Marci Joins the Fight for the Ancients in Dota 2

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Dota 2 fans didn’t have to wait long as Valve released a new update that officially brings Marci. Unlike the previous heroes, she already made her presence known in the Netflix animated Dota: Dragon’s Blood . Despite the few scenes she was in, she managed to catch the attention of fans mainly due to her badassery.

She joins the fight as a melee hero and can function as either carry or support. Based on her skills, it looks like she works best as an initiator. As a new hero, she’s not yet included in Captain’s Mode and doesn’t have any bonus from Aghanim’s.

The Lore

In terms of lore, not much is known about her origins. However, it is known that she accompanies Princess Mirana and that their friendship is shrouded in secrets, which neither will likely reveal. She is seen as an honest and fierce companion to her allies and dangerous to enemies.


Marci’s abilities show just how strong and versatile she is while also being a good teammate. Her Dispose ability lets Marci grab an ally or enemy and then throw them behind her. If it’s an enemy, it gets damaged and stunned. Any enemy units in the landing area also get damaged and stunned. Details of the ability are:

  • Throw Distance: 350
  • Stun Duration: 1.2/1.5/1.8/2.1
  • Impact Damage: 70/140/210/280
  • Cooldown: 16.0/14.0/12.0/10.0
  • Mana Cost: 90

Rebound has Marci bound to a targeted unit and after choosing a direction and distance, springs away from it. Upon reaching the unit, Marci lunges to her final destination, damaging and slowing enemies in the area. If the unit she runs into is an ally, it receives 35.0% bonus movement speed for five seconds. Details of the ability are:

  • Max Jump Range: 850
  • Impact Damage: 90.0/160.0/230.0/300.0
  • Movement Slow: 30%/40%/50%/60%
  • Slow Duration: 3.0
  • Cooldown: 15.0/13.0/11.0/9.0
  • Mana Cost: 70/80/90/100

The Sidekick ability imbues Marci and an allied hero lifesteal and attack damage. Details of the ability are:

  • Duration: 6.0
  • Lifesteal: 35.0%/40.0%/45.0%/50.0%
  • Bonus Damage: 20/35/50/65
  • Cooldown: 36.0/28.0/20.0/12.0
  • Mana Cost: 45/40/35/30


For her ultimate, Marci has Unleash. It lets her tap a hidden power to gain Fury charges. This lets her deliver a rapid sequence of strikes. The last strike of each Fury combo emits a damaging pulse around the target that slows movement and attack speed for two seconds. In between Fury combos, Marci is unable to attack for 1.5 seconds. In addition, Marci also receives a basic dispel when the ultimate is cast and gains 15% movement speed.

Details include:

  • Duration: 18.0
  • Strikes per Fury: 3/4/5
  • Pulse Radius: 800
  • Pulse Damage: 80/150/220
  • Pulse Movement Slow: 30.0%
  • Pulse Attack Slow: 60.0/80.0/100.0
  • Cooldown: 90.0/75.0/60.0
  • Mana Cost: 100/125/150

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