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Scythe of Vyse
Scythe of Vyse icon.png
The most guarded relic among the cult of Vyse, it is the most coveted weapon among magi.
Bought From
Active Hex
Bonus [?] +10 Strength
+10 Agility
+35 Intelligence
+9 Mana Regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Scythe of Vyse (5675)Components3.png
Mystic Staff (2800)
Ultimate Orb (2050)
Void Stone (825)
For the cosmetic item equipped by Nature's Prophet, see Scythe of Vyse (Equipment). For the ability used by Necrophos, see Reaper's Scythe.

The Scythe of Vyse, also known as Sheepstick, is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Magical. However, it is assembled entirely with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional Information[]


▶️ Pig model

Turns a target unit into a harmless critter for 3.5 seconds. The target has a base movement speed of 140 and will be silenced, muted, and disarmed.
Instantly destroys illusions.
Cast Range: 800
Set Movement Speed: 140
Duration: 3.5
Cooldown: 20
Mana: 250
Does not pierce spell immunity. Effects persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Debuff modifier_sheepstick_debuff: Dispellable with strong dispels.


  • Since hex changes base movement speed and does not actually apply a slow, all speed effects are calculated using the 140 base speed.
  • Scythe of Vyse's hex transforms the target into a pig.

Recommended Heroes[]

Heroes whose default item build includes Scythe of Vyse as a core item

Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet

Heroes whose default item build includes Scythe of Vyse as a situational item

Strength: Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord, Undying minimap icon.png Undying, Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw, Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker, Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King.

Agility: Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo, Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa, Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz, Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa, Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin.

Intelligence: Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Ogre Magi, Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider, Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit, Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker, Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet, Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick, Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker, Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac. Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna, Outworld Destroyer minimap icon.png Outworld Destroyer, Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma, Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock, Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle, Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman, Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon, Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos, Visage minimap icon.png Visage, Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage, Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor, Lion minimap icon.png Lion, Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress, Windranger minimap icon.png Windranger, Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle, Dark Seer minimap icon.png Dark Seer.



  • In the original DotA, this item was known as Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse, as a tribute to one of the developers of DotA: Allstars, who went on to co-create League of Legends.
  • This item is known by many players (and referred to by several in-game Heroes) as "Sheepstick" due to turning targeted heroes into sheep in DotA. However, in Dota 2, targeted units turn into a pig.
    • The shop's search bar also accepts "sheepstick" or just "sheep" as a search term for Scythe of Vyse.
  • The item's name may be a reference to the Sega RPG Skies of Arcadia. The main character, Vyse, has been depicted wielding a scythe in early concept art.


Recent Changes[]

  • Reduced Hex cooldown from 22 to 20.
  • Increased Mystic Staff icon.png Mystic Staff cost from 2700 Gold to 2800 Gold (total cost increases from 5575 Gold to 5675 Gold).
  • Reduced Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb cost from 2150 Gold to 2050 Gold (total cost decreases from 5675 Gold to 5575 Gold).