Attack damage

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Attack damage is the amount of damage a unit is shown to deal with a regular attack. A unit's total attack damage is the sum of its main attack damage (white) and bonus attack damage (green). Attack damage is modified by many different effects in the game and ends up going through a number of steps in order to determine how much damage an attack actually deals as its overall or total attack damage.

Total Attack Damage[edit]

Properties of a level 1 Sniper with Blades of Attack: Sniper's base attack damage varies by 6; main attack damage is white, bonus attack damage green.

Calculating the total damage of an attack involves using many different multipliers and values. Total attack damage is synonymous with how much health a target immediately loses as a direct result of the attack. Some on-hit effects that are not affected by critical strike are still considered part of attack damage, and some are not.

Formula:

Damage =
{ [Main Attack Damage × (1 + Σ Percentage Bonuses) + Flat Bonuses]
× Crit Multiplier - Blocked Damage }
× Armor Multipliers
× General Damage Multipliers

Base attack damage[edit]

Base attack damage is the part of the main attack damage that stays the same throughout a game. It consists of two values, a minimum and maximum amount. Every time an attack is issued, a random value between these two extremes is chosen to help decide the damage output. The most extreme hero example of this is Chaos Knight, with base attack damage ranging between 29 and 59, causing his damage output to be somewhat unpredictable (or at least much less predictable than other heroes). This range of 30 is always part of his attack calculations, no matter how many attributes or how much bonus attack damage he acquires.

Main attack damage[edit]

Main attack damage is the damage value shown in white numbers on a hero's statistics consisting of the base attack damage with the damage granted by a hero's primary attribute on top. A hero's main attack damage can only be increased by raising its primary attribute, or by very few specific abilities. Attribute points can be acquired by leveling up, or by using specific items, abilities, or talents that raise attributes.

Formula:

