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For a list of heroes sorted by attributes, see Table of hero attributes.

Attributes are the main statistics of all heroes that independently determine most scaling statistics. These attributes are Strength attribute symbol strength, Agility attribute symbol agility, and Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence. Attributes are gained when a hero levels up, obtains a Talent talent, buys certain items, or uses certain abilities. Illusions benefit from attributes.

Primary Attribute[]

Every hero has a primary attribute, which modifies their main attack damage per 1 point of primary attribute. A hero's primary attribute heavily impacts and commonly even defines the hero's role and how they are played. For example, Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence heroes are typically more dependent on abilities. A hero's primary attribute typically grows faster than the other two attributes.

Abilities Modifying Primary Attributes

Strength[]

Main Article: Strength

Strength attribute symbol Strength is a measure of a hero's toughness and endurance. Strength determines a hero's maximum health and health regeneration. Heroes with strength as their primary attribute can be hard to kill, so they often take initiator and tank roles, initiating fights and taking most of the damage from enemy attacks.

Every point in Strength attribute symbol strength increases:

  • Maximum health by 22.
  • Health regeneration by 0.1.

For strength heroes, every point in strength also increases main attack damage by 1.

Agility[]

Main Article: Agility

Agility attribute symbol Agility is a measure of a hero's swiftness and dexterity. Agility determines a hero's armor and attack speed. Heroes with agility as their primary attribute tend to be more dependent on their physical attacks and items, and are usually capable of falling back on their abilities in a pinch. Agility heroes often take carry and gank roles.

Every point in Agility attribute symbol agility increases:

  • Armor by 1/6.
  • Attack speed by 1.

For agility heroes; every point in agility also increases main attack damage by 1.

For universal heroes; every point in agility also increases main attack damage by 0.7.

Agility Heroes[]

Because Agility heroes are the only class of heroes to gain both damage and attack speed as their primary attribute increases, they tend to have the highest physical damage output as the game progresses. This makes them scale very well with offensive items. They tend to have limited disabling capabilities or nukes; almost all their abilities augment their physical capabilities or serve as positioning or escape mechanisms. This tends to make them much more vulnerable and weak in the early game when strong offensive disables and nukes dictate the flow of kills, but also means that, with good items under their belts, they will be the ones delivering the greatest amount of damage in the late game, while also being dealt the least amount of physical damage as a result of their high armor. Agility heroes have a roughly even split between being melee or being ranged, and fit primarily into carry and ganker roles.

There are 9 agility heroes in Dota 2.

Below is a table of all heroes with Agility attribute symbol agility as their primary attribute. The growth columns indicate how much the base values increase for each hero level.

Hero Base Strength attribute symbol + Strength attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Strength attribute symbol Base Agility attribute symbol + Agility attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Agility attribute symbol Base Intelligence attribute symbol + Intelligence attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Intelligence attribute symbol Base Universal attribute symbol + Universal attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Universal attribute symbol
Clinkz minimap icon Clinkz 17 2 89 25 2.7 117.3 21 2.2 98.8 63 6.9 305.1
Hoodwink minimap icon Hoodwink 17 2 89 24 3.6 142.4 21 2.9 119.1 62 8.5 350.5
Luna minimap icon Luna 21 2.2 98.8 24 3.4 136.6 23 1.9 92.1 68 7.5 327.5
Medusa minimap icon Medusa 0 0 14 22 3.6 140.4 25 3.4 137.6 47 7 292
Meepo minimap icon Meepo 24 2.2 101.8 17 2.1 91.9 18 1.9 87.1 59 6.2 280.8
Monkey King minimap icon Monkey King 18 2.8 113.2 23 3.7 144.3 20 1.8 86.2 61 8.3 343.7
Slark minimap icon Slark 20 2.1 94.9 21 1.5 78.5 16 1.9 85.1 57 5.5 258.5
Viper minimap icon Viper 21 2.4 104.6 21 2.7 113.3 17 2 89 59 7.1 306.9
Weaver minimap icon Weaver 16 2 88 17 3.1 120.9 20 2 92 53 7.1 300.9


