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Born in a temperate realm, raised with her fiery older sister Lina Lina, Rylai the Crystal Maiden soon found that her innate elemental affinity to ice created trouble for all those around her. Wellsprings and mountain rivers froze in moments if she stopped to rest nearby; ripening crops were bitten by frost, and fruiting orchards turned to mazes of ice and came crashing down, spoiled. When their exasperated parents packed Lina off to the equator, Rylai found herself banished to the cold northern realm of Icewrack, where she was taken in by an Ice Wizard who had carved himself a hermitage at the crown of the Blueheart Glacier. After long study, the wizard pronounced her ready for solitary practice and left her to take his place, descending into the glacier to hibernate for a thousand years. Her mastery of the Frozen Arts has only deepened since that time, and now her skills are unmatched.


The Crystal Maiden is a powerful disabler and support spellcaster. Each of her offensive spells impairs the enemy in some way, making her a valuable addition to any lineup. Crystal Nova blasts multiple enemies with chilling damage, while Frostbite completely paralyzes a single foe. Freezing Field causes immense damage and slows everything in a large area around her, but her natural fragility makes it a difficult spell to use to full effect. Her greatest asset to her team is Arcane Aura, which gives all her allies a significant boost to their mana regeneration, no matter where on the map they might be. Although she tends to take on a supportive role, the Crystal Maiden is still one of the most valuable heroes for any team.


Ability Name Ability Description Details
Crystal Nova

Crystal Nova

A burst of damaging frost slows enemy movement and attack rate in the targeted area.

The air temperature around Rylai drops rapidly, chilling all around her to the core.
Range: 700

Radius: 400
Duration: 4.5 Damage: 100/150/200/250
Movement Speed Slow: 20%/30%/40%/50%
Attack Speed Slow: 20/30/40/50
Cost:100/120/140/160 Mana



Encases an enemy unit in ice, prohibiting movement and attack, while dealing 50 damage every half-second. Lasts 10 seconds on creeps level 6 or lower.

Rylai channels winds from the Blueheart Glacier, imprisoning attackers in thick blocks of ice.
Range: 500

Hero Duration: 1.5/2/2.5/3
Damage Per Second: 100
Cooldown: 10
Cost: 115/125/140/150 Mana

Arcane Aura

Arcane Aura

Gives additional mana regeneration to all friendly units on the map. This bonus is doubled on Crystal Maiden.

Cold temperatures promote the essence of magic, causing Rylai's presence to allow spell usage in abundance
Radius: Global

Mana Regeneration: 1/1.5/2/2.5
Self Mana Regeneration: 2/3/4/5

Freezing Field

Freezing Field

CHANNELED – Surrounds Crystal Maiden with random icy explosions that slow enemies and deal massive damage. Lasts 10 seconds.

Upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter: Increases damage and slow*.

Once the place of her exile, Icewrack has become an anchor for Rylai's frigid onslaught.
Slow Radius: 835

Explosion Spawn Radius: 195-785
Explosion Damage Radius: 300
Duration: 10
Damage: 105/170/250 (170/250/310*)
Movement Speed Slow: 30% (50%*)
Attack Speed Slow: 30 (50*)
Cooldown: 90
Cost: 200/400/600 Mana