main attack damage = base attack damage + total primary attribute points + ability bonuses.
Hero attack damage
Hero Base Attack Damage Starting Main Attack Damage Max Main Attack Damage Damage Range
Minimum Damage Maximum Damage Average Damage Minimum Damage Maximum Damage Average Damage Minimum Damage Maximum Damage Average Damage
Abaddon icon.png Abaddon 28 38 33 51 61 56 138 148 143 10
Alchemist icon.png Alchemist 24 33 28 49 58 53 127 136 131 9
Ancient Apparition icon.png Ancient Apparition 21 31 26 44 54 49 143 153 147 10
Anti-Mage icon.png Anti-Mage 29 33 31 53 57 55 134 138 136 4
Arc Warden icon.png Arc Warden 31 41 36 47 57 52 120 130 124 10
Axe icon.png Axe 27 31 29 52 56 54 151 155 152 4
Bane icon.png Bane 35 41 38 57 63 60 132 138 135 6
Batrider icon.png Batrider 19 23 21 41 45 43 125 129 127 4
Beastmaster icon.png Beastmaster 35 39 37 58 62 60 142 146 144 4
Bloodseeker icon.png Bloodseeker 35 41 38 57 63 60 156 162 158 6
Bounty Hunter icon.png Bounty Hunter 30 38 34 51 59 55 126 134 130 8
Brewmaster icon.png Brewmaster 29 36 32 52 59 55 159 166 162 7
Bristleback icon.png Bristleback 30 36 33 52 58 55 136 142 139 6
Broodmother icon.png Broodmother 29 35 32 48 54 51 135 141 138 6
Centaur Warrunner icon.png Centaur Warrunner 36 38 37 63 65 64 196 198 197 2
Chaos Knight icon.png Chaos Knight 29 59 44 51 81 66 150 180 164 30
Chen icon.png Chen 25 35 30 44 54 49 137 147 141 10
Clinkz icon.png Clinkz 15 21 18 37 43 40 115 121 118 6
Clockwerk icon.png Clockwerk 24 26 25 50 52 51 152 154 152 2
Crystal Maiden icon.png Crystal Maiden 28 34 31 44 50 47 140 146 142 6
Dark Seer icon.png Dark Seer 33 39 36 54 60 57 144 150 146 6
Dark Willow icon.png Dark Willow 27 35 31 48 56 52 150 158 153 8
Dawnbreaker icon.png Dawnbreaker 31 35 33 57 61 59 161 165 163 4
Dazzle icon.png Dazzle 22 28 25 47 53 50 154 160 157 6
Death Prophet icon.png Death Prophet 23 33 28 47 57 52 149 159 153 10
Disruptor icon.png Disruptor 29 33 31 49 53 51 133 137 135 4
Doom icon.png Doom 34 44 39 58 68 63 165 175 170 10
Dragon Knight icon.png Dragon Knight 31 37 34 52 58 55 151 157 153 6
Drow Ranger icon.png Drow Ranger 29 36 32 49 56 52 133 140 136 7
Earth Spirit icon.png Earth Spirit 25 35 30 47 57 52 175 185 179 10
Earthshaker icon.png Earthshaker 27 37 32 49 59 54 156 166 161 10
Elder Titan icon.png Elder Titan 23 33 28 49 59 54 136 146 141 10
Ember Spirit icon.png Ember Spirit 33 37 35 55 59 57 130 134 132 4
Enchantress icon.png Enchantress 23 33 28 45 55 50 155 165 160 10
Enigma icon.png Enigma 24 30 27 43 49 46 147 153 150 6
Faceless Void icon.png Faceless Void 37 43 40 56 62 59 143 149 146 6
Grimstroke icon.png Grimstroke 21 25 23 46 50 48 156 160 158 4
Gyrocopter icon.png Gyrocopter 16 22 19 42 48 45 146 152 149 6
Hoodwink icon.png Hoodwink 22 29 25 46 53 49 150 157 153 7
Huskar icon.png Huskar 21 26 23 42 47 44 141 146 143 5
Invoker icon.png Invoker 29 35 32 44 50 47 177 183 180 6
Io icon.png Io 28 34 31 45 51 48 132 138 135 6
Jakiro icon.png Jakiro 27 35 31 53 61 57 146 154 149 8
Juggernaut icon.png Juggernaut 16 20 18 50 54 52 131 135 133 4
Keeper of the Light icon.png Keeper of the Light 18 25 21 41 48 44 134 141 137 7
Kunkka icon.png Kunkka 26 36 31 50 60 55 160 170 165 10
Legion Commander icon.png Legion Commander 35 39 37 60 64 62 156 160 157 4
Leshrac icon.png Leshrac 22 26 24 44 48 46 146 150 147 4
Lich icon.png Lich 24 33 28 48 57 52 167 176 171 9
Lifestealer icon.png Lifestealer 22 28 25 47 53 50 117 123 119 6
Lina icon.png Lina 19 27 23 49 57 53 156 164 160 8
Lion icon.png Lion 29 35 32 47 53 50 149 155 151 6
Lone Druid icon.png Lone Druid 18 22 20 38 42 40 119 123 121 4
Luna icon.png Luna 26 32 29 50 56 53 149 155 151 6
Lycan icon.png Lycan 24 29 26 50 55 52 149 154 151 5
Magnus icon.png Magnus 32 40 36 57 65 61 159 167 162 8
Mars icon.png Mars 29 37 33 52 60 56 151 159 154 8
Medusa icon.png Medusa 26 32 29 48 54 51 152 158 155 6
Meepo icon.png Meepo 22 28 25 39 45 42 91 97 94 6
Mirana icon.png Mirana 27 32 29 45 50 47 152 157 154 5
Monkey King icon.png Monkey King 29 33 31 51 55 53 158 162 160 4
Morphling icon.png Morphling 9 18 13 33 42 37 152 161 156 9
Naga Siren icon.png Naga Siren 23 25 24 44 46 45 146 148 146 2
Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet 27 37 32 50 60 55 157 167 162 10
Necrophos icon.png Necrophos 26 30 28 47 51 49 125 129 127 4
Night Stalker icon.png Night Stalker 38 42 40 61 65 63 148 152 150 4
Nyx Assassin icon.png Nyx Assassin 27 31 29 46 50 48 119 123 120 4
Ogre Magi icon.png Ogre Magi 34 40 37 49 55 52 122 128 124 6
Omniknight icon.png Omniknight 31 41 36 55 65 60 154 164 158 10
Oracle icon.png Oracle 13 19 16 39 45 42 149 155 152 6
Outworld Destroyer icon.png Outworld Destroyer 19 31 25 49 61 55 171 183 176 12
Pangolier icon.png Pangolier 33 39 36 51 57 54 144 150 146 6
Phantom Assassin icon.png Phantom Assassin 32 34 33 55 57 56 154 156 154 2
Phantom Lancer icon.png Phantom Lancer 26 36 31 52 62 57 145 155 149 10
Phoenix icon.png Phoenix 26 36 31 49 59 54 151 161 155 10
Puck icon.png Puck 23 31 27 46 54 50 148 156 151 8
Pudge icon.png Pudge 42 48 45 67 73 70 154 160 157 6
Pugna icon.png Pugna 21 28 24 45 52 48 196 203 199 7
Queen of Pain icon.png Queen of Pain 21 27 24 46 52 49 145 151 147 6
Razor icon.png Razor 23 25 24 45 47 46 120 122 121 2
Riki icon.png Riki 41 45 43 59 63 61 100 104 101 4
Rubick icon.png Rubick 24 30 27 49 55 52 139 145 141 6
Sand King icon.png Sand King 23 33 28 45 55 50 132 142 137 10
Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon 29 33 31 51 55 53 155 159 157 4
Shadow Fiend icon.png Shadow Fiend 19 25 22 39 45 42 141 147 143 6
Shadow Shaman icon.png Shadow Shaman 46 53 49 71 78 74 173 180 176 7
Silencer icon.png Silencer 18 32 25 43 57 50 127 141 134 14
Skywrath Mage icon.png Skywrath Mage 16 26 21 41 51 46 160 170 164 10
Slardar icon.png Slardar 30 38 34 51 59 55 155 163 159 8
Slark icon.png Slark 32 40 36 53 61 57 102 110 106 8
Snapfire icon.png Snapfire 26 32 29 46 52 49 142 148 144 6
Sniper icon.png Sniper 13 19 16 40 46 43 133 139 135 6
Spectre icon.png Spectre 23 27 25 46 50 48 107 111 108 4
Spirit Breaker icon.png Spirit Breaker 31 41 36 60 70 65 150 160 154 10
Storm Spirit icon.png Storm Spirit 26 36 31 49 59 54 162 172 167 10
Sven icon.png Sven 41 43 42 63 65 64 156 158 156 2
Techies icon.png Techies 9 11 10 34 36 35 130 132 130 2
Templar Assassin icon.png Templar Assassin 30 36 33 53 59 56 146 152 148 6
Terrorblade icon.png Terrorblade 30 36 33 52 58 55 191 197 194 6
Tidehunter icon.png Tidehunter 25 31 28 52 58 55 154 160 156 6
Timbersaw icon.png Timbersaw 26 30 28 50 54 52 143 147 144 4
Tinker icon.png Tinker 24 30 27 54 60 57 150 156 152 6
Tiny icon.png Tiny 31 37 34 59 65 62 169 175 172 6
Treant Protector icon.png Treant Protector 62 70 66 87 95 91 186 194 189 8
Troll Warlord icon.png Troll Warlord 27 35 31 48 56 52 144 152 147 8
Tusk icon.png Tusk 27 31 29 50 54 52 163 167 165 4
Underlord icon.png Underlord 37 43 40 62 68 65 149 155 152 6
Undying icon.png Undying 35 43 39 57 65 61 138 146 142 8
Ursa icon.png Ursa 24 28 26 42 46 44 117 121 119 4
Vengeful Spirit icon.png Vengeful Spirit 24 30 27 44 50 47 154 160 157 6
Venomancer icon.png Venomancer 18 21 19 44 47 45 137 140 138 3
Viper icon.png Viper 27 29 28 48 50 49 121 123 121 2
Visage icon.png Visage 23 33 28 45 55 50 129 139 134 10
Void Spirit icon.png Void Spirit 30 34 32 54 58 56 144 148 145 4
Warlock icon.png Warlock 24 34 29 49 59 54 139 149 143 10
Weaver icon.png Weaver 36 46 41 53 63 58 143 153 147 10
Windranger icon.png Windranger 24 36 30 42 54 48 146 158 152 12
Winter Wyvern icon.png Winter Wyvern 14 21 17 40 47 43 144 151 147 7
Witch Doctor icon.png Witch Doctor 29 39 34 51 61 56 147 157 151 10
Wraith King icon.png Wraith King 38 40 39 60 62 61 147 149 148 2
Zeus icon.png Zeus 33 41 37 55 63 59 151 159 154 8

