Luna Moonfang the Moonrider from the MOBA Defense of the Ancients (2003) and its sequel Defense of the Ancients 2 (2013) is one of the many heroes of the game.

In the game Luna rides a panther known as Hoofenpaw and has supernatural powers who are rumored to be so big that she can even call down the light of the moon. She is a ranged agility carry hero that can start any match with a strong offense.

Luna is a part of DOTA since around 2003


Luna the Moon Rider from the DOTA Games: an Overview

Charactername: Luna Moonfang the Moon Rider   Developed /Created by  Valve Corporation
Gameseries: DOTA   First seen on: PC 
First Game: Defense of the Ancients / DOTA   Year first seen: 2003 
Last Game: DOTA 2 (2013)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: MOBA Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Luna the Moon Rider from DOTA


Armaments of the Night Grove Skin / Set (DOTA 2, 2016)

Umbra Rider Skin (DOTA 2, 2015)

Luna The Moon Rider Splash Art (DOTA 2, 2012)


Luna’s Official Lore in DOTA 2 is:

How had she been reduced to this? She was once the Scourge of the Plains, a merciless leader of men and beasts, and able to sow terror wherever she dared. Now she was far from her homeland, driven half mad from starvation and months of wandering, her army long dead or worse. As she stood at the edge of an ancient forest, a pair of glowing eyes spied on from an elder branch. Something beautiful and deadly sought a meal in the wilting dusk.

Without a sound, it turned and left. Fury overtook her. Clutching a rust-eaten dagger, she charged after the beast determined to reclaim even a shred of her past glory, but her quarry would not be caught. Three times she cornered the creature among the rocks and trees, and three times she pounced only to witness its fading shadow darting further into the woods.

Yet the full moon shone brightly, and the creature’s trail was easy to follow. Arriving in a clearing atop a high hill, the beast’s massive feline form sat in the open, attentive and waiting. When the woman brandished her dagger, the creature reared and roared and charged. Death, it seemed, had come for her at long last in this strange place. She stood, calm and ready. A flash of movement, and the beast snatched the dagger from her hand before vanishing into the forest. Stillness. Hooded figures approached. In reverent tones they revealed that Selemene, Goddess of the Moon, had chosen her, had guided her, had tested her. Unwittingly she had endured the sacred rites of the Dark Moon, warriors of the Nightsilver Woods.

She was offered a choice: join the Dark Moon and pledge herself to the service of Selemene, or leave and never return. She did not hesitate. Embracing her absolution, she renounced her bloody past, and took up a new mantle as Luna of the Dark Moon, the dreaded Moon Rider, ruthless and ever-loyal guardian of the Nightsilver Woods.



Luna the Moon Rider in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Luna the Moon Rider is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Luna the Moon Rider


Luna Moonfang from DOTA

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Updates and Additions in Luna the Moon Rider’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview