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

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Arcane Blink
Arcane Blink icon.png
A revitalizing tool to help bear the weight of arcane expenditure.
Cost 6800 Gold (1750)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 3400 Gold
Active Arcane Blink
Bonus ? +25 Intelligence
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Arcane Blink (6800)
Blink Dagger (2250)
Mystic Staff (2800)
Recipe (1750)

Additional Information[]


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

After teleportation, you gain 25% Mana Cost Reduction, 20% Debuff Amplification 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%
Mana Cost Reduction: 25%
Debuff Duration Amplification: 20%
Duration: 6
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 0
Modifiers [?]


  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the maximum distance.
  • When point-targeted beyond the maximum blink distance, it blinks using the 960 range penalty distance, towards the targeted direction instead of maximum distance.
    • ↓↓ 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 mana cost, and increases debuff durations of unit abilities. Item abilities are unaffected.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts the item on a 3 second cooldown.
    • The damage cooldown always triggers, even if the item is dropped or before being purchased.
    • The cooldown is unaffected by cooldown reduction. However, it is affected by cooldown resetting.
    • HP Removal-based sources does not trigger the damage cooldown.

Recommended Heroes[]

Heroes whose abilities have long cast point considers Arcane Blink as a situational or core item:

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Puck icon.png
Shadow Fiend icon.png
Shadow Fiend
Sand King icon.png
Sand King


  • 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.


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