Bonus attack damage[edit]

Bonus attack damage comprises the green number next to main attack damage. It comes in two types:

Formula

bonus attack damage = sum of bonuses + sum of reductions.

Critical strike multiplier[edit]

Critical Strike is an attack modifier that multiplies the total attack damage certain factor. If an attack activates more than one critical strike, only the highest multiplier is applied.

Main Article: Critical Strike

Blocked damage[edit]

Damage Block is a passive ability that gives the unit a chance to block a certain number of physical damage from an attack. If an attack activates more than one damage block ability, only the highest block value is applied.

Main Article: Damage Block

Armor value multiplier[edit]

The target's armor influences the attack damage by a factor that asymptotically lies between 0 and 2 and is 1 for a target that has no armor.

Main Article: Armor

Defense class multiplier[edit]

Depending on the combination of the attack class and defense class, an defense class multiplier modulates the attack damage.

General damage multipliers[edit]

Main Article: Damage manipulation

A few abilities such as Bristleback and Dispersion modify all incoming damage, including attack damage. Bulwark reduces attack damage specifically.

Attack Classes[edit]

There are several different classes of attack damage (also known as Attack types or attack damage types), which determine how much damage a unit's attack deals against certain defense classes. Each of the 4 different attack classes deals either reduced, increased, or unchanged damage against each of the defense classes, on top of it being also manipulated by the armor value of the target.

Example
A hero with 100 attack damage attacking a siege unit which has 0 armor deals 50 damage to it, because the attack class "hero" deals 50% less damage against the defense class "structure", which is the siege creeps' and all buildings' defense class. If the siege creep would gain 5 armor, the 100 damage attack would deal (100 * 0.8 * 0.5) = 40 damage. The same attack would deal 80 damage to a unit with any other defense class, since attack class hero deals full damage to them.

This table shows how much damage each attack class deals against each defense class, and which units use which attack class:

Attack Class Used by Defense Class
Hero Basic Structure
Hero Heroes, Ancient Black Dragon, Ancient Granite Golem, Ancient Thunderhide, Boar, Centaur Conqueror, Dark Troll Summoner, Death Ward, Earth, Familiar, Fire, Forged Spirit, Hellbear Smasher, Hellbear, Necronomicon Archer, Necronomicon Warrior, Roshan, Satyr Tormenter, Skeleton Archer, Spiderling, Spirit Bear, Storm, Tempest Double, Void, Warlock Golem, Wildwing Ripper, Wraith King Skeleton 100% 100% 50%
Basic Alpha Wolf, Ancient Rock Golem, Ancient Rumblehide, Centaur Courser, Eidolon, Fell Spirit, Greater Treant, Kobold Foreman, Kobold Soldier, Kobold, Lycan Lane Wolf, Lycan Wolf, Mega Melee Creep, Melee Creep, Mud Golem, Ogre Bruiser, Ogre Frostmage, Satyr Mindstealer, Shard Golem, Skeleton Warrior, Spiderite, Super Melee Creep, Treant, Wildwing 75% 100% 70%
Pierce Ancient Black Drake, Ghost, Giant Wolf, Harpy Scout, Harpy Stormcrafter, Hill Troll Berserker, Hill Troll Priest, Hill Troll, Mega Ranged Creep, Plague Ward, Ranged Creep, Satyr Banisher, Serpent Ward, Super Ranged Creep, Undying Zombie, Vhoul Assassin 50% 150% 35%
Siege Fountain, Siege Creep, Super Siege Creep, Tier 1 Tower, Tier 2 Tower, Tier 3 Tower, Tier 4 Tower 100% 100% 250%

