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Helm of the Dominator
Helm of the Dominator icon.png
Helm of the Dominator icon.png
The powerful headpiece of a dead necromancer.
2400 (975)
Bought From
Active Dominate
Bonus [?] +6 Strength
+6 Agility
+6 Intelligence
+6 Health Regeneration
+6 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Helm of the Overlord (6325)
UsedIn1.pngHelm of the Dominator (2400)Components3.png
Helm of Iron Will (975)
Crown (450)
Recipe (975)

The Helm of the Dominator is an upgradable item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Accessories.

Additional Information[]


Enemy Units
Takes control of one neutral target unit and sets its movement speed to 380 and max health to a minimum of 1000. Also provides the unit with +25 base attack damage, +12 health regen, +4 mana regen and +4 armor.

Dominated units with a max health of greater than 1000 retain their original max health. Dominated unit's bounty is set to 100 gold.
Cast Range: 700
Max Units: 1
Min Base Health: 1000
Set Move Speed: 380
Set Gold Bounty: 100
Base Attack Damage Bonus: 25
Health Regen Bonus: 12
Mana Regen Bonus: 4
Armor Bonus: 4
Cooldown: 45
Mana: 0
Pierces spell immunity. Can dominate spell immune units.
Buff modifier_dominated: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_item_helm_of_the_dominator_bonushealth: Dispellable with death only.


  • Applies a basic dispel on the target which removes buffs and debuffs.
  • Dominating a creep while already having one dominated causes the previous dominated creep to die.
  • The number of max allowed units is bound to the player. Buying a new Helm of the Dominator does not allow dominating an additional unit.
    • When owning both, Helm of the Dominator and Helm of the Overlord icon.png Helm of the Overlord, Helm of the Overlord takes priority, allowing 1 units.
    • This also goes for the Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double's copied Helm of the Dominator.
    • When an enemy steals the dominated creep (e.g. Enchant), it no longer counts towards the max limit.
    • When the item gets sold or destroyed, the dominated creep dies.
    • The death is not credited to anyone so that no one gets experience from it.
  • Sets the target's movement speed to 380, regardless of its default movement speed.
  • Sets the target's gold bounty to 100 Gold, regardless of its default bounty.
    • The target's default gold bounty is not granted upon killing it, only the set value is. Its experience bounty is unchanged.
  • When the unit's maximum health is below the minimum health threshold, its maximum and current health are increased by the difference.
    • This current health increase does not count as a heal. The unit has its health set to a value.
  • The attack damage bonus is added directly to the unit's base attack damage. It is not added as a raw attack damage bonus.
  • Does not restore the creep's mana.

Recommended Heroes[]

Chen icon.png
  • Helm gives one more creep to Chen and health regen, that is very important for early game pushes.
Clinkz icon.png
  • Death Pact can be cast on the dominated unit granting a huge amount of attack damage.
Dark Seer icon.png
  • Ion Shield can be cast on the dominated unit to do extra damage.
Lycan icon.png
  • Feral Impulse buffs any dominated creep by Lycan and he can make use of the extra unit to push effectively.
Beastmaster icon.png
  • Beastmasters auras give attack speed to the dominated creep, making their damage much higher


  • Dominated creeps can be used to remotely stack an ancient camp. Some creeps have abilities that are very useful, such as Dark Troll Summoner icon.png Dark Troll Summoner and Ogre Frostmage icon.png Ogre Frostmage.
  • You can dominate the Alpha Wolf icon.png Alpha Wolf for the helpful damage aura and have it follow your carry.
  • A dominated creep can be used as a scout that can be placed inside Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit. Just be sure not to place it too close to Roshan, so he does not attack it.
  • Dominate always sets the creep's base movement speed to 380. The only units which have more than 425 movement speed are Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolves at level 3 or higher. This means dominating one of them actually reduces their base speed down to 380. Besides these, all other dominatable creeps have lower movement speed than 380.


Recent Changes[]

  • Increased Helm of Iron Will icon.png Helm of Iron Will cost from 950 Gold to 975 Gold (total cost increases from 2375 Gold to 2400 Gold).
  • Increased Helm of Iron Will icon.png Helm of Iron Will cost from 925 Gold to 950 Gold (total cost increases from 2350 Gold to 2375 Gold).
  • Helm of the Overlord icon.png Helm of the Dominator 2 is now an independent item, rather than being considered an upgrade of Helm of the Dominator.
    • Renamed to Helm of the Overlord.
  • Dominate
    • Reduced dominated unit gold bounty from 200 Gold to 100 Gold.
    • Reduced dominated unit movement speed from 425 to 380.