Miniguide to Demolish based abilities Table on contents Introduction Skills using demolish Properties Interaction with orbs Interaction with buffplacers Demolish on Images Demolish interaction with multi-target attacks I. Introduction With the upcoming quelling blade in 6.60 i decided to write this miniguide for you folks so you get a better understanding how it works and use strategical benefits of it. II. Skills using demolish quelling blade melee/ranged (1.32x/1.12x) spirit bear level 4 (1.6x) tiny with warclub (2.5x) III. Properties Demolish is a hardcoded ability used by Tinker in melee in his robo-form to increase the damage vs buildings. it only works on attacks so any triggered damage involved is not increased. The bonus damage calcs is dependant on our base damage, damage from stats and raw damage boni. In this matter it totally behaves like a critical. For quelling blade the moment you pick the item up is determining whether it will be a QB ranged or melee. that means switching from melee to ranged form or the other way around won't change the quelling blade just like the old basher. At the moment Terrorblade, Syllabear, Troll Warlord and Dragonknight can benefit from that. You can't carry more than 1 Quelling blade. Kunkka is not allowed to wield a Quelling blade. Allowed targets of quelling blade: enemies,ground,nonhero,organic that means it'll work versus: all enemy creeps except catapults all non-flying neutrals Roshan included all enemy summons except hawk/greater hawk Allowed targets for demolish from spirit bear and tiny: enemy,structure ...i'll skip what that means. should be obvious. IV. Interaction with orbs When an Orb effect and a Demolish based ability would affect a unit which is an allowed target for both abilities the Orb effect overrides the Demolish skill fully, so no bonus damage. This is always true except for the Orb effect Feedback. This one stacks with demolish if the demolish is aquired after the feedback ability, else demolish won't work.(feedback damage isn't increased). examples: 1.) a hero with quelling blade and deso attacks an enemy creep. -> deso works, quelling doesn't 2.) a hero with quelling blade and diffusal attacks a neutral with mana pool. -> both abilities work as long as QB was picked up after diffu 3.) spirit bear lvl 4 attacks an enemy building -> demolish works because the entangle orb of spiritbear doesn't have buildings as allowed target. V. Interaction with buffplacers There is none. as long as it is a pure buffplacer and not an orb it will stack with quelling blade. worth mentioning here is that criticals are increased multiplicatively by demolish, bashs aren't example: i hit an enemy creep with melee QB and a crystalis. Final damage=standard damage*1.32*1.75. VI. Demolish on Images It works on images as long as the Images don't have any orb effect except feedback or lifesteal. the bonus damage by quelling is also reduced by the illusion's damage dealt factor. VII. Demolish interaction with multi-target attacks For most multi-target attacks the maintarget of the attack determines if the demolish based skill affects non or all targets. This is true for Psiblade, any kind of cleave, any kind of splash, bouncing attack, splitshot. Pulverize based skills (only relevant for Tidehunter here) are independant of the demolish based spell.