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Intelligence
 
 
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Intelligence Intelligence attribute symbol.png is one of the three primary attributes that grants mana and mana regeneration to every hero. Intelligence heroes also gain attack damage per point of intelligence.

Bonuses[]

Every point in Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence increases:

  • Maximum mana by 12.
  • Mana regeneration by 0.05.

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

The mana bonus is only applied to the maximum mana pool. The hero's current mana is not increased, but keeps the current mana percentage. To gain 1 mana regeneration, 20 intelligence points are required.

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 43 intelligence heroes in Dota 2.

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

Hero Base Strength Strength Growth Base Agility Agility Growth Base Intelligence Intelligence Growth
Ancient Apparition icon.png Ancient Apparition 20 1.9 20 2.2 23 3.4
Bane icon.png Bane 22 2.5 22 2.5 22 2.5
Batrider icon.png Batrider 28 2.9 15 1.8 22 2.9
Chen icon.png Chen 25 2 15 2.1 19 3.2
Crystal Maiden icon.png Crystal Maiden 18 2.2 16 1.6 16 3.3
Dark Seer icon.png Dark Seer 22 2.6 18 1.8 21 2.7
Dark Willow icon.png Dark Willow 20 2 18 1.6 21 3.5
Dazzle icon.png Dazzle 18 2.3 20 1.7 25 3.7
Death Prophet icon.png Death Prophet 21 3.1 14 1.8 24 3.3
Disruptor icon.png Disruptor 21 2.4 15 1.4 20 2.9
Enchantress icon.png Enchantress 17 1.7 19 2.1 22 3.8
Enigma icon.png Enigma 21 2.5 14 1 19 3.6
Grimstroke icon.png Grimstroke 21 2.4 18 1.9 25 3.8
Invoker icon.png Invoker 18 2.4 14 1.9 15 4.6
Jakiro icon.png Jakiro 25 2.8 15 1.2 26 3
Keeper of the Light icon.png Keeper of the Light 18 2.3 15 1.6 23 3.2
Leshrac icon.png Leshrac 20 2.5 23 2.8 22 3.5
Lich icon.png Lich 20 2.1 17 2 24 3.6
Lina icon.png Lina 20 2.4 23 2.4 30 3.8
Lion icon.png Lion 18 2.2 18 1.5 18 3.5
Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet 21 2.6 22 3.6 23 3.7
Necrophos icon.png Necrophos 18 2.3 12 1.3 21 2.7
Ogre Magi icon.png Ogre Magi 23 3.3 14 1.5 15 2.5
Oracle icon.png Oracle 20 2.4 15 1.7 26 3.8
Outworld Destroyer icon.png Outworld Destroyer 21 2.9 22 1.6 30 4.2
Puck icon.png Puck 17 2.4 22 2.5 23 3.5
Pugna icon.png Pugna 19 2 24 1.3 24 5.2
Queen of Pain icon.png Queen of Pain 18 2.4 22 2.5 25 3.4
Rubick icon.png Rubick 21 2 23 2.5 25 3.1
Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon 23 2.6 18 2.2 22 3.6
Shadow Shaman icon.png Shadow Shaman 23 2.3 16 1.6 25 3.5
Silencer icon.png Silencer 19 2.4 22 2.4 25 2.9
Skywrath Mage icon.png Skywrath Mage 21 2 13 0.8 25 4.1
Storm Spirit icon.png Storm Spirit 21 2 22 1.9 23 3.9
Techies icon.png Techies 19 2.5 14 1.3 25 3
Tinker icon.png Tinker 19 2.5 13 1.2 30 3.3
Visage icon.png Visage 22 2.8 11 1.3 22 2.9
Void Spirit icon.png Void Spirit 22 2.6 19 2.2 24 3.1
Warlock icon.png Warlock 24 3 10 1 25 3.1
Windranger icon.png Windranger 18 3 17 1.4 18 3.6
Winter Wyvern icon.png Winter Wyvern 24 2.6 16 1.7 26 3.6
Witch Doctor icon.png Witch Doctor 18 2.3 13 1.4 22 3.3
Zeus icon.png Zeus 19 2.1 11 1.2 22 3.3

Intelligence Granting Abilities[]

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

Intelligence Granting Talents[]

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

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Intelligence
  • Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png +10
  • Oracle minimap icon.png +12
  • Medusa minimap icon.png +75

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.png Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Arcane Blink icon.png Arcane Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Arcane Ring icon.png Arcane Ring 8 N/A N/A
Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn 20 6800 Gold 340 Gold
Book of Shadows icon.png Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon.png Book of the Dead 30 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon.png Boots of Bearing 8 4125 Gold 515.63 Gold
Circlet icon.png Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon.png Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade 10 2500 Gold 250 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance 7 1700 Gold 242.86 Gold
Echo Sabre icon.png Echo Sabre 10 2500 Gold 250 Gold
Essence Ring icon.png Essence Ring 6 N/A N/A
Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade 25 4650 Gold 186 Gold
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity 10 2725 Gold 272.5 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Fallen Sky icon.png Fallen Sky 15 N/A N/A
Force Staff icon.png Force Staff 10 2200 Gold 220 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Gleipnir icon.png Gleipnir 24 6150 Gold 256.25 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator 6 2400 Gold 400 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon.png Helm of the Overlord 7 6175 Gold 882.14 Gold
Holy Locket icon.png Holy Locket 3 2400 Gold 800 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya icon.png Kaya 16 2050 Gold 128.13 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon.png Kaya and Sange 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere 16 4600 Gold 287.5 Gold
Mage Slayer icon.png Mage Slayer 10 2400 Gold 240 Gold
Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon.png Manta Style 10 4600 Gold 460 Gold
Mantle of Intelligence icon.png Mantle of Intelligence 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon.png Meteor Hammer 8 2350 Gold 293.75 Gold
Mirror Shield icon.png Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mystic Staff icon.png Mystic Staff 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Oblivion Staff icon.png Oblivion Staff 10 1500 Gold 150 Gold
Ocean Heart icon.png Ocean Heart 5 N/A N/A
Pig Pole icon.png Pig Pole 6 N/A N/A
Revenant's Brooch icon.png Revenant's Brooch 45 6200 Gold 137.78 Gold
Ring of Aquila (Active) icon.png Ring of Aquila 3 N/A N/A
Robe of the Magi icon.png Robe of the Magi 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos 24 2750 Gold 114.58 Gold
Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse 35 5675 Gold 162.14 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard 30 4850 Gold 161.67 Gold
Solar Crest icon.png Solar Crest 5 2625 Gold 525 Gold
Spell Prism icon.png Spell Prism 8 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel 2 2940 Gold 1470 Gold
Staff of Wizardry icon.png Staff of Wizardry 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb 10 2050 Gold 205 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon.png Vambrace (Agility) 5 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon.png Vambrace (Intelligence) 10 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon.png Vambrace (Strength) 5 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord 4 1525 Gold 381.25 Gold
Wind Waker icon.png Wind Waker 35 6825 Gold 195 Gold
Witch Blade icon.png Witch Blade 14 2600 Gold 185.71 Gold
Yasha and Kaya icon.png Yasha and Kaya 16 4100 Gold 256.25 Gold

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • No longer grants 0.07% spell damage amplification per Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence.
  • Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence heroes no longer gain 25% more mana, mana regeneration and spell damage amplification per intelligence.
  • Now grants 0.05 flat mana regeneration, instead of 1.8% mana regeneration amplification per Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence.

See Also[]


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