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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.
Bought From
Active Ether Blast
Bonus [?] +10 Strength
+40 Agility
+10 Intelligence
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No
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Eaglesong (2800)
Ghost Scepter (1500)

The Ethereal Blade is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional Information[]


Allies / Enemies
Converts the target unit to ethereal form, rendering them immune to physical damage, but unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage. Lasts for 4 seconds on allies and 4 seconds on enemies.

Enemy targets are also slowed by 80%, and take 1.5x your primary attribute + 125 as magical damage.
Cast Range: 800
Base Damage: 125
Primary Attribute as Damage: 150%
Enemy Move Speed Slow: 80%
Magic Resistance Reduction: 40%
Duration: 4
Cooldown: 20
Mana: 100
Does not pierce spell immunity. All effects persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked upon impact.
Can be disjointed. Can be disjointed by enemies and allies.
Buff or Debuff, based on the target's alliance modifier_item_ethereal_blade_ethereal: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff modifier_item_ethereal_blade_slow: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1275.
  • Damage and slow is only applied when targeting an enemy unit.
  • Checks the caster's primary attribute upon projectile hit.
  • The 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%, assuming basic 25% magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.

Recommended Heroes[]

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Meepo icon.png
  • Ethereal Blade is economically efficient cost per point of Strength attribute symbol.png / Agility attribute symbol.png / Intelligence attribute symbol.png all attributes for Meepo. Meepo and his clones benefit from the attributes, increasing their health and mana pool, and also increases their armor, attack speed and damage output. Ether Blast can be also be used defensively to convert one of his clones into ethereal form, temporary saving them from being targeted by physical damage.

Heroes who may include an Ethereal Blade in their build situationally:

Strength attribute symbol.png Strength Heroes:

Agility attribute symbol.png Agility Heroes:

Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence Heroes:


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


Recent Changes[]

  • 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).