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This page is about the old item. For the current unit, see Courier.
Main Article: Courier
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Animal Courier
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Losing the courier is punishable by death.
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Animal Courier (50)

The Animal Courier was an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Consumables.

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Deploy Courier
No Target
Deploys a creature to carry items to and from your team's base.
Number of Couriers: 1
Courier Respawn Time: 120
Courier Duration: Permanent
Cooldown: 0


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The Animal Courier is not a valid target for most spells. A list of spells which affect the courier can be found here.
  • All couriers are controllable by the entire team, no matter who buys and deploys the courier.
  • When deployed, the courier always appears in front of the team's fountain, no matter where the hero was upon deploying it.
  • When a courier dies, the opposing team's heroes get gold each. If there already is a dead courier, no gold is granted.
    • However, an enemy making the killing blow on a courier always gets the gold bounty.
  • When an Animal Courier dies, it respawns in 120 seconds at the team's fountain. While dead, items in its inventory are inaccessible.