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Eye of Skadi is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Artifacts. However, it is assembled entirely with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Secret Shop
Eye of Skadi
Eye of Skadi icon
Extremely rare artifact, guarded by the azure dragons.
Cost 5300 Gold (1300)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2650 Gold
Passive ? Cold Attack
Bonus ? +22 Strength
+22 Agility
+22 Intelligence
+250 Health
+250 Mana
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Eye of Skadi (5300)
Ultimate Orb (2800)
Point Booster (1200)
Recipe (1300)

Additional Information[]


Cold Attack
Cannot be used by illusions. Pierces debuff immunity.
Attacks lower enemy movement and attack speed and reduces heals, health regeneration and lifesteal by 40% for 3 seconds. Slows enemy ranged units by 50% movement speed and 20% attack speed. Slows enemy melee units by 20% movement speed and 10% attack speed.
Move Speed Slow (Against Melee): 20%
Move Speed Slow (Against Ranged): 50%
Attack Speed Slow (Against Melee): 10%
Attack Speed Slow (Against Ranged): 20%
Health Restoration Reduction: 40%
Duration: 3
Modifiers [?]

  • Successive attacks with Eye of Skadi do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.

Recommended Heroes[]

Carry Heroes[]

Carry heroes who have naturally low stat growth, but abilities allowing them to quickly farm, will often buy this item after their core items have been obtained. The large amount of health and mana boost can keep them alive in the late-game, when their natural abilities are no longer strong enough on their own to win fights.

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Illusion Heroes[]

Illusion-based heroes like to purchase this item as a late game luxury, as it makes their illusions far more durable, and they deal damage based purely on the hero's primary attribute, not any bonus damage their items provide.

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  • Normally reliant on the Slow provided by Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade, Eye of Skadi offers a strong constant slow for the late game.
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  • Makes all of Terrorblade's illusions stronger, as well as offering an extra slow to allow more attacks from the illusions summoned by Reflection.
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  • Combining with Arc Warden's Flux (Radiant) icon Flux ability coming from the prime Warden and the Tempest Double icon Tempest Double Warden, Eye of Skadi gives Arc Warden the opportunity to slow enemies down rapidly, with the help of Arc Warden's Manta Style icon Manta Style illusions from both the prime and the Double.

Stat Reliant Heroes[]

Heroes who have a reliable source of damage reduction will often purchase this item, greatly increasing their durability.

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  • Mana Shield icon Mana Shield reduces damage by 70%, but only as long as Medusa has mana to fuel the ability. With the item's large amount of both HP and Mana, Eye of skadi offers the most effective HP to Medusa in a single item. Additionally, the slow is helpful for keeping enemy heroes at a distance during fights.
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  • An Aggressively-built Spectre will often pick up Eye of Skadi in order to increase her durability and further slow her targets during attacks. She also lacks mana at all stages of the game.

Universal Heroes[]

Eye of Skadi offers the most amount of across-the-board stats in the game.As a result, it is often wanted by Universal heroes, who use physical damage.

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  • Skaði (Skadi) is the Goddess of Winter in Norse mythology.
  • Skaði (Skadi) means "damage" or "harm" in Old Norse and Icelandic, pronounced "Skathi".
  • Þjazi (Thiazi), Skadi's father in Norse mythology, had his eyes placed in the night sky as stars.

Recent Changes[]

  • Increased health bonus from 220 to 250.
  • Increased mana bonus from 220 to 250.
  • Reworked
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi
Recipe: Point Booster icon Point Booster (1200 Gold), Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb (2050 Gold), Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb (2050 Gold)
Total cost: 5300 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi
Recipe: Point Booster icon Point Booster (1200 Gold), Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb (2800 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1300 Gold)
Total cost: 5300 Gold
  • Rescaled Eye of Skadi icon Cold Attack attack speed slow from Melee 30 / Ranged 60 to Melee 10% / Ranged 20%.
  • Increased Eye of Skadi icon Cold Attack movement speed slow against range type from Melee 25% / Ranged 40% to Melee 20% / Ranged 50%.