Agility Granting Sources[]

1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Agility Granting Talents[]

Agility
Can be used by illusions.
Talent icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
There is no description for this ability.
Agility Bonus: Varies

  • Grants the hero bonus agility.
  • The following values exist:
    • 5/6/7/8/9/10/12/13/14/15/16/20/25/30/40/80/100


The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them bonus Agility attribute symbol agility.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Agility
  • Morphling minimap icon +15

Agility Granting Items[]

These items grant heroes a passive agility bonus by having them merely equipped.

Bonus Agility
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Band of Elvenskin icon Band of Elvenskin 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Blade of Alacrity icon Blade of Alacrity 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Bracer icon Bracer 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Butterfly icon Butterfly 35 5450 Gold 155.71 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Disperser icon Disperser 40 6100 Gold 152.5 Gold
Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance 15 1900 Gold 126.67 Gold
Eaglesong icon Eaglesong 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 10 4700 Gold 470 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 20 4450 Gold 222.5 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 8 5000 Gold 625 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 26 4550 Gold 175 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 6 2850 Gold 475 Gold
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Ninja Gear icon Ninja Gear 20 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Agility) icon Power Treads (Agility) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Slippers of Agility icon Slippers of Agility 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Swift Blink icon Swift Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 8 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 2 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Yasha icon Yasha 16 2100 Gold 131.25 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya 16 4000 Gold 250 Gold


Attack Damage Items[]

The following list calculates the Gold Gold cost efficiency for Agility attribute symbol agility heroes when equipping certain attack damage granting items (for both main and bonus attack damage values).

Damage Items for Agility heroes
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade 35 6250 Gold 178.57 Gold
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Apex icon Apex 70 N/A N/A
Armlet of Mordiggian icon Armlet of Mordiggian 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Band of Elvenskin icon Band of Elvenskin 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Battle Fury icon Battle Fury 65 4100 Gold 63.08 Gold
Black King Bar icon Black King Bar 24 4050 Gold 168.75 Gold
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail 18 2100 Gold 116.67 Gold
Blade of Alacrity icon Blade of Alacrity 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Blades of Attack icon Blades of Attack 9 450 Gold 50 Gold
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn 10 6625 Gold 662.5 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Bracer icon Bracer 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Broadsword icon Broadsword 15 1000 Gold 66.67 Gold
Broom Handle icon Broom Handle 8 N/A N/A
Butterfly icon Butterfly 60 5450 Gold 90.83 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Claymore icon Claymore 20 1350 Gold 67.5 Gold
Cornucopia icon Cornucopia 7 1200 Gold 171.43 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Crystalys icon Crystalys 32 2000 Gold 62.5 Gold
Daedalus icon Daedalus 88 5100 Gold 57.95 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Demon Edge icon Demon Edge 40 2200 Gold 55 Gold
Desolator icon Desolator 50 3500 Gold 70 Gold
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Disperser icon Disperser 40 6100 Gold 152.5 Gold
Divine Rapier icon Divine Rapier 100 5600 Gold 56 Gold
Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance 15 1900 Gold 126.67 Gold
Duelist Gloves icon Duelist Gloves 12 N/A N/A
Eaglesong icon Eaglesong 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Echo Sabre icon Echo Sabre 20 2700 Gold 135 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Faerie Fire icon Faerie Fire 2 65 Gold 32.5 Gold
Falcon Blade icon Falcon Blade 14 1125 Gold 80.36 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon Gleipnir 30 5450 Gold 181.67 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 35 4700 Gold 134.29 Gold
Havoc Hammer icon Havoc Hammer 16 N/A N/A
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 20 4450 Gold 222.5 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 58 5000 Gold 86.21 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom 25 2950 Gold 118 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 26 4550 Gold 175 Gold
Mask of Madness icon Mask of Madness 20 1900 Gold 95 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 6 2850 Gold 475 Gold
Mind Breaker icon Mind Breaker 45 N/A N/A
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer 24 1600 Gold 66.67 Gold
Mjollnir icon Mjollnir 25 5500 Gold 220 Gold
Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar 40 4700 Gold 117.5 Gold
Nemesis Curse icon Nemesis Curse 35 N/A N/A
Ninja Gear icon Ninja Gear 20 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Nullifier icon Nullifier 75 4375 Gold 58.33 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence 10 3275 Gold 327.5 Gold
Paladin Sword icon Paladin Sword 16 N/A N/A
Philosopher's Stone icon Philosopher's Stone -30 N/A N/A
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Agility) icon Power Treads (Agility) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Radiance icon Radiance 55 4700 Gold 85.45 Gold
Refresher Orb icon Refresher Orb 10 5000 Gold 500 Gold
Refresher Shard icon Refresher Shard 20 N/A N/A
Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch 70 4900 Gold 70 Gold
Sacred Relic icon Sacred Relic 55 3400 Gold 61.82 Gold
Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Satanic icon Satanic 25 5050 Gold 202 Gold
Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade 20 3000 Gold 150 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Silver Edge icon Silver Edge 60 5450 Gold 90.83 Gold
Skull Basher icon Skull Basher 30 2875 Gold 95.83 Gold
Slippers of Agility icon Slippers of Agility 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 18 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Stygian Desolator icon Stygian Desolator 60 N/A N/A
Swift Blink icon Swift Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 8 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 2 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Yasha icon Yasha 16 2100 Gold 131.25 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya 16 4000 Gold 250 Gold
Values do not include portions from actives or auras.


Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Agility/Changelogs
Version
Description
  • ADDED
    Attribute Bonus icon Attribute Bonus to every hero except Invoker minimap icon Invoker.
    • The level-up button is located below the Talent talent tree.
    • Permanently grants the hero 2 of Universal attribute symbol all attributes when leveled up.
    • Can be leveled up a total of 7 times. Has no level requirements, so it can be leveled up at any level.
    • If no other abilities or talents can be leveled up upon reaching a new level, Attribute Bonus levels up automatically.
  • The stats tooltip area now tells you how much Health/Mana percentage increase is provided by your attributes, and the absolute values of regeneration in addition of the Strength attribute symbol strength/Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence based bonus values are.


See Also[]


Intelligence[]

Main Article: Intelligence

Intelligence attribute symbol Intelligence is a measure of a hero's wit and wisdom. Intelligence determines a hero's maximum mana, mana regeneration and magic resistance. Heroes with intelligence as their primary attribute tend to rely on their abilities to deal damage or help others. Intelligence heroes often take support, gank, and pusher roles.

Every point in Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence increases:

  • Maximum mana by 12.
  • Mana regeneration by 0.05.
  • Magic resistance by 0.1%.

For intelligence heroes, every point in intelligence also increases main attack damage by 1.

For universal heroes, every point in intelligence also increases main attack damage by 1.

The mana bonus is only applied to the max mana pool. The hero's current mana is not increased but keeps the current mana percentage.

Intelligence Heroes[]

Intelligence heroes tend to have a greater number of active abilities compared to other heroes; all intelligence heroes have at least three active abilities, with a large number of them having all four of their abilities being actives, and some even having 5 or more. Their larger mana pools and higher mana regeneration rates go a long way to help them use these abilities frequently. As a whole, intelligence heroes have by far the greatest number of disabling capabilities, making them essential in most lineups.

The items they build also tend to be highly caster based, since those items primarily provide intelligence. With a few exceptions, most intelligence heroes are ranged. Most intelligence heroes rely on their spells for damage, but in most cases, these have static damage values only increased by spell damage amplification or damage manipulation. They do not scale well into the late game, so that most intelligence heroes peak during the early to mid game, where their spells deal the most damage in relation to enemy health pools and resistance, and then start to fall off in the late game. Because of this, they often fit into support and ganker roles. There are exceptions to this though, some intelligence heroes have scaling abilities which make them excellent in the late game.

