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Blink Dagger
Blink Dagger icon.png
The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.
Bought From
Active Blink
Bonus [?]
Alert allies? No
Overwhelming Blink (6800)
Swift Blink (6800)
Arcane Blink (6800)
UsedIn3.pngBlink Dagger (2250)

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


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: 1200
Penalty Blink Distance: 960
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 0


  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the max distance.
  • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, it blinks for 960 range, using the penalty distance, towards the targeted direction instead of 1200.
    • ↓↓ 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.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.
    • The damage cooldown always triggers, even if Blink is e.g. dropped on the ground or still in the shop (before being purchased).
    • Since it is a cooldown and not actually disabled, it can be refreshed with Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb, Refresher Shard icon.png Refresher Shard and Rearm.
    • However, this cooldown is not affected by percentage-based cooldown reductions.
    • Does not get disabled by damage flagged as HP Removal.

Recommended Heroes[]

  • Some heroes can use Blink Dagger to initiate with smaller disables or burst damage, but usually on fewer or single targets.
  • Heroes with positioning abilities can take advantage of Blink Dagger to force enemies into unfavorable positions.


  • Blink requires heroes to face the direction in which they are blinking. This means that heroes facing away from their blink destination will have to turn first, causing a slight delay depending on their turn rate.
  • Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance's barrier blocks damage over time, meaning that it will prevent items like Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance from resetting Blink Dagger's cooldown.
  • Use Blink to dodge incoming projectile-based spells such as Storm Hammer or Spirit Lance, and from items like Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos.
  • When Blink dagger go into cooldown upon taking damage on an escape, a quick self-cast with Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity will allow you to wait the short cooldown relatively safely and blink out the moment you land on the ground.
  • Blink Dagger can turn into a very strong escape tool if you are affected by False Promise.


  • 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.png Axe's cosmetic item, Little Blink Dagger, is based on Blink Dagger.


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