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Bristleback

Rigwarl

  • Strength Rigwarl Strength
    22 + 2.2
  • Agility Rigwarl Agility
    17 + 1.8
  • Intelligence Rigwarl Intelligence
    14 + 2.8
  • Rigwarl

Viscous Nasal Goo

Covers a target in snot, causing it to have reduced armor and movement speed. Casts on the same target are cumulative

Quill Spray

Sprays enemy units with quills dealing damage in a 625 AoE. Deals 30 extra damage for every time the unit was struck by a quill in the last 14 seconds.

Bristleback

Rigwarl covers his back in spines, causing him to take reduced damage. Automatically releases a quill spray whenever his rear receives 250 damage.

Warpath

Everytime Rigwarl casts a spell, he works himself into a fury. Movement speed and damage increase on repeated spell casts.

  • Sentinel
  • 0.3 / 0.3
  • 52 - 62
  • 0.3 / 0.51
  • 3.38
  • 1.7
  • 295
  • Instant
  • 128 (melee)
  • 1800 / 800

Although his spells seem very weak at first glance, Rigwarl is a bad hero to underestimate. Quill Spray, Viscous Nasal Goo, and Warpath all provide relatively small effects when used only once, but each ability stacks when cast multiple times. Enemies of the Bristleback will soon find themselves covered in goo and shredded by constant quill fire if they aren't careful. Quill Spray deals increasing damage with each cast on the same target, and due to its low cooldown and mana cost it can be very deadly over time. When Rigwarl sees that his enemies are sufficiently weakened, he can move in for the kill with Viscous Nasal Goo. This ability slows the target and reduces their armor, increasing the damage of Quill Spray and Bristleback's physical attack and making it impossible to escape. Furthermore, casting spells puts Bristleback on the Warpath, which increases his movement and attack speeds as he uses his abilities. Bristleback's signature skill, and where he gets his name, is his near invulnerability to attacks that strike his back. All attacks and spells that come from behind him will be heavily reduced and cause additional Quill Sprays. Engaging a strong Rigwarl who is facing away is almost always a pointless exercise.

The quillboars were never interested in the affairs and wars of other races, but one knew that the Scourge would eventually descend on their lands if left unchecked. Entering the ranks of the Sentinel for the sole reason of the preservation of his tribe, Rigwarl brings primal instincts to the never ending battle. Each time he releases a flurry of quills or a glob of slime, he works himself into a frenzy that increases his effectiveness drastically, and should he be in danger, his bristle back would shield him from further harm. A perfect demonstration of the abilities that even lesser beings can unleash.


Viscous Nasal Goo

  • Active
  • Unit
  • G

Covers a target in snot, causing it to have reduced armor and movement speed. Casts on the same target are cumulative



  • Level
  • Mana Cost
  • Cooldown
  • Casting range
  • Area of Effect
  • Duration
  • Allowed Targets
  • Effects
  • 1
  • 30
  • 1.5
  • 600
  • N/A
  • 5 Seconds
  • Enemy units
  • -1 armor, 20% and +3% slow a cast.
  • 2
  • 30
  • 1.5
  • 600
  • N/A
  • 5 Seconds
  • Enemy units
  • -1 armor, 20% and +6% slow a cast.
  • 3
  • 30
  • 1.5
  • 600
  • N/A
  • 5 Seconds
  • Enemy units
  • -2 armor, 20% and +9% slow a cast.
  • 4
  • 30
  • 1.5
  • 600
  • N/A
  • 5 Seconds
  • Enemy units
  • -2 armor, 20% and +12% slow a cast.

Notes

• Stacks a maximum of 4 times.




Quill Spray

  • Active
  • Instant
  • R

Sprays enemy units with quills dealing damage in a 625 AoE. Deals 30 extra damage for every time the unit was struck by a quill in the last 14 seconds.



  • Level
  • Mana Cost
  • Cooldown
  • Casting range
  • Area of Effect
  • Duration
  • Allowed Targets
  • Effects
  • 1
  • 35
  • 3
  • N/A
  • 625
  • 14 seconds
  • Enemy units
  • 20 direct damage, 30 stacking damage.
  • 2
  • 35
  • 3
  • N/A
  • 625
  • 14 seconds
  • Enemy units
  • 40 direct damage, 30 stacking damage.
  • 3
  • 35
  • 3
  • N/A
  • 625
  • 14 seconds
  • Enemy units
  • 60 direct damage, 30 stacking damage.
  • 4
  • 35
  • 3
  • N/A
  • 625
  • 14 seconds
  • Enemy units
  • 80 direct damage, 30 stacking damage.

Notes

• Damage type: physical
• Has a cap of 400 damage.
• This damage is not reduced by damage block abilities (such as Vanguard, Kraken Shell, etc.)




Bristleback

  • Passive
  • N/A
  • K

Rigwarl covers his back in spines, causing him to take reduced damage. Automatically releases a quill spray whenever his rear receives 250 damage.



  • Level
  • Mana Cost
  • Cooldown
  • Casting range
  • Area of Effect
  • Duration
  • Allowed Targets
  • Effects
  • 1
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 16% reduced from rear, 8% from sides
  • 2
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 24% reduced from rear, 12% from sides
  • 3
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 32% reduced from rear, 16% from sides
  • 4
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 40% reduced from rear, 20% from sides

Notes

• Bristleback's rear is considered to be within 70 degrees from the back.
• Bristleback's side is considered to be 70110 degrees from the back.
• Does not work against towers.




Warpath

  • Passive
  • N/A
  • W

Everytime Rigwarl casts a spell, he works himself into a fury. Movement speed and damage increase on repeated spell casts.



  • Level
  • Mana Cost
  • Cooldown
  • Casting range
  • Area of Effect
  • Duration
  • Allowed Targets
  • Effects
  • 1
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 14 seconds
  • Self
  • 20 damage/5% MS Base + 20 damage/1% MS Stack
  • 2
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 14 seconds
  • Self
  • 25 damage/7% MS Base + 25 damage/2% MS Stack
  • 3
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 14 seconds
  • Self
  • 30 damage/10% MS Base + 30 damage/3% MS Stack

Notes

• Stacks up to 5/6/7 times at levels 1/2/3.
• Illusions will benefit from the original's casts.
• Using items does not trigger Warpath.