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Rubick, the Grand Magus[edit]

Any mage can cast a spell or two, and a few may even study long enough to become a wizard, but only the most talented are allowed to be recognized as a Magus. Yet as with any sorcerer’s circle, a sense of community has never guaranteed competitive courtesy.

Already a renowned duelist and scholar of the grander world of sorcery, it had never occurred to Rubick that he might perhaps be Magus material until he was in the midst of his seventh assassination attempt. As he casually tossed the twelfth of a string of would-be killers from a high balcony, it dawned on him how utterly unimaginative the attempts on his life had become. Where once the interruption of a fingersnap or firehand might have put a cheerful spring in his step, it had all become so very predictable. He craved greater competition. Therefore, donning his combat mask, he did what any wizard seeking to ascend the ranks would do: he announced his intention to kill a Magus.

Rubick quickly discovered that to threaten one Magus is to threaten them all, and they fell upon him in force. Each antagonist’s spell was an unstoppable torrent of energy, and every attack a calculated killing blow. But very soon something occurred that Rubick’s foes found unexpected: their arts appeared to turn against them. Inside the magic maelstrom, Rubick chuckled, subtly reading and replicating the powers of one in order to cast it against another, sowing chaos among those who had allied against him. Accusations of betrayal began to fly, and soon the sorcerers turned one upon another without suspecting who was behind their undoing.

When the battle finally drew to a close, all were singed and frozen, soaked and cut and pierced. More than one lay dead by an ally’s craft. Rubick stood apart, sore but delighted in the week’s festivities. None had the strength to argue when he presented his petition of assumption to the Hidden Council, and the Insubstantial Eleven agreed as one to grant him the title of Grand Magus.

Always seeking a new spell to steal, Rubick is ever eager to turn an enemy’s most unique advantage against them. Snatching his enemies into the air to fling them where he will, he has no trouble sowing chaos among careless foes.


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Rubick uses his telekinetic powers to lift the enemy into the air briefly and then hurls them back at the ground. The unit lands on the ground with such force that it stuns nearby enemies.

Lift Duration 0.8/1.2/1.6/2



Cast Range 550/575/600/625

Can cast on self or ally

Cooldown Reduction When Used on Allies


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Allows you to use Telekinesis on yourself or an ally.

Increase throw range/delay, reduces cooldown when targeting allies.

Does not pierce Spell Immunity.

Blocked by Linken’s Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.

Dispellable with strong dispels.

Even the Grandest Magus may use his powers for enjoyment.


  • The lifted unit is stunned while in the air. It is not stunned upon landing.

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Telekinesis Land

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Chooses the location where the lifted target will land when  Telekinesis finishes.

Stun Duration 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8
Maximum Throw Distance 375



Does not pierce Spell Immunity.


  • The landing stun does not affect the lifted unit, only the units it lands on.
  • Destroys trees in a 325 radius upon landing.

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Rubick creates a powerful stream of arcane energy that travels between enemy units, dealing damage and reducing their attack damage. Each jump deals less damage.

Initial Damage 100/175/250/325
Damage Falloff Per Jump 7%
Base Damage Reduction 14%/21%/28%/35%



Does not pierce Spell Immunity.

Blocked by Linken’s Sphere and echoed by Lotus Orb.


Rubick’s favorite spell for dispatching would-be assassins is a rather simple conjuration.


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  • This spell has damage falloff. The damage dealt gets progressively weaker with each jump.
  • Jumps every 0.25 seconds. Has no limit to the number of jumps, but only hits each unit once.

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Gains spell amplification and provides cast range.

Spell Amplification 14%/18%/22%/26%
Bonus Cast Range 100/150/200/250

Disabled by break.

Not every magus can be a Grand Magus…

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Spell Steal

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Rubick studies the trace magical essence of one enemy hero, learning the secrets of the last spell the hero cast. Rubick can use this spell as his own for several minutes or until he dies.

Stolen Spell Debuff Amplification 10%/20%/30%
Stolen Spell Cooldown Reduction 25%


Stolen Spell Damage Amplification 40%


Increases the cast range, decreases the cooldown, and upgrades stolen spells.

Blocked by Linken’s Sphere only. Ignores Lotus Orb.

…but even their lesser magics can be a source of much utility.


  •  Spell Steal has many unique interactions. For the full list, see here.
  • The stolen spell travels as a projectile with 1200 speed towards Rubick, and he gains the spell when it is absorbed into his staff.
  • If the enemy has a Scepter and Rubick does not, the stolen spell will not be upgraded.
  • If Rubick has a Scepter then he will always get the upgraded version of the stolen spell even if the enemy did not have one.

  • Stolen spells will be off cooldown the first time they are stolen. After that, Rubick will have an internal cooldown for each spell. Stealing a spell again will not refresh the cooldown.
  • Stolen spells use Rubick’s cast duration, except for spells with a built in extended cast time. This allows Rubick to cast spells faster than his enemies in most cases.
  • The spell amplification bonus applies to stolen spells only. Stacks with Rubick’s other spell amplification bonuses.

Talent Tree[edit]

Version History[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Stun
  • Damage Reduction
  • Magic Resistance

External links[edit]


  • Standard Rubick (Lane) Build
  • DotaFire’s Builds & Guides for Rubick



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