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Swift Blink
Swift Blink icon.png
A cunning blade able to anticipate and enable its bearer's movements.
6800 (1750)
Bought From
Active Swift Blink
Bonus [?] +25 Agility
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Swift Blink (6800)Components3.png
Blink Dagger (2250)
Eaglesong (2800)
Recipe (1750)

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

Additional Information[]


Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.

After teleportation, you gain 40% phased movement speed, +45 Attack Speed, and +45 Attack Damage 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
Attack Damage Bonus: 45
Move Speed Bonus: 40%
Attack Speed Bonus: 45
Duration: 6
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_item_swift_blink_buff: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the max distance.
  • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, it blinks for 960 range, using the penalty distance, towards the targeted direction instead of 1200.
    • ↓↓ 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.
  • Grants the user phased movement speed.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.
    • The damage cooldown always triggers, even if Blink is e.g. dropped on the ground or still in the shop (before being purchased).
    • Since it is a cooldown and not actually disabled, it can be refreshed with Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb, Refresher Shard icon.png Refresher Shard and Rearm.
    • However, this cooldown is not affected by percentage-based cooldown reductions.
    • Does not get disabled by damage flagged as HP Removal.

Recommended Heroes[]

Juggernaut icon.png
Slark icon.png
  • With the boost of bonus movement speed and bonus attack speed after casting Swift Blink, Slark can easily lock down his target with Pounce and secure the kill.
Templar Assassin icon.png
  • Swift Blink provides 50 attack speed and 50 attack damage. Furthermore it also gives 25 agility which boost an agility's hero attack speed and damage even more. Templar Assassin is a natural Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger carrier, who tries do burst down an opponent quickly after casting Blink. Her skills and her role synergizes really well with the item.
Ursa icon.png
  • Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger is considered one of Ursa's core items, and Ursa greatly benefits from the extra bonus movement speed for chasing down enemies and the bonus attack speed synergizes well with Enrage after casting Swift Blink.


Legion Commander icon.png
  • Swift Blink into Dueling her enemy target. The attack speed bonus helps her finish up her Dueled target.


  • 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.
  • Swift Blink
    • Now also unlocks the max movement speed limit.
    • Increased movement speed bonus from 30% to 40%.
    • Increased attack damage bonus from 40 to 50.
    • Increased attack speed bonus from 40 to 50.