Observer and Sentry Wards

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Observer and Sentry Wards
Observer and Sentry Wards 1 icon.png
Observer and Sentry Wards 1 icon.png
Observer and Sentry Wards 2 icon.png
Advancements in stacking efficiency have made wards easier to carry than ever.
Bought From
Active Plant
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Observer and Sentry Wards (50)Components2.png
Sentry Ward (50)
Observer Ward (0)

The Observer and Sentry Wards, also known as the Ward Dispenser is a stacked item formed in the inventory from Observer Wards and Sentry Wards.

Additional Information[edit]

  • This item automatically combines Observer Ward icon.png Observer Wards and Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards into a single item, opening up an extra space in the inventory.
    • Wards from multiple players do not combine. Only self purchased wards combine into the stack.
  • The sell value adapts based on the number of Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards in a stack.
  • Always starts with Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward being primarily selected.
  • Unlike other combined items, ward stacks cannot be disassembled within 10 seconds after assembling them.


Plant the currently active ward. Double-Click to switch the currently active ward.
Cast Range: 500
Observer Ward Vision Radius: 1400
Sentry Ward True Sight Radius: 900
Hero Attacks to Destroy: 2
Non-Hero Attacks to Destroy: 8
Observer Ward Duration: 360
Sentry Ward Duration: 480
Cooldown: 1
Buff modifier_item_buff_ward: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_item_ward_true_sight: Undispellable. Persists death.
Debuff modifier_truesight: Undispellable. Persists death.


  • Places the currently highlighted ward. To switch, double click on the item or double press its hotkey.
  • Switching does not count as a spell cast, so it does not cancel any current order, including channeling spells, nor does it break invisibility.
  • Cannot be placed inside the fountain area (including a small area in front of the ramp), or in Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit.
  • Wards are completely shareable. However, holding Control allows the owner to give an ally just one ward, instead of the whole stack.
  • The cooldown only triggers upon placing wards. Switching the currently active ward does not trigger it.

Recent Changes[edit]

  • Added a custom radius targeting cursor for Plant.
  • Created.