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

Components required from the Base Shop
Ethereal Blade
Ethereal Blade icon.png
A flickering blade of a ghastly nature, it is capable of dealing damage in both magical and physical planes.
Weapons
Cost 4650 Gold (1100)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2325 Gold
Active Ether Blast
Bonus ? +5 Strength
+5 Agility
+25 Intelligence
+12% Spell Damage
+75% Mana Regen Amplification
+24% Spell Lifesteal Amplification
Shareable No
Disassemble Yes
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Ethereal Blade (4650)
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Kaya (2050)
Ghost Scepter (1500)
Recipe (1100)

Additional Information[]

Ability[]

Affects
Allies / Enemies
Damage
Magical
Converts the target unit to ethereal form, rendering them immune to physical damage, but unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage.

Enemy targets are also slowed by 80%, and take 1.5x your target's primary attribute + 50 as magical damage.
Cast Range: 800
Base Damage: 50
Primary Attribute as Damage: 150%
Enemy Move Speed Slow: 80%
Magic Resistance Reduction: 40%
Duration: 4
Cooldown: 22
Mana: 100
Does not pierce spell immunity.
Ability effects persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Ether Blast is immediately removed if spell immunity is detected.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked upon impact.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_ethereal_blade_ethereal
modifier_item_ethereal_blade_slow

Notes:

  • Damage and slow is only applied to enemy targets.
  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1275.
  • Ether Blast first applies the ethereal debuff, then the damage, then the slow debuff.
    • This means it effectively amplifies its own damage.
  • Reduces most heroes' total magic resistance to -5%.


Recommended Heroes[]

This item is one of the must-haves of a damaging spellcaster's inventory, most especially for Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence heroes. The active ability can be used on enemies to make them significantly more vulnerable against magical damage. The active ability deals more damage proportional to the hero's primary attribute, which makes it even more effective in the hands of intelligence heroes who gain more benefits from its stat bonuses. Ether Blast's ability to increase vulnerability to magic damage is boosted by the item's passive bonus of spell damage.

Since it applies an ethereal status on the target, it is an excellent disable that can cripple targets who rely on right clicks. The added slow effect not only allows you to catch up to fast or moving targets, but it also slows them down so that point-click abilities can be landed much easier with less risk of missing your crucial spells. Care must be taken though, as Ether Blast can render targets immune to physical damage, disrupting allies who may be trying to aid you in taking down your target with their physical damage.

When used on self, it can interrupt enemies who are harming you with physical damage. You will not be slowed by Ether Blast unlike its effect on enemies, so this ability is a good source of protection for heroes who are vulnerable to physical damage and have little to no use for their right clicks. It can be exploited by heroes with excellent escape capabilities, giving their physical damage dealing enemies something else to cry about. Beware though, for the enemy may have a source of magic damage that will turn your ethereal protection against you, plus some physical damage spells with debilitating debuffs like stuns can still affect you, if not damage you.

Last but not least, the passive bonus of spell lifesteal amplification and mana regen amplification is a welcome boost for all spellcasters. For the former bonus, the hero must have a source of spell lifesteal for the amplification to actually work.

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Tips[]

  • Can be used in combination with Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon for massive amounts of burst damage.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Reworked recipe and stats.
Old Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade
Recipe: Eaglesong icon.png Eaglesong (2800 Gold), Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter (1500 Gold)
Total cost: 4300 Gold
Strength bonus: 10
Agility bonus: 40
Intelligence bonus: 10
New Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade
Recipe: Kaya icon.png Kaya (2050 Gold), Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter (1500 Gold), Default recipe icon.png Recipe (1100 Gold)
Total cost: 4650 Gold
Strength bonus: 5
Agility bonus: 5
Intelligence bonus: 25
Spell damage bonus: 12%
Mana regen amplification bonus: 75%
Spell lifesteal amplification bonus: 24%
  • Ether Blast
    • Now deals damage based on the target's primary attribute, instead of the caster's.
    • Reduced base damage from 125 to 50.
    • Increased cooldown from 20 to 22.
  • Reduced Eaglesong icon.png Eaglesong cost from 3000 Gold to 2800 Gold (total cost decreases from 4500 Gold to 4300 Gold).
  • Ether Blast
    • Reduced primary attribute damage from 200% to 150%.
    • Increased base damage from 75 to 125.
  • Reduced Eaglesong icon.png Eaglesong cost from 3200 Gold to 3000 Gold (total cost decreases from 4700 Gold to 4500 Gold).


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