Instant Attacks[edit]

Instant Attacks are abilities that make use of the hero's regular attacks and dealing instant damage to the target unit(s) or area. Instant Attacks do not use the hero's attack animation, are independent from attack speed, and ignores the regular downtime between attacks. Certain abilities that deal instant attack damage are not affected by evasion. If an instant attack is performed by a ranged hero, it still uses their regular attack projectile for the attack, unless it is set not to.

If an instant attack occurs while already attacking an enemy normally, it does not interfere with the regular attack. They do not interfere with any other actions of the hero either, meaning they do not interrupt movement, do not cancel spell casts and do not stop channeling spells of the hero.

Since instant attacks do not use attack animations and jump straight to the attack point, they cannot proc effects which react on the start of an attack, like Untouchable or Moment of Courage. However, they can proc effects which react on attack hit, such as Counter Helix and Retaliate, although there are some exceptions to this. Instant attacks may proc on-hit effects only when they are allowed to. An instant attack which is not allowed to proc attack modifiers is not allowed to proc on-hit effects either. Just like regular attacks, instant attacks also cause the attacking hero to get revealed if attacking from the Fog of War.

The following abilities make use of instant attacks:

1 Requires Talent talent.

2 Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.

3 Grants instant attacks to tier 2, 3, and 4 towers.

4 These instant attacks may not proc any attack modifiers or on-hit effects.

5 Split Shot may not proc any attack modifiers or on-hit effects, unless the required talent is chosen.

6 Number of instant attacks is dependent on Juggernaut's attack speed.

Talents[edit]

The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them bonus attack damage.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Damage
  • Huskar minimap icon.png +12
  • Sniper minimap icon.png +15
  • Void Spirit minimap icon.png +15
  • Lycan minimap icon.png +20
  • Slardar minimap icon.png +20
  • Visage minimap icon.png +25
  • Io minimap icon.png +30
  • Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png +50
  • Earth Spirit minimap icon.png +60
  • Lion minimap icon.png +70
  • Brewmaster minimap icon.png +15
  • Dragon Knight minimap icon.png +15
  • Ember Spirit minimap icon.png +15
  • Mars minimap icon.png +15
  • Medusa minimap icon.png +15
  • Mirana minimap icon.png +15
  • Gyrocopter minimap icon.png +16
  • Magnus minimap icon.png +20
  • Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png +20
  • Queen of Pain minimap icon.png +20
  • Necrophos minimap icon.png +25
  • Puck minimap icon.png +25
  • Beastmaster minimap icon.png +30
  • Death Prophet minimap icon.png +30
  • Kunkka minimap icon.png +30
  • Lina minimap icon.png +30
  • Dazzle minimap icon.png +50
  • Witch Doctor minimap icon.png +60
  • Alchemist minimap icon.png +20
  • Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png +40
  • Lich minimap icon.png +100
  • Dawnbreaker minimap icon.png +20
  • Lifestealer minimap icon.png +25
  • Enchantress minimap icon.png +40
  • Abaddon minimap icon.png +65
  • Ogre Magi minimap icon.png +80
  • Troll Warlord minimap icon.png +30
  • Night Stalker minimap icon.png +35
  • Viper minimap icon.png +70
  • Weaver minimap icon.png +35
  • Dark Willow minimap icon.png +50
  • Tidehunter minimap icon.png +200
  • Techies minimap icon.png +252

The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them base attack damage.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Base Damage
  • Meepo minimap icon.png +20
  • Omniknight minimap icon.png +50
  • Earthshaker minimap icon.png +20
  • Rubick minimap icon.png +100

Attack damage increasing items[edit]

Strength[edit]

