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Hero Portrait Gideon Traits: Ranged | Burst | Assassin | Elusive | Sieger
Release Date: December 12, 2015 (OT1)
Difficulty: Easy
Base Stats Overview:
Basic Damage - 2
Ability Damage - 9
Durability - 3
Mobility - 7

Base Stats:
Base Health: 566 (+61)
Health Regen: 0.94 (+0.11)
Base Mana: 390 (+30)
Mana Regen: 1.7 (+0.1)
Ability Defense: 30
Basic Defense: 15 (+2.6)
Basic Attack Damage: 52.9 (+2.1)
Attacks Per Second: 1.05
Movement Speed: 650

Gideon is a high-mobility Caster adept in wave clearing and burst damage. Using his abilities, Gideon can control fights and be a dominant threat with or without a team.

Abilities

Ability Portal Blast Portal Blast
Ranged basic attack dealing Basic Damage
Splash Damage: 0%

Ability Void Breach Void Breach
Gideon summons a comet projectile that pierces minions and deals Ability Damage in an area and applies a -25/-34% Movement Speed Slow to enemies for 2 seconds.
Ability Damage: 117/170/220/275
Mana Cost:
Movement Speed Slow: 25/28/31/34%
Range: 1900
Power Scaling: 1.88
Cooldown: 10
Slow Duration: 2

Ability Cosmic Rift Cosmic Rift
ideon rips a meteor from the sky that deals Ability Damage
Ability Damage: 117/205/293/380
Mana Cost: 100/110/120/130
Range: 1750
Power Scaling: 3.13
Cooldown: 6
Radius: 350

Ability Torn Space Torn Space
Gideon opens a portal, allowing him to quickly teleport away. Friendly heroes can follow him through the portal by jumping into it.
Mana Cost: 60
Range: 850/975/1100/1225
Cooldown: 15/13/11/9

Ability Black Hole Black Hole
Gideon rises up, creating a black hole that applies a Stun and slowly moves enemies towards it, dealing Ability Damage over 3.5 seconds. This is a channeled ability, which means it can be interrupted by Hard Crowd Control (Stun, Silence, etc.).
Ability Damage: 224/304/384
Mana Cost: 140/210/280
Damage Instance: 8 ticks over 3.5 seconds
Pull: 450 units every 0.35 seconds
Power Scaling: 2.86
Cooldown: 150/135/120
Stun Duration: 3.5

Background

  • Believes limits are for the meek.
  • On his sixth birthday, witnessed the death of a star. Fell in love.
  • Dekker suspects "Gideon" is not his true name.

Gallery

Skins

Gideon Default skin

Gideon in his traditional robes.

How to Unlock: Unlocked by default

Gideon Purple Default skin

Gideon in his traditional robes.

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Gideon Black Default skin

Gideon in his traditional robes.

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Gideon Challenger skin

"In the text, Ashur initiates wore green robes to begin their studies. Seems fitting." - Gideon

How to Unlock: Begin Gideon's Master Challenge

Gideon Master skin

As Gideon prevails, his implants twist deeper, igniting body and soul.

How to Unlock: Obtain the title of Master with Gideon

Gideon Inquisitor skin

The stars, like men, have their secrets. Sooner or later, they all confess.

How to Unlock: Purchase at the Store for 500 Coins icon or obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Gideon Purple Inquisitor skin

The stars, like men, have their secrets. Sooner or later, they all confess.

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Gideon Black Inquisitor skin

The stars, like men, have their secrets. Sooner or later, they all confess.

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Gideon Undertow skin

Far beyond death and space and time- a wandering soul takes pleasure in an afterlife of crime.

How to Unlock: Purchase at the Store for 1500 Coins icon or obtain as a Ultra Rare Loot Crate drop

Gideon White Undertow skin

Far beyond death and space and time- a wandering soul takes pleasure in an afterlife of crime.

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Gideon Red Undertow skin

Far beyond death and space and time- a wandering soul takes pleasure in an afterlife of crime.

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Loot Crate drop or through Diamond Chests

Gideon Purple Undertow skin

Far beyond death and space and time- a wandering soul takes pleasure in an afterlife of crime.

How to Unlock: Obtain at Day ?? of Daily Login Rewards

Gideon Los Muertos Undertow skin

One day of the year, we cast no stones - Rejoice and shake your giddy bones!

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Legendary Loot Crate drop

Gideon Fiesta Los Muertos Undertow skin

One day of the year, we cast no stones - Rejoice and shake your giddy bones!

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Legendary Loot Crate drop

Gideon Ichor Los Muertos Undertow skin

One day of the year, we cast no stones - Rejoice and shake your giddy bones!

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Legendary Loot Crate drop

Gideon Gold Bones Undertow skin

Why hide your riches in a cavern when you can flaunt them in a tavern?

