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Force Staff is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Magical.

Components required from the Base Shop
Force Staff
Force Staff icon.png
Allows you to manipulate others, for good or evil.
Magical
Cost 2200 Gold (950)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1100 Gold
Active Force
Bonus ? +10 Intelligence
+150 Health
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Hurricane Pike (4450)
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Force Staff (2200)
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Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Fluffy Hat (250)
Recipe (950)

Additional Information[]

Ability[]

Force
Affects
Enemies / Allies
Pushes any target unit 600 units in the direction it is facing.
Cast Range (Ally): 550
Cast Range (Enemy): 850
Push Distance: 600
Push Duration: 0.5
Cooldown: 20
Mana: 100
Partially pierces spell immunity.
Can be cast on self while spell immune.
Cannot be cast on other spell immune units.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_forcestaff_active

Notes:

  • Pushes the target at a speed of 1200.
  • Force does not disable affected units, so they still can cast abilities, attack and turn during the push.
    • This means it does not cancel any channeling abilities of the target.
    • However, being a unit-targeted ability, it interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast. Forced movement does not cancel channeling abilities.
  • Does not push units affected by Flaming Lasso, Black Hole, Chronosphere or Duel.
    • Cannot push units through Kinetic Field or Arena Of Blood.
    • If a pushed unit is affected by Soulbind, it cannot push the unit further than its maximum break distance.
    • If a pushed unit is leashed by Pounce, the leash gets instantly broken upon cast.
    • However, if a pushed unit gets leashed after cast, it cannot push the unit further than the maximum radius.
  • Can move units over impassable terrain.
    • Destroys trees within 100 radius the target come in contact with during the push.
  • Can be cast on Roshan icon.png Roshan but without pushing him, since Roshan is immune to forced movement.


Recommended Heroes[]

Heroes that require a mobility item will pick up a Force Staff, often in addition to a Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger.

It may also be purchased by heroes intending to build a Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike.

Tips[]

  • This is an overall good and cheap utility item for saving allies and messing up enemy positioning.
  • Force can push units over cliffs and through trees, making it a great chasing or escaping item.
  • It is also good for countering Heroes that can make impassable barriers, such as Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker, Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk or Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet.
  • Unlike Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger, the item is not disabled when receiving damage, allowing for both initiation and escape (but the distance is shorter). And it can be upgraded into an hurricane pike even for melee heroes late game to get extra stats compared to the blink dagger.
  • Force Staff is the cheapest item to disable a Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere allowing you to use more powerful spells like Hex from a Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse and/or Soul Rend from Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn.
  • When chasing enemies, the Force Staff can be used to chase down enemies easily and disable them although one should use it with extreme caution.

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Reduced Force cooldown from 23 to 20.
  • Item cost changes:
    • Now requires Fluffy Hat icon.png Fluffy Hat (250 Gold) to build, instead of Ring of Regen icon.png Ring of Regen (175 Gold).
    • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 1000 Gold to 950 Gold.
    • Total gold cost increases from 2175 Gold to 2200 Gold.
  • Reduced Ring of Regen icon.png Ring of Regen cost from 225 Gold to 175 Gold (total cost decreases from 2225 Gold to 2175 Gold).


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