There are 13 intelligence heroes in Dota 2.

Below is a table of all heroes with Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence as their primary attribute. The growth columns indicate how much the base values increase for each hero level.

Hero Base Strength attribute symbol + Strength attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Strength attribute symbol Base Agility attribute symbol + Agility attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Agility attribute symbol Base Intelligence attribute symbol + Intelligence attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Intelligence attribute symbol Base Universal attribute symbol + Universal attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Universal attribute symbol
Ancient Apparition minimap icon Ancient Apparition 20 1.9 89.1 20 2.2 97.8 23 3.1 126.9 63 7.2 313.8
Crystal Maiden minimap icon Crystal Maiden 17 2.2 94.8 16 1.6 76.4 18 3.3 127.7 51 7.1 298.9
Disruptor minimap icon Disruptor 21 2.4 104.6 15 1.4 69.6 20 2.9 118.1 56 6.7 292.3
Jakiro minimap icon Jakiro 25 2.5 111.5 15 1.2 63.8 26 3 127 66 6.7 302.3
Keeper of the Light minimap icon Keeper of the Light 18 2.3 98.7 15 1.6 75.4 23 3.2 129.8 56 7.1 303.9
Leshrac minimap icon Leshrac 20 2.8 115.2 23 2.8 118.2 22 3.5 137.5 65 9.1 370.9
Lich minimap icon Lich 20 2.1 94.9 17 2 89 26 3.8 150.2 63 7.9 334.1
Oracle minimap icon Oracle 20 2.4 103.6 15 1.7 78.3 26 3.8 150.2 61 7.9 332.1
Outworld Destroyer minimap icon Outworld Destroyer 21 2.9 119.1 22 1.6 82.4 30 4.2 165.8 73 8.7 367.3
Puck minimap icon Puck 17 2.4 100.6 22 2.5 108.5 23 3.8 147.2 62 8.7 356.3
Shadow Shaman minimap icon Shadow Shaman 23 2.3 103.7 16 1.6 76.4 25 3.5 140.5 64 7.4 320.6
Storm Spirit minimap icon Storm Spirit 21 2 93 22 2.6 111.4 23 3.9 150.1 66 8.5 354.5
Zeus minimap icon Zeus 19 2.1 93.9 11 1.2 59.8 22 3.3 131.7 52 6.6 285.4


Intelligence Granting Sources[]

1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Intelligence Granting Talents[]

Intelligence
Can be used by illusions.
Talent icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
There is no description for this ability.
Intelligence Bonus: Varies

  • Grants the hero bonus intelligence.
  • The following values exist:
    • 6/7/8/10/12/13/14/15/16/20/25/30/35/75


The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them bonus Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Intelligence
  • Skywrath Mage minimap icon +8

Intelligence Granting Items[]

These items grant heroes a passive intelligence bonus by having them merely equipped.

Bonus Intelligence
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Arcane Blink icon Arcane Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Arcane Ring icon Arcane Ring 6 N/A N/A
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn 10 6625 Gold 662.5 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead 25 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon Boots of Bearing 8 4275 Gold 534.38 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade 10 2500 Gold 250 Gold
Disperser icon Disperser 10 6100 Gold 610 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance 7 1650 Gold 235.71 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity 10 2625 Gold 262.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Force Staff icon Force Staff 10 2200 Gold 220 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon Gleipnir 25 5450 Gold 218 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 10 4700 Gold 470 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya icon Kaya 16 2100 Gold 131.25 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 8 5000 Gold 625 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Mage Slayer icon Mage Slayer 10 2825 Gold 282.5 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 10 4550 Gold 455 Gold
Mantle of Intelligence icon Mantle of Intelligence 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 24 2850 Gold 118.75 Gold
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mystic Staff icon Mystic Staff 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon Oblivion Staff 10 1625 Gold 162.5 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence 10 3275 Gold 327.5 Gold
Parasma icon Parasma 40 5975 Gold 149.38 Gold
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon Power Treads (Intelligence) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Robe of the Magi icon Robe of the Magi 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos 15 2250 Gold 150 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse 30 5200 Gold 173.33 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Staff of Wizardry icon Staff of Wizardry 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 8 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 2 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wind Waker icon Wind Waker 35 6825 Gold 195 Gold
Witch Blade icon Witch Blade 12 2775 Gold 231.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya 16 4000 Gold 250 Gold


Attack Damage Items[]

The following list calculates the Gold Gold cost efficiency for Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence heroes when equipping certain attack damage granting items (for both main and bonus attack damage values).

