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Pudge the Butcher is a hero from Dota 2. He is a Strength Dire hero.

In the Fields of Endless Carnage, far to the south of Quoidge, a corpulent figure works tirelessly through the night-dismembering, disembowelling, piling up the limbs and viscera of the fallen that the battlefield might be clear by dawn. In this cursed realm, nothing can decay or decompose; no corpse may ever return to the earth from which it sprang, no matter how deep you dig the grave. Flocked by carrion birds who need him to cut their meals into beak-sized chunks, Pudge the Butcher hones his skills with blades that grow sharper the longer he uses them. Swish, swish, thunk. Flesh falls from the bone; tendons and ligaments part like wet paper. And while he always had a taste for the butchery, over the ages, Pudge has developed a taste for its byproduct as well. Starting with a gobbet of muscle here, a sip of blood there...before long he was thrusting his jaws deep into the toughest of torsos, like a dog gnawing at rags. Even those who are beyond fearing the Reaper, fear the Butcher.

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Name Ability Description Details
Meat Hook

Meat Hook icon

Launches a bloody hook toward a unit or location. The hook will snag the first unit it encounters, dragging the unit back to Pudge and dealing damage if it is an enemy.
Note: Hook is also capable of attracting runes.


The Butcher's hook is a symbolic nightmare, its curved blade a frightening reminder of his slaughterous intent.

Range: 1000/1100/1200/1300

Radius: 100
Damage: 90/180/270/360
Cooldown: 14/13/12/11
Cost: 110/120/130/140 Mana

Rot

Rot icon

A toxic cloud that deals intense damage and slows movement--harming not only enemy units but Pudge himself.

A foul odor precedes a toxic, choking gas, emanating from the Butcher's putrid, ever-swelling mass.
Radius: 250

Slow: 20%/22%/24%/26%
Damage: 35/60/85/110

Flesh Heap

Flesh Heap icon

Gives Pudge resistance to magic damage, as well as bonus strength that increases each time Pudge kills an enemy Hero or it dies in his vicinity. Flesh Heap is retroactive, meaning it can gain charges before it is leveled, which then become active.

The Butcher gives new meaning to the words ‘meat shield.’
Range: 450

Magic Resistance: 6%/8%/10%/12%
Strength Bonus: 1/1.5/2/2.5

Dismember

Dismember icon

CHANNELED – Pudge chows down on an enemy unit, disabling it and dealing damage over time. Lasts 3 seconds on Heroes, 6 seconds on creeps.

Upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter: Adds a strength-based damage bonus, and heals Pudge equal to the damage dealt by Dismember.

‘When I'm through with these vermin, they'll be fit for a pie!’
Range: 160

Damage: 75/125/175 (+100% strength*)
Cooldown: 30
Cost: 100/130/170 Mana

StrategyEdit

Pudge is one of the most difficult heroes to play well, but also one of the most rewarding. His Meat Hook skill is extremely deadly but difficult to master. A well placed Meat Hook will snag an enemy hero and drag them to Pudge, dealing damage along the way. Once the target has been hooked, Pudge can use his other two active skills to finish them off: Rot is a toggled Damage Over Time skill which affects all nearby enemies but also Pudge himself. (Pudge must be careful when using Rot, which can quickly drain his life and make him easy prey for enemies.) To stop his target from escaping or resisting, Pudge can use Dismember-a short-range skill that deals damage over time and completely immobilizes the target. When used in succession, these three skills make Pudge a dangerous opponent, although he may not look like much of a threat. To complement his risky maneuvers, Pudge enjoys a passive skill called Flesh Heap. Flesh Heap provides magic resistance, which reduces the damage he takes from Rot, and adds a minor but permanent bonus to his strength every time he kills a unit.


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