AoE stands for area of effect. Area of Effect is a term used in many role-playing and strategy games to describe attacks or spells that can affect multiple targets within a specified area. Leech and Harvest HP have only a 30% effect on all AoE skills, with a few exceptions.
Types of AoEEdit
There are many varieties of AoE skills.
Chain AoE skills start off at one target but if there is another target nearby, it will jump to that target.
List of chain AoE:
This type of ability only bounces to one target once and has a limited amount of bounces but there are a few exceptions:
Molten Lord (Guervus)'s Lava Snake - Can hit the same target multiple times
Golem Guardian (12-B)'s Spiked Shield
Arcane Warrior (Vigelos)'s Arcane Orb
Cone AoE affects a conic area that starts at the feet of the caster. All valid targets in the cone receive the same damage.
List of cone AoE:
Elemental Lord (Migrove)'s Tidal Wave
Dark Elf Exile (Ihaelryna)'s Arrow Flurry
Demon Hunter (Lebmont)'s Rapid Shot
Planewalker (Jombraa)'s Deadly Gaze
Earth Colossus (Erefern)'s Radiant Light
Sand Walker (Agdirousi)'s Infection
Ground Targeted AoEEdit
Ground AoE (abbreviated GTAoE) is when the player places a circle on the ground of the battlefield which will be the area of effect. The player would start casting/channeling this near to enemies. All units that are in the GTAoE or remain in it will suffer the damage/effects.
List of GTAoE: Eagle Eye
Elemental Lord (Migrove)'s Shock Field
Harbinger of Doom (Goroshia)'s Pillar of Flames
Ant Guard (Clip Dirtblade)'s Ant Guard's Ant Territory
Child of the Forest (Nuutt)'s Nut Grenade
Point-Blank AoE is a skill that affects all nearby units around you . Point-Blank AoE doesn't need a target to be cast, the caster is the anchor. The damage radiats from the caster up to a certain range. Point Blank AoE is abbrivated to PBAoE.
List of PBAoE:
Harbinger of Doom (Goroshia)'s Burning Shackle
Golem Guardian (12-B)'s Potency Breakout
Bone Breaker (Valox Fireraven)'s Barbarian Storm
Molten Lord (Guervus)'s Lava Burst
Planewalker (Jombraa)'s Eye of the Beholder
Battle Mage (Anioah)'s Power Word: Smite
Cyclops (Polyphemous)'s Eye of Fury
Paladin Grandmaster (Lut'Hiran)'s Crushing Blow
Line-based AoE is a skill that only works only to straight line (from point A to point B).
Harbinger of Doom (Goroshia)'s Hurricane
Inquisitor (Debronee)'s Fate Altered
Demon Lord (Kirasath)'s Dark Scythe
Wind Dancer (Aria Eagleheart)'s Twin Fan Twister
Child of the Forest (Nuutt)'s Sling Cannon
Gaia Guardian (Laurelai)'s Beam Cannon
Super AoE are AoE skills that heals 100% of leech effect from what the damage was. E.g: If a AoE skill dealt 100 damage & you have 20% Leech HP you will be healed 20 HP × Units that are hitted (not counting Defenses) would be given back to the caster. Additionally, the Rage tablet also works with these skills and gives 100% of the Arrogance Cloak effect.
There is no list of Super AoE since it was removed from the game (from all heroes that had skills which had super AoE).
These AoE skills have both characteristics of two or more types of AoE
Battle Mage (Anioah)'s Word of Power: Cleansing- line AoE and cone AoE
Nomad Assassin (Savaer)'s Power Strike- GTAoE and PBAoE