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Butterfly icon.png
Only the mightiest and most experienced of warriors can wield the Butterfly, but it provides incredible dexterity in combat.
Bought From
Bonus [?] +30 Agility
+35% Evasion
+25 Attack Damage
+30 Attack Speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Butterfly (4975)Components3.png
Eaglesong (2800)
Talisman of Evasion (1300)
Quarterstaff (875)

The Butterfly is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional Information[]

Recommended Heroes[]

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  • Marksmanship greatly benefits from agility bonuses, providing herself and her ranged allies bonus agility based on her own agility, therefore this item massively increases the damage output for Drow Ranger and her team. The additional evasion provides a nice defensive layer for her as well.
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  • Luna's short range often results in her being in the thick of fights dealing massive damage with glaives. Butterfly offers a good solution to Luna's mix of defensive and offensive needs.
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  • The agility from Butterfly greatly increases the backstab damage from Cloak and Dagger.

Illusion based heroes benefit from having increased main armor via Agility attribute symbol.png agility points:

Heroes whose default item build includes Butterfly as a situational item :

Counter Items[]


  • If someone in your team already has evasion like Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin or another Butterfly, decide if increasing evasion will be a good idea as the enemy team will generally rush a Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar. The more evasion a team has, the more valuable Monkey King Bar gets for the enemy team. However, if the enemy team is greatly suppressed and underfarmed, increasing evasion could be a good decision.

Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Butterfly/Changelogs
  • Reduced Eaglesong icon.png Eaglesong cost from 3000 Gold to 2800 Gold (total cost decreases from 5275 Gold to 5075 Gold).
  • Reduced Agility attribute symbol.png agility bonus from 35 to 30.
  • Reduced Eaglesong icon.png Eaglesong cost from 3200 Gold to 3000 Gold (total cost decreases from 5475 Gold to 5275 Gold).