Hand of Midas

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Hand of Midas
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Hand of Midas icon.png
Preserved through unknown magical means, the Hand of Midas is a weapon of greed, sacrificing animals to line the owner's pockets.
Cost
2200 (1750)
Bought From
Accessories
Active Transmute
Bonus [?] +40 Attack Speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Hand of Midas (2200)Components2.png
Gloves of Haste (450)
Recipe (1750)
For the character from Dota 2 lore, see Midas.

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

Ability[edit]

Transmute
Affects
Enemy Units
Kills a non-hero target for 160 gold and 2.1x experience.

Cannot be used on Ancient Creeps.
Cast Range: 600
Gold Bonus: 160
Experience Bonus Multiplier: 2.1
Cooldown: 90
Mana: 0

Notes:

  • Upon cast, kills the target unit instantly and grants the caster 160 unreliable gold and 2.1 of the target's experience bounty.
  • The target's default bounties are not granted. This means that no hero nearby gains the default gold and experience from the death.
  • Despite the visual effects, the gold and experience are granted instantly.
  • Deals damage equal to the target's current health to kill it. This damage fully ignores any form of reduction or amplification.
    • This means that it triggers most on-damage events like (neutral or lane) creep aggro.


Mechanics[edit]

It should be noted that Transmute replaces the targeted units gold bounty, and therefore doesn't grant a total of 160 Gold. But instead it grants 160 - UnitGoldBounty . This means that if you use it on big units you lose out almost half the gold, but you gain almost double the experience.

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 Transmuted
BaseXP Gold Gold TransmutedXP Transmuted Gold Transmute Value
Melee Creep Radiant icon.png Melee Creep 57 36.5 119.7 123.5 243.2
Melee Creep Radiant icon.png Ranged Creep 69 47.5 144.9 112.5 257.4
Unknown Unit icon.png Siege Creep 88 65.5 184.8 94.5 279.3
Melee Creep Radiant icon.png Super Melee Creep 25 23 52.5 137 189.5
Melee Creep Radiant icon.png Super Ranged Creep 25 20 52.5 140 192.5
Unknown Unit icon.png Super Siege Creep 88 65.5 184.8 94.5 279.3
Melee Creep Radiant icon.png Mega Melee Creep 25 23 52.5 137 189.5
Melee Creep Radiant icon.png Mega Ranged Creep 22 22 46.2 138 184.2
Kobold Foreman icon.png Kobold Foreman 31 22.5 65.1 137.5 202.6
Unknown Unit icon.png Kobold Soldier 19 16 39.9 144 183.9
Kobold icon.png Kobold 19 7 39.9 153 192.9
Hill Troll Priest icon.png Hill Troll Priest 29 20.5 60.9 139.5 200.4
Hill Troll Berserker icon.png Hill Troll Berserker 31 21.5 65.1 138.5 203.6
Vhoul Assassin icon.png Vhoul Assassin 31 22 65.1 138 203.1
Fell Spirit icon.png Fell Spirit 31 18.5 65.1 141.5 206.6
Ghost icon.png Ghost 47 31 98.7 129 227.7
Harpy Scout icon.png Harpy Scout 31 22.5 65.1 137.5 202.6
Harpy Stormcrafter icon.png Harpy Stormcrafter 47 31 98.7 129 227.7
Centaur Courser icon.png Centaur Courser 31 17.5 65.1 142.5 207.6
Centaur Conqueror icon.png Centaur Conqueror 90 57.5 189 102.5 291.5
Giant Wolf icon.png Giant Wolf 47 19.5 98.7 140.5 239.2
Alpha Wolf icon.png Alpha Wolf 66 33 138.6 127 265.6
Satyr Banisher icon.png Satyr Banisher 31 13 65.1 147 212.1
Satyr Mindstealer icon.png Satyr Mindstealer 47 24 98.7 136 234.7
Satyr Tormenter icon.png Satyr Tormenter 90 67.5 189 92.5 281.5
Ogre Bruiser icon.png Ogre Bruiser 31 28 65.1 132 197.1
Ogre Frostmage icon.png Ogre Frostmage 47 32 98.7 128 226.7
Mud Golem icon.png Mud Golem 32 25.5 67.2 134.5 201.7
Unknown Unit icon.png Shard Golem 17 10.5 35.7 149.5 185.2
Hellbear icon.png Hellbear 66 40 138.6 120 258.6
Hellbear Smasher icon.png Hellbear Smasher 90 70 189 90 279
Wildwing icon.png Wildwing 19 14 39.9 146 185.9
Wildwing Ripper icon.png Wildwing Ripper 90 62 189 98 287
Hill Troll icon.png Hill Troll 47 23.5 98.7 136.5 235.2
Dark Troll Summoner icon.png Dark Troll Summoner 90 46.5 189 113.5 302.5
Dark Troll Summoner Skeleton Warrior icon.png Skeleton Warrior 12 9 25.2 151 176.2
Unknown Unit icon.png Hawk (Level 1) 77 30 161.7 130 291.7
Unknown Unit icon.png Hawk (Level 2) 77 40 161.7 120 281.7
Unknown Unit icon.png Hawk (Level 3) 77 50 161.7 110 271.7
Unknown Unit icon.png Hawk (Level 4) 77 60 161.7 100 261.7
Beastmaster Boar icon.png Boar (Level 1) 60 32 126 128 254
Beastmaster Boar icon.png Boar (Level 2) 70 32 147 128 275
Beastmaster Boar icon.png Boar (Level 3) 80 32 168 128 296
Beastmaster Boar icon.png Boar (Level 4) 90 32 189 128 317
Broodmother Spiderling icon.png Spiderling 9 9 18.9 151 169.9
Unknown Unit icon.png Spiderite 3 3 6.3 157 163.3
Enigma Eidolon icon.png Eidolon 12 23 25.2 137 162.2
Invoker Forged Spirit icon.png Forged Spirit 31 39 65.1 121 186.1
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolf (Level 1) 20 21 42 139 181
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolf (Level 2) 20 26 42 134 176
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolf (Level 3) 20 36 42 124 166
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolf (Level 4) 20 41 42 119 161
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Lane Wolf 10 15 21 145 166
Nature's Prophet Treant icon.png Treant 12 8 25.2 152 177.2
Nature's Prophet Treant icon.png Greater Treant 30 21 63 139 202

Recommended Heroes[edit]

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.

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.

Tips[edit]

  • 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 networth gain.
    • Assuming it is always used when off cooldown and used on a unit with a gold bounty of 0, Hand of Midas increases the user's GPM by 106.67 Gold, meaning it takes a minimum of 19.5 minutes to pay for itself, or 15 minutes for the recipe (from the point on it was first used).
    • This means you need to use Transmute 13.75 times to pay for itself, or 10.94 times for just the recipe.
  • Hand of Midas is an important item if you want to increase your level quickly and unlock talents, especially if you rely on your talents to counter enemy heroes in late game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Midas is based on Midas, a figure from Greek mythology who turned all he touched to gold.

Gallery[edit]

Recent Changes[edit]

Version
Description
  • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 1850 Gold to 1750 Gold (total cost decreases from 2300 Gold to 2200 Gold).
  • Increased Transmute experience bonus multiplier from 1.85 to 2.1.
  • Increased Gloves of Haste icon.png Gloves of Haste cost from 400 Gold to 450 Gold (total cost increases from 2250 Gold to 2300 Gold).