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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
The stolen cape of a master illusionist.
Cost 2150 Gold (350)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1075 Gold
Active Glimmer
Bonus ? +25% Magic Resistance
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Glimmer Cape (2150)
Shadow Amulet (1000)
Cloak (800)
Recipe (350)

Additional Information[]

  • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
    • Increases most heroes' magic resistance to 43.75%.
    • With the magic resistance bonus from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 0.75%. [?]


After a 0.5 second delay, grants invisibility, 40 movement speed and a magic damage barrier that absorbs up to 300 damage to you or a target allied unit for 5 seconds.

Can be cast while channelling.
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Fade Time: 0.5
Damage Barrier: Magical Damage Barrier 300
Move Speed Bonus: 40
Duration: 5
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Modifiers [?]

  • Grants the target an invisibility buff with a 0.5-second fade delay.
    • As long as the buff is present, the target will keep turning invisible.
    • During the fade delay, the target can still cast abilities, use items and perform attacks.
  • Grants the following effects while fully invisible:
    • Phased and 40 flat movement speed bonus. Stacks with all other movement speed bonus.
    • While invisible, the target can turn, pick up or drop items without breaking the invisibility.
    • Applies a Magical Damage Barrier magical damage barrier on the affected target that absorbs magical damage values, causing several on-damage effects to not trigger within its capacity.
    • Stacks additively with the same damage-type barrier sources, and independently with other damage-type barrier sources.
    • Has a higher priority than universal damage barriers in the group of damage barriers.
    • However, when combined with other damage-negating sources (e.g. Refraction icon Refraction), Glimmer does not absorb any damage until the damage-negation sources expire.
  • Invisibility sources with fade delays use the same modifier and do not stack with other invisibility sources of the same type — the longer duration overrides the shorter one.
    • Attacking, casting abilities, or using items breaks the invisibility and resets the fade delay.

Recommended Heroes[]


  • The game files contain an unused Glimmer Cape modifier, modifier_item_glimmer_cape_building_limit, which gets placed on buildings that were recently affected by Glimmer Cape.
  • The modifier lasts for 180 seconds, is undispelable and prevents buildings from getting targeted by Glimmer Cape, as indicated by an unused HUD error message.
  • This suggests that at one point in development, likely for patch 7.23, buildings were once considered to be eligible targets, just like Couriers and creeps were made targetable by Glimmer Cape.


Recent Changes[]

  • Increased Glimmer Cape icon Glimmer cooldown from 12 to 14.
  • Item cost changes:
    • Increased Cloak icon Cloak cost from 500 Gold to 800 Gold.
    • Reduced Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 450 Gold to 350 Gold.
    • Total gold cost increases from 1950 Gold to 2150 Gold.
  • Increased magic resistance bonus from 20% to 25%.
  • Glimmer Cape icon Glimmer
    • No longer grants 50% magic resistance bonus.
    • Now grants 40 movement speed bonus.
    • Now grants a 300-capacity Magical Damage Barrier magical damage barrier while invisible. [?]
    • Reduced cooldown from 14 to 12.
  • Increased magic resistance bonus from 15% to 20%.
  • Glimmer Cape icon Glimmer
    • Increased cast range from 550 to 600.
    • Reduced fade time from 0.6 to 0.5.