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Aghanim's Shard
Aghanim's Shard icon.png
With origins known only to a single wizard, fragments of this impossible crystal are nearly as coveted as the renowned scepter itself.
Cost
1400
Bought From
Consumables
Initial Stock
0
Max Stock
1
Restock Time
1
Passive [?] Ability Upgrade
Bonus [?]
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Aghanim's Shard (1400)

Aghanim's Shard is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Consumables. It gives each hero unique enhancements to their abilities, sometimes granting a new ability.

Additional Information[]

This article is about the store-bought Aghanim's Shard. For the version dropped by Roshan icon.png Roshan, see Aghanim's Shard - Roshan icon.png Aghanim's Shard - Roshan.

  • Aghanim's Shard becomes available for purchase at the 20th-minute mark (10th-minute mark in Turbo Mode).
  • If the hero does not have it already, Aghanim's Shard gets instantly consumed upon acquiring.
  • A hero may only consume Aghanim's Shard once.

Ability[]

Ability Upgrade
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Upgrades an existing ability or adds a new ability to your hero.


Notes:

  • When a hero has an upgrade available, the item's and the upgraded spell's tooltip states what exactly is upgraded.
  • Single target spells with Aghanim's Shard upgrades that are reflected by Spell Reflection depend on whether the reflecting hero has Aghanim's Shard, not the original caster of the reflected spell.


Upgraded Abilities[]

Recommended Heroes[]

Ancient Apparition icon.png
  • Ancient Apparition can disable enemy's Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger from 1500 range away with Ice Vortex dealing damage per second, making this upgrade one of the best upgrades in the game for supports. The Ice Vortex is also a formidable tool in pushing waves and defending against enemy creeps, as Ancient Apparition lacks proper multi-target options.
Bounty Hunter icon.png
  • Bounty Hunter's allies now gain vision over the target and an additional of Track movement speed boost. Exceptionally powerful in closing down teamfights.
Earth Spirit icon.png
  • Increases Stone Remnant max charges to and provides ground vision around it. The vision and additional remnant provided are massive for scouting, team fights, initiations, making the Aghanim's Shard more cost-effective on Earth Spirit.
Enchantress icon.png
  • The shard offers 3 permanent Nature's Attendants that follow Enchantress around. Helps Enchantress to sustain herself and her teammates more effectively.
Nyx Assassin icon.png
  • Breaking out of Vendetta now reduces enemy magic resistance by for 20% seconds. Aghanim's Shard further increases Vendetta self movement speed bonus up to 41%/43%/45%. While the reduced magic resistance is an additional benefit, the movement speed allows Nyx Assassin to better scout for his team.
Shadow Shaman icon.png
  • Increases the cast range of Shackles and creates Shadow Shaman Serpent Ward icon.png Serpent Wards attacking the target. This helps Shadow Shaman push even more effectively as he can just shackle a creep to create Serpent Wards.
Skywrath Mage icon.png
  • Now provides a stacking 5 Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence and 1 armor bonus for 35 seconds for each spell cast. Successive casts of his spells will amplify Skywrath Mage's mana, survivability, and will further increase the damage dealt by Arcane Bolt.
Slardar icon.png
  • Applies the current level of Corrosive Haze when he lands Slithereen Crush on an enemy or in an area. This affects units under invisibility as well as allowing Slardar to perform other actions while applying Corrosive Haze debuff to enemies.
Spirit Breaker icon.png
  • Nether Strike now grants Spirit Breaker spell immunity during the cast and applies Break to its target. While Break is situational, the spell immunity is essential so that Spirit Breaker will never be interrupted while casting his long casting animation ultimate.
Sven icon.png
  • Storm Hammer now dispels the enemy target. This applies dispel for positive debuffs such as Cyclone, Ghost Form etc, before applying the stun from Storm Hammer.
Templar Assassin icon.png
  • Provides Templar Assassin with the ability to silence enemies up to seconds based on how long the Unknown Unit icon.png Psionic Trap has been charged, also further increases max trap count up to 9/12/15. Considering that Aghanim's Shard has a cost of (1400 Gold), this could help Templar Assassin skip Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence and focus getting other core items in situations against certain heroes such as Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit.
Venomancer icon.png
  • Venomancer summons Venomancer Plague Ward icon.png Plague Wards at its current level when Venomous Gale impacts an enemy hero, also increases the ability's cast range up to 1200 and max travel distance up to 1250. Combining with his left level 25 talent, the Plague Wards provides vision and additional damage, helping with team pushes and defenses.
Wraith King icon.png
  • Reduces the mana cost of Reincarnation to 0, spawns Unknown Unit icon.png Wraith King Skeletons to attack each nearby enemy hero when Reincarnation is triggered. Wraith king is usually countered by mana-draining heroes (e.g. Lion minimap icon.png Lion, Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage) or Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade, acquiring Aghanim's Shard allows Wraith King to constantly battle without needing to micro-manage his already limited mana pool.

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Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Roshan icon.png Roshan now drops an altered version of Aghanim's Shard on his second death, Aghanim's Shard - Roshan icon.png Aghanim's Shard - Roshan. [?]
    • Must be actively used by the player to consume. Cannot be consumed if the hero already has the Aghanim's Shard buff.
    • Cannot be sold. Can fully be shared with allies.
  • Created.


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