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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
Said to have belonged to a goddess, today it retains much of its former power.
Armor
Cost 5175 Gold (2050)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2587.5 Gold
Active Arctic Blast
Passive ? Freezing Aura
Bonus ? +5 Strength
+5 Agility
+5 Intelligence
+5 Health Regeneration
+15 Armor
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Shiva's Guard (5175)
Components3
Veil of Discord (1725)
Platemail (1400)
Recipe (2050)

Additional Information[]

Abilities[]

Arctic Blast
Ability
No Target
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Emits a freezing wave that causes enemies to take 15% more damage from spells for 16 seconds, deals 200 magical damage to enemies and slows their movement by 40% for 4 seconds.
Radius: Affected by AoE Radius bonuses. 900
Damage: 200
Illusion Damage Multiplier: 1.5
Move Speed Slow: 40%
Slow Duration: 4
Spell Damage Amp: 15%
Damage Amp Duration: 16
Cooldown symbol
 27
Mana symbol
 75
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_item_shivas_guard_thinker
Undispellable
modifier_item_shivas_guard_blast

  • Does not interrupt the caster's channeling abilities upon cast.
  • Arctic Blast spreads at a speed of 400 and takes 2.25 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 debuff 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

  • 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[]

  • Shiva's Guard icon 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 Blink Daggers by prematurely using Arctic Blast out of vision and then blinking onto an enemy.
  • The spell amplification combined with the slow on Shiva's Guard icon Arctic Blast means enemies caught become highly vulnerable. Consider initiating the fight with it while your team's spells are all at the ready for a strong start to any teamfight.
  • 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
  • Increased Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 1700 Gold to 2050 Gold (total cost increases from 4825 Gold to 5175 Gold).
  • Reduced Armor bonus from 16 to 15.
  • Reduced Universal attribute symbol All attributes bonus from 6 to 5.
  • Reduced health regen bonus from 6 to 5.
  • Reworked
    recipe and stats.
Old
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard
Recipe: Mystic Staff icon Mystic Staff (2800 Gold), Platemail icon Platemail (1400 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (600 Gold)
Total cost: 4800 Gold
Intelligence bonus: 30
Armor bonus: 15
New
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard
Recipe: Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord (1725 Gold), Platemail icon Platemail (1400 Gold), Default recipe icon Recipe (1700 Gold)
Total cost: 4825 Gold
Strength bonus: 8
Agility bonus: 8
Intelligence bonus: 8
Health regeneration bonus: 8
Armor bonus: 20
  • Shiva's Guard icon Arctic Blast:
    • Now also causes enemies to take 15% more damage from spells for 16s.
    • Reduced Mana cost from 100 to 75.



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