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Heart of Tarrasque
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Preserved heart of an extinct monster, it bolsters the bearer's fortitude.
5000 (1200)
Bought From
Bonus [?] +45 Strength
+250 Health
+1.6% Max HP Health Regen
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Vitality Booster (1000)
Reaver (2800)
Recipe (1200)

The Heart of Tarrasque is an item listed at the Main Shop, under Armor. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional Information[]

Recommended Heroes[]

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  • Heart of Tarrasque stacks well with Axe's high health regeneration, and makes him significantly tankier. Additionally, it allows him to more easily use Berserker's Call several times in a team fight, due to its ability to quickly regenerate the large amount of health he will typically lose when casting this spell in a lategame situation.
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  • Because both Double Edge and Stampede both deal damage based on strength, Heart of Tarrasque's strength bonus is great for him. The health regeneration will allow him to use Double Edge against creeps freely, as well as allow him to build Return charges by tanking tower attacks.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque makes Bristleback much harder to take down, allowing him to dish out continuous damage with Quill Spray.
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  • Phantasms benefit greatly from Heart of Tarrasque, making them much harder to take down.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque's regeneration synergizes well with Dragon Blood bonus armor and regeneration.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque helps Huskar quickly regain the health he expends to use his abilities, and makes him harder to kill once he's singled out an enemy with Life Break.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque makes Phantom Lancer's illusions much more durable, and allows him regenerate health. Keeping high health for Phantom Lancer is important as it affects the health of the illusions he creates making it harder to find the real Phantom Lancer.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque helps Phoenix quickly regain the health it expends to use its abilities.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque's strength stacks well with Pudge's strength gain from Flesh Heap, and amplifies the damage and healing from Dismember.
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  • Heart of Tarrasque gives Spectre the tankiness to deal much more damage via Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance and Dispersion.
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  • With Tether's high heal transfer, Io can provide high healing to a single ally just by standing there.


  • Tanks and initiators often buy Heart of Tarrasque for increased endurance:
  • Snowballing carries who deal persistent instead of burst damage often pick up Heart of Tarrasque in the late game to last longer in fights:


  • Heart of Tarrasque is effective against teams with a lot of burst damage.
  • Heart of Tarrasque's strength bonus mostly benefits Strength attribute symbol.png strength heroes. Agility attribute symbol.png Agility or Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence heroes can consider an Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi instead for tankiness.
  • Heart of Tarrasque can quickly regenerate health after a team fight, allowing wielders to continue with other deeds without having to visit the Fountain to refill their health.


  • The name "Tarrasque" references the Tarrasque, an almost undefeatable monster in Dungeons & Dragons, which in return references the Tarasque, a mythological dragon-hybrid that was tamed by Saint Martha.

Recent Changes[]

  • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 1300 Gold to 1200 Gold (total cost decreases from 5100 Gold to 5000 Gold).
  • Item cost changes:
    • Reduced Vitality Booster icon.png Vitality Booster cost from 1100 Gold to 1000 Gold.
    • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 900 Gold to 1300 Gold.
    • Total gold cost increases from 4800 Gold to 5100 Gold.
  • Item cost changes:
    • No longer requires Ring of Tarrasque icon.png Ring of Tarrasque to build (−650 Gold cost).
    • Reduced Reaver icon.png Reaver cost from 3000 Gold to 2800 Gold.
    • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 650 Gold to 900 Gold.
    • Total gold cost decreases from 5400 Gold to 4800 Gold.