When the gods have nightmares, it is Bane Elemental who brings them. Also known as Atropos, Bane was born from the midnight terrors of the goddess Nyctasha. A force of terror too powerful to be contained by sleep, he surfaced from her slumbers, fed upon her immortality, and stole his vaporous form from her inky blood. He is the essence of fear. Mortals who hear his voice hear their darkest secrets whispered in their ear. He calls to the hidden fear in every Hero's heart. Wakefulness is no protection, for Bane's black blood, continuously dripping, is a tar that traps his enemies in nightmare. In the presence of Bane, every Hero remembers to fear the dark.
|Ability Name||Ability Description||Details|
|Enfeeble||Weakens an enemy unit, reducing its physical damage. Lasts 20 seconds.|
Even the mightiest of warriors crumble before the terror of Atropos.
|Brain Sap||Feasts on the vital energies of an enemy unit, healing Bane and dealing damage.|
Atropos finds no greater pleasure than to harvest the fear he creates.
|Nightmare||Puts the target enemy or friendly Hero to sleep and deals damage per second. Sleeping units are awakened when attacked, but the Nightmare passes to the attacking unit. The nightmared unit instantly wakes up if it takes damage.|
A stolen prowess from the goddess Nyctasha is to put his prey into forever sleep.
|Nightmare End||Wakes you up from a nightmare.|
|Fiend's Grip||Channeled: Grips an enemy unit, disabling it and causing heavy damage over time, while stealing mana every second based on the unit's maximum mana. Lasts 5 seconds.|
Upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter: Increases damage per second, mana drain, and duration. Anyone who attacks Bane while he is channeling will be afflicted with Nightmare*.
Victims of Atropos are frequently torn apart by vivid conjurations of their own nightmares.
Duration: 5 (7*) seconds