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The Scan button is located on the right of the minimap

Players can use the Scan ability on the right of the minimap UI to detect any enemy heroes in an area.


Scan icon.png
Scans a targeted 900 AoE for 8 seconds. Indicates whether there are enemy heroes in that area during the 8 seconds.
Cast Range: Global
Radius: 900
Scan Interval: 1
Ping Sound Interval: 2
Duration: 8
Cooldown: 210
Buff modifier_radar_thinker: Undispellable. Persists death.


  • Checks for enemy presence in 1 second intervals, starting immediately on use, resulting in 9 checks.
  • Does not show how many heroes there are, just if there are any enemy heroes.
  • Does not give vision or reveal anything other than the presence of enemy heroes.
  • Enemies do not know when your team casts it.
  • Has a global team-wide cooldown of 3.5 minutes.
  • Starts on cooldown (not available at the beginning of the match).
  • The button is located at the bottom right corner of the minimap border, above the Glyph of Fortification button.

Version history[edit]

  • No longer ignores heroes inside Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit.
  • Reduced cooldown from 270 to 210.
  • Created.

See also[edit]