DotA2 Broodmother Skill Build Guide

Dota2 BroodmotherDotA2 Broodmother (Black Arachnia): For centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother lurked in the dark lava tubes beneath the smoldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, raising millions of spiderlings in safety before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. In a later age, the Vizier of Greed, Ptholopthales, erected his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any looters who sought his magnetic wealth must survive the spider-haunted passages. After millennia of maternal peace, Black Arachnia found herself beset by a steady trickle of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths–all of them delicious, certainly, and yet tending to create a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. Tiring of the intrusions, she paid a visit to Ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to discuss a compromise, she wrapped the Vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centerpiece of a special birthday feast. Unfortunately, the absence of the Magnetic Ziggurat’s master merely emboldened a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trodden underfoot by a clumsy adventurer, she reached the end of her silken rope. Broodmother headed for the surface, declaring her intent to rid the world of each and every possible invader, down to the last Hero if necessary, until she could ensure her nursery might once more be a safe and wholesome environment for her precious spiderspawn.

Broodmother Overview

ROLE(S): Pusher, Carry, Escape

Broodmother Stats

STR: 79.5 at 25 (17 + 2.5/level)
AGI: 73 at 25 (18 + 2.2/level)
INT: 68 at 25 (18 + 2/level)
Health: 1993 at 25
Mana: 1118 at 25
Damage: 44 – 50
Range: 128
Armor: 2.52
Movement: 295

Broodmother Skills

Spawn Spiderlings Spawn Spiderlings (Active)
Targetting Method: Unit | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence.
Range: 700
Damage: 75 / 150 / 225 / 300
Count: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Mana Cost: 120
Cooldown Time: 10


  • Units from which the Spiderlings spawn leave no corpse on death.
  • If the target is killed within 2 seconds of being hit by this ability, regardless of what the killer is, the Spiderlings will spawn (This includes denying an “infected” ally or committing suicide).
  • Units killed by Spiderlings will then give birth to Spawn Spiderite, smaller and less powerful versions of the Spiderlings.
Spin Web Spin Web (Active)
Targetting Method: Point | Allowed Targets: Self
Spins a large web that renders Broodmother invisible, grants a passive movement speed increase, gives free movement, and boosts regeneration while in its vicinity. When invisible in a web, the movement speed bonus doubles. Spin Web charges restore every 40 seconds. Free movement is disabled for 6 seconds if damage is taken. Spin Web can be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches an existing web. Webs never expire, and can be manually destroyed. When the maximum limit of webs is exceeded, the oldest web disappears.
Range: 1000
Radius: 900
Spin Web Charges: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Maximum Webs: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Bonus Health Regeneration: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Bonus Movement Speed: 20% / 25% / 30% / 35%
Bonus Movement Speed While Invisible: 40% / 50% / 60% / 70%
Recharge Time: 40
Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown Time: 30


  • Has an invisibility fade time of 2 seconds, but invisibility is instantly lost outside the web.
  • Movement speed and health regeneration are instantly granted and lost when moving in or out of the web.
  • Also affects Spiderlings and Spiderites.
  • If more webs are spawned than allowed, the oldest one will disappear.
  • Webs are marked by icons on the minimap.
  • She gains unobstructed movement within the web (can walk over cliffs, trees, etc) with no collision box.
  • Spiderlings and Spiderites do not get unobstructed movement.
  • Unobstructed movement is disabled for 3 seconds when she takes damage.
  • Has a 0.4 cast point (slower than default).
  • Broodmother will not be able to become invisible while muted, but will not lose her invisibility if she is already on a web. Other components behave normally.
Incapacitating Bite Incapacitating Bite (Passive)
Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Broodmother’s venom cripples enemy units, causing her attacks to slow, as well as giving the affected unit a chance to miss its attacks.
Duration: 2
Miss Chance: 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
Move Slow: 10% / 20% / 30% / 40%


  • The affected enemies’ miss chance stacks with evasion and terrain dodge chance.
Insatiable Hunger Insatiable Hunger (Active)
Allowed Targets: Self
A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother’s attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.
Bonus Damage: 60 / 90 / 120
Lifesteal: 60% / 80% / 100%
Duration: 14
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown Time: 45


  • Fully stacks with all items providing lifesteal (both Unique Attack Modifiers and auras).
  • Can only be removed by Purge (from Diffusal Blade, Demonic Purge, Unstable Current, or the Satyr Trickster).

Broodmother Skill Build Guide

  1. Spin Web (1)
  2. Incapacitating Bite (1)
  3. Spawn Spiderlings (1)
  4. Spawn Spiderlings (2)
  5. Spin Web (2)
  6. Insatiable Hunger (1)
  7. Spawn Spiderlings (3)
  8. Spawn Spiderlings (MAX)
  9. Spin Web (3)
  10. Spin Web (MAX)
  11. Insatiable Hunger (2)
  12. Incapacitating Bite (2)
  13. Incapacitating Bite (3)
  14. Incapacitating Bite (MAX)
  15. Stats (1)
  16. Insatiable Hunger (MAX)
  17. Stats (MAX)

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