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Illusionist's Cape
Illusionist's Cape icon.png
A dashing cape whose creator insists on calling 'Cloak of Apparition' as opposed to his assistant's 'Illusion' drivel.
Neutral Drop Only
Tier 4
Active Create Illusion
Passive [?] Illusion Mastery
Bonus [?] +14 Strength
+14 Agility
Alert allies? No
Illusionist's Cape

The Illusionist's Cape was a Tier 4 neutral item dropped by neutral creeps.

Additional Information


Illusion's Cape illusion as they appear to allies.

Create Illusion
Pierces spell immunity.
No Target
Creates an image under your control.
Number of Illusions: 1
Illusion Damage Dealt: 50%
Illusion Damage Taken: 200%
Duration: 30
Cooldown: 30
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_illusionsts_cape_marker: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_illusion: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_invulnerable: Dispellable with death only.


  • Upon cast, creates an illusion of the caster, and shuffles their positions.
    • The reappear locations are based on the caster's position upon cast, with one of them appearing at the cast location, and the other north, east, south or west from that point.
    • The distance between the hero and the illusion is 108 range if the hero has a collision size of 24, and 72 if the collision size is 8.
    • Though the formation is always the same, the caster and the illusion take a random position in the formation and have all the same facing angle.
  • Recasting this does not replace the illusions from the previous casts.
    • However, removing the item from the neutral item slot destroys all illusions created by it.

Illusion Mastery
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Increases outgoing damage of all units and illusions controlled by the hero by 6%.
Radius: Global
Illusions and Units Attack Damage Bonus: 6%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Buff modifier_item_illusionsts_cape_aura: Undispellable. Persists death.


  • Only increases base damage and that given by the primary attribute of affected units. Raw bonus damage is not increased.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


  • Illusionist's Cape is best shared with heroes who are reliant on illusions such as Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren, Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight, Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer, or Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade. The passive provides their illusions with bonus damage.
  • The damage increase is added on top, not multiplied with the illusion stats, so the item is better on heroes with illusions that deal a low percentage of the the main hero, like Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer, or heroes with summons, like Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock. On heroes with strong illusions like Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke or Dark Seer minimap icon.png Dark Seer the item is less effective.
  • Magic immune Summons like Plague Ward or Mass Serpent Ward do not get stronger by this item.

Recent Changes

  • Removed.
  • Reduced Illusion Mastery illusions and units attack damage bonus from 10% to 8%.