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The Helm of the Overlord is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Accessories.

Components required from the Base Shop
Helm of the Overlord
Helm of the Overlord icon
The powerful headpiece of a dead necromancer.
Cost 5725 Gold (300)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2862.5 Gold
Active Dominate
Bonus ? +21 Strength
+21 Agility
+21 Intelligence
+7 Health Regeneration
+7 Armor
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Helm of the Overlord (5725)
Helm of the Dominator (2625)
Ultimate Orb (2800)
Recipe (300)

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 1800. Also provides the unit with +70 base attack damage, +12 health regen, +4 mana regen and +7 armor.

Dominated units with a max health of greater than 1800 retain their original max health. Grants the caster the gold bounty of the dominated creep. Dominated unit's bounty is set to 250 gold.
Cast Range: 700
Max Units: 1
Min Base Health: 1800
Set Move Speed: 380
Set Gold Bounty: 250
Base Attack Damage Bonus: 70
Health Regen Bonus: 12
Mana Regen Bonus: 4
Armor Bonus: 7
Creep Ability Level Bonus: 1
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Modifiers [?]

  • Dominating a creep while already having one dominated instantly kills the previously dominated creep.
  • The number of max allowed units is bound to the player. Buying a new Helm of the Overlord does not allow dominating an additional unit.
    • When owning both, Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator and Helm of the Overlord, Helm of the Overlord takes priority, allowing 1 units.
    • This also goes for the Tempest Double minimap icon Tempest Double's copied Helm of the Overlord.
    • When the Dominated creep changes faction (i.e. when affected by Holy Persuasion icon Holy Persuasion or Enchant icon Enchant), it no longer counts towards the max limit.
    • When the item gets sold or destroyed, the Dominated creep dies.
      • When the item gets sold by a teammate while being disconnected the Dominated creep does not die.
    • The death is not credited to anyone so that no one gets experience from it.
  • Sets the creep's movement speed to 380, regardless of its default movement speed.
  • Sets the creep's gold bounty to 250 Gold, regardless of its default bounty.
    • The creep's default gold bounty is not granted upon killing it, only the set value is. Its experience bounty is unchanged.
  • When the creep's max health is below the min health threshold, its current and max health are increased by the difference. This counts as setting health.
  • Attack damage bonus is added directly to the creep's base attack damage.
    • Does not grant flat bonus attack damage.
  • Does not restore the creep's mana.
  • Increases the creep's abilities' level based on the time dominated and does not upgrade. For a full list of neutral creep abilities that are upgradeable, please refer to the chart below.
  • This ability's cooldown is not refreshed by Rearm icon Rearm.

Upgradeable Creep Abilities[]

The following Helm of the Overlord icon Dominated creeps' ability level is increased by 1 and unlocks the 4th ability level.

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Recent Changes[]

  • Helm of the Overlord icon Dominate now grants the caster the gold bounty of the dominated creep.
  • Reduced Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 775 Gold to 300 Gold (total cost decreases from 6200 Gold to 5725 Gold).
  • Reworked
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord
Recipe: Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator (2625 Gold), Vladmir's Offering icon Vladmir's Offering (2450 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1325 Gold)
Total cost: 6400 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord
Recipe: Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator (2625 Gold), Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb (2800 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (775 Gold)
Total cost: 6200 Gold
  • All Attributes bonus increased from +7 to +21.
  • No longer grants Helm of the Overlord icon Vladmir's Aura.