*) seconds5004004.5 (5*) secondsPauses all units
3200100 (75*) seconds5004005 (6*) secondsPauses all units

Postioned in the right place, a level 3 Chronosphere would stop time long enough to literally rape an entire enemy team.
Stops both units and buildings, friend or foe.
Couriers are unnaffected.
Does not affect units owned by the Faceless Void (Illusions, Summons).
Can be improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values).

IV. Skill Build

Void's Skillbuild

There are many good skill builds that many void users find good, i will show you the effectiviness of them and my personal skill build i use, which is probably a common one too.

Darkterror the Faceless Void
Author: Phoenix7937
Map Vers.: 6.71b

Terror of the Dark


Date Posted: 02/23/11
Last Comment:05/03/2011
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