Helm of the Overlord

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Helm of the Overlord
Helm of the Overlord icon.png
Helm of the Overlord icon.png
The powerful headpiece of a dead necromancer.
6000 (1600)
Bought From
Active Dominate
Bonus [?] +20 Strength
+20 Agility
+20 Intelligence
+8 Health Regeneration
+8 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Helm of the Overlord (6000)Components3.png
Helm of the Dominator (2350)
Ultimate Orb (2050)
Recipe (1600)

The Helm of the Overlord is an upgradable item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Accessories. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Additional Information[edit]


Enemy Units
Takes control of one neutral target unit and sets its movement speed to 380 and max health to a minimum of 1800. 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 1800 retain their original max health. Dominated unit's bounty is set to 150 gold.
Cast Range: 700
Max Units: 2
Min Base Health: 1800
Set Move Speed: 380
Set Gold Bounty: 150
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.
  • When dominating a new creep while already having the maximum amount, the oldest dominated creep dies.
  • The number of max allowed units is bound to the player. Buying a new Helm of the Overlord does not allow dominating additional units.
    • When owning both, Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator and Helm of the Overlord, Helm of the Overlord takes priority, allowing 2 units.
    • This also goes for the Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double's copied Helm of the Overlord.
    • When an enemy steals a dominated creep (e.g. Enchant), it no longer counts towards the max limit.
    • When the item gets sold or destroyed, the dominated creeps die.
    • The deaths are 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 150 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[edit]

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  • 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[edit]

  • Renamed from "Helm of the Dominator 2" to "Helm of the Overlord"
  • Now appears in the shop list as an independent item, rather than an upgrade to Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator.
  • Dominate
    • Increased max dominated units from 1 to 2.
    • Reduced dominated unit gold bounty from 200 Gold to 150 Gold.
    • Reduced dominated unit movement speed from 425 to 380.
  • Created.