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Blink Dagger is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Miscellaneous.

Available in the Base Shop
Blink Dagger
Blink Dagger icon
The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.
Cost 2250 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1125 Gold
Active Blink
Bonus ?
Shareable No
Usage Alert ? No
Overwhelming Blink (6800)
Swift Blink (6800)
Arcane Blink (6800)
Blink Dagger (2250)


Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.

Blink Dagger cannot be used for 3 seconds after taking damage from an enemy hero or Roshan.
Cast Range: Global
Max Blink Distance: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 1200
Penalty Blink Distance: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 960
Damage Mute Duration: 3
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol

  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the maximum distance.
  • When point-targeted beyond the maximum blink distance, it blinks using the 960 range penalty distance, towards the targeted direction instead of maximum distance.
    • ↓↓ Double-tapping automatically casts it on the team's fountain, blinking towards its direction using the penalty distance.
  • The second sound only plays when the blinked distance is greater than 960. It is audible to everyone.
  • Player-based damage, regardless of factions, and Roshan icon Roshan-based damage greater than 0 (after reductions) mutes the item for 3 seconds.
    • Does not get dispelled by self-damage sources and damage flagged as HP Removal.
    • The damage mute always triggers, even if the item is dropped, if the item is in the backpack or before being purchased.


  • In the original DotA, this item was called Kelen's Dagger of Escape and changed to Kelen's Dagger because players used the item offensively, in reference to a Warcraft III item, Kelen's Dagger of Escape.
    • Kelen was a well known rogue in the Warcraft universe, who was known for his ability to escape from any dangerous situation thanks to the help of his dagger.
  • Riki and Lion are the only heroes who are missing responses for acquiring a Blink Dagger.
  • Axe minimap icon Axe's cosmetic item, Little Blink Dagger, is based on Blink Dagger.


Recent Changes[]

    Blink Dagger icon Blink from applying a 3-second damage downtime to a 3-second item mute duration.