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Armlet of Mordiggian is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Armlet of Mordiggian
Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png
Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png
Armlet of Mordiggian (Active) icon.png
Weapon of choice among brutes, the bearer sacrifices his life energy to gain immense strength and power.
Cost 2500 Gold (625)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1250 Gold
Active Unholy Strength
Bonus ? +5 Health Regeneration
+6 Armor
+15 Attack Damage
+25 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Armlet of Mordiggian (2500)
Helm of Iron Will (975)
Gloves of Haste (450)
Blades of Attack (450)
Recipe (625)

Additional Information[]


Unholy Strength
When active, Unholy Strength grants +35 damage, +25 strength and +4 armor, but drains 45 health per second.

You cannot die from the health drain when Unholy Strength is activated, nor from the strength loss when Unholy Strength is deactivated.
Attack Damage Bonus: 35
Strength Bonus: 25
Armor Bonus: 4
Health Cost per Second: 45
Full Bonuses Delay: 0.6
Cooldown: 0
Mana: 0
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Grants the bonus strength over 0.6 seconds and copies the wielder's current health, resulting in these illusions created having more 500 current health than the wielder if not at full health as the illusion was created.
Does not benefit from the bonus attack damage and armor.
Not affected by the health cost per second.
Modifiers [?]


  • The Strength attribute symbol.png strength bonus is granted during the 0.6 seconds delay, 4.17 strength in 0.1-second intervals.
  • This strength bonus does not keep the current health percentage, but instead adds 20 health per strength to the current health pool.
    • Increases current health by a total of 500 once all the strength is gained.
    • This health bonus does not count as a heal, so it is unaffected by amplifications, but still does not bypass Ice Blast.
    • However, while Doomed, it does not increase the current health, but keeps the current health percentage instead.
  • Drains 5 health in 0.11-second intervals, starting 0.11-second after toggled on.
  • Does not drain health while invulnerable and cannot bring the user's health below 1. Does not toggle Off when reaching 1 health.
  • Upon toggling Off, all bonuses are lost instantly. The strength loss works like the gain, and only affects the maximum health.
    • However, also like upon toggling On, the user loses 20 health per strength, instantly losing up to 500 of current health.
    • This health loss is not lethal either, and cannot drop the user's health below 1.
  • Unholy Strength does not persist through death. If it was active upon death, the user respawns with it deactivated.
  • Multiple instances of Unholy Strength do not stack.
    • If multiple Armlets are toggled On, toggling Off any Armlet removes the Unholy Strength buff.
  • Assuming no other factors, it takes 12.5 seconds for the health cost to overcome the bonus health on the active.

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Legion Commander
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  • The Armlet is the most cost-effective item to build, especially on strength heroes that benefit most from its DPS increase. It is also useful on heroes with illusions or abilities that increase their base damage (like Sven minimap icon.png Sven's ultimate).
  • When toggled on, Armlet increases maximum and current health by 500. This means when not at full health, it can effectively work as a temporary heal. However, it also has the opposite effect when toggling off, instantly reducing the hero's health by 500 (but not below 1). When toggled properly, this allows heroes at low health to survive and turn fights.
  • This item is very good with lifesteal, and if the user's damage output is high enough it can negate the health loss, depending on the amount of lifesteal the user has.
  • The Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque's passive regen vastly overturns the health loss, allowing to have the Armlet constantly active.
  • Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid's Lone Druid Spirit Bear icon.png Spirit Bear is normally affected by the health drain, but does not benefit from the strength bonus.



Recent Changes[]

  • Increased Helm of Iron Will icon.png Helm of Iron Will cost from 950 Gold to 975 Gold (total cost increases from 2475 Gold to 2500 Gold).
  • Item cost changes:
    • Increased Helm of Iron Will icon.png Helm of Iron Will cost from 925 Gold to 950 Gold.
    • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 650 Gold to 625 Gold.
    • Total gold cost remains at 2475 Gold.