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Legendary Loot Crate drop

Gideon Velvet Gold Bones Undertow skin

Why hide your riches in a cavern when you can flaunt them in a tavern?

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Legendary Loot Crate drop

Gideon Sky Gold Bones Undertow skin

Why hide your riches in a cavern when you can flaunt them in a tavern?

How to Unlock: Obtain as a Legendary Loot Crate drop

Gideon Mephisto skin

"So few of us are who we appear to be." - Gideon

How to Unlock: Shadow's Eve 2016 event. Purchasable from October 25 to November 6 2016 for 600 Coins icon

Images

Videos

Paragon - Gideon Overview01:08

Paragon - Gideon Overview

Patch Notes

Update V44.3 - November 20, 2017

  • Void Breach
    • Base Damage decreased from 140/240/339/439 to 117/170/220/275.
    • Power scaling decreased from 3.55 to 1.88.
    • Now applies a 25%/28%/31%/34% Slow for 2s.
    • Cooldown increased from 6s to 10s.
  • Cosmic Rift
    • Damage increased from 117/170/222/275 to 117/205/293/380.
    • Power scaling increased from 1.88 to 3.13.
    • No longer Slows.
  • Torn Space
    • Cooldown increased from 12/11/10/9 to 15/13/11/9.
  • Black Hole
    • Black Hole’s Stun now reapplies on every Damage instance.
  • General Balance
    • Base Basic Defense decreased from 21.1 to 15.
    • Basic Defense per level increased from 2.3 to 2.6.
    • Movement Speed decreased from 690 to 650.

Update V44.1 - November 7, 2017

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Void Breach ability now has custom effects for the Gold Bones Undertow Gideon skin and the Los Muertos Undertow Gideon skin.

Update V44 - November 1, 2017

  • New Ability: Void Breach
    • Gideon summons a comet projectile that pierces minions and deals 140/240/339/439 Ability Damage in an area.
    • Replaces Burden.
  • Cosmic Rift
    • Damage adjusted from 140/240/339/439 to 117/170/222/275.
    • Now applies a 20/24/28/32% Slow for 2 seconds.
    • Radius increased from 300 to 350.
  • Torn Space
    • Cooldown increased from 12/10/8/6 to 12/11/10/9.
  • Black Hole
    • Now Applies a Stun effect to all affected targets.
    • The Stun only applies once, and lasts for the duration of the ability. It can be broken as usual.
    • Cooldown increased from 130/115/100 to 150/135/120.
    • Damage reduced from 328/450/562 to 224/304/384.
    • Updated Sounds and Visual effects.

Update V43 - September 21, 2017

  • Burden
    • Slow magnitude increased from 100 to 150
  • General Balance
    • Movement speed from 680 to 690
    • Base health increased from 554 to 566
    • Health gain per level increased from 57.4 to 61.1
    • Base health regen increased from 0.92 to 0.94
    • Basic defense per level increased from 1.9 to 2.3

Update V42.3 - August 29, 2017

  • Cosmic Rift
    • Power scaling from 3.03 to 3.55
  • Burden
    • Power scaling from 1.79 to 2.09
  • Black Hole
    • Power scaling from 3.57 to 4.18

Update V41 - June 27, 2017

  • Black Hole
    • Initial pull removed
    • Steady pull increased
      • Steady pull has increased from 300 to 450 units every .35 seconds

Update V39.4 - May 2, 2017

  • Added Portal Pump emote to the in-game store

Update V39 - April 4, 2017

  • Torn Space
    • Will no longer close immediately if Gideon teleports into a root effect.

Update V38.4 - March 21, 2017

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Black Hole
      • Fixed animation issues caused by displacement while channeling Black Hole.

Update V38 - February 21, 2017

  • Polish & Bug Fixing
    • Fix for Black Hole stacking minions on top of each other

Update V37.2 - February 14, 2017

  • Polish/Bug Fixing
    • Should no longer be allowed to use Burden in the tutorial.

Update V36 - January 10, 2017

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Gideon no longer slides if holding a direction as he comes out of a stunned state.

Update V35.1.2 - January 3, 2017

  • Black Hole
    • Decreased slow to 210 from 275

Update V35 - December 6, 2016

  • Cosmic Rift
    • Animation speed has been increased.
    • Projectile speed has been increased.
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Cooldown adjusted from 13 to 8 seconds at all levels
  • Torn Space
    • Animation speed has been increased.
    • Cooldown adjusted from 15 to 12 seconds at all levels.
  • Burden
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Projectile speed has been increased.
    • Cooldown adjusted from 20 to 10 seconds at all levels.
  • Black Hole
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Animation speed has been increased.
    • Ability deals damage over 3.5 seconds, down from 5 seconds.
    • Overall damage has not been reduced.
    • Relative damage of the ability has not been modified.
    • Cooldown adjusted from 100/90/80 to 110/90/70 seconds.

Update V33 - October 18, 2016

  • Undertow Gideon added to in-game store.
  • Polish/Bug Fixing
    • Burden’s tooltip now displays the correct damage value.
    • Black Hole reflected to no longer negates knockback/knockup abilities as intended on the tooltip.

Update V30 - August 11, 2016

  • Inquisitor Gideon skin added to in-game store.
  • Torn Space
    • Distance teleported is now reflected in the tooltip.
  • Cosmic Rift
    • Area of Effect has been reduced.
    • All ability damage applied in one meteor impact - no adjustment to damage.
    • Meteor visualization changed to match new gameplay.
  • Burden
    • Movement slow is now reflected in tooltip.
  • Black Hole
    • Initial cast time reduced from 1.0 second to .5 seconds.
  • Bug Fix/Polish
    • Fixed an issue where Gideon could charge sprint during Burden’s tether period.
    • Fixed an issue where Gideon could teleport through environment geometry using Torn Space.
    • Sound FX added for recall, taunt and level start animations.

Update V29 - July 26, 2016

  • Black Hole
    • Adjusted tooltips to reflect recent changes to the ability.
  • Bug Fix / Polish
    • Fixed an with Black Hole where it would cause damage without applying the pull.
    • Fixed an issue with Burden only dealing 3 ticks of damage rather than 4.
    • Fixed an issue with Black Hole that would allow auto-sprint to charge while taking damage.

Update V28 - June 30, 2016

  • Black Hole
    • No longer receives CC immunity during ultimate.
    • No longer applies shield.

Update V27 - June 14, 2016

  • Passive - Dark Infusion
    • This ability has been removed.
  • Cosmic Rift
    • Placement range increased from 1500 to 2000.
  • Black Hole
    • Added an extra pull towards the center when the ability begins.
    • Pull strength has been increased and normalized at all distances from the center of the ability.
    • Removed ability confirmation - now casts instantly.
    • Black Hole no longer pulls jungle creeps.
  • Polish / Bug Fixing:
    • Added sound to Gideon's emote animation, “Levitate”.

Update V26 - May 24, 2016

  • Black Hole
    • Damage now starts exactly when he gets the shield and not before.
    • Shields can now stack with other shields applied by allies or cards.

Update V24 - April 21, 2016

  • Updated Select Screen animations for Sparrow, Grux, Howitzer and Gideon.
  • Extended Recall animations for Kallari, Muriel Gideon, Sparrow and Steel to prevent them from popping back into idle before teleporting.
  • Gideon footstep sounds updated in anims to use proper ones. He was using run sounds, instead of normal sounds.
  • Fixed issue that ensured ring was correct size in all animations.

Update V23 - April 6, 2016

  • Updated lobby animations for Sparrow, Gideon, Grux and Steel.
  • Now listed as a recommended Hero to play in the Hero select screen.
  • Added subtle wind and hover audio to Travel Mode.

Update OT10 - March 5th, 2016

Patch 1:

  • Fixed an issue where Gideon’s Burden Ability (RMB) was using incorrect data for cooldown causing it to be lower than intended (moved from 9s to 15s).

Update OT9 - February 26th, 2016

  • Decreased the size of the targeting cylinder for his Torn Space (E) teleport ability. He can now squeeze through smaller gaps and there should be less trouble aiming it accurately.

Update OT7 - February 13th, 2016

  • Improved Targeting modes mode visuals for Cosmic Rift (Q) and Black Hole (R).
  • Black Hole (R) ability now has a longer interruption window before Gideon receives his shield and becomes immune to CC.

Update OT6 - February 4th, 2016

E - Torn Space

  • Increased teleport distance slightly
  • Reduced cooldown

R - Black Hole

  • Increased cast time (interrupt window)

Update OT5 - January 29, 2016

  • Portal Blast (LMB) reduced scaling slightly.

Update OT4 - January 23, 2016

  • Reduced damage scaling of Cosmic Rift (Q).
  • Reduced card scaling of Cosmic Rift.
  • Increased Level 1 cooldown of Cosmic Rift.

Update OT3 - January 15th, 2016

  • Simplified and enlarged the Burden (RMB) targeting crosshair.

Update OT2 - January 9th, 2016

  • Changed VFX on Cosmic Rift (Q) ability to big meteor chunks.
  • Added looping GC to enemy who has Burden applied to them for the duration of the ability.

E - Torn Space

  • Reduced the damage scaling
  • Increased the duration of the abilities runs speed buff.

RMB - Burden

  • Increased damage scaling
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