Attack damage increase for strength heroes
Item Value Item cost Cost per value point
Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade 35 6325 Gold 180.71 Gold
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian 75 2475 Gold 33 Gold
Belt of Strength icon.png Belt of Strength 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar 34 4050 Gold 119.12 Gold
Book of Shadows icon.png Book of Shadows 12 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon.png Book of the Dead 30 N/A N/A
Bracer icon.png Bracer 8 505 Gold 63.13 Gold
Circlet icon.png Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon.png Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon 1 6 2700 Gold 450 Gold
Dagon 2 icon.png Dagon 2 8 3950 Gold 493.75 Gold
Dagon 3 icon.png Dagon 3 10 5200 Gold 520 Gold
Dagon 4 icon.png Dagon 4 12 6450 Gold 537.5 Gold
Dagon 5 icon.png Dagon 5 14 7700 Gold 550 Gold
Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance 12 1900 Gold 158.33 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance 6 1700 Gold 283.33 Gold
Echo Sabre icon.png Echo Sabre 30 2500 Gold 83.33 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade 10 4300 Gold 430 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi 25 5300 Gold 212 Gold
Fallen Sky icon.png Fallen Sky 20 N/A N/A
Gauntlets of Strength icon.png Gauntlets of Strength 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Giant's Ring icon.png Giant's Ring 40 N/A N/A
Gleipnir icon.png Gleipnir 42 6150 Gold 146.43 Gold
Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque 45 5100 Gold 113.33 Gold
Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd 20 3550 Gold 177.5 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator 6 2350 Gold 391.67 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon.png Helm of the Overlord 20 6000 Gold 300 Gold
Holy Locket icon.png Holy Locket 3 2400 Gold 800 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike 15 4550 Gold 303.33 Gold
Illusionist's Cape icon.png Illusionist's Cape 14 N/A N/A
Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Ironwood Tree icon.png Ironwood Tree 6 N/A N/A
Kaya and Sange icon.png Kaya and Sange 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere 14 4600 Gold 328.57 Gold
Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon.png Manta Style 10 4600 Gold 460 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon.png Meteor Hammer 8 2350 Gold 293.75 Gold
Minotaur Horn icon.png Minotaur Horn 20 N/A N/A
Mirror Shield icon.png Mirror Shield 16 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Ocean Heart icon.png Ocean Heart 5 N/A N/A
Ogre Axe icon.png Ogre Axe 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Overwhelming Blink icon.png Overwhelming Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Power Treads (Strength) icon.png Power Treads (Strength) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Reaver icon.png Reaver 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Ring of Aquila (Active) icon.png Ring of Aquila 10 N/A N/A
Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos 10 2750 Gold 275 Gold
Sange icon.png Sange 16 2050 Gold 128.13 Gold
Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Satanic icon.png Satanic 80 5050 Gold 63.13 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse 10 5675 Gold 567.5 Gold
Skull Basher icon.png Skull Basher 35 2950 Gold 84.29 Gold
Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest 5 2625 Gold 525 Gold
Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring 6 680 Gold 113.33 Gold
Spell Prism icon.png Spell Prism 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel 2 2840 Gold 1420 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb 10 2050 Gold 205 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows 2 840 Gold 420 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon.png Vambrace (Agility) 5 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon.png Vambrace (Intelligence) 5 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon.png Vambrace (Strength) 10 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord 4 1525 Gold 381.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon.png Wraith Band 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Values may include portions from actives or auras.

Agility[edit]

Attack damage increase for agility heroes
Item Value Item cost Cost per value point
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Band of Elvenskin icon.png Band of Elvenskin 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Blade of Alacrity icon.png Blade of Alacrity 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Book of Shadows icon.png Book of Shadows 12 N/A N/A
Bracer icon.png Bracer 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Butterfly icon.png Butterfly 55 4975 Gold 90.45 Gold
Circlet icon.png Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon.png Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon 1 6 2700 Gold 450 Gold
Dagon 2 icon.png Dagon 2 8 3950 Gold 493.75 Gold
Dagon 3 icon.png Dagon 3 10 5200 Gold 520 Gold
Dagon 4 icon.png Dagon 4 12 6450 Gold 537.5 Gold
Dagon 5 icon.png Dagon 5 14 7700 Gold 550 Gold
Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade 24 3150 Gold 131.25 Gold
Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance 16 1900 Gold 118.75 Gold
Eaglesong icon.png Eaglesong 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade 40 4300 Gold 107.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi 25 5300 Gold 212 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon.png Gleipnir 42 6150 Gold 146.43 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator 6 2350 Gold 391.67 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon.png Helm of the Overlord 20 6000 Gold 300 Gold
Holy Locket icon.png Holy Locket 3 2400 Gold 800 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike 20 4550 Gold 227.5 Gold
Illusionist's Cape icon.png Illusionist's Cape 14 N/A N/A
Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Ironwood Tree icon.png Ironwood Tree 6 N/A N/A
Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere 14 4600 Gold 328.57 Gold
Mage Slayer icon.png Mage Slayer 40 3250 Gold 81.25 Gold
Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon.png Manta Style 26 4600 Gold 176.92 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon.png Meteor Hammer 8 2350 Gold 293.75 Gold
Mirror Shield icon.png Mirror Shield 16 N/A N/A
Ninja Gear icon.png Ninja Gear 24 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Ocean Heart icon.png Ocean Heart 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Agility) icon.png Power Treads (Agility) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Ring of Aquila (Active) icon.png Ring of Aquila 16 N/A N/A
Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos 10 2750 Gold 275 Gold
Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse 10 5675 Gold 567.5 Gold
Slippers of Agility icon.png Slippers of Agility 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest 5 2625 Gold 525 Gold
Spell Prism icon.png Spell Prism 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel 2 2840 Gold 1420 Gold
Swift Blink icon.png Swift Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb 10 2050 Gold 205 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows 2 840 Gold 420 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon.png Vambrace (Agility) 10 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon.png Vambrace (Intelligence) 5 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon.png Vambrace (Strength) 5 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord 4 1525 Gold 381.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon.png Wraith Band 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Yasha icon.png Yasha 16 2050 Gold 128.13 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon.png Yasha and Kaya 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Values may include portions from actives or auras.

