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Swift Blink is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Arcane. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Swift Blink
Swift Blink icon.png
A cunning blade able to anticipate and enable its bearer's movements.
Cost 6800 Gold (1750)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 3400 Gold
Active Swift Blink
Bonus ? +25 Agility
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Swift Blink (6800)
Blink Dagger (2250)
Eaglesong (2800)
Recipe (1750)

Additional Information[]


Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.

After teleportation, you gain 40% phased movement speed and +35 Agility for 6 seconds.

Swift Blink cannot be used for 3 seconds after taking damage from an enemy hero or Roshan.
Cast Range: Global
Max Blink Distance: 1200
Penalty Blink Distance: 960
Agility Bonus: 35
Move Speed Bonus: 40%
Duration: 6
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 0
Modifiers [?]


  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the maximum distance.
  • When point-targeted beyond the maximum blink distance, it blinks using the 960 range penalty distance, towards the targeted direction instead of maximum distance.
    • ↓↓ Double-tapping automatically casts it on the team's fountain, blinking towards its direction using the penalty distance.
  • The second sound only plays when the blinked distance is greater than 960. It is audible to everyone.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts the item on a 3 second cooldown.
    • The damage cooldown always triggers, even if the item is dropped or before being purchased.
    • The cooldown is unaffected by cooldown reduction. However, it is affected by cooldown resetting.
    • HP Removal-based sources does not trigger the damage cooldown.

Recommended Heroes[]

Drow Ranger icon.png
Drow Ranger
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Legion Commander
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Slark icon.png
Templar Assassin icon.png
Templar Assassin


  • Blink requires heroes to face the direction in which they are blinking. This means that heroes facing away from their blink destination will have to turn first, causing a slight delay depending on their turn rate.
  • Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance's barrier blocks damage over time, meaning that it will prevent items like Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance from resetting Blink Dagger's cooldown.
  • Use Blink to dodge incoming projectile-based spells such as Storm Hammer or Spirit Lance, and from items like Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos.
  • When Blink dagger go into cooldown upon taking damage on an escape, a quick self-cast with Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity will allow you to wait the short cooldown relatively safely and blink out the moment you land on the ground.
  • Blink Dagger can turn into a very strong escape tool if you are affected by False Promise.


Recent Changes[]

  • Swift Blink
    • Reduced attack damage bonus from 50 to 45.
    • Reduced attack speed bonus from 50 to 45.