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Dust of Appearance is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Consumables.

Available in the Base Shop
Dust of Appearance
Dust of Appearance icon
One may hide visage, but never volume.
Cost 80 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 40 Gold  / Count
Stacks NO LIMIT / Inventory Slot
Active Reveal
Charges 1 INIT
Bonus ?
Shareable Yes
Usage Alert ? No
Dust of Appearance (80)


No Target / Aura
For 12 seconds, creates an area that reveals invisible and slows heroes by 20% in an 1050 radius where the caster was standing. Invisible units revealed by dust take 25 damage.
The debuff effect on enemies lingers for 8s after leaving the area of effect.
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 1050
Damage: 25
Move Speed Slow: 20%
Duration: 12
Aura Linger Duration: 8
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Modifiers [?]

  • Interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Creates a 1050 radius aura centered around the caster, affecting all enemies, including visible ones, within the radius upon cast.
    • The aura lingers for 8 seconds after leaving the radius.
    • Units under the effect of Shadow Dance icon Shadow Dance, Depth Shroud icon Depth Shroud and Smoke of Deceit icon Disguise are not revealed despite the debuff being applied on them.
  • The damage is only applied to enemy units that are invisible upon cast. Units that are not invisible, or already revealed units are not damaged.
    • Does not affect untargetable units.
    • Reveal first applies the damage, and then places the debuff on the targets.
  • Multiple auras do not stack but refresh the duration instead.
  • The movement speed slow is applied only when the enemy units actually are invisible. This means during the fade time or fade delay of invisibility, the unit is not slowed.

Recommended Heroes[]

Dust of Appearance is usually purchased by gankers and heroes who can pick off enemies on their own, being very useful to counter invisibility heroes and Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade.


  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Dust of Appearance's active ability, Dust of Appearance icon Reveal, did not have an official name. The name was taken from the Dota 2 Wiki and officially implemented into Dota 2.


Recent Changes[]

    Dust of Appearance icon Reveal ability operations. [?]
    • Now creates a 12-second aura applying all of its ability effects centered around the caster, instead of applying a debuff.
    • Has an 8-second aura linger duration.
  • Reduced gold cost from 90 Gold to 80 Gold.