|A pristine hood that feeds upon strife to empower its owner.|
- 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.
- Interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
- Blocks damage before any reductions, except .
- Only blocks magical damage, coming from abilities and attacks. Does not block any physical or pure damage.
- The amount of mana restored equals the exact amount of damage blocked. Fully affected by mana restore manipulation.
- 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.
- Does not share cooldown with or .
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 (likeand ) 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 ain magic resistance, such as and Necrophos' .
The best thing about this item is its active ability. It is akin to a lesser