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Eternal Shroud is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Armor. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Eternal Shroud
Eternal Shroud icon.png
A pristine hood that feeds upon strife to empower its owner.
Cost 3300 Gold (1100)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1650 Gold
Active Shroud
Bonus ? +8.5 Health Regeneration
+25% Magic Resistance
+20% Spell Lifesteal (Hero)
+4% Spell Lifesteal (Creep)
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Eternal Shroud (3300)
Voodoo Mask (700)
Hood of Defiance (1500)
Recipe (1100)

Additional Information[]

  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
    • Increases all heroes' total magic resistance to 43.75%.
  • Multiple instances of spell lifesteal from the same source do not stack.
  • Spell lifesteal from different sources stacks additively.


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Creates a spell shield that absorbs up to 400 magical damage, converting damage taken into mana. Lasts 12 seconds.
Magical Damage Absorbed: 400
Duration: 12
Cooldown: 45
Mana: 50
Modifiers [?]


  • Interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Only blocks magical damage, coming from abilities and attacks. Does not block any physical or pure damage.
  • Recasting Shroud refreshes the buff and resets the barrier's absorb capacity.
  • Does not stack with other magical damage barriers.
    • If multiple sources of barriers are active on a unit, all of them lose capacity from the same absorbed damage instance.
    • However, if a damage instance is greater than the capacity of all barriers individually, the damage gets blocked as if the barriers were one barrier with combined capacity.

Recommended Heroes[]

This item is best used for tanky Heroes who wish to solve their mana problems/augment their mana reserves, increase their regenerative capabilities and bolster their self-healing power through constant application of spell damage, and for some who rely on taking damage from enemies to activate a beneficial effect.

The added HP regen and spell lifesteal provides a passive and active source of self-healing, respectively. The spell lifesteal works best on spells with high damage potential that can be applied constantly and quickly, such as toggled or long duration DPS spells (like Rot and Diabolic Edict) and low cooldown nukes. With a steady supply of spell damage, a Hero can have a great source of burst healing or heal-per-second proportional to the damage that they dish out.

As for its defensive abilities, this item provides a good amount of magic resistance, great for augmenting a Hero's innate durability or magic resistance or to simply solve a deficit in magic resistance, such as Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter and Necrophos' Ghost Shroud.

The best thing about this item is its active ability. It is akin to a lesser Flame Guard with the added benefit of gaining mana proportional to the damage points that you take with this shield on. This is most effective in the hands of those who are the focal point of enemy damage in teamfights, allowing the user's spellcasting to thrive from their enemies' efforts.

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Recent Changes[]

  • Increased Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance cost from 1450 Gold to 1500 Gold (total cost increases from 3250 Gold to 3300 Gold).