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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.png
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 ? +40 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Hand of Midas (2200)
Components2.png
Gloves of Haste (450)
Recipe (1750)

Additional Information[]

  • Transmute fully replaces the targeted unit's gold bounty, so that the target's default gold bounty is not granted. This means effectively, it grants 160 - UnitGoldBounty. Because of this discrepancy, if it is used on big units, you lose almost half the unit's actual gold bounty but gain over double the experience.
  • For more information, see here.

Ability[]

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 Gold and 2.1 times 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 creep aggro.


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 Transmuted
BaseXP Gold Gold TransmutedXP Transmuted Gold Transmute Value
Alpha Wolf icon.png Alpha Wolf 60 35 126 125 251
Centaur Conqueror icon.png Centaur Conqueror 90 59 189 101 290
Centaur Courser icon.png Centaur Courser 32 19 67.2 141 208.2
Dark Troll Summoner icon.png Dark Troll Summoner 90 45 189 115 304
Fell Spirit icon.png Fell Spirit 26 14.5 54.6 145.5 200.1
Ghost icon.png Ghost 42 26 88.2 134 222.2
Giant Wolf icon.png Giant Wolf 40 22 84 138 222
Harpy Scout icon.png Harpy Scout 26 17 54.6 143 197.6
Harpy Stormcrafter icon.png Harpy Stormcrafter 42 28 88.2 132 220.2
Hellbear icon.png Hellbear 66 36 138.6 124 262.6
Hellbear Smasher icon.png Hellbear Smasher 90 66 189 94 283
Hill Troll icon.png Hill Troll 42 22 88.2 138 226.2
Hill Troll Berserker icon.png Hill Troll Berserker 28 20 58.8 140 198.8
Hill Troll Priest icon.png Hill Troll Priest 28 21 58.8 139 197.8
Kobold icon.png Kobold 14 6 29.4 154 183.4
Kobold Foreman icon.png Kobold Foreman 30 22 63 138 201
Kobold Soldier icon.png Kobold Soldier 17 15 35.7 145 180.7
Mud Golem icon.png Mud Golem 32 25 67.2 135 202.2
Ogre Bruiser icon.png Ogre Bruiser 32 26 67.2 134 201.2
Ogre Frostmage icon.png Ogre Frostmage 48 32 100.8 128 228.8
Satyr Banisher icon.png Satyr Banisher 24 15 50.4 145 195.4
Satyr Mindstealer icon.png Satyr Mindstealer 46 24 96.6 136 232.6
Satyr Tormenter icon.png Satyr Tormenter 90 65 189 95 284
Shard Golem icon.png Shard Golem 18 10 37.8 150 187.8
Dark Troll Summoner Skeleton Warrior icon.png Skeleton Warrior 4 5 8.4 155 163.4
Vhoul Assassin icon.png Vhoul Assassin 30 19 63 141 204
Warpine Raider icon.png Warpine Raider 76 51 159.6 109 268.6
Wildwing icon.png Wildwing 26 19 54.6 141 195.6
Wildwing Ripper icon.png Wildwing Ripper 90 63 189 97 286
Hand of Midas Bounty Bonus Table
Creep Name Base Transmuted
BaseXP Gold Gold TransmutedXP Transmuted Gold Transmute Value
Beastmaster Boar icon.png Boar 60/70/80/90 32 126/147/168/189 128 254/275/296/317
Enigma Eidolon icon.png Eidolon 10 21 21 139 160
Invoker Forged Spirit icon.png Forged Spirit 31 39 65.1 121 186.1
Nature's Prophet Treant icon.png Greater Treant 30 21 63 139 202
Unknown Unit icon.png Hawk 77 30/40/50/60 161.7 130/120/110/100 291.7/281.7/271.7/261.7
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Lane Wolf 10 15 21 145 166
Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolf 20 21/26/36/41 42 139/134/124/119 181/176/166/161
Necronomicon Archer icon.png Necronomicon Archer 50/100/150 50/100/150 105/210/315 110/60/10 105.18/210.18/315.18
Unknown Unit icon.png Spiderite 3 3 6.3 157 163.3
Broodmother Spiderling icon.png Spiderling 9 9 18.9 151 169.9
Nature's Prophet Treant icon.png Treant 12 8 25.2 152 177.2
Undying Zombie icon.png Undying Zombie 0 0 0 160 160
Unknown Unit icon.png Wraith King Skeleton 5 5 10.5 155 165.5

Recommended Heroes[]

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.

Arc Warden icon.png
Arc Warden
Bloodseeker icon.png
Bloodseeker
Chaos Knight icon.png
Chaos Knight
Invoker icon.png
Invoker
Lifestealer icon.png
Lifestealer
Lone Druid icon.png
Lone Druid
Nature's Prophet icon.png
Nature's Prophet
Slark icon.png
Slark
Sven icon.png
Sven
Wraith King icon.png
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.png
Dazzle
Enigma icon.png
Enigma
Ogre Magi icon.png
Ogre Magi

Tips[]

  • 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[]

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

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

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).



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