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Shiva's Guard is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Armor. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Shiva's Guard
Shiva's Guard icon.png
Said to have belonged to a goddess, today it retains much of its former power.
Armor
Cost 4850 Gold (650)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2425 Gold
Active Arctic Blast
Passive ? Freezing Aura
Bonus ? +30 Intelligence
+15 Armor
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Shiva's Guard (4850)
Components3.png
Platemail (1400)
Mystic Staff (2800)
Recipe (650)

Additional Information[]

Abilities[]

Arctic Blast
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Emits a freezing wave that deals 200 magical damage to enemies and slows their movement by 40% for 4 seconds.
Radius: 900
Damage: 200
Move Speed Slow: 40%
Slow Duration: 4
Cooldown: 27
Mana: 100
Does not pierce spell immunity.
The slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_shivas_guard_thinker
Undispellable
modifier_item_shivas_guard_blast

Notes:

  • Does not interrupt the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Arctic Blast spreads at a speed of 350 and takes 2.57 seconds to reach maximum range and dissipate.
  • Arctic Blast is centered on the caster for the full duration.
  • The effect radius is not a ring. It affects every enemy within the blast's expanding radius.
  • Arctic Blast first applies the damage, then the debuff.
  • Provides 800 radius flying vision, following the caster and leaving a trail of vision which lasts for 2 seconds.


Freezing Aura
Can be used by illusions. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Ability
Aura
Affects
Enemies
Reduces the attack speed of all enemies by 45 and all heals, regeneration and lifesteal by 25%.
Radius: 1200
Attack Speed Slow: 45
Health Restoration Reduction: 25%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Can be used by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Bestows the aura.
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_shivas_guard_aura
Death

Notes:

  • Freezing Auras from multiple same sources do not stack.
  • The aura's debuff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
  • The status debuff icon on enemies only shows up when the affected unit has vision over the source.
    • However, the attack speed slow in the HUD is always visible.


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Tips[]

  • Arctic Blast's effect hits every enemy once within its radius, even after its edge has expanded past the target. Because of its slow expansion time (taking about 2 seconds to reach max radius), it can be thought of as a moving area effect, centered on the hero.
    • Use Arctic Blast before blinking or engaging an enemy to instantly deal area damage and movement slow upon initiation.
    • This can be used to instantly disable enemy Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Daggers by prematurely using Arctic Blast out of vision and then blinking onto an enemy.
  • A useful item against enemies with mana burn. It greatly increases a hero's mana pool, and its aura slows the number of mana burning attacks made against its owner.
  • Good against heroes and creeps with low attack speed, causing them to attack even slower.

Trivia[]

  • The name "Shiva" is a reference to the Shiva of the Final Fantasy series, an elemental summon with the power of ice.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Item cost changes:
    • Increased Mystic Staff icon.png Mystic Staff cost from 2700 Gold to 2800 Gold.
    • Reduced Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 750 Gold to 650 Gold.
    • Total gold cost remains at 4850 Gold.
  • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 650 Gold to 700 Gold (total cost increases from 4750 Gold to 4850 Gold).


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