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Black King Bar
Black King Bar icon.png
A powerful staff imbued with the strength of giants.
4050 (1450)
Bought From
Active Avatar
Bonus [?] +10 Strength
+24 Attack Damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Black King Bar (4050)Components3.png
Ogre Axe (1000)
Mithril Hammer (1600)
Recipe (1450)

The Black King Bar is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor.

Additional Information[]


No Target
Grants Spell Immunity. Duration decreases with each use.
Duration: 9/8/7/6
Cooldown: 75
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_black_king_bar_immune: Dispellable with death only.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Causes the user's model size to increase by 30% for its duration. This has no impact on its collision size.
  • The duration of Avatar is bound to the hero. Rebuying Black King Bar does not reset it.
  • When cast, a countdown appears on the item's icon, visible to everyone, showing the remaining duration of Avatar.
  • For more details, including a list of spells which are not blocked, see Spell immunity.

Recommended Heroes[]

  • Black King Bar is, more often than not, a necessary item on almost all carries to prevent the enemy from simply shutting down their damage output with disables.
  • Initiators can consider a Black King Bar to guarantee a safe initiation against disable-heavy teams. This is especially the case if they can impact the fight with abilities beyond their initiation ability or by providing further damage.
  • Heroes with strong channeling abilities can use a Black King Bar to prevent the enemy from interrupting them.


  • When facing a lot of magical damage or many disables, a Black King Bar alone can provide enough survivability, allowing carry heroes to focus on damage items after having Black King Bar.
    • Vice versa, Black King Bar is not effective against physical damage, or spell immunity piercing spells, so other items for survivability should be considered (e.g. armor items against physical damage, or escape items against some spells).
  • Black King Bar applies a basic dispel on cast allowing to clear out most negative status debuffs. Instead of casting it hastily to engage at first sight, a reactive activation against a debuff will be more beneficial.


Recent Changes[]

  • Avatar
    • Rescaled duration from 10/9/8/7/6/5 to 9/8/7/6.
    • Increased cooldown from 70 to 75.
  • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 1375 Gold to 1450 Gold (total cost increases from 3975 Gold to 4050 Gold).
  • Rescaled Avatar cooldown from 80/75/70/65/60/55 to 70 on each level.