Intelligence[edit]

Attack damage increase for intelligence heroes
Item Value Item cost Cost per value point
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Arcane Blink icon.png Arcane Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Arcane Ring icon.png Arcane Ring 10 N/A N/A
Bloodstone icon.png Bloodstone 16 5750 Gold 359.38 Gold
Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn 55 6275 Gold 114.09 Gold
Book of Shadows icon.png Book of Shadows 12 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon.png Book of the Dead 30 N/A N/A
Bracer icon.png Bracer 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Circlet icon.png Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon.png Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon 1 14 2700 Gold 192.86 Gold
Dagon 2 icon.png Dagon 2 16 3950 Gold 246.88 Gold
Dagon 3 icon.png Dagon 3 18 5200 Gold 288.89 Gold
Dagon 4 icon.png Dagon 4 20 6450 Gold 322.5 Gold
Dagon 5 icon.png Dagon 5 22 7700 Gold 350 Gold
Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade 12 3150 Gold 262.5 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance 6 1700 Gold 283.33 Gold
Echo Sabre icon.png Echo Sabre 25 2500 Gold 100 Gold
Essence Ring icon.png Essence Ring 6 N/A N/A
Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade 10 4300 Gold 430 Gold
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity 10 2725 Gold 272.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi 25 5300 Gold 212 Gold
Fallen Sky icon.png Fallen Sky 20 N/A N/A
Force Staff icon.png Force Staff 10 2200 Gold 220 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon.png Gleipnir 50 6150 Gold 123 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator 6 2350 Gold 391.67 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon.png Helm of the Overlord 20 6000 Gold 300 Gold
Holy Locket icon.png Holy Locket 3 2400 Gold 800 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike 15 4550 Gold 303.33 Gold
Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Ironwood Tree icon.png Ironwood Tree 6 N/A N/A
Kaya icon.png Kaya 16 2050 Gold 128.13 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon.png Kaya and Sange 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere 14 4600 Gold 328.57 Gold
Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon.png Manta Style 10 4600 Gold 460 Gold
Mantle of Intelligence icon.png Mantle of Intelligence 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon.png Meteor Hammer 8 2350 Gold 293.75 Gold
Mirror Shield icon.png Mirror Shield 16 N/A N/A
Mystic Staff icon.png Mystic Staff 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon.png Oblivion Staff 25 1500 Gold 60 Gold
Ocean Heart icon.png Ocean Heart 5 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence 50 3475 Gold 69.5 Gold
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon.png Power Treads (Intelligence) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Ring of Aquila (Active) icon.png Ring of Aquila 10 N/A N/A
Robe of the Magi icon.png Robe of the Magi 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos 20 2750 Gold 137.5 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse 35 5675 Gold 162.14 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard 30 4850 Gold 161.67 Gold
Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge 55 5600 Gold 101.82 Gold
Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest 5 2625 Gold 525 Gold
Spell Prism icon.png Spell Prism 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel 2 2840 Gold 1420 Gold
Staff of Wizardry icon.png Staff of Wizardry 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb 10 2050 Gold 205 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows 2 840 Gold 420 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon.png Vambrace (Agility) 5 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon.png Vambrace (Intelligence) 10 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon.png Vambrace (Strength) 5 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord 4 1525 Gold 381.25 Gold
Wind Waker icon.png Wind Waker 35 7125 Gold 203.57 Gold
Witch Blade icon.png Witch Blade 12 2600 Gold 216.67 Gold
Wraith Band icon.png Wraith Band 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon.png Yasha and Kaya 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Values may include portions from actives or auras.

Bonus attack damage[edit]

Attack damage increase independent from primary attribute
Item Value Item cost Cost per value point
Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade 25 6325 Gold 253 Gold
Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian 50 2475 Gold 49.5 Gold
Battle Fury icon.png Battle Fury 55 4130 Gold 75.09 Gold
Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar 24 4050 Gold 168.75 Gold
Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail 28 2125 Gold 75.89 Gold
Blades of Attack icon.png Blades of Attack 9 450 Gold 50 Gold
Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn 30 6275 Gold 209.17 Gold
Bracer icon.png Bracer 3 505 Gold 168.33 Gold
Broadsword icon.png Broadsword 15 1000 Gold 66.67 Gold
Broom Handle icon.png Broom Handle 14 N/A N/A
Butterfly icon.png Butterfly 25 4975 Gold 199 Gold
Claymore icon.png Claymore 20 1350 Gold 67.5 Gold
Crystalys icon.png Crystalys 32 1950 Gold 60.94 Gold
Daedalus icon.png Daedalus 88 5150 Gold 58.52 Gold
Demon Edge icon.png Demon Edge 40 2200 Gold 55 Gold
Desolator icon.png Desolator 55 3500 Gold 63.64 Gold
Divine Rapier icon.png Divine Rapier 350 6000 Gold 17.14 Gold
Echo Sabre icon.png Echo Sabre 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Faerie Fire icon.png Faerie Fire 2 70 Gold 35 Gold
Falcon Blade icon.png Falcon Blade 10 1100 Gold 110 Gold
Gleipnir icon.png Gleipnir 30 6150 Gold 205 Gold
Imp Claw icon.png Imp Claw 26 N/A N/A
Maelstrom icon.png Maelstrom 24 2700 Gold 112.5 Gold
Mage Slayer icon.png Mage Slayer 20 3250 Gold 162.5 Gold
Mask of Madness icon.png Mask of Madness 10 1775 Gold 177.5 Gold
Mind Breaker icon.png Mind Breaker 25 N/A N/A
Mithril Hammer icon.png Mithril Hammer 24 1600 Gold 66.67 Gold
Mjollnir icon.png Mjollnir 24 5600 Gold 233.33 Gold
Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar 40 4975 Gold 124.38 Gold
Nullifier icon.png Nullifier 80 4725 Gold 59.06 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon.png Oblivion Staff 15 1500 Gold 100 Gold
Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence 30 3475 Gold 115.83 Gold
Paladin Sword icon.png Paladin Sword 20 N/A N/A
Penta-Edged Sword icon.png Penta-Edged Sword 45 N/A N/A
Quarterstaff icon.png Quarterstaff 10 875 Gold 87.5 Gold
Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance 60 5150 Gold 85.83 Gold
Ring of Aquila (Active) icon.png Ring of Aquila 7 N/A N/A
Sacred Relic icon.png Sacred Relic 60 3800 Gold 63.33 Gold
Satanic icon.png Satanic 55 5050 Gold 91.82 Gold
Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade 25 3000 Gold 120 Gold
Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge 40 5600 Gold 140 Gold
Skull Basher icon.png Skull Basher 25 2950 Gold 118 Gold
Stygian Desolator icon.png Stygian Desolator 60 N/A N/A
Values may include portions from actives or auras.

