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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
The blade of a fallen king, it allows you to move unseen and strike from the shadows.
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
Silver Edge (5450)
Shadow Blade (3000)
Shadow Amulet (1000)
Blitz Knuckles (1000)
Broadsword (1000)


Shadow Walk
No Target
Self / Enemies
Makes you invisible for 17 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: 17
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Modifiers [?]

  • 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 and use items.
    • Performing an attack removes the Shadow Blade buff and applies 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 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.
  • Shares cooldown with other Shadow Blade-based items.

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  • The item's internal name is invis sword (invisibility Sword).
  • 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 Kunkka's cosmetic item, Kunkka's Shadow Blade, is based on Shadow Blade.


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