Damage Items for Intelligence heroes
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade 35 6250 Gold 178.57 Gold
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Apex icon Apex 70 N/A N/A
Arcane Blink icon Arcane Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Arcane Ring icon Arcane Ring 6 N/A N/A
Armlet of Mordiggian icon Armlet of Mordiggian 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Battle Fury icon Battle Fury 65 4100 Gold 63.08 Gold
Black King Bar icon Black King Bar 24 4050 Gold 168.75 Gold
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail 18 2100 Gold 116.67 Gold
Blades of Attack icon Blades of Attack 9 450 Gold 50 Gold
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn 20 6625 Gold 331.25 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead 25 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon Boots of Bearing 8 4275 Gold 534.38 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Broadsword icon Broadsword 15 1000 Gold 66.67 Gold
Broom Handle icon Broom Handle 8 N/A N/A
Butterfly icon Butterfly 25 5450 Gold 218 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Claymore icon Claymore 20 1350 Gold 67.5 Gold
Cornucopia icon Cornucopia 7 1200 Gold 171.43 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Crystalys icon Crystalys 32 2000 Gold 62.5 Gold
Daedalus icon Daedalus 88 5100 Gold 57.95 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Demon Edge icon Demon Edge 40 2200 Gold 55 Gold
Desolator icon Desolator 50 3500 Gold 70 Gold
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade 10 2500 Gold 250 Gold
Disperser icon Disperser 10 6100 Gold 610 Gold
Divine Rapier icon Divine Rapier 100 5600 Gold 56 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance 7 1650 Gold 235.71 Gold
Duelist Gloves icon Duelist Gloves 12 N/A N/A
Echo Sabre icon Echo Sabre 20 2700 Gold 135 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity 10 2625 Gold 262.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Faerie Fire icon Faerie Fire 2 65 Gold 32.5 Gold
Falcon Blade icon Falcon Blade 14 1125 Gold 80.36 Gold
Force Staff icon Force Staff 10 2200 Gold 220 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon Gleipnir 55 5450 Gold 99.09 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 35 4700 Gold 134.29 Gold
Havoc Hammer icon Havoc Hammer 16 N/A N/A
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya icon Kaya 16 2100 Gold 131.25 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 58 5000 Gold 86.21 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom 25 2950 Gold 118 Gold
Mage Slayer icon Mage Slayer 10 2825 Gold 282.5 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 10 4550 Gold 455 Gold
Mantle of Intelligence icon Mantle of Intelligence 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Mask of Madness icon Mask of Madness 20 1900 Gold 95 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 24 2850 Gold 118.75 Gold
Mind Breaker icon Mind Breaker 45 N/A N/A
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer 24 1600 Gold 66.67 Gold
Mjollnir icon Mjollnir 25 5500 Gold 220 Gold
Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar 40 4700 Gold 117.5 Gold
Mystic Staff icon Mystic Staff 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Nemesis Curse icon Nemesis Curse 35 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Nullifier icon Nullifier 75 4375 Gold 58.33 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon Oblivion Staff 10 1625 Gold 162.5 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence 20 3275 Gold 163.75 Gold
Paladin Sword icon Paladin Sword 16 N/A N/A
Parasma icon Parasma 40 5975 Gold 149.38 Gold
Philosopher's Stone icon Philosopher's Stone -30 N/A N/A
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon Power Treads (Intelligence) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Radiance icon Radiance 55 4700 Gold 85.45 Gold
Refresher Orb icon Refresher Orb 10 5000 Gold 500 Gold
Refresher Shard icon Refresher Shard 20 N/A N/A
Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch 70 4900 Gold 70 Gold
Robe of the Magi icon Robe of the Magi 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos 15 2250 Gold 150 Gold
Sacred Relic icon Sacred Relic 55 3400 Gold 61.82 Gold
Satanic icon Satanic 25 5050 Gold 202 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse 30 5200 Gold 173.33 Gold
Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade 20 3000 Gold 150 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Silver Edge icon Silver Edge 60 5450 Gold 90.83 Gold
Skull Basher icon Skull Basher 30 2875 Gold 95.83 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 18 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Staff of Wizardry icon Staff of Wizardry 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Stygian Desolator icon Stygian Desolator 60 N/A N/A
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 8 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 2 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wind Waker icon Wind Waker 35 6825 Gold 195 Gold
Witch Blade icon Witch Blade 12 2775 Gold 231.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya 16 4000 Gold 250 Gold
Values do not include portions from actives or auras.


Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • ADDED
    Attribute Bonus icon Attribute Bonus to every hero except Invoker minimap icon Invoker.
    • The level-up button is located below the Talent talent tree.
    • Permanently grants the hero 2 of Universal attribute symbol all attributes when leveled up.
    • Can be leveled up a total of 7 times. Has no level requirements, so it can be leveled up at any level.
    • If no other abilities or talents can be leveled up upon reaching a new level, Attribute Bonus levels up automatically.
  • The stats tooltip area now tells you how much Health/Mana percentage increase is provided by your attributes, and the absolute values of regeneration in addition of the Strength attribute symbol strength/Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence based bonus values are.


See Also[]


Universal[]

Main Article: Universal

Universal attribute symbol Universal heroes are like jack of all trades and benefit from every attribute. While they dont gain that much from building a single main attribute, their strength lies in the flexibility to choose items based on their specific abilities and bonuses not so much on the item's attributes. So they can always switch between the support and carry roles based on their itembuild, not bound by a main attribute.

Every point of Strength attribute symbol / Agility attribute symbol / Intelligence attribute symbol attribute increases:

Generally speaking, a single-type attribute becoming a universal hero almost always has the effect of significantly increasing attack damage, with very few exceptions. If the sum of both your secondary stats is more than 42.8% (0.3/0.7 = 0.428) of your primary attribute, changing from single-attribute to universal will result in much greater attack damage than their single-attributed counterpart.

For example:

Let's say you have a hero whose main attribute is currently agility, and has a stat of 80 strength, 200 agility, and 40 intelligence. Currently, they gain 1 damage per point of agility, thus they gain +200 base damage (1x200 = 200). If they were to change to universal, the hero now gains 0.7 damage per point of attribute for all 3 attributes. Now, the hero gains +224 base damage (200*0.7)+(80*0.7)+(40*0.7) = 224. This resulted in a 12% base damage increase because the sum of the hero's secondary stats totalled at 60% of their previous primary attribute (80+40)/100 = 0.6.

Let's take the same agility hero but change their stats to 47 strength, 200 agility, and 30 intelligence. Under this setup, they still gain +200 base damage bonus. However, if they were to turn universal with these stats, they now only gain 193.4 base damage, rounded down to 193. This resulted in over a 3% base damage reduction because the sum of their secondary stats was only 38.5% of their primary attribute, resulting in reduced base damage bonus (47+30)/200 = 0.385.

As a proof of concept, let's use the same agility hero but this time, provide them with the stats of 42.8 strength, 200 agility, and 42.8 intelligence. With these stats, the hero will gain exactly 200 base damage (42.8*0.7)+(200*0.7)+(42.8*0.7) = 199.92, rounded to 200. The hero has now gained the exact same amount of damage as though they were simply an agility hero because their secondary stats are just within the break-even point of 42.8% of their previous primary attribute.


