On playdota.com I've read that

  1. Incoming projectiles before windrun is activated will not be evaded.
  2. AM, QOP, etc. can dodge incoming projectiles with blink.

So I'm wondering what it actually meant by incoming projectiles?

Is ranged attack (missile) considered incoming projectile? What spells are considered to be incoming projectiles in DotA?

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First of all, Windrunner's ability only dodges ranged autoattack projectiles. If it says otherwise, it's wrong.

Projectile is a mechanics term that includes ranged autoattacks and targeted spells that are a missile. Most projectiles can be "disjointed" by blinking, while others cannot.

Off the top of my head, Sven's Storm Hammer and Windrunner's Shackleshot are spells that cannot be dodged by blinking or teleporting. There are probably others.

Others such as VS's stun, Sniper's ultimate, etc. can be dodged with a Blink Dagger, Teleport Scroll, or similar spells that contain a disjoint such as Mirana's leap or QoP/AM's Blinks.

  • Tinker's missiles, Necrolyte's Death pulses probably fall under this category as well.
    – Kotsu
    Jun 12, 2012 at 23:32

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