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For the character from Dota 2 lore, see Midas.

The Hand of Midas is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Accessories.

Components required from the Base Shop
Hand of Midas
Hand of Midas icon
Preserved through unknown magical means, the Hand of Midas is a weapon of greed, sacrificing animals to line the owner's pockets.
Accessories
Cost 2200 Gold (1750)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1100 Gold
Active Transmute
Bonus ? +35 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Hand of Midas (2200)
Components2
Gloves of Haste (450)
Recipe (1750)

Additional Information[]

  • Hand of Midas icon Transmute fully replaces the targeted unit's gold bounty, so that the target's default gold bounty is not granted.
    • The effective gold gained can be defined as:
      expr
      160 - UnitGoldBounty.
    • Because of this discrepancy, if it is used on big units, you lose almost half the unit's actual Gold Gold bounty but gain over double the ExperienceXP.
    • Flagbearer Creeps still grant the aura bounty.
  • For more information, see here.

Ability[]

Transmute
Affects
Enemy Units
Kills a non-hero target for 160 gold and 2.1x experience. When used on a neutral creep, guarantees to create a neutral item if available.

Cannot be used on Ancient Creeps.
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 600
Set Neutral Gold Bounty: 160
Experience Bonus Multiplier: 2.1
Set Neutral Item Drop Rate: 100%
Initial Charges: 1
Charge Replenish Time
 110
 2
Cooldown symbol
 0
Mana symbol
 0

  • Transmute has 1 charge upon acquiring the item.
  • Upon cast, Transmute instantly kills the target unit, dealing
    expr
    100% × CurrentHP damage to kill the targeted creep, triggering most on-damage events (e.g. creep aggro).
    • This damage fully ignores any form of damage manipulation.
  • Grants the caster 160 Gold unreliable gold and
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    2.1 × XPBounty.
    • The target's default bounties are not granted. This means that no hero nearby gains the default gold and experience from death.
    • Despite the visual effects, the gold and experience are granted instantly.
    • If targeting a Flagbearer Creep, the aura gold bounty is still granted.
  • This ability's cooldown is not refreshed by Rearm icon Rearm.


Transmute Efficiency[]

The following table shows the creep's effective gold and experience bounty if the active ability is cast on them.

Hand of Midas Bounty Bonus Table
Creep Name Base Hand of Midas icon Transmuted
BaseXP Gold Gold TransmutedXP Transmuted Gold Transmute Value
Alpha Wolf icon Alpha Wolf 60 35 126 125 251
Centaur Conqueror icon Centaur Conqueror 90 59 189 101 290
Centaur Courser icon Centaur Courser 32 19 67.2 141 208.2
Dark Troll Summoner icon Dark Troll Summoner 90 45 189 115 304
Fell Spirit icon Fell Spirit 26 14.5 54.6 145.5 200.1
Ghost icon Ghost 42 26 88.2 134 222.2
Giant Wolf icon Giant Wolf 40 22 84 138 222
Harpy Scout icon Harpy Scout 26 17 54.6 143 197.6
Harpy Stormcrafter icon Harpy Stormcrafter 42 28 88.2 132 220.2
Hellbear icon Hellbear 66 36 138.6 124 262.6
Hellbear Smasher icon Hellbear Smasher 90 66 189 94 283
Hill Troll icon Hill Troll 42 22 88.2 138 226.2
Hill Troll Berserker icon Hill Troll Berserker 28 20 58.8 140 198.8
Hill Troll Priest icon Hill Troll Priest 28 21 58.8 139 197.8
Kobold icon Kobold 14 6 29.4 154 183.4
Kobold Foreman icon Kobold Foreman 30 22 63 138 201
Kobold Soldier icon Kobold Soldier 17 15 35.7 145 180.7
Mud Golem icon Mud Golem 32 22 67.2 138 205.2
Ogre Bruiser icon Ogre Bruiser 32 26 67.2 134 201.2
Ogre Frostmage icon Ogre Frostmage 48 32 100.8 128 228.8
Satyr Banisher icon Satyr Banisher 24 15 50.4 145 195.4
Satyr Mindstealer icon Satyr Mindstealer 46 22 96.6 138 234.6
Satyr Tormenter icon Satyr Tormenter 90 65 189 95 284
Shard Golem icon Shard Golem 18 10 37.8 150 187.8
Dark Troll Summoner Skeleton Warrior icon Skeleton Warrior 4 5 8.4 155 163.4
Vhoul Assassin icon Vhoul Assassin 30 19 63 141 204
Warpine Raider icon Warpine Raider 76 51 159.6 109 268.6
Wildwing icon Wildwing 26 19 54.6 141 195.6
Wildwing Ripper icon Wildwing Ripper 90 63 189 97 286
Hand of Midas Bounty Bonus Table
Creep Name Base Hand of Midas icon Transmuted
BaseXP Gold Gold TransmutedXP Transmuted Gold Transmute Value
Beastmaster Boar icon Boar 60/70/80/90 32 126/147/168/189 128 254/275/296/317
Enigma Eidolon icon Eidolon 10 17 21 143 164
Invoker Forged Spirit icon Forged Spirit 31 39 65.1 121 186.1
Beastmaster Hawk icon Hawk 40/50/60/70 30/40/50/60 84/105/126/147 130/120/110/100 84/105/126/147
Lycan Wolf icon Lycan Lane Wolf 10 15 21 145 166
Lycan Wolf icon Lycan Wolf 20 21/26/36/41 42 139/134/124/119 181/176/166/161
Mars Soldier icon Mars Soldier 0 0 0 160 160
Warlock Warlock Golem icon Minor Imp 17 3 35.7 157 192.7
Necronomicon Archer icon Necronomicon Archer 50/100/150 50/100/150 105/210/315 110/60/10 105.18/210.18/315.18
Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderite 3 3 6.3 157 163.3
Broodmother Spiderling icon Spiderling 9 9 18.9 151 169.9
Nature's Prophet Treant icon Treant 12 8 25.2 152 177.2
Undying Zombie icon Undying Zombie 0 0 0 160 160
Wraith King Skeleton icon Wraith King Skeleton 5 5 10.5 155 165.5
Hand of Midas Bounty Bonus Table
Creep Name Base Hand of Midas icon Transmuted
BaseXP Gold Gold TransmutedXP Transmuted Gold Transmute Value
Melee Creep Radiant icon Flagbearer Creep 57 36.5 119.7 123.5 243.2
Melee Creep Radiant icon Mega Flagbearer Creep 25 23 52.5 137 189.5
Melee Creep Radiant icon Mega Melee Creep 25 23 52.5 137 189.5
Ranged Creep Radiant icon Mega Ranged Creep 22 22 46.2 138 184.2
Siege Creep Radiant icon Mega Siege Creep 88 65.5 184.8 94.5 279.3
Melee Creep Radiant icon Melee Creep 57 36.5 119.7 123.5 243.2
Ranged Creep Radiant icon Ranged Creep 69 47.5 144.9 112.5 257.4
Siege Creep Radiant icon Siege Creep 88 65.5 184.8 94.5 279.3
Melee Creep Radiant icon Super Flagbearer Creep 25 23 52.5 137 189.5
Melee Creep Radiant icon Super Melee Creep 25 23 52.5 137 189.5
Ranged Creep Radiant icon Super Ranged Creep 22 22 46.2 138 184.2
Siege Creep Radiant icon Super Siege Creep 88 65.5 184.8 94.5 279.3


