Magnus is a melee character. His primary attribute is strength. The hero is mainly taken as a hardlaner. Most effective in the mid and late game.
Magnus is a great initiator thanks to the Skewer and Reverse Polarity abilities, which force enemies to keep a distance from each other. Magnus can be very useful throughout the game, as the Empower ability significantly speeds up the farming of any allied melee hero. The Shockwave ability makes Magnus's farming faster too and slows down the affected enemies. With the purchase of Aghanim's Scepter, this ability also weakens the opponents. Aghanim's Shard grants the hero the Horn Toss spell, which remains relevant throughout the game when combined with the Skewer ability.
After the eruption of Mount Joerlak, half of Magnus’s kin perished in the fire and ash. The survivors pushed north, until they reached a blockade watched over by a hundred hunters. No one knows what happened next, except for Magnus, who swore that everyone who is responsible for the eruption of Mt. Joerlak would see his death from his mighty horn.