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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.png
A powerful artifact of mysterious origin, it creates barriers against magical forces.
Support
Cost 3475 Gold (1550)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1737.5 Gold
Active Barrier
Passive ? Insight Aura
Bonus ? +8.5 Health Regeneration
+30% Magic Resistance
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? Yes
Recipe
Pipe of Insight (3475)
Components3.png
Hood of Defiance (1500)
Headdress (425)
Recipe (1550)

Additional Information[]

  • With Insight Aura, the item grants a total of 11 health regeneration to the wielder.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
    • With Insight Aura, the total magic resistance is increased to 53.8% for the wielder of the item.

Abilities[]

Barrier
Ability
No Target
Affects
Allies
Gives a shield that blocks 400 magic damage to all nearby allies. Lasts 12 seconds.
Radius: 1200
Magical Damage Absorbed: 400
Duration: 12
Cooldown: 60
Mana: 100
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_pipe_barrier
Death

Notes:

  • Interrupts the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Only blocks magical damage, coming from abilities and attacks. Does not block any physical or pure damage.
  • Recasting Barrier refreshes the buff and resets the barrier's absorb capacity.
  • Does not stack with other magical damage barriers.
    • If multiple sources of barriers are active on a unit, all of them lose capacity from the same absorbed damage instance.
    • However, if a damage instance is greater than the capacity of all barriers individually, the damage gets blocked as if the barriers were one barrier with combined capacity.


Insight Aura
Partially usable by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Ability
Aura
Affects
Allies
Gives allied units 2.5 health regeneration and 12% magic resistance.
Radius: 1200
Health Regen Bonus: 2.5
Magic Resistance Bonus: 12%
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

Notes:

  • Multiple instances of Insight Aura do not stack.
    • Fully stacks with other sources of Headdress icon.png Headdress-based items' health regeneration aura.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
    • Insight Aura increases most heroes' total magic resistance to 34%.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.


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Tips[]

  • The Pipe of Insight is useful for frail heroes who can be easily taken down by damages from spells. With its aura, it can slightly increase the magic resistance of a hero.
  • It is an ideal for a support heroes to carry a Pipe of Insight in order to protect the nearby allies against the strongest magic spells.
  • It is best combined with Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard and any abilities that grants damage block.

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.png Dazzle's cosmetic item Pipe of Dezun is based on the Pipe of Insight.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Increased Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance cost from 1450 Gold to 1500 Gold (total cost increases from 3425 Gold to 3475 Gold).


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