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Disperser is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons.

Components required from the Base Shop
Disperser icon
Cost 6100 Gold (800)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 3050 Gold
Active Suppress
Passive ? Manabreak
Bonus ? +40 Agility
+10 Intelligence
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Disperser (6100)
Diffusal Blade (2500)
Eaglesong (2800)
Recipe (800)

Additional Information[]


Enemies / Allies
Slows the target for 5 seconds if they are an enemy or grants bonus movespeed, applies Basic Dispel and makes them unslowable for 5 seconds if they are an ally. Caster is always granted the ally benefit on cast.

Both movement speed reduction and increase start at 100% and gradually decrease to 0% over the course of the buff duration.
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Enemy Move Speed Slow: 100%
Ally Move Speed Bonus: 100%
Move Speed Change Intervals: 5
Move Speed Slow Duration: 5
Move Speed Bonus Duration: 5
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Partially blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked fully only when primary target.
Modifiers [?]

  • The slow decreases in 1-second intervals, so it slows for 100%/80%/60%/40%/20%, going one step down every 1 seconds.
  • The movement speed increases in 1-second intervals, so it lasts for 100%/80%/60%/40%/20%, going one step down every 1 seconds.
    • Sets the affected ally's current movement speed as its base movement speed for its initial seconds of the buff duration.
    • Fully overrides any flat or percentage-based movement speed bonuses and reductions on the wielder, from items and abilities alike.
    • Does not work against roots sources, trapping barriers and other set movement speed effects.

Can be used by illusions. Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Each attack burns 40 mana from the target, and deals 1 physical damage per burned mana.

Burns 8 mana per attack from melee illusions and 8 mana per attack from ranged illusions.
Mana Burned per Hit: 40
Burned Mana as Damage: 100%
Illusions Illusions
Mana Burned per Hit: 8
Does not pierce debuff immunity.
Does not affect debuff immune units at all.

  • Burned mana as damage is considered as a conditional attack damage bonus.
    • Although the attack damage bonus values are not displayed in the HUD, it is still considered and directly added to the wielder's attack damage.
    • The attack damage bonus values are not considered by the following sources:
      • Critical strike sources.
      • Mana loss manipulation sources, despite burning less mana and the affected target losing less mana.
    • However, it is considered by lifesteal and cleave, and it can be reduced only by flat reductions (e.g. damage block).
    • Since it is considered bonus attack damage, it is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions.
  • Effectively increases the wielder's or an illusion's attack damage by 40 (Illusions 8) against units which have enough mana to burn.
  • Applies the mana loss first, then the damage.
  • Does not work against allied units when attacking them.
  • Manabreak from multiple Diffusal Blade-based items does not stack.

Recommended Heroes[]

Generally works well with illusion-based heroes:

Chaos Knight icon
Chaos Knight
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Naga Siren
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Phantom Lancer
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The bonus attributes and the Manabreak ability make Disperser a cost-effective damage item on Agility attribute symbol agility carries/heroes in general.


  • Because of the way Manabreak interacts with illusions, Disperser is most common and most effective on heroes with easy access to them, such as Phantom Lancer minimap icon Phantom Lancer.
  • Similarly, this is also why Manta Style icon Manta Style and Disperser are so commonly seen together: after picking up one of the two, the other becomes that much more effective and attractive to buy.
  • The movement slow is an effective way to kite melee characters and can both increase your team's damage output vs them (by preventing them from running away and making it easier to hit them with spells), and reduce their damage output vs your team (by preventing them from getting close enough to hit anything).
  • The movement slow can help your illusions and/or summoned units stick to their attack target.
  • Like Dagon icon Dagon, Disperser can be used to trigger Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere on a hero who owns it and make them more vulnerable to other single-targeted abilities.


  • The Manabreak passive used to be called Feedback and got changed at some point without notification.


Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Disperser/Changelogs
  • Increased Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 400 Gold to 800 Gold (total cost increases from 5700 Gold to 6100 Gold).
  • Disperser icon Suppress
    • No longer has an AoE.
    • Now always affects both the target and the caster.
  • Item cost changes:
    • Now requires Eaglesong icon Eaglesong (2800 Gold) to build, instead of Demon Edge icon Demon Edge (2200 Gold).
    • Reduced Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 1000 Gold to 400 Gold.
    • Total gold cost remains at 5700 Gold.
  • Reduced bonus attack damage from 45 to 0.
  • Increased bouns Agility attribute symbol Agility from 20 to 40.
  • Increased Disperser icon Suppress duration from 4s to 5s.
  • Disperser icon Suppress
    • No longer applies root on creeps.
    • Now affects all units within 350 radius around the target.