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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 icon
Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon
Armlet of Mordiggian (Active) icon
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[]

  • Attack damage, attack speed, armor, and health regeneration bonuses of multiple Armlets of Mordiggian do not stack.


Unholy Strength
When active, Unholy Strength grants +35 damage, +25 strength, +35% slow resistance 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
Slow Resistance Bonus: 35%
Full Bonuses Delay: 0.6
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Health symbol
 45/ second
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 550 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 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 22 health per strength to the current health.
    • Increases current health by a total of 550 once all the strength is gained.
    • This health bonus does not count as a heal, it is unaffected by amplifications and still does not bypass Ice Blast icon Ice Blast.
    • However, while affected by Doom ability icon Doom, it does not increase the current health but keeps the current health percentage instead.
  • Reduces 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 strength gain and only affects the max health.
    • However, also like upon toggling On, the user loses 22 health per strength, instantly losing up to 550 of current health.
    • This health loss is not lethal either, and cannot drop the user's health below 1.
  • Does not persist 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 13.75 seconds for the health cost to overcome the bonus health on the active.
  • Grants a total of the following bonuses while toggled On:
    • 550 health and 7.5 health regeneration bonus.
    • 10 bonus armor.
    • 25 and 17.5 main attack damage to Strength attribute symbol strength and Universal attribute symbol universal heroes respectively.
    • 50 bonus attack damage to all heroes.

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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 Sven's ultimate).
  • When toggled on, Armlet increases maximum and current health by 550. 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 550 (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 Heart of Tarrasque's passive regen vastly overturns the health loss, allowing to have the Armlet constantly active.
  • Lone Druid minimap icon Lone Druid's Lone Druid Spirit Bear icon Spirit Bear is normally affected by the health drain, but does not benefit from the strength bonus.



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