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Glimmer Cape is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Magical.

Components required from the Base Shop
Glimmer Cape
Glimmer Cape icon.png
The stolen cape of a master illusionist.
Cost 1950 Gold (450)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 975 Gold
Active Glimmer
Bonus ? +15% Magic Resistance
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Glimmer Cape (1950)
Shadow Amulet (1000)
Cloak (500)
Recipe (450)

Additional Information[]

  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
    • Increases most heroes' total magic resistance to 36.25%.


After a 0.6 second delay, grants invisibility and 50% magic resistance to you or a target allied unit for 5 seconds.

Can be cast while channelling.
Cast Range: 550
Fade Time: 0.6
Magic Resistance Bonus: 50%
Duration: 5
Cooldown: 14
Mana: 90
Modifiers [?]


  • Does not interrupt the caster's or the target's channeling abilities upon cast, neither when cast on self, nor when cast on allies.
    • When casting on allies, the caster does not have to face the targeted ally to cast it.
    • ↓↓ Double-tapping automatically target self.
    • Can be cast on Animal Courier Radiant minimap icon.png Courier.
  • Places a buff on an allied hero. As long as this buff is present, the hero keeps on turning invisible.
  • During the fade time, the unit can still cast abilities, use items and perform attacks.=
  • While invisible, the unit can turn and pick up or drop items without breaking the invisibility. The unit is also phased, meaning other units can walk through it without getting blocked.
  • The magic resistance is only applied when fully invisible. It is not applied during the fade time.
  • Increases most heroes' total magic resistance to 62.5%.
    • With the bonus magic resistance provided by the item, this is further increased to 68.13%.

Recommended Heroes[]


  • You can use the Glimmer Cape while teleporting away. This helps the wearer against disables which will interrupt the channeling.


Recent Changes[]

  • Increased Glimmer active magic resistance bonus from 45% to 50%.
  • U
    Glimmer no longer has a 250 cast range buffer.
  • Increased Cloak icon.png Cloak cost from 450 Gold to 500 Gold (total cost increases from 1900 Gold to 1950 Gold).