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Observer and Sentry Wards
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Advancements in stacking efficiency have made wards easier to carry than ever.
Bought From
Active Plant
Bonus [?]
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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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[]

  • 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: 420
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[]

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