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This page is about the old item. For the current unit, see Courier.
Main Article: Courier
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Flying Courier
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Flying Courier (Radiant) icon.png
Flying Courier (Dire) icon.png
The faithful mount upon which soar the fortunes of battle.
Removed Item
Charges 1
Passive [?] Upgrade Courier
Bonus [?]
Alert allies? No
Flying Courier (150)

The Flying Courier was an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Consumables.

Additional information[]

  • Becomes available for purchase at the 3 minute mark.
  • It takes 3 minutes for the Flying Courier to replenish in the stock.
  • Flying Courier is completely shareable.
  • This item acts as an item to upgrade the Unknown Unit icon.png Animal Courier. Buying it automatically upgrades the Animal Courier (wherever it is).
  • The item does not combine into one item when the Animal Courier and the Flying Courier items are in the inventory.


Upgrade Courier
Upgrades your team's Animal Courier to a Flying Courier, granting it swift, unobstructed movement to carry items to and from your team's base.

Requires a deployed Animal Courier.
Courier Health Bonus: 75
Courier Armor Bonus: 10
Courier Movement Speed Bonus: 90
Courier Respawn Time Increase: 60
Incoming Melee Damage Increase: 50%


  • The Flying Courier is not a valid target for most spells. A list of spells which affect the courier can be found here.
  • The courier can be upgraded even while it is dead. This does not affect the respawn time of the current death.
  • The upgrade causes the courier to take 50% more damage from melee attacks than from ranged attacks.
  • Its respawn time gets increased to 60 seconds.
  • It is possible to have multiple Flying Couriers. However, only the first created courier reacts on the courier button.
  • All couriers are controllable by the entire team, no matter who buys and deploys the courier.
  • When a courier dies, the opposing team's heroes get 175 gold each. If there already is a dead courier, no gold is granted.
    • However, an enemy making the killing blow on a courier always gets the 175 gold bounty.


  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Flying Courier's passive ability, Upgrade Courier, did not have an official name. The name was taken from the Dota 2 Wiki and officially implemented into Dota 2.