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Solar Crest is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Magical.

Components required from the Base Shop
Solar Crest
Solar Crest icon.png
A talisman forged to honor the daytime sky.
Cost 2625 Gold (900)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1312.5 Gold
Active Shine
Bonus ? +5 Strength
+5 Agility
+5 Intelligence
+1.75 Mana Regeneration
+6 Armor
+20 Movement Speed
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Solar Crest (2625)
Medallion of Courage (1025)
Crown (450)
Wind Lace (250)
Recipe (900)

Additional Information[]


Enemies / Allies
When cast on an ally, grants them 6 armor, 50 attack speed, and 10% movement speed. When cast on an enemy, removes 6 armor, 50 attack speed, and 10% movement speed.

Removes the armor from the caster when used.

Cannot target spell immune enemies.
Cast Range: 1000
Self Armor Reduction: 6
Ally Armor Bonus: 6
Ally Movement Speed Bonus: 10%
Ally Attack Speed Bonus: 50
Enemy Armor Reduction: 6
Enemy Movement Speed Slow: 10%
Enemy Attack Speed Slow: 50
Duration: 12
Cooldown: 12
Mana: 0
Partially pierces spell immunity.
Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Cannot be cast on spell immune enemies.
Modifiers [?]


  • Cannot be cast on self.
  • The effect on self and the modifier on the target are independent from each other. Dispelling the target does not remove the effect on the caster.
  • Unlike Medallion, Solar Crest does not place a debuff on the caster. Instead, its effects are directly bound to its cooldown.
    • Its duration is always 12 seconds on the target, while the duration on self varies with cooldown manipulation (i.e. cooldown reduction and resetting).
    • When the ability's cooldown is reduced, the reduction effects on self are briefer. The reduction effects on self also disappear immediately when the cooldown is refreshed.
    • This also means that the effects on self are also applied when using Medallion of Courage, since they share a cooldown.
  • The armor reduction on self fully stacks. When having multiple Solar Crests, each of them reduce armor when on cooldown.
  • The target buff/debuff fully stack with each other. The effects on self also stack with the target debuff.
    • When a unit is targeted by an allied and an enemy Solar Crest, the modifiers effectively cancel each other out.
    • When opposing heroes cast it on each other, they effectively have -12 armor, -10% movement speed, and -50 attack speed.
    • Multiple target debuffs or target buffs do not stack, but refresh their durations.
    • The target buff, target debuff and self-debuff fully stack with Valor.

Recommended Heroes[]

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Bristleback icon.png
Dazzle icon.png
Ogre Magi icon.png
Ogre Magi
Vengeful Spirit icon.png
Vengeful Spirit


Heroes who occasionally want Solar Crest to increase their physical burst damage, or to support the team:

Clinkz icon.png
Elder Titan icon.png
Elder Titan
Marci icon.png
Night Stalker icon.png
Night Stalker
Primal Beast icon.png
Primal Beast
Slardar icon.png
Tusk icon.png
Visage icon.png
Weaver icon.png
Winter Wyvern icon.png
Winter Wyvern


Recent Changes[]

  • Reduced Shine attack speed bonus/slow from 55 to 50.
  • Reduced Shine attack speed bonus/slow from 65 to 55.
  • Reduced Strength attribute symbol.png / Agility attribute symbol.png / Intelligence attribute symbol.png all attributes bonus from 10 to 5.
  • Reduced armor bonus from 8 to 6.
  • Shine
    • Reduced armor bonus/reduction from 8 to 6.
    • Reduced attack speed bonus/slow from 80 to 65.
  • Item cost changes:
    • Now requires Crown icon.png Crown (450 Gold) to build, instead of Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb (2050 Gold).
    • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 450 Gold to 900 Gold.
    • Total gold cost decreases from 3775 Gold to 2625 Gold.