Force Staff

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Item
 
 
Force Staff
B
Force Staff icon.png
Allows you to manipulate others, for good or evil.
Cost
2200 (950)
Bought From
Magical
Active Force
Bonus [?] +10 Intelligence
+150 Health
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Hurricane Pike (4550)
UsedIn1.pngForce Staff (2200)Components3.png
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Fluffy Hat (250)
Recipe (950)

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

Additional Information[edit]

Ability[edit]

Force
Affects
Enemies / Allies
Pushes any target unit 600 units in the direction it is facing.
Cast Range (Ally/Self): 550
Cast Range (Enemy): 850
Push Distance: 600
Push Duration: 0.5
Cooldown: 23
Mana: 100
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on self while spell immune.
Cannot be cast on other spell immune units.
Modifiers
Buff or Debuff, based on the target's alliance modifier_item_forcestaff_active: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • Pushes the target at a speed of 1200.
  • The target is not disabled during the push, so they still can cast spells or items, attack and turn during the push.
    • This means it does not cancel channeling spells of the target.
    • However, it interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast, since it is a single target spell. It is not the push itself canceling them.
  • If the target is affected by Soulbind, it cannot push them further than its max stretch distance allows.
  • If the target is leashed by Pounce, the leash gets instantly broken upon cast.
    • However, if the target gets leashed after cast, it cannot push them further than the max stretch distance of Pounce allows.
  • Can move the target over impassable terrain. Trees within 100 radius around them get destroyed during the push.


Recommended Heroes[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Recent Changes[edit]

Version
Description
  • 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).
  • Force
    • Rescaled cast range from 750 to 550/850.
    • Is now dispellable with any dispel.
  • Reduced Ring of Regen icon.png Ring of Regen cost from 250 Gold to 225 Gold (total cost decreases from 2250 Gold to 2225 Gold).