Recommended Heroes[]

These heroes have abilities that synergize and allow them to make good use of Hand of Midas icon Transmute.

[[No results|110px|link=Arc WardenUnknown Hero icon]]
Arc Warden
Doom icon
Doom
[[No results|110px|link=Lone DruidUnknown Hero icon]]
Lone Druid
[[No results|110px|link=Ogre MagiUnknown Hero icon]]
Ogre Magi

Carry heroes who need to farm for late-game items and benefit from the experience and attack speed for farming and/or fighting often buy an early Hand of Midas.

[[No results|110px|link=BloodseekerUnknown Hero icon]]
Bloodseeker
Chaos Knight icon
Chaos Knight
[[No results|110px|link=InvokerUnknown Hero icon]]
Invoker
Lifestealer icon
Lifestealer
[[No results|110px|link=Nature's ProphetUnknown Hero icon]]
Nature's Prophet
Slark icon
Slark
[[No results|110px|link=SvenUnknown Hero icon]]
Sven
[[No results|110px|link=Wraith KingUnknown Hero icon]]
Wraith King

Some support heroes who are not very item dependent may choose to build Hand of Midas in order to accumulate gold for bigger late-game items and gain levels at a faster pace.

Dazzle icon
Dazzle
Enigma icon
Enigma

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  • The earlier Hand of Midas is purchased, the earlier it will pay itself off during the match and the earlier you will have an effective net worth gain.
    • Assuming it is always used when off cooldown and used on a unit with a gold bounty of 160, Hand of Midas increases the user's GPM by 87.27 Gold, meaning it takes a minimum of 23.83 minutes to pay for itself, or 18.33 minutes for the recipe (from the point on it was first used).
    • This means you need to use Hand of Midas icon Transmute 13.75 times to pay for itself, or 10.94 times for just the recipe.

Trivia[]

  • Midas is based on Midas, a figure from Greek mythology who turned all he touched to gold.
  • Alchemist minimap icon Alchemist's cosmetic item, Midas Knuckles, is based on Hand of Midas.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Increased Hand of Midas icon Transmute charge replenish time from 100 to 110.
  • Hand of Midas icon Transmute
    • Now has 2 charges that have a 100-second replenish time.
    • Now has 1 charge upon acquiring the item.
    • ADDED
      UI support for self-restoring item charges.



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