Attribute Bonus[]

Attribute Bonus

The Attribute Bonus UI within Talent leveling menu.

Attribute Bonus is a passive ability available to every hero, except for Invoker minimap icon Invoker, located within the Talent leveling menu, below the talent tree. It automatically levels up if nothing else can be leveled up at that level.

Attribute Bonus
Can be used by illusions. Not disabled by Break. 33
Attribute Bonus icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
+2 to All Attributes
Strength attribute symbol Strength Bonus: 2/4/6/8/10/12/14
Agility attribute symbol Agility Bonus: 2/4/6/8/10/12/14
Intelligence attribute symbol Intelligence Bonus: 2/4/6/8/10/12/14
Min Level: 6

  • Requires hero level 6 to be unlocked.
    • The minimum levels required per level of Attribute Bonus are 6/8/10/12/14/16/18.
    • If all ability points are spent on their respective levels, this ability levels up automatically on levels 17/19/21/22/23/24/26.


Items Granting Attributes[]

Each attribute has its own set of items that focus on boosting it. These items are different for each attribute. In order to categorize them, they're split into 5 different sections:

  • Tiny Items consist only of Iron Branch icon Iron Branch and boosts all attributes by 1. This item is usually taken as a starting item to make up for gaps in a hero's statistics.
  • Small Items boost their associated attribute by 3, or all attributes by 2. These items are usually taken as starting items to make up for gaps in a hero's statistics.
  • Medium Items boost their associated attribute by 6, or all attributes by 4. Though generally not taken to increase attributes, these items are usually components of many midrange items.
  • Large Items boost their associated attribute by 10, or all attributes by 6. These items are usually components in more powerful items, and almost never bought just for the stats.
  • Ultimate Items boost their associated attribute by 25, or all attributes by 15. These are mostly used to make late game items because of how expensive they are and how cost-ineffective they are per point of stats.
  • Besides the items in the table, Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter is another basic item that boosts all attributes by 5. All other items that grant attributes are upgrades, and are all derived from one or multiple of the 17 items listed below.
Iron Branch icon
Iron Branch

+1 All Attributes

Small Medium Large Ultimate
All Attributes
Circlet icon
Circlet

+2 All Attributes

Crown icon
Crown

+4 All Attributes

Diadem icon
Diadem

+6 All Attributes

Ultimate Orb icon
Ultimate Orb

+15 All Attributes

Strength
Gauntlets of Strength icon
Gauntlets of Strength

+3 Strength

Belt of Strength icon
Belt of Strength

+6 Strength

Ogre Axe icon
Ogre Axe

+10 Strength

Reaver icon
Reaver

+25 Strength

Agility
Slippers of Agility icon
Slippers of Agility

+3 Agility

Band of Elvenskin icon
Band of Elvenskin

+6 Agility

Blade of Alacrity icon
Blade of Alacrity

+10 Agility

Eaglesong icon
Eaglesong

+25 Agility

Intelligence
Mantle of Intelligence icon
Mantle of Intelligence

+3 Intelligence

Robe of the Magi icon
Robe of the Magi

+6 Intelligence

Staff of Wizardry icon
Staff of Wizardry

+10 Intelligence

Mystic Staff icon
Mystic Staff

+25 Intelligence

Talents Granting Attributes[]

All Attributes
Can be used by illusions.
Talent icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
There is no description for this ability.
All Attributes Bonus: Varies

  • Grants the hero bonus strength, agility, and intelligence.
  • The following values exist:
    • 4/5/6/7/8/10/12/14/15/20


The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them Universal attribute symbol all attributes.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
All Stats
  • Terrorblade minimap icon +10

Talents Granting Attribute Combinations[]

Agility and Intelligence
Can be used by illusions.
Talent icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
There is no description for this ability.
Agility and Intelligence Bonus: 6

  • Grants the hero bonus agility and intelligence.


No hero has this talent.

