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The Pipe of Insight is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Pipe of Insight
Pipe of Insight icon
A powerful artifact of mysterious origin, it creates barriers against magical forces.
Support
Cost 3725 Gold (700)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1862.5 Gold
Active Barrier
Passive ? Insight Aura
Bonus ? +14 Health Regeneration
+20% Magic Resistance
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? Yes
Recipe
Pipe of Insight (3725)
Components4
Cloak (800)
Headdress (425)
Ring of Tarrasque (1800)
Recipe (700)

Additional Information[]

  • With Pipe of Insight icon Insight Aura, the item grants a total of the following bonuses to its wielder:
    • 16.5 health regeneration bonus.
    • Increases the wielder's magic resistance to 46%.
    • Every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 0.72% for the wielder.

Abilities[]

Barrier
Ability
No Target
Affects
Allies
Gives a shield that blocks 450 magic damage to all nearby allies. Lasts 12 seconds.
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 1200
Damage Barrier: Magical Damage Barrier 450
Duration: 12
Cooldown symbol
 60
Mana symbol
 150
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_pipe_barrier
Death

  • Interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Grants a Magical Damage Barrier magical damage barrier on the affected targets that absorbs magical damage values, causing several on-damage effects to not trigger within its capacity.
    • Stacks additively with the same damage-type barrier sources, and independently with other damage-type barrier sources.
    • Has a higher priority than universal damage barriers in the group of damage barriers.
    • However, when combined with other damage-negating sources (e.g. Refraction icon Refraction), Barrier does not absorb any damage until the damage-negation sources expire.
  • Successive casts refresh the buff and reset the damage barrier capacity.
  • The cooldown of the ability cannot be Rearm icon Rearmed.


Insight Aura
Partially usable by illusions.
Ability
Aura
Affects
Allies
Gives allied units 2.5 health regeneration and 10% magic resistance.
Radius: 1200
Health Regen Bonus: 2.5
Magic Resistance Bonus: 10%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Partially usable by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Bestows the aura.
Does not benefit from the bonus magic resistance.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_pipe_aura
Undispellable

  • Multiple instances of Insight Aura do not stack.
    • Fully stacks with other sources of Headdress icon Headdress-based items' health regeneration aura.
    • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other Magic Resistance magic resistance sources.
    • Increases most heroes' magic resistance to 32.5%.
    • With the magic resistance bonus from this source, every 10 points of Intelligence attribute symbol intelligence further increases the total magic resistance by 0.9%. [?]


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Trivia[]

  • In the transition from DotA to Dota 2, Pipe of Insight name was changed from the Khadgar's Pipe of Insight to simply Pipe of Insight. Khadgar was a wizard in Warcraft II.
  • Dazzle minimap icon Dazzle's cosmetic item Pipe of Dezun is based on the Pipe of Insight.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Item cost changes:
  • Increased bonus health regen from 6 to 14.
  • REWORKED
    recipe and stats.
OLD
Pipe of Insight icon Pipe of Insight
Recipe: Hood of Defiance icon Hood of Defiance (1675 Gold), Headdress icon Headdress (425 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1550 Gold)
Total cost: 3650 Gold
Health regeneration bonus: 8.5
Magic resistance bonus: 30%
NEW
Pipe of Insight icon Pipe of Insight
Recipe: Cloak icon Cloak (800 Gold), Headdress icon Headdress (425 Gold), Ring of Health icon Ring of Health (700 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1450 Gold)
Total cost: 3375 Gold
Health regeneration bonus: 8.5
Magic resistance bonus: 25%
  • Reduced magic resistance bonus from 30% to 25%.
  • Magical Damage Barrier Pipe of Insight icon Barrier now stacks additively with other magical damage barrier sources, and independently with other damage-type barrier sources. [?]
  • Reduced Pipe of Insight icon Insight Aura magic resistance bonus from 15% to 10%.



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