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This article is about the in-game item. For other uses of "moon", see Moon (Disambiguation).

Moon Shard is an item listed at the Base Shop, under Accessories. However, it is assembled entirely with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Secret Shop
Moon Shard
Moon Shard icon.png
Said to be a tear from the lunar goddess Selemene.
Accessories
Cost 4000 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2000 Gold
Stacks 1 MAX / Inventory Slot
Active Consume
Charges 1 INIT
Passive ? Shade Sight
Bonus ? +140 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Moon Shard (4000)
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Hyperstone (2000)
Hyperstone (2000)

Additional Information[]

  • Attack speed bonus from multiple Moon Shards fully stacks. The attack speed bonus from the Consume buff fully stack with the item as well.

Abilities[]

Consume
Consume the Moon Shard to permanently gain 60 attack speed and 200 bonus night vision. Max 1 use.
Cast Range: Global
Attack Speed Bonus: 60
Night Vision Bonus: 200
Cooldown: 0
Mana: 0
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Illusions copy the buff and gain the night vision, but not the attack speed.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_moon_shard_consumed
Undispellable

Notes:

  • Does not stack with the vision bonus of Shade Sight.
    • Applies its vision bonus before Nightmare reduces it.
    • Increases most heroes' night vision to a total of 1000 range.
  • A hero cannot consume more than one Moon Shard.
    • Once consumed the item remains factored into the hero's net worth and GPM.


Shade Sight
Can be used by illusions.
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants 400 bonus night vision.
Night Vision Bonus: 400

Notes:

  • Does not stack with the vision bonus of Consume, but has precedence over it.
    • Applies its vision bonus after Nightmare reduces it.
    • Increases most heroes' night vision to a total of 1200 range.
    • Night vision bonuses from multiple Moon Shards do not stack.


Recommended Heroes[]

Moon Shard is generally purchased as a late game luxury item for carries that benefit from higher attack speed and night vision without taking an inventory slot.

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Alchemist
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Anti-Mage
Drow Ranger icon.png
Drow Ranger
Juggernaut icon.png
Juggernaut
Lifestealer icon.png
Lifestealer
Medusa icon.png
Medusa
Phantom Assassin icon.png
Phantom Assassin
Terrorblade icon.png
Terrorblade
Templar Assassin icon.png
Templar Assassin
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Wraith King

Tips[]

  • The item works very well with illusions especially with mana burn, critical hits and low base attack time.
  • In games where a player finds themselves with more gold than they can spend, due to having all 6 item slots filled out, it may be worth considering purchasing a Moon Shard to consume immediately.
  • It may be prudent for players to purchase the Moon Shard as their sixth item, to fill in an inventory slot and gain its full benefits while they farm a seventh item to replace Moon Shard, which only provides half the attack speed and night vision after consumption.
  • In very extreme late-game scenarios, heroes that have nothing better to do with their gold should consider buying Moon Shards to give to their teammates.

Trivia[]

  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Moon Shard's active ability, Consume, 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: Moon Shard/Changelogs
Version
Description
  • Increased Shade Sight night vision bonus from 300 to 400.
  • Increased Consume night vision bonus from 150 to 200.


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