Abilities Modifying Attributes[]

1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Abilities Modified by Attributes[]

Abilities Modified by Attributes
  • Double Edge icon
    Strength as Damage: 60%/90%/120%/150% (Talent 90%/120%/150%/180%)
    Max Stacks: Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.
    Strength Bonus per Stack: Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 5
    Buff Duration: Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. 2
    Double Edge's damage consists of a flat amount, plus a percentage of the caster's strength.
  • Stampede icon
    Strength as Damage: 105
    The damage of Stampede is entirely based on the caster's strength.
  • Marksmanship icon
    Agility as Ranged Agility Bonus: 30%/40%/50%
    The agility bonus is entirely based on the agility of the hero with this ability.
  • Ethereal Blade icon
    Primary Attribute as Damage: 150%
    Ether Blast's damage consists of a flat amount, plus a percentage of the target's primary attribute.
  • Giant's Ring icon
    Strength as Damage per Second: 100%
    Deals 100% of item bearer's strength per second to units they are standing on top of.
  • Berserker's Blood icon
    Strength as Max Health Regen Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%
    The health regeneration is based on the strength of the hero with this ability.
  • Adaptive Strike (Agility) icon
    Min Bonus Damage Agility Multiplier: 1/1.5/2/2.5
    Max Bonus Damage Agility Multiplier: 3/5/7/9
    The damage is based on the caster's agility to strength ratio, plus a fixed amount. The minimum multiplier is used when the caster's strength is 50% higher than their agility, and the maximum when agility is 50% higher than strength.
  • Adaptive Strike (Strength) icon
    Min Knockback Distance: 500
    Max Knockback Distance: 0.5
    Min Stun Duration: 1.5/2/2.5/3
    Max Stun Duration: 3/5/7/9
    The stun duration and knockback distance are based on the caster's strength to agility ratio. The minimum duration and distance are used when the caster's agility is 50% higher than their strength, and the maximum when strength is 50% higher than agility.
  • Mind Flare icon
    Intelligence as Damage Multiplier: 3.5/4/4.5/5 (Talent 4.25/4.75/5.25/5.75)
    Deals damages to the enemy equal to a multiplier of its intelligence.
  • Dumb Luck icon
    Max Mana per Strength: 6
    Mana Regen per Strength: 0.03
    Multicast Chance Increase per Strength: 0.05%
    He receives mana and mana regeneration from Strength. Increases Multicast chance by 1% for each 20 Strength Ogre has.
  • Dismember icon
    Strength as Damage/Heal per Second: 9 (Talent 11)
    Dismember's damage and self-heal consist of a flat amount, plus a percentage of the caster's strength.
  • Cloak and Dagger icon
    Backstab Damage per Agility: 0.8/1.2/1.6 (Talent 1.1/1.5/1.9)
    The bonus damage of Cloak and Dagger is entirely based on the agility of the hero with this ability.
  • Glaives of Wisdom icon
    Intelligence as Damage: 20%/40%/60%/80% (Talent 45%/65%/85%/105%)
    The damage of Glaives of Wisdom is entirely based on the caster's intelligence.
  • Last Word icon
    Intelligence Difference Damage Multiplier: 1/1.5/2/2.5
    Last Word's damage consists of a flat part, plus a based on the difference between the intelligence of the caster and the target.
  • Arcane Bolt icon
    Intelligence as Bonus Damage: 1.5
    Arcane Bolt's damage consists of a flat amount, plus a percentage of the caster's intelligence.

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • ADDED
    Attribute Bonus icon Attribute Bonus to every hero except Invoker minimap icon Invoker.
    • The level-up button is located below the Talent talent tree.
    • Permanently grants the hero 2 of Universal attribute symbol all attributes when leveled up.
    • Can be leveled up a total of 7 times. Has no level requirements, so it can be leveled up at any level.
    • If no other abilities or talents can be leveled up upon reaching a new level, Attribute Bonus levels up automatically.
  • The stats tooltip area now tells you how much Health/Mana percentage increase is provided by your attributes, and the absolute values of regeneration in addition of the Strength attribute symbol strength/Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence based bonus values are.



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