What is the damage return type of blademail? Does it matches the type of the damage source or has a fixed damage type(chaos,hero, magical or pure)?

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    Merlini got this wrong in a recent cast... surprised me. =o
    – Decency
    Jul 19, 2013 at 20:42

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The damage returned is pure type. The amount of damage applied is the same as the enemy hero actually took.

As of patch 6.87, magic immunity no longer blocks the returned damage from Blademail. Also the damage returned is applied before any damage reduction, and matches the damage source. Physical damage will be returned as physical, magic as magic, and pure as pure.

  • What does this mean:The pure type means you can block damage from blade mail with a Black King Bar? Block or you mean return?
    – Mark
    Jul 22, 2013 at 2:01
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    @UlfricStormcloak Pure is a type of magical damage that ignore your armor and your magic resistance. 400pure damage means you will loose 400HP no matter what. Black King Bar grant magic imunity for a certain amount of time. As the damage returned from blade mail is pure (so magical), you wont take any damage from a blade mailed enemy whil your bkb is on.
    – WizLiz
    Jul 22, 2013 at 7:35

From the Dota2 Wiki

The damage return is Pure.

The amount of damage returned is what you received after armor and magic resistance is calculated.

  • Pure but reduced? Then it's not pure? I don't get it. Can you give me link?
    – Mark
    Jul 19, 2013 at 9:26
  • @UlfricStormcloak Provided link in answer :) Although I think it is in reference to the incoming damage.
    – ywm
    Jul 19, 2013 at 9:28
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    I think an example would help here. Eg Hero A casts a 100 dmg, magic resistance takes that down to 75 dmg, which gets reflected as pure damage
    – Holger
    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:16
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    In other words, having more armor or more magic resistance on a hero makes buying Blademail on that hero less effective.
    – Decency
    Jul 19, 2013 at 20:44
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    Aha.. so if you are to use a blademail, a hero must have higher HP instead of a high armor.
    – Mark
    Jul 22, 2013 at 8:35

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