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Strength
 
 
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Strength Icon Str is one of the three primary attributes that grants health and health regeneration to every hero. Strength heroes also gain attack damage per point of strength.

Bonuses[]

Every point in Strength attribute symbol strength increases:

  • Maximum health by 22.
  • Health regeneration by 0.1.

For strength heroes, every point in strength also increases main attack damage by 1.

The health bonus is only applied to the maximum health pool. The hero's current health is not increased but keeps the current health percentage. To gain 1 health regeneration, 10 strength points are required.

Strength Heroes[]

Strength heroes tend to have more health and health regeneration than other heroes, making them more resilient to both physical attacks and spells. Strength heroes have a great variety in their roles, including that of carry, ganker, and support, but almost all of them have some form of strong initiation and are supposed to act as tanks to some degree. In addition, heroes with a large amount of strength may greatly increase the damage needed to bring a team down. With a few exceptions, most strength heroes are melee. Whilst intelligence heroes typically sport a strong early game, and Agility heroes excel in the late game, Strength heroes are often able to strike a balance between the two and remain relevant at all points of the game.

There are 14 strength heroes in Dota 2.

Below is a table of all heroes with Strength attribute symbol strength as their primary attribute. The growth columns indicate how much the base values increase for each hero level.

Hero Base Strength attribute symbol + Strength attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Strength attribute symbol Base Agility attribute symbol + Agility attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Agility attribute symbol Base Intelligence attribute symbol + Intelligence attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Intelligence attribute symbol Base Universal attribute symbol + Universal attribute symbol/ LVL L30 Universal attribute symbol
Axe minimap icon Axe 25 2.8 120.2 20 1.7 83.3 18 1.6 78.4 63 6.1 281.9
Bristleback minimap icon Bristleback 22 2.7 114.3 17 1.8 83.2 14 2.8 109.2 53 7.3 306.7
Centaur Warrunner minimap icon Centaur Warrunner 27 4 157 15 1 58 15 1.6 75.4 57 6.6 290.4
Chaos Knight minimap icon Chaos Knight 24 3.2 130.8 18 1.4 72.6 18 1.2 66.8 60 5.8 270.2
Dawnbreaker minimap icon Dawnbreaker 25 3.4 137.6 14 1.7 77.3 20 2 92 59 7.1 306.9
Doom minimap icon Doom 24 3.7 145.3 15 1.5 72.5 15 1.7 78.3 54 6.9 296.1
Dragon Knight minimap icon Dragon Knight 21 3.6 139.4 16 2 88 18 1.7 81.3 55 7.3 308.7
Earthshaker minimap icon Earthshaker 22 3.7 143.3 12 1.4 66.6 18 2.1 92.9 52 7.2 302.8
Elder Titan minimap icon Elder Titan 26 3 127 16 1.8 82.2 23 1.6 83.4 65 6.4 292.6
Legion Commander minimap icon Legion Commander 23 3.1 126.9 18 1.7 81.3 20 2.2 97.8 61 7 306
Lifestealer minimap icon Lifestealer 25 2.4 108.6 19 2.6 108.4 15 1.8 81.2 59 6.8 298.2
Mars minimap icon Mars 23 3.7 144.3 20 1.7 83.3 21 2.2 98.8 64 7.6 326.4
Primal Beast minimap icon Primal Beast 26 4.3 164.7 15 1 58 16 1.4 70.6 57 6.7 293.3
Slardar minimap icon Slardar 21 3.6 139.4 17 2.4 100.6 15 1.5 72.5 53 7.5 312.5


Strength Increasing Sources[]

1 Requires Talent talent.
2a Requires Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter.
2b Requires Aghanim's Shard icon Aghanim's Shard.

Strength Granting Talents[]

Strength
Can be used by illusions.
Talent icon
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
There is no description for this ability.
Strength Bonus: Varies

  • Grants the hero bonus strength.
  • The following values exist:
    • 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/18/20/25/30/35/40


The following heroes have a Talent talent that grants them bonus Strength attribute symbol strength.

Bonus Level 10 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Left Right Left Right Left Right Left Right
Strength
  • Tiny minimap icon +10
  • Shadow Demon minimap icon +12
  • Muerta minimap icon +8
  • Weaver minimap icon +8
  • Meepo minimap icon +7
  • Anti-Mage minimap icon +9
  • Naga Siren minimap icon +15
  • Centaur Warrunner minimap icon +12
  • Night Stalker minimap icon +20
  • Ogre Magi minimap icon +30
  • Morphling minimap icon +35

Strength Granting Items[]

These items grant heroes a passive strength bonus by having them merely equipped.

