How does this passive work? It says: " Regenerates a portion of the attacked enemy's current HP and deals the same portion of damage per attack. " Life Leech: 4%/5%/6%/7%

So does that mean Lifestealer heals 7% of target's current HP AND adds that 7% as damage in next attack? I can't understand this. Let's say target is Pudge with 3000hp. 7%3000 = 210. So, basically, I'm lifestealing 210hp + dealing 210 damage when attacking?

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Yes, basically you got it. You will deal +x dmg, x being the % (4/5/6/7) of the current health of your target. That's why Nai'x is a scary carry (especially versus strength heroes) You just have to remember that :

  • Feast deals phyiscal damage so the damage will be reduced by armor (that's why a Desolator on Nai'x is pretty cost efficient)
  • The heal and the +damage work independently. This implies that you will gain 210hp (taking your example), and the enemy will take 210 - x dmg (depending on his armor)
  • Hmm, are you sure that you gain the damage before armor reduction? That would surprise me if that was the case.
    – Decency
    Oct 31, 2013 at 22:36
  • @Decency If the target has 1k Hp and you hase 7% feast you gain +70Damage on your attack then the total of your physical damage get reduced by the armor of your target. I Think it works like viper's nethertoxin. But i could be mistaken
    – WizLiz
    Oct 31, 2013 at 22:46
  • @Decency: I am almost 100% sure he is correct in Dota 2. In dota 1, it was not the case though.
    – BlueTrin
    Oct 31, 2013 at 23:48
  • Any type of armor reduction will make feast do more damage. Feast does have the same mechanics for damage as nethertoxin with the only difference being nethertoxin is a set number while feast is a %. The heal lifestealer gets from feast will always be the same though, regardless of armor. I don't know exactly where the feast damage comes from, but for viper, his damage goes up before an attack based on the unit he is attack.
    – krikara
    Nov 1, 2013 at 0:04
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    @evil yup if yuou have 190 base damage you will have 190 + 210 damage
    – WizLiz
    Nov 2, 2013 at 10:39

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