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Intelligence
 
 
Shadow shaman

Intelligence Icon Int is one of the three primary attributes that grants mana, mana regeneration and magic resistance to every hero. Intelligence heroes also gain attack damage per point of intelligence.

Bonuses[]

Every point in Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence increases:

  • Maximum mana by 12.
  • Mana regeneration by 0.05.
  • Magic resistance by 0.1%.

For intelligence heroes, every point in intelligence also increases main attack damage by 1.

For universal heroes, every point in intelligence also increases main attack damage by 1.

The mana bonus is only applied to the max mana pool. The hero's current mana is not increased but keeps the current mana percentage.

Intelligence Heroes[]

Intelligence heroes tend to have a greater number of active abilities compared to other heroes; all intelligence heroes have at least three active abilities, with a large number of them having all four of their abilities being actives, and some even having 5 or more. Their larger mana pools and higher mana regeneration rates go a long way to help them use these abilities frequently. As a whole, intelligence heroes have by far the greatest number of disabling capabilities, making them essential in most lineups.

The items they build also tend to be highly caster based, since those items primarily provide intelligence. With a few exceptions, most intelligence heroes are ranged. Most intelligence heroes rely on their spells for damage, but in most cases, these have static damage values only increased by spell damage amplification or damage manipulation. They do not scale well into the late game, so that most intelligence heroes peak during the early to mid game, where their spells deal the most damage in relation to enemy health pools and resistance, and then start to fall off in the late game. Because of this, they often fit into support and ganker roles. There are exceptions to this though, some intelligence heroes have scaling abilities which make them excellent in the late game.

There are 13 intelligence heroes in Dota 2.

Below is a table of all heroes with Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence as their primary attribute. The growth columns indicate how much the base values increase for each hero level.

Hero Base Strength attribute symbol + Strength attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Strength attribute symbol Base Agility attribute symbol + Agility attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Agility attribute symbol Base Intelligence attribute symbol + Intelligence attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Intelligence attribute symbol Base Universal attribute symbol + Universal attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Universal attribute symbol
Ancient Apparition minimap icon Ancient Apparition 20 1.9 89.1 20 2.2 97.8 23 3.1 126.9 63 7.2 313.8
Crystal Maiden minimap icon Crystal Maiden 17 2.2 94.8 16 1.6 76.4 18 3.3 127.7 51 7.1 298.9
Disruptor minimap icon Disruptor 21 2.4 104.6 15 1.4 69.6 20 2.9 118.1 56 6.7 292.3
Jakiro minimap icon Jakiro 25 2.5 111.5 15 1.2 63.8 26 3 127 66 6.7 302.3
Keeper of the Light minimap icon Keeper of the Light 18 2.3 98.7 15 1.6 75.4 23 3.2 129.8 56 7.1 303.9
Leshrac minimap icon Leshrac 20 2.8 115.2 23 2.8 118.2 22 3.5 137.5 65 9.1 370.9
Lich minimap icon Lich 20 2.1 94.9 17 2 89 26 3.8 150.2 63 7.9 334.1
Oracle minimap icon Oracle 20 2.4 103.6 15 1.7 78.3 26 3.8 150.2 61 7.9 332.1
Outworld Destroyer minimap icon Outworld Destroyer 21 2.9 119.1 22 1.6 82.4 30 4.2 165.8 73 8.7 367.3
Puck minimap icon Puck 17 2.4 100.6 22 2.5 108.5 23 3.8 147.2 62 8.7 356.3
Shadow Shaman minimap icon Shadow Shaman 23 2.3 103.7 16 1.6 76.4 25 3.5 140.5 64 7.4 320.6
Storm Spirit minimap icon Storm Spirit 21 2 93 22 2.6 111.4 23 3.9 150.1 66 8.5 354.5
Zeus minimap icon Zeus 19 2.1 93.9 11 1.2 59.8 22 3.3 131.7 52 6.6 285.4


Intelligence Granting Sources[]

1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Intelligence Granting Talents[]

Intelligence
Can be used by illusions.
Talent icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
There is no description for this ability.
Intelligence Bonus: Varies

  • Grants the hero bonus intelligence.
  • The following values exist:
    • 6/7/8/10/12/13/14/15/16/20/25/30/35/75


The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them bonus Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Intelligence
  • Skywrath Mage minimap icon +8

Intelligence Granting Items[]

These items grant heroes a passive intelligence bonus by having them merely equipped.

Bonus Intelligence
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Arcane Blink icon Arcane Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Arcane Ring icon Arcane Ring 6 N/A N/A
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn 10 6625 Gold 662.5 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead 25 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon Boots of Bearing 8 4275 Gold 534.38 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade 10 2500 Gold 250 Gold
Disperser icon Disperser 10 6100 Gold 610 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance 7 1650 Gold 235.71 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity 10 2625 Gold 262.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Force Staff icon Force Staff 10 2200 Gold 220 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon Gleipnir 25 5450 Gold 218 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 10 4700 Gold 470 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya icon Kaya 16 2100 Gold 131.25 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 8 5000 Gold 625 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Mage Slayer icon Mage Slayer 10 2825 Gold 282.5 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 10 4550 Gold 455 Gold
Mantle of Intelligence icon Mantle of Intelligence 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 24 2850 Gold 118.75 Gold
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mystic Staff icon Mystic Staff 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon Oblivion Staff 10 1625 Gold 162.5 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence 10 3275 Gold 327.5 Gold
Parasma icon Parasma 40 5975 Gold 149.38 Gold
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon Power Treads (Intelligence) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Robe of the Magi icon Robe of the Magi 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos 15 2250 Gold 150 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse 30 5200 Gold 173.33 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Staff of Wizardry icon Staff of Wizardry 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 8 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 2 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wind Waker icon Wind Waker 35 6825 Gold 195 Gold
Witch Blade icon Witch Blade 12 2775 Gold 231.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya 16 4000 Gold 250 Gold


Attack Damage Items[]

The following list calculates the Gold Gold cost efficiency for Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence heroes when equipping certain attack damage granting items (for both main and bonus attack damage values).

