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The Tango is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Consumables.

Available in the Base Shop
Tango icon.png
Forage to survive on the battlefield.
Cost 90 Gold
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 15 Gold  / Count
Stacks NO LIMIT / Inventory Slot
Active Devour
Charges 3 INIT
Bonus ?
Shareable No
Usage Alert ? No
Tango (90)

Additional Information[]


Trees / Self
Consumes a target tree to gain 7 health regeneration for 16 seconds. Consuming an Ironwood Tree doubles the heal amount.

Comes with 3 charges. Can be used on an allied hero to give them one Tango.
Cast Range: 165
Health Regen Bonus: 7
Duration (Regular Tree): 16
Duration (Planted Tree): 32
Shared Tango Duration: 40
Number of Charges: 3
Cooldown: 0
Mana: 0
Modifiers [?]


  • When cast on a tree, it destroys the tree instantly and increases the caster's health regeneration.
    • When targeting planted trees, except for Acorn Shot trees, the heal duration is doubled.
    • Successive uses do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
  • Can regenerate up to 112 (or 224) health over its full duration.
    • All 3 charges together can regenerate up to 336 (672) health.
  • When targeting an allied hero, it creates a Tango (Shared) icon.png Tango (Shared) in the targeted ally's inventory, instead of healing the user.
    • If the targeted ally's inventory is full, the item is dropped on the ground.
    • Can also be cast on creep-heroes, only giving Lone Druid Spirit Bear icon.png Spirit Bear a charge, otherwise having no effect.
    • Can also be cast on Meepo Clones and the Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double, but doing so has no effect.
    • Cannot be cast on illusions.
    • A shared Tango disappears 40 seconds after being created.
      • Once created, a countdown appears on the item's icon, visible to everyone, showing the remaining duration on the shared Tango.


  • Tangos are a very effective source of combat heal in the early-game, as they do not dispel upon taking damage. When an engagement seems even or against you, using a Tango can tilt the balance in your favor.
  • Although one Tango charge heals much less and does so slower than a Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve, one set of Tangos provides slightly more health per gold spent. Also, the fact that it is not dispelled by damage and its secondary effect of destroying trees makes it more versatile than Healing Salves. So if no quick and strong healing is required, Tangos are usually more valuable.
  • Since using Tangos on a tree destroys the tree, it can be used to create alternate pathways between some trees, making it easier to escape or chase enemies. Sometimes it is worth it to use a Tango just for this purpose.
  • Unlike other restoring consumables, it is possible to give allies one charge of the Tangos stack. This allows players to grant lane healing to another hero without having to be there.
  • Can be also used to control certain heroes by destroying trees. For example, perching Monkey King icon.png Monkey King off the tree he is on, gaining vision by devouring the tree created by Sprout.


  • In the original DotA, Tango's full name was "Ancient Tango of Essifation".
  • Tango's active ability was called "Eat a Tree or Ward" before July 19, 2017 Patch.
  • Ancient Knowledge Stone icon.png Ancient Knowledge Stone may have inspired the creation of Tango.


Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Tango/Changelogs
  • Tango (Shared) icon.png Shared Tangos now expire 40 seconds after being shared.
  • Removed Tango icon.png Tango pooling from the strategy phase UI.
  • Devour no longer doubles its duration when cast on Acorn Shot trees. [?]