Dota 2: Valve Reveals Two New Heroes – Grimstroke, Mars

Dota 2: Grimstroke

Dota 2 has brought forth two new heroes in a surprise announcement at The International. Their first hero that was teased is called Mars, while the second one is called Grimstroke. Very little information has been given regarding Mars who will be available in winter. The second hero, Grimstroke is now available and ready for you to play.

Dota 2 is a free to play game that also allows players to access the heroes for free. Grimstroke has interesting abilities and is listed as a supporter/disabler by Dota 2 on its website.

Dota 2: Grimstroke

Graceful, sophisticated, cunning and cruel, Grimstroke channels vile forces through the profane ink of his runebinding brush. Groomed from a young age to become a guardian of his people, Grimstroke’s path to power was instead built upon a sacrifice he was all too willing to make: the lives of his entire race. Consumed by the very magic that was meant to protect them, Grimstroke’s kindred now exist only as inky revenants, bound forever to his brush—their anguished screams and viscous forms apparent in the strokes of each dark mural he creates.

Dota 2: Grimstroke Abilities

Dota 2: Grimstroke


Grimstroke winds up and paints a path of ink with his brush, damaging and slowing enemies in its wake. The damage increases with each enemy the ink strikes.


Grimstroke commands a phantom to latch onto his enemy, damaging and silencing it. If the phantom survives the latch duration, it rends the victim for heavy damage and refreshes Phantom Embrace’s cooldown.


Grimstroke covers himself or an ally in ink, silencing the target while granting bonus speed and immunity to attacks. The ink damages nearby enemies over time before bursting, damaging and stunning in the area based on how much harm it caused along the way.


Grimstroke binds an enemy hero to its nearest allied hero in range, preventing each from moving away from the other. Unit-targeted spells that hit either hero affect both. If the bind is broken before it expires, the initial target will again be bound to its nearest allied hero in range.

Have you tested out the new hero Grimstroke in Dota 2? Tell us in the comments below.

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