Damage Items for Intelligence heroes
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade 35 6250 Gold 178.57 Gold
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Apex icon Apex 70 N/A N/A
Arcane Blink icon Arcane Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Arcane Ring icon Arcane Ring 6 N/A N/A
Armlet of Mordiggian icon Armlet of Mordiggian 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Battle Fury icon Battle Fury 65 4100 Gold 63.08 Gold
Black King Bar icon Black King Bar 24 4050 Gold 168.75 Gold
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail 18 2100 Gold 116.67 Gold
Blades of Attack icon Blades of Attack 9 450 Gold 50 Gold
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn 20 6625 Gold 331.25 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead 25 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon Boots of Bearing 8 4275 Gold 534.38 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Broadsword icon Broadsword 15 1000 Gold 66.67 Gold
Broom Handle icon Broom Handle 8 N/A N/A
Butterfly icon Butterfly 25 5450 Gold 218 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Claymore icon Claymore 20 1350 Gold 67.5 Gold
Cornucopia icon Cornucopia 7 1200 Gold 171.43 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Crystalys icon Crystalys 32 2000 Gold 62.5 Gold
Daedalus icon Daedalus 88 5100 Gold 57.95 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Demon Edge icon Demon Edge 40 2200 Gold 55 Gold
Desolator icon Desolator 50 3500 Gold 70 Gold
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Diffusal Blade icon Diffusal Blade 10 2500 Gold 250 Gold
Disperser icon Disperser 10 6100 Gold 610 Gold
Divine Rapier icon Divine Rapier 100 5600 Gold 56 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance 7 1650 Gold 235.71 Gold
Duelist Gloves icon Duelist Gloves 12 N/A N/A
Echo Sabre icon Echo Sabre 20 2700 Gold 135 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon Eul's Scepter of Divinity 10 2625 Gold 262.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Faerie Fire icon Faerie Fire 2 65 Gold 32.5 Gold
Falcon Blade icon Falcon Blade 14 1125 Gold 80.36 Gold
Force Staff icon Force Staff 10 2200 Gold 220 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon Gleipnir 55 5450 Gold 99.09 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 35 4700 Gold 134.29 Gold
Havoc Hammer icon Havoc Hammer 16 N/A N/A
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya icon Kaya 16 2100 Gold 131.25 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 58 5000 Gold 86.21 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom 25 2950 Gold 118 Gold
Mage Slayer icon Mage Slayer 10 2825 Gold 282.5 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 10 4550 Gold 455 Gold
Mantle of Intelligence icon Mantle of Intelligence 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Mask of Madness icon Mask of Madness 20 1900 Gold 95 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 24 2850 Gold 118.75 Gold
Mind Breaker icon Mind Breaker 45 N/A N/A
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer 24 1600 Gold 66.67 Gold
Mjollnir icon Mjollnir 25 5500 Gold 220 Gold
Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar 40 4700 Gold 117.5 Gold
Mystic Staff icon Mystic Staff 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Nemesis Curse icon Nemesis Curse 35 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Nullifier icon Nullifier 75 4375 Gold 58.33 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon Oblivion Staff 10 1625 Gold 162.5 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence 20 3275 Gold 163.75 Gold
Paladin Sword icon Paladin Sword 16 N/A N/A
Parasma icon Parasma 40 5975 Gold 149.38 Gold
Philosopher's Stone icon Philosopher's Stone -30 N/A N/A
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon Power Treads (Intelligence) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Radiance icon Radiance 55 4700 Gold 85.45 Gold
Refresher Orb icon Refresher Orb 10 5000 Gold 500 Gold
Refresher Shard icon Refresher Shard 20 N/A N/A
Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch 70 4900 Gold 70 Gold
Robe of the Magi icon Robe of the Magi 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Rod of Atos icon Rod of Atos 15 2250 Gold 150 Gold
Sacred Relic icon Sacred Relic 55 3400 Gold 61.82 Gold
Satanic icon Satanic 25 5050 Gold 202 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon Scythe of Vyse 30 5200 Gold 173.33 Gold
Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade 20 3000 Gold 150 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Silver Edge icon Silver Edge 60 5450 Gold 90.83 Gold
Skull Basher icon Skull Basher 30 2875 Gold 95.83 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 18 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Staff of Wizardry icon Staff of Wizardry 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Stygian Desolator icon Stygian Desolator 60 N/A N/A
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 8 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 2 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wind Waker icon Wind Waker 35 6825 Gold 195 Gold
Witch Blade icon Witch Blade 12 2775 Gold 231.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon Yasha and Kaya 16 4000 Gold 250 Gold
Values do not include portions from actives or auras.


Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • No longer grants 0.07% spell damage amplification bonus per Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence.
  • Intelligence attribute symbol Intelligence heroes no longer gain 25% more mana/mana regeneration/spell damage amplification bonus per intelligence.


See Also[]


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