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Guardian Greaves
Guardian Greaves icon.png
One of many holy instruments constructed to honor the Omniscience.
5100 (1500)
Bought From
Active Mend
Passive [?] Guardian Aura
Bonus [?] +250 Mana
+4 Armor
+50 Movement Speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? Yes
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Mekansm (1875)
Arcane Boots (1300)
Buckler (425)
Recipe (1500)

The Guardian Greaves is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Additional Information[]

  • Movement speed bonuses from multiple pairs of boots do not stack.
  • Stacks with all other movement speed bonuses.


No Target
Restores 300 health and 200 mana to nearby allies, and removes most negative effects from the caster.
Radius: 1200
Health Restored: 300
Mana Restored: 200
Heal Stack Limit Duration: 39
Cooldown: 40
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_item_mekansm_noheal: Dispellable with death only.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Applies a basic dispel on the user upon cast, removing many debuffs.
  • Applies the heal before the dispel.
  • Does not heal units that have been healed by Mend in the last 39 seconds, or by Mekansm icon.png Mekansm's Restore in the last 64 seconds.
    • The mana restore has no stack limit and always works. Only the heal is restricted.
    • A status buff icon on affected units shows how much time is left for it to be able to get affected again.
    • The stack limit duration equals the cooldown (after all reductions), minus one.
    • The duration is set upon cast and cannot be altered afterwards. Resetting the item's cooldown does not affect the stack limit duration.

Guardian Aura
Partially usable by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Provides 2.5 health regeneration and 3 armor to allied units. If an allied hero's health falls below 20%, they receive 16 health regeneration and 10 armor.
Radius: 1200
Health Regen Bonus: 2.5
Armor Bonus: 3
Boost Health Threshold: 20%
Boosted Health Regen Bonus: 16
Boosted Armor Bonus: 10
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Partially usable by illusions. Illusions bestow the aura, but do not benefit from the armor bonus.
Buff modifier_item_guardian_greaves_aura: Undispellable. Persists death.


  • Multiple instances of Guardian Aura do not stack.
    • Fully stacks with other sources of health regeneration, including Headdress icon.png Headdress and its other upgrades.
    • Fully stacks with other sources of armor, including Buckler (Inactive) icon.png Buckler and its other upgrades.
  • The boost only affects heroes (including illusions). Non-hero units only benefit from the base values.
  • Can regenerate up to 150 (960 while boosted) health in one minute.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.

Recommended Heroes[]

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  • A support Bounty Hunter benefits from Guardian Greaves' extra armor and health regeneration, and this item gives Bounty Hunter another function in teamfights besides debuffing enemies with Track.
  • Mend can also dispel hazardous debuffs such as Reveal.
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  • The Guardian Greaves' heal and aura regeneration are boost with his Divine Favor's heal amplification and works best with Hand of God to make his teammates and his units last longer in battle.
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  • Dark Seer does not need offensive items, and his very high base armor stacks well with Guardian Greaves.
  • Dark Seer's speed through Surge allows him to cover and use Guardian Greaves on his allies more easily.
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  • Shallow Grave gives Dazzle the time to greatly restore a dying ally's health with Guardian Greaves.
  • Bad Juju reduces the cooldown of Guardian Greaves significantly, increasing the efficiency of the item.
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  • Guardian Greaves' restoration is doubled through Tether, although Io may not always be able to afford it.
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  • Jakiro is not dependent on items to be effective, and therefore picks up Guardian Greaves to make up for his vulnerability.
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  • Necrophos is not dependent on items to deal damage, and Death Pulse works well with Guardian Greaves to heal his team in bursts. His Ghost Shroud further amplifies the health and mana gain on himself.
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  • Omniknight's high armor stacks well with Guardian Greaves' armor bonus.
  • Purification can be used with Guardian Greaves for burst healing.
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  • Tidehunter's toughness through Kraken Shell stacks well with Guardian Greaves' bonuses.
  • With a Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb, Tidehunter can use Guardian Greaves twice, giving him the mana to use Ravage twice as well.
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  • Underlord's high health means he can be in the center of fights, where Guardian Greaves' aura and heal reach the most heroes.
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  • Combined with the durability from Flesh Golem, Guardian Greaves' regeneration and armor makes Undying's team much more resilient.
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  • Guardian Greaves give Viper extra survivability on top of Corrosive Skin, thus keeping him alive far longer.


  • Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo clones get double stats and armor from the item, which can offer high survivability against physical damage.
  • Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker's Rearm can refresh Greaves as well, offering high mana return for Tinker himself and the heal for heroes that are not having the Mend buff.
  • Since the boosted armor is only granted when the HP are under 20 percent, Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque is an excellent item to combine with Greaves.


Recent Changes[]

  • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 1600 Gold to 1500 Gold (total cost decreases from 5200 Gold to 5100 Gold).
  • Item cost changes:
    • Reduced Energy Booster icon.png Energy Booster cost from 900 Gold to 800 Gold.
    • Increased Buckler (Inactive) icon.png Buckler recipe cost from 200 Gold to 250 Gold.
    • Total gold cost decreases from 5250 Gold to 5200 Gold.
  • Item cost changes: