Since SF's third skill is considered a buff, would purge work to dispel it? If yes, will it reset the souls or just disable it for some time?

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No it cannot be purged. For further detail you can take a look on the wiki.

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    Really? This answer got accepted? Why?
    – Loko
    Mar 24, 2015 at 7:59
  • @Loko What is the problem with the answer ?
    – WizLiz
    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:05
  • That wiki link? What should I get from that about purging necromastery?
    – Loko
    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:06
  • @Loko Well it link to the ability necromastery which is exactly what the question is about and if you look the detail above the ability it state "cannot be purged" which answer the queston so yeah once again, what's the problem ?
    – WizLiz
    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:08
  • Aha oh the icons above it yeah. Forgot about those. I thought something with the description. Thanks for the downvote though
    – Loko
    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:09

Purging buffs/debuffs is considered a Normal Dispel

You cannot Dispel necromastery. See here: http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Dispel#Normal_Dispel

I'm not gonna list them all.

List of abilities that cannot be removed by normal dispels:

Sand King - Burrowstrike - Stun

Sand King - Caustic Finale

Shadow Demon - Soul Catcher

Shadow Demon - Demonic Purge

Shadow Fiend - Necromastery

Shadow Fiend - Requiem of Souls - Aura

Shadow Shaman - Shackles

  • Pop! goes the bubble; for a moment i really thought Shadow Demon could be viable against SF.. -_- . thnx man Mar 24, 2015 at 2:00
  • SD is actually good against SF lategame, where his illusions hurt as hell.
    – Gowtham
    Mar 24, 2015 at 13:28
  • @Gowtham A lot of heroes are good against shadow fiend lategame. Shadow fiend is not good late game
    – Loko
    Mar 24, 2015 at 14:03
  • SF maybe not as strong as AM,PL,Spectre etc. I agree. I am just saying SD is viable against SF(6 slotted) because of purge through BKB,free aura for SD team , as opposed to the above comment about unviable. Thats all.
    – Gowtham
    Mar 24, 2015 at 14:44
  • @Gowtham Haha I know. I'm not disagreeing with you. Just wanted to add in that I think Shadow Fiend is way too overrated.
    – Loko
    Mar 24, 2015 at 14:46

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