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Silver Edge is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Silver Edge
Silver Edge icon.png
Once used to slay an unjust king, only to have the kingdom erupt into civil war in the aftermath.
Cost 5450 Gold (500)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 2725 Gold
Active Shadow Walk
Passive ? Critical Strike
Bonus ? +52 Attack Damage
+35 Attack Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Silver Edge (5450)
Shadow Blade (3000)
Crystalys (1950)
Recipe (500)


No Target
Self / Enemies
Makes you invisible for 14 seconds, or until you attack or cast a spell. While invisible, you move 25% faster and can move through units.

Attacking to end the invisibility will deal 175 bonus physical damage and a guaranteed 160% critical strike to the target, and disable their passive abilities for 4 seconds.
Fade Time: 0.3
Damage: 175
Critical Damage: 160%
Move Speed Bonus: 25%
Invisibility Duration: 14
Break Duration: 4
Cooldown: 20
Mana: 75
Partially pierces spell immunity.
Applies damage on spell immune enemies.
Does not apply debuff on spell immune enemies.
Modifiers [?]


  • The attack out of Silver Edge's Shadow Walk cannot miss.
  • 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.
    • Unlike Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade, Silver Edge does not apply the damage if an attack hits during the fade time.
  • 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.
  • Applies a break on the target when attacking from invisibility, disabling passive abilities.
  • Places the debuff before the attack damage is applied, but still relies on the attack (or projectile) to hit.
  • 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.

Critical Strike
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Grants each attack a 30% chance to deal 160% damage.
Proc Chance: 30%
Critical Damage: 160%
Can be used by illusions.
Illusion Notes:
Critical strike values shown are before illusion outgoing damage and armor reduction.


  • Increases attack damage by an average of 18%.
  • The proc chances of multiple critical strike sources stack.
    • If two sources of critical strike proc at the same time, the higher multiplier has priority.

Recommended Heroes[]

Heroes who considers Silver Edge as a core item:

Dragon Knight icon.png
Dragon Knight
Legion Commander icon.png
Legion Commander
Slark icon.png
Sven icon.png
Tiny icon.png

Heroes who lack mobility benefits from Silver Edge:

Arc Warden icon.png
Arc Warden
Drow Ranger icon.png
Drow Ranger
Kunkka icon.png
Lifestealer icon.png
Lina icon.png


  • Be aware that the Break mechanic has no effect on your opponents' items. If they have a Daedalus icon.png Daedalus or Butterfly icon.png Butterfly, for example, they will still receive the full benefits of these items.
  • Consider purchasing this item if the enemy has troubling passives such as Blur, Berserker's Blood, Fury Swipes, Bristleback, Untouchable and Dispersion.
  • Remember that abilities using stacks (such as Reactive Armor, Necromastery and Fury Swipes) are only prevented from gaining or placing new stacks. If the target already has existing stacks (on themselves or on their target), their passive can still function until the stacks expire (such as Reactive Armor's regeneration/armor and Fury Swipes' additional damage).


Recent Changes[]

  • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 350 Gold to 500 Gold (total cost increases from 5300 Gold to 5450 Gold).