Attack damage increasing abilities[edit]

Percentage Bonus[edit]

  • Gives a unit a damage buff equal to a percentage of their main attack damage.

Flat bonus[edit]

  • Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 31
  • Warpath icon.png
    Max Stacks: 5/7/9
    Attack Damage Bonus per Stack: 18/24/30 (Talent 48/54/60)
    Stack Duration: 14
  • Insatiable Hunger icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 60/100/140 (Talent 120/160/200)
    Duration: 14
  • Holy Persuasion icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 8/16/24/32
  • Astral Spirit icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus per Creep: 6/9/12/15
    Attack Damage Bonus per Hero: 15/30/60/80 (Talent 45/60/90/110)
    Duration: 10
    Elder Titan gains bonus attack damage after the Astral Spirit returns to him based on the amount of units it has hit.
  • Enchant icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 10/30/50/70
    Duration: 30/60/90/120
  • Helm of the Dominator icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 25
    Damage is directly added to the unit's main attack damage.
  • Alacrity icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus (Exort): 10/25/40/55/70/85/100 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. /115)
    Duration: 9
  • Exort icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus per Exort Instance: 3/7/11/15/19/23/27
    Maximum of 3 Exort instances.
  • Duel icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 10/18/26 (Talent 50/58/66)
    The winner of the duel gains a permanent attack damage bonus.
  • Jingu Mastery icon.png
    Charges: 4
    Attack Damage Bonus: 60/90/120/150 (Talent 135/165/195/225)
    Grants Monkey King bonus attack damage for 4 attacks after having attacked the same enemy hero 4 times.
  • Stifling Dagger icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 65
    Damage is granted as the projectile hits the target and immediately removed afterwards, so that only the dagger can use it.
  • Static Link icon.png
    Attack Damage Stolen per Second: 7/14/21/28 (Talent 14/21/28/35)
    Link Duration: 8
    Buff Duration: 18
  • Necromastery icon.png
    Max Souls: 12/20/28/36 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 22/30/38/46)
    Attack Damage Bonus per Soul: 2 (Talent 4)
  • Refraction icon.png
    Number of Instances: 3/4/5/6 (Talent 7/8/9/10)
    Attack Damage Bonus: 20/40/60/80
    Duration: 17
  • Metamorphosis icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 20/40/60/80
    Duration: 40/44/48/52
    Damage is directly added to the unit's main attack damage.
  • Grow icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 30/45/60
    Damage is directly added to the unit's main attack damage.
  • Atrophy Aura icon.png
    Hero Death Attack Damage Bonus: 30/35/40/45
    Creep Death Attack Damage Bonus: 2/4/6/8
    Duration: 30/45/60/75 (Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter. 70/80/90/100)
    Damage bonuses are independent from each other and fully stack.

Conditional bonus[edit]

These abilities give direct attack damage bonuses under certain circumstances. Due to this, they do not display their damage bonus in the HUD. Their damage type can also vary and is not necessarily physical; nonetheless, they still count as attack damage since their damage is dealt in one instance together with a unit's attack damage. This means they are affected by defense class (even when dealing magical damage), but not by spell damage amplification.

