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Skull Basher is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Weapons.

Components required from the Base Shop
Skull Basher
Skull Basher icon
A feared weapon in the right hands, this maul's ability to shatter the defenses of its opponents should not be underestimated.
Weapons
Cost 2875 Gold (825)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1437.5 Gold
Passive ? Bash
Bonus ? +10 Strength
+30 Attack Damage
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Recipe
Abyssal Blade (6250)
UsedIn1
Skull Basher (2875)
Components3
Mithril Hammer (1600)
Belt of Strength (450)
Recipe (825)

Additional Information[]

Ability[]

Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Physical
Grants melee heroes a 25% chance on hit to stun the target for 1.2 seconds and deal 100 bonus physical damage. Bash chance for ranged heroes is 10%.
Melee Proc Chance: 25%
Ranged Proc Chance: 10%
Damage: 100
Stun Duration: 1.2
Cooldown symbol
 2.3
Buff/Debuff
Modifiers [?]
modifier_bashed
Ability Draft Notes
Ability Draft Notes:
Fully stacks with Bash of the Deep icon Bash of the Deep, Greater Bash icon Greater Bash and Time Lock icon Time Lock

  • For multiple items with the bash ability, only the one that has been continuously the longest in the inventory works.
  • The proccing attack first applies the debuff, then the damage.
  • 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 wielder's attack damage.
    • The attack damage bonus values are not considered by critical strike and cleave.
    • However, it is considered by lifesteal, 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.
  • Adds an average of 25 and 10 damage to every attack for Melee melee and Ranged ranged heroes respectively.


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Tips[]

Basherstats

Average Bash Stats

  • Since the Skull Basher icon Bash is a chance based ability, buying attack speed granting items increases the odds of a bash proccing. However, the effectiveness stops at a certain amount of attack speed due to the cooldown Skull Basher icon Bash has.
  • The Skull Basher icon Bash goes through spell immunity. When not having other spell immunity piercing spells in the team, a Skull Basher is a great purchase as it can help greatly against heroes with spell immunity, especially those who get a Black King Bar icon Black King Bar in order to cancel their channeling spell.
  • Despite having a much lower chance to proc for ranged heroes, it still has a decent chance. When coupled with high attack speed, a Skull Basher on ranged heroes can be very viable, especially for heroes who have attack speed boosting abilities like Focus Fire icon Focus Fire.

Trivia[]

  • In the original DotA, this item was called "Cranium Basher", a reference to a unique item in Diablo 2.

Gallery[]

Recent Changes[]

Version
Description
  • Reduced Skull Basher icon Bash duration from 1.5 to 1.2.
  • Reduced Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 900 Gold to 825 Gold (total cost decreases from 2950 Gold to 2875 Gold).



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