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Moon Shard
Moon Shard icon.png
Said to be a tear from the lunar goddess Selemene.
Bought From
Active Consume
Charges 1
Passive [?] Shade Sight
Bonus [?] +140 Attack Speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Moon Shard (4000)Components2.png
Hyperstone (2000)
Hyperstone (2000)

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

Additional Information[]

  • Moon Shards do not stack in the inventory. Each bought instance requires its own slot.
    • The attack speed from multiple instances fully stacks.


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
Cannot be used by illusions. Illusions copy the Moon Shard buff. However, unlike the item itself, illusions are not granted the attack speed bonus. Only the bonus night vision is applied.
Buff modifier_item_moon_shard_consumed: Undispellable. Persists death.


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

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


  • Applies its vision after Nightmare reduces it.
  • Does not stack with the vision bonus of the buff from a consumed Moon Shard, but has precedence over it.

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.


  • 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 moonshards to give to their teammates.


  • 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
  • Increased Shade Sight night vision bonus from 300 to 400.
  • Increased Consume night vision bonus from 150 to 200.