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

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Ethereal Blade
Ethereal Blade icon
A flickering blade of a ghastly nature, it is capable of dealing damage in both magical and physical planes.
Weapons
Cost 5375 Gold (1600)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2687.5 Gold
Active Ether Blast
Bonus ? +8 Strength
+8 Agility
+8 Intelligence
+300 Mana
+3 Mana Regeneration
+250 Cast Range
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Ethereal Blade (5375)
Components3
Aether Lens (2275)
Ghost Scepter (1500)
Recipe (1600)

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: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 800
Base Damage: 50
Primary Attribute as Damage Bonus: 150%
Universal Attributes as Damage Bonus: 60%
Enemy Move Speed Slow: 80%
Magic Resistance Reduction: 40%
Duration: 4
Cooldown symbol
 22
Mana symbol
 100
Blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Blocked upon impact.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_ethereal_blade_ethereal
modifier_item_ethereal_blade_slow

  • Ether Blast first applies the ethereal debuff, the damage, then the movement speed slow debuff.
  • Turns the target ethereal, disarming them, rendering them attack immune, and granting 100% physical damage resistance.
    • Magic resistance reduction of multiple ethereal sources does not stack, the one with higher value takes priority.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
    • Reduces most heroes' magic resistance to -5%.
    • With the magic resistance reduction from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 1.4%. [?]
  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1275.


Recommended Heroes[]

This item is one of the must-haves of a damaging spellcaster's inventory, most especially for Intelligence attribute symbol 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 icon Dagon for massive amounts of burst damage.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • REWORKED
    recipe and stats.
OLD
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade
Recipe: Kaya icon Kaya (2050 Gold), Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter (1500 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1100 Gold)
Total cost: 4650 Gold
Strength bonus: 5
Agility bonus: 5
Intelligence bonus: 5
Spell damage bonus: 12%
Mana regen amplification bonus: 75%
Spell lifesteal amplification bonus: 24%
NEW
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade
Recipe: Aether Lens icon Aether Lens (2275 Gold), Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter (1500 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1600 Gold)
Total cost: 5375 Gold
Strength bonus: 8
Agility bonus: 8
Intelligence bonus: 8
Mana bonus: 300
Mana regeneration bonus: 3
Cast range bonus: 250
  • REWORKED
    recipe and stats.
OLD
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade
Recipe: Eaglesong icon Eaglesong (2800 Gold), Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter (1500 Gold)
Total cost: 4300 Gold
Strength bonus: 10
Agility bonus: 40
Intelligence bonus: 10
NEW
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade
Recipe: Kaya icon Kaya (2050 Gold), Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter (1500 Gold), Default recipe icon 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%
  • Ethereal Blade icon Ether Blast
    • CHANGED
      damage bonus from the caster's primary attribute to the affected target's primary attribute.
    • Reduced base damage from 125 to 50.
    • Increased cooldown from 20 to 22.



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