Bonus Strength
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade 10 6250 Gold 625 Gold
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Belt of Strength icon Belt of Strength 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Black King Bar icon Black King Bar 10 4050 Gold 405 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead 25 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon Boots of Bearing 8 4275 Gold 534.38 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 1 5 505 Gold 101 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 10 505 Gold 50.5 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance 10 1900 Gold 190 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance 7 1650 Gold 235.71 Gold
Echo Sabre icon Echo Sabre 15 2700 Gold 180 Gold
Eternal Shroud icon Eternal Shroud 14 3600 Gold 257.14 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Gauntlets of Strength icon Gauntlets of Strength 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Giant's Ring icon Giant's Ring 30 N/A N/A
Harpoon icon Harpoon 25 4700 Gold 188 Gold
Havoc Hammer icon Havoc Hammer 16 N/A N/A
Heart of Tarrasque icon Heart of Tarrasque 40 5200 Gold 130 Gold
Heaven's Halberd icon Heaven's Halberd 20 3550 Gold 177.5 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 8 5000 Gold 625 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 10 4550 Gold 455 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 6 2850 Gold 475 Gold
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Ogre Axe icon Ogre Axe 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Ogre Seal Totem icon Ogre Seal Totem 10 N/A N/A
Overwhelming Blink icon Overwhelming Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Strength) icon Power Treads (Strength) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Reaver icon Reaver 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Sange icon Sange 16 2000 Gold 125 Gold
Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Satanic icon Satanic 25 5050 Gold 202 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Skull Basher icon Skull Basher 10 2875 Gold 287.5 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Soul Ring icon Soul Ring 6 805 Gold 134.17 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 6 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 8 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold


Attack Damage Items[]

The following list calculates the Gold Gold cost efficiency for Strength attribute symbol strength heroes when equipping certain attack damage granting items (for both main and bonus attack damage values).

