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Aegis of the Immortal
Aegis of the Immortal icon.png
The Immortal was said to own a shield that protected him from death itself.
Roshan Drop
Passive [?] Reincarnation
Bonus [?]
Alert allies? No
Aegis of the Immortal
For the physical trophy awarded after The International, see Aegis of Champions.

The ▶️ Aegis of the Immortal is an item which is dropped by Roshan icon.png Roshan on his first death and onwards.

Additional Information[]

Top bar icons showing which hero has the Aegis of the Immortal, visible to spectators only. Has higher priority than the icons of Cheese icon.png Cheese, but lower than Smoke of Deceit icon.png Smoke of Deceit.

  • The Aegis of the Immortal cannot be dropped or sold.
  • The Aegis disappears when one of the following happens, be it in a player's inventory, or still on the ground where Roshan dropped it:
    • Roshan respawns 8–11 minutes after being slain.
    • The Aegis wielder dies and reincarnates, using up the Aegis.
    • Five minutes pass since the Aegis was picked up by a hero.
      • This means it is impossible for multiple Aegis to exist in a match.


Brings you to life with full health and mana 5 seconds after you die, at the location where you died.

Reincarnation must be used within 5 minutes or Aegis of the Immortal disappears. If it expires, it will heal you over 5 seconds (dispels on damage).
Effect Delay: 5
Aegis Lifetime: 300
Expire Max Health Restored per Second: 20%
Expire Max Mana Restored per Second: 20%
Expire Restore Duration: 5
Buff modifier_aegis_regen: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Reincarnation cannot be prevented in any way. If a hero dies with it, it is used.
    • If the wielder has a Reincarnation ability, the ability triggers first if it is usable.
  • Revives with full health and mana. Spells and items are not refreshed.
  • Provides 1800/800 ground vision at the death location during its delay.
  • When Roshan reclaims the Aegis, the wielding hero is granted health and mana regeneration for a short duration.
    • Can regenerate up to 100% of the hero's max health and mana over its full duration.
    • The hero's max health and mana are checked periodically and the values adapted instantly.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan dispels the effect.
    • Does not get dispelled by damage flagged as HP Removal.
  • When picked up, a countdown appears on the item's icon, visible to everyone, showing the remaining lifetime of the Aegis before disappearing.
    • The countdown always starts at 5 minutes, it does not consider Roshan icon.png Roshan's respawn timer.


According to the characters in the Dota 2 Comic "Are We Heroes Yet" Roshan stole the Aegis of the Immortal from a Shop Keeper whom he killed. The Gods then cursed Roshan to have his life and treasure stolen repeatedly as punishment for his crime.[1]


  • Aegis was previously an ordinary recipe item that contained three charges. After it was removed, it was then obtainable as a droppable item from Roshan.
  • In Greek mythology, an aegis that was described as "ageless and immortal" was presented to Zeus.



Recent Changes[]

  • Reincarnation expire regeneration
    • No longer has a 20 minimum damage threshold to get dispelled.
    • No longer has a special rule for getting dispelled by regular attacks. [?]
    • Now gets dispelled by damage after all reductions, instead of before. [?]
    • Now only gets dispelled by player-based and Roshan-based damage, instead of any source.