Meteor Hammer – Dota 2

Meteor Hammer is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

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Meteor Hammer Dota 2
OD using meteor hammer in Dota 2

Additional Information – Meteor Hammer in 7.30

The item’s attributes grants the following bonuses in the Dota 2 7.30 Patch:

Mana cost is reduced from 125 to 100

Unit damage per second reduced from 90 to 60

Stun duration decreased from 1.5s to 1.25s

The impact radius increased from 315 to 400

Meteor Hammer – How to use Meteor Hammer

After a successful channel, summons a meteor that strikes a 400 AoE, stunning enemies for 1.25 seconds and dealing impact damage. Continues to deal damage over time to enemy units and buildings for 6 seconds.

Cast Range: 600

Channel Time: 2.5

Impact Radius: 400

Effect Delay: 0.5

Impact Damage (Units): 150

Impact Damage (Buildings): 75

Damage per Second: 60

Burn Duration: 6

Stun Duration: 1.25

Things to keep in mind while making/using Meteor Hammer

  • When interrupted during the channeling, Meteor Hammer does nothing, wasting the cooldown and mana.
  • The visual effect at the target area during the channeling is visible to allies only.
  • The visual effect around the caster is visible to everyone who has a vision on the caster.
  • The casting sound effect is audible to everyone who has a vision on the caster.
  • The meteor takes 0.5 seconds to hit the ground after the channeling.
  • Upon landing, all enemies within the impact radius, including Building but excluding wards, get damaged, stunned and receive a damaging debuff.
  • The meteor first applies the debuffs, then the impact damage.
  • Deals damage in 1-second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is placed, resulting in 7 total instances, including the impact damage.
    • Can deal a total of 510 damage to units and 435 to buildings (before reductions).
  • Multiple casts on the same targets do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
    • Stacks with the debuff of  Fallen Sky.
  • Provides flying vision within the targeted area for 3.8 seconds, starting upon channel begin.
    • This vision stays even when the channeling gets canceled.
  • Does not share cooldown with  Fallen Sky.

Best Heroes to use Meteor Hammer on

Disablers

Heroes with non-standard or long-duration disables have extra time to channel Meteor Hammer, allowing the wielder to extend the time the target is disabled.

Batrider

In certain circumstances where he doesn’t need to drag enemies anywhere,  Flaming Lasso provides just enough time to land Meteor Hammer, ideally when the affected enemy has many  Sticky Napalm stacks for bonus damage.

Disruptor

The  Kinetic Field + Static Storm combo traps enemies while preventing them from interrupting the channel; in return, Meteor Hammer augments Disruptor’s initiation with damage and a stun.

Kunkka

 X Marks the Spot provides a way to reliably reposition the enemy under the meteor, and can be combined with his other AoE stuns for a large amount of lockdown.

Naga Siren

  •  Ensnare roots an opponent long enough to set up Meteor Hammer.
  •  Song of the Siren sets up Meteor Hammer. During the song, start channeling Meteor Hammer, and shift-queue Song of the Siren’s sub-spell, giving enemies just a split second of time to cast spells.
    • It is possible to do the combo frame-perfect with the help of a toggle item, like  Ring of Basilius. While channeling the item, shift-queue the toggle item three times before shift-queuing the song’s sub-spell.
    • Note that this combo is quite obvious when executed, since Meteor Hammer’s channeling sound and cast animation are visible and audible to enemies, which gives them more than enough time to prepare for it. Even with a frame-perfect timing, enemies can still cast non-targeted instant-cast spells and items.

Nyx Assassin

Impale, in certain circumstances, has enough disable duration to fully channel Meteor Hammer on a whole group of enemies, made better with items such as Blink Dagger Blink Dagger and Aghanim’s Scepter Aghanim’s Scepter.

Sand King

Sand Storm’s invisibility sets up for an easy Meteor Hammer. Also, you can combo it up with Impale

Shadow Demon

Disruption sets up Meteor Hammer.
Soul Catcher leaves the target very vulnerable to follow-up damage.

Underlord

Pit of Malice traps enemies in a small area to nuke with Meteor Hammer.
Firestorm adds to Meteor Hammer’s AoE nuke damage.

Siegers

Heroes with abilities that damage buildings can use Meteor Hammer to quickly bring down structures.

Bloodseeker

Bloodrage increases Meteor Hammer’s damage perfect for pushing towers.

Jakiro

Liquid Fire adds to Meteor Hammer’s building damage.
In addition, Ice Path, when properly timed, has enough disable time on a whole team without status resistance to land perfectly, potentially on Macropyre.

Pugna

Nether Blast adds to Meteor Hammer‘s building damage.

Hiders

Heroes who hide or go invisible can channel Meteor Hammer safely given enemy heroes lack detection or ground target disables.

Monkey King

Tree Dance lets Monkey King use Meteor Hammer while out of vision.

Cloak and Dagger allows the item to be channeled while hidden by invisibility, allowing him to stealthily initiate targets or push towers.

Treant Protector

  • During  Nature’s Guise, Treant Protector can use Meteor Hammer while hidden in the tree line.
  • Treant can also channel Meteor Hammer while opponents are rooted under  Overgrowth.

Most Used (According to dota buff)

Meteor Hammer on Outworld Destroyer (OD)

Meteor Hammer active is guaranteed by Astral Imprisonment, provided you are not otherwise stunned. This grants extra damage and 1.25 seconds of stun to land arcane orbs. Also helps destroying the mid and safelane towers, opening up a large area of the map for your team.

Phoenix

Meteor Hammer can be used during Icarus Dive. This means you can start channeling while near an enemy tower and fly back to safety while the channel completes.

Tips to Use and Counter Meteor Hammer in Dota 2

Meteor Hammer can be hard to aim, as the long and obvious casting allows most opponents to interrupt or dodge the ability. Use the active in conjunction with disables, or after the target has expended their escape abilities.
If you find yourself vulnerable to disables, you want to invest for a Black King Bar. Black King Bar or a Linken’s Sphere, Linken’s Sphere to prevent your channeling from getting interrupted easily.
Meteor Hammer can be considered a situational item for teams that require extra siege power, as it deals 375 damage against buildings (about 1/4 of the HP of a Tier 1 tower).
Meteor Hammer can be used to quickly clear jungle stacks and creep waves.

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