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Radiance is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Radiance icon.png
Radiance (Active) icon.png
Radiance (Inactive) icon.png
A divine weapon that causes damage and a bright burning effect that lays waste to nearby enemies.
Cost 5050 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2525 Gold
Passive ? Burn
Bonus ? +15% Evasion
+60 Attack Damage
Shareable No
Disassemble Yes
Usage Alert ? No
Radiance (5050)
Sacred Relic (3750)
Talisman of Evasion (1300)

Additional Information[]


Toggle / Aura
When active, scorches enemies for 60 magical damage per second, and causes them to miss 10% of their attacks. Illusions deal 35 magical damage per second.
Radius: 700
Damage per Second (Hero): 60
Damage per Second (Illusion): 35
Miss Chance: 10%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Cooldown: 0
Can be used by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Illusions copy the current toggle state upon creation, and cannot change the toggle state.
The wielder's Burn takes priority over that of nearby illusions.
Modifiers [?]


  • Does not interrupt the caster's channeling abiliites upon toggling On / Off.
    • Cannot be toggled when the owner is hidden while the order is given.
  • Both the damage per second and blind effect are provided by an aura. Its debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
    • This means during this linger period, enemies can still be damaged by up to 1 tick.
  • Deals damage in 1-second intervals, starting 1 second after the debuff is placed.
  • The burn damage and blind effect of multiple Radiance do not stack. Only the first applied debuff applies the effects.
  • Places the debuff on Roshan icon.png Roshan, but only applies the blind on him. Does not deal damage to Roshan.

Recommended Heroes[]

Radiance is most commonly purchased on Heroes who rely on long-lived illusions to farm and fight, either from an innate spell or in combination with Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.

  • Spectre minimap icon.png Spectre commonly gets Radiance to amplify her slow baseline farming, as it also increases the power of her ultimate's illusions.
  • Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King can burn enemies longer with his reincarnation, and it also helps with farming and stacking skeleton charges.
  • Burn will be still active if the owner is hidden, making it situationally viable for heroes who use this mechanic.
  • Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster will have his auras follow and affect his brewlings, making an aura based build viable.
  • Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer can hide inside other units while continuing to burn nearby enemies.
  • Radiance is a core item on Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid's Lone Druid Spirit Bear icon.png Spirit Bear.
  • While it can be difficult to farm for Phoenix minimap icon.png Phoenix, the blinding effect of burn makes it harder for enemies to destroy the egg, regardless of who is actually carrying the item.
  • Durable heroes who depend on drawn out fights can do a large amount of damage with Radiance simply by being able to survive near the enemy team for a protracted amount of time.
  • Radiance aura can heal the wielder in conjunction with spell lifesteal, making it a viable late game item for heroes with spell lifesteal talents and some carriers of Bloodstone icon.png Bloodstone.


Strength attribute symbol.png Strength Heroes:

Abaddon icon.png
Alchemist icon.png
Bristleback icon.png
Brewmaster icon.png
Wraith King icon.png
Wraith King

Agility attribute symbol.png Agility Heroes:

Bloodseeker icon.png
Naga Siren icon.png
Naga Siren
Weaver icon.png

Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence Heroes:

Necrophos icon.png


  • Radiance has one of the hardest build-ups in the game, as rushing the 3750 Gold for a Sacred Relic icon.png Sacred Relic forces you to save up a lot of gold at once rather than ramping up your strength with cheaper items. Early deaths can be especially problematic for a Radiance builder, and may force the player to give up on Radiance and build a different item. Inform your team if you are building a Radiance.
  • It is recommended to avoid being visible on the map and avoid uncertain fights when close to the purchase of the Sacred Relic.
  • With a Manta Style icon.png Manta Style or an illusion ability, you can farm multiple lanes and wood camps at once and push the lanes safely.
  • Radiance's constant area damage is great at disabling enemy Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Daggers, preventing enemies from initiating or escaping with it. However, they can still initiate with it if they have enough vision, due to the blink's range being higher than the Burn Aura's reach.
  • It can be combined with a Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard to have an AoE magic damage ability, slow your enemies and protect your team further from physical damage.
  • The damage from Radiance procs Spell Lifesteal. Illusions themselves can recover health while dealing damage to enemy creeps and heroes, allowing them to survive longer. Only the first illusion or hero that burns an enemy lifesteals from it.
  • It is extremely discouraged to purchase more than one Radiance on the same team, as the auras do not stack.


  • Radiance's item icon used to have a few animations. The glowing on the sword's edges would slowly radiate away from the blade, and the sword had a pulsating glow effect. This animation was removed for unknown reasons.
  • Demonic Blade icon.png Demonic Blade may have inspired the creation of Radiance.


Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Radiance/Changelogs
    recipe and stats.
Radiance icon.png Radiance
Recipe: Sacred Relic icon.png Sacred Relic (3750 Gold), Default recipe icon.png Recipe (1350 Gold)
Total cost: 5100 Gold
Attack damage bonus: 60
Radiance icon.png Radiance
Recipe: Sacred Relic icon.png Sacred Relic (3750 Gold), Talisman of Evasion icon.png Talisman of Evasion (1300 Gold)
Total cost: 5050 Gold
Evasion bonus: 15%
Attack damage bonus: 60
  • Can now be disassembled.
  • Burn
    • Can no longer be toggled On / Off while hidden.
    • Reduced blind miss chance from 17% to 10%.
  • Reduced Sacred Relic icon.png Sacred Relic cost from 3800 Gold to 3750 Gold (total cost decreases from 5150 Gold to 5100 Gold).