  • Abyssal Blade icon.png
    Proc Chance (Melee): 25%
    Proc Chance (Ranged): 10%
    Damage: 100
    Damage applies to the proccing attack. Physical damage.
  • Mana Break icon.png
    Mana Burned per Hit: 28/40/52/64
    Max Mana Burned per Hit: 50%
    Burned Mana as Damage: 1%/1.8%/2.6%/3.4%
    Damage applies upon attacking units which have mana.
  • Battle Fury icon.png
    Melee Attack Damage Bonus: 18
    Ranged Attack Damage Bonus: 5
    Damage only applies against non-hero units.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png
    Mana Burned per Hit: 50
    Mana Burned per Hit (Melee Illusion): 16
    Mana Burned per Hit (Ranged Illusion): 8
    Burned Mana as Damage: 80%
    Damage applies upon attacking units which have mana.
  • Marksmanship icon.png
    Proc Chance: 20%/30%/40%
    Proc Damage: 120/130/140
    Damage applies to the proccing attack. Physical damage.
  • Demolish (Earth) icon.png
    Building Attack Damage Bonus: 90/180/270
    Damage applies when attacking buildings.
  • Sleight of Fist icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus against Heroes: 40/80/120/160
    Only deals bonus damage to heroes.
  • Enchanted Quiver icon.png
    Damage: 300
    Cooldown: 5
    Damage applies whenever it is off cooldown, and only to ranged attacks. Magical damage.
  • Javelin icon.png
    Proc Chance: 25%
    Damage: 100
    Damage applies to the proccing attack. Magical damage.
  • Tidebringer icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus: 25/50/75/100
    Cooldown: 13/10/7/4
    Damage applies whenever it is off cooldown and on autocast, or upon manually using.
  • The Leveller icon.png
    Building Attack Damage Bonus: 25%
    Damage applies when attacking buildings.
  • Stone Gaze icon.png
    Attack Damage Amplification: 50%
    Damage applies upon attacking units which are petrified.
  • Talent Left 3.png
    Mana Burned per Hit: 25
    Mana Burned per Hit (Illusion): 10
    Burned Mana as Damage: 80%
    Damage applies upon attacking units which have mana.
  • Monkey King Bar icon.png
    Proc Chance: 80%
    Damage: 70
    Damage applies to the proccing attack. Magical damage.
  • Mana Break (Necronomicon Warrior) icon.png
    Mana Burned per Hit: 30/40/50
    Burned Mana as Damage: 50%
    Damage applies upon attacking units which have mana.
  • Quelling Blade icon.png
    Melee Attack Damage Bonus: 12
    Ranged Attack Damage Bonus: 6
    Damage only applies against non-hero units.
  • Cloak and Dagger icon.png
    Agility as Backstab Damage: 140%/180%/220% (Talent 190%/230%/270%)
    Damage applies when attacking enemies from behind. Damage is based on Riki's agility.
  • Bash (Roshan) icon.png
    Proc Chance: 15%
    Damage: 50
    Damage applies to the proccing attack. Physical damage.
  • Shadow Blade icon.png
    Damage: 175
    Damage applies to the first attack out of the invisibility.
  • Silver Edge icon.png
    Damage: 175
    Damage applies to the first attack out of the invisibility.
  • Skull Basher icon.png
    Proc Chance (Melee): 25%
    Proc Chance (Ranged): 10%
    Damage: 100
    Damage applies to the proccing attack. Physical damage.
  • Bash of the Deep icon.png
    Required Hits: 4
    Damage: 75/125/175/225
    Damage applies to the proccing attack.
  • Headshot icon.png
    Proc Chance: 40%
    Damage: 30/60/90/120
    Damage applies to the proccing attack.
  • Demolish (Spirit Bear) icon.png
    Building Attack Damage Bonus: 40%
    Damage applies when attacking buildings.
  • Wind Walk (Storm) icon.png
    Damage: 100/160/220
    Damage applies to the first attack out of the invisibility.
  • Tree Grab icon.png
    Building Attack Damage Bonus: 80%/120%/160%/200%
    Damage applies when attacking buildings.
  • Fury Swipes icon.png
    Attack Damage Bonus per Stack: 7/14/21/28 (Talent 23/30/37/44)
    Damage applies to each attack and grows stronger with consecutive attacks on the same target.
  • Talent Right 2.png
    Mana Burned per Hit: 20
    Mana Burned per Hit (Illusion): 10
    Burned Mana as Damage: 80%
    Damage applies upon attacking units which have mana.

Attack damage reducing abilities[edit]

Percentage reduction[edit]

  • Main attack damage reduction applies to main attack (white damage) only.
  • Overall attack damage reduction applies to both main attack damage (white) and bonus damage (green).
  • All effects shown here reduce the affected unit's damage before any damage block is applied.


Flat reduction[edit]

Flat damage reduction is applied before crits as negative bonus attack damage.

  • Static Link icon.png
    Attack Damage Stolen per Second: 7/14/21/28 (Talent 21/28/35/42)
    Link Duration: 8

Conditional reduction[edit]

These abilities reduce attack damage under certain circumstances. Due to this, they do not display their reductions in the HUD.

  • Marksmanship icon.png
    Splinter Attack Damage Reduction: 50%
    Reduces Drow Ranger's attack damage when the secondary projectiles hit.
  • Sleight of Fist icon.png
    Attack Damage Reduction against Creeps: 50%
    Only reduces damage against creeps.
  • Blade Fury icon.png
    Attack Damage Reduction: 100%
    When attacking non-building units during Blade Fury, the attack damage gets reduced to 0.
  • Split Shot icon.png
    Attack Damage Reduction: 70%/55%/40%/25%
    Reduces Medusa's attack damage when the secondary projectiles hit.

See also[edit]