Damage Items for Strength heroes
Item Value Item Cost Cost/Value Point
Abyssal Blade icon Abyssal Blade 45 6250 Gold 138.89 Gold
Aghanim's Scepter icon Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 Gold 420 Gold
Apex icon Apex 70 N/A N/A
Armlet of Mordiggian icon Armlet of Mordiggian 15 2500 Gold 166.67 Gold
Battle Fury icon Battle Fury 65 4100 Gold 63.08 Gold
Belt of Strength icon Belt of Strength 6 450 Gold 75 Gold
Black King Bar icon Black King Bar 34 4050 Gold 119.12 Gold
Blade Mail icon Blade Mail 18 2100 Gold 116.67 Gold
Blades of Attack icon Blades of Attack 9 450 Gold 50 Gold
Bloodthorn icon Bloodthorn 10 6625 Gold 662.5 Gold
Book of Shadows icon Book of Shadows 13 N/A N/A
Book of the Dead icon Book of the Dead 25 N/A N/A
Boots of Bearing icon Boots of Bearing 8 4275 Gold 534.38 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 1 8 505 Gold 63.13 Gold
Bracer icon Bracer 2 16 505 Gold 31.56 Gold
Broadsword icon Broadsword 15 1000 Gold 66.67 Gold
Broom Handle icon Broom Handle 8 N/A N/A
Butterfly icon Butterfly 25 5450 Gold 218 Gold
Circlet icon Circlet 2 155 Gold 77.5 Gold
Claymore icon Claymore 20 1350 Gold 67.5 Gold
Cornucopia icon Cornucopia 7 1200 Gold 171.43 Gold
Crown icon Crown 4 450 Gold 112.5 Gold
Crystalys icon Crystalys 32 2000 Gold 62.5 Gold
Daedalus icon Daedalus 88 5100 Gold 57.95 Gold
Defiant Shell icon Defiant Shell 7 N/A N/A
Demon Edge icon Demon Edge 40 2200 Gold 55 Gold
Desolator icon Desolator 50 3500 Gold 70 Gold
Diadem icon Diadem 6 1000 Gold 166.67 Gold
Divine Rapier icon Divine Rapier 100 5600 Gold 56 Gold
Dragon Lance icon Dragon Lance 10 1900 Gold 190 Gold
Drum of Endurance icon Drum of Endurance 7 1650 Gold 235.71 Gold
Duelist Gloves icon Duelist Gloves 12 N/A N/A
Echo Sabre icon Echo Sabre 35 2700 Gold 77.14 Gold
Eternal Shroud icon Eternal Shroud 14 3600 Gold 257.14 Gold
Ethereal Blade icon Ethereal Blade 8 5375 Gold 671.88 Gold
Eye of Skadi icon Eye of Skadi 22 5300 Gold 240.91 Gold
Faerie Fire icon Faerie Fire 2 65 Gold 32.5 Gold
Falcon Blade icon Falcon Blade 14 1125 Gold 80.36 Gold
Gauntlets of Strength icon Gauntlets of Strength 3 140 Gold 46.67 Gold
Ghost Scepter icon Ghost Scepter 5 1500 Gold 300 Gold
Giant's Ring icon Giant's Ring 30 N/A N/A
Gleipnir icon Gleipnir 30 5450 Gold 181.67 Gold
Harpoon icon Harpoon 50 4700 Gold 94 Gold
Havoc Hammer icon Havoc Hammer 32 N/A N/A
Heart of Tarrasque icon Heart of Tarrasque 40 5200 Gold 130 Gold
Heaven's Halberd icon Heaven's Halberd 20 3550 Gold 177.5 Gold
Helm of the Dominator icon Helm of the Dominator 6 2625 Gold 437.5 Gold
Helm of the Overlord icon Helm of the Overlord 21 5725 Gold 272.62 Gold
Holy Locket icon Holy Locket 9 2350 Gold 261.11 Gold
Hurricane Pike icon Hurricane Pike 15 4450 Gold 296.67 Gold
Iron Branch icon Iron Branch 1 50 Gold 50 Gold
Kaya and Sange icon Kaya and Sange 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Khanda icon Khanda 58 5000 Gold 86.21 Gold
Linken's Sphere icon Linken's Sphere 16 4800 Gold 300 Gold
Maelstrom icon Maelstrom 25 2950 Gold 118 Gold
Magic Wand icon Magic Wand 3 450 Gold 150 Gold
Manta Style icon Manta Style 10 4550 Gold 455 Gold
Mask of Madness icon Mask of Madness 20 1900 Gold 95 Gold
Meteor Hammer icon Meteor Hammer 6 2850 Gold 475 Gold
Mind Breaker icon Mind Breaker 45 N/A N/A
Mirror Shield icon Mirror Shield 10 N/A N/A
Mithril Hammer icon Mithril Hammer 24 1600 Gold 66.67 Gold
Mjollnir icon Mjollnir 25 5500 Gold 220 Gold
Monkey King Bar icon Monkey King Bar 40 4700 Gold 117.5 Gold
Nemesis Curse icon Nemesis Curse 35 N/A N/A
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Null Talisman icon Null Talisman 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Nullifier icon Nullifier 75 4375 Gold 58.33 Gold
Occult Bracelet icon Occult Bracelet 3 N/A N/A
Ogre Axe icon Ogre Axe 10 1000 Gold 100 Gold
Ogre Seal Totem icon Ogre Seal Totem 10 N/A N/A
Orchid Malevolence icon Orchid Malevolence 10 3275 Gold 327.5 Gold
Overwhelming Blink icon Overwhelming Blink 25 6800 Gold 272 Gold
Paladin Sword icon Paladin Sword 16 N/A N/A
Philosopher's Stone icon Philosopher's Stone -30 N/A N/A
Phylactery icon Phylactery 7 2400 Gold 342.86 Gold
Pig Pole icon Pig Pole 5 N/A N/A
Power Treads (Strength) icon Power Treads (Strength) 10 1400 Gold 140 Gold
Radiance icon Radiance 55 4700 Gold 85.45 Gold
Reaver icon Reaver 25 2800 Gold 112 Gold
Refresher Orb icon Refresher Orb 10 5000 Gold 500 Gold
Refresher Shard icon Refresher Shard 20 N/A N/A
Revenant's Brooch icon Revenant's Brooch 70 4900 Gold 70 Gold
Sacred Relic icon Sacred Relic 55 3400 Gold 61.82 Gold
Sange icon Sange 16 2000 Gold 125 Gold
Sange and Yasha icon Sange and Yasha 16 4050 Gold 253.13 Gold
Satanic icon Satanic 50 5050 Gold 101 Gold
Shadow Blade icon Shadow Blade 20 3000 Gold 150 Gold
Shiva's Guard icon Shiva's Guard 5 5175 Gold 1035 Gold
Silver Edge icon Silver Edge 60 5450 Gold 90.83 Gold
Skull Basher icon Skull Basher 40 2875 Gold 71.88 Gold
Solar Crest icon Solar Crest 4 2700 Gold 675 Gold
Soul Ring icon Soul Ring 6 805 Gold 134.17 Gold
Specialist's Array icon Specialist's Array 18 N/A N/A
Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel 6 2780 Gold 463.33 Gold
Stygian Desolator icon Stygian Desolator 60 N/A N/A
Ultimate Orb icon Ultimate Orb 15 2800 Gold 186.67 Gold
Urn of Shadows icon Urn of Shadows 2 880 Gold 440 Gold
Vambrace (Agility) icon Vambrace (Agility) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Intelligence) icon Vambrace (Intelligence) 2 N/A N/A
Vambrace (Strength) icon Vambrace (Strength) 8 N/A N/A
Veil of Discord icon Veil of Discord 4 1725 Gold 431.25 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 1 2 505 Gold 252.5 Gold
Wraith Band icon Wraith Band 2 4 505 Gold 126.25 Gold
Values do not include portions from actives or auras.


Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Strength/Changelogs
Version
Description
  • Increased health bonus per Strength attribute symbol strength from 20 to 22.
  • No longer grants 0.08% magic resistance bonus per Strength attribute symbol strength.
  • Strength attribute symbol Strength heroes no longer gain 25% more health/health regeneration/magic resistance bonus per strength.
  • Increased health bonus per Strength attribute symbol strength from 18 to 20.


See Also[]


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