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Eye of Skadi
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Extremely rare artifact, guarded by the azure dragons.
Bought From
Passive [?] Cold Attack
Bonus [?] +25 Strength
+25 Agility
+25 Intelligence
+200 Health
+200 Mana
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Ultimate Orb (2050)
Ultimate Orb (2050)
Point Booster (1200)

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

Additional Information[]


Cold Attack
Cannot be used by illusions. Pierces spell 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 50 attack speed. Slows enemy melee units by 25% movement speed and 25 attack speed.
Move Speed Slow (Against Melee): 25%
Move Speed Slow (Against Ranged): 50%
Attack Speed Slow (Against Melee): 25
Attack Speed Slow (Against Ranged): 50
Health Restoration Reduction: 40%
Duration: 3
Debuff modifier_item_skadi_slow: Dispellable with death only.


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

Recommended Heroes[]

Carry heroes with low stat growth[]

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 HP and mana 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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  • Slark has far lower than average stats in the late game due to low stat growth. The bonus health makes it easier to survive lategame fights, while bonus mana is enough to cast his spells constantly. The slow is also effective at keeping an enemy close to collect Essence Shift Stacks from vulnerable heroes.
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  • All of Meepo's clones benefit from the raw stats from Eye of Skadi, and he can farm expensive items exceptionally quickly.
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  • Once the enemy team has farmed up items to counter her early game strength, Eye of Skadi allows her to survive late game fights more often.
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  • When played as an Agility-based nuker, the mixed stats from Eye of Skadi are very beneficial to Morphling:
    • Higher health pool while on full Agility attribute symbol.png agility.
    • Increases the damage from Adaptive Strike (Agility) and Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade.
    • Morphling's mana pool is exceptionally small, and Eye of Skadi provides more than enough mana for him to cast his spells. Also the orb effect helps him keep people locked down.

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 1 icon.png 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 ability coming from the prime Warden and the 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.png Manta Style illusions from both the prime and the Double.

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

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  • 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.


  • 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[]

  • Reduced health bonus from 225 to 200.
  • Reduced mana bonus from 250 to 200.
  • Reduced Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb cost from 2150 Gold to 2050 Gold (total cost decreases from 5500 Gold to 5300 Gold).
  • Cold Attack now also applies 35% health restoration reduction. [?]