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Iron Talon was a Tier 1 neutral item dropped by neutral creeps.

Iron Talon
Iron Talon icon
A simple but effective weapon devised to quell a great Hellbear uprising.
Removed Item
Tier 1 Neutral Item
Active Chop
Bonus ? +2 Armor
+15 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Usage Alert ? No
Drop Rate 14% (Ancient Camps 42%)
Availability 7:00 (3:10) game-time
Iron Talon


Enemy Units
Targets a non-player enemy unit to remove 40% of its current HP.

If cast on a tree, instantly destroys it.
Cast Range: 350
Current Health as Damage: 40%
Cooldown symbol
 25 / 4

  • When targeting a unit, it deals damage based on the target's current health.
    • Cannot target any player-controlled units or Roshan icon Roshan.
    • Uses the shorter cast range and long cooldown when targeting units.
  • When targeting a tree, it instantly destroys it.
    • Targeting a tree puts the item on a 4 second cooldown, instead of 25 seconds.
  • The cast sound does not play when targeting trees.


  • Use the active in the jungle against the creep with the most current HP in the middle and hard camp.
  • Chop can be used to make it easier to last hit creeps that are being attacked by a tower. The extra damage might just be enough to kill the creep if just the attack damage wouldn't be enough.
  • Use Chop to escape Sprout icon Sprout later in the game when one might find it difficult to make space for a Quelling Blade icon Quelling Blade in the inventory.


  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Iron Talon's active ability, Chop, did not have an official name. The name was taken from the Dota 2 Wiki and officially implemented into Dota 2.


Recent Changes

Main Article: Iron Talon/Changelogs
  • Reduced Iron Talon icon Chop current health as damage from 50% to 40%.