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Arcane Blink
Arcane Blink icon.png
A revitalizing tool to help bear the weight of arcane expenditure.
6800 (1750)
Bought From
Active Arcane Blink
Bonus [?] +25 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Blink Dagger (2250)
Mystic Staff (2800)
Recipe (1750)

The Arcane Blink is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Arcane. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional Information[]


Arcane Blink
Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.

After teleportation, you gain 30% Ability Cooldown Reduction and 50% Cast Point reduction for 6 seconds.

Arcane Blink cannot be used for 3 seconds after taking damage from an enemy hero or Roshan.
Cast Range: Global
Max Blink Distance: 1200
Penalty Blink Distance: 960
Cast Time Reduction: 50%
Cooldown Reduction: 30%
Duration: 6
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_item_arcane_blink_buff: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the max distance.
  • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, it blinks for 960 range, using the penalty distance, towards the targeted direction instead of 1200.
    • ↓↓ Double-tapping automatically casts it on the team's fountain, blinking towards its direction using the penalty distance.
  • The second sound only plays when the blinked distance is greater than 960. It is audible to everyone.
  • The buff reduces the cast time and cooldown of unit abilities. Item abilities are unaffected.
    • Multiple sources of percentage-based cooldown reductions do not stack. The highest value takes priority.
    • The buff from multiple casts of Arcane Blink do not stack, but gets refreshed instead.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts Blink on a second cooldown.
    • The damage cooldown always triggers, even if Blink is e.g. dropped on the ground or still in the shop (before being purchased).
    • Since it is a cooldown and not actually disabled, it can be refreshed with Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb, Refresher Shard icon.png Refresher Shard and Rearm.
    • However, this cooldown is not affected by percentage-based cooldown reductions.
    • Does not get disabled by damage flagged as HP Removal.

Recommended Heroes[]

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  • Tricks of the Trade is Riki's bread and butter ability. With the cooldown reduction Talent talent, using Arcane Blink before casting the ability reduces the cooldown to almost zero. It helps Riki to be even more elusive before and after using Tricks of the Trade.
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  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger is a situational/core item on Puck. Arcane Blink's cooldown reduction helps Puck to be more elusive and unpredictable in teamfights.
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  • Blink requires heroes to face the direction in which they are blinking. This means that heroes facing away from their blink destination will have to turn first, causing a slight delay depending on their turn rate.
  • Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance's barrier blocks damage over time, meaning that it will prevent items like Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance from resetting Blink Dagger's cooldown.
  • Use Blink to dodge incoming projectile-based spells such as Storm Hammer or Spirit Lance, and from items like Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos.
  • When Blink dagger go into cooldown upon taking damage on an escape, a quick self-cast with Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity will allow you to wait the short cooldown relatively safely and blink out the moment you land on the ground.
  • Blink Dagger can turn into a very strong escape tool if you are affected by False Promise.


Recent Changes[]

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