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Shadow Blade is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons.

Components required from the Base Shop
Shadow Blade
Shadow Blade icon.png
The blade of a fallen king, it allows you to move unseen and strike from the shadows.
Weapons
Cost 3000 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1500 Gold
Active Shadow Walk
Bonus ? +20 Attack Damage
+35 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Silver Edge (5450)
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Shadow Blade (3000)
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Shadow Amulet (1000)
Blitz Knuckles (1000)
Broadsword (1000)

Ability[]

Shadow Walk
Ability
No Target
Affects
Self / Enemies
Damage
Physical
Makes you invisible for 14 seconds, or until you attack or cast a spell. While Shadow Walk is active, you move 20% faster and can move through units.

If attacking to end the invisibility, you gain 175 bonus physical damage on that attack.
Fade Time: 0.3
Damage: 175
Move Speed Bonus: 20%
Duration: 14
Cooldown: 25
Mana: 75
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_invisibility_edge_windwalk
Death

Notes:

  • Does not interrupt the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • The bonus damage is considered as a conditional attack damage bonus.
    • Although the attack damage bonus values are not displayed in the HUD, it is still considered and directly added to the caster's attack damage.
    • The attack damage bonus values are not considered by critical strike.
    • However, it is considered by lifesteal and cleave, and it can be reduced only by flat reductions (e.g. damage block).
    • Since it is considered bonus attack damage, it is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions.
  • During the fade time, the unit can still cast abilities, use items and perform attacks.
    • Those attacks do apply the 175 damage to the target.
  • While invisible, the unit can turn and pick up or drop items without breaking the invisibility. The unit is also phased, meaning other units can walk through it without getting blocked.
  • The bonus damage is not applied when attacking wards and buildings out of the invisibility.
  • The invisibility is lost upon reaching the cast point of abilities, or upon finishing an attack (for Ranged ranged heroes upon projectile launch).
    • This means when the attack misses, the invisibility is still lost.
  • The caster can pick up and drop items without breaking the invisibility.


Recommended Heroes[]

Alchemist icon.png
Alchemist
Dragon Knight icon.png
Dragon Knight
Kunkka icon.png
Kunkka
Lina icon.png
Lina
Monkey King icon.png
Monkey King
Nature's Prophet icon.png
Nature's Prophet
Shadow Fiend icon.png
Shadow Fiend
Spirit Breaker icon.png
Spirit Breaker
Slark icon.png
Slark
Tiny icon.png
Tiny

Trivia[]

  • In the original DotA, this item was called Lothar's Edge, a reference to Sir Anduin Lothar from the Warcraft universe. It is still commonly referred to as "Lothar" or "Lothar's" by those who have played the original DotA.
  • Kunkka minimap icon.png Kunkka's cosmetic item, Kunkka's Shadow Blade, is based on Shadow Blade.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • REWORKED
    recipe and stats.
OLD
Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade
Recipe: Shadow Amulet icon.png Shadow Amulet (1400 Gold), Claymore icon.png Claymore (1400 Gold)
Total cost: 2800 Gold
Attack damage bonus: 27
Attack speed bonus: 30
NEW
Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade
Recipe: Shadow Amulet icon.png Shadow Amulet (1000 Gold), Blitz Knuckles icon.png Blitz Knuckles (1000 Gold), Broadsword icon.png Broadsword (1000 Gold)
Total cost: 3000 Gold
Attack damage bonus